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Jessica B. By Jessica B.


Outfit details:


DIY Beehive:

Recreate the look with Jessica's beehive tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Mostly 50s style, vintage or vintage inspired clothes but it really depends on how I feel when I'm getting dressed that morning.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I hardly ever get an opportunity to wear it, but it has to be this incredible red gingham 1950s dress I found in Melbourne. I spotted it on the rack in a huge antique/vintage shop and kept thinking about it as I walked all around the shop and when I went back to it I saw that the label inside the collar was "Henry Lee" aka one of my favourite songs by Nick Cave featuring PJ Harvey and also the namesake of my blog, so what I'm trying to say is more than any other item of clothing I own, that dress was meant for me to find it.

Who are your style icons?

I suppose when I first really started experimenting with my style about 5 years ago my biggest inspirations were my favourite bloggers but as my style developed I started taking inspiration from everything and everyone around me. So I suppose there isn't really anyone who's style I try to emulate.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I love designers like Orla Kiely and Alannah Hill and less expensive brands like Dahlia, but to be honest over half my wardrobe is op-shopped or vintage so labels and designers aren't super important to me.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

Op-shops and ASOS are basically the two main places I shop. And in Australia we have a shop called Dangerfield (and their clearance outlets called ClearIt) which I have a lot of clothes from too.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Not really, based on the fact that I don't have a working sewing machine or much free time to learn, but it's definitely something I'd love to be able to do one day.

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

- If you're not overly confident with your style, fashion blogs are a wonderful resource. Scour your favourite blogs for outfits you like and then look through your wardrobe for similar items you can try and recreate the look with.

- As you're looking through blogs, try and take note of the basic pieces people have and use in lots of different ways, i.e. a plain black circle skirt or ballet flats, etc. Build up a solid foundation of basics you can rely on and you can try out a top you're not sure about with a skirt you know goes with anything.

- Op-shopping is amazing because it allows you to try out things you won't find anywhere else and you don't have to spend much money to do it. My biggest tip if you never seem to find anything you like is to pick something out and try and picture it in your wardrobe at home and think about what you could wear it with - even gems look ugly in an op-shop when they're next to all the other ugly things, but they can look amazing with what you have at home.

- Experiment at home when you've got a bit of time, not when you have to pick something in 5 minutes and run out the door - do your hair and makeup the way you like it and try out some different outfits. Take photos of the ones you like on your phone and when you have to run out the door the next morning you can look through the photos and pick an outfit you like a lot more easily - it totally helps avoid that "I hate everything in my wardrobe" feeling.

- Accessories are key - I don't really wear jewellery but belts can completely transform an outfit! And hats are a great one too, I think I have about 10 berets by now.

- Find a couple of hairstyles or make-up looks that you love and practice until they're easy and put these on rotation. Even though they're not to do with clothes, they can really help complete your outfit and make it look a lot more "done" with only five minutes more effort

All of these are things I started out consciously doing and as you get more confident with your style it just come naturally without you even thinking about it anymore.

 Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Old favourites wishwishwish.net & thecherryblossomgirl.com as well as www.harlowdarling.com and not strictly fashion but hannahandlandon.blogspot.com is beautiful



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Ally Burke is a self-taught artist currently residing in a small Virginia town where she works in a cave-like basement with a bunch of spiders and earwigs. She likes creepy childlore, monsters, junk stores, dream pop, and ‘90s television. Her dad let her watch a lot of body horror when she was a kid. 


Have you always been creative and artistic?

I’ve pretty much always been creative in that I liked to make up stories and write when I was a kid, but as far as art goes I definitely wasn’t ‘born with it’. I didn’t really start trying to draw until I was a teenager, and I fell in love with painting in my early twenties.

How would you describe the style of your work?

I’m bad at describing what I do. Spooky kitsch, maybe. Someone else once described it as ‘candycoated insanity’ so I like to steal that. 

What’s in your pencil case and what’s your favorite tool?

A couple of pencils, a whole lot of different pens, and markers. Nothing out of the ordinary! My favorite tools are always pens. Any pen. Gimme a pen, I’ll draw with it. 

Who is your favorite superhero?

Hellboy. 

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Hmm...the ability to make breakfast food appear with my mind. 

Where do you look for inspiration?

Nowhere in particular, so everywhere. I just try to find magic. Fighting boredom is my main mission in life so I remain as curious as possible all the time, and that way I’m usually always discovering magical things to keep my imagination going. 

Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?

Tove Jannson, Leiji Matsumoto, Yoshitomo Nara, Charles Addams, Lolitaagogo, loll3, Hanna Mancini, Arthur Asa, Junji Ito, Ross Cambbell, Mike Mignola.






Craft Room Tour

Posted June 5th, 2014 10:00

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We go behind the scenes at The Girl In Red Lipstick to tour Moriah's neat and tidy craft space in North Carolina.


"My favorite thing about my craft room would be the white walls. It sounds weird,  but I love white walls.  They are so simple and you can dress them up or down."




Tell us about your space?
My craft room is in North Carolina and I have lived here for 5 years.  I have  always had a craft room but how it is right now is my favorite way I have had it. Oddly enough my craft room is located inside my closet, which is about 5 x 7 feet. So since my closet is my craft room,  I don’t have a real closet but I use my drawers as my “closet”. I have a room tour on my blog if you would like to see what I mean. My room is just my room.  I don’t share it with anyone, but it does double up as my sewing area as well. I normally use my craft area just for making crafts or sewing. I am starting to use it as my blogging space as well.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
What I love about my craft area is the section in my wall where I hang my art, crafts, or fabric. It is nice because I can always change it up anyway I want too.

How do you keep organized?
I am a clean freak and I like things organized so often I use drawers and boxes to organize things. I keep my fabric on display and my thread is organized on my DIY thread holder. Inside my drawers I have mini boxes that I keep things in. I have two 3 drawer clear boxes that I keep my craft things in and somehow I still need more space but mostly I just use clear boxes to organize things. :)

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I would say one tip I find useful when it comes to organizing supplies would be to put your supplies in a dedicated section. For example, I have one drawer with all my paint and glue items. I never mix my paint supplies with my glitter suppplies. This is often very useful for me. Because, when I need to do some painting,  everything is in one drawer I don’t have to search around in six different drawers to find my supplies.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I honestly don’t have any favorite possessions but I do love the things I have created myself more than the things I bought. Like, my old tin can I redecorated and now I use it to put my pencils in. Things like this make my craft room more unique and like “me”.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I honestly organize my inspiration and ideas in my head (or Pinterest). I used to have an inspiration board but I never used it. But, if I need to hang inspiration or ideas somewhere I hang it on the string pinned to my wall (a lot of people have something like this, but I don’t know what it is called.  Ha!).

Where do you look for inspiration?
Pinterest. Pinterest. Pinterest. I am obsessed.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
1. Unlimited craft supplies.
2. More space.
3. The ability to change my room to anyway I want in a finger snap. 




Stacie G. By Stacie G.


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This week Stacie from Stars For Streetlights recreates the eccentric style of Iris Apfel: 

"I've always been a huge fan of Iris Apfel's bold and colorful style since I first read an article in a magazine about her. I think the way she mixes texture, color, and natural elements is pure artistry. With my Cut Out + Keep list, I tried to find accessory-heavy projects that were colorful, included surprising elements, and felt sophisticated yet deliciously over-the-top. I can only hope that when I am older I have enough confidence and presence to pull off half of what Iris Apfel is able to do."

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perfectlypriya By perfectlypriya


Outfit details:

  • Earrings - Wish (Memphis,TN)
  • Dress - Urban Outfitters
  • Scarf - DIY from sari (see below)
  • Flats - H&M

DIY Sari Scarf:

Recreate the look with Priya's Easy Scarf tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Hi! I’ve been quoted (and mis-quoted) as saying “J.Crew in middle school”. I love really classic pieces, but have to have a bright color or fun pattern thrown in the mix. I would also describe it as “quirky classy.”

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Definitely tough! And definitely always changing. I love a great patterned dress or skirt, so right now I’d have to say this pretty dress I picked up at Gap Factory.

Who are your style icons?

Is it so blogger-y of me to say mostly bloggers? Street style is so much more relevant to me because I rarely attend red-carpet events. Sydney of The Daybook was the first blogger I really followed, and although I don’t identify with her style as much lately, throwback Sydney is near perfection. As for real celebs, Michelle Obama, Zooey Deschanel, Rachel Bilson, and recently Lupita Nyong'o (flawless. Killing it.)

Do you have any favourite designers?

Kate Spade, all the way! I really don’t know enough about designers, but I’ll add Rachel Roy, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Christopher Kane, and Erin Fetherston.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

Old Navy, not the most exciting answer, but it’s very accurate. I also love H&M, Target, and my sister’s closet, ha.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Very rarely do I make things, (and jewelry more than clothing, for sure!) but I would say I customize them (i.e. adding a brooch, cutting something to make something else, hemming, adjusting the fit, etc.)

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

Use accessories liberally! And stash those accessories where you can see them, so you remember to use them. Have a couple pieces that you love and wear them again&again&again, make them your trademarks. Never compromise on fit when you’re shopping, but if you did, think about how you can re-work a piece before you get rid of it (ex: if your dress is too short, cut it to make a top or skirt!) An easy way to start any outfit is pick out a piece you love first, and let the rest fall around it, showcasing your favorite piece! I use that formula a lot!

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I mentioned The Daybook, which I’ll probably read forever. Of North (formerly Urban Tease) I have also followed for years! A few more gems: Room 334, Here&Now, The Adored Life, and Joyful Outfits.



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Hi! My name is Anna Rosenkrans Birkedal, and I was born 1991. I grew up in a little town in Denmark, and my favorite things to do when I was little was to watch animated films, read comics and drawing. As soon as I turned 18, I moved to Sweden to fulfill my dream of being an artist. 


Have you always been creative and artistic?

Yeah pretty much! I'm a very creative minded person and I come from a creative and artistic family. While other kids was outside playing, I was inside drawing my next new character from another world. 

How would you describe the style of your work?

Girlish charm and embracing feminine power.

What’s in your pencil case and what’s your favorite tool?

A ton of markers, mix of brands, but mostly COPIC Markers. I may have too many different shades of pink. My favorite tools is probably COPIC sketch 0 Colorless blender; it's perfect to blend your colors. And I can't live without my white ink!

Who is your favorite superhero?

Definitely the Amazon warrior princess, Wonder Woman!

If you could have one super power what would it be?

Being able to talk with animals, I wanna have deep conversations with my pug.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I find inspiration in many places but mostly in movies, comic books and fashion. I also collect a lot of art books from different artists, which helps me a lot to find inspiration.

Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?

I have so many! I love Junko Mizuno, Mark Ryden, Macoto Takahashi, Hayao Miyazaki and Chris Sanders works. All of them have somehow influence my work and inspired me in so many ways. My favorite comic book authors are Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist) and Junji Ito (Tomie and Uzumaki).



Craft Room Tour

Posted May 29th, 2014 10:00

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We go behind the scenes of The Cards We Drew to tour Abbey's inspiring craft space in Columbus, Ohio.


"I love the bright colors and that I have a place to store all of my craft supplies. But my FAVORITE thing about the room is the chair that I refinished to put in there. When I first started blogging and crafting and didn't have a space yet it was starting to get ridiculous seeing the piles of supplies around my house. So I knew I had to find a place to store them and what better than to create a unique space in ridiculously bright and random colors?!"




Tell us about your space?
We live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio and have been here in this specific house for four years now. My craft room is in the basement. When we bought our house the previous owner had finished the basement and had created a little room off the stairs complete with a built in corner desk. When we first moved it we just used it for storage, but I finally decided to move the storage to another part of the basement and designate that room as the craft room. It's a small room, but it's PERFECTLY sized for what I need it for. It's only a craft room and it's all mine!! It can be a work space, but typically I like to bring myself upstairs so I can be available to my kids and family while I'm crafting. Plus, since I blog about my crafts it's a bit difficult to photograph steps without the natural light that a basement room obviously can't provide. I like most to create wreathes for my front door! 

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I have tried to bring in printables and quotes for the walls that make me happy or inspire me. I've purchased a collection of craft books for the space that I display proudly for those times when I'm needing some ideas or inspiration. I also tried to put my own personal touch on items throughout the room like the pretty chair and the stenciled desk. 

How do you keep organized?
Whew...I don't? If you saw my room today you may be a little appalled. The supplies I have gained since I originally started have come in and are overflowing. I initially used craft room labeling tags created by DimplePrints to label all the drawers and bins...those are all still labeled, but I'm running out of room in many or most of them. I need to add some more paint storage areas, as well as places to hang things on the walls for storage. 

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
Do what makes sense to you. I try to organize things in groups such as party supplies (striped straws, favor bags, hanging lanterns, garlands, etc.), fabric, yarn, paint, "doo-dads" as I call them, paints, ribbons, etc. all separated out. My biggest tip is to not let yourself get too disorganized because once you get there it's way longer to get back!

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I have a lot of older crafts stored down there, but I plan to sell them soon. I created a series of canvases with lyrics to a song that reminded me of my son that hang in the room and always make me smile. :)

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I use an Erin Condren Day planner where I write down monthly craft ideas and keep my blogging schedule. 

Where do you look for inspiration?
I don't really look anywhere, I just spend a lot of time thinking about things I functionally need for my house (whether food ideas, home decor, organization, holiday, etc.) and try to cater my ideas to things I already need. I don't like creating without a purpose. 

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
I would wish for an organizer to come and reorganize the space and find places for all the things I don't know where to put stuff, I would add a photo staging area to the room with a lighting setup (and plan to one day), and finally I would put it on the first floor where I could craft AND be with my family at the same time.


Olivia H. By Olivia H.




This week Olivia recreates the rockstar style of Amy Lee from the band Evanescence: 

"A rock star with a bold and edgy look, Amy Lee expresses herself through her unique fashion sense. To show off her confidence on stage, she wears striking outfits with dramatic accessories that really set her style apart. In addition to being a talented singer, Amy Lee also designs a lot of her own clothing. Some of her creations have even been featured in Evanescence's music videos and album covers!"

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A bite to eat

476 N State St, Ukiahc, CA 95482, United State • Visit http://blackoakcoffee.myshopify.com/



We stopped at Black Oak Coffee Roasters while we were road-tripping through California and were blown away by their lavender lattes. This week they're teaching us how to brew their delicious Lovers Lane Latte.



How did Black Oak get started?
Black Oak started in December of 2012. Two partners, Jon and Keith (me), had been putting together a business plan for a coffee bar in downtown Ukiah after being disappointed by the quality of coffee in town. We found out about a café and roastery that was going out of business and we threw our plans out the window and jumped on this. 

Where are you located?
We're located in downtown Ukiah, the heart of Mendocino County. We have delicious wines, beautiful oceans and beaches, majestic redwoods, and now a great coffee roastery and café. 


What are your specialities?
Our specialties are treating coffee with a culinary approach, like a fine wine, with seriousness and respect. Our passion is sourcing small lots of coffees from individually named farms, and roasting them to showcase the aroma and flavor of the farm or coop itself, without putting too much roaster influence on it. We roast for sweetness, nuance, and balance. We also strive to provide a vibrant community space where you can experience great coffee minus pretension, be comfortable, stay awhile. We try to make the menu a second home for the Starbucks customer while simultaneously challenging the coffee connoisseur. 

What's your personal favourite thing on the menu?
Currently my favorite thing on the menu is a coffee from Ethiopia called "Buna Beloya." It has all the things we love in these coffees: black tea, mango, floral notes. Just gorgeous. If I'm in the mood for an espresso drink I'll go for the Lovers Lane Latte hot or iced- a shot of espresso with textured milk, local wildflower honey, garnished with bee pollen. When we first developed this drink, I was shocked at how well the pollen complimented the espresso flavor, and the way it kind of dissolves into the textured foam on top...


What's on the stereo?
Our music selection is a mixed bag. We have a turntable, and if we can manage it, you'll hear some modern vinyl and vintage oldies oldies - from Dolly Parton to Bob Marley to Fleet Foxes. Depending on who is on shift, you might hear 90's indie-rock, stoner metal, modern pop, motown, Sigur Ros, or some really obscure stuff. It keeps the atmosphere interesting.

Where else should we visit in your area?
Go have lunch at the City of 10,000 Buddhas, just south of Ukiah. One of the best and least known restaurants in Ukiah. Go see Montgomery Redwoods. Go to Anderson Valley and sample some of the world's best Pinot Noirs. Go to the Ocean and the village of Mendocino. Go to the Apple Farm in Philo and see a beautifully manicured biodynamic farm complete with happy livestock, vacation rentals and cooking classes. Say hi to Tim, Sophia, and Karen for me. They'd love to show you around. 
476 N State St, Ukiahc, CA 95482, United State • Visit http://blackoakcoffee.myshopify.com/

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