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Life + travel / Monday, 2 Mar 2015

Click Retreat Caribbean

click retreat caribbean

In January I was invited to teach a photo styling workshop with my good pal, Meta Coleman, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of The Seas, the largest ship in the world for Click Retreat, a conference for bloggers that focuses on photography and social media in the Caribbean for a week. When I got the email the only words I saw were “January”, “cruise”, “Caribbean” and immediately responded “YES!”. We visited Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.

But, what would make them think I would even like it? I mean, it’s not like the Bahamas had photogenic pink buildings everywhere or anything…

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And it’s not like the scenery was very scenic. Bleh.

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Seriously, I couldn’t find a single pink building ANYWHERE in the Bahamas! It was so BORING!

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It’s not like we had colorful props to work with or delicious fruits to make smoothies with…

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Meta and I pretended we were recently engaged and on a romantic getaway the whole time taking our engagement photos…Somehow we keep getting invited to rad places around the world…just the two of us without our families…when in Rome!unnamed-12

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Life + This week / Sunday, 12 Oct 2014

This week

I’m slowly decorating our apartment. Slowly because you know I have a hard time making things permanent. I have to truly love it in order for it to become a part of the home. I put out on Instagram a picture of a few of our books (above) and asked for advice on how to categorize our bookshelves. For now it’s in rainbow order–I am still fully a fan of the trend–but I find it’s not always the most practical way of finding books. Like, I want all my dictionaries in the same spot, you know? But my Danish one is in the reds and my Portuguese is in the black and my English is in the white…I know. So many problems on my hands! Any advice?

This week on Lars:
The Halloween costumes continue with Mona Lisa
Vincent Van Gogh
& row house costumes
& Picasso’s Old Guitarist
And play THIS playlist at your Halloween party
A delicious and gorgeously creepy skull cake for Halloween
Some fun wallpaper ideas

Lars elsewhere: 
Fun thank you cards to send out
Maximize your space with these
How to make your space not boring beige

Must reads/watch:

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Costumes + Crafts + DIY + halloween + Party + Projects / Monday, 29 Sep 2014

Marie Antoinette costume recipe

Make a Marie Antoinette paper wig and make up tutorial
The ghoulish games continue with another costume idea for you: Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette is a perfect dress up option if you’re into decadence and going over the top, which, of course, we are. This costume, along with the rest that we’ll be showing has at least one DIY component to it. Here, it’s obviously the dress. Ha! Wouldn’t that be amazing?! No, it’s the paper wig and the make-up tutorial. Much simpler! I had a ball creating this wig. See the full instructions below on how to make it.
Marie Antoinette paper wig and make up tutorial
Marie Antoinette costume recipe
The recipe for this one is simple if you’re willing to spend some moo-lah on renting a costume or lots of time creating a dress. We worked with Hale Theater Archive Costumes, which has an amazing selection of costumes and props. Paul and I also rented costumes from them for a Jane Austen ball we attended earlier this ear and they were wonderful to work with.
Marie Antoinette paper wig and make up tutorial
crafting and art direction by Brittany Jepsen
make-up by Rubie Huber

This post is sponsored by the Hale Theater Costume Department. If you’re local and wanting amazing costumes, go there! And they’re amazing to work with! 

how to make a Marie Antoinette paper wig
Materials: cardboard, white paper (office should be fine, but I used a slightly thicker paper), craft knife, glue gun, crepe paper (for flower), paint (for feather)
  1. Cut a strip of cardboard against the grain of the cardboard. I cut mine about 1 1/2″ thick and measured it to the size of my head (see above). Glue it together.
  2. Next I cut out the same thickness of strips and glued one on one side of the circle and over to the other side.
  3. Start constructing a frame by adding in more strips around the circumference of the circle.
  4. Cut strips of white paper however thick you want for the “hair.” I started out with thin paper, like 1/2″, but it took a lot of time so I re-cut them to 1″ thick and the process was much faster.
  5. Glue one strip of paper on the circumference of the circle and then glue it at the top of the crown. This will give you better control over the shape of the “hair.”
  6. Slightly overlap each strand of hair.
  7. Keep on going until it’s all filled in.
TO CREATE FRINGE
  1. Cut thin strips of paper about 1/4″ thick. 
  2. Using the edge of your scissors, curl it like you would gift wrapping ribbon. Easy squeezy!
  3. Glue these pieces to the edge of your circle. 
TO CREATE THE PONY TAIL
  1. Do the same process as the fringe but use a strip that’s about 1″ thick. I glued a few of the loops together so that it wouldn’t pull as much.
TO CREATE THE FEATHER
  1. Use this template for the feather shape.
  2. Cut it out on cardstock.
  3. Paint it with grey and then fine black lines.
TO CREATE A PAPER FLOWER
MAKE-UP TUTORIAL by Rubie Huber

This one is really simple make-up-wise. You just want to start with a plain white face paint base.  I mixed Mehron FX with a bit of liquid foundation so it wasn’t so stark white, but any range works.  Apply with a make up sponge so you can get it pretty even around the entire face.  

You don’t want any contouring, just some super pink cheeks!  I like stick or liquid blush better than powder for this.  Smear some on the back of your hand and then blend it in big oval swoops across the apples of her cheeks.  Don’t let them get too circular, or you start entering doll realm. 

Eyes tend to vanish in this pale white painted face, so I used a very liquid, very precise black eyeliner just on the top lashline.  You don’t want it bold, just as close to the lashes as possible.  My trick is pulling on the outer corner of the eye to tighten the skin, it makes it easier to make a straight, thin line.  

To be (possibly) historically accurate, paint the lips a very straightforward red since I doubt Marie Antoinette had access to the rainbow of reds we can find at your local grocery store.  To apply, use a small brush if you can, it helps you make more defined edges than just straight from the stick.  

Life + This week / Sunday, 20 Jul 2014

This week

If you follow along on Instagram you will have already heard my little story. We had a camping themed shoot this week. Last minute, we needed to find a new location so Kev graciously left everything he was doing to take me to a new spot he had in mind up in the Uinta National Forest. It was perfect–secluded, gorgeous, undisturbed. And not too easy to get to. So I decided to stay put until the rest of the clan came a few hours later. I thought I would have a moment and get some work done as I enjoyed the great outdoors. Well, between orchestrating the exact location with the others, and major cell phone battery struggles, some people made it there and others did not. Ooops! Tack onto that I had forgotten to eat that day and the only thing I could find in my car was some Fun Dip that I had won at the arcade last weekend and I came home sick as a dog. Oh yeah, life is glamorous. This picture above is with Hillary and Melissa, the cutest sisters you ever did see. Talk to them if you ever need a pick-me-up.

This week on Lars:
Strawberry rose sorbet for National Ice Cream Month
This Girl lives in denim and tan
Make a floral crown
Here are some rad pom pom projects
I announced that I’ll be teaching the DIY Blogger Handbook, a new class on Atly
One of my very favorite photoshoots to date for the July playlist. All travel themed

Lars elsewhere:
Summer Treats at your wedding on Brooklyn Bride
A collaboration with Dwell and some beautiful loft spaces on Interior Collective
7 inspiring vanities on Interior Collective

Links of note:
I know as a reader it’s not always fun to read about the business side of blogging, but it’s a topic that bloggers address frequently. What do you think about working for free? 
The raddest treehouse you ever did see
and here are more rad treehouses
Jordan nailed my planter wishlist
Guys, I laughed out loud at this