OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO DISPLAY YOUR CHILDREN'S ART WORK:
Image credits below.
Do you have a pile of your children's artwork somewhere in a cupboard never to be seen again?If you do and want to actually look at them, use one of the above brilliant examples. First, select your child's most inspiring (or weird) art work anything will do really. Get some standard sized frames and "frame" their art by drawing some stencil frames on the wall (image 1)/ actually frame their art in white simple frames (image 2) / attach drawings to a little rail with clips/pegs (image 3) or prepare a big noticeboard in your hallway and collect paintings and little works of art on there (image 4)! Cool no?
Which one is your favourite?
by The Style Collection0 CommentsFebruary 17, 2012
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by The Style Collection0 CommentsFebruary 9, 2012
Enter the secret world of Louis Vuitton… Only open to very special guests, this "Secret Place" is a stunningly decorated house where Mr. Louis Vuitton and his family stayed sometimes between 1880 and the 70's. Alongside the house is the first and most historical workshop of Louis Vuitton. All the "rare and exceptional" products from their Leather Goods collections are made in Asnières, France as well as all special orders. See how the nails are hand-hammered on each suitcase..
Who wouldn't want to live here..?
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by The Style Collection0 CommentsFebruary 9, 2012
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Want to make some sweet Valentine's crafts together with your kids? Check these ideas collected for you from various websites. See instructions below.
1. Make your own Crayon Valentine Hearts
Soak some crayons (old or new doesn’t matter) to take of the wrappers. Break/chop into small pieces. Stir and then you put them in a little heart shaped silicone mold. Put the tray in the oven at 250 degrees for about fifteen minutes. Let it cool down.
2. Paper Punch Heart Garland
Use multi coloured paper and heart puncher to make hearts, use needle and thread to make a paper garland.
3. Valentine's marshmallow treat made by Glorious Treats.
All you need… One bag of Strawberry Marshmallows, Chocolate (to melt), Sprinkles, Lollipop sticks, Small cellophane bags (if you want to wrap them up)
1. Push a lollipop stick into each marshmallow.
2. Melt some chocolate. You will probably need 4-8 oz./250 mg of chocolate, depending on how many marshmallows you dip.
3. Dip one marshmallow at a time into the chocolate.
4. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then sprinkle your choice of sprinkles onto the chocolate.
5. Set the marshmallow pop (stick down) in a mug to allow the chocolate to set (you can put the mug of pops in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes)
6. Once the chocolate is set, if desired, wrap each pop in a small cellophane bag.
7. Share with friends =)
4. Superhero Valentine’s lollipops by Zakkalife.
These lollipops are super cool and could also be used as a birthday treat at school! You will need to print the template from Zakkalife's website (see link above) to make the capes.
Click on image to make it larger, right click, copy, save, and print on heavy card stock. Cut bottom of cape with pinking shears. Punch a hole at the top of the cape so it will fit over the lollipop stick + wrapper. The cape should stay in place on its own. No tape or glue required. *You can write your child's name on the back of the capes. Cut out eye masks and wrap around lollipop and tape in back. This is the most time involved part. Done!
by The Style Collection0 CommentsJanuary 25, 2012
Preview of the collection:
Images from netaporter.com
Karl Lagerfeld's Collection has been launched today at netaporter.com! No large chunky silver rings, white wigs, skinny ties, black aviators.. but lots of sequinned and shimmery numbers, biker jackets, totes and vests.
Fierce is the word..!
There will be over 70 pieces to choose from, think plunging necklines, zippers, detachable collars.
Netaporter is doing a stellar job by the way in generating as much coverage as possible. They have put a mysterious glass Cube in dowtown Paris showing images/videos of Karl, combined with live coverage, net-a-porter TV newsflashes, twitter feeds (see our Style to Love's tweet which was posted on netaporter just now) and sneak previews of the collection. We like!
Follow @netaporter to get live updates on the actual launch and get their first!
by The Style Collection0 CommentsJanuary 23, 2012
Check out our selection of the best coats/jackets for boys on sale now..!
by The Style Collection0 CommentsJanuary 17, 2012
Image by our crafty guest editor Anoek
HAPPY FEET BIRTHDAY TREATS
Birthday treats… The sheer pressure of impressing fifteen 3 year olds and coming up with something original… Here at the Style Diary we like to keep things simple, less time consuming but VERY impressive! Thanks to our very inspiring guest editor Anoek who just dreams up these absolutely brilliant 'Happy Feet' Treats on a Monday night (and spoils the market all in one go..) you too can be the mom you always wanted to be (just for a day, don't get your hopes up!).
These ‘Happy Feet’ treats will take you half an hour to make and will impress every single toddler on earth.
You will need:
- Piece of styrofoam (or something else that is soft and white that allows you to stick wooden skewers in and looks like an iceberg… You could wrap a carton box in white paper. )
- 15 wooden skewers
- 30 marshmallows
- 15 banana sweets (the ones with sugar coating are the best)
- 15 long black liquorice arms (called ‘Trekdrop’* in Holland) or something else that looks like penguin arms
- 30 small liquorice half balls for penguin’s chin and head (they are called ‘kokientjes’ in Dutch*) or soft black sweet liquorice balls that you can cut in half.
- Small sugar coated candy for the penguin’s nose
*Don’t worry if you’re not in Holland and can’t get your hands on all these exact liquorice ingredients. As long as it’s black and sweet, it will do the trick!
Decorate the Styrofoam so that it looks like a piece of ice to temporarily house your penguins. Gently ‘screw’ the wooden screwer through all the ingredients except the penguins nose, from top to bottom (see picture). When finished, simply squeeze the penguins nose in between the head and chin. Happy birthday!
by The Style Collection0 CommentsJanuary 10, 2012
To keep spirits up in the gloomy month after Christmas and New Year's throw in something sparkly and keep warm by wrapping up in some really snug scarves!
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by The Style Collection0 CommentsJanuary 6, 2012
We love Designers Guild for their colourful patterns and designs and are thrilled to be able to offer you an extra 10% off Sales prices when you use the special Designer's Guild discount code AFFJAN10. You will also get free UK Delivery (valid until 9th of January conditions apply). Check it out here.
by The Style Collection0 CommentsDecember 19, 2011
London in the run-up to Chrismas is amazing! The whole city lights up and all the fairy lights and decorations are an absolute must see..
There are so many lovely things to do from carol singing to ice skating and shopping to attending Christmas concerts and markets. If you feel adventurous get your skates on for a little ride of iceskating at Somerset House and perhaps you'll even bump into Pippa. There is also skating for children and club nights for adults. More information on booking here.
Find Christmas gift inspiration here.
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