I'm in love with the Prada relief-yellow-rose print skirt so I gave it a first try ;)
First I dyed a skirt in a very soft pink, then I painted "impressionistic" roses (I tried to capture loosely the silhouette) with textile dye! (mixing the dye with water got the best results!) and after it I went for the yellow roses, using heavy body acrylic paint that I mixed with a textile medium for screen-printing. With lots of effort I managed to get the paint in a syringe-like tube so I could draw the roses out of loose hand..clearly some roses look better then others haha :)the roses took about 1 week to dry!
I like the effect but what I really want are more puffy-foam-ey roses so I'm looking for another medium! I'm pretty sure I once worked with a puffy-foam paint (It looked very synthetic) for screen-printing but I have no-idea yet where to find it.. I think I might visit the printing-workplace at my old art-school to ask! (I will keep you updated!)
wearing: Zara blazer, H&M dress, Rebecca Minkoff bag, vintage Glitter pumps Busy day for me today and tomorrow! I have a little streetstyle shoot for a magazine tomorrow where I have to style a ... *very orange*....dress.. I can't spill the details just yet, but you will see soon enough :)
The Stylescrapbook x kipling Camera bag is not new (it has been out for a while now) but I'm still head over heels for this clever and lush design! It was quite hard to find some online since most where sold out already but luckily I found some left here!
Haleigh, the blogger behind Making Magique has an amazing online boutique that she's running from Paris! Here you can find brands (some hard to find in Europe elsewhere) like Rebecca Minkoff, Wildfox Couture and Evil Twin!
I used the floral hair pins/clips from the H&M! These hair-clips are perfect and easy to clip-on to about everything and non-permanent! (for a permanent effect disregard the clips but keep the felt and glue on the flowers) I also used regular shoe laces. (I used shoes that are half a size too big)
for a permanent use: If you look closely you can see that the clip/pin loops through to a little piece of felt that's glued on to the flower! (the clip itself does not necessarily need to be glued) With this in mind you can easily make your own flower hair pins or create your own flower embellishments by glueing the finished flower on a little piece of felt to make it ready for use!
1) Select the flowers/hairpins you want to use
2) Clip them on where you would like to see them
3) Make sure the pins don't hurt when wearing them! I diy-ed shoes that are on the bigger size (1/2 or 1 size up!) You can also use little pieces of felt to cover the pins so the shoe won't hurt!
4) Et voilà!
5) Really like the shoe? You can take out the pins/clips (only the clips leave the felt) and glue the flower by the felt on the shoe for a permanent diy!
1) Use shoelaces, ribbons or robe, loop the laces through the open toe of the shoe
One of the things I miss the most from being in New York are the sample sales! All my 3.1 Phillip Lim items I own are from sample sales (and it are a lot hehe) (yes, that was me sneaking out during working hours ;)
I bought the H&M skirt this weekend! Saturday, since the Netherlands is quite stupid with opening-times (and thus everything is closed on Sunday) The skirt became one of my new favorites already!