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Vienna, Austria •

Vienna is different" – that’s what you can read on large billboards when you are approaching the city on the highway. And it’s true: Diversity and variety are the most important keywords to describe life in Austria’s capital.

This week Cat get's crafty by recreating the look of Aria from TV Show Pretty Little Liars:

I love Aria's girly bohemian style. She wears a dress or accessory that I'd love to steal for my wardrobe in almost every episode of Pretty Little Liars.

Outfit details:
  • Dress - vintage
  • Tights - F21
  • Shoes - Ruche
  • Necklace - DIY
  • Belt -  thrifted

DIY Collar Necklace

Recreate the look with Lisa's Collar Necklace tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

My style always seems to be changing, but it remains colorful and vintage inspired. I like to have fun with my clothes and I think that's always been my favorite way of expressing myself.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

A few of my vintage dresses are pretty priceless to me, but my most worn pieces right now are my moss-green cardigan and Minnetonka Moccasins. They go with everything from vintage dresses to skinny jeans.

Who are your style icons?

The past few years I have mostly been inspired by style bloggers because of their creative yet approachable looks. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

I'm pretty out of the designer loop, but I do love the vintage inspired looks of Orla Kiely and Rachel Antonoff. I also love the beautiful prints of vintage Vera Neumann scarves.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I really try to avoid buying new clothes, but every few months I pick up a few new pieces at Forever 21 or H&M. I also like to splurge on the occasional ModCloth dress :)

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I love to customize my outfits and make accessories. It is always rewarding to turn a frumpy, thrifted find into something that fits :) I don't make many clothes from scratch, but that's something I would like to change! 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

My favorite way to personalize my outfits is to mix vintage and new. If I'm wearing something new and trendy, I like to mix it up with some vintage so it looks more unique. Also, I love to wear contrasting colors and patterns together.

Check out Lisa's blog, lalafauxbois »

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Check out the recipe from Kyla Roma »

This week we head to Singapore to snoop around the beautiful and relaxing studio of Claire from Fellow Fellow.

"I think my favourite thing about it would have to be the two very large windows that let in so much glorious sunshine! It makes it easy to spend all day in here really."

I'm so lucky to have a whole room in our house dedicated to my studio! I'd never had that before moving to this apartment, and it makes such a difference being able to spread out, make a mess, and just close the door if we have guests over :)

Is this also your work space?
My studio is really my space to be creative, get work done, do the accounts.. anything really! I try really hard to contain the craft to this room so it's not being spread all over the house, but sometimes that still happens :)

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
It's a bit tricky while we're renting because we're reluctant to drill too many holes in the walls, so instead I've end up taping some of my illustrations, paper cuts, and garlands to the walls. I also change things around every now and then to keep it fresh and interesting! 

How do you keep organized?
I'm definitely a messy crafter! If I'm in the middle of a project, I don't even bother trying to clean up after myself until it's finished. So often you can't even see the table tops for the giant tangle of craft supplies. Once I'm finished though, it's almost therapeutic to clean it all up and start fresh. My stash is already quite big, and is ever-growing! I've currently got lots of draws and cabinets to hide everything in, which also helps to keep things organised and easy to find. 

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I really like using draws to store all my supplies. Generally things can then be laid out in a single layer so it's easy to see what you have. I have a couple of draws that are quite long, and in that case I've put some shoe box lids and and other trays in to help separate and organise different craft bits and pieces. 

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I adore my vinyl cutting machine! It's a lot of fun to experiment with. 

There are plenty of my creations on display! I've got a few different garlands I made a while ago that I rotate behind my computer, as well as a couple of watercolours and paper cuts stuck up on the walls. 

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
This is one thing I'd like to do better. I've got so many notebooks and sheets of paper lying around with various bits of inspiration on them, and I don't have one specific way of organising them. Definitely something I need to work on! 

Where do you look for inspiration?
I find looking around the internet is a good place to start, but it can be easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. I also really enjoy looking back through the pages of ideas I've had in the past to see if anything sparks my imagination, or wandering through a book shop and taking in all the exciting new books and beautiful covers.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
That's a tough one because I'm already very lucky with my craft space! I guess if I had to wish for 3 things it would be: 1. That we owned the space (instead of renting) so I wasn't so hesitant about putting things on the walls/painting etc. (that's a huge wish! Haha), 2. It'd be great if the space was a little bit bigger, and 3. As boring as it is, I'd love to have a better (and more attractive) way of organising all my supplies! Preferable in some lovely vintage pieces of furniture :)

This week Olivia gets creative and recreates the sultry look of singer Adele:

Adele always manages to look elegant and dramatic at the same time. She combines classic fashion sense with slightly bolder pieces to create a perfect style. Wanna see how to DIY the look?

Outfit details:
  • Dress - Zara 
  • Necklace - DIY (see below)
  • Bag - Chanel
  • Sunglasses - Chanel
  • Shoes - Guiseppe Zanotti

DIY Chanel Inspired Chain Ribbon Necklace

Recreate the look with Katy's Chanel Inspired Chain Ribbon Necklace Tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Easy and elegant, but still on trend.  I love mixing high and low pieces, and bold, bright colors!

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My Chanel quilted bag -- it was a birthday and anniversary present a year and a half ago!

Who are your style icons?

Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, and Kate Middleton

Do you have any favourite designers?

Too many to name!  

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

 The Galleria in Houston has so many amazing stores, and Houston's consignment stores are amazing!  I've found really high-end designer pieces for a tiny fraction of what they cost initially!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I have a sewing machine that I break out for the occasional DIY project, and I love making small pieces like jewelry and accessories!

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit? 

Think about your closet and what pieces you gravitate to, and develop them into your signature style!  You don't have to wear every trend, but pick one or two that speak to you and interpret them your own way! 

Check out Katy's blog, Sugarlaws »

This week aneniine play's celebrity stylist to DIY The Look of Scottish singer, Nina Nesbitt.

Nina Nesbitt is a Scottish singer-songwriter and her popularity is rising just now. As to her style, I like that she combines casual, vintage and girly things all together, without looking messy. Also, I love her puffy hair and make-up. :)

Outfit details:
  • Top - Gap 
  • Skirt - Thrifted 
  • Tights - H&M 
  • Shoes - Rocketdog 
  • Sweater - Modcloth 
  • Brooches - DIY (see below)

DIY Fashionista Brooches

Recreate the look with Midge's Fashionista Brooches tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Quirky and retro and lotes of cat eye glasses, and very thrifty. Second hand chic.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

A silk dress that has a pattern of different cute dogs on it. From far away it looks like flowers, but once you get up close to it you notice adorable portraits of boston terriers and chiwawas.

Who are your style icons?

Enid Coleslaw from Ghost World, Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks. Lots of fictional characters. Carrie Brownstein, too, who is a real person. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

Betsey Johnson!

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Thrift stores, with out a doubt. You can find ANYTHING in those places.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I don't make any of my clothes, but I do love to customize them with different pins and brooches. Things that are easy to add on.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?  

Mix and experiment with different colors and patterns, you'll be surprised what kind of un expected combinations you come up with and swoon over!

Check out Midge's blog at Modern Girl Blitz »

Honolulu, Hawaii •

A’loha from Hawai’i! When traveling to this beautiful island don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, a good book and a project you’ve been meaning to get done (crocheting on the long flight sure makes time fly).

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