Fashion is everywhere

Clones N Clowns by Aimee Wood

DIY Christmas present idea : Rhinestone embellished scarf and gloves !

So hats, scarves and gloves are a classic Xmas pressy, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring ! This year why not glitz up a set for your best mate ? It takes no time, looks incredibly pro and costs next to nothing ! To do it yourself, you will need : – Hat/scarf/gloves – Rhinestones in various shapes and colours – Jewelry glue Step 1 : Practice arranging your rhinestones without gluing them, to see which design you like best. I like to just play around with them, placing them one after the other and fitting smaller ones in the holes as I go. Try to get it as symmetrical as you can – this way the end result always looks good ! Step 2 : Take a piccy of your design, just in case it gets blown away or destroyed by a clumsy someone (like yourself !) Steps 3 & 4 : Follow the design on the picture you took or simply pick up the stones one by one and glue them back down with your jewelry glue. A drop will do. Press lightly on each stone to stick it down, making sure the glue doesn’t squidge out at the edges when you press down. If it does, have a tissue handy and quickly remove any extra glue. Pssssst – Make sure you don’t create two right/left hand gloves ! Glue the rhinestones on a different side of each glove. And there you have it ! A beautiful set to give away or even to treat your own little self with this Christmas 🙂 Hope you like it, if you do I’m sure others will too – give it a share ! Have a lovely week-end, xx – – – – – –

DIY Christmas present idea : Rhinestone embellished scarf and gloves !

Do it yourself : Toy dinosaur baubles for your DIY Xmas tree

This DIY was inspired by a gold dinosaur I saw on Urban Outfitters – but they’re so easy to make yourself ! I think they’re so cute and definitely a quirky touch to a crafty Xmas tree. Also a good one for the kids as week-ends and holidays become more and more Xmas activity orientated – and it’s just three simple steps ! To do it yourself, you will need : – Plastic dino toys – Screw hooks – Gold spray paint – Gold ribbon And here’s how to ! Step 1 : Screw a hook into each dino’s head or back Step 2 : Paint the dinosaurs on both sides and leave to dry Step 3 : Thread a piece of gold ribbon through each hook and hang ! What do you think ? I LOVE them ! I’m so proud and have them dangling around the tree 🙂 Cute, trendy and HOME MADE ! More decoration DIYs coming soon. See you tomorrow ! xx – – – – – –

Do it yourself : Toy dinosaur baubles for your DIY Xmas tree

DIY : Pearl glasses

When Mister Spex offered me a pair of glasses to customise I couldn’t resist ! Challenge accepted ! I knew straight away what I would do with them : make them into an original pearly pair ! Here’s how I did it : Mister Spex offer a wide range of basic glasses at an affordable price so why not try a pair of your own and avoid spending hundreds on a pair of designer specs ? It’s easy, fun and stylish ! P.S. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for my new DO IT KITS ! I’m so pleased you like them ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Pearl glasses

DO IT KITS : ROUND 2

After an exciting launch already one month ago, my DO IT KITS project has been non stop ! I’ve worked on three new kits for your to enjoy DIYing at home – a chic Braided Chain Bracelet, an Emerald Green bejeweled statement Necklace and last but not least a DO IT KIT version of my popular Heat Knot Necklace ! As a reminder, here’s the deal : After noticing how popular my DIY tutorials were, I realised people really wanted to get down and create. However, many people were unable to satisfy their craving because supplies take time and effort to find, often meaning you have to cross the whole city to find all the bits and bobs you’ll need, and you also often have to buy much more than you need… My answer to this dilemma ? DO IT KITS ! I offer a selection of popular projects from my blog as well as exlusive projects created especially for DO IT KITS so that you can buy online and receive everything you need to create at home. The kits include a tutorial, the supplies to create the chosen project and extra creative ideas for those who wish to take DIYing a little further. DIY has never been so simple 🙂 Do It Kits are for sale on www.doitkits.com and will soon be on sale on Etsy too ! I hope you like them, I love every one of them and so did the editor of Grazia UK when she saw them ♥ Click on the links below each product to see the shop. ♦ Please not that stocks are limited so if you like a kit, grab it ! ♦ All kits are shipped within 3 days. FREE WORLDWIDE DELIVERY Happy DIYing ! DO IT KIT Braided Chain Necklace ON SALE HERE   DO IT KIT Heart Knot Necklace ON SALE HERE DO IT KIT Emerald Green Statement Necklace ON SALE HERE So, are you willing to give it a go ?! xx – – – – – –

DO IT KITS : ROUND 2

Lookbook : Garçonne

Wooly hat : H&M Jacket : IKKS Shirt : Lee Trousers : Primark Boots : Ted Baker Bag: Whole Foods limited edition Bracelet : DIY -> Wrap a thin belt around your wrist and tuck the end through the layers ! xx – – – – – –

Lookbook : Garçonne

DIY : Painted studs customised dress

We’ve already established studs are everywhere this season, but they’re not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea. Whether you’re just not a rock chick or have simply had enough of glitsy bling, why not try painting your studs for a brand new and colourful way of customising your clothes ? If you like this, you might like my other stud DIYs : – DIY studded clutch – DIY starstruck boots – DIY studded collar – DIY Globetrotter bag Or remember when I painted rhinestones ? – Painted rhinestones ballets If you want to get studding at home, check out my Do It Kits ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Painted studs customised dress

Beauty : Remove your nail polish in seconds !

I can’t even remember where I heard about this technique but I know I forgot to use it until I saw it again on the Internet the other day when browsing through Pinterest. I tried it this morning and just had to share it with you straight away – it’s incredible ! I love having my nails polished, playing with colours and turning my finger tips into fashionable accessories, however I often find myself spending a few days with chipped polish because I can’t be bothered to remove it… NOT sexy ! It tends to take me ages to clean my nails the traditional way, especially since I usually paint on 3 coats of polish so that the colour is bold and long-lasting. But now… NOW… I’ll be changing colour every few days because it will only ever take me SECONDS to remove it ! And as a bonus, I’ll be saving money instead of using almost a whole pack of cotton wool each time… Here’s how !   Easy, right ?! So watch out for my ever-changing nails from now on ! Today I’m going for a crackled red on powder pink – Mister Monkey loves it 🙂 Think you’ll give it a try ?! xx – – – – – –

Beauty : Remove your nail polish in seconds !

DIY : Heart knee tights

Finally it’s here, the DIY you’ve all been waiting for ! Yes, because when I spent hours on end making a shopping bag out of leather last week, you were all more inspired by my Topshop tights than by the project ! Haha, I suppose I do understand, they’re pretty awesome tights 😉 And so here’s how you can make your own at home. I’ve added a touch of zebra print to make the project even more snazzy – hope you like them ! What do you think ?! On a more tragic note, I didn’t manage to stay in the TOP 10 fashion blogs in the Golden Blog Awards ! Never mind, c’est la vie – it was great fun and to show you I’m still a happy lil gurl and THANK YOU for all your support (because I may not have won but I did get hundreds of votes !!!) here’s a funny gif ! Thanks again to every single one of you who voted for me, this competition has shown me how many of you like my blog and has inspired me to do my very best to make this place as good as my brain, hands, scissors, glue, camera, keyboard and Internet connection will allow me to ! LOVE ♥ Sweater : AllSaints Shorts : Topshop Tights : DIY ci-dessus Boots : ASH See you tomorrow ! xx – – – – – –

DIY : Heart knee tights

Lookbook : Yes, Daniel Cleaver

Let’s start off the week with a Bridget Jones reference : every time I wear something particularly short, I get an image of Hugh Grant asking me if my skirt is “off sick”. Well yes, Mister Cleaver, my skirt was off sick this week-end. But my waxed cotton mini shorts weren’t. I love playing around with proportions like wearing an oversized sweater with itty bitty shorts and these Acne Pistol boots polished it all off perfectly. As a bonus the sun came to take part in the photoshoot and him and I had lots of fun standing on the village bench in Hartington (Derbyshire, UK). Sweater : Topshop, similar here Shorts : Zara Bracelet : homemade (just braid 3 lengths of scruffy cotton !) Boots : Acne Pistol boots from www.my-wardrobe.com By the way, today is the last day you can vote for my blog in the Golden Blog Awards ! Click on the blue button in the sidebar to help me along my way in this French blogging competition – and wish me luck ! Thanks to all who have voted so far, your support is fantastic ! ♥ xx – – – – – –

Lookbook : Yes, Daniel Cleaver

DIY : Barbie statement necklace

Chucnky statement necklaces are the way to go this year, especially worn with a smart jacket or under a shirt collar. I think bright accessories are perfect for a business meeting, it gives a bit of femininity to a ‘working woman’s’ outfit without going over the top or looking too casual. This is more of an inspiration tutorial than an actual project – you can use the techniques used for this statement necklace to make your own original piece of jewelry without necessarily using the same shapes and colours as I have. I hope you like it ! Necklace : DIY above Tee-shirt : Mango Jacket : IKKS Jeans : IKKS Shoes : New Look Leather bag : DIY here WAIT ! Before you go, I have two last things to say… 1 / I found out last night that my blog is so far 8th in the French Golden Blog Awards – I can’t believe it ! Thanks so much to anyone who has voted for Clones ‘n’ Clowns once, twice or everyday. 2 / Votes close on 22nd and I need to stay in the top 10 to get through to the finals ! If you liked this tutorial, if you like my blog or if you just think I have a funny face, PLEASE VOTE for my blog by clicking on the blue button below. You can vote once a day until Monday. One vote = one click = one second. Thank you all a million times around the World ! ♥   xx – – – – – –

DIY : Barbie statement necklace