Make and Do

May 21, 2009

We have such a dubious claim to being a ‘fashion blog’ that we surprise even ourselves when the term gets bandied about. Sure we were nominated in the Irish Blog Awards under that category, and go to the Fashion Blogger’s Brunches, but, really, we like to think of ourselves as ‘Life and Style’ (thanks for the title, Clare Dot). As such, when we actually feature, fashion items it comes as an equal shock to us as to you, dear readers. Nonetheless, a DIY post.

I wanted to have a pair of Rumi-style boots, but do not make megabucks. I am an enterprising creature, however, and fond of not studying for exams. Thusly, I found an old pair of ankle boots, some straps from an old bag, and some chain headbands from Primark, and set to work. And safety pins. I am not an able seamstress.

blog 002
Do you like my lo-fi camera skills? And how about the lay-out of materials you might need? Also, I forgot to take a photo at the very start. Just imagine the boots have no chains on them at all. Ok, great.

Then, basically, I stuck them all on. Literally. With glue. And safety pins. Like I said, I am not an able seamstress. (Unlike the Offshoot Girls, swoon)

blog 004
SAFETY PIN CLOSE-UP!

This is the end result. I’m very excited about wearing them. Except not on my bike. I fear they’ll get caught in the chain and I will end up, really embarrassed, in ER.

blog 003
En-chain-ting, n’est pas?

xxx
Ailbhe

Advertisements

Ailbhe and Katie-Lilga,
Dublin,
Ireland

Bluebirds Are So Natural,
The Internet,
The World.

Dear the Blog,

We haven’t been very good recently. Our amazing lives became difficult. The normally fun things that both you and we enjoy have been swallowed by a massive hole of not-fun. Terribly inconvenient. We’ll be back soon, promise, and we’ll spend some quality time. We’ll try and make it up to you. Not sure how. But we totes will. As a present, will you accept a video-clip of our all-time-favourite-thing-ever? That being animals doing things that animals don’t normally do.

WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.

XXXX
A+K

I don’t care that it’s not been that long since we last did one of these posts. I enjoy them too much. Beyoncé, will you please step up to the plate?


Silly Universal won’t allow embedding, so this lovely powerpoint version’ll have to do

Beyoncé: Halo

Before
Feels like I’ve been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin’
The risk that I’m takin’
I’m never gonna shut you out

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace

You’re everything I need and more
It’s written all over your face
Baby I can feel your halo
Pray it won’t fade away

I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo
I can feel your halo halo halo
I can see your halo halo halo

During
Se sent comme I’ ; le VE réveillé chaque règle je vous ai eu breakin’ ;
Le risque qui I’ ; m takin’ ; I’ ; m n’allant jamais vous fermer dehors
Partout I’ ; m regardant maintenant I’ ; m entouré par votre bébé d’étreinte
je peux voir votre halo Vous savez you’ ; au sujet de ma grace d’économie
You’ ; re tout que j’ai besoin et plus d’It’ ; s écrit partout votre bébé de visage
me peux sentir votre halo Priez-le won’ ; t se fanent loin
Je peux sentir votre halo de halo de halo
Je peux voir votre halo de halo de halo
Je peux sentir votre halo de halo de halo
Je peux voir votre halo de halo de halo

After
Feels like I the VE awaked each rule I had you breakin’ ;
The risk which I’m takin’ ; I’m n’ never going to close you outside
Everywhere I’m now looking at I’m surrounded by your baby d’ pressure
I can see your halation You know you about my grace d’ economy
You’Re very that j’ have need and more d’ It’ S writes your baby of face
everywhere me can feel your halation Priez it won’ T fade far
I can feel your halation of halation of halation
I can see your halation of halation of halation
I can feel your halation of halation of halation
I can see your halation of halation of halation

Verdict: Surprisingly, that didn’t work at all. Poor show, B. Beyoncé: Can’t speak French.

x
Ailbhe

Hands up who likes nice things, please.
Hands up who likes lovely music, please.
Hands up who likes Ailbhe and Katie-Lilga, please.

Well done. Now that’s settled, combine all three of the above at Spy tonight. Free in, loadsa music and a bottle of wine for a tenner. Amazing. It lives on the internet here.

xxx
A+K-L

P.S. Above photo the result of google images’ definition of ‘animals having fun’.