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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Outfit details:
  • Black velvet dress - thrifted/vintage
  • Marc Jacobs black velvet blazer - thrifted
  • Tights - thrifted
  • Hat - ASOS
  • Neckace - DIY'd
  • Jeffrey Campbell Litas - eBay

DIY Salty Foot Scrub:

Keep your hands and feet soft with Indy's Salty Foot Scrub tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

My style is pretty dynamic. It's hard to categorize since it changes so often but I think 'eclectic' is a good word to describe it.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My favorite piece in my wardrobe is my black hat. I love hats and I wear them all the time, but I wear this one the most, almost with every outfit. It's definitely the thing that gets the most compliments when I'm out and about, too.

Who are your style icons?

I don't know if I have any particular icon. I'm influenced by many things, not just one individual. I like to peruse Pinterest for ideas, and I really love browsing through old photos of my mom and dad for some *real* vintage inspiration.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Runway fashion is not really my thing, and I don't seek out designer pieces specifically because I think it's really a person's style that is most important, not whether or not they are wearing designer clothes.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

I don't really buy new clothing that often because I usually find what I want at vintage, thrift, and antique stores. I'd have to say that H&M would be my favorite store to find new things in, but I definitely try to stick to the sale rack! I also really like finding handmade items on Etsy. They're always unique and well made, and it's good to support businesses that offer that kind of product, even if they are more expensive.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I haven't ever made a whole outfit, but I do like making over things I find at second hand stores. Lately I've been customizing a lot of my shirts with a bleach pen!

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

Be yourself! I think people who know how to express themselves through their outfits and makeup tend to be the happiest and look the best because they're not trying to please anyone else. Forget all the "rules" about what you should wear based on your body type. If you like something, wear it. Life is too short to follow ridiculous rules. Wearing what you like will, in turn, make your more confident, and that is what makes you look good. Remember that people are going to stare no matter what, so you might as well make it worth their while (I think Harry Winston said that). 

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

My favorite blogs are The Clothes Horse, Delightfully Tacky, The Dainty Squid, and Jag Lever.

I'm Angel Szafranko and I'm an animator and artist living in Toronto. I've been drawing and doing artsy stuff since I was little. I've always been into crafts too. Right now I animate on a toddler show by day and draw and paint by night!

My artwork has been described as; weird, colourful, strange, bright and fun. I love art and I love creating artwork. I am very inspired by everyday life, nature, animals, dreams and fashion.

Great Yarmouth, England, GB •

Without a doubt, the best thing about Great Yarmouth is the Seafront. Look no further for a trip down memory lane with its immense history in the buildings and features but also modern attractions like an enormous swimming pool, Sealife Centre and mini Theme Parks. (but even they are getting old!) So many things for tourists to do here its hard to choose what to do first.

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