Recreate the style of Zooey Deschanel in #DIYTheLook with Melissa Beth.
What I like about the Zooey style is that it is feminine but not overly girly. It's colorful and bold. The hair and makeup looks nice but not too high maintenance. The bracelets are a cute accent but are simple. Overall, it's just a fun and flirty look.
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Rainbow Crocheted Blankets
We chat to Amanda, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to crochet a Crop Circkles blanket.
I'm Amanda Perkins and an obsessive crocheter, I've never followed a pattern, I tend to make it up as I go along. I'm fascinated by colour and shape and treat every project as an design experiment, sometimes they don't work and I end up doing a lot of frogging just to get the effect I want, but I normally get there in the end. I've been designing for over 10 years and have always aimed to excite and inspire my audience.
Recreate the Rosehill Cottage living room of Iris Simpkins (played by Kate Winslet) in the movie The Holiday" for #DIYTheRoom with Maya.
I immediately fell in love with the warm and captivating English style that this room breathes with. I can imagine myself in one of the big and cozy armchairs, all snuggled up, with a good book and a cup of tea or hot chocolate, while the wood in the fireplace crackles away long into the night.
Melissa creates a green & pink look for today's #DIYTheLook
I have eclectic taste and I like to mix evening with day. I also like bright colors and the corset look. I love mixing genres. As far as makeup goes, I like to go with bold looks when I wear it. I like it to stand out. I also read somewhere that green eye makeup makes you look awake. I love the ruffle look in the skirt and I picked the top because I thought it wouldn't be so long as to cover the skirt. And as mentioned before, I like corset stuff. I love wearing leg warmers with skirts in the winter (and sometimes the rest of the year, too). These go with the corset theme. I used to never go out without armwarmers and I'm thinking of bringing them back. These aren't too bulky and have nice detailing. The necklace is simple because everything else isn't but it has a nice personality to it. I'm in love with fascinators and I love this one because it feels less ornate to me. Wristlets are great accessories for travel or when you have a lot of walking to do. This one has the unique twisted pleats which isn't something you see a lot. And finally the Victorian Mojito to go with the fascinator and the green in the plaid.
Bake a beer grain baguette and granola in #ABiteToEat with City Bakery in Asheville, North Carolina.