Archive | October, 2010

An apple a day :)

25 Oct

Apple nails!! These are actually from a while ago.

I was at Watson’s the other day and I saw a nail polish ad that featured this kind of apple design. It was SO cute. Next chance I got I tried it out for myself, and here’s the result!

I was lazy and I took these pictures about a day or two after doing them, so there’s a little bit of visible tip wear from some angles.

So basically how I did this was I started off by sweeping the apple color in a semi-circular motion, one on each side of the nail, to get the basic apple shape. I then used a white polish to do the “shine” of the apple and a lime green to do the leaf. Then I used a silvery glitter to outline the apple edges and lightly dot the tip of the leaf. Wait for it to dry completely, top coat and done!

I think using different colors in the red/pink family made it more fun and playful, but if I had to pick a favorite I think the bright red worked the best! After all, nothing says apple better than apple red. 🙂

Products used:

thumb: Olive Deco in Silky Brown 실키브라운

index: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Flirt!

middle: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sweet!

ring: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red

pinky: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Fuchsia Power

outline: Castledew in Popsky Gold Silver 팝스키골드실버

white: Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine in French White Creme

 

Hope you like^^

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1950s inspired dress

25 Oct

I made this for my IB art class. I love being able to use school as an excuse to sew. 🙂

My theme was 1950s fashion inspired: Dior’s New Look, Jacques Fath and vintage in general. Clothes from then were so lovely and elegant.

It is actually two pieces: the top blouse-y part and the skirt part. I used this tutorial to make the skirt, modifying it a bit by lengthening it and gathering more to make up for the material (a navy nylon). I drafted my own pattern for the blouse, which is chiffon material. I ran out of time while making the blouse (procrastination ㅠㅠ) and I made the pieces a bit too narrow to sew the sides together, so it turned out a little risque, haha. I think I will fix the pattern and make it again sometime, and connect the sides so that I can actually wear it without having to worry about flashing anyone!

Oh, I finally broke out my tripod and DSLR to take these! Yay! 🙂

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