Friday, 28 May 2010

OUTFIT POST: BBC TV Show Filming!

First of all, Hello to my new readers/followers/tweeters! You are by default (and from the depths of my haaart) my new BFFs.

Secondly: Sorry for the poor quality photos this time - they're all phone pictures!

Now, Let's get down to business:
This is, at the crux of it, an outfit post.

However, you may remember me telling you about an online T.V. show that I am presenting for BBC Norfolk Introducing. Well, we filmed the studio links for the second episode yesterday - and I can show you some sneak preview pictures!

I co-present the programme with the beautiful Greg Hackett (from the just as aesthetically pleasing and totally awesome band - The Loyal Few)

Isn't he sharp?

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Here is what I wore:




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Dress: Zara
Faux leather Jacket: H&M
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Office

Photo by Greg Hackett

Photo by Greg Hackett

Photo by Greg Hackett

There are some really exciting features on this episode that I can't wait to tell you about!

We're so lucky in Norfolk to have such diverse and supportive music scenes! 
It makes me really proud.

After a fun afternoon of filming, I headed to an evening of art and disco as my band mate and besto, Maxie Gedge, had her work in an exhibition:

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Even the Spice Girls were diggin' the smoke machine:

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I hope all you Brit's have a decadent Bank Holiday Weekend! I'm spending mine viewing houses (a whole other EXCITING story...), BBQ-ing, Family-ing, Working and hopefully sewing...


LOVE LOVE LOVE

xxxxx

Monday, 24 May 2010

DIY NAIL ART - Gem Fatale!

I'm here to tell you a thing or two about:

NAIL ART.

Well, actually, I say nothing in this arena with any competence - I can't touch my cuticles because both their name and their existence makes me feel sick, and I have not once worn fake nails. 
However, I like painting, and more than that, if I have spent hours on a piece of art, I sure as hell want to see it 24/7 and have it handy to brag to brag about too.

So when one of my favourite people ever, Gem Fatale, showed us how to do DIY leopard print nailz (WAH style) REAAALLY easily (with the result being little masterpieces on each finger) I wept a single tear of sheer happiness. 

A tribute to her amazing blog post was the amount of people who emailed her their own DIY pictures (myself included) - and I don't know about the other DIYers, but the whole tutorial got me a little obsessed and carried away...

First of all, watch Gem's tutorial:
HERE!

 
This was my first attempt:

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An improved version can be seen in this becrazed picture taken a few days later: 

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(Yes, that is a zombie tooth)


Then came the Monet inspired period:
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Followed by another Gem influenced piece:

Gem's:
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My Tribute:
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This weekend, I attempted candy stripes. I instantly realised that I had become too cocky because every line ended up wonky. So instead, I am calling this - the blue zebra:

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You must have a go at this! It's amazing how many people start to notice your nails!
 Also, Gem's blog is amazing - but you don't need me to tell you that - so go read her latest post!
I'm off for a pizza! Trying to decide what to wear (you know - for the inevitable hot cheese spill).

What other designs could I try?

LOVEloveLOVE
xxxxx


Friday, 21 May 2010

DIY FRIDAY - Hair Flower Clip tutorial

I would pretend that my disappearance from this blog has been because I am so much more important and busy than any other blogger (including you) and that I couldn't possible manage to write a blog every now and then because unlike you, I actually have a life, and stuff to do, and did I mention how important I am?
But that, my beautiful friends, would be telling LIES.

I actually have been very busy, but who isn't? 
This isn't a rhetorical question.
 I actually do not know anybody who isn't busy, do you?

I did decide to take a elongated break from blogging to coincide with the last month of my degree (which is now finished - WOO) because my fragile mental state could not handle thinking about much else.
I feel 100 times more inspired and motivated now, FOR LIFE.
So lets get it on.

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DIY FRIDAY

DIY Hair Flowers
 Wearing flowers in your hair is not a new concept -and of course neither are faux-flower accessories. My problem is that I am a bad parent to my accessories (or any of my other possessions smaller than hand), and their cost does not sit comfortably with my negligence. 
This tutorial is really cheap and allows for ultimate customisation. WIN WIN.


First off, If you need some inspiration, you MUST stop off at these two ports of call:
  1. Loulou Loves You's new line of flower head pieces are to die for (if you have the money, I  URGE you to spend it this way) 
  2. South Pacific - WATCH IT AND LOVE IT.




You will need:
  • Some fake flowers (usually cheap - I got mine from Dunelm Mill - £1.40ish for a whole stalk of these ones below)
  • Very Strong Glue (Mine was £1.99 from B&Q)
  • Felt (a similar colour to your flowers)
  • Hair slide clips (any kind you like - these ones below are just my personal favourite and are beautifully cheap at £5.40 for 72, yes, 72. From SALLY)

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1. Cut or carefully pull the flowers and leaves off of the fake flower stalk (you can buy these from home department stores - they come both big and small - so go NUTS)

2. Cut a small circle of felt and place it inbetween the clip

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3. Arrange the flowers and leaves as you might like them on the clip (try to think of how it will sit in your hair)
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4. One by one, carefully glue each flower onto the clip - catching any 'loose' glue with the felt. The trick to this step is to do it slowly - wait until your glue is tacky rather than wet and then hold each flower in place as it dries.

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5. Wait for your clip to dry completely

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(5.a. Trim the felt back a little if it is obvious! Also - If like me - Your felt is a different colour from your flower or leaf - colour it in with either felt tip or ink or water based paint - and 'fix' it with some hairspray)

6. Wear!

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I swear, they are like pringles. 
Once you pop and all of that.
I keep making sordid little trips to garden centres and splurging on 'hair flowers'.

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Are you a hair flower kind of person? How do you wear yours? 

I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

LOVELOVELOVE
xxx

p.s. Thank you for sticking around and reading this after such a long break - You are my everything!