The Ideal Woman

June 28, 2015

Photograph by geishaboy500 via Flickr
I came across this certain picture of a Miss America from the 1920s which started circulating again on the internet. You may or may not have seen it, so I’ll leave a link here. I like looking at vintage pictures because they always have great stories to tell but I was unaware why this picture was so famous on a pop culture website with so many shares on social media. She had been described as ‘The Ideal Woman’ during her tenure as Miss America with her measurements printed on the issue. The first thing that I noticed was that these are my exact same measurements and height. I was slightly proud of myself because 1920s is my favourite fashion period. Then it hit me, I don’t really have a mailbox of full of requests asking me to join a pageant. Never will, until we have a 20’s comeback. I always imagined those were for Victoria’s Secret Angels. People today might not really find her alluring. Someone might just go out and call her slightly out of shape for the runway. To see someone like myself in a magazine, a normal, medium sized  person walking the runway and also winning the title of Miss America was a great discovery.


June 21, 2015

Have you heard of the phrase 'La Vie En Rose'? It translates to 'This Life is Pink' in French. I love the phrase, the song by Edith Piaf and it's the first thing that comes to my mind when I think - Parisian. I put together this outfit inspired by vintage, floral, Parisian designs. There's pink roses, gold jewellery, black quilted design and glitter. The minute I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it and pair with these accessories. Everything started to form this beautiful picture of Paris in my mind where every piece is reminiscent of something.

The Pink Roses Skater Dress for the beautiful roses at the Cafes and the window sills of Parisian apartments, Black Quilted Clutch with gold details for the classic range of  Chanel quilted bags , the French Label's most popular product, Glittery Loafers for the shimmering lights on the Tower de Eiffel every night and the glittering smiles of the tourists. the pearl and cross ring for Audrey and her obsession of pearls, Creme rose earrings to match the dress for a bouquet of flowers a lover buys from a street florist and finally a vintage red lip.
Parisian OOTDRose Floral dress Forever21

The Liebster Award

June 14, 2015

Good morning everybody!
The Liebster Award is sort of a tag for new,upcoming bloggers who currently have under 200 followers on any social media( I have cheated a little bit and included people who have around 200). I think it's a great way for people to discover other new bloggers which otherwise becomes really difficult for the first few months and years of blogging.

I would like to thank Leanne, also known as The Dress Diaries in the blogger world for tagging me to do this post.

The Rules:
1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you.
2. Look for an award image from other blogposts or just use the one I've used to post it on your blog.
3.Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
4.Nominate 11 blogs.
5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.
6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Let's get into answering Leanne's questions.

DIY: Bohemian Anklet

June 7, 2015

These bohemian style anklets have been in style lately and they are the perfect summer accessory if you're looking for something different and unique. I saw a similiar one in Anthropologie for way more money that I was willing to spend on something like this. Let's be honest usually when I buy something like this I wear it once or twice in my lifetime. So I didn't want to shell out an enormous amount for something I thought I could make it myself. So if you have been invited to a beach wedding or going to a festival, holiday etc, you can make one for yourself for really cheap.
So here is a step by step DIY for a Bohemian Anklet. It may look like a lot of steps but I promise it's really simple. All you need is some patience because it took me a while to make it but I'm happy with how it turned out.
Note: Please excuse the foot pictures. I couldn't be showing you an anklet without some foot pictures. I have been out in the sun a lot so my feet aren't perfect they have been tanned and not that uniformly as I would like because of the kind of footwear or sandals I've been wearing. I may or may not have spent some extra time editing my feet. ( Now that's a first). Anyway keep on reading for the DIY!
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
The Things you will need:
1. White Thread - It should be white thread of some good quality nylon or any other similar material with a thickness more than normal sewing thread.
2. Measuring Tape - To measure your foot and how far you would want to put in the charms.
3. A Pair of Scissors.
4. Charms of your choice. You can find a lot of bohemian looking charms at a local craft store and if you can't, just use the charms from an old bohemian necklace or earring which you aren't going to be wearing anymore.
5. Jump Rings - These will help you attach the charms to the rope because the rope is considerable thicker than the opening on normal charms.
These are the charms I used!
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet Charms
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
Step 1 - Take two pieces of string and form two loops with them. Try to take longer pieces so that you can always cut them later.
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
Step 2 - Take one end of any of the 4 strings and tip a knot around all of them to secure it.Step 3  -Start Fishtail braiding the strings. There are a tons of different types of knots that you can do but I chose this because it's simple and everyone can find how to do a fishtail braid. ( If anyone wants I can do a separate post on fishtail braids).
Step 4 -The easiest tip is to take the outer string from each side and braid them in. Once you're done braid it upto the mid section of your foot and tie a knot at the end. Make sure you leave the ends of the strings like that and don't cut it yet because we will be incorporating it further.
Now  attach one end of the bigger charm with the help of a jump ring. I'd suggest putting the jump ring into one of the braided bits instead of the knot at the end because it can make it fall out. Use some pliers to open and close the jump rings.
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
Now keep fishtail braiding just like Step1,2,3,4 till the braid reaches your ankle. Once it reaches the ankle, tie a knot. Now take two separate double loops like in step one and start making fishtail braids in the opposite directions till it halfway covers your ankle on both sides. Now attach some jump rings and put the ankle bells that look so pretty and sound great too. Keep these strings long too because they should be able to tie around your ankle.
DIY Summer Bohemian AnkletDIY Summer Bohemian AnkletDIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
Now tie the pieces from the top fishtail braid to the ends of the ankle braids. DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
Now all you've got to do tie the ends of the strings into simple knots to keep all the pieces of strings together and I would prefer locking the ends with a flame. I thought of using the leaf charms at the ends on the knots but then I liked how it looked without them but you can go ahead use them if you'd like.  And we're done!
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
DIY Summer Bohemian Anklet
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