Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ballerina Inspired Look - Coming Soon!

A ballerina inspired look ......... coming soon! :D Oh dear ... well unfortunately not :(

I spent 3 hours editing this video today and then the laptop went and DELETED it all >:(
I'm so annoyed about it right now so you'll just have to enjoy some pics!

The outfit is a pale pink singlet top worn with an 'Op-Shop/Thrift Shop' Bridal Petticote which has been altered a few times to suit different looks I've needed, I just love it. I wore a silver bracelet my Dad gave me and a sweet necklace gifted from a young girl :) In the bottom 2 photos I also wore a bracelet around my neck.

Doing my best Marilyn Monroe impression!

Thrift Store Finds - 1

I love thrift Stores, Op-Shops and the occasional Garage Sale (whatever you want to call them), you can find the best stuff at these places. Jewelry is what I usually keep my eyes out for, you know, fun stuff that you can’t find other places.
I thought I’d show you a few of the things I’ve found on my trips just to give you an idea of what a treasure trove these places can be J Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I come out empty handed L but that isn’t very often.
You can find great rings, I found these at separate 2nd hand stores ranging from .50cents for the one one on the left, $2 for the lovely vintage yellowy stoned ring and $1 for the heart ring!
Old vintage brooches are lovely, I picked these two up from a Garage Sale, actually I got three but I can't find the other! The three cost me $5 and I thought they would be great to make hair accessories from or as brooches for the right outfit!
Necklaces, these were picked up from both 2nd hand stores and garage sales, the first ones were bought in a bundle for about $4, the middle one another bundle my sister got (she got a case full but this is the one I picked out) for $2 and the last is my fav, it cost me $2.50! I love it.
Bracelets are some of my favorite things to find, the top two are just gorgeous, the first was found at a garage sale for ..... .50cents!!!! The second at a 2nd hand store for $2.
The next three 1. my dad gave these to my sister and I for Christmas, they are real silver and he got them from a Garage Sale (hey, it doesn't worry me!!) not sure on the price but knowing my dad, not very expensive! 2. Beaded bracelet from the same bundle as the green beaded necklace above and 3. lovely vintage bracelet found at 2nd hand store for $1.50, bargain!!!
I hope you've enjoyed this post, always be on the look out for unusual pieces of jewelry whenever you are out garage saling or thrift shopping, you never know what you may find :)

Rihanna in Concert!!

AHH!!! My life is complete!!
I was invited to go to the Rihanna Concert ‘Last Girl on Earth’ on Friday night by a friend, of course I was ecstatic :D There were four of us that went, driven there by her wonderful Aunty who was a blast to talk to. Anyway ..... this being my very first ‘real’ concert I was beside myself with excitement (being the uncool person that I am ha ha ha) my buddy was just as excited as I was so that made the evening even more fun.
We jumped and we screamed and generally had the time of our lives making idiots of ourselves but we didn’t care, how often were we going to get to see the one and only ‘Rihanna’, I mean ...

So we made ourselves busy before the concert taking lots of photos just in case we got ONE good one, hee hee you know how it is J and I kept my ticket stubb of course and collected some pink confetti from the show, does it get any better !!
I’m so glad I got to go, we had a wonderful time there and it was well worth the late night because yes, I had to get up and go to work the next day.
Dress to suit the concert but dress so that you are comfortable. If you are
in a seat you can wear heals no problems and a dress if the occasion fits.

If you are up the front jumping around, I recommend that you wear flat comfy shoes and maybe jeans or similar.
Concerts get really hot even when you aren’t jumping around so don’t overdress, I ended up putting my hair up because it got too hot for me so keep this in mind.
Go with like minded people so that you can all have a great time, it’s no fun if you’re the only one jumping around! Be sure to enjoy yourself.
Try not to all wear the same thing, it was soooooooo funny when we got ready, we had all bought with us jeans and white tops :/ luckily the girl who’s house we were at could get changed just to mix things up a bit.
You can ‘overdo’ the make up at a concert, go for a more dramatic look than you would usually go for, the lights at these things are really harsh and can wash you out.

Make it a great memory!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Making a Mask - Fantasy Valentine

I was invited to a Masquerade Party last week, it was short notice so I decided to make a mask (with some help from my mumma) and go as a Flower, ha ha.


1. Firstly buy a cheap papier mache mask from a $1/2 store and find some pretty papers that you want to rip up and cover the mask in, just use a regular craft glue for this.
2. Once this is done and dry, trim excess paper away from edges and fold small amount to the back, making small cuts all the way around to help keep things smooth, remember to do around the eyes as well. Coat the mask with a layer of glue to give it a 'softened' look and let it dry. Find a pretty braid or ribbon and glue around the mask leaving some hanging down on the side where you want the main decoration to be and then add some nice large looped ribbons here for interest.
3. Find some pretty decorations, I used ribbon, an old broken flower that was stuck to my door, an odd earing with dangly bits, some braid just look around for odd bits and pieces (ask friends who may have some too, broken jewelry works well).
4. My mum has lots of craft supplies so I raided her stash for a crochet butterfly and some sparkly bits, hehe :) These were glued to the side for the smaller decorations, along with some ribbon which I looped and some of the larger petals from the flower which I glued underneath the mask (peeking out). Be sure to poke through the hole for the elastic too.
5. I then went around the outside of the eyes with a lovely vintage gold glitter glue and added some more ribbons to the side of the mask where the larger flower was glued. I broke the earing up and attached it to a stip of ribbon and then glued along the bottom of the mask on one side with a hot glue gun.
6. Some smaller flowers were then added to the other side to balance the mask out and a bit more glitter glue lightly placed on the large petals. I layered 2 or 3 small flowers to give more dimension and interest.


There are so many things you can do to a mask, remember to make sure you can see through the eyeholes properly before decorating your mask because some masks have eyes that are set wide apart and you can't see properly. If this happens you may have to cut the inner corner of the eyeholes a bit more for a better fit, yes, I had to do this myself when I was half way through so we live and learn :) .... hahahaha

Hope you find this helpful


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