Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Chanel Espadrilles + Tutorial

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below image (Chanel Espadrilles) by RoseandReese

It has been a while since my last DIY (the Baroque tights) and this weekend I finally had a bit of time for another fun project that had been on my mind! For this DIY I combined two Chanel obsessions of mine; the black tipped Espadrilles and the Chanel Spring 2013 white on white Pearl trend! Luckily and much unlike the tights this DIY is very easy and takes less then 2 hours to make! Check out the tutorial here!

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1) What you need

1) Espadrilles ( Use all white canvas or even lace )
2) Pearls (or other beads) in at least 2 different sizes
3) Silver colored Filigree caps in similar sizes to the pearls
4) Scotch Tape
5) Pattex contact Glue
6) Black Pastel pencil or crayon
7) Hair Spray
8) A few sheets of paper

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2) Tape and Color the Tip

We will start off by coloring the tip of the shoes black! I used a simple black pastel pencil by lack of a crayon. I used Pastel since I love the softness and the fact that it doesn't need to dry!

Measure on the Espadrilles where you would like the black tip to end and use Scotch Tape to make sure you have a nice border. Press the scotch tape firmly on the canvas and start coloring (or dyeing) the canvas. After coloring you can remove the tape.

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3) Fixate

When using a Pastel pencil or a crayon it's important you fixate otherwise the black color will wear off and stain other items! I fixated using regular Hair Spray and I used a few sheets of paper to protect the rest of the shoe. 

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4) Glueing the Filigree caps and Pearls

While letting the Hair Spray dry you can start prepping the pearls! Simply glue the pearls inside the Filigree caps. I sometimes dab a bit of glue directly on the pearl and sometimes dab a bit of glue inside the cap, either way works fine as long as you press the pearl firmly for a few seconds to the cap for a good hold. I used Pattex contact glue!

In between you can check if the Pastel is fixated, it shouldn't give off black anymore! If it still does you can give it another round of Hair Spray!

And last but not least the finishing touch! Double check if the hair spray/espadrilles are dry! You can now start glueing the pearls on the shoes! Make sure you press and hold the pearls (now inside the filigree caps) firmly for a few seconds! 

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5) Finito!

And we are done!

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Top 10 Fashion Blogger Photography

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photo by WishWishWish

After last weeks Spring recap this weeks Fashion Blogger Top 10 is all about Photography! It's all about the Fashion Bloggers and their styles (and influence) in photography and editing to be precise! Different lenses, camera's and editing is only a little bit, we have storytellers, bloggers who capture daily life like most of us would wish to see in dreams, alluring editorials that read like glamourous magazines, edgy shots that are bold and daring, creative fun and gritty realism, all of these bloggers have their own very distinctive styles!

Hope you enjoy this week's Fashion Blogger Top 10!

1) Fashion Toast

It only seems right to start this list off with Fashion Toast!
Rumi's (and Colin's) very distinctive and appealing style in photography and editing is very well known and the shots never fail to amaze!

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2) the Glamourai

Whether the photos are being taken by jamie Beck, Mark, Jeremy James or someone else the photos are.. yes, very Glamorous! and that's why we love them so much!
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3) StyleHeroine 

Rising very quickly on the radar is Evangelie because sometimes one photo is just enough!

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4) sea of Shoes

Her lush red hair and endless shoes are not her only signature! The photography is stunning just like Jane!

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5) the Cherry Blossom Girl

Alix is quite the storyteller and her powdery soft photos are heavenly! Not only we peek in regularly for the softness but the beautiful saturation in her photos makes our hearts beat a little bit faster too.

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6) WishWishWish

Another master Storyteller is Carrie! her glowing photos are gorgeous and have that perfect balance between lightness and a dreamy vintage feel!

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7) Eleonore Bridge

Yet another Storyteller! Eleonore's colors are always perfect and her blog reads like a book!

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8) Gary Pepper

Nicole's photo's are like perfect editorials! Her blog is a true color and glamour fest and gives us that magazine feel!

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9) Park&Cube

Shini has a very distinctive style and her photos are well known to be amazing!

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10) Zanita

Our golden child when it comes to photography! Lately her style and influence seems to be seen  everywhere and we love to see her in front of the camera as much as behind!

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11) Kayture

Kristina's alluring photo's are editorial and and her blog surely reads like a magazine!

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12) Alice Point

Alice her photo's are more edgy and the backdrops always seem perfect and never boring! Her shots have that killer surprise and very own style!

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13) The PvhH Journal

Paola is a creative Gem, talented in many ways and her blog is a mixture of everything creative! Her photography is right on point with very pleasant surprises!

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14) Make my Lemonade

Another very talented creative Gem! Lisa shows us her very very distinctive style, diy's and World! her outfits and photography through animated gif's are amazing and fun and we have quickly become regulars on her blog! A must see!

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15) Froufrouu

Last but certainly not least our other golden child; Nadia! Nadia's gritty dark photos are well publicized and as praised as her looks!

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