DIY: Wire Silk Headband

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Keeping your head feeling and looking cool during the summer doesn’t have to be hard! We created an adorable silk headband that hides a secret weapon. Inside the headband is a wire allowing you to manipulate the headband however you want! It also makes the fit completely customizable. You can keep your hair out of your face while the summer heat is blaring, all while looking totally chic.
DSC_0064 Materials:

2” Midori Dupioni Silk Ribbon

16 Gauge Wire

Needle and thread or sewing machine

Scissors

 DSC_00661. Measure the Dupioni ribbon around your head leaving extra in order to twist once wrap is complete. Once you have your measurement, duplicate the same piece you create to have two pieces.DSC_00692. Start to sew the pieces together.
DSC_00713. Take your wire and create a loop. Twist the wire ends together.
DSC_00774. Insert wire into the ribbon before sewing up the last few inches.

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Summer Hair Accessory Inspiration

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Our outfits for summer are almost ready to go, but there’s one thing we’re still squaring away: our hairstyles. The summer is known to be the worst season for hair because it’s humid, sticky, and hot. Recipe for hair disasters much? So we’re calling in some accessories to make our hair look like a ten, even though it feels like a hard 4 at best. 7dcc0aace196b13f66ad5d6af8a43ee9 (1)

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Stylish Sandal DIY Roundup

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Looking for fun summer footwear? Why buy it, when you can DIY it! We’re rounded up some of the most stylish sandals for spring and summer that you can wear to the beach, a pool party, or just out for everyday errands. From a heeled tassel sandal, to a fun tribal flat; these shoes will carry you through the season and then some. Which sandals are you totally loving this season? Have you ever DIY’ed a shoe before? Let us know about your experiences making footwear in the comments below! tasselshoes1-640x960

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Cute Cover-Up Inspiration

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One of the best perks of summer, besides being able to finally whip out our sundresses, is the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a totally different way. We’re talking about heading down to the beach, pool or other comparable large body of water. Now besides sunscreen, a straw hat, and a cute Triangl bikini, there’s only one thing you need to make your beach day a success. A cute cover-up of course!

 

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Tony Awards 2015 Fashion Recap

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The Tony Awards bring out the theatrics and we’re not only talking about the performances they honor. We’re also talking about the style stars that shone on the red carpet! Although not as over-the-top as the Met Gala or the Grammys, we readied ourselves for some drama, and we weren’t disappointed.  elisabeth-moss-tonys-red-carpetElizabeth Moss bloomed in a gown with cascading flowers.

bella-hadid-tonys-red-carpetBella Hadid looked like a modern goddess in a cream and black column dress.

jennifer-lopez-tonys-red-carpetWe were starstruck by Jennifer Lopez’s celestial style.

 

vanessa-hudgens-tonys-red-carpetVanessa Hudgens has blossomed into a style star in a voluminous gown of posies.

 

kendall-jenner-francisco-costa-tonys-red-carpetKendall Jenner looked as pretty as a peach in a Calvin Klein Collection dress!

DIY: Father’s Day Keychain

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This Father’s Day make your dad something he is sure to love! If your dad has a habit of losing his keys, make them harder to misplace with a guy-approved keychain. No rhinestones or baubles here! We created a braided faux leather keychain that has an edge of rustic masculinity.

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Leather Braid

Key chain clasp

Needle and Thread

Scissors

Sobo glue

DSC_02111. Take your leather fold over to create a loop. Make the loop as long as you desire. Cut excess leather.

DSC_02132. Slip the leather through the metal clasp opening.

DSC_02153. Sew the edges of your trim together.

DSC_02174. Glue the edges of the trim with your Sobo glue so it does not fray. Let dry.DSC_0259

CFDA 2015 Fashion Recap

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One of fashion’s biggest nights, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, were held on Monday night, and the stars and fashion elite failed to disappoint.  Here are a few of our favorite looks from the star and style studded evening.
Coco Rocha in Marissa Webb.Coco Rocha sparkled in a silver Banana Republic gown.

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae was the epitome of glamour in a Tadashi Shoji cape.

Anna WintourFashion staple, Anna Wintour, showed off her style with a belted floral maxi.

Juliette Lewis in Christian Siriano with the designer.Juliette Lewis looked extravagant in her two-piece ensemble, and designer Christian Siriano approves!

Zac Posen and Maya Thurman-Hawke

Maya Thurman-Hawke made her solo red carpet debut with designer Zac Posen, and she rocked it!

 

DIY: Cord Necklace

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This week we have a DIY that is the perfect piece to complete your spring and summer wardrobe. Inspired by Marni’s incredible rope necklaces, we decided to put all of our cord to good use! This simpler design features one length of cord at a time, but you can always add additional segments to the necklace. We like wearing a clustered bunch to really make a statement, but you can also rock one at a time. These necklaces are a little bit nautical too, making them perfect for your summer vacation at sea!

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6mm Braided Metallic Cord

12mm Imported Chenille Twist

End Caps (small and large)

Lobster Clasp

Jewelry Wire

Jump Rings

Pliers

Scissors

E6000

 

Chenille Cord NecklaceDSC_01381. Measure your chenille cord around your neck, and cut depending on how long you want your necklace. Cut cord.

DSC_01422. Take your jewelry wire and hold the tip with the loop with a set of pliers. Create a knot by twisting the wire into a ball. This will allow the wire not to fall through the opening of the end cap.

DSC_01443. Place the loop tip into the end cap so it come out on the other side.

DSC_01514. Add glue and place cord into the end cap. Let dry and repeat on other side.

DSC_01595. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

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DSC_01531. After cutting your cord to the desired length, take your smaller end caps and add glue inside.

DSC_01542. Place cord end into the cap and let dry. Repeat on the other side.

DSC_01603. Add a jump ring to each end and a lobster clasp to on end.

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Favorite DIYs of May 2015

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Get ready to get crafty! We’ve put together a list of our favorite DIYs from the month. 6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d10e5a73970c-800wiThis tulle skirt from ABM is not only perfect for a spring date, it’s also easy to make!

Trinket-Dishes-2-600x900Studio DIY created these adorable trinket dishes that are perfect for anyone who constantly misplaces their keys.

egg-cup-planters-4-2These egg cup planters from Sugar and Cloth are perfect for succulents and summer seedlings!

DIY-Tissue-Paper-Art-8Make this colorful art from Design Sponge using tissue paper to create those cool abstract shapes!

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There’s nothing negative to say about these negative print foil prints from Damask Love!