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The 10 best Christmas party-apropros DIYs to get you in the mood for making an effort.
If you do have to venture out into the harsh outside world, you might as well do it some souped up headphones that double as super rad ear-warmers.
We have many things on our weekend to-do list, and approximately zero of them involve a trip to Home Depot. But after stumbling across this rad DIY from the crafty ladies at Brit + Co. we’re considering a quick re-hash of our existing plans.
We gave you plenty of notice and implored you to start your Cara Delevingne, Beyoncé, Kanye West and Anna Dello Russo costumes early, but you didn’t. You could do something mind-warpingly incredible with makeup, but maybe you have two left hands. Maybe you’re allergic. Maybe you don’t want to catch public transport looking like Human Barbie’s BFF’s creepy transgender Justin Bieber clone.
Uniqlo is providing us with a sizable amount of drive to sacrifice a few Z’s and step up our hair game.
Getting a good look at the clothes is hard enough with all the rogue iPads and past-capacity venues, so as you can imagine, the most stunning details often slip past unnoticed on the runway. They don’t, however, slip through the cracks of Instagam, not when the ‘no social media’ signs backstage are so shamelessly ignored and the best model selfies so tirelessly #regrammed.
As young twenty-somethings living in New York, we’re very well versed in the art of the D.I.Y. manicure. Yes, Legally Blonde taught us that a nail salon is its own kind of beauty nirvana, where talons are pristine and questionable advice is yours for the taking, but when push comes to shove, we’d rather drop $25+ at one of our hush-hush thrift shops, than shell out for a job we can do ourselves. Nevertheless, any woman who takes the polish into her own hands on the regular has a handful of horror tales to tell.
We love summer for many reasons, one of them being that it’s totally kosher to slack off with your beauty routine. ‘Dewy skin’, ‘bed hair’ and ‘au naturale beauty’ have a pretty sweet ring to them for those of us who prefer to spend our mornings pushing snooze. But unfortunately ‘dewy’ and ‘oily’ are sometimes a little too close for comfort, and the hot weather can do worse things to your hair than make it temporarily bloated. Josie Feria is Director of Spa Operations at the Fontainebleau’s Lapis Spa in Miami. She told us all about when to fight the frizz and when to go with summer’s flow, and let us in on some DIY recipes that replicate the fancy ones offered at Lapis.
There’s a high-end solution to every beauty woe you can think of. From serums that go for hundreds of dollars a pop to the latest and greatest in skincare science. But sometimes, the best solutions are right between the isles of your local drugstore (even your grocery)
Have a friend that loves to make their own everything? These awesome kits take DIY to the next level, and all for $75 or less! We’ve got everything from at-home candy making kits to sets that’ll let you design your own terrarium. Pick your favorite and gift away!
In the latest episode of Club Chrissie, Sophomore‘s Chrissie Miller creates a cool fringed necklace with the help of jewelry designer Pamela Love in her downtown crib.
As I walked into the Gap on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I was greeted by a table of arts and crafts materials and a line of guests waiting to get their old jeans customized by Nylon‘s Dani Stahl and her crew. Definitely not your average evening at the Gap store.
We just came across this Do It Yourself Baguette bag from Fendi’s Spring 2010 collection; a nice follow up from 2008′s Paint-Your-Own Baguette Tote. Finally all the needlepoint expertise we learned at summer camp will come in handy!
Fashionistas around the world shed copious tears upon learning that Luella Bartley would shutter her eponymous label, Luella. The final collection from Spring 2010 featured a signature, dainty quirkiness with floral patterns and delicate detailing. But what stood out the most were the purse accessories: flower-covered balls on tough chains, hanging from buttery-soft leather bags. And now, with only a few easy-to-find tools and a hot glue gun, you can make your own homage to Luella.
With temperatures in this mid-80s, it is safe to declare that Spring is here. Looking back at past collections, Yves Saint Laurent was the epitome of springtime glamor with drape-y strapless dresses, rich fabrics, and flowing peasant skirts. One stand-out addition? Strawberries. Yes, your favorite red fruit was pasted onto those aforementioned skirts and I have used my favorite childhood arts and crafts materials to create a budget-friendly, and removable, version.
Continuing with the theme of conversation-starting headgear, Meadham Kirchhoff recently sent his models down the runway in pipe cleaner tiaras. Is that what consumers can expect in stores for Fall 2010? If so, count me as a fan, but don’t expect me to spend a lot (if anything).
Headgear is one of the most underrated accessories a woman or man can don to complete an outfit. And I’m not talking about the brace-face you used to have in high school –- these toppers are classy conversation pieces. In particular, the hats seen in the Comme des Garçons Spring 2010 collection left everybody talking.
Stuffed animal purses, which rose to popularity in the late-90’s, have resurrected themselves and after seeing the triceratops bags on the Giles Spring 2010 runway a few months ago, I knew I’d need to find some way to get my hands on one without bringing my bank account to extinction. Luckily, I had a stray dinosaur plush ($14.99) that was begging to be gutted.