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My outfit: pussybow & yellow dress

 Fox hat & pussybow blouse | Kittenhood

Dress – c/o 6KS | Blouse – vintage | Hat – Meli Melo | Tights – Primark | Shoes – Max Shoes

In the blink of an eye, I’ve become obsessed with yellow. I noticed I always pin runway and street style looks featuring this color, and I’m inclined to pick the yellow dress when I see it in a shop. It just pops. I’m not fully sure that this is a good color on me. But honestly, I don’t really see this thing where a certain color goes with a certain skin tone. Sure, redheads look particularly good in green and blue, and women of color sparkle in brights (I’m looking at you, Lupita!), but otherwise my narrow mind thinks everything goes on everyone. I’m just libertine that way.

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Dress me in: Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2014

Antonio Marras, Pre Fall 2014 | Kittenhood

I don’t know what it was about this collection that made me think “I need to post this” as soon as first saw it. It’s a combination of kitsch and awesome, that must probably be it. I love the mountains background and the prop goat, the Swiss influence (there’s even hats with edelweiss pins!), the tapestry pieces and how everything clashes a bit. Is it just me, or does Pre-Fall bring out the best in designers?

All images via Style.com.

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DIY knotted rope necklace

 DIY knotted rope necklace | Kittenhood

I suppose everyone on the Internet tried their hand at a DIY knotted rope necklace by now. Even so, I decided to make my own. I found this cool rope I couldn’t resist at the hardware store, and it just screamed “necklace”. The combination of primary colors is not a favorite of mine, but I feel it works here somehow, especially once I added the skull. But let’s get down to business, and let me show how easy it is to make such a necklace:

DIY knotted rope necklace | Kittenhood

What you need:

    • cord in two colors
    • 2 ribbon ends
    • 3 jump rings
    • chain
    • clasp
    • bead or charm

 
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Cut two pieces of cord equal in size, and use them to make a simple 8 knot (very good instructions here). Then make another one, symmetrically. You can move the knots around until they’re perfectly centered, this type of knot allows it.

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Next, place the ribbon ends at each end, and use the jump rings to connect them to the chain. Close the chain with a clasp, adjusting the necklace length as needed, and finish with a charm at the middle of the knotted rope (if you want to).

DIY Knotted Chord Necklace

 

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Weekend marvels: 3/2014

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Play: This wonderful puzzle game set in the 70s: The Silent Age. It’s got time travel, mystery, and beautiful graphics. Available for free on iOS and Android.

Wear: The way this gal mixed classic menswear with colors is brilliant! Snapshot from Kaipaparazzi.

Watch: Have you seen The Wolf of Wall Street already? It’s a must.

Eat: Or rather drink this pomegranate smoothie. I’m obsessed with this fruit and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

Make: The delicate pearl rings from Swellmayde are incredibly easy to make and so pretty!

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Put some color on: Mirelli Pettini, 1965

The coat in this vintage Vogue photo is absolutely exquisite. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t find a match – do they even make them like that anymore? The model, Mirelli Pettini, was photographed for the magazine by William Klein in 1965.  I just love the way her waist looks so very tiny, and her hands so gracious. Here’s an idea on how this could look like today:

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Photo source | Coat – Toast | Scarf – Modcloth | Gloves – Black | Earrings – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Shop handmade: monstera print

Shop handmade: monstera | Kittenhood

1. Monstera print by Villa Vera. What do you think, is monstera the plant of the moment? I think so. And you can hang it on the wall if you can’t be trusted to water a real plant regularly.

2. Monstera sweatshirt by SNDCT. Or you can go ahead and wear it, in the form of a cool, digitally printed sweatshirt.

3. Lady with plant by Joana Rosa B. This cute, rosy-cheeked lady seems to be loving monstera as well. Who wouldn’t?

4. Watercolor by Irena Sophia. Now don’t tell me you don’t want a princess dress covered in monstera leaves… Cause I do.

5. Monstera pillow by Home Works Design Store. The living room will instantly become tropical and dreamy with an assortment of such pillows.

6. Zipper clutch by Kertis. A way to think of sunny days regardless of the season, and a way to organize your essentials quickly.

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My outfit: all eyes on me

Eye print top | Kittenhood

Sweatshirt – c/o Sheinside | Shirt – thrifted | Skirt – c/o Sheinside | Tights – Primark | Shoes – Max Shoes

What do you think of this eye print sweatshirt? Creepy? Cool? Personally, I find it appealing (hence my choosing it). I’ve always had a thing for eyes, and would draw them obsessively as a teen. But most people find the print creepy, even though it’s not even close to being lifelike! As for the skirt, it hides the best surprise a skirt can hide: pockets. The product descriptions didn’t mention it, so it was a nice thing to discover. Good length, too, and a thick fabric that works for cooler days like we have now.

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Dress me in: Imaculatura, The Invisible Collection

Imaculatura, The Invisible Collection | Kittenhood

When nothing can be called “new” in the world of fashion, a designer such as Anca Adina Cojocaru appears, with her brand, Imaculatura. This is the same person that conserved a dress a few months ago, and the same person I’m sure we’re gonna hear about over and over. The Invisible Collection has three phases: (1) the visible, which covers, hides, and keeps you warm, exemplified by the beautiful white coats; (2) the neither-nor, which covers but doesn’t hide, and doesn’t keep you warm, i.e. the sheer jumpsuit and dress; and (3) the invisible, which doesn’t do anything, because it doesn’t exist. The latter includes a number of pieces that were showcased in sketch form only, which can be contemplated, made with the designer, or self-made in DIY fashion. Are you impressed already? Because I certainly am.

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DIY fur clutch from hat

DIY Fur Cluch from a Hat | Kittenhood

I don’t know what the situation is where you live, but growing up, all the fathers in my country virtually wore the same fur hat. While women’s hats were mostly round, men’s were rather aerodynamic. They had that very specific, folded look, when not on someone’s head. I never liked them. Not until I realized that every one of these vintage hats could be turned into a DIY fur clutch. And it’s as simple as adding a zipper to a hat – which is like, basic DIY level, right?

How to Make a Fur Clutch | Kittenhood

What you need:

  • vintage fur hat
  • zipper
  • thread and needle
  • pins

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Measure your hat and find the zipper length to suit it. You can make it neutral, like I did, or choose a bright neon to pop. Next, pin the zipper to the hat and see how it fits. When it fits, stitch into place. I used my hands, because I didn’t want to risk combining the sewing machine with fur. I suppose you can also use a glue gun to put the two together. If you decide to stitch, make it thorough so it lasts. That’s pretty much it! Since the hat already had a lining, I didn’t alter it in any other way (although inside pockets could come in handy).

DIY Fur Clutch | Kittenhood Fur Clutch & Fox Hat | Kittenhood