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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Feeling happy in peeptoe flats!

Hi gang, today I am feeling happy in my new studded peeptoe flats!

I am working the flats today in my fave selfmade white dress...

... and a black reworked vest with a statement neckless and gold bangle

How `bout them peeptoe flats!
I picked them up at Din Sko today, whizzing into the store, trying them on and getting them within three minutes!
Now that`s shopping with intention :) LOL

Here are the details of the rest of my outfit today:

This black vest that I made yesterday was originally a brown dress that I picked up at H&M in London a couple of years ago, mainly because I loved the top of the dress.
A black dyejob and some chopping later it was re-born as a vest with powersleeves.

Lovely buttons and stitching

Sleeves with attitude!

I sewed this dress with fabric from two dresses from Vero Moda and added a black sash.
Love my curves in it!

I adore the ruffles on the dress

I got this statement neckless in Toronto, Canada last summer. Perfect for making basics zing!

Sending you all happy thoughts!

xoxo Anika

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My sequined coat - reborn!

Here`s my outfit today;
 a brown dress with a cropped dusty grey jacket that I made from a coat yesterday,
and a keyring used as neckless

I threw in some leopard in the mix on my way home from work

Yummy glitz

I got this coat from Noa Noa a while back as a birthday present mum
 and fell in love with the colour and detailed waist,
but never quite felt comfortable wearing it, even after shortening the sleeves a while back.
So, yesterday, I hesitated no further, and simply chopped it off at the waist!

I love the result,
and highly recommend chopping away at pieces you love but need to tailor to your taste :)

 I accentuated the embellished waist by cutting the back a bit shorter than the front, creating an added emphazis on the grey bling

Sequin delights

I picked up this fringed keychain at Lindex
and added some string to make a statement neckless. Love it!

This is my fave brown dress, that I made from fabric from a Noa Noa-dress.
It is a great staple in my wardrobe, basic, but not black!

Detail of the sequined shoulder,
I love this part of the dress so much that it`s why I got the dress in the first place.

Tell me, ever chopped away and brought new life to old pieces?

xoxo Anika

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Back to basics


Much as I adore colour, I simply love getting my groove on in basic black and white -all layered and flowy.

Here I am posing at a public restroom (LOL! The things I do in the name of blogging! ..Ok, fine, I may have done it before as well, but now I have the blog to justify it hahahha)

Let`s get to the outfit itself  :)

Todays choice basics are a black dress with embellished shoulders, layered with a cut off white blouse, leopard scarf, studded bolero, some of my fave jewllery, studded boots and fringed bag
- you know.. keeping it simple ;)

On to the basics:

I love this mix of textures, soft meets glitzy and prints.

I found this romantic white blouse at H&M a while back, and simply cut it off and freyed the egdes to make it suit me better.

Flowy details

This frozen clock-neckless is one of my fave pieces. I got it from Day Birger et Mikkelsen in Copenhagen two years ago.

I made this black dress my self, and adorned it with shoulderglitz from a top-come-bolero from H&M. The dress looks scruffy here, but is nice and flowy to wear. 

Detail of the studs that I added to this bolero that I made from a jacket from H&M

This fringed black bag has my name on it, and I was one happy customer when I brought it home from Top Shop in Split, Croatia.

Fringy, basically!

Basic bling: creme coloured ring from H&M and black wristwatch from Alessi

Ready for a good time, basically!

xoxo Anika

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Monday, May 24, 2010

New sandals,please! Cheers!

My homemade studded sandals

Summer has arrived, bringing with it lovely sunny days and the annual "Shit, what to wear"-moment :) Sound familiar?

I adore summer, but let`s just say that the season brings plenty of opportunities to practice the art of self acceptance. I got out of my I-am-curvy-and-hot-and-bothered-and-don`t-know-how-to-dress-for-summer-without-feeling-unconfomfortably-curvy-period by getting back in charge, and first on the list was sandals!

I didn`t have any really (and I really can`t get to many shoes, all though my sweetheart seems to think otherwise.. but nevermind :) ).

So, there was nothing else to do but make my own pair!

Here is what I used to create my new sandals:
 I stripped a tired pair of espadrillos, used a waistband from a vest for straps and embellished the straps with studs from a neckline of a dress....

...and hey presto!

I love the slightly rough look of the straps with the studs. They`re also comfy to wear, and took me about an hour to make.

Here I am trying them out in a black dress of my own design that I also spruced up recently with taupe shoulder embelishments from a taupe sweateer-come-bolero-that now has gone to bolero heaven. :)

Here`s the bolero after I cut it to shape from a top, but before I removed the shoulders and tossed the rest of it.

Here are the fancy shoulders glitzying up this basic black dress

Detail of the taupe and black dazzle

Tell me dear fashionistas, what are your staples for summer?

xoxo Anika

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Snake scarf turned dress

The other day I was at home with nothing to do, and to busy my self I decided to sew a new dress. After rummaging around a little I decided to give my beloved snake scarf from Indiska a new life as a dress!
Here I am working the snake my way, with a reworked bolero vest from H&M and a statement neckless.
Completely wild?

I love the mix of these textures and prints, controlled chaos you might say!

Here`s the scarf before, mixed with a leopard scarf from H&M, a reworked jean jacket from Gina Tricot and a black dress of my own design...

...and here`s the scarf after I got to work. I tailored the dress to suit my hourglass shape with a v-neck, A-line and used a black sash to emphasize the empireline.

I tailored the back of the dress by sewing inlays that complement my narrow back and flow over my hips.

This black studded bolero was a long vest that I found at H&M/BIB that didn`t suit me at all, but I loved the embellishment so much that I made it work my own way, adding a belt from an old cardi.

Todays hairdo was all about easy and quick; an ode to the 60`s!

Sending you all the warmest of thoughts! :)

xoxo Anika

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