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Bloody Mary


Bloody Mary

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Trick or Treat!


Trick or Treat!

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3 Mood boards for Halloween

First off Halloween is my favorite time of the year, although Christmas is up at the top too!  Halloween is all about dressing up, for me its about being creative and being someone different for the night. Also lots of glitter thrown in!

Mood board number one is a array of different decorations; mostly DIY for that Halloween party your gonna throw.

I am fascinated with Halloween costumes and when it comes to vintage Halloween and seeing when people used to dress like its just makes me giggle with happiness.

Last but not least, my Halloween costume. I’m going as the Virgin Mary. I’ve already started my dress and cape but most importantly I’ve to get started on my halo soon, Time is running out!

Hope everyone has a safe Halloween this year x

men’s Fashion


men's Fashion

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Ports 1961 Spring 2014Just a few styles I like on the runway.

 

V&A Club to Catwalk


V&A Club to Catwalk

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Went to London last week for 3 hours (don’t ask). Decided to pop into the V&A , luckily enough for me a fashion exhibition called ‘Club to Catwalk‘ was on. The exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion in the 80’s. Designers include Betty Jackson, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.

Sorry for the poor quality of photo, I sneaked my iphone in.

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It seems to be all about the skin head fashion at the moment, insert…. Doc Martins, Shaved head, tartan, Fred Perry and trouser braces.

I’ve seen a lot of kids walking around Dublin with his style and even bringing an influence of punk into the wardrobe.  Autumn/Winter 13/14 preview sees the return of tartan on the runway with Designers such as Chanel while the New York Met Ball consisted of a punk theme with celebrities wearing a lot of spikes.  I can’t wait for this trend to happen, I’ll been eyeing up a  tartan kilt for a while now.

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Window Displays


Window Displays

26b19b61e5a4b114e1b58a5d91d34289I have been researching in store displays and came across this vintage window displays and signs.  If I ever owned a shop, I’d want it to look like these.

Strawberry Mojito


Strawberry Mojito

 

Get the paddling pool ready its Mojito time! With summer comes fresh strawberries comes deliciousness and don’t forget nutritious. With this cocktail you can impress your friend and tell them you’re a professional mixoligist, it’s so simple.

It is thristy Tuesdays after all!

1 teaspoon of chopped ginger

4 strawberries

10 leaves of mint

1 table spoon of lime juice

1 table spoon of brown sugar

1 shot of spiced rum

1 shot of Ginger ale

Ice

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Crush the ginger, strawberries, mint and lime juice in a cocktail shaker into a paste.

Add the ice, brown sugar and spiced rum and shake. Strain into a glass and top it off with ginger ale. Garnish with a strawberry and mint.

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DIY Paper Fans


DIY Paper Fans

This is the easiest DIY I know but its so effective. My friends birthday was last week and we decided to have a bit of atmosphere at the event with a  festival/boho theme. This was one of the creative piece we came up with that cost very little to make. So lets get started…..

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First the materialColorful newspaper, I went with a free Urban Outfitters magazine, Twine, a scissors, double sided tape and of course no craft session would be complete with an Irish cup of tea. Barrys of course.

DIY&Lane 069This step is pretty easy, most people learn this in primary school. Fan your paper front and back to make an accordion. How i did this step was first folded my paper in half and half again , keep going till you have a small fold left. Just to get the outline and then start folding front and back. It will make more sense when approaching it.

Repeat this 4 times.

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With each fan, pinch it in the middle and fold. Do each fan in this step.

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Tape two accordions together in the middle, it should look like this.

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Do the same with the next two, add them on by taping them by the fold in the middle.

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When your finished taping, the next thing to do is tie a string in the middle of your fan.

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Bring together the sides…

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To make your paper fan look the way they do, take a small piece of tape and bring together the sides of the fan to make a complete circle.

That’s it, its so simple.

In the next post, I’ll show you the end result. Happy DIYing.

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