Vintage

COLLABORATION: DIY Red Riding Hood Cloak-wolf transformation with Chelsea Burford

COLLABORATION: DIY Red Riding Hood Cloak

This is the most-involved photoshoot I have done to date, and involved DIY fashion with make-up by the talented Chelsea Burford (check out her page!)

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Funny Hat Friday: Lily Fresh flower crown

FUNNY HAT FRIDAYS: Fresh Lily Flowercrown

My mother bought some lilies to beautify the house while our relatives were visiting. Lilies are always best when bought as closed buds that promise to unfurl into delicate ruffle petals that eventually produce beautiful, full blooms. Once our relatives had left, what choice had I but to make a fresh flower crown?

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DIY teepees- Kitschella Party

DIY Kitsch + Coachella= Kitschella Party

Knowing that we are highly unlikely to make it to Coachella my friends at Faith in Fools, we wanted to create our own DIY version, an excuse to decorate and throw a party to celebrate the summer holidays with our friends. It would involve homemade tents and teepees, fairy lights, lanterns and copious amounts of bunting. It would be kitsch. It would be Coachella. It would be Kitsch +Coachella= Kitschella

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Chinese New Year floral cheongsam

LOST IN ASIA PICTORIAL: Chinese New Year Cheongsam

I was in Kuala Lumpur during the first week of January; my second trip to Malaysia. Like last time, the shopping malls and streets are adorned with bright red and gold decorations in preparation for Chinese New Year which (depending on the lunar calendar) occurs sometime from mid-January to mid-February. And like last time, some of my friends and cousins were buying new cheongsams to wear for the auspicious day. This year, I decided to join in too.

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IDEAS AND INSPIRATION: Epaulettes and Frock Coats

So I’m on the costume team for a musical, and we’ve decided to tell the fairytale story with a steampunk twist. Thus, I’ve been researching, and stumbled across some inspiration for some personal DIY, once I have time. Enjoy!

Steampunk Shoulder PadAbove: Steampunk Shoulder Pad by Skinz-N-Hydez.        Below: Steampunk EpauletteSteampunk Epaulet

I’m thinking some studded shoulder pieces could be an edgy piece for winter, no? Spiked Studs on jackets have been popular for a while now, with heaps of tutorials around.

That reminds me, I gotta get my hands on some Aluminium Flashing a la Geneva at A Pair and a Spare. I have been unable to find suitable flat studs for a while, and it seems like the perfect material, non?

Below: Silver Studded EpauletteSteampunk Epaulet 2

Frock Coat Back

And finally, I’m thinking that a cropped frock coat backs might be an interesting twist on the old peplum skirt. Add some print fabric (perhaps vintage scarves?) to get some zing into your jackets.

Ladies, gentlemen; shoulders back, tailcoats down. Cosplay meets everyday fashion, perhaps xx