Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Adventures in Soap Making - Part 1

Soap making at Indie Fashion Addict
Last weekend my friends Dani (seen above) and Charlie came over to help me make soap for the first time. Dani has made soap a few times before and I've been wanting to learn for a while, so she came over to be my soap mentor. I ordered a bunch of supplies from Bramble Berry to get us started and Dani brought some goodies over too. Since lye makes me a little nervous, we ordered some rebatch soap bases and started there. We melted some of the rebatch on the stove and some in the microwave. We then added a little coconut oil here, a little shea butter and almond oil there, and of course some color and fragrance(my favorite part). I ordered a spring sampler kit of fragrances from Bramble Berry, most which did not smell too great. Although, to my surprise, the fragrance labeled "Lettuce" smelled quite delicious.

We ended up with three different batches of soap: one orange batch with a grapefruit lily scent, one pink and purple batch with a layered blackberry and strawberry scent and one pink batch with a scent so awesome, it can only be described as scandalous!
Soap making at Indie Fashion Addict
So, I am officially a soap maker! I know you've been holding out this entire post, so go ahead and insert your "Fight Club" joke here.

{All photos by Charlie}

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton at Indie Fashion Addict
Although the polka dot romper has some potential and the handbag is really cute, Mischa Barton looked like a hot mess when she arrived for the She and Him concert in Los Angeles this week.

{Photo via Zimbio}

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Candy Stripe Dress

French Connection at Indie Fashion Addict
I wish I had the body to pull off this adorable dress from French Connection. I love the ruffled sleeves. It is even 20% off right now at Bloomingdales with the code BFF at checkout. Sigh.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This week's addictions . . .

Spring for me is all about brightening up your wardrobe. Sure, black, white and grey are always in style, but I think every wardrobe needs some color. Here are a few items to brighten up your closet:
Colorful Dresses at Indie Fashion Addict
Panel dress in orange and grey by Larimeloom.
Paper Doll Fashion at Indie Fashion Addict
The Purple Lou Reed dress by Paper Doll Fashion.
Redoll at Indie Fashion Addict
The Silk Crepe De Chine Belle dress by Reddoll

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker 2010 ShoWest at indie Fashion Addict
Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker were in Las Vegas this week for ShoWest. I have to admit that with Sarah Jessica Parker I feel her outfits are hit or miss, nothing in between. She either looks completely gorgeous or like she is trying to be too fashion forward and missing the mark. This Marchesa dress that she wore for the ShoWest awards ceremony hits the mark completely. It's absolutely breathtaking.

{Photo via In Style}

Friday, March 19, 2010

A little Toast to spring . . .

Toast dresses at Indie Fashion Addict
Well spring has almost officially arrived (yay!), and Toast has some lovely little dresses to get you ready. Also, I am slowly learning to use Photoshop with the help of my friend Charlie so I hope to have some pretty little collages for you soon.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Jayma Mays

Jayma Mays Glee at Indie Fashion Addict
Every woman seems to have a little black dress in their wardrobe, but I think a little white dress is also a must-have. Actress Jayma Mays showed off her little white dress this week at the 27th Annual PaleyFest Presents "Glee."

{Photo via Zimbio}

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Team Spirit Dress

Parsimony at Indie Fashion Addict
I am in love with the handmade Team Spirit Dress from Parsimony. It comes it just about any color and size and is perfect for spring. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

This week's addictions . . .

The other night I was rummaging through vintage items at Gypsy Den when I noticed that their tags are actually fake leaves with prices written on them. I'm not sure if this is something new for them, but it definitely caught my eye and got me thinking about how much I like leaves. So, with that in mind, here are this week's addictions:
leaf lantern at Indie Fashion Addict
Not only is this leafy  lantern ever so lovely, but the shop that sells it is called Gee Willowkers Lamps. Ummm, best shop name EVER.
Cathy Nichols art at Indie Fashion Addict
In  case you haven't noticed yet, I'm a child at heart. I think this "Home at Last" print by Cathy Nichols is just perfect for a child's room, creative space or anywhere that feels like home.
leaf jewelry at Indie Fashion Addict
This sterling silver mother and child leaf necklace by Elizabeth Scott Designs is just beautiful. I like the idea of splitting it into two necklaces and giving the other leaf to someone you love.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Celeb Style Sunday: Demi Moore

Demi Moore 2010 Oscars at Indie Fashion Addict
So, the Oscars is the one awards show that I watch every year. In general I find award shows to be a bit boring (except for the fashion), but I never miss the Oscars. This year tons of stars graced the red carpet, but my favorite look of the evening was Demi Moore. First of all, the woman never seems to age. Second, her Atelier Versace tiered gown was simply magnificent. What was your favorite look of the evening?

{Photo via Huffington Post}

Saturday, March 6, 2010

All Occasions Cards

All occasions cards at Indie Fashion Addict
Sometimes it's hard to find a card to express exactly how you feel. However, these all occasions cards from You and Me The Royal We can really help if you're in a situation where you'd like to say, "Thank you," "Sorry" or "Fuck you." The set includes 33 of each card for $36.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Retro Children's Clothing

Children's clothing at Indie Fashion Addict
Can I please get one of these dresses in a grown-up size?
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