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Outfit details:

  • Glasses - c/o Firmoo
  • Necklace - Flea Market
  • Infinity Scarf - DIY (see below)
  • Dress - Hot Topic
  • Tights - Target
  • Flats - Payless 

DIY Arm Knitted Scarf:

Recreate the look with Eeka's arm knitting tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

My style has always been on the colorful side. I also love to wear vintage and thrifted items. Ever since I was 13 I was in love with thrift stores and and cute vintage shops! I've been shopping for cute retro styles for the last 20 years!

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My favorite piece in my wardrobe is this corduroy jacket! I bought it at a little second hand boutique about 4 years ago, and I've pretty much worn it with every outfit I own! I think I've only worn it in about 3 outfit posts on my blog, because who wants to see the same jacket worn over and over again? Though I would love to! I'm so in love with this jacket and how comfy it is. I don't think I'll be giving it up anytime soon.

Who are your style icons?

One of my style icons is Zooey Deschanel. I think she is so adorable! All of her outfits are always suite her perfectly, I wish I could have her clothes! Plus I also like Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory. I know she is just a character on a TV show, but the dresses they have her wear are so cute! I wish I could raid her dressing room.

Do you have any favourite designers?

One thing I have to admit is that I don't have any favorite designers. I've never been much of a label person. To be honest, as long as it fits comfortably, then I buy it!

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

Forever 21, Target, Urban Outfitters and thrift stores! My favorite out of that list is thrift stores. I could spend hours sorting through dresses and blouses. I love finding cute clothes at bargain prices.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I normally don't alter any of my clothes unless it needs a hem.

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

Don't be afraid to mix in fun colors! A lot of people feel safe in dark colors, but don't be afraid to throw in a splash of color. I usually add brightly colored tights, or fun colored flats. You'll never find me without some type of bright color in my ensemble. Lately I've been obsessed pink.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I have a few! Kaelah Bee at The Clueless Girl Guide. She has been blogging forever and I absolutely love her style! I have a thing for dresses and she mixes her dresses with the cutest shoes! I also love Kate at Scathingly Brilliant, Jessa at Caked Vintage and Crissy at the Dainty Fawn. All these ladies have such a wonderful sense of personal style and cute hair colors!


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Tatyana Vogt also known as Avo is an illustrator and lifestyle blogger. She has always loved drawing and knew at a very young age that she would be a professional artist when she grew up. With a love of all things super cute she recently launched an art brand called 'Love, Teacup Kisses' where she focuses on drawing over the top cute girls and other super cute things.


Have you always been creative and artistic?

I guess you can say that, my whole life I have loved drawing. And ever since I could hold a crayon I was drawing away, and at a very young age I knew that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I did have a few hiccups over the years where my art took a back seat to my social life or other life events. But even then, art was always important to me.

How would you describe the style of your work?

Overall no matter what I draw there is always a slightly cute aspect to my style, but I recently divided my art into two branches. The first and original branch focuses on more whimsical painterly work and the new branch focuses on super ridiculously cute stylized work which i've branded 'Love, Teacup Kisses'. Because I just enjoy it so much I have been focusing on the overly cute stuff a lot more lately and I hope to be able to continue doing that.

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

Right now my pencil case is jam packed with stuff because I keep tossing things in there to clear space off of my desk. lol. I've got colored pens, pencils, erasers, gel pens, highlighters, a pencil sharpener, a colored pencil, a brush pen, my wacom stylus and a sharpie..

My favorite tools really depend on what I am working on, but recently with 'Love, Teacup Kisses' I have been favoring my Copic Markers and brush pens.

Who is your favorite superhero?

Batman is the first name that pops in my head, I've always liked batman and I am also a big fan of the batman begins trilogy. Catwoman is also really awesome cause she is a sexy lady that kicks butt! Admittedly though anytime I do Batman Fanart, I usually draw Bat Girl because she is just fun to draw.

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

I am a little bit boring, and practical when it comes to this question. Honestly I would want to be able to learn anything in one sitting and retain the information or skill forever. Because then I could pretty much learn anything and everything :)

Where do you look for inspiration?

Everywhere! A lot of artists will probably tell you this because its true. You might have your go-to things for inspirations but ideas sometimes come out of the most unlikely places like a funny joke between friends, a lyric in a song, a frame in a movie, a random story or even a pastry. Now when I am looking for inspiration I tend to look at photography on pinterest or flicker and I really enjoy looking at other artist's work to get me motivated when I am feeling uninspired. 

Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?

I would have to say that one of my favorite artist is Lindsey Campbell, I pretty much love ALL of her stuff. I also like Wishcandy, Mel Stringer and loll3.

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We head to Hampton, Virginia to explore Suzy's cosy and organized studio where she sews and crafts.


"My favorite thing about my studio space is the natural light.  The room is a corner room with 2 big windows.  On sunny days the room is flooded with natural light."




Tell us about your space?
I live in Hampton, VA on the southeast coast and I have lived in this house for 9 years. My studio is located in a bedroom in my home.  It is a good size, about 16' x 12'.  This space is my personal sanctuary where I do most of my crafting, especially sewing.  

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
I have transformed this space into my happy place by filling it with all my favorite possessions and collections.

How do you keep organized?
It takes a lot of organization to be able to contain so much stuff in this limited space.  I use every inch of space and I carefully laid it all out when I moved into this room.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I like to use pretty containers to corral all my supplies such as vintage planters and tins.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
Right now I am obsessing over vintage paper mache objects from the 60's and I have been rearranging things to display my growing collection.  I have a few of my own creations here and there, but mostly I have filled the space with favorite vintage bits and     collectibles from other favorite artists.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
I have covered my walls with shelves and old shadow boxes to display my collection of objects that inspire me.

Where do you look for inspiration?
I have a large collection of vintage craft books, mostly from the 70's, my favorite decade.  I also read a lot of blogs and magazines.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
Wow, wouldn't that be dreamy!  If I could have three wishes, no strings attached, I would knock down a wall and take over the bedroom next door so that I could include my vintage wreath craft space with my current studio.  Second, in the bigger space I would mount floating shelves to display my vintage sewing machine collection.  I have a thing for old sewing machines.  Third and last I would build a long cabinet with space for my Vintage Visetti sewing machine, my serger and my free arm sewing machine so that I could just roll from from to the other when I am working on a project.

This week Dijana from Bells and Feathers recreates the look of musician and fashion designer Gwen Stefani:

Gwen Stefani was recognized as a style icon from the very beginning of her musical career, so it was no surprise when she started her own fashion line. Her style evolved throughout the years, but she somehow always manages to stay authentic and unique. She can pull off any outfit - from bare belly in her 40's (without looking tacky) to haute couture gowns. Also, thanks to her personality and edgy, playful style, she always appears younger than she really is.



Outfit details:

  • Top - Banana Republic
  • Skirt - Handmade/Denyse Schmitt fabric 
  • Belt - vintage cia Greene Street Consignment
  • Tights - Duane Reade
  • Boots - Urban Outfitters

DIY Elastic Waist Skirt

Recreate the look with Jessica's Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

I would say that my style is a bit retro 70s mixed with 90s. I used to really be into the 50s/60s, more structured thing, but my style has definitely evolved into being more casual and more comfortable. I really can’t get enough of loose fitting, babydoll dresses in 70s colors and prints or jeggings and oversized shirts. I’ve started caring a little less about what things look flattering on me. Not that I don’t care at all, but it plays less of a factor in what I wear everyday lately.  

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I feel like this is like asking me to pick a favorite child.  It really changes daily, depending on my mood. I think my all time favorites would be a white lace mini dress from Free People and my Hunter rain boots (for practical reasons).

Who are your style icons?

I get most of my style inspiration from other bloggers and street style. I like seeing all of the different ways that real people style their outfits. I do love Zooey Deschanel and I get a lot of inspiration from 70s musicians like Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronhstat, and Robert Plant.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I really love Diane Von Furstenburg, A.P.C., and Orla Kiely. I think each of them represent different aspects of my style, even though they are all far out of my price range.

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

I mostly thrift or shop at second hand stores like Buffalo Exchange, but I do love Free People and Modcloth.  I also like to find smaller designers on etsy.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I used to way more! I’m really trying to get back into sewing and making my own clothing again. It’s just hard to find the time with a full time job.

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

The best tip I have is not to be afraid to wear whatever you want. Everyone will always put they’re unique spin on things, even if it’s subtle. Playing with patterns and colors is my way of doing this. I love mixing things that other people would never put together and having it come out really nice looking. Just have fun with fashion and don’t put too much stock in what you think everyone else is going to say about your outfit; they’re usually too wrapped up themselves to think about you anyway. 

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

There are so many out there I almost can’t keep track anymore. I really love Larkspur Shoppe, Une Vie Geniale, Liebemarlene, Lauren Winter, and Hannah and Landon.


Oh hello, I’m Em. I’m the owner and artist behind Em Somerville Illustration, and I’m pleased to make your acquaintance. I juggle illustrating with a full time job in finance, working on a staff of four running an online community, and baking up a storm whenever I have a free moment. It helps that I don’t sleep.

I create this world from my little desk where I can surround myself with colourful art and toys to inspire me. My desk is lined with plastic Dinosaurs, prints from my favourite artists, pretty photos, postcards from wonderful people and Back to the Future LEGO. I'm a collector and a clutterer. I like to fill my home with intrigue and wonder. Really, I just like to draw in my underwear sometimes.


Have you always been creative and artistic?

Yes indeed! I bounce between making jewellery, crafting, baking, taking photos and drawing. I love unique fashion and music, reading and comic books. I've never been very career or academic minded, while I have done very well in both of those aspects of my life. My passion has definitely always been primarily in creativity and my silly doodles!

How would you describe the style of your work?

Cute, sparkly, creepy, weird, and a tiny bit magic. My art is imperfect - I double outline everything because I have shaky hands, but that's kind of my signature move.

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

My pencil case is currently housing a tin of Graphite pencils, a kneaded eraser, a bunch of washi tape, a whole lot of different fineliners and black markers, and a plastic dinosaur. I can't live without endless black Copic 0.3 Multiliners!

Who is your favorite superhero?

I am allllll about Skeletor. Okay maybe he's more of a villain, my he's MY hero.

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

Teleportation, no question. Imagine being able to travel anywhere in the world without having to save for months or worry about packing! An adventurer's dream come true. Next stop, Iceland please!

Where do you look for inspiration?

Anywhere and everywhere. I'm always wandering around taking photos of book covers, stationery and stickers. I take a lot of photographs of places and people too, and love to explore, which helps bring creativity. I draw a lot of characters from my favourite cartoons, TV shows and movies. Tumblr is also a huge source of inspiration, I follow a bunch of amazing artists and every time I check my feed I find myself grabbing a pencil and sketchbook two minutes in.

Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?

I have way too many favourites to list, but the first few that come to mind are Mel Stringer, Lize Meddings & Natasha Allegri - while the three of them have very different styles, I feel like they all influence little aspects of my art!

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The best about living in Mexico City is that, no matter where you go or what you do, it will always be an adventure. The people are so lovely and everywhere you look there are so many things that represent what Mexico is.




This week Daria from Kittenhood recreates the look of British style icon and fashionista Alexa Chung:

If I was ever to enter Alexa Chung's closet, I would probably faint on the spot. Her style is my absolute favorite, with all the feminine peter pan collars, babydoll dresses, Charlotte Olympia cat flats, her natural-looking hair and quirky nail art. I love that she also mixes in edgier accents, such as denim cutoffs, animal print and studs, and preppy essentials like button downs and blazers. Even though it sounds eclectic, it's actually very coherent and recognizable.



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We're indulging our sweet tooth in Edinburgh, Scotland this week as we meet the masterminds behind Coco Chocolate and learn how to make their delicious Drinking Chocolate and Mandy's Amazing Rigo Jancs.



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