keskiviikko 29. helmikuuta 2012
DIY Chained Collar Tips tutorial by Taylor and Demolish.
2 charms (with flat backs)
2 feet of thin chains
2 earring posts
2 earring backs
It´s not what you wear on the outside, but what you feel on the inside. These images are my inspiration for tomorrow´s shoot. Via Homotography.
tiistai 28. helmikuuta 2012
I´m not only releasing my trashion DIY book (published October 2012) but also Blogistania, the new Finnish tv-series I´m a part of, airs Thursday, March 21st at Finnish YLE TV2. It is a new tv-format that will feature 10 Finnish lifestyle bloggers, everything from hatmakers, quilters to eco fashionistas. These women have taken bloggin as a part of their everyday life. The show follows how they work, think and what goes behind the scenes of a blog that attracts thousands of readers every week. My episode will start the show. I´ll be showing you what I do as a DIY fashion blogger and how I create my unravelled tees. The show will be available also online and parts in YouTube so you´ll be able to see them even if you cannot view Finland TV.
"Blogistania on dokumentaarinen YLE TV2:n ohjelmasarja, joka esittelee kymmenen nuorta naista, blogimaailman - Blogistanian - valtiatarta, ja heidän elämäntapansa. Ohjelmasarjassa nähdään, miten huippusuosittujen blogien tekijät elävät arkeaan ja miten blogit syntyvät. Blogistanian tähdet ovat kiinnostavia bloggaajanaisia, joiden postaukset vaihtelevat saumasukista ja hatuista tilkkutöiden kautta ekomuotiin. Näillä naisilla blogin aihe vaikuttaa pukeutumiseen, sisustukseen ja ihmissuhteisiin. Nämä naiset ovat käden- ja tyylintaitajia, mielipidevaikuttajia ja edelläkävijöitä monella alalla.
YLE TV2 alkaen keskiviikkona 21.3. klo 19.30.
Outfit in picture:
Shirt - used german BW service shirt customized, Varusteleka secondhand army surplus
Corset - used US M-1938 leggings customized, Varusteleka secondhand army surplus
Shoulder zipper piece - OutsaPop
lauantai 25. helmikuuta 2012
I love this look. Bleach pink hair, designer skate board and a DIY cut out skull sweat.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: CLAIRE THOMAS.
STYLING BY: ASHLEY LEWIS.
ART DIRECTION: AMANDA THOMAS.
MODEL: WYLIE @ NEXT.
torstai 23. helmikuuta 2012
Bond Hardware makes these necklaces from door locks and hinges. They remind me of what Ivania from Love Aesthetics made a while back. These look very modern and they complement sheer chiffon shirts perfectly! Take a trip to the hardware store and DIY. Via I don´t Like Mondays.
maanantai 20. helmikuuta 2012
Stella MCartney inspired cut out dress with wavy hem DIY. Tutorial by A Matter Of Style.
sunnuntai 19. helmikuuta 2012
DIY: Feathered Alexander McQueen's Skull Inspired Knuckle Skull Clutch, tutorial by LaBelleMel.
perjantai 17. helmikuuta 2012
Suspenders are a key accessory in a stylish wardrobe. For both boys and girls. Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess shows how to make a pair.
torstai 16. helmikuuta 2012
Make your own leather fringe skirt. This one is from Zara.
1. Cut 2 pairs of leather pants into pieces. 2. Tape them on your skirt to see you have enough to cover the entire surface. They should overlap about half of the piece height. 3. Cut the bottom part into fringes using a rotary cutter or carpet knife and metal ruler. Leave an inch the the top part untouched. 4. Glue the leather pieces on using leather / textile glue. Glue pieces over the zipper. 5. Cut zipper slit open.
tiistai 14. helmikuuta 2012
This is what the cover to my upcoming book looks like now.. You like it?? My DIY fashion book called Trashion! (for obvious reasons) will be published later this year in October.
Photo: Mikko Rasila
Lay out: Hanna Linkola
Clothes and drawings: OutsaPop Trashion
maanantai 13. helmikuuta 2012
So last night I went out. No biggie, just a regular Sathurday. Until I noticed that my bus ticket was gone... That´s 3 weeks of travel time and 20 euros lost faster than you can say "another beer". Recently I have started leaving my handbag at home and just taking the essential with me to bars/clubs. This includes iPhone, credit cards (in holder), some cash, keys to my house, lipstick/lip balm, cigarettes + lighter and the darn bus ticket. Let´s just say that I´m traveling really light. I noticed that I can fit all of this to my pockets if I´m wearing my trusted vintage leather jacket with a breast pocket. But when I´m not, I´m carrying the whole lot in my jeans pockets and in my hands... I still found it to be better than having a handbag with me. It just does not suit my weekend style anymore and is a pain in the butt if you fancy going dancing hands free.
Anywayz, after losing my travel card I had to evaluate the whole situation in storing things on my body when going out. I while ago I saw a hand made leather leg holster bag in Etsy and it looked super cool. Just big enough to fit my phone, cards and other small stuff I´d like to keep in sight but not carry. With the strap around your leg it is also way much better to go dancing with than a bag. Body harnesses have been a big accessory trend lately and I see these leg holsters to be the next evolution phase from that. The best designs are made so that you are able to modify the style to be worn either on your leg or on your torso. Like those legendary mobile phone shoulder holsters back in the 80´s yuppie days. The available styles vary quite a bit in style and size, just like in hand bags. I could imagine leg holsters being the perfect accessory to bring with you also while traveling and to festivals.
I could not find a perfect design for me on Etsy´s selection as most have decorations on them and some are a bit too bulky for my taste, but I´m definitely taking these pictures to a friend of mine who works with leather to see what she can come up with. My ideal holster would be quite thin and a simple design with maybe a few rivets and straps. Feminine design and stylish enough not to be mistaken for a bum bag.
Borrowing is the new shopping. In Helsinki we have a new ecological fashion concept called Vaatelainaamo (Engl. Clothes Borrowing Service). Many of us have pieces in our wardrobes that we use maybe once a year or it is something we impulse bought but ended up never using.. Borrowing them to friends will increase the usage times of our clothes and accessories and decrease the need to buy new. Therefore it is one of the most ecological ways to consume fashion. Materials manufacturing and production is zero and logistics at a minimum because it is "local" consumption. The only real effect comes from cleaning the piece. Vaatelainaamo has collected the pieces from various sources. Some are from local fashion labels and designers, showrooms, wardrobes of stylish friends and some lovely vintage pieces. They carry clothes for any occasion weather it is a party, a first date or just a regular sunday. The concept is simple. Pay a biannual fee of 75 euro and you can loan as many garments as you like. The standard loan time is one month. It is also possible to purchase all the pieces if you want them to be yours for good.
These labels you can find in their collections:
Ainokainen, Antti Asplund, Camilla Mikama, Deadbirds & Lionheart, Diesel, Fiona Timantti millinery, First Crush, Hanna Sarén, Iloa, Ivana Helsinki, Jenni Alava, Kirsi Nisonen, Kaksitvå, Minna Parikka, Mirkka Metsola, Miun, Month of Sundays, Piia Hänninen, Pisto, Poola Kataryna, Tyra Therman.
I´m challenging all my readers to create their own Clothes Borrowing Service.
The easiest way is to make it to a blog based website. Create the blog, post images (with size details and measurements) of all the clothes and accessories you have that you can loan, spread the blog link in Facebook. Friends can look up your selection online and contact you when they would like to borrow something from you. It is a good idea to take the pictures when you are wearing the garment so the shape of the clothes is seen better. Start up also a Facebook page that is linked to the blog so people will be updated on what´s new.