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Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Monday, 24 Oct 2016

2 showstopper Halloween costumes made from everyday supplies

DIY mermaid costume diy mummy costume

We’re finishing up our Halloween series with Bath and Body Works (you can see the first one here and the second one here) with 2 showstopper costumes made from everyday materials. We were inspired by Tahitian Island Dream to create a mermaid and Warm Vanilla Sugar to create a gilded mummy. By “showstopper” we mean that these ones will take a bit more time, but the results are so so worth it, no?! We had every intention of going the traditional fabric/sea shell route, but after seeing how much fun it was to create the unicorn, hippies, and Marie Antoinette costumes, I wanted to get my hands on some non-traditional items again. Can you guess what we made the mermaid costume out of?  Read on →

halloween + paper + Projects / Monday, 17 Oct 2016

2 paper Halloween costumes

img_1472DIY paper bouquet of flower costumes

As you know, paper is my medium of choice, so for today’s installment of costumes inspired by Bath and Body Works fragrance mists, we are creating 2 costumes made entirely from paper and I LOVE how they turned out. If I had a bazillion costume parties to dress for, I’d be every single costume we create but these one are closer to the top of the list. First, we created an oversized origami crane inspired by their Japanese Cherry Blossom fragrance as well as a bouquet of flowers costume inspired by their Hello Beautiful and Sweet Pea fragrances.

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Costumes + halloween + Projects / Monday, 19 Sep 2016

4 easy Halloween costumes for your baby

diy costume for kidsAs you are well aware by now, I love everything about costumes and I certainly don’t believe in wearing them just for Halloween either (exhibit A). But, social norms say that Halloween is the only appropriate time of the year to really go at it so we are going nuts this year. We teamed up with Ali Hynek who gave birth 6 months ago to the most beautiful and cuddle-worthy triplets of all time, Penelope, Ethan, and Alejandra (Sweet Pea as they are affectionately known on her Instagram feed). We spent two glorious days shooting these sweet peas and I couldn’t have been more in heaven (give me all the cuddles!!!!!). We’ve got three batches of costumes starting with this first one: quick and easy costumes for you baby. And check out 3 flower costumes for baby and 3 celebrity costumes ideas hereRead on →

Design + Interiors + Style + This Girl / Friday, 30 Oct 2015

This Girl: Halloween edition


Tilly from That Playhouse created the most beautifully adorable cotton candy costume (along with a few other rad costumes!) and I couldn’t help but make Miss Cotton Candy This Girl this week. So, of course, This Girl needs some cotton candy to nibble along with a cotton candy themed play room, no?

This Girl  |  Eats  |  Plays

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collaborations + halloween + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015

11 ideas for a Halloween dinner party

Cool Halloween Dinner Party

Last year we put on one epic Halloween dinner party, if I do say so myself, as part of a collaboration with photographer Alpha Smoot, floral designer Sarah Winward, illustrator Danielle Kroll, caterers Ramblin Rose Cafe, hair stylist Aubrey Nelson, make up artist Rubie Hubler, and prop stylist Mary Lee. I learned that every Halloween dinner party needs 11 things. And here they are in no particular order!

Awesome Halloween Dinner Invite

1. Every Halloween dinner party needs an invitation, of course. Danielle Kroll designed and illustrated this gorgeous black and white skull invitation. You can download it and print it off yourself here. See the original post here.

Awesome Halloween Skull Cake

2. A party is not complete without a cake! And Halloween is no exception. ME Hammond created this vanilla bean skull cake, which I have dreamt about to this day. Get the recipe here and buy the skull form here.

Cool Illustrated Halloween Menu Card

3. Sit your guests down to a beautiful table setting along with a gorgeously illustrated menu card care of Danielle Kroll. Print it off here and see the original post here.

Skull Halloween Name Tags

4. Skull name tags are a ghoulish way to sit your guests and establish the mood. Print off the name tags here. And see the original post here.

Table Runner Ghost that Screams

5. In addition to gorgeously macabre flowers, we made some subtle ghosts that scream out of the table runner. Learn how to make them here.

Autumnal Roasted Root vegetables with Orange Vinaigrette


6. For the menu, we turned to our friends Ramblin Rose Cafe who can serve up a mean harvesty spread. They created these autumnal Roasted Root vegetables with orange vinaigrette.

autumnal cheese board

7. A harvesty cheese board from the gals of Ramblin Rose Cafe hits the spot and is a great way to bring in all the flavors of the season.

Autumnal Roasted garlic and Cauliflower Soup

8. Top off the menu with this delicious roasted garlic and cauliflower soup.

Halloween Flower Center Pieces

9. The flower centerpieces must be equally macabre. Sarah Winward filled skeleton heads with gorgeous combinations of flowers.

Halloween Party Room Decor

10. And spread some decor around the room with ideas like fruit and vegetables atop skeleton heads. Candles is plus, of course! The more the better!

Halloween Dinner Part Free Printable Artwork

11. Hang creepy artwork throughout your space with free printable artwork like these. Free downloads hereCool Halloween Dinner Party

Now, once your guests have arrived, just sit back and let the ghoulish times take over!

And check out the behind the scenes from the event from Trisha Zemp

(See our Tortured artist costumes here!)