21.1.14

Reduce the consumption and wear a camo-print jacket!


If you head to your closet right now and dig a little deeper inside your wardrobe you will actually discover you own plenty of items you don't wear anymore, the same can be said of the tons of stuff you bought or received in a particular occasion and you no longer use, but manage to accumulate anyway in boxes in the storage room or in the garage. We can't get rid of material things so easily, our belongings perhaps made us happy once, they probably still remind us of someone special or maybe because we're too lazy to organize all the obsolete objects piled for ages.

One month ago I decided to restore order in my closet to welcome the new year, the process was so liberating! I had to throw/donate many objects, I'm sure I won't need. I got shocked when I found dozens of fabrics, I bought out of a sudden desire rather than careful thoughts, each meter was a reminder for me to stop listening to my consumerist demon who keeps convincing me that one day I will sew them myself, but after a year I realized it is extremely hard to fulfill this promise so I settled on giving each month a fabric to a tailor with a design in mind, this way I will win new custom-made pieces in my wardrobe.

16.1.14

Victoria Beckham: The most pinned celebrity in 2013 and why?


Among the chick flick of the Spice Girls, I always preferred  Mel C, and her cheerful personality, maybe because I was kind of a tomboy in the teenage phase of my life, so a girl wearing sneakers and picking fight with every single soul was so ME. However, Victoria was so mysterious to me, not smiling, not even grinning, always wearing dark colors, with the same hair cut for years, speaking of her famous straight bob that fits her personality as chocolate bars fit my hand perfectly, and her unfriendly state of mind which entitled her to be part of the Addams's family portrait.

However, being in the fashion industry, for a period more than enough for a fashionably immortal like her, made her style evolve so noticeably, from a wardrobe full of tight clothes, questionable short skirts, revealing corsets, prints not favoring her inner beauty, and shapes that compromises her petite silhouette, toward a more calm and gentle Victoria.

Thus, the factors that empowered the most female celebrity pinned this last 2013's fashion style are, according to me, (not that I consider myself an expert in fashion analysis, it's just a mere and personal venture in breaking down her fashion choices) very easy to adapt and adopt to our daily life, so let's dive into her secret of the Posh syndrome.

13.1.14

DIY Project: Marble print clutch


Receiving gifts could be tricky sometimes. I remember once I received a carpet for my 18th birthday, as much as I appreciated the gesture I didn't convince my benefactor how happy I was, though I'm pretty sure my room was. I confess that I'm guilty too in matters of giving wrong gifts, the most lame example was a PRIMARK gift card, for I didn't have much time to concoct a personalized one. Giving gifts is an ART. We often find ourselves facing a rather difficult Choice between a useful and a creative gift, the first one might come in hand someday, but the latter has an inspirational purpose, like handmade presents from etsy.

Last week I celebrated my birthday and unfortunately I didn't get an IPad, but I happen to find the box which was destined to be thrown away. The empty box inspired me so I recycled it into a clutch because 'when life gives you lemons make lemonade', right now my lemonade is this tutorial that explains the steps I went through to obtain a marble clutch, cloned from fall 2013 collection of ACNE Studios bags.