Great Gatsby & Miuccia Prada

http://www.prada.com/en/gatsby/looks?cc=US&cc=US

I have been itching to see The Great Gatsby film, I remember having to read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel in high school… seems so long ago… Check out this great collaboration with Prada & The Great Gatsby.

-AB

D.I.Y Accessory Storage

Problem:  I love anything that makes me feel glamourous and that is the main reason why my room has become cluttered with many accessories and things that I love.

Solution: Customized “Jewelry & Accessory Box”

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1. I purchased the Alex Drawer unit with 9 drawers at Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50192822/

Love the storage space but all white…. super boring

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Supplies: Decorative paper, Mod Podge (2 bottles),  scissors, Xacto knife (not necessary if u prefer using scissors, & a pencil.

** The Paper Store has AMAZING paper

The decorative paper I used was 17″ x 27″ and I purchased 7 sheets.

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2. Outline the shape of the drawers so you can have a precise cut. Paint Mod Podge on the surface before you apply your decorative paper. Once the decorative paper is placed on the surface paint more Mod Podge on top- this step is very important to seal the decorative paper in place.

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(Painting surface)

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(placing decorative paper in place)

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(Seal decorative paper in place by painting Mod Podge on top)

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3. Once I finished applying the decorative paper to the Ikea Alex unit, I put the unit together. See below for end result.

* I saved the border and trim for last.

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-AB

Designer Spotlight

Stella McCartney is the queen of doing it just right, and she has done it again. Right now I am absolutely loving her simple yet fun silhouettes (peep the love charm necklace).  Check out these great pieces to pair with everything from a basic tee to a little black dress. (click to enlarge image)

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Check them out for yourself at:

http://www.stellamccartney.com & www.matchesfashion.com

-AB