When the day is dark and cold it’s easy for us to be stuck in bed. This is the kind of weather that calls for binge watching and cuddle! Well, for me and my sister it’s a chance for a #ootd shoot too. It’s risky though ’cause we don’t know when the rain will fall but that’s the exciting part. We just need to be quick in taking photos.
The next time gloomy day hit you, dab some make up, wear something stylish, then go out for an outfit of the day shoot.
When in doubt, just close your eyes and take the risk.
During our fashion styling class we were tasked to do a “Make do” shirt based on the artworks inside a gallery. At the time the gallery showcased the works of Cian Dayrit titled PASYON and Jonas Eslao’s BEYOND;.
It’s easy to recycle old shirts nowadays because you can see a lot of tutorials on Youtube, but to interpret two different artworks into one design is another story.
For this DIY project you will need the following materials:
1. Plain T-Shirt (Preferably white, but it’s your call)
3. Design Logo (This can be whatever you like: fruit, quote, photo, etc.)
5. T-shirt transfer paper
When everything is set just follow these easy steps.
Step 1: Cut it to strips
Cut the half of your shirt this way.
Step 2: Tie ’em all
Make a design by tying the strips.
DISCLAIMER: this is the tiring part.
Step 3: Knot-knot
When you finished tying the strips together make a knot at the end of the stings.
Step 4: Print me!
This is the fun part! Choose a design you like on the internet or you can make it yourself. Then print it on the T-shirt transfer paper.
Step 5: Cut me
Cut the design.
Note: Do this if you are using a colored shirt.
Step 6: Transfer me
Normally the transfer paper package have instructions on how to transfer the design to your shirt, but basically you will just place the image on top of the shirt (The image side need to be facing the shirt.), then iron over. Peel the paper slowly making sure the image was transferred to the shirt.
When my best friend urged me to have a daring haircut I felt so excited that I said yes right away. I searched the internet for a nice peg and planned to have it done ASAP. The realization that it might be a crazy idea just came as an afterthought.
Too giddy I was, I shared the idea to some ladies whom I spent time with lately. I was actually secretly wishing for disapproval. To my surprise I saw excitement in their eyes and words of encouragement. My excitement just doubled.
Came Monday me and my best friend went to Hairshaft Salon at Glorietta 3 where we had our hair done. And we were both happy with the result. Plus, I received compliments from friends and colleagues.
Hair means a lot for us ladies that is why some cuts it when they have their hearts broken. As if it is a symbol that changes its color or form depending on our mood. It could also be like a memory stick that gets long or short depending on the memories we want to keep. Our hair is our crowning glory.
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel
**Because this is the most daring hair cut I did so far, I could now cross out pixie cut on my 2016 to do list.**
Have you ever heard of the flapper look or Gatsby style? Well this was the fashion trend back in 1920s where women’s style literally loosened up (unfitted dresses).
From skirts that rose above the ankle (1910), in 1920 the skirts got shorter (knee-length) and corsets came off, drop waist became popular, necklines were usually a “V” shape, fabrics were made from chiffon, light silks, soft velvet, and soft cotton.
I guess we have to be thankful to this era for it started simplicity in a very stylish way.
For a casual look ladies back then would wear something like this:
If I were to interpret this era I would style something like this: