The Material Girls

Born of the,"Humph! I could make that at home", ideology.

This week we turned our pretty suede beige ballerinas from Plain Janes to Belles of the ball.

All it took was a packet of stick on crystals!


And some much needed inspiration in these glorious embellished Dior pumps.

Things You Will Need:

Simple unsuspecting ballerinas

Stick on crystals available at any store


How To:

We are somewhere between ashamed and proud to say the making process was so magically simple that it didn’t warrant any photography.


So you’re going to have to believe us when we say, we stuck them all over the shoe haphazardly

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We did follow technique though and all the crystals have been scattered in a manner that doesn’t make the shoe look over-poweringly full. So there’s a bit of big stars interspersed with really tiny ones.

Material Girls’ Tip: Wear them pretties with a pair of staid jeans and a crisp white shirt. Yes, no more masala today because we are writing from an annoying IPad.

Who wouldn’t look dreamy and wistful with flowers spun carelessly in their hair? 

We, that’s who.

So when we made a gorgeous wreath of yellow rose buds, we found a perfect, dreamy, wistful model in Caroline. 

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Read on to learn to make yourself a fairy-like wreath with a few simple instructions.

Things You Will Need:

Thin (really thin) flexible metal wire

Artificial flowers

Ribbons/Lace

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How To:

Cut out a length of wire, the size of your head.

Tie it in a head sized circle, using the wire itself. 

Wrap the wire with lace or ribbon, to make it easy to wear around your head. 

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Cut out and twist each flower around the wire.

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And with that minimal to zero effort, your wreath is ready! 

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And while we styled this wreath with an easy-going, runaway charm, you could also work a wreath with a pair of jeans and sassy eyebrows. But, all that in the next post. 

Stay tuned. 

Material Girls’ Tip: We used delicate flowers for an everyday look, but you could go crazy with big beautiful and multi-coloured flowers. You could also create a set of floral wreaths for a beach wedding.

About Caroline: Caroline is a musician from France and can hum a tune in Tamil if the need ever arose. Thanks for modelling Caroline :) 

There’s nothing like a handmade rakhi that your brother is sure to love and appreciate (and not take off his hand, too easily).

Ankita Kohli makes beautiful rakhis with the prettiest scraps of traditional punjabi textile. And we obviously love them!

Things You Will Need:

Yarn
Gota
Embroidered patches
Needle and thread
A base for the bottom
Cowrie shells


How to:

The cowrie shell ones were simple but unique. Not like a bulky traditional rakhi these look edgy enough for little bratty brothers ☺️

Make a three way braided yarn base and sew on the cowrie shell

For the others cut out the embroidered patches

Glue it on the base

Sew it on the thread


We love how the rakhis make the balance between subtle and festive!

Material Girls’ Tip: You could also use zardosi embellishments for a grandiose rakhi that sets eyeballs on fire.

About Ankita Kohli: A dear friend, Ankita is the kind of person that lights up the room with her happy spirit. She’s also the kind of person that can make lamps from twigs! There’s some serious sorcery going on with her hands. Thanks for this beautiful post Ankita!