Sunday, July 29, 2012

DIY Utility Rope Necklace

I love this DIY by Honestly WTF so I have to share it with you. I def will try to make this one myself. Keep you posted with what I come up with.


Posted by  from the blog Honestly WTF
A couple summers ago, we stocked up on brass washers to make friendship necklaces. A year later, hex nuts became short in supply thanks to the hex nut bracelet. Today we’re all about compression sleeves, which are conventionally used in plumbing but also make for the perfect component for these statement necklaces. Striking, colorful, and fun, this tutorial won’t be able to keep you too far away from your local hardware store!

You’ll need:

Start by cutting the utility rope into 8 32 inch pieces. Gather them together and slide the compression sleeves on, one at a time.
Keeping the compression sleeves together keep the ropes evenly bound and make sliding them on easier. After 12-14 sleeves are on the ropes, spread them out accordingly.
Decide which sections to wrap and start at the center of the necklace. Run the end of the knotting cord upwards along one section and towards the edge of a brass sleeve. Then wrap around the ropes, working downwards in the opposite direction. This helps secures the cord.
Continue to wrap the entire section. Before reaching the end of the section, place a bead of glue along the starter cord and finish wrapping.
Allow to dry before trimming any excess cord. Continue wrapping different sections of the necklace.
When all the sections have been wrapped, trim end ends. Squeeze a generous amount of glue into the cap and insert the end of the necklace into it. It may require some rotating to get the end of the necklace into the cap. Repeat the step on the other end.
Using pliers, attach a larger jump ring to one end and a clasp to the other.
And that’s it, your necklace is finished!
Make a couple more and layer them on top of each other. 
(all images by HonestlyWTF)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wearing An Optical Illusion Can Make You Appear Thinner

Wear Optical Illusions, Get Thin!


Kim Kardashian wearing Alexander McQueen's "Optical Illusion dress"
We all know that women prefer clothes which makes them look thin, emphasize their curves and enhance their figure. Spanx pantyhose, Wonderbras… You name it! But come on, no dress is really gonna take ten inches off your waist, or make you look twenty pounds lighter than you really are… Would it? Well, no ORDINARY dress would be able to do that!
But when designers discover fabulous world of optical illusions, and then start playing with such concepts, you’d be amazed what they could do to the female figure… only sky is the limit!
Take the dress on the right for example – simply by adding a well-known optical illusion pattern to the waist, the designer Alexander McQueensuddenly makes any woman wearing his dress appear much thinner in waist than she really is. Not to mention how he successfully reversed the effect in the breasts region, accomplishing curvaceous, hourglass appearance!

Really?! Who Else Does This?

The next dress by Stella McCartney is another extreme example of what optical illusions can do to a woman’s body… Sure, it’s an easy task to emphasize Kim Kardashian’s curves, but what if you’re not as curvaceous?
Using a similar concept that slimmed down Kim in the first image, McCartney’s dress takes the illusion even further – By using a slightly off-white color fabric on the bust, the “shadow effect” makes woman’s breasts appear much larger, immediately putting them in the spotlight (something I’m sure most gentlemen wouldn’t be eager to complain about). But that’s not the only enhancement here!
Kate Winslet premiered Stella McCartney’s dress at the Venice Film Festival, and it was so noticeably figure-altering that it was quickly dubbed “The Optical Illusion Dress” by the press. You can immediately recognize the black-fabric-on-the-sides trick, one that made Kate look like a corset model from the 18th century. An hourglass figure so slim, that when compared to her mortal anatomy, it’s actually shocking…
So remember, optical illusions aren’t just theoretical creations used by artists. No, they are also quite practical when applied to real world settings by fashion designers who want to please their clientele by giving them an entirely new figure. Here are few more celebs wearing Stella McCartney’s dresses. Has it worked for all of them? You be the judge!

From St. Tropez to Manhattan Beach

À la Plage

Posted by  from HonestlyWTF

I had to repost this because I love these photos! Would like to have these on canvas in my house one day!

From St. Tropez to Manhattan Beach, photographer Gray Malin has shot a series of stunning beach scenes from a doorless helicopter. Can you guess which beach is which simply based on the color of the water and umbrellas?
(top to bottom: Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Manhattan Beach California, Secret Beach St. Tropez, Caribbean Sea Central America, Nude Beach San Francisco, Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Coogee Beach Australia, Malibu California, Cascais Portugal, Miami Beach Florida, Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Caribbean Sea Central America, Malibu California, Costa de Caprica Portugal, Pampelonne Beach St. Tropez, Venice Beach California)

Things I Love on Fashiolista!!!

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