I thank the VMAs for making this year’s election so clear. Beyonce for President, Blue Ivy for American Princess, and I recommend Bey’s face for the million dollar bill. Get in formation! That is all.
Maybe you haven’t noticed but pink is kinda my favorite color. Actually, pink is a serious obsession of mine. Things like this always get me thinking. Why do we favor colors? There have actually been quite a few studies about this and it is referred to as the ecological valence theory. Nerd alert 🤓!!! I won’t get too deep but basically we’ve evolved to use color for survival then we feel all the feels when we see our favorite colors. The more feels we feel the more we favor our favorite color. That’s the evolution/socialization debate in like two sentences. Where’s my Pulitzer?
Ultimately, I think Aerosmith said it right …
“Pink it’s my new obsession
Pink it’s not even a question,
Pink on the lips of your lover, ’cause
Pink is the love you discover”
“Pink it was love at first sight, and
Pink when I turn out the light
Pink gets me high as a kite
And I think everything is going to be all right
No matter what we do tonight.”
This is one of the longest crafts I’ve posted but the final product was so worth it. Wether you call it a hat, a chapeau, a sombrero,or a kofia this Spring inspired pillbox hat will be one of the most adorable things you have ever made.
Tulle or netting (I already had this lying around)
Silk flowers ($13 at Michaels)
Fabric (this was in my pile of random fabric)
Hot glue gun
Something to clip your hat to your head (I ended up using wig clips)
Needle and thread
An empty cereal box
Trace a circle onto the box…I totally ruined this plate and a candle in my pursuit of the perfect circle.
Cut out a strip of cardboard. Mine was about 1.5 inches wide. This will need to be long enough to go all the way around the circumference of your circle. See and you never thought you’d need geometry.
Then cut a strip of fabric wider and longer than the strip of cardboard you used to give your hat some height. I glued a hem on the top to keep it looking neat. Basically, add a line of glue then fold the fabric over right on top of the glue. Repeat this until the whole length of fabric is hemmed. I left the other side wild, nobody will see that side. I also hemmed the along the height of the fabric on one side only.
Glue that around your hat. Hemmed side up to keep everything looking clean.
Now fold the excess fabric inside and glue it down. But leave some areas of slack so you can sew your hair clips or comb in.
This is your finished pillbox hat. But where’s the fun in this!?!
Now add a peice of netting or tulle. Cut about a 14 inch square of the tulle or netting. Adjust the size as you see fit. I honestly wish mine was larger. Put a dab of glue in the center of the hat and just smack it on there. It’s hard to get this part wrong. Next,?glue flowers like a mad person. Keep checking in the mirror to make sure it’s giving you everything…absolutely everything. Don’t be afraid to mess up, just pull them off and place them again. The top of your hat will probably be covered with Springtime anyway. Then I just sewed the clips onto the fabric inside the rim and… Voilà!!!!
My jewelry collection has grown one bauble larger today thanks to a wonderful article written by Brit + Co. My Ringly smart ring has arrived! It’s beyond just fashion its wearable tech, fabulous, miraculous, wearable tech. Ringly allows you to connect to all your networks while staying in the present moment. It’s a super gorgeous 18 carat matte gold ring with a semi-precious stone. Im just in love!
As an early adopter the founder and CEO sent a lovely thank you letter. Can’t ask for a classier company.
The packaging is exquisite.
This is what I found inside! The little box held the black and gold USB cord the larger box holds the good stuff.
The ring box doubles as a portable charger. Just plug it in with the detachable USB cord and it charges while it charges your ring. The box even holds the charge after it’s disconnected so you can charge on the go. Ugh…perfection!
The ring pairs with an app and alerts you to phone calls, text messages, emails, calendar events, even social media updates. It buzzes and lights up in an array of colors (pink-more like red, yellow, blue, purple, and green). The buzz is super subtle, far more appropriate for that, middle of a board meeting, text message. My phone vibrates so loudly that I may as well have the ringer on. I’ve even set it up to buzz and shine a specific color when my beloved calls.
Basically, this is the best thing ever created. I mean next to penicillin and the printing press. So, in my humble opinion, get this ring!
Here are your tools: scissors, iron, and glue dots. Then for some reason, a little sprig of something fresh just because.
Find a wonderful strip of tribal goodness and cut away.
Measure, fold, and iron.
Next, just glue it down.
Now it’s ready to wear.
My job is very interesting in that it requires equal parts mental and physical agility. This makes it pretty darn difficult to plan an outfit in the morning. Of course, I want to be stylish and comfy, but I also need to look like I went to school for the past 8 years to get this degree. Today was a pretty casual day; light denim pants, dark denim tank, black blazer, and lace up boots. I tend to wear a few rings and bangles too but I was rushing this morning and only got the pants, shirt and shoes in the pic.
So I have just about one thousand jobs and in one I make sure people look Fab…it’s not quite styling more like personal branding. In my attempts to help people feel their absolute best I scour fashion blogs and runway shows. Well, I was absolutely stunned by Tom Ford’s Fall 2014 men’s line. You will see this line everywhere this year, I’m sure of it. That’s a little freebie for my C&C love cakes.
I’ve been crazy busy with all of my random ventures and seemingly different lives. In one of my lives I style musicians and help them find themselves. It’s a little like being a girlfriend without the perks. I love my job… Anyway, I always have an eye out for trends and pieces perfect for my clients. Bada bing bada boom, I found these gorgeous leather bags by Dean on Sunset Blvd. They fit the needs of one of my clients to a tee. He’s a musician, bass player, constantly on the road and has to look trendy while being comfortable. This isn’t an easy task. You’d be surprised how uncomfortable tour busses are.
These bags are 100% leather and made on sight. After a convo with an employee, who just finished hitch hiking from NoCal, I feel even deeper in love with these designs. I had my little peepers a few pieces that were spacious and durable, just the thing for the life of a jet setter.
Leana Zuniga’s Spring 2014 Electric Feathers show was happy and ethereal. Her clothes were motivated by her deep love of travel and effortless dressing. Well we have a few things in common. These were some of my favorite pieces, hope you love them too.
I believe this is her “infinite” rope dress, I need one!