Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just Another Day In the Life

I know you probably think I couldn't get any f***ing crazier, but then that's where you wrong.  You see, something SUPER exciting came in the mail today, right from our neighbor, China (yeah...not).  I found these babies when I probably should have had other priorities, like homework, design projects, makin' shit, maintaing my get the gist.  But I am always on the lookout for the latest accessory that no one else has, and believe me, I sure found it.  These rings came in black or gold, which wasn't even a choice for me (have to maintain my gothic rep somehow).  They can be yours too, I bought mine from ebay for like seven bucks! Definitely worth my infinitely depleting amount of money.         

For some weird reason, I've been obsessed with mustaches lately (check out this awesome tumblr all about them!!!).  Maybe I should turn into a crack addict just so I can sprout some radical facial hair and then groom it until it turns into a handlebar mustache.  Good idea?

My picnik over-editing should probably stop now doesn't.


I had to do this.

Other than exciting and highly unnecessary things coming in the mail, the weather decided to FREAK OUT and give us a blizzard, thanks a lot mother nature.  Really, the day was just fully of gifts!  It was super fun to walk in, especially after almost falling in front of a bus passing by (some daily entertainment for the passengers, I'm sure).  Well, I guess its kinda......pretty. Yeah, you really had to pull all of my teeth to get that outta me.

Whoa, pink snow! I want to go to that place.

I thought this last one would make a kick ass print for something equally amazing.  The idea of mirroring and altering a photograph for a print reminded me of Viktor's final collection from the last season of project runway.

One way to create your own personalized fabrics, that I have yet to try, is Spoonflower, but bring out the big bills, this ain't cheap.  Here's the link to the one I made, buy it, and make me something pretty.  And that concludes probably the most random and unorganized post ever created. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Why Are Most Of My Posts So Dangerous?

Here's another DIY I stole off of a great and equally sarcastic blog (finally, someone understands me!), but hopefully Morgan vs. Morgan won't mind too much as long as I give her full credit, of course.  Since EVERYONE and their grandmother, sister's cousin, and Uncle Joe has the iPhone, we might as well accessorize it.  And yeah, you could go the conservative route with a super cute color or maybe one with a puppy on it, but let's be real, we don't do that here.  I've seen some pretty crazy cases, but none of these really suited my highly sophisticated taste:
What? I can't hear you.

Aw it has ears.  Just like you.

I had an AWESOME wood case kind of like this one until we tearfully parted one fateful Saturday night when I ended up holding only splinters...

Sushi iPhone....NOM NOM

 Try again, this time something more dangerous, ridiculous, obscene, horrifying, mind blowing....etc.  May the crowd please welcome the newest development to the iPhone, hold your applause....THE MEAT TENDERIZER...err Spiked Phone case! And a great replacement for mace and pepper spray.

Here is what you need:

  • A silicone case fit for your generation of iPhone (mine is the 4, but no Siri, sad day)
  • 11 crazy 3/4" metal spikes with screw backs 
  • Electrical Tape
  • Needle or sharp point, I used a seam ripper, I guess that says a lot about what I do in my free time if that is what was most available...

Step 1) Plan out where you want to put the spikes, I used eleven of them.

I then marked with a marker on the inside where exactly I was going to put the screws through.

Step 2) Poke a small hole as marked with your desired tool.

Step 3) Push the screw in, it can be a tad difficult but thats probably the point of a puncture free case made of silicone.

Step 4) After the screw backing has been pushed in, screw on the top half of the stud, don't do it too tight or the silicone will raise up around that spot and not fit as well to your actual phone.

Step 5) Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat....yeah you get it.  Eleven whole times.

Step 6) Then if you don't live in a college dorm room, electrical tape is probably more accessible for you.  But in my case, I used some fancy artists tape to line the inside to prevent the backings from scratching my precious iPhone.

And you are finished! Looks pretty normal from the front right?

NOT! Yeah, I really fooled you!!

So I should probably warn you that this could POTENTIALLY be seen as a weapon.  Take a look at Morgan's page to check out some of her tips to staying safe.

Aw, its like a little animal now with legs! Your iPhone, now your trusty best friend.  And cheaper than a German Sheppard. 

Go forth and conquer with your strange new device, get ready for some awkward stares.  But don't worry, I embrace them.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Get Your Geek On

What goes with pocket protectors, nose bleeds, and straight A's on every midterm?  How about some thick rimmed, ridiculously nerdy glasses?  These are surprisingly on trend, though I would ditch the other factors that might accompany such a geeky look.  Personally, I've never had the need to wear glasses but have ALWAYS been secretly jealous of those near-sighted, far-sighted, or no sighted ones, you lucky blind dogs, you.  You get to spend hundreds of dollars on some fancy frames that can express your style, whether that being a nerd, design major, or just straight up hipster (whatever that is, anyway).  I am no longer afraid to be judged by my poser-like attraction to being blind, I will fully embrace it.  Hopefully no one will try them on and see what a liar I really am... Now pretending to need glasses when I actually don't, I would say that's pretty badass. 

Even the Biebs jumped on this bandwagon, but err, maybe he should stick to coloring books or playing with his toy trucks instead.

Check out this chick's hair!  I'm waay too jealous, should I bring on that Koolaid hurr dye to my own locks, gurl?

Cool rims, dude.  You creepy Morgan Freeman lookalike.

I say there should be some actual glasses like this...I mean wouldn't you wear them?

I found these crazy steampunk glasses on etsty, for way to much money than they are worth.  What the hell is steampunk anyways? I'll google it and get back to you.

I know I've mentioned 80's purple before, but they are way too ridiculously amazing not to.  Here's two of my favorites below. Yeah, it may be a little pricey, but I mean, what else are you going to spend your hard earned cash on other than fake eyewear?  You little liar, you.
80's Purple 
Geek $85
wayfarer optical frame rad09 (gray clear) $65

So what do you think of lying to society through non-prescription eyewear? Yay or nay?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Don't Corner Me In A Dark Alley

As I am always admiring Miss Lady G, why stop at outfits and lyrics?  Pointed nails aren't just good looking, they are also very practical, functioning as....defense mechanisms, toothpicks (a great way to get that spinach out of your teeth), pushing in that darn reset button, nose pickin' (just kidding....KIDDING!), yeah thats about it.  Throw away your pepper spray, mace, and baseball bat, this is the only tool you need to warn off potential evil.    

  • Black Nail Polish
  • Silver Sparkly Nail Polish
  • Sally Beauty Secret Nail Hardener Top Coat
  • Nail Envy by O.P.I.
  • Emery board

Step 1)  File your nails to a point, but not too sharp, we aren't going too gothic here.  I usually do square ends and this was a BIG step for me...but I like it.  And it turns out to be more practical, the ends don't break off as easily and if they do, it's in a point-like way.

Step 2)  Slap on some of that O.P.I. Nail Envy, it's great for strengthening your nails, I used it a lot after getting acrylics constantly from working at a salon (that was one bitchin' discount!).

Step 3)  Paint it Black, just like the Michelle Branch song (okay fine, Rolling Stones).  Stay in the lines, this ain't kindergarten.

Step 4)  Add the silver glitter to the beginning of the nail beds, I added a little layer of sparkle as it moved up the nail to add a little ombre effect (am I trendy or what?).

And here are your scary, Gaga nails.  Us little monsters would make Mama so proud!

Shall I quit my day job and be a hand model instead??