Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DIY: Leather and Feather Necklace

In this post, I was wearing a leather and feather necklace that I made! Here is a DIY on how to make your own!

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Supplies;
Leather Pieces 
Feathers
Chain
Pliers
Jump Rings
Wire Cutters
Needle & Embroidery Needle
(^or one of those tools that makes holes in leather)

Step One,
Cut a piece of leather big enough to be the front piece.

Step Two,
Use the Needles or tool to make a hole big enough for the jump rings to go through.

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Step Three,
Put the jump rings through the holes.

Step Four, 
On the back of the leather put down tacky glue, and press in the feathers in your desired arrangement. (Don't worry if it is messy! It's only the back!)

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Step Five,
On a smaller piece put glue, and press to the back of the feathers to hold them in place! (again, it doesn't need to be neat!)

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Step Six,
Using the wire cutters, cut a piece of chain so the length is long enough to sit comfortably around your neck. 

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Step Seven,
Using the wire cutters, cut a short piece of chain, to drape across the front.

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Step Eight,
Use the pliers to attach the chains to the jump rings.

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And then you are done! So simple, so fun, and definitely a one of a kind statement piece.

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xoxo

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Leathers and Feathers

My mom and I quickly snapped these photos outside of our favorite Thai restaurant in Portland Maine,
while waiting for our late lunch slash early dinner to be ready.

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(Outfit Details; Sweater, Thrifted. Skirt, HM. Necklace, DIY. Shoes, Nordstrom.)

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The boots are boots that my impossibly fashionable British grandmother NiNi got at Nordstrom last winter (for like 250 dollars!), but she had a foot injury, and can no longer wear heels. Lucky me though, we are the same shoe size so she passed them down. The necklace is a DIY that I did, tutorial coming soon! So, be sure to check back or follow on Bloglovin'!

xoxo

Friday, February 22, 2013

InstaLife

My life through Instagram;

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Pink and Blue Balloons

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Throwback to Summer in Paris

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Postcards at the MFA

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Postcards at the MFA

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Ori Gersht at the MFA (my new favorite artist)

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Candid of me at the Boston Tree Lighting in Faneuil Hall

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Boston Tree Lighting in Faneuil Hall

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Boston Tree Lighting in Faneuil Hall

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DIY present for Meg

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DIY present for Jenny

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Christmas Morning in a new Scarf

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Obsessed with Bagels and Jars

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Morning with friends at The Neighborhoods Crepe Cafe

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Straight Hair and Printed Pillows and Thrifted Sweater

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DIY Caviar Nails

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Bird Earrings

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Throwback to Summer with Clara in Acadia

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My quick repair to a friends broken iPhone

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Waterfall Braid

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Gem'd Collar

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ig name- juliettelaura

xoxo

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Power of Image by Cameron Russell

Normally I am not one for posting videos like this, if I do post a video it is an inspiration video that fits the aesthetics of my blog. However I saw this video and instantly realized I needed to share it. Cameron Russell has been a model for countless years and she speaks first hand about the power of image and about how she is using her power for good. The power of image is something we can all relate to as citizens of the 21st century, and I definitely feel as a studio art major and photography minor. I encourage you all to take a moment and watch the video and read this article.



Reflect on our society and the way we view others. Think about how you view others. This is something we can all work to improve on. We need to start realizing that there is beauty in everyone. 

xoxo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gypsy Crown DIY

In my ongoing attempt at making hair chains that look chic, boho, and yet don't have a middle part section, I have created yet another style, others are here and here. Reminiscent of a crown with a gypsy twist, this one looks great with curls, waves, or straight hair. Here is my DIY tutorial on how to make a Gypsy Crown. As I wore here.

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Supplies;
Chain,
Pliers,
Wire Cutters,
3 Jump Rings,
1 Lobster Clasp

Step One,
Measure loosely around your head where you want the crown to sit. Cut the chain with the wire cutters.

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Step Two,
Fold in half. Cut two more pieces of chain about a little over a 1/2 inch shorter than the chain you cut in step 1 folded in half.

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Step Three,
Attach a jump ring in the middle of the long piece of chain, and attach the two shorter pieces to this jump ring.

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Step Four,
Connect the end with jump rings on both sides, and on one side also attach the lobster clasp.

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Hope you love your new DIY Gypsy Crown!

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xoxo

Friday, February 15, 2013

Free People Love

A little bit of morning after Valentines inspiration. A beautiful Free People video. Love is beautiful.


In the words of Bonnie from Flashes of Style;
"Leaves me wishing for a dreamy romance, adventures in the city, and of course beautiful FP threads."

This Valentines day I went out to dinner with a group of 7 of my friends to Filippo Ristorante in the North End of Boston, then out for Frozen Yogurt. It was such a beautiful evening. What did you do for Valentines Day?

xoxo

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Winter Light

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Capturing the last moments of light one winter day. 

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(Outfit Details; Shirt, Forever 21. Pants, HM. Bracelets, Threadsence. Gypsy Crown, DIY. Bustier, Aerie.)


I absolutely love the keyhole detail all around the neck on this blouse, as well as the shade of pinky off white. Especially when paired with the army green cargo skinnies. The Gypsy Crown is a DIY I made, also seen in gold on Bridget here. Tutorial coming soon! So check back or follow me on Bloglovin' to be sure not to miss it!
And of course, have a lovely Valentines day!

xoxo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY: Leather and Chain Bracelet

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Hello! Today I have a super simple DIY for you. I did this with left over supplies from other DIY's I've done. Here is how you can make a leather and chain bracelet of your own;

Supplies;
Chain (as many different kinds as you want),
Embroidery Needle,
Leather Scraps,
Wire Cutters,
Jump Rings,
Lobster or Spring Clasp,
Sissors,
Pliers


Step One,
Cut a piece of leather with the scissors to the desired size. I gave mine a slight curve so it flows with the wrist.

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Step Two,
With the Embroidery Needle poke a hole where you want the jump rings.

Step Three,
Using the pliers put the jump rings through the holes.

Step Four,
Cut the chain so it is long enough to go from one side of the leather, around your wrist and to the other side.

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Step Five,
Cut the chain in half.

Step Six,
On each end of the chain put a jump ring, on one also put a clasp.

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Step Seven,
Attach the chain the jump rings.

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And then you are done! Enjoy your simple new DIY bracelet!

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xoxo