Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DIY Upcycling: Studded Sneakers

New week, new DIY project! Summer has fully arrived here in the city, with me enjoying the sun from time to time, packed ice cream shops and people showing off their white and hairy legs. Personally I’m actually not ready to do that, so I content myself with rolling up my trouser legs and wearing sandals or sneakers. And as someone tall enough and not trained enough to wear high-heeled shoes all the time, I still enjoy wearing the sneakers I have bought about 5 years ago (and they are still, surprisingly, in a good shape).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fashion Love: Met Gala 2015

It has been a while since I have written about fashion in terms of events; to write about the rich and famous dressing in the most expensive fabrics to gather and toot their own horn sometimes has something dull to it. Oh yes, I can be critical about fashion industry, but most of all I can be critical about the people wearing those pieces (which can be, admit it, huge fun). Let me assure you, it is just my opinion, so feel free to have a different one!

Monday, May 4, 2015

DIY Bobby Pin Necklace

Making jewellery can sometimes be awesomely easy, for some projects you can take material you might find in your drawer, at the drugstore or at the hardware store (where I actually found something again last time I went there, so just stay tuned). The point is, you sometimes have to see the simplest things in a different light or context, just like a tea cup can be a vessel for candle wax, or a piece of heavy chain, normally used in a construction context, can be the centrepiece of a necklace (yes, that’s a hint!). So I am motivating you, pay attention to everyday things and try seeing them in a creative way. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Things I Love: April



Damn, how the time flies…I think this time last month I was sitting here wishing for warmer temperatures, and right now: I wish for warmer temperatures, again. But I really enjoyed seeing the trees and flowers blooming, and now that the sun goes down later every evening there is this distinct feeling of summer inside of me. Yes, I even fetched my summer clothes from the basement (I had to check first if they’re still there because someone had broken into my basement two months ago and stole some stuff, including my sewing machine).

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DIY Design Porcelain

Behind every project of mine is a story, most times a simple and short one like “Oh that’s beautiful, but way too expensive. I bet I can do it for less” or “I have no idea which brand this is, but I’ll just make my own version”. This one here started with another project I did about two years ago (gosh, I’ve been doing this for a long time now) concerning two cups I designed with a special porcelain marker, and they were so popular (for my standards) that I said to myself that when I would move into my own place I would design every piece of porcelain I had.