DIY-ing a golden edge coffee table for dummies.

30 Jul 2014

Hi there dolls!

A few weeks ago I finally managed to execute a DIY project that had been loitering on my to do-list for centuries, however  didn't manage to share the results with the world yet, up til now. To come straight to the point, I gave my coffee a shimmery golden make-over.

Gold foil coffee table

Jolie, n'est-ce pas? I'll admit, it took me some sweat and patience, but in essence it's quite an easy project.

Gold foil coffee table

What you need is gold paint, gold or copper foil, glue for gold foil, varnish for gold foil and a small smooth brush. All ingredients can be bought in arts and crafts shop like Schleiper.

I started  by applying the glue on a short sidde of the coffee table and waited 15mins for it to dry (as instructed). Next I cut a strip of about 4 cm wide of the gold foil and the white paper underneath. I carfully lifted the gold foil as well as the white paper and pressed it against the glued surface. Then I removed the white paper and gently dabbed on the gold foil with my fingers and whiped off any excess gold foil with a tissue. I worked my way all around the table following the same steps over again.

Step two consisted of touching up small imperfections with the gold paint and if neccesary, applying some more glue and sticking on small pieces of the foil that I just tore off with my fingers.

I finished up with two coats of varnish for extra shine. Et tadaaa!

Gold foil coffee table


A clean slate.

28 Jul 2014

Absent blogger? Moi? Mais non! ...Ahem, ahem. To be honest my friends, I've been experiencing an all time low on the inspirational side of life.

Non of my cloting felt decent enough to photograph, nothing in the shops felt worth buying, I started wondering why I even spend that much money on clothes to begin with (and I'm not even that big of a spender), felt quite fed up with the fashion blogosphere in general and I didn't even look up a single couture show online.

Was it a virus, a gross bacteria or an alien that temporarily took over my body? I suppose we'll never know. In any case, I'm back now. Ready to start with a clean slate. Or should I say a white canvas?

Clean Slate
Blazer (Mango). T-shirt (&Other Stories). Jeans (Zara). Sunglasses (H&M). Bag (Zara). Belt (Vintage). Rings (H&M). Shoes (Vans).

Clean Slate

Clean Slate

Pictures by my dear friend and fellow fashion addict Aurélie.


Talk of the T-shirts.

7 Jul 2014

There come's a time in every girl's life when she realizes that spending cold hard cash on something as fleeting as a trending T-shirt is somewhat silly. Which is exactly why I am now presenting to you the Tees you've been wanting (or at least you should have been wanting) all spring long... on a discount! (i.e. they are now somewhat less ridicously pricey, but still quite costly for a mere piece of jersey)

1. Mary Katrantzou, € 118 2. LPD New York € 51.  3. Kenzo,  € 199 4. Karl Lagerfeld, € 36 5. Zoe Karssen, € 30 6. Markus Lupfer, € 52.

Which one is your fave?