Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dooney & Bourke

(scored this vintage Dooney & Bourke purse from my friend's 'to-donate' box)




Friday, October 28, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Everybody Say "PETE!"

This guy changed the definition of a "sexy librarian." His day-to-day denim look was sharpened with his silky brown tie with an off white slacks and his "librarian" D&G glasses.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glamtastic Fall-tastic Beauty Event

Atomic April would like to present..... (drumroll)

First Annual
Glamtastic Fall-Tastic Event!

Saturday October 1st to kickoff  Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

 It's a FREE event from 3:30-6:30 PM
At AtomicApril's Glam Salon
8891 West Flamingo Road #102
Las Vegas 89147 
Airbrush Makeup, PopTinsel, Tanning and Treats, AND Special FX makeup Demos for Halloween!...
and It's ALL FREE!

 A portion of the proceeds of the day will be going to Susan Komen ( Any Services or Retail During the Event!)  ) and we are launching a NEW line called Number 4 Hair Care, as we are the ONLY ONES IN NEVADA carrying this HOT NEW amazing haircare line!

Isn't this such a great deal on beauty tips and tricks? with  FREE Airbrush! Ladies, free airbrush, enough said. And hair poptinsel to put sparkles in your hair! (I had my feather hair extension done at their salon for a cheap price, and they were just adorable!) If you guys have a date or a party to go to that Saturday, you can stop by AtomicApril Glam Salon (located in W Flamingo & El Capitan) and get beauty tips with the airbrush and look flawless that day! While being part of an experience for a great cause.


See you there!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

DIY: Striped Panel Tank

I haven't really ventured out to men's wear, but I had a design idea and recently altered a Marc Jacobs Protect the Skin You're in shirt in to a Striped Panel Tank Top for men that can be worn simply on summer beach or layered for fall.



So you'll need:
1. two tops (it could be different prints that contrast in colors etc)
2. scissors
3. tape measure
4. pins
5. thread
6. Sewing machine

Measure and cut the pattern where you want the panel to go. Cut the sleeves too, to get the tank top shape.
Measure, cut and pin the striped fabric to fill in the space of the top. 

 Should look like this.
Now do  the other side.
End result!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hush Hush...

Last week, my boyfriend took me to one of his client's store, Best Kept Secret Boutique, in where he created prints and a "boyfriend bunk" mirror to give a quirky character to the classy store.At first sight, this store is beautiful with deep purple walls and earthy tones. The palette of their clothes is very much of my likes. It is run by Lauren Feather, 19 year old fresh graduate that sells chic urban items for an affordable price.

Image source.
And I got a few items, well just a really cute pleated dress and a vibrant blue ring.






Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Re-Blogged: Free People Natural Dyes


I was reading this blog about natural dyes, meaning, using edible materials to use as dyes for fabrics.
The pictures and basically the instructions as well, I directly re-blogged it from FREE PEOPLE.
I just want to share this and sometime mid-September I want to play around with these dyes.
It's easy too!


fruitandvegetables

What I got: red cabbage, lemons, oranges, beets, yellow onions, blackberries, blueberries, spinach.

For bluish/purple dyes:

blackberries

blackberry-dye

red-cabbage

Blackberries and red cabbage can be used to make bluish/purple dyes. It’s important to remember when working with natural dyes that experimentation is key – depending on the amount of ingredients you use and how long you leave a garment in the dye, the color you get can vary.

For pinkish/red dyes:

beets

beet-dye

blueberries

Beets and blueberries can make a really lovely dusty rose color.

For copper/orange dyes:

onions

onion-dye

I never realized what a beautiful color yellow onions can have! Their skins can make an alluring mustard yellow, coppery color.

For yellow dyes:

oranges

orange-dye

lemons

Orange and lemon peels can be used to make a soft pale yellow dye.

For green dyes:

spinach

spinach-dye

Finally, spinach can be used to make a beautiful shade of green.

Now what?

To make the dye, chop up your ingredients and put them in a pot with twice as much water as ingredients. Bring the water to a boil and let simmer for an hour. For deeper colors, you can leave the ingredients in the water (without heat) overnight.

Remove the hard materials from the mixture with a strainer, leaving you with the liquid dye.

Before dyeing, you will also need to create a fixative, which will help your fabric hold the dye.

When working with berries, use a salt fixative – put 1/2 cup of salt in 8 cups of water, put the fabric in and boil for one hour.

When working with vegetables, use a vinegar fixative – mix one part vinegar and four parts water, add your fabric and boil for one hour.

When you remove the fabric, rinse in cold water.

The fabric is now ready to dye! Just drop it in the desired color, let sit until it reaches the shade you want, remove and hang to dry.


For the full blog, click the link below:

Wednes-DIY: Making Natural Dyes

Have fun guys!