Alaïa-Inspired Boots Tutorial

Alaïa-Inspired Boots

When I caught the DIY bug, one of the first things I made was a pair of studded boots. It was around the time that Zara released this pair  that I decided I MUST own bedazzled boots. For some reason, I had it in my head that the Zara boots were in fact Alexander Wang, and that I would never be able to afford them, and so I made these. I loved them, my friends loved them, and we still wear them years later (love a good DIY that stands the test of time!). Back when studded boots were the shoe to be seen in, I saw Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocking this Alaïa pair, and knew I wanted in.

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Giganticandle Tutorial


I am now a grown up. And by grown up, I mean I own (and actually use) candles. I recently bought this monogrammed votive candle , promptly burnt it to the wick and then became sad that my new favourite candle was gone.  I wanted more, but didn’t fancy a trip to the supermarket every few days. Candles always feel very indulgent, but I felt this could be exaggerated even more by creating a huge window-display worthy version of my own.

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