Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day in Fashion!

(photo: KTR )

In case you somehow didn't already know, and the Google doodle today didn't give it away... it's officially Earth Day!  Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is a time where hundreds of millions of people from all over the globe gather together to demonstrate support for environmental protection and preservation.  

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There are so many possibilities for activities today to show your love for Planet Earth, and I thought, why not add the finishing touch by celebrating in fashion too?!  I know when I dress for a celebration, it automatically puts me in a happier, more productive mood, and fashion fashion is at its best when it's inspired by the world around us.  

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So why not put together an outfit in gorgeous Earth tones like chocolate, tan, burgundy, greens, and sky blues.  Wear a floral print frock or flower print pants for a show of Spring time, or toss on a faux floral headband.  And let's not forget, if you haven't already, now is a great time to try wearing something vegan!  Whether it be vegan (faux) fur, leather, suede or snake, it's a great way to show love to the animals of the planet by wearing pieces inspired by, but not harmful to, the animals.  

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And don't forget to bring out your boots, because it's also time to get a little dirty!  This Earth Day, take a moment from your busy schedule to join a local group and help plant a tree.  Or spend an hour picking up some trash in your neighborhood or the park or beach.  Or sit outside with an acoustic guitar and strum some soothing tunes.  Whatever you do, just try and take a few moments to spend some time outside, without your electronic devices, and appreciate the planet.  Take a walk instead of driving to a park, and breathe some fresher air!

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The point of today is not just to celebrate the protection of the planet for one day, but to get you excited about celebrating all year long!  By taking some steps today, along with millions others, you might just find you really enjoy it, and do it again and again!  And if you're looking for more simple things you can do today, here's a quick list to help get you inspired!:

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Turn off your phone and computer for one hour
Plant a tree
Pick up trash in the parking lot
Recycle what's in your kitchen and trash
Ride a bike to work
Carpool to work or school
Walk in the park
Take your dog for a run
Play an acoustic instrument
Turn the lights off
Take a 5 minute shower
Have a picknick
Walk on the beach
Turn off the TV
Call your local city counselor and mayor's office requesting better protection for the environment
Eat raw food
Wear vegan
Reflect on your green footprint

And have fun!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Congratulations to this week's winner, Casey Hudson!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coachella Fashion 2014

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

Coachella, Coachella, COACHELLA!  No matter how you say it (yes it actually is pronounced
"Co-a-chella") with the first weekend over, and everyone gearing up for the second weekend fast approaching, there's one thing that hasn't disappointed this year.... the fashion!  Yes there are some truly amazing bands, DJs, and artists performing... more on that in another post... but for now.... have you seen the outfits?!!

In true form, the hotter the temperatures rise, the less festival goers wear, and the more inventive everyone gets for cover-ups and accessories.  So rather than me talk any more about this, I'll just give you what you want!  Tons of photos (shot by Colin Young-Wolff).  Feast your eyes on all the Coachella fashion 2014 glory!!!

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly) 

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)


(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)
 
(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly) 

(photo by: Colin Young-Wolff / Weekly)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MTV Movie Awards 2014 - What They Wore!

(photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Man... was this a super packed weekend or what?  We saw the first weekend of Coachella fest, and also on Sunday, the MTV Movie Awards 2014.  There was seriously so many Instagram pics, red carpets, swanky parties, and performances this weekend that it's also dizzying.  Almost!

(photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(photo: Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic)

So before I delve into the first weekend of Coachella fashion later in the week, I thought I'd recap some of the best fashion moments from the red carpet of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.  The show itself was packed with celebs like Lupita Nyong'o, Jessica Alba, Ellie Goulding, Zac Effron (shirtless of course) and Nicki Minaj, wearing designers like Versace, Balmain, and Chanel.  And we saw performances by Ellie, Rihanna, and Eminem.  

Take a look at some of the red carpet pics below.  Which was your favorite look?

(photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV)

(photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(photo: Jeff Kravitz/Filmmagic)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY Weave Sweatshirt / Sweater Cutout Design


How about a little DIY fun for the weekend?!  Video tutorial of this and other DIY designs at the end!

I created this DIY sweater / sweatshirt weave back design in about 10 minutes.  All it takes are some scissors, a little bit of sewing (super easy) and an old sweater or sweatshirt that you want to reconstruct. I thought this would be perfect for the springtime, so that you don't have to toss your warm sweaters in the back of the closet for the next 6 months.

The steps are pretty simple!  First off, cut out the entire back of your sweater!


Then, taking the back that you cutout, trim off the bottom portion if it has some type of stitching or design that is different from the rest of the back.


Using a tape measure, measure down the side of the back to create the width of your strips.  I went with 6 strips, you can do more or less.  Mine are 2.5" in width.  After measuring, I took my scissors to snip off every 2.5" inches to mark my place.



Then, you guessed it folks!  Cut off your strips.  



Lay out your strips in the pattern formation that you want to create to have an idea of how it will look when finished.  I went for a crossed back, and will weave the strips into one another.  


Then, placing right sides together, you want to sew your first strip to the edge of the neckline that has been cut off.  You can hand sew in a matter of minutes, or use a machine.


I went ahead and sewed each strip of the first set of 3 to the back, in diagonal patterns.  The top neck strip crosses to just under the arm of the opposite side, and the other 2 are parallel to that, with the last one hitting just under the starting arm, and connecting to the bottom of the sweater.


Then, I sewed the tops of the next set of 3 strips on the opposite side, in their correct positions.  Before sewing the bottoms, take each strip, and weave it through the first set, under-over-under like you see below.


Sew the bottoms of the last 3 woven strips and voila!  You're done!  Wear your repurposed sweater or sweatshirt with pride!  



Here is a video of this tutorial, and 3 other DIY sweater cutting ideas for you to enjoy!  The other tutorials don't require any sewing!


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