Monthly Archives: October 2011

Disco Heaven

I’ve always loved the 70’s disco era; the fashion, the glitter, and having the time of your life on the dance floor.
This year I invested a little more time and effort into bringing an abstract idea I had to life; encompassing the era
through one of its icons – the disco ball.

Breaking down an oversized mirror ball, I laid out individual sections, gluing them (using a hot glue gun)
onto a nude bodysuit. I covered an existing pair of platform boots in socks, to easily work additional pieces
onto them. A modified masquerade mask, final touches of glitter, and 70’s curls brought the look together.

I hope that I can inspire you to go forth be creative with your next Halloween costume. Happy Halloween everyone!

 

Dark Ornamentation

In the spirit of all things dark and sinister; I’ve always had a fascination with skull accents. I was at a vintage market in Williamsburg (during a recent trip to NYC) and noticed a skull necklace & delicate bead bracelet that I immediately loved. I’ve been wearing the subtle gold combo quite religiously ever since. Marina Pecoraro is the jewelry designer for giorgiejewelry; peruse some of her other pieces here.

Continuing the intrigue – while wandering the streets of Manhattan – I came across a building with this
ultra cool fanged skull door knob.

A Little Spook & Sparkle

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year; you get to dress up and be outlandish, bound only by your
imagination. My take on the spooky usually translates into something with a splash of glitter & a touch of glam.
I wanted to spook-up my apartment a little by creating a centerpiece using miniature white pumpkins & sparkles.

Here is what you will need to create this DIY Halloween centerpiece:

1. 7-9 white miniature pumpkins
2. sparkles (in a few different colours)
3. black ribbon
4. spider web
5. plastic spiders or creepy crawlers
6. scissors
7. glue gun
8. small paint brush
9. clear craft glue
10. permanent marker or black paint
11. votive candles
12. apothecary jars and/or dessert stands

Not So Mellow

This pleated dress in a mustard yellow is my quintessential choice for fall. The colour pops when you pair
it with neutrals, and works beautifully when draped against other autumn hues; making the park foliage
a perfect backdrop for this time of year.

Dress: A is for Audrey (Nordstrom)
Purse: Anthropologie
Sunnies: Lanvin for H&M
Shoes: ALDO
Hosiery: The Bay
Necklace: Forever 21

In the Spirit of Autumn

The fall season is upon us, but like many, I’ve had a hard time embracing the fall-like temperatures.
That being said, I do enjoy the gorgeous colours the leaves turn this time of year. I recently came
across a nail colour collection from Essie that was filled with warmth & drama – a perfect complement to
your fall wardrobe. I just had to have them all! Getting to experiment with these new colours is
the fun part. I tried a subtle look with the nail colour “Glamour Purse”, using a matte finish & a touch of shine.

For a more dramatic effect, use a darker nail colour.

Essie nail colour (left to right): Very Structured, Power Clutch, Lady Like, Case Study, Glamour Purse,
Carry On + Matte About You – matte finisher.

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