Shibori circle scarves

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I’m working on some great new items for the shop! Keep an eye out for silk and wool shibori circle scarves, and some cute new pouches!

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I’m also working with Raymond to design a leather color-blocked backpack for him for spring.

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Shit Asian girls say

“Hey, that bag? TOTALLY FAKE.”

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Glitter shoes DIY

First I bought these last year on super duper sale:

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But I never wore them because that leather flower on the side isn’t really my style. So I took it off:

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And then realized there’s a bunch of holes left in the leather because of the thread that held the flower. So I decided that the only thing to do was to fill those holes with glitter.

First I taped up all the parts that I didn’t want glittery, including the heel tap:

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Then I scuffed up the to-be-glittered part with sandpaper.

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Then I mixed about half ModPodge and half glitter from Michaels in the cut off end of a water bottle and painted it on.

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Here they are half dried:

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I ended up painting on three coats to get the glitter as opaque as I wanted, but the difference between one coat and three is actually minimal.

I let them dry some more and applied some Angelus Acrylic Finisher and voila!

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They’re pretty cool! I bought the glitter while at home in Memphis so I didn’t compare the colors, and in the future I might get a color more similar to the base color. But I kind of like the spectator look these have now, and I’m happy with how they turned out! Not all of the thread holes are hidden, but I think the glitter distracts.

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So sweet and so juicy

I just recently discovered the most awesome juice brand, Ralph and Charlie’s!

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They have so many tasty and interesting fruit combinations, like green apple, pineapple and kiwi; guava, orange and banana; carrot, orange and banana, etc. The packaging is so cute, and they’re made in Brooklyn! If only juice wasn’t an endless source of sugar and carbs…..

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Project Accessory: someone was robbed!

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I’m not sure who should have won, but I do know that Brian was my ABSOLUTE last choice for the winner. I hated every thing he made, from those chunky, unflattering wedges to that unicorn horn bulky clutch, to that milky icicle bib necklace thing. The final challenge items were the least offensive, I’ll say that, but otherwise I was absolutely horrified by how messy and chunky and completely hideous everything he made was. I rarely say such mean things on the blog, but it has to be said. I don’t care what Alexa Chung thinks, this is not cool (and for sure not worth $300)!

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I don’t know why, but for some reason I imagine these shoes weighing hundreds of pounds, like whoever is wearing them is being murdered by the mob and their corpse is being disposed of. Wouldn’t that be horrible? It’s just adding insult to injury. And then you’d be discovered and you couldn’t defend yourself! People would think that you DRESSED like that!

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The frozen milk necklace. I can’t imagine ever wanting to wear a bug covered in Wite-out with plastic icicles coming out of its butt. It’s one of those conversation pieces where it’s just so loud and out-there that people feel they have to comment on it, because clearly the only reason anyone would wear it is so that other people will ask about it. “Yes, it’s really more of an art piece than a piece of jewelry, it’s just so unique and really makes a statement, oh no, it’s one-of-a-kind, it wouldn’t matter even if I told you where I got it,” etc.

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I’m not necessarily saying that Nina or Rich should have won, because Nina’s stuff is beautiful and wearable and awesome but not innovative, and Rich had cool stuff but only when he was in his element (dark, moody, metallic, bugs). I actually liked Christina the best, although she did do poorly in the challenge that she lost.

all pics via Lifetime.com

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How did I miss this???

Cambridge Satchel collaborated with Comme des Garcons, and somehow it slipped past me!

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cambridge satchel

I don’t love the metallics (they also have a brown and a matte white) but I do love the new handles! I’m still aching for a fluoro though; if only they still sold them somewhere I can redeem my credit card points (Bloomingdale’s, I’m looking at you!). The Bloomingdale’s special edition blue neon bag sold out so fast, and I’m so sad I missed it!

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Choose your own adventure

Now this is the kind of choose your own adventure book I would have liked when I was a kid!

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Madewell’s new video lets you make choices about what style you want and shows the models dressing up in whatever you chose! So fun! Click on over and try it; and they’re still having 30% extra off sale items if you’re feeling shoppy.

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