31 Ocak 2011 Pazartesi

I need you.

ph: me/ 2009
Hey there! I really want to listen to some nice songs and I'm a little tired of the songs I've been listening to, not all of them of course. But it's so nice to have some new songs on my ipod, so could any of you recommend me some songs? please :) x

Double Corset Lacing

I love the look of this one but make sure you have a good 30+ minutes in the morning to spare.  :) 
Begin by parting the hair into 3 equal parallel sections.  Create a Dutch Braid out of each of the sections and make sure to braid all the way to the end of the hair.  Now grab some of your favorite ribbon and measure out how much you will need by mimicking the weaving pattern quickly.  It's always best to overestimate a bit.  Make sure you have enough ribbon to cut the same length for your second side as well. 
 Now grab a plastic yarn needle and thread it with the ribbon.  Find the very center of your ribbon and make sure it's placed right at the top of the head - in between two of your Dutch Braids. 
 Start with one half of the ribbon and stitch it into one of the plates on your Dutch Braid.  Pull it through so that it lies flat and then take it across and stitch it through a plate on the other Dutch Braid. 
Continue doing this all the way down to the neck and then go back up and grab the other half of your ribbon.  Make sure your stitches on the second half of the ribbon are even with those from the first half.  (Just on the opposite side.)  When you get down to the neckline you can tie the two ends of the ribbon together into a bow. 
Now repeat the steps for your second side of corset lacing.  When you are all finished, you can either combine the three braids into one elastic like we've done here or leave them each hanging free. 
This is a great one to use for Valentine's Day and use pink or red ribbons!

30 Ocak 2011 Pazar

Photo Diary 1

1. Boredom. 2. Spending time staring at my cats. 3. Reading my 2008 Diary. 4. Mellody in front of the haunted house. - a song

28 Ocak 2011 Cuma

Mr. Postman

backpack + shirt from h&m, jeans skirt thrifted
I went out today, with my sister but then she had to go to work so I took the bus to camden town on my own. Camden is so full of things that makes me want to buy everything I see and I actually end up buying nothing hah. I gotta go back there next weekend, I love buying rings there, I think camden market is the best place to find beautiful rings.

Today'song: Le Gang - BB Brunes

Flashback Friday: Pink Curlers

It's Flashback Friday time again.  Remember these pink overnight curlers that our moms used to torture us with?!  Well, I used to torture my little princess with them too.  (Until I found Curlformers that is!)  My daughter is 3 in this picture but I started with these curlers when she was about 2. 
I used to get my princess to hold still by letting her color at the table, watch a show or I'd just do her hair while she was eating.  :)  Make sure the hair is wet when you put these curlers in.  We dried and curled her bangs under and then pulled her hair up into her little top-piggies BEFORE putting the curlers in.  
After about 3 hours her hair had finally dried (she has VERY thick hair) and we were able to take out the curlers.  She looked just like Shirley Temple!  These curls were great too because we had church the next day and they had loosened up perfectly by then!

27 Ocak 2011 Perşembe

thursday night

Music : Brigitte Bardot - Ne Me Laisse Pas L'aimer.
Hey ya, this video shows what I was wearing today, I was meant to take pictures instead of this crap video hah, but well I am so tired of setting up the tripod. Even though it takes like 40 seconds. Anyway I was talking about what I was wearing on the video but the sound was really bad, so I decided to add music instead. :)

velvet skirt from new look, lace top camden market, belt second hand.

26 Ocak 2011 Çarşamba

Cross My Heart

It's the time of year where we start thinking about all that lovey-dovey stuff and everywhere you turn you see hearts.  :)  I'm going to be posting a few fun Valentine's hairstyles here and there so keep your eyes peeled!  Here's one that I like to call "Cross My Heart" and the name sounds romantic so I'm posting it.  :)
Start by parting the hair horizontally into 3 even sections.  Clip the two side sections out of the way and create a Dutch braid out of the middle section.  Braid it all the way to the bottom of the hair and secure it with an elastic. 
 Unclip your right section of hair and twist the whole thing in toward the braid.  (I have twisted away from the braid here just to show you that option as well if you like it better.) 
 Have your princess hold the twist while you move over to the left section and twist that in toward the braid also. 
Now take your two twists and cross them over the top of the braid and then around the back. 
 Keep wrapping them around the braid until you get to the bottom of your twists.  Now secure the twists and the braid together at the bottom with an elastic.  Hide the elastic with a hair clip to finish it off. 

I wish he was my boyfriend.

Hello there! this is an outfit I couldn't actually wear at this time of
the year, well actually I could if I added a coat and layers of tights.
the shirt is from h&m and shorts from camden market, my old sunglasses
and bag from primark, it's a cheap look to be honest. the bow collar I
added myself it's just a ordinary silk ribbon I found inside my sewing box.
The oxfords are from primark too. btw I really want to get cool new shoes.

Today'song: Boyfriend - Best Coast

25 Ocak 2011 Salı

Shapes around.

Camden market denim shorts & primark blazer.
Before yesterday I went to Shepherds bush and I found some thrifted clothes for only £1 each, the charity shop was closing down. Although most of the clothes were shabby, there were loads of nice stuff. I got myself some skirts and a blazer, that I just washed and it's now smelling of comfort softener. hmm

Today'song: I Met Up With The King - First Aid Kit

24 Ocak 2011 Pazartesi

Double Layered Bun

Here's a really pretty hairstyle that needs to be done with wet hair.
Start by pulling all of the hair back into a ponytail.
Separate a section of your ponytail and puff it up about 1/2 inch and then fold it down in front of the elastic and secure it with bobby pins in an "X" formation. 
Take the excess hair from that section and wrap it flatly,  in a circular motion, on top of the head - being sure to add bobby pins as often as needed to hold the hair down.
Continue separating sections from the ponytail and continuing these same steps. 
When you're all finished, spray it with hairspray for hold.
Add some fun hair accessories and it's all complete.  We've added some little bows glued to the ends of hair pins that we just tucked right into the different layers of the bun.

24 January 2011.

With a fan heater placed close to me I warm myself up, my mother says it is not so good to have it so close though. I have to take a shower and put some thrifted clothes I bought in the dry machine. I'm also planing to finish reading my book tonight. kissx


Today'song: Ole Black 'n' Blue Eyes - The Fratellis

23 Ocak 2011 Pazar

a sunday smile.

sometimes I feel like writing a lot, but only sometimes!

white coffee with cream and a history book

It is weird but I love the smell of these pages.

an old photograph of my mother.

a book I started reading but did not finish yet. film rolls to get developed, negs,.

primark shoes and thrifted dress. (camera AF minolta panorama)

I had these photos on my desktop and decided to post them. *the leather journal is from camden market.

Today'song: I Sing I swim - Seabear

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) - In the post below, I said that I was excited about the weekend and truly hoping that it was going to be nice and sunny. Fail - there was not even a sparkle of sunlight, it is like Murphy's law. I bet next week when I will be back at college, it will be sunny. Weekends are always cloudy in this town. a song