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DIY Braided Belt

Easy peasy DIY braided belt…

Moustaches & Sparkle Lips

I recently hosted a party that was adorned with a moustache & lip theme. I added little motifs and kept a black, white, and red colour scheme. The food was simple, with a combination of sweet & savory snacks for everyone. A big hit at the party was a photo booth, complete with doweled moustache & lip sets for those picture perfect moments. Below, you can find a recipe for Fig & Walnut Crostini with Goat Cheese, and click HERE to download a PDF file to make your very own Moustache & Sparkle Lip Dowels to use at your own party!




Country Chic

I wanted to create a wreath that would add a little warmth during the winter months. The shabby chic quality of burlap is a perfect combination with chiffon roses, strands of pearls, and touches of ribbon detail, to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. See below for the step-by-step instructional…




Enchanting Table

When decorating, I love mixing natural elements with modern décor. In my most recent DIY make-over, I took a dried out tree stump and painted it white to create a rustic chic side table/stool for the apartment. I was debating on removing the bark, but in the end decided that I preferred the added texture when painted. I added a Carnival de Paris candle (recently gifted) and my mini Eiffel tower (also gifted by friends) to complete the look.

DIY: Dress it Yourself

I’ve had a love affair with the Lanvin brand for a number of years – chic feminine
Parisian design, with an edge. I love dresses that are unique in shape or structure;
so a dress from the Fall 2011 Lanvin collection was the perfect inspiration.

An upcoming wedding gave me motivation to dust
the cob-webs off my sewing machine, and set my DIY dress project into motion.

While browsing the fabric district of Queen Street West, I came across a micro-fiber
with a shiny reverse side. This gem also happened to be on sale, so the fabric,
zipper, and thread came to a total of $36 and change.

After many an evening, trials, and tests;
I was both thrilled & relieved to finally have it come together.

Necklace + Earrings: Bitter Sweet (bittersweetonline.com)
Shoes: Report
Purse: I Miss You Vintage

(inspiration photograph via www.harpersbazaar.com)

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