Thursday, 30 January 2014

DIY Glasto



Hey everyone, 

Before heading to Glastonbury I did a bit of DIY including making my own floral garland and some flavoured vodka. 

Here's a step by step guide of how you can all make your own before going to a festival this summer

The Floral Garland

The great thing about making your own floral headband is that you can choose exactly which colours and types of flowers you want to use. Here's a picture of me in the process of making mine.




For the floral garland you will need several bunches of false flowers, garden wire, garden tape and some ribbon, and thats it :)! Much cheaper than buying one online I assure you. 


1. Cut three lengths of wire that are of equal length to the diameter of your head and plait the three strips together leaving a loop of wire at each end. 

2. Cut off the stem of the flowers using pliers so only 1cm is left under each flower head. 

3. Cut a 5" length of the garden wire and remove the plastic coating using scissors. With one end of the wire, poke a hole through the remaining part of the stem of one flower. Thread the wire through the hole until half the length of the wire is on each side of the stem. Now wrap this wire around the plaited wire you made earlier. 

4. Repeat step 3 until the plaited wire is covered in flowers like the picture above.

5. As the wire is sharp and creates an uneven surface, now you need to wrap the garden tape around the wire. Wrap the wire as thick as it needs to be to make a smooth surface. 

6. Thread the ribbon through the loops you made in step 1 and fasten at the back of your head. 


Here is the finished product....




Skittle Vodka

To make the skittle vodka you will need some small plastic bottles, several bags of skittles and vodka, amounts depend on how much you want to make. 



1. Split the skittles into groups of flavours

2. Pour vodka into each of the smaller bottles 

3. Add your skittles to the bottles 

4. Replace the bottle caps and shake vigorously 




5. Leave the bottles overnight for the skittles to dissolve, shaking occasionally 

6. Once the Skittles have dissolved you should be left with coloured Vodka, but a layer of white scum will have also formed. This ming must be removed. 

7. Pour the Skittles Vodka through a sheet of kitchen paper or a coffee filter using a sieve. This will remove the white layer and leave nothing but tasty Skittles flavoured Vodka. 


Here is a picture of me making mine.





Another great option if you don't like skittles is to use werther's originals to make toffee flavoured vodka. My absolute favourite!


Hope these tips will help and you enjoy making your own.

Love Daisy xx


21 at Glastonbury

Hey everyone, 

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I had a pretty hectic summer and am now studying in my final year at university so it's all go. 

I guess in terms of style, the most exciting part of my summer 2013 was spending my 21st birthday at Glastonbury Festival!

I packed far too many clothes, as always, but it meant I was never caught out without anything to wear. 5 days of clothes into 1 travelling rucksack was not an easy task. 

My favourite outfit of the week was the one I wore on my actual 21st birthday. I had bought the fabric years ago in Kenya, but had never found a use for it. My nanny used to be a seamstress so knocked me up this cute co-ord which I absolutely loved wearing. Just need to find another crazy occasion to wear it now. 




Here are some pics of the other outfits and accessories I wore that weekend....





Floral dress (urban outfitters), Aztec woven bum bag (urban outfitters), over the knee socks (topshop), wellies (hunter), fringed black leather biker jacket (blue valley at asos), captain's hat (borrowed off a friend), sunglasses (veuve clicquot merchandise)






Floral dress (vintage shop), neon yellow jumper (topshop)






Face and body paints (free people), jewellery (indian market)


High waisted vintage Levi's denim studded skirt (bitching & junkfood), white crop top (topshop), retro sports jacket (vintage shop)



Floral Bralet (topshop), Daisy necklace (Daisy London), Gold hoops (asos), Lemon printed headband (asos), face gems (ebay)



If you're going to any festivals this summer check out my pinterest page for some festival fashion inspiration http://www.pinterest.com/thedaisychain/glastonbury-inspiration/.

Love Daisy xx


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Time to roam in monochrome...

Spring/Summer '13 Monochrome Trend



Black and white is what spring 2013 is all about! From graphic prints to simple stripes, whichever you choose it must be BOLD.



 

Catwalk Influences



Dolce and Gabbana brighten up the Spring 13 monochrome with colourful tribal jewellery

Louis Vuitton

Alexander Wang

Balenciaga

Chanel

Chloe

Christian Dior

David Koma utilises cobalt blue

Donna Karen

Jonothan Saunders

Sportmax

Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Moschino


Moschino


Moschino



Sportmax

Sportmax

Viktor and Rolf

Viktor and Rolf

Sass & Bide







Street Style, Celebrities and Blog Influences










Beyonce at the Grammys












Alexa Chung Shines in Polka Dot Chanel at the amfAR New York Gala




Hayley Atwell in a monochrome dress, BAFTAs 2013



Helmut Lang Front Row Alexandra Richards







Harpers Bazaar







Photography, Art and Fashion Marketing Influences



















Pierre Balmain



Cara Delevigne by David Roemer



Marc Jacobs


Reed Krakoff


YSL



Moschino













My Monochrome Wishlist




Apparel


Theory dress



Rag and Bone Jean Grand Prix Skinny Jeans
 
 


Argent Provocateur - Mazzie Bikini
   






ASOS - Girls in da hood

Urban Outiftters - lip stack
  
 
ASOS Baseball Jacket
 
JOY


Little white lies sissty piniafore dress - Urban Outfitters

Marc by Marc Jacobs - TARA TONIC TIERED PLEATED SKIRT




   
TopShop


Ted Baker

  



 



TopShop


TopShop
 



Urban Outfitters
 
  
Zara



Whistles

Whistles

Whistles

 
Helmut Lang jacket











 

Accessories 





 
 
Lazy Oaf metrics square backpack - ASOS












 
Return to the 90s with this Marc by Marc Jacobs Black and White Scrunchie



House of Holland - Peggy round acetate sunglasses



  


Laser cut waist belt to break up a black summer dress - Mango



 
Zara
 


Celine





Frye Billy Short Black Washed Western Boots
 

Braganca - Kurt Geiger
  

TopShop
 



Bianca Leather Rucksack - Grafea


Zara


Chanel


Esteban Cortazar Metal ankle-cuff leather sandals



Giuseppe Zanotti

Nike



Reebok


TopShop

Zara



Zara
  


Bucket Bag- Whistles




Beauty









Mirrored nails





 


Nude and Neon to brighten up the black and white



 







 

Do it yourself Monochrome


Being a student working in London, funds are never on great form. I have therefore started to think of ways to satisfy my fashion needs without spending a fortune. Especially since I have just dragged out my old retro sewing machine which I am loving using again.


An example of something I have made recently which fits in so well with the monochrome trend and is also super comfy which is becoming more and more important to me, is a black and white t-shirt.


This particular t-shirt started off as two mens t-shirts from Primark (only £2.50 each...what a steal).


I cut both the black and the white one right down the middle.

I then pinned them together to make a new colour block t-shirt.


I sewed along the pin seams and et voilĂ ...two monochrome patchwork t-shirts for only £5.