Sunday, September 23, 2012

on the move

First things first, obviously my blue hair has faded. Even after my attempt to color it grey, it only lasted for 2 weeks. So I just accept how unpractical it is to keep up a particular artificial hair color. However, I'm also accepting how addictive hair coloring is, haha.

Another thing, I've been digging the whole sporty look recently. It can be quite tricky, but what I personally find useful is to juxtapose it with something traditional and toned down like a classic button down shirt. I just love the contrast, and sometimes even how surreal it looked, but that's when it becomes fun! :)

top, polo & necklace - H&M
jeans - topman
shoes - adidas
bag - DIY
gold ring - hardware store

Saturday, September 22, 2012

DIY plastic lanyard

I've missed blogging. So, to finally have some spare time, I decided to post this DIY project I did a while back. If you remembered a few posts ago, I wore this givenchy-inspired plastic lanyard, and now I'm going to share how you could make your own!

Materials you will need,
- transparent pvc / plastic table cloth
- studeds / rivets
- keyring
- key chain link
- a key
- scissors

Here are the steps,
1. Cut a long strip of the plastic, with a width of 2.5 cm and 80 cm in length
2. Cut another strip, with the same width but 6 cm in length
3. Slide the smaller strip through the keyring, then fold
4. Place both ends of the longer strip, and place it in between the folded smaller strip
5. Apply the rivets on the intersection of the 2 plastic components, to hold them in place
6. Attach the link and the key to the keyring

Do note that because its plastic, it can get wrinkly when folded. If it happened, just straightened it out by hanging it on a coat rack or even a door knob, it doesn't really matter. Other than that, I just love the utilitarian feel of the necklace. I might be making another one with a different material.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post, and let me know how yours turned out if you decided to make one. Good luck! :)