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This week Olivia recreates the rockstar look of Paramore singer, Hayley Williams:

Hayley Williams isn't afraid to take risks with her fashion choices. She has an alternative rocker style that combines casual pieces with elements that really stand out. And on top of that, Hayley sometimes even DIYs her own shirts!

Outfit details:

  • Dress - DIY
  • Shirt - Thrifted
  • Bag - DIY (see below) 
  • Shoes - Audrey Brooke from DSW

DIY Lace Panel Purse

Recreate the look with Kirsten's Lace Panel Purse tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Edgy, but a bit girly. Or the other way around, perhaps? I love to mix fabrics such as leather and lace.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My denim and leather jacket that I made for a Studs and Pearls project, in 2011. 

Who are your style icons?

Drew Barrymore and Alexa Chung.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Rebecca Taylor, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone are some of my favorites.

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

Thrift stores..always!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I do, often. A majority of the items in my closet are embellished or handmade.

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

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with different combinations or outfits. You never know what you might come up with!

Check out Kirsten's blog, Studs & Pearls »

This week we visit Sarah from Look What I Made in her lovely home in Vienna, Austria to see where she lives and crafts. 

"My favourite thing is that the room is so big. Although we have a huge area to relax and the dinning table in this one room, it still leaves me with enough space to craft big things on the floor."

Is this also your work space?
For crafting this is my room. (The kitchen for food and baking of course.) I create everything mainly here: from paper projects to knitting to even painting furniture. We (my boyfriend and I) live in a flat on the rooftop. This room is actually the reason why we rented this appartment. It's huge and through the 3 rooftop windows very bright. It's 35 m² and our living and dining room in one. This is very nice because I can sit on the couch and create a friendship bracelet or read magazines and blogs for inspiration but also sit at the table and draw or work on bigger projects on the floor. However it is also what I don't like about the room: because it's not only for crafting, I have to tidy up after finishing or even pausing a project.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I always keep some of the things I made on display. This gives the room a personal touch and gives me the opportunity to be delighted by my crafts. Like the title of my blog suggest, I'm quite proud of the things I make...?I also try to keep fresh flowers and plants around. I find it relaxing and inspiring  the colours, the smell, the shapes.

How do you keep organized?
This is a big issue and a constant struggle for me. My boyfriend acutally likes it more organized than me and with my blog I have much more stuff to work with. However I have a system that works for me: drawers. I have a drawer for paper, one for fabric, one for all kind of glues and tape and so on. I know which drawer they are in and it's not to time-consuming to put it back.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I once read that if you had to look for a product put it back to the place where you first started to search. This is genious! I really admire people with own craft rooms and very well organized places. Since I do all my crafts in the living room and store my supplies in the bedroom, this is not (yet) for me. However I think it's best if you have everything in sight. The roll containers I use are therefore almost see-through.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
My favourite possession is the 60s sideboard that I bought just this winter. I'm so happy about the size, look and design. However as I mentioned I also like the crafts that are on display. The C that lights up and the little bird cages. There are so many it's hard to pick. I almost every time like the one that I just recently made.?

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
About a year ago I started a journal. I put all the ideas I have in there in rough drawings. The idea stays in my mind and I develop it over time until I have the need to make it.

Where do you look for inspiration?
I like to look through magazines and the web but basically inspiration comes from everything: nature, a need or an object that I found or bought. I sometimes also do brainstormings with mind-maps around topics. You never know what your mind comes up with until you do so. Try it!

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream craft space?
My first wish would be to have an own craft space. A room with huge windows where I can plan and create and close the door once I'm done for the day. Where my boyfriend is not allowed in and I decide when and how to clean up. Of course it would also be much more organized with nice shelfs and boxes and roll containers. Oh, I can see it in front of my eyes...

Check out Sarah's blog, Look What I Made  »

This week WeAreMischief recreates the costume of our favorite Gotham Girl, Harley Quinn:

Harleen Quinzel, or better known as Harley Quinn is the quirky-cute girlfriend of genius Batman villain, The Joker. Dr Quinzel, who wishes to be a famous gymnast, was the therapist of The Joker first, famous for not only her intelligence, but her young age and lack of experience. The Joker took a liking, and convinced her to join him on the dark side of Gotham City. Harley's costumes have changed quite a few times, but continued a pattern of harlequin diamonds matched with red and black. I simply adore Harley's style because everything she wears is truly her. Her makeup always revolves around her blue eyes and big smile. Each outfit is as jester like and adorable as the little Harlequin herself!

Outfit details:

  • Dress - Old Navy
  • Shrug - Fairweather
  • Belt - Le Chateau
  • Leggings - Old Navy
  • Ring - DIY (see below)

DIY Glitter And Gold Starburst Ring:

Recreate the look with Alli's Glitter And Gold Starburst Ring tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

How would you describe your style? My stye is all about the retro cuts mixed with whimsical colors, patterns and little baubles. Floral dresses are a staple in my wardrobe as are animals rings. I live in the sub arctic so it's a little challenging to keep up with my personal style when the temperature dips down but I try my best to not let the weather put a stop on my feminine style.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My favorite piece is definitely my hot dog dress from Modcloth, it's so fun and wacky. It always perks up my mood.

Who are your style icons?

Barbara Stanwyck is definitely my style icon, I loved how she knew just how to dress her body and let her style evolve with her. Plus she worked with the best costume designer in the business Edith Head.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I love Alexander McQueen's designs, they are so bold and intricate. He was such a visionary. Also, I have a special spot in my heart for Vera Wang.

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

We have no clothing stores where I live, so I do all my shopping online. My favorite place is Modcloth and probably Suzy Shier.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I love making my own jewelry and fascinators to add little personal touches to my outfits.

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

When I am feeling stagnant in my style I don't allow myself to wear any of my stand bys for a week, I set aside my favorite cardigans and dresses for a week and force myself to utilize the rest of my wardrobe.?

Keep up to date with Allison at her blog, Misfit Isle »

Nashville, Tennessee, USA •

Nashville and East Nashville have all the amenities of a big city (food trucks, skyscrapers, mild winters and long falls and springs, urbane lifestyle with coffee shops and a whole lot of bbq if you dig that sorta thing- but also some of the best vegetarian fare in the nation) with a small hometown personality. Plus Predators NHL! Hey we even have a football team I hear?

This week Kt Bing recreates the 90's hippie look of actress Drew Barrymore:

From Punky Funk to Sleek and Chic, Drew Barrymore constantly morphs from one style to the next with the greatest of ease. Here I have chosen her Daisy Grunge Girl style from the early 90's. Pretty flowers and red hot lips make the style easy to copy and doesn't everyone have a bit of old denim in their wardrobe that deserves a re-vamp? Grunge is officially back!

Outfit details:
  • Pants - Forever21 & DIY (see below)
  • Shoes - Urban Outfitters
  • Shirt - Kohl's
  • Jacket - Wilson's Leather Outlet shop
  • Purse - Thrift shop
  • Scarf - Etsy

DIY Two Tone Pants

Recreate the look with Stacie's Two Tone Pants tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

Bohemian, pops of black and white, textured, handmade, cowboy boots 

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I could never give up my dad's old boyscout shirt. It goes with everything!

Who are your style icons?

Iris Apfel, Bri Emery from DesignLoveFest, and so many style bloggers. The Internet is a wonderful place.  

Do you have any favourite designers?

Miu Miu, Orla Kiely, Kate Spade New York

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

Secondhand shops, Anthropologie, antique stores

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Oh yes! My mom is a seamstress so she (tried) to teach me  many of her skills. She is a very detail-oriented person and I am not, so some sewing skills stuck better than others. I love to alter clothes as opposed to making them from scratch. I love adding over-the-top embellishments or funky alterations. 

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

I love accessories way too much. I've learned that when you get ready in the morning and you're ready to walk out the door, take one accessory off. You probably don't need to wear a head scarf and a neck scarf at the same time. ;)

Check out Stacie's blog, Stars For Street Lights »

Glasgow, Scotland, GB •

Glasgow has so many things going on at any one time. It's a vibrant, friendly, and creative city with some great arts spaces and events and a strong vintage scene. There's always something to stumble upon, from imposing Victorian architecture to tucked away street art.

Calling all crafty jewelry makers! UncommonGoods are running a jewelry design challenge with the chance to win $500 and an UncommonGoods vendor contract.

Here's some more info:

"Third time is a charm, so show us yours in our third annual Jewelry Design Challenge. We're looking for your unique necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to appear on our website and possibly the pages of our catalog. Will your design dazzle our buyers and judges?"

Contest closes: June 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET

You can find out more about the contest and enter your design at UncommonGoods now »

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