My First Destination – City of Angels

The Shirley Temple, a non-alcoholic cocktail, was invented in Los Angeles.

The LA metropolitan area is served by more airports than any other major city in the world – five.

Los Angeles’ full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”  I’m sort of glad they shortened it, aren’t you?

LA is the movie and television stand-in for Japan, Hawaii, Manhattan, New England, Miami, Casablanca and even a planet for apes.  Often all it takes is a little creative editing.

Strange laws still on the books in Los Angeles:

  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.
  • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
  • You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • Toads may not be licked.
  • Zoot suits are prohibited.
  • You may not charge admission to a house party.

Los Angeles is the birth place of both Marilyn Monroe and the Barbie Doll.

For those of you who forgot to pack your bathing suit, here’s the good news: Los Angeles has two nude beaches – one at Point Dume in Malibu and one at Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes.

When something is thought to be typical of Los Angeles, it can be heard said “That’s so LA.”

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Butterfly traped in a spider web

Butterfly traped in a spider web
Only 10 days until HALLOWEEN!

Please, check out my new design for the Create Your Style with Swarovski elements on Facebook.
This time it’s a Halloween contest (I’m going to do it till I win!)). I named my necklace “Trap”. Its shows beautiful butterfly crochet of black wire and featured with Swarovski bead that trapped in spider web. The web is also crocheted of wire and features with Swarovski pearls and beads.
I’m not sure how the judges going to choose the winner but it will be very nice of you to like my design in a Facebook page

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Every vote will be appreciated!
Thank you!

Camo Dew Chic

Camo Chic

Luxe parka is a functional and chic alternative to predictable Fall coat styles. It works as a trendy update to the classic cold-weather parka which some of us might have hated when we were kids. Looks like this Fall every fashionista having prejudices to parkas needs to change their mind because the styles designers suggest will really apply to most of us.

See Cute Kids Dressed In Fashion Halloween Costumes: Grace, Anna, and More!

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This is so cool: The savvy folks over at wonderful party and lifestyle blog Oh Happy Day put together two homemade Halloween costume posts based on fashion icons—and used kids as models.

In addition to too-cute photos taken by Modern Kids, there’s also step-by-step  tutorials on how to achieve each look, whether you (or a kid you know) wants to dress at Anna Wintour, Grace CoddingtonBill Cunningham, Iris Apfel, and other fashion heavyweights. Check out the photos below, and head over to Oh Happy Day’s two posts (here and here) now to see more pics and DIY how-tos!

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Fashion bracelet easy DIY by Zegna Aston

DIY

It’s easy then you think. Little patience and you will have custom piece of jewelry.
You will need:

  • Wire 28g (you can buy it in any beading or craft store)
  • Gemstone cabochon
  • Crochet hook #10
  • Tube slide Clasp

This DIY for people who know how to crochet. Lots of basic lessons you can find online.
Start by crocheting enough chain stitches so that the length of your chains will be just enough to wrap your cabochon tight.

With a slip stitch, make a loop and start working in circle crochet 1, chain 1, and skip 1, crochet 1 until the end of the loop.
For the 2nd row, do the same, but skip 3 stitches approximately every 1/3 of the loop, so that your loop will begin to get smaller.

Then you will need to crochet the actual Bracelet cuff.
Start by crocheting chain stitches. Measure it around your wrist. It should be tight. My wrist is about 40 stitches. Then simply crochet the single stitches. As many rows as you need. You will need some practice to make the stitches evenly. Be prepared your fingers will hurt!
And one more thing. Try to crochet the whole bracelet at a time. If you will stop and decide to continue next day the stitches will look different.
I use a rubber mallet to hammer the bracelet a little. It makes it flat. But you don’t have to do it. Everything depends on your taste 
When the Bracelet is done use the same wire attach the clasp and cabochon.

Enjoy your Bracelet!

My Trap necklace in fall look

Black and red

Please, check out my new design for the Create Your Style with Swarovski elements on Facebook.
This time it’s a Halloween contest (I’m going to do it till I win!)). I named my necklace “Trap”. Its shows beautiful butterfly crochet of black wire and featured with Swarovski bead that trapped in spider web. The web is also crocheted of wire and features with Swarovski pearls and beads.
I’m not sure how the judges going to choose the winner but it will be very nice of you to like my design in a Facebook page

click and like 

Every vote will be appreciated!
Thank you!