Saturday, September 1, 2012

Monthly Theme Post: Someone Special + DIY

Woot! The Monthly Theme icon linky works! Yay!
So this will be me and my brother 'Gloombat,' who is one of my best friends. We're very, very close. We usually complete each others' sentences, and if one of us trips up on words the other can finish!
We are both wearing striped shirts layered under black add-ons and black jeans. He has sneakers, I have Merona heels, an H&M rose in my hair, and Claire's rose earrings.

Sorry, both outfit shots are blurry. We were using the timer function!

 The makeup was inspired by this drawing I made, which was in turn inspired by my braces:

The face shots turned out great- probably because we could switch to taking each others' photo!

I did both of our faces in matching lipstitches; he has an extra stitch over one eye, I have pink and purple shadow and caked on mascara to achieve a Dead Doll look.

Here's the DIY:
I have one pair of black jeans and I love them, but they were boring me... and since I can't wear jeans to work, I didn't have to leave them 'nice,' so into the workshop they went!
I sliced horizontally in one-inch increments, all the way from the hem to mid thigh.
Then I ran water over them and threw them into the dryer, which is how you fray destroyed jeans, and which resulted in the texture shown in the photos above.

Half done!
Otherwise they would stay all smooth like this.

And not look awesome like this.

The inspiration:

Maison Martin Margiela jeans


  1. My brother and I are super-close, too, so I really loved this post. You guys are awesome. Great job on the jeans, too!

    1. Thanks! I'd been meaning to destroy my jeans for a while. I ended up being surprised by how fast and easy it was!

  2. Love the makeup! thanks for following me, I have decided to move most of my stuff over to my other blog, cause it's getting too confusing, so I would love if you would follow me there,

    Thanks so much! :)

    1. Thank you!
      And thanks for letting me know about your blog change- I'm now following Roses and Vellum.

  3. Aw you two are so cute. Brothers are awesome!

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    2. Well, except for when they insist on driving you up the walls. XD But thank you!

  4. How Neat! Stylish brother and sister team! I also love the pants! you did an awesome job on them and I think I'll have to try that - and then wear tights under them! ooooh!

    1. Thank you! And yes, do it! I'm so happy with how my jeans turned out!

      During the winter I'm planning to wear them with all manner of tights- burgundy, plum, pine, fishnet, spiderwebs... I think they'll be quite warm that way.


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