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H E A V Y ▲ M E T A L

October 20, 2011
tags: , , , , , , , sid vicious, , studded bag, studded jackets, studded pockets, , , valentino clutch, valentino studs
by Sonia

Hi, my name is Sonia and I’m a Stud-a-holic.

No, not the studs with big muscles that stand outside Abercrombie posing with tourists (blech! I hate muscles), I mean the studs that are fastened on to those jaw dropping Balmain jackets, the studs that Sid Vicious was pretty much born wearing, the studs that I’m tempted to add to every single article of my clothing.

The truth of the matter is, I love studs, and I’ve loved them for a long time. In high school I rarely left the house without a disgusting amount of eyeliner either my black or white studded belt and in college a lot of my jewelry was made up of pyramid studded bracelets and pendents. Today, there isn’t a type of clothing in my closet that isn’t studded. Studded dresses, studded jackets, studded shoes (I just added to this with my recent Converse DIY), studded underwear…just kidding, I don’t have any of that.

If you look around you’d be surprised at how many things have studs: furniture, car interiors, even some dog collars have studs! For the record, I’m not trying to justify my addiction, I’m merely explaining how awesome studs are. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a DIY studded leather jacket to attend to…

New Goodies

October 18, 2011
tags: acne, acne pistol boots, ankle, binns, , boots, , , elf cosmetics, eyes lips face, fur vest, new goodies, pin, , safety, safety pin cuff, , tom,
by Sonia

{ Mini Tom Binn’s Saftey Pin Cuff to add to my collection }

Over the weekend I did a major clean out of my closet. Out went pieces I forgot I even owned and in went some new goodies that I can’t stop wearing.

I finally got a pair of Acne Pistol Boots (I posted about them back in August), have a new Tom Binn’s safety pin cuff that hasn’t left my wrist since I got it, amazing new (and affordable!) make-up, and a furry vest that could easily double as a stuffed animal. Aren’t new goodies the best!?

{ Acne Pistol Boots }

 { A mere glimpse of some of the amazing products from my new favorite make-up line, e.l.f. }

{ A new pet! Aka a furry vest from Club Monaco }

}{ Jurassic }{

August 11, 2011
by Sonia

Every once in awhile people irritate me. I know that makes me sound like a big ol’ poo head but sometimes I just have those days when I need some space from humankind. Yesterday was one of those days; I got trampled on my way to the subway (which also took over an hour to come and I was late to a meeting), my neighbors were blasting crappy music for the better half of the day, and when I went to go take pictures someone was in the spot I had in mind. Ugh!

So, I figured why not take a break from boring humans and hang out with some dinos!? They may look mean, but that’s just because they’re frustrated and misunderstood. For example, the tyrannosaurus in the above picture isn’t about to bite my head off, he’s just complaining to me about how his arms are too short. Rough life! And the pterodactyl below is only squawking at me about plans for Friday night. Dinosaurs. They’re just like us!

Ok, ok…I know this is a bit ridiculous but truth be told I needed something to get my mind off of yesterday’s caca. And let me tell you, it worked. Amazing what a little imagination wandering (and photoshop fun) can do for the soul.

{ gifted Three Dots dress, Dolce Vita boots, Tom Binns safety pin cuff, thrifted bracelets }

»· Summer Cocktails ·«

August 1, 2011
tags: , , , , , french connection, ipad case, , marc by marc jacobs clutch, , , safety pin bracelet, , summer cocktails, , what to wear to a summer cocktail
by Sonia

I’m so used to cocktail parties that involve awkwardly standing around while guzzling my drink in the hopes of numbing my feet from my pain-inducing heels. However, last week I went to an outdoor cocktail soiree where so much as an inch of heel would have looked ridiculous. Grass and stilettos don’t mix so well.  Happy to give my tootsies a breather, I slipped into this bright silk, chiffon dress and an old pair of sandals that transition seamlessly from day to night. But, I will say that once I got home from the party I immediately ran upstairs and put on jeans and a t-shirt because there are few things more comfortable than that.

{ French Connection dress via Asos, Forever21 sandals, Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch, Tom Binns safety pin bracelet }

{ Girl or flamingo? You decide. }

DIY • Multi-Layered Necklace

May 25, 2011

Tom Binns is easily my favorite jewelry designer. From his safety pin cuffs (you can see me wearing one in practically every outfit post) to his brilliantly colored necklaces (see here & here), I just cannot get enough of his designs. Unfortunately, many of his pieces are out of my price range and I am thus forced to sit and stare at them like a puppy dog in a window hoping that my pleading eyes will magically place one of his swarovski crystal necklaces around my neck. I realize that this plan is a bit ridiculous (ok, a lot ridiculous) so I decided to take matters into my own hands and created a multi-layered necklace inspired by his designs. Since I don’t have access to swarovski crystals, I improvised with candy colored beads and a design that imitates many of his pieces.

You will need:

  • atleast three different kinds of beads
  • 24 gauge craft wire, metallic flex wire and illusion cord
  • pliers, metal clippers, tweezers
  • lobster claw clasp and 5 inches of gold round link chain

1. After deciding which bead you want to use as the main part of your necklace, string them onto the illusion cord (I strung about 36 beads) and fasten one end of the cord to the lobster claw and the other end to the gold round link chain.

2. String the same kind of beads from Step 1 onto metallic flex wire (I strung about 30 beads). Fasten each end of the metallic flex wire to the strand you made in Step 1. I counted six beads in on each side of the first strand before fastening the second strand.

3. Bend craft wire into half moon shape and string on the next set of beads (I strung about 18). Make two of these.

4. Fasten the craft wire onto the strand of beads you made in Step 2. I counted six beads in before clasping the craft wire and left six beads between the two sets of craft wire.

5. Finally, using the illusion cord, fasten your ornamental beads into the middle of each half moon and one in the center of the necklace.