Tuesday, August 20, 2013

D. I. Y Flower Crown


How can you NOT love them? They're absolutely gorgeous and perfect for any end of summer festivals you may be attending! Floral crowns instantly add a bohemian/ hippie vibe to any outfit. Not only are they totally adorable and in style, but they're also incredibly easy to make! You only need a few materials! Get ready, here comes the first Floral and Fauna DIY post!

You'll Need:

  • Flowers of your choice ( I used red and pink roses from Michaels)
  • Floral Wire (I ended up only using the green one)
  • Scissors (Make sure they're sharp! Safety scissors won't cut it, literally)
  • Ribbon to line the inside afterwards (This is totally optional, but the wire kept getting stuck in my hair)

Step One: The Wire

Take Floral Wire (found at almost every craft store) and loosely wrap it around your head twice. I say loosely because the flowers will take away some of the space.

Step Two: The Basics

After you've cut your floral wire, fold it in half. From there, twist it around itself until you make a circle that fits your head but isn't too snug.

Step 3: Wrap Those Flowers

Place the flower (with it's stem or at least part of it), against your base. Cut more floral wire and wrap it around the stem to hold the flower in place. I cut separate pieces of floral wire for each flower so i wouldn't have to weave the whole roll through the flowers. However, if you choose that route, you will have some wire popping out a little. I would suggest that you glue a ribbon to the inside after you finish to avoid those wires hurting you/ getting stuck in your hair!

Keep wrapping! You're almost done!!

And we're done! Now that wasn't so hard, was it? It's really cheap to make your own, and it's much better because it can be customized to look how you want it! How many flowers you want to put on is 100% up to you!

Thank you so much for reading & I hope this tutorial helped! Have any questions? Ask away in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Until next time,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Brunette Bardot

Brigitte Bardot is a fashion legend. Not only a model, Bardot was also an actress, singer and currently an animal activist. She was well known in her prime for her demure/ sex kitten appearance. Usually spotted with a dark eye look and nude lips, Brigitte became a sex symbol and fashion icon in the 50's and 60's. Who wouldn't want to look like her? I'm pretty sure even current day Brigitte wishes she still looked that way.

With the help of one of my beautiful best friends Megan, we created a Bardot inspired look.Brigitte was scarcely clothed in most of her photo shoots, so we went for a slightly more covered up look. I did the hair, a lightly curled half beehive up-do made famous by Brigitte herself, and Megan did that traditional Bardot winged eyeliner. We worked together to create an outfit with elegance, edge, and a vintage vibe.

I'm truly thrilled with how the look turned out! Megan is a natural in front of the camera and reminded me of a young Elizabeth Hurley. Thank you again to Megan for allowing me to use her as my Brunette Bardot! You can check out her youtube videos here {Megan Clara}. She is as charming and silly as she is beautiful!

Steal Megan's Look {HERE}

Until next time,

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