Jewelry

Fashion DIY: Bloody Necklace

Halloween is coming up and I love it when people make their own costumes rather than purchasing generic ones. Last month, I came up with a DIY idea that’s both perfect for the October festivities and for those who, like myself, simply possess a fondness for alternative style.

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Materials:

Necklace (or other piece of jewelry) of your choosing

1 tube of red craft paint (I used Apple Barrel’s Flag Red)

A small cup of water

1 toothbrush

1 spoon (or spork)

1 paper bowl

Paper towels

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Step 1: Squeeze a large drop of craft paint into the bowl. Add water a little bit at a time and mix it until you reach a thick yet loose consistency, like blood.

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Step 2: Spread out your necklace on a blanket of paper towels.

Step 3: Dip the toothbrush into your fake blood mixture and splatter the concoction onto your necklace with a controlled, flicking motion.

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Step 4: Leave your necklace to dry for about 20 minutes or until the paint is no longer tacky. When dry, turn it over and repeat step 3 on the other side. Then you’re done!

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Falling for Autumn

Autumn is truly my favorite season. The leaves changing into a mob of warm colors, scents of pumpkin and cinnamon filling homes, and Halloween creeping around the corner are a few of the many things about Fall that steal my heart. Yet above all of that, the thing that I will always love most about the season is reintroducing cold weather appropriate pieces into my wardrobe. For my first outfit of the new season I wore a cobalt blue sweater with leather and zipper detailing from EXPRESS. A black skinny jean was the transition piece to the floral print Doc Marten boots. The only jewelry needed to polish it off were gold hoop earrings and one statement ring. In the beauty department, I opted for a simple ponytail and winged eyeliner as one of my makeup choices.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Favorite Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014’s couture collections flooded the runways of Paris last week. Dazzling pieces of many structures and colors made my mind drift into elegant fantasies. Among the many showcases, three collections in particular peaked my interest.

1. Chanel

One can always count on Chanel to create futuristic yet timeless designs. The design house’s signature tweed was featured in several looks. The more formal pieces were embellished with plenty of jewels and shiny materials. Sandals fastened with ribbons, messy tomboy hair, and small, backward caps were worn by every model.

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2. Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad is a favorite among celebrities for his sleek and sexy dresses. See-through fabrics maximized the “wow” factor of classy styles in this collection. Glitter and sequin material accents made the garments feel even more red carpet ready. The models walked with tight ponytails and not a single piece of jewelry; the dresses spoke for themselves.

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Zuhair Murad, Haute Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in Paris

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3. Armani Privé

My final and unexpected favorite was the Armani Privé show. The color palette consisted of only three colors: black, white, and red. The beautiful and slightly gothic pieces progressed from business fancy to veiled glamour. Ankle strap heels, various handbags and jewelry, and wrist-length gloves were styled in different combinations for each look.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos provided by style.com and nowfashion.com)

 

Feeling Nautical

A cool breeze, sparkling waters, and boats galore! The Mauch Chunk Lake boat launch site was the perfect place for a photo shoot with an off-shore twist.

With a nautical striped three-quarter sleeve top, I paired a black above-the-ankle pant and purple wedge pumps. The jewelry included a bubble necklace, hoop earrings and a sea blue gemstone ring. Tucking in the front of the top showed off the red belt. A metallic clutch and metal detailed sunglasses polished off the look.

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XOXO
~Arianna