Monday, August 20, 2012

Final Summer DIY: Bonjour Vest

I made this using the designs of an old T-shirt, a thrift store denim jacket and some cloth fabric. See more pictures after the jump.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY: Kente Snapback

So I took a dive into the world of hypebeasts and hipsters and went ahead and customized my very own  my boyfriends snapback. Check out how I took a ratty old snapback and made it fly again. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

That's right, Iceman. I am Dangerous: DIY Crop Top

So I went shopping this past Saturday. Somehow during this journey I stumbled into the men's section at Old Navy. The mens/boys sections of  stores always have cooler t-shirts. Meanwhile the girl's section gets stupid crap like this with some good finds sprinkled in. Stupid sexism. Anyway, I'm browsing through the men's section when I found an awesome tee with Tom Cruises Top Gun rival Tom "Iceman" Kazansky (played by Val Kilmer). It was So 80's, so cheesy, I had to have it. Unfortunately the smallest size I could find was a medium that I could practically swim in. So i decided screw it, I'll shred it up and make it a crop top. See the results after the  jump.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So, "Dear White People" Looks Awesome

"Dear White People" is a promising upcoming indie film described by producers as " a satire about being a black face in a very white place." That tag line (it being the story of my life and all) was enough to have me hooked. The hilarious trailer only cemented that feeling.

The trailer definitely echoes the sentiments of the popular, and equally hilarious "Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls" viral sensation. Alas, the trailer for DWP is also receiving some of the same "BUT WAIT...ISN'T THIS RACISTS AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE????!" comments and poorly contrived criticisms. Stereotypes and one dimensional characters are all fun and games until you use them to critique the majority. Can't please everyone.

For those willing to look at race in a critical and broader sense then the typical Youtube commenter, or just anyone who's jimmies aren't easily rustled by provocative comedies "Dear White People" looks like your kind of movie.  Support the producers of DWP and help get this movie made by donating to their Indiegogo campaign.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DIY: Spiderman Shorts

Spiderman, Spiderman does whatever a spider can/ Spins a web any size/ Catches thieves just like flies...  
So I just bought my tickets to the midnight premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in IMAX. I also made the shorts I plan on wearing that night!
Check out how I did it after the jump!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIY: Jazzed Up Daisy Dukes

After about a year of use, without fail, any pair of jeans I buy from Forever 21 will inevitably begin to rip at the thigh area. I stay the same size, weigh the same, but the jeans just rip. Whatever. Cute jeans for $15 that last a year is a win in my book. Anyway... Around summer time I usually just take all my ripped jeans and turn them into daisy dukes. This summer I'm going the extra mile and DIY'ing all of my Forever 21 rejects. I will begin the DIY series with some acid washed jeans that I cut and jazzed up with an old ugly shirt I've had in the back of my closet since middle school and some packaged curtains my dad has had lying around for years.