Archive | January, 2012

DIY FILES:: Sequin Triangle Bra

31 Jan

DIY Files Sequin triangle bra

Yunno those shirts that can’t possibly be worn without revealing a bit of your bra? The neck is cut so low or the arm holes are cut so big that I have to wonder what did the maker of this garment expect me to do bra-wise exactly? Well here’s a pretty sequinned solution to your bra woes that does not involve a see-through plastic bra strap that you think nobody can see but really everybody can see.. sorry, tiny rant. This amahzing DIY was completed by my fav diy-er Geneva of A Pair & a Spare, she’s truly brilliant!

It’s like Hanneli’s diamond bra and Rumi’s triangle bra obsession COMBINED.
Must. have. this. bra.

DIY Files Sequin triangle bra bronze  DIY Files Sequin triangle bra supplies  
What you’ll need:
– A lightweight plain triangle bra. Geneva used skin colour but black would look great too.
– Sequin fabric. She used bronze colored metal style sequins which have a more subtle look to them.
– A needle and black thread.
– Sewing pins.
– Tracing paper of any kind.
– Scissors.

DIY Files Sequin triangle bra supplies 1DIY Files Sequin triangle bra steps 1

1. Lay your triangle bra on a flat surface and cover with tracing paper.
2. With a pencil trace the outline of the bra – essentially where you want the sequin fabric to go. I wanted mine within the piped edge of the bra.

DIY Files Sequin triangle bra steps 3 

3. Cut out the triangle of tracing paper and check to make sure it fits properly on the bra.
4. Pin the triangle to the sequin fabric.

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5. Using the traced triangle as a guide, cut out the sequin fabric.
6. You should have a triangle that fits on the bra – check it and shape the fabric if required by cutting away any excess.

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7. Pin the sequin triangle to the bra. 
8. Using small stitches, attach the sequin fabric to the bra. I made sure that the edges of the sequin fabric were underneath the edge of the bra so it looked more finished. Where possible I sewed the sequins on the edges down so they would not come loose.

DIY Files Sequin triangle bra

So there’s a tad bit of sewing involved, but other than that this is a simple, pretty, sequinned, girly DIY that I simply cannot resist! I wish it was summer so that I could pull out all of my drapey tanks and dresses to wear with this number peeking out (see photo below!). Although it could be fun to wear this under a chunky sweater, even if I’m the only one who knows how pretty it is underneath 😉

Rumi FASHIONTOAST triangle bra

xoxo Cristina


31 Jan
What’s that jacket?
My mouth is watering at this memory


The C.Wonder store! Branding done right
S’Mac – Brie, roasted fig, shiitake mushrooms, and rosemary mac & cheese. YUM

I’m BACK! From an unanticipated blog-cation. I was without internet for a week (more on that later) and the longer I was away the more daunting the task of returning to regular posts became. Has that ever  happened to you? Anyway, I’m back now and feeling reinvigorated so I decided to do a Part 2 of my NYC Snaps. I must confess most of my pictures were food-related.. but here are just a few foodie pics plus some shopping snaps too. I have ALSO resolved to take at least one outfit photo this week, and hopefully making this promise publicly will hold me to it. Do you all have any tips for making outfit photos happen on a regular basis? It’s something I’d like to get better at in the New Year, so stay tuned!

xoxoxo Cristina



18 Jan

Roksanda Ilincic Spring 2012

My very favorite color of the moment is lavender (please see: my fingernails). Red + pink is a classic for the ages, but pink + lavender is my go-to pairing of choice right now. It’s all part of that neutral/neon thing that has taken over my life… and my tumblr. Oh and if these dresses look familiar it’s because the bell sleeved dream recently appeared on the red carpet on the adorable Ginnifer Goodwin, and the white was worn by Rooney Mara on the Today Show! The designer is Roksanda Ilincic and I guarrantee this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of her!

xo C


18 Jan
Bar carts are everywhere these days (chalk it up to Mad Men mania) but this is the first bar cart as night stand I’ve seen – brilliant!
Rue Mag Danielle Moss Jan 2012
Beautiful snapshots, all taken by Stoffer Photography
Rue Mag Danielle Moss Jan 2012
The perfect neutral couch, in my opinion the best starting off point for a well-designed living room

Rue Mag Danielle Moss January 2012

It was a big day for two of the blogs I contribute to: the January issue of Rue launched today, as expertly edited by Cass Lavalle of coco+kelley. AND Camille of Camille Styles was featured in it! Her beautiful home was also featured on Glitter Guide, big day right?

As you may have guessed this home is fresh out of the new Rue. And though you may have seen me tweeting about the much-appreciated manly design inspo in the magazine (very hard to find!) I then went and fell head over heels for this supremely feminine space – go figure. Blame it on the usual culprits, pink and gold details sprinkled throughout the home, from the bedroom the workspace and even the kitchen!

And my favorite part?

The pintuck comforter (pictured) which I got for Christmas! I was really torn between the light grey and the white, and that last photo sealed the deal on the white for me… almost. (Still love the grey)

xoxo Cristina


17 Jan

Celine Pre-Fall 2012 collection

How plush does that carpet look? I’m dying to wear some nude pointy toe pumps on a plush white carpet — in wide leg leather pants. That’s right, big baggy wide leg leather pants! I wonder what kind of fashionistas are gonna snap those babies up, and how they’re going to style them! I can’t wait to see those pants in action! Well that’s three sentences in a row that ended with exclamation points so I think I’m going to wrap it up now. You have probably gathered my excitement over this collection.

xoxo Cristina

p.s. I tried to write a follow-up post on the Golden Globes but every arrangement of photos didn’t seem to work because… every shot paled in comparison to Angelina Jolie! She was my absolute top pick for the night and no one else was even on the playing field. Rooney Mara and Elle Macpherson were second runners up but really, Angelina owned that red carpet and everyone else was just visiting.

What did you think?

p.p.s. I still think Zooey Deschanel should have worn my Dior Couture pick.



15 Jan

Zooey Deschanel Red Carpet fashion styleDior-CoutureSpring2011 Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel, nominated for her role in New Girl, has an undeniably vintage flair that is adorable and certainly unique in Hollywood (you won’t find her in a bandage dress). She rarely wears anything floor length, in fact I only found one example of Ms. Deschanel in a gown. So for the Golden Globes I chose this ankle-grazing Dior Couture extravaganza paired with Miu Miu mary janes, and liquid eyeliner for a winged eye. I’m in love with the lemon meringue color of it, and I do believe she’d look gorgeous in it, don’t you?

Can’t wait to see what she comes up with for tomorrow!
xo C


14 Jan

claire danes red carpet style fashion

moschino rtw spring 2012 runway claire danes golden globes
I died. And was reincarnated as Rachel Zoe.
The Golden Globes are just around the corner and I’m having fun predicting what the girls are gonna be wearing, or rather, what I think they should be wearing. Claire Danes here is nominated for her role in Homeland, which I haven’t seen yet, but I have seen her rock some amazing looks on the red carpet so it was a lot of fun dressing her up (like playing paper dolls!). I chose this long white lace column because she loves a body skimming silhouette and I’m feeling a ‘white moment’ for her. I finished her off with a super on-trend hot pink lip and embellished bib necklace.
Neons and neutrals are my major weakness right now, as evidenced by my tumblr!
I’ll try to get a few more of these up before the Globes on Sunday, I’m most excited for Rooney Mara!
xoxo Cristina