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Clones N Clowns by Aimee Wood

“Secret” preview : Something’s happening…

I’ve been talking to you about “SOMETHING” for a couple of months now, promising I’ll tell you what it is each month and then keeping my lips sealed… Well this time, it’s for real. I’m spending my whole week-end preparing something special for you guys to make DIYing even more fun… Here are a few clues, the whole story will be told on Monday ! Stay tuned and follow me on Facebook by clicking here for extra clues and to make sure you don’t miss the launch… I’ve said too much ! P.S – And while you’re here, why not give me a vote in the French Golden Blog Awards ?! All you have to do is click on the big blue button in the right hand sidebar ! Thank you ! ♥ xx – – – – – –

“Secret” preview : Something’s happening…

DIY : 10 minute tutu tuto

If you’ve been missing your childhood dressing up clothes, if you have a super duper party coming up or if you just want something extravagant to wear in the street – this DIY is for you. A ten minute tutu, and what a perfect tutu it is. It sticks out, it stays put, it’s nice and crazy and beautifully perk. Dare it, just wear it ! To make your own Tutu, YOU WILL NEED : – 4m of net (colour of your choice – I went for three very seasonal colours so that I can wear mine all winter long !) – A needle and thread – A piece of elastic long enough to go around your waist without stretching – Scissors – Tape measure – Your hands – 10 minutes ! 1 : Sew both ends of the elastic together to create your waistband (make sure you sew it tight or it’ll drop off !!) 2 : Cut out strips of net that measure 70 x 15 cm 3 : Fold the strips in half, take the middle section and tie it to the waistband as shown in the pictures. It’s as easy and effective as that 🙂 I think I’ll be wearing mine with my leather jacket and DMs ! Pssssst – if you think this skirt is funky, please give a little click on the blue button in the sidebar of my blog ! This will boost my chances in the French Golden Blog Awards ! Thank you ! ♥ xx – – – – – –

DIY : 10 minute tutu tuto

Lookbook : Generation dot com

 You know how old people go on and on about how they used to “live without phones” and “find their way without satnavs” and “read books” and “write letters” (and send telegrams ?!) and “remember” and actually “turn up” instead of canceling by text ? Well sometimes I have to agree I do feel kinda stupid with my phone in my hand all day… Especially when I’m in the middle of a photo shoot and I forget because someone tweets me !   Jacket : H&M 2010 Sweater : Petit bateau Faux leather shorts : Zara Boots : Primark Bag : Bershka Twitter : https://twitter.com/aimeesblogs xx – – – – – –

Lookbook : Generation dot com

DIY : Vintage (faux) fur collar

Finally it’s only 3 months until Christmas and it feels wintery enough for me to show you a DIY I’ve been looking forward to for weeks : A vintage fur collar put together in minutes ! I made two different collars, one pointy one to go over my new red coat and one ermine style rounded one to go over my vintage Hobbs jacket. Both have ribbons to tie them on and this is for two reasons, A/ I think it’s cute and B/ It’s quicker and easier than a button and button hole. To make your own Vintage Fur Collar, YOU WILL NEED : – A jacket with a collar you like – A piece of (faux) fur (with 0.5m I had plenty of fabric to make more than two) – 80 cm of matching ribbon – Two drops of fabric glue (or two tiny tabs of fusible webbing) – Scissors – A piece of chalk Here is how to do it yourself : 1 : Place yours jacket flat down on the back of the fur fabric and sketch around it with the chalk. Make sure you have the fur the right way around so that it brushes down towards your feet and not up towards your face ! 2 : Remove the jacket, leaving you with a semi-circle. This is the inside circle, the part that will be against your neck. 3 : Now draw your collar in the desired shape drawing out from the semi-circle to create a collar shape. 3 : Cut out the collar making sure you stick close to the back fabric with your scissors, sneaking up through the fur instead of chopping it all off. This way your fur will stay nice and shabby on the border. 4 : Shake your fur outside before it makes your whole house fluffy ! 4 : Cut two pieces of ribbon approx. 40cm long each. Stick one on each side with the glue or web. Tip : If you find that the cut fur is bitty even after you have shaken it, spray it with hairspray. This should avoid all the furry hair going everywhere. I also highly recommend washing your fur collar separately if you don’t want a major “tissue in washing machine” type disaster ! And the result : I’m thinking matching DIY cuffs are needed… What do you think ?! If you like this DIY, boost my chances in the French Golden Blog Awards by clicking on the blue button in the sidebar ! You can vote for a different blog each day or vote for Clones ‘n’ Clowns every time ! Thank you ♥ xx – – – – – –

DIY : Vintage (faux) fur collar

London Fashion Weekend 2012

What’s the one thing Fashion Week leaves behind when taking its flight to Milan ? Somerset House. Even when the designers have packed down their collections and the super models stepped down from their high heels, the beautiful venue along the Thames stays put and doesn’t even get a full week’s rest. The London Fashion Weekend started last Thursday and ended yesterday, enabling hundreds of Londoners to enjoy the catwalk fun and VIP experience. As well as getting to see an Autumn-Winter catwalk show – Friday was Issa, a beautiful collection of low waist skater skirts and primary colours – visitors could shop through the pop-up aisles of big names such as Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabana, Versace, Alexander Mcqueen… all available at ridiculous prices ! Leather with a price tag chopped in half, coats at less than 30% of their original price, designer shoes for £60 and samples sometimes even more affordable. And as a bonus, I got to meet Gemma Cartwright from Catwalk Queen (left) as well as Laetitia Wajnapel from Mademoiselle Robot (right) who were giving tips on the dos and don’ts of blogging . P.S. I managed to suss my craving for a new coat… OR TWO ! Coming soon ! xx – – – – – –

London Fashion Weekend 2012

Lookbook : Indian Summer

New super cool headband bought at London Fashion Weekend yesterday – I’ll write up a post about my fantastic day at Somerset House soon. Have a good week-end ! Top : Vila Trousers : DIYed Levi’s – see tutorial here Bag : Vintage camel leather Boots : Ted Baker Ring : River Island  Headband : Flash Trash @ London Fashion Weekend Nail polish : Bleu Fabuleux by Bourjois xx – – – – – –

Lookbook : Indian Summer

Shopping : Coat nominations 2012

Every Winter I just feel like hibernating. I know other people say this because they don’t like wintertime, I say it because I do. I even like rainy days in Summer, to be honest, but let’s not go there because a lot of you are still crying over our short Summer. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is : I’m a coat girl. Yummy, snuggly, warm, furry, cuddly coats. I already have quite a few in my wardrobe (I wish they’d go away so I can reasonably buy a new one !) but I think they’re going to have to make way for a new friend sometime soon… Yes, it’s that time of the year : The coat nominations 2012 ! Picking a coat is such a difficult choice. Coats are most likely the most worn item in Winter (if you’re not counting Hunter boots) and are basically the first impression you give for about 4 months ! OK, you can have more than one (and that’s where my stock of old friends comes in), but let’s face it, choosing a coat is one of the most difficult decisions of the year to say the least. That is considering the other decisions you have to make are A/ whether or not to have your hair trimmed when you’re actually trying to grow it, B/ whether or not to call your friend even though she’s been a bitch lately and C/ whether or not to tell your mom you didn’t really win your latest Chanel clutch in a raffle. Anyway, straight back to the point… Let’s not make any mistakes. And the nominees are : Rock chick : Manoush Barbie doll : Tara Jarmon Miss hairy : Sud Express And in the WTF category (rest assured, these I will NOT be buying), I call : (And no I’m not telling you where they come from, I don’t want to take part in your social suicide.) Whilst we’re at it, here’s a jacket I am totally in ♥ with atm… A classic from Asos I actually don’t think I’m ready to make a decision yet. Way too much pressure ! xx – – – – – –  

Shopping : Coat nominations 2012

Shopping : My First Diamond + SPECIAL OFFER

I promised a while ago to tell you about my first diamond. Or should I say My First Diamond. This brand new concept made in France is sold worldwide and even Rihanna has been sporting hers in her latest pics. The idea : Diamond on spokes + Coloured bracelet = One playful piece of jewellery. You can pick a colour depending on your mood (if you’re like me you might be changing a few times a day !) and play around with the ways you wear it. There is also a ring version of My First Diamond – a pop-glam accessory you gotta love ! As a gift or as a moment of self-indulgence, this is definitely one for the creative cats out there – and basically for anyone who threw a wish in the well hoping for their first diamond some time soon ! Just say “I do” ! Kits available online at 79€ (approx.£63 / 98$) for one diamond + two coloured bracelets or rings. SPECIAL OFFER  Quote “Color Ur Life” when you buy your kit and receive TWO extra bracelets (so that’s 4 colours all together). Write the colours you would like after the code in the same box. ORDER YOUR MY FIRST DIAMOND HERE I love it – do you ? xx – – – – – –

Shopping : My First Diamond + SPECIAL OFFER

DIY : Globetrotter bag

Recently I was offered the chance to do a DIY exclusively for the French crafts site www.alittlemercerie.com. Studs are the craze this season, but the people on this site are very crafty so I needed to find them a challenge… Here is what I came up with : A trendy, studded, leather bag for the globetrotters out there ! Let me know what you think ! TUTORIAL THIS WAY (in French but with easy-to-follow images) P.S. Don’t forget to turn the BLUE button in the sidebar PURPLE by clicking on it (it won’t redirect you). This will boost my chances in the French Golden Blog Awards ! Thank youuuu ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Globetrotter bag

Lookbook : Monday mourning

Monday mourning is a concept I’ve been studying for years now : just when you’re starting to relax and make the most of the week-end, Monday turns up. To demonstrate my displeasure, today I’m sporting basic jeans an old tee-shirt and a plastic necklace. Take that, Monday. OK, fine, I also pulled on my new special boots. You gotta give the week a bit of a kick start ! Have a good one ! And check out Clones ‘n’ Clowns’ lil bro : Carrot Cake Blog Tee-shirt : Bought at The Who concert Belt : Vila Jeans : Primark Necklace : Old Starstruck boots : DIY here P.S. YES it’s still sunny in London ! xx – – – – – –

Lookbook : Monday mourning