FashionHow To: Make Your Own Racerback Tank

It’s always around this time of year (hot hot summer) that I realize my serious lack of cute tank tops and start to panic. That’s why I’m so glad I found this awesome tutorial from the crafty itzblitzzz on YouTube. She has an easy, simple layout for constructing a racerback out of any old t-shirt. So check it out, dig up one of those baggy shirts you never wear, and turn it into a whole new look.

BeautyHot new Dolce & Gabbana Makeup Campaign!

I am positively in love with these photos of Scarlett Johansson from the new Dolce & Gabbana makeup campaign.

With retro-inspired glamour that hearkens back to Marilyn Monroe, the ad wished to capture both the seductiveness and vulnerability of a woman putting on her makeup.
 
 
 
I think Scarlett pulls off the look brilliantly! What about you?

FashionStreet Style: Looks I’m Lovin’

It’s finally Friday, and I bet you’re all ready to wear those cute new Lulu*s finds out to bbq’s and parties alike. Well, here’s a little style inspiration for your weekend found via Lookbook.nu. I love the striking yet dreamy quality of all these looks. These girls look amazing!

. (Above) Cosette M. from Stockholm – (Now, I want to be a red head more than ever!!)

(Above) Andy T in Amsterdam and Linda M. from Toronto

(Above) Biz C. from Potrero Nuevo and Marlene H. from Wonderland

FashionEasy Breezy Scarf Headband

Do you ever come across those bins of old, pretty printed scarves at the thrift store or flea market? You think to yourself, “My, these scarves are ever so beautiful, but what am I to do with them?”
 
Well, maybe you didn’t think of it quite like that, but those old granny scarves from the 50′s and 60′s are definitely worth a second look!
 
That’s where the ever so handy “scarf headband” comes into play.
 
Perfect for an effortless summer do, the scarf headband can be worn so many different ways, and nobody seems to wear it better than the stylish Nicole Richie.

The colorful prints on Nicole’s collection of long scarves are all about fun, and they easily add a splash of life to a simple tee or tank. Hair styling is minimal, which is great during the summer, when you’d rather be outside playing than inside with a flat iron. Just tie the ends of the scarf snug under your messy bun or over your hair when it’s worn down, and voila, you’ve got yourself a boho chic look!

BeautyDo It Yourself Beauty: Dita Von Teese

It’s no secret that burlesque star Dita Von Teese is one of my favorite fashion and beauty icons.
 
From her gorgeous 1940′s style wardrobe to her retro red lipstick, Dita’s look is classic and always perfection.
 
But perhaps what I love most about her image is that it’s completely self created.
 
In an age where Hollywood starlets are dressed by stylists and groomed by makeup artists, it’s refreshing to see a knock out like Dita who has done all the work herself, even for a day of shopping (pictured left).
 
 
 
Born Heather Sweet, Dita was a natural blonde from Michigan, who, over the years, cultivated her image as a vampy, raven-locked beauty with a keen eye for vintage and glamour.
 
 
If you happen to see Dita at a press event or gala opening, you can bet she’s curled her hair and applied her own lipstick just an hour before. I even love how she skips the salon and dies her own hair at home, posting on her Twitter page: $8 box of black hair dye=new outlook on life today.”
 
I find this idea of self-created glamour very inspiring. It’s something that’s accessible to your average gal, like me, and it doesn’t take a fortune to achieve. I recommend watching the interview clip below where Dita talks more about her take on beauty and style.
 

 P.S. Dita is to release her very own beauty book in the upcoming year, so stay tuned!!