dropdead winter sneak peak

DROPDEAD recently released a small sneak peak of the upcoming winter 2012/2013 collection and i'm already in love with it! look at those shirts, i could instantly order them both! dropdead's one of my favourite clothing web stores, i love nearly all of their stuff, you should really check them out!
PS: sorry for not posting that much recently, moving out and university consumed pretty much of my time, but i'll try to post more often now! coming soon: appartement tour, outfits and more!

DIY mini leather backpack

i used my last free days to do basically the last big DIY for a while: my own leather mini backpack. i've wanted one of these cute little bags for ages, but either they're too expensive - like the chanel or prada ones - or just inexistent.. so i decided to sew one myself. i had plenty of leather left, the rest of my leather-sleeve DIY, so this backpack is pretty much sewn out of one leather jacket! it took me nearly 3 days to handsew that thing but i think it was really worth it, i love my new bag! 
PS: university is starting tomorrow and i'm moving next weekend, so it'll be a little silent here maybe for short while, but after that i'll post more often again, a room tour, outfits and more DIY!

diana x holga

first takes with my DIANA MINI! actually there weren't a lot of good photos, but don't my little cousins look adorable wearing the scream mask?

and some HOLGA-photos, too! actually from the red corner festival, wich was like three months ago.. well, i'd better get more into lomography again, especially now that i have those two awesome cuties!, one for standard (holga) and one for square and panoramic shots (diana) - that's why they love each other so much ♥ 
& don't forget to check my FLICKR for more!

DIY tie dye stuff

after a massive tie-dye-day i'm really proud to present you a tutorial on how to tie dye shirts or sweaters and how to dye two-colour ombre shorts:

to create a spiral pattern you have to take the shirt in the middle, then turn until the whole shirt has rolled up to a rather compact spiral. push the sleeves and loose fabric tighter around and secure everthing with some twine. a good video for how to do this you can find here.
this is what your spiral-pack should look like before dying.
for the 'crumple-pattern' i wanted to achive for the sweater, just crumple it together and wrap some twine around it to secure it.

mix the bleach in a clean plastic bucket by following in the instructions on the package. completely dip the sweater into the dye, it should be completely covered with liquid, and leave it in there for some time (1h with my dye, might be different with yours!) the longer you leave it in the paint the darker and more intense the colour gets, so for a pastell colour just leave it in a bit shorter.. take it out afterwards and rinse it in the sink to get most of the leftover dye out. then put it into the washing machine, but be careful, do not wash it with other things, there's still a lot of dye in it, that could change the colour of the other clothes!
the first shirt i completely dipped into the paint..
..the second one i dipped in just half, it'll create two different patterns!
to create the ombre effect on your shorts, dip them halfway into the dye, then step by step take it out, the top part should sit in the paint for the longest time. take it out, rinse it, then put the other half into another colour. to make a nice transition dip the pants a little bit more into the dye, after some time take it a bit out, so that the first colour is completely out of the paint. some good tutorials here and here on youtube!
the fabric of the sweater soaked up the paint very well, so there's just a very light tie dye pattern, you might not even see on the photo, maybe it'll change a bit after washing..
..completely dipped in and halfway dipped in!the colours went out very dark and intense, i hope it'll fade a bit when i put it into the washing machine.. but all in all i think the stuff looks really cool, especially the shirts came out really awesome, dying is so much fun, try it!

flea market

if you follow me on facebook you might have read that i visited a flea market this saturday to sell some of my old stuff.. well i didn't just sell, i also looked around a little bit and found some awesome stuff, as there's always a lot of cool stuff on flea markets!
book 'Schmetterlinge' ('Butterflies') - 1€ // amethyst crystal - 50ct // carhartt white sweater - 2€ // glass head - 1€ // frames - 30ct each // bottle - 1€ // total: 7€
the glass head is one of my favourite finds, i could rather use it to display my beanies or i could turn it into a 'brain-lamp', using some pink LED rope light.. also the sweater's not going to stay white, i'm gonna tie dye or ombre dye it, since i don't really like white.. actually there's a big dying-project coming up, so stay tuned!
PS: check out BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL, a pretty cool little blog i recently discovered!

awesome webstores - sweaters

mona lisa, galaxy, clouds - SUGARPILLS // i like cats, moon cats - BURGER & FRIENDS // wolf - WEIRD CLOTHING  // logo - SHADE LONDON // tropical logo HYPE // black logo - TO BE CLOTHING // rib-zip - LAZY OAF // marylin skeleton - ACTUAL PAIN // the scream - BMA MODIFIED