Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Lust, Luster & DIY

Ways to Spook Things Up
listening to "I put a spell on you"-Nina Simone
I am delighting in the creepy skulls that would stay on in a prominent place in our home after El Dia De Los Muertos! These fit our aesthetic perfectly and they're cast not real so they're vegan friendly, found objects upcycled and repurposed!

I want to make this or buy it. It's amazing! It was on etsy but I forgot where. Forgive me, please! I am way too busy to focus.

So smitten with black feather wreaths

anatomically correct decorating

A Bit of Freaky Fashion

Who say's you can't dress the part while you are out buying supplies or making these creepy creations? Check out etsy for most of these cool wares all over this post! Google skull, vintage vase, feather wreath or pumpkins and great things pop up. I found some great things under Halloween decoration...etc.!

Some DIY Halloween Inspiration
Throw some black roses in these or stick with the black and white theme and find some white flowers that suit your fancy to display, but display all these vases together for full impact. These have to be in a prominent place on a table with some glitter covered skulls and/or painted pumpkins. I also like the idea of hanging black crows on fishing line and/or using them in a centerpiece on your dining room table with these vases and some dark curly willow branches or maybe dried spiky flowers like thistles. Ghoulish.

Bedazzled and painted pumpkin perfection! You can do it if I can!

I can paint or stencil. This is way too cool for school!

Who wants to decoupage pumpkins? I do!

I die! This is so major!!! Black glitter everything. It's almost as good as sequined everything! Dope show!

A cool idea from The Martha Stewart Show! It's on her website with video and a tutorial. I would do them all in white or black with white candles or black candles since I want a simple color scheme.
I would probably do this with black tissue paper or paper doilies. I think the vintage creepy factor is what I am going for this year. However, the upcycled coffee filters are pretty cool and have an effect that I like. I also love the idea of a DIY black feather wreath. I love how chic and sleek that look is and black turkey feathers are really cheap! I would go to the fabric district and buy a black feather boa and attach it to a foam, floral frame using floral pins that can be purchased in DTLA in the floral district or at any basic craft store. You have to buy some acrylic paint and glitter anyways. Right? Right!

Supplies That Look Appetizing

Have fun and happy crafting! Happy Halloween! This is by far my favorite Holiday! I can't wait to show you all my tricked out treats and treasures. I am going to make some decorations this weekend and I am going for a theme. This year, I can focus on the home and not my costume since my snow white costume is done. I made it last year. I am going to go as a post-poison apple, zombie state, snow white and the hubby is going as a legalize Dopey dwarf! All he needs is his purple beanie and a pot leaf patch! Too funny! He's very straight laced so it's an oxymoron. Te he!
There's a lot more to come. As a theatre gal, I have a good time with costumes and the whole Halloween "event"! I still have to post a few pre-Halloween outfits, jewelry by a dear friend and some Polaroid play! I will try not to get too bogged down at work, teaching and producing our fall play! I am staying on top of all my responsibilities in order to post! Have fun & Happy haunting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Getting Spooky With DIY Halloween Ideas!

This is going to be fun! I have so much DIY Halloween related spookiness to show the next few days! This is from the style list! Rad! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Katia: Raven and his Bros!

My Baby Brother and His Friends
The Wildlyfe Crew
Looks like a fun little road trip/excursion! I am counting down the days until we leave for Mexico. I really need to get the passports done by next week and the plane tickets booked. Time's a wasting.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cracks: Reel in this Look

"Cracks", Cinematic Interpretation! 
Translate the look. It's current and wearable!
Chic vintage goodness!
Lovely film, but seriously crazy teacher! She does some damage!
Fiona is hiding in the row boat away from her team and her teacher, Ms. G! She should've stayed hidden. Love the dreamy moment captured here and the crocheted pillows.
Wishing she was doing CPR and not a total kook! Oh well! She looks perfect! Eva Green is a vintage stunner and totally in the now! The looks are relevant, slightly masculine, but still feminine and prim. There is a Grace Kelly thing going on, but only in terms of the fashion! The tone of the film is dark and eery. 
The agoraphobic ventures out, looking marvelous!
Glamour and grace ooze from her. She learned this from books.
I am eating up this cozy sweater with the silky head scarf. Boho.
The girls and Ms. G! I love all the girls splayed out on the stairs like they're so bored. I remember that age. Everything was an adventure, but we always were saying how bored we were. lol!

Translating Film Fiction Into Reality
The look demands flared pants, silky scarves, a trench, blazers, a tie or two, at least one white shirt, mid length chiffon dresses, accessories in gold tones, florals, stripes, satin lingerie, cozy sweaters, a kimono or two, red lipstick and vampy red nail varnish!
"Cracks" Cinema: Reel Become Real!

Lipsy beaded tank top
£38 -

Burberry long coat
$2,140 -

Acne blue pants
£220 -

Miu Miu mary jane pumps
$585 -

Liberty London floral scarve
£125 -

Christian Dior hat
$1,875 -

Liberty London silk shawl
£135 -

Helene Berman beret hat
£55 -

Isotoner bow glove
£10 -

$5.99 -

Essie Lollipop Nail Polish
£9.95 -

Be Goody Pencil No Smoking Cigarette Hb
$2 -