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Monday, January 19, 2015

[DIY] Tulle Dress

DIY Tulle Dress {via www.fashionrolla.com}

DIY Tulle Dress
[Dress makeover]

Winter or not- you will always cut a dash in a red queen like tulle dress. Hellooo fancy Valentine's Day! The amazing thing about this tutorial- you won't need to make the dress from scratch, which can be "painful" even for professionals among us. Pick you favorite, maybe way to short dress and upgrade it with 3 layers of fine tulle fabric. The short bottom of the dress turns into lining and the mini dress turns into an evening gown. Trendy and decent, sort of...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

[DIY] Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern

DIY Swiss Army Leather Keyring + free pattern {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Swiss Army Leather Keyring 
[Tutorial + free pattern]

The system behind the Swiss Army Knife is rather genius. Various tools are stored inside a handle of the knife through a pivot point mechanism. The optimal use of the space inside the "body" create a super compact knife. Now take the Swiss system, a piece of thick leather, bolts with nuts and build yourself a perfect compact key holder. No more holes in pockets, no more scratches on the phone, no more rattling while jogging. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

[DIY] Crystal Heels

Revamp your high heels with mosaic tiles. {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Crystal Heels
[Shoes makeover]

While I was looking for an alternative to the expensive rhinestones and came across a great material- the glass mosaic tiles. In fact the mosaic tiles turned out to be a much effective embellishment than any rhinestones or beads. The glas tiles have a natural crystal shine, they are super light yet solid and the rough back makes it easy to glue them onto any surface. The tiles are available in every craft store in different sizes, quality and price range. But by ca. 5€ for 200 pcs the mosaics definitely beat any embellishment available on the market.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

[Places] Over the Rooftops of Florence

Over the Rooftops of Florence
[Travel diary]

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Gourmet] Hazelnut and Apricot Candy

Hazelnut and Apricot Candy recipe {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Hazelnut and Apricot Candy
[Vegan dessert recipe]

Who knew that making candied fruits and nuts would be so easy. From "squirrel food" to hard candy in only 30 minutes. 50% healthy (if you ignore the sugar), 100% vegan.  I think this little sugar bombs would make a nice addition to your Christmas cookies. Makes a great food gift in a jar.

Monday, December 8, 2014

[DIY] Leather Fringe Statement Necklace

DIY Leather Fringe Statement Necklace {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Leather Fringe Statement Necklace
[Recycled fashion]

Next time you should think twice before throwing away the small "useless" leather pieces. Here comes a great way to recycle all your tiny leather leftovers. Now with Holidays coming closer all your (not so useless) leftovers might come handy after all. Today's DIY fringe statement necklace will make a fabulous Christmas present for anyone who appreciates handcrafted designs. And even there is no stitching involved, this statement necklace is a 100% handcrafted product. It requires time and skills to create the fringe necklace. If you feel uncomfortable about using the blade, you can simply cut the triangles with scissors. It works even quicker. But for more neat look I would stick to the cutter.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

[Places] Corazzano Village in Tuscany

Corazzano Village in Tuscany
[Travel diary]

The Corazzano village in Tuscany was on my "places I want to go" Pinterest board for a quite while now. You know, the board with pretty pictures of all the places you hope to visit after you win the lottery and after you you've seen all the major attractions the world has to offer :) The neverending Pinterest board. I didn't know where the Corazzano was located but I hoped one day I will find out. Well, I did by accident. 

Last week my friend Valentina, who I've known since college invited me to Florence to make a short documentary about her first shoe collection. This was my first time in Florence but my friend already knew the area quite well since she used to live here for couple years. 3 days we had to juggle between visiting factories, filming and sightseeing. "Look at that.., film this.., eat those..." 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[DIY] Gold-tipped Boots

DIY Gold-tipped Boots {via fashionrolla.com}

Gold-tipped Boots
[Shoe makeover]

Monday, November 17, 2014

[Time Travel] Victorian Era

"Ripper Street" inspired street style look. {via www.fashionrolla.com}

Victorian Era
[Victorian Era inspired look]

Netflix finally hit Germany and awoke my interest in historical tv shows such as "Ripper Street".  Although I don't know how historically accurate the portrayals of events in the series are, but the story line is pretty thrilling. Set in London's East End in 1889 (Victorian Era) the series follows the cases of the Whitechapel H Police Division. Short summary- the show is a mix of old Sherlock Holmes movies and the CSI series. Great character development, beautiful costumes, lots of Brits.

Some critics felt that the show poorly copied similar shows but I for my part say the "Ripper Street" is original, stylish and inspiring.  But I have to admit I am a bit biased. I would probably love every show that involves so many Bowler hats! Get your own opinion- the 1. season of the series is currently on Netflix (DE), Amazon Prime and DVD.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

[DIY] 8 Original Clutches

8 Original DIY clutches (via www.fashionrolla.com)

8 Original Clutches
[DIY collection]