Monday 30 June 2014

Portrait photoshoot

Sorry I haven't been writing for a while. I have had my final exam last week, and of course been celebrating the fact that I am now a high school graduate!
This is a photoshoot that I made with my friend Sofia, which I also made the figureskating dresses for - which you can watch here.
We just experiemented with lots of different poses, and actually we think that it turned out really well, and it's an alternative way to shoot portraits.

Friday 20 June 2014

Styleicon - Taylor Tomasi Hill

Taylor Tomasi Hill is a style icon that really inspires me, which is probably due to the fact that she is a former style editor at Teen Vogue and US Marie Claire, and currently working as the creative director at Moda Operandi.

She has a really unique style that sometimes surprises you, like when she wore a quite romantic patterned dress - with giant spikes on the shoulders!
She manages to take extremely cool pieces of clothing, and style them to perfection, so she always looks elegant and exiting.

Theese are some of my favorite looks of her:

Saturday 14 June 2014

DIY - recipe book

My sister has been interested in healthy food for a long time, which now has resulted in a blog - basicallyfruitytarian. The blog consists of recipes of healthy, but still very delicious, meals that I am so lucky to taste almost every day. I especially can't get enough of the banana bread :-)
A while ago she bought a simple journal where she could write all of her genius recipes down. But the journal looked so boring, that I had to spice it up a bit:

What you will need:
 - some magazines with cool pictures, that are relevant to your journal
 - cardboard
 - the journal itself

Since it's a recipe book, it's a good idea to buy a journal with a plastic "cover", so the beautiful front-page you make won't be messed up by tomato sauce.

Cut out the pictures you choose, and remember to have both big and small pictures.

Cut out the letters, that are going to spell the name of your journal, and draw along the edges of the letters with a marker. This makes them seem more finished.

Now you just have to glue the pictures an the letters to the cover of the journal. You can experiment with the layout as much as you want to, but remember to use the larger pictures as a base.
And then you're done :-)

Monday 9 June 2014

Maxi skirt from "leftovers"

As I have mentioned before, I have been given a big bag of leftovers from different fashion companies.
I have already made some scarfs of the leftovers, which you can see here.

Some of the fabric pieces, are so big though, that I would never have called them leftovers myself.
This included a beautiful silk fabric, which I thought would be perfect for a simple maxi skirt.
And since you'll need a LOT of fabric to make a maxi skirt, that is wide enough so it doesn't prevent you from walking properly, I decided to make a split in the middle.
Since the split starts at the very top of the skirt, I also made a mini skirt from a pastel pink leftover fabric to go underneath. Here's the result:

Friday 6 June 2014

Street look #3

Street art and style in Copenhagen

Paul - Sweater Urban Outfitters - Cap Colette - Jeans DIY African style - Sneakers Nike Huarche Platinium 
Emilie - Top Adidas Bulls - Bag Carhartt - Shorts Sams√łeSams√łe - Sneakers Vans OldSkool 

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Mosquito lace curtain

So I have been making another curtain, remember the last time? if not - look here
This time, it was for a door/window and not just a window, which meant a lot more sewing. 
It's a huge curtain, made of a very delicate lace fabric, so it also works as a mosquito curtain. 
In that way, we can have the door open out to our terrace, where we spend a lot of time in the summer.

The store where i bought the lace fabric gave me more fabric than I ordered, and since I also used less fabric than I had expected, there is actually enough left-over fabric, so I can make a little dress out of it.
I found this pattern in my old Burda magazines, so that is now one of my up-coming projects!