After seeing a pair of Swarovski encrusted New Balance sneakers, captured via Instagram at last week’s CFDA Awards, I was immediately inspired to DIY my own. I loved how simple the shoes looked – with just the logo covered in subtly colored rhinestones. So why not bling out my recently purchased Nike high tops?!
Free People has given us an exclusive first look at their June lookbook which includes a tutorial on how to recreate the beach-ready hairstyle from the shoot. Watch and learn, from the magical hands of hair stylist Amy Farid, and you too can look washed ashore.
A few months ago, I was invited to my beloved Castle In The Air for an afternoon of pajaki making. What’s a pajaki, you ask? Pajakis are traditional Polish paper chandeliers, made from straw and pieces of colored paper. Though they vary in shape and size, these mobiles are always incredibly colorful and festive. I had so much fun making my first pajaki, I knew it was a tutorial I had to share with you. They are definitely time consuming to make (but oh so worth it) so I asked creative geniuses, John McRae and Karima Cammell, of Castle In The Air to come up with a simpler tutorial just for you!
A few weeks ago, we showed you how to update a vintage rhinestone gem into a vibrant, statement necklace. This week, inspired by one of the classic rhinestone bracelets from our Bauble Bar collection, we’re giving our wrists some much needed love with an even easier DIY. We’re also using silk thread in place of embroidery floss as the sheen and delicateness compliments the bracelet so nicely. Let’s get braiding!
We’re continuing the Cinco de Mayo festivities over on HonestlyYUM this week with a step by step tutorial on how to make a star piñata! I can’t remember the last time I got messy with paper mâché or even made a piñata from scratch for that matter. This trip down memory lane got me hooked and I’m already brainstorming my next piñata project. I’m thinking a donkey . . . thoughts?
As much as I honestly love jewelry of all types, the one thing you’ll most likely never find me wearing is a single strand of pearls. There is something about this classic piece that is just a bit too buttoned down for me. However add a bit of metal in the form of gold safety pins, à la Tom Binns, and I’m all over it! This necklace is so easy to make and is the perfect way to temporarily (or permanently) funk up those pearls that are starting to collect dust in your jewelry box.