Saturday, 27 April 2013

Your Move

In a groovy exhibition some of the world's most innovative artist were asked to create a chess set. Yayoi Kusama's has to be my absolute favourite ~ I'm like a magpie for polka dots!

Can you play the art of  chess?

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Style crush #1: Miroslava Duma

I know it's been a while (alright, almost three weeks) since I last posted, but my A-level exams are looming...but don't worry, I'll be all yours in the summer! I've been umming and arring about what to post, so I thought I'd follow the footsteps of many fellow bloggers and share my Style Crushes.

My first has to be Mira Duma. If you're not already familiar with her, she's (in a nutshell) one of Russia's biggest fashion gurus. The pint sized Pisces is former editor at Harper's Bazaar Russia, co-founder of Peace Planet, blogger, wife and mother of her two year old son, George. Did I mention she's only 28? Talk about burning the candle at both ends!
 I love her eclectic style! One day Parisian stripes, the next a cobalt blue tailored suit, followed by a Bohemian maxi dress...

It was so hard whittling down her AMAZING wardrobe to just twelve looks, but my favourite has to be the eighth! I'm a little obsessed with her go-to Louboutin platforms and don't even get me started on the Chanel head-piece...

Which look is your favourite and who is your style crush?

Thursday, 4 April 2013

DIY: Miu Miu 'Noir' glitter sunglasses

I think it's fair to say that Miu Miu create the best sunglasses! In November, I almost asked for a pair of their gold 'Culte' sunglasses for my 18th, after falling head over heals in love with the quirky pentagonal frame...

They've since released their 'Noir' glitter sunglasses, that have been calling me and become a staple in Miranda Kerr's wardrobe...
But, at £225 a pop, I'm still dreaming of the day I'll own a pair. In the meantime, I've put into practice everything Blue Peter taught me & got my creative juices flowing!

You will need:
- A pair of cheap sunglasses (mine were £2 from Primark)
- PVA glue
- Glitter
- A paintbrush
- Sellotape
- Scissors
- A plastic plate
-  Newspaper
- Varnish

First, cover the lenses with tape - unless you want to see the world through psychedelic glitter lenses, in which case skip this step.

Next, choose your glitter colour of choice and mix in with the PVA.

Now comes the fun part: Paint the frame with 2-3 coats of the glitter glue! Leave the sunnies to dry, then remove the sellotape.

 The final step, varnishing the sunglasses, is optional. I just applied two coats of Rimmel's clear nail varnish, which left them with a glossy tint.

And there you have your own pair of Miu Miu inspired sunglasses for under £15! I'm already counting down the days until summer...

Monday, 1 April 2013

Monday Blues #6

Rise and shine beautiful!

I thought I'd keep this week's Monday Blues simple. Make yourself a brew, put on your headphones, close your eyes and wait for the goosebumps...

"The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself..."

I think the world would be a better place if everyone listened to this song!