The time has come : the Jubilee is on its way ! Apart from the joy of a four day bank holiday week-end, I reckon this Jubilee thing is going to be excitingly dazzling, delicious and FUN ! It’s definitely the perfect opportunity for DIYing, dressing up and wearing horrendously over-the-top bling.
I, amongst thousands of other overexcited Englishmen, will be attending the Battersea festival on Sunday, hoping to eat me some fine Victoria Sponge whilst people watching. The organisers are encouraging attendees to dress up for the occasion and there will even be a catwalk for the best dressed. I’m not so sure I want to strut my stuff in front of the whole of England but I’ll definitely have my camera out taking shots of who I think has a look fit for a queen’s anniversary !
As for my own outfit, I’ve decided to go for what I call a “Diamond in the Rough” look. This means I’m taking the whole Diamond Jubilee event with a bit of attitude and will be bearing sparkling bling DIYed in this very post along with a rock ‘n’ roll tee you’ll discover in a couple of days – and maybe a few other bits and bobs you’ll just have to wait and find out about (…meaning I haven’t decided what yet but it’s sure to be blingilicious).
Here goes the Jubilee bling tutorial which basically shows you how to cover whatever you can find in glue and glitter ! I used Modpodge because it’s PERFECT for sticking anything to clothes and accessories as well as tiny silver sequins to give the glitz that extra chunk and rock-star look. If you’re either particularly careful or particularly clumsy, you may like to use masking tape to cover up any part of your jewelry or shoes you do not want covering in sequins. Rip it off when the glue is dry.
The result is fab :
No – you’re not going to get any photos of me wearing them until D Day ! I’ll be taking photos of all my fav’ peeps and outfits at Battersea Park and will upload them to my Facebook page in a beautifully patriotic album named “HB Liz”… And you’ll find out why very soon !
Finally, may I introduce you to my new Jubilee friend, Mister Corny the Corgi : )
- Temp’ tattoo by Lydia Leith
- Dress by Petit Bateau (2011)
See you tomorrow for some more Jubilee DIY tutorials !
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