Olga Kostina has turned her modest home, in the rural town of Kamarchaga in the Siberian taiga, into quite the landmark. Inspired by traditional macrame motifs, the Russian pensioner has individually nailed over 30,000 plastic bottle caps to create pixelated patterns. She’s vowed to continue adding more bottle caps until every wall is completely covered. So sweet, right?
Our heads have been so high up in the spring clouds recently that we thought we’d momentarily bring ourselves back to the reality that is fall. Temperatures are slowly dropping and there’s not a single look from Emerson Fry‘s lookbook that isn’t helping us cope with having to re-introduce layers into our wardrobes. The high waisted column skirt, leopard linen coat and cropped pants are effortlessly chic staples to help welcome a fresh, new season. And after teasing us with a sneak peek into their fall collection a couple weeks ago, it’s all finally available for sale right this way!
The braid train has continued on it’s twisty path from New York to London and we couldn’t love the hair craze more. Loose and messy, single plaited dos were finished off with a tiny braid, wrapped around a set of side swept bangs at Holly Fulton. And the only other addition to two tone lips were rounded tortoise sunnies. Peace, love and all around happiness.
There’s nothing quite as marvelous and essential as costume jewelry – especially when it borders on ‘over the top’ with exorbitant amounts of sparkle and shine. As I always like to say: more is more is more. So how can one possibly turn down the opportunity to customize their very own show-stopping, Verdura-inspired crystal pendant necklace!? Not I. Bling it on.
- 22″ – 28″ of thick gold chain (also available here)
- assorted sew on rhinestones in settings (also available here and here)
- 1 rhinestone or crystal brooch (with backs clipped off)
- stiff felt sheet
- 2 jump rings
- hole punch or rotary punch
- wooden spoon & toothpick
- wire clippers (optional)
- tweezer (optional)