The time has come : the Jubilee is on its way ! Apart from the joy of a four day bank holiday week-end, I reckon this Jubilee thing is going to be excitingly dazzling, delicious and FUN ! It’s definitely the perfect opportunity for DIYing, dressing up and wearing horrendously over-the-top bling. I, amongst thousands of other overexcited Englishmen, will be attending the Battersea festival on Sunday, hoping to eat me some fine Victoria Sponge whilst people watching. The organisers are encouraging attendees to dress up for the occasion and there will even be a catwalk for the best dressed. I’m not so sure I want to strut my stuff in front of the whole of England but I’ll definitely have my camera out taking shots of who I think has a look fit for a queen’s anniversary ! As for my own outfit, I’ve decided to go for what I call a “Diamond in the Rough” look. This means I’m taking the whole Diamond Jubilee event with a bit of attitude and will be bearing sparkling bling DIYed in this very post along with a rock ‘n’ roll tee you’ll discover in a couple of days – and maybe a few other bits and bobs you’ll just have to wait and find out about (…meaning I haven’t decided what yet but it’s sure to be blingilicious). Here goes the Jubilee bling tutorial which basically shows you how to cover whatever you can find in glue and glitter ! I used Modpodge because it’s PERFECT for sticking anything to clothes and accessories as well as tiny silver sequins to give the glitz that extra chunk and rock-star look. If you’re either particularly careful or particularly clumsy, you may like to use masking tape to cover up any part of your jewelry or shoes you do not want covering in sequins. Rip it off when the glue is dry. The result is fab : No – you’re not going to get any photos of me wearing them until D Day ! I’ll be taking photos of all my fav’ peeps and outfits at Battersea Park and will upload them to my Facebook page in a beautifully patriotic album named “HB Liz”… And you’ll find out why very soon ! Finally, may I introduce you to my new Jubilee friend, Mister Corny the Corgi : ) – Temp’ tattoo by Lydia Leith – Dress by Petit Bateau (2011) See you tomorrow for some more Jubilee DIY tutorials ! xx – – – – – –DIY : Jubilee Diamonds and BLING GALORE !
Do you ever find that you have two items that suit each other so well and yet by essence cannot be worn together ? It happens to me so often and these two new pairs of Spring sunglasses are the perfect example. Don’t they look amazing together ?! Mint is everywhere at the moment, a real Twenty-Twelver. You may have seen byebyesoccermom’s DIY leather mint belt featured in Chic Steal’s links of the week (along with my Walk of Fame wedges !) or maybe you noticed it’s right there every time you click on TheBeautyDepartment.com, up in the top right corner. And red ? Well, red’s a staple. And the sexy shade is definitely enjoying the pastel phase fashion is going through this year because it stands out more than ever ! I’m consciously influenced by current trends and think these colours look grand together, but the problem with these glasses is I will always have to pick one or the other… By the way, did you notice my bright blue shelf ? I told you I was DIYing my new flat at the moment… Well this particular creation was made from a drawer I found in the street, a can of blue spray paint and a couple of belts : ) Ya like ? Mint shades – Bought at local RSPCA charity shop Red <3 shades – Bought in a touristy shop on Oxford Street Blue spray paint – Deep Ocean Homebase Belts – Golddigga Wow, what a difference it makes using a real camera – this blog is on FIRE ! Thanks for visiting and see you back here very soon ! xx – – – – – – CNC on Facebook : CNC on Bloglovin’ :Spring Shades