Friday, September 28, 2012

Weekly Holidays

Helloooo everybody. I've had a pretty good week on my first week of school holidays. One thing I've done during this week of awesomeness, is finish my Weetzie bat book! I think it was the most totes awesome book i've EVER read. It's also the thickest I've read. I swear it was more than one billion pages long, but I did it, I read the whole thing, and it felt amazing reading the last word and slamming the book shut, throwing my hands in the air and dancing around the house with the biggest grin on my face. I just LOVED it. You guys just HAVE to read Francesca Lia Block's Weetzie Bat books. Here is the cover of the book I read. It has all of the five stories in one book. ISN'T THAT JUST THE BEST THING EVER?!

Ummmmmmm, lets think. Oh yeah! Did you guys know that the new No Doubt album is out now, liiiiiike RIGHT NOW! OH MY GOSH! I can't believe they're back together. I bought it with the pocket money that I got from cleaning up the house with my mum. So I am glad to say, that this is the first album, I have bought with my own money. *people clapping and cheering* Yaaaay! My mum told me that I should always remember the first album that you buy with your own money. I took that seriously, and planned to spend my birthday money on the new No Doubt album but obviously that didn't happen, I spent it on perfume. Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers perfume. Of course I don't regret it, I mean at least I could remember my first perfume I ever bought. 
No Doubt has a new music video out, TWO actually. But I haven't seen the other one and I can't be bothered right now, maybe later. But you guys can check it out. The video clip is called Push and Shove.

Ya'll should check out their OTHER new video clip, Settle Down. It's totes awesome and I'd totally like to make those rad pants she's wearing.

Another thing i'm addicted to right now is Noel Fieldings Luxury Comedy. We found it the other day, and bought it and added it to our collection of other crazy Noel fielding stuff. It's hypnotising us, we're walking around the house singing "Oooh Yeeeaaah," over and over. Me and my brother keep on pointing at each other saying " Ha, big cat pants." Oh god, what weirdo's we are.

Recently I have been into Haysi Fantayzee and their unforgettable song, Shiny shiny.
I could listen to it over and over. Shiny shiny na na na na. I really like what they wear, that's Vivienne Westwood right there. Ha! that rhymes.

Well now that i've finished blabbering, how has your week been?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fun Denim Overalls

Hey, long time no write. This week I decided to make some fun denim overalls. I love all-in-ones. For my 14th birthday not long ago, I got a onesie. Onesie's ( or kigurumi's) are one piece pj's. Mine's a pink and white bunny, and it's cosy, mmmmmmmm. ANYWAYS, back to the overalls. I like denim overalls, they come in lots of different styles. Skinny legs, wide legs, dark denim, light denim etc.

I used a 6626 simplicity pattern, the same pants pattern I used for my Teen Vogue pants. All I had to add was the bib and braces. Easy peasy. I kicked major butt placing the zip in but for some reason the hook n eye was a little off, every time I get into these fabulous things they kept coming undone, that's probably because they are a little bit big, that means they'll last longer (double yessss!) I found some totes cute buttons to add and I also added a pocket on the bib for all of my goodies. Tee hee. I decided to make these overalls simple, so I could add lots of bits and bobs to them. 

I love these photo's, along with the creation.

 And to finish this blog post off, a photo of me mid-air. BOING!

What I wore:
Shirt: Black and red striped t-shirt thrifted.
Denim overalls: Handmade by me.
Shoes: Black converses.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Not long ago, mum and I went to see the movie Moonrise Kingdom. Have you seen it? It's sooooooo good. It's up there with The Royal Tenanbaums, another awesome Wes Anderson film. My mum had an idea that I dress up as the main character, Suzy. She made the dress, out of this beautiful pink fabric, which I LOVE by the way. But we couldn't find any cheap binoculars (Damnit), So we mum got crafty (Haha, she doesn't like crafty) and made a pair herself out of toilet paper rolls. There is no other way but with toilet rolls.

The whole outfit came together nicely, with the long, white socks and the saddle shoes. But the thing I like most is the dress. My mum is going to teach me how to make one and I will have it in every colour.

 What I wore:

Pink in my hair: Kevin Murphy colour bug
Binoculars: Handmade with toilet rolls and extra craftiness
Dress: Handmade by my mum
Socks: Probably from Target or something
Shoes: Borrowed from my mum (We're the same size. Eeeeek!)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weetzie bat

My mum does a sewing challenge once every week for The Sew Weekly. This week she had to make an outfit based on a book character, she chose WEETZIE BAT!!! AND she made the outfit especially for ME!!!! I got very excited when she told me her fabulous idea, I wasn't surprised, because she always comes up with fabulous ideas. We found a Weetzie Bat inspired photoshoot via PAPERMAG and mum copied this beautiful, colourful, complicated dress. I think she made it perfectly. BUT!! You can't be Weetzie Bat without a feathered headdress. So we went down to the $2 shop and found bags of coloured feathers for $2 (well obviously, it was a $2 shop). I thought it was a good idea to use the leftover scraps from the dress to make the elastic look just as good as the dress. Yeah! So I sewed up a headband. My mum didn't want me to break my sewing machine while sewing on the feathers because they were pretty hardcore, so she risked her sewing machine and sewed on the feathers herself using a leather needle. Gladly nothing bad happened or she would've had a serious breakdown. Hehe.

As my mum was making this dress, she told me, " You should totally wear this to the next free dress day at school! " And what do you know! Monday was a free dress day, I couldn't resist.

Someone kindly nicknamed me Indie hehe.

oh how I love this dress...

I really like how the dress stands out from the backdrop. Stopping traffic!

My teenage snarl. Ha!

What I wore:

Feathered headdress: Handmade.
Pink in my hair: Kevin Murphy colour bug.
Dress: Handmade by my special mum.
Red shoes: Thrifted baby, thrifted.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bargain skirt

This is just a simple circle skirt I got the pattern and fabric from the Op-shop (bargain)

  • Necklace: Camberwell markets
  • Top: Op-shop
  • Skirt: Handmade, elastic waist, rolled hem made by me
  • Shoes: Thrifted Doc's

Ice cream dress

Here's a dress I'm quite proud of.

This is my Ice cream dress, my first dress. I got this gorgeous material from Rathdowne Remnant Fabrics, where the Australian Project Runway go for their fabrics.This dress was made from the Simplicity Project Runway pattern 2588. I wasn't too happy about the zip because it was too small and the neck line was very complicated, but for a first timer I was very happy with myself. Super kawaii.

  • Hat: Handmade by mum.
  • Dress: Handmade by me.
  • Belt: Op-shop Bargain
  • Shoes: Op-shop bargain
  • Fun fact: Me and my mum go Op-shoping every Saturday. The Melbourne Op-shops are the best. I can't remember the last time I got bought anything anywhere else.

Lady gaga shirt

Hi there, I'm glad you popped in again because I wouldn't want you to miss this. This top was an inspiration from Lady Gaga. In my big Lady Gaga book I got for christmas last year I found a top I thought I could pull off.

Here's my version.

Perfection. I love my new shirt.

  • Top: Op-shop top, Stencilled, Sprayed and cut up.
  • Skirt: Handmade using mums scraps and thrifted eyelet tape, made by me
  • Jeans: Thrifted Lee tube jeans
  • Shoes: Thrifted Doc's