Friday, 30 November 2012

Latching On To You

Its that time of year where the gorgeous Victoria Secrets Angels strip down to their underwear and parade around making women everywhere VERRA jealous! 

My ultimate angels are Adrianna Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. 

Which of the girls are your ultimate angel? 

Shockingly, I'm doing another post about lingerie! I went to the sample sale for lingerie brands in London the other day, was literally in heaven. We went quite late after uni which meant that loads of the good stuff had already gone. However, not to be defeated I still managed to find some bargains from Mimi Holliday, Damaris and Laviscious. HOLLA. 

I finally managed to get my paws on the ultimate pants:

- The Damaris Basket Knicker -

Don't think it even needs a comment, they do all the talking! Very hot and dangerous. 
What do we think?!

Love Lexie x x x 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Leather Disc Body

Ooooh first ever tutorial! Wait for it... 

Last year I saw the most beaut shirt on Topshop:

Some of us, however, are not made of money and at £60 I thought I could recreate it in a similar way for a fraction of the price so thats what I did...

You will need:

- Black chiffon body or shirt
- Scissors 
- Leather (1/2 metre - I used faux leather, the real stuff is too expensive obv!) 
- Needle and thread
- A glue stick or similar circular object to use as a template for your leather discs
- Quite a lot of patience 

1) Start with a black chiffon shirt or body (I was originally going to use a shirt but I think a body is a big easier to work with because chiffon is quite a tricky, slippy fabric. My body below cost £12.99 from H&M.

2) Cut out the discs from the leather. I got my leather from a market stall, I got 1/2 metre (which is probably too much as I had loads left over) and it cost about £4. I used the bottom of a pritt stick for my template. I also used two different sized circles as it makes the finished item look more interesting and layered. The cutting out bit takes ages so I roped in my housemates and got a production line going in front of a film ha ha.

3) Once I had enough circle discs I pinned a few onto the body for a rough guide of where to start sewing them on.

4) Start sewing! This took quite a while and requires the most patience and quite be a bit frustrating but worth it as it looks amazing in the end!

Front View  

For a more scaly look I graduated my discs, its less severe looking than just a block section of discs.

Back view

What do you think of the finished product?! Its such a great night out option and looks good with anything high waisted. 

Have you done any customising? My bestie and housemate Jess is all over customising her clothes but I don't have as many good ideas as her!

Love Lexie x x x