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maandag 17 februari 2014

DIY 'nail art'

Bonjour ma Cheries,

Today's post will be a DIY which I'm quite excited about! It was really fun and simple to do and only took one hour at most. It actually looks really cute on a shelve as a decoration or you can even give it to someone as a gift! 

I'd love to see it if you've recreated this DIY so send me a picture of it on my Instagram or twitter @atouchofrosa

Lots of Love,

So the things you will need are:

- a piece of wood in the shape you like (I chose simple square)
- a hammer
- wool yarn in any colour you like

Start with cutting the shape you want to make out of paper so you have a stencil.
Then place it onto the wood. The best thing to do is to tape the stencil to the wood so it won't move.

Then start hitting the nails into the wood with your hammer. Place the nails about two centimeters apart from each other. And once you're done remove the stencil.

Tie the end of your yarn to one of the nails. I chose the bottom one because that's the best to start with.
Then go around all the nials randomly with your yarn until you have done all of them. Keep on tying the yarn to the nails but make sure you eventually follow the line of your shape.
Then keep on doing that until you have something around three layers of yarn between every two nails.

So if you've chosen a heart shape like me it should look something like this!

zondag 19 januari 2014


Bonjour ma Cheries,

Today I have another outfit of the week for you!

Monday: I wore a black blazer and jeans from H&M, a black top with chinese flower print from Primark and black boots from H&M aswell.
Tuesday: this day I wore my 'Vogue' shirt wich I got with the magazine, a fluffy grey cardigan from H&M, a pair of black flats from Primark and a vintage daisy pair of trousers. 
Wednesday: I wore a plain black long-sleeve from Hema, a burgondy jacket from H&M, my burgondy Dr. Martin look-a-likes from H&M and a pair of jeans from Vero Moda.
Thursday: this day I wore a forest green sweater and a burgondy shirt both from New Yorker, a black skirt from Primark, a pair of black tights and my black boots from H&M.
Friday: I wore a baby pink peplum-ish top with black leather collar from Forever21, a black cardigan from Pimkie, my jeans from Vero Moda and a pair of black floral sneakers from Office.

I hope you all had a lovely week! 
Lots of Love,

dinsdag 3 december 2013

MAFB Fashionshow

Bonjour ma Cheries,

As you may know I competed in a fashion designing competition last week and..... *drum rolls* I CAME IN SECOND PLACE!! out of 17 super talented designers. I am so honoured and surprised. It's quite a big deal for me. My prize is that I get to show some items at hollands biggest fashion fairs. Which is so cool!
The show was organized by a company called MAFB which means Music and Fashion Battle. They did a great job and the show was amazing!

This is the overall result and I'm really proud of it! I made and sewed everything myself and I've never had any help in how to sew and stuff so I pretty much taught myself to do it. 

We were one of the first to arrive at the venue so we had the entire space to our selves to get the stuff together and ready.

I asked Wies to do the make-up and she did a fabulous job. The models looked stunning! 
She also has a blog so if you would like to check that out click here 

I chose for a braid all around the head wich me and my sister (the model under here) did.
I thought it would look very lovely and girly, which it sertainly did. I'm still very happy with the results!
The other models were all friends of mine and not from model agency's or something like that.
I think they did a great job and I'm very thankfull that they showed my desings in such a lovely way. 

and.... she also did my make-up! 

It was quite a mess backstage due tothe 17 designers and all of their models (max. 6 per designer) and their hair and make-up teams.
 (and these pictures were made at the beginning of the day, imagine what it looked like at the end...)

This is what the venue looked like. The show was held in the 'Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten' in Amsterdam. I think it looked quite professional! (which the show was though) 
I think something between 100 and 200 people fit in there, and the place was packed!

Well that was about it that I have for you today, more photos will follow as soon as possible!
I really enjoyed myself that day, and I still can't really believe I won... 
(most of the pictures are made by Wies)

Have you ever been to a fashionshow? 

Lots of Love,

woensdag 6 november 2013

Fashion Design Competition MAFB

Bonjour ma Cheries,

I have something very exciting to tell. Some of you may already know it but I'm going to tell it anyway. This 'Big' thing has by the way also been the reason why I haven't posted anything for a while.

I have been selected to compeat in a fashion design competition with 17 other designers. I'm the youngest one and I have the least experience wich makes me a bit nervous but I am also really, really, excited!
We have to design and make four catwalk outfits. I've decided to go with a lot of pastel colours, flowers and some Barbie dolls. I'm not going to tell nor show you what it will look like because I want to keep it a surprise and I also haven't finished yet. I have chosen four friends who will be my models and they are going to show it on the 24th of November.

A few weeks ago, We (all the designers) were invited to follow a masterclass, where loads of interesting people told a lot of very usefull information. That was also the day we got to meet all of our 'rivals'. Every single one of them has soo much talent! And all of them are already studing at designing academics or art schools and stuff like that. And then there is me. The sixteen year old girl from the tiniest village ever who is still in High school and tought herself how to sew. I think this competition is going to be very interesting! haha. But this doesn't stop me to try as hard as I possibly can to reach the level of the others.

I'm working very hard every day to be finished by the 24th of Novermber, wich is already a challenge itself. But anyway hopefully I will reach my goals and end not as last.

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea where I'm talking about and here is the link to an interview (wich is in dutch, but you can translate it ;) )

xoxo Rosa

Little sneak-peak of the two tops I'm working on!

These are the fabrics I'm using
The designers, i'm on the right ;) 

dinsdag 9 juli 2013

DIY Bracelets

Bonjour ma Cheries!

Yesterday I went shopping and I went into a Creative-ish store. There was lots of stuff like DVD's, CD's, books ect. There was also a section where they had a lot of beads. I couldn't resist them they were all so cute! Sooo I bought some ofcourse, and that's why I am doing a DIY on bracelets. I will also do one on necklaces but I hadn't had time for that. So these are the tree bracelets I made. The 'How to' will be under every single bracelet!

No. 1 Silver Cross Bracelet
- Tiny White beads
- a silver cross
- a needle
- white wire/rope
- a closure and ringlet 

Take about 18cm of white wire and attach it to the little ringlet. Then put the wire through the needle's eye. Now slide half of the white beads onto the needle and onto the wire. When you're halfway put the silver cross on. Then slide on the other half of the beads. Now tie the closure onto the wire. And there you have you're Silver Cross Bracelet! :)

     No. 2 Pirate Skull Bracelet
- Skull Beads (I prefered cream but you can take any color)
- a closure and ringlet
- brown or black wire/rope

First tie the ringlet onto the rope. Now slide on the first skull bead. Then tie three knots and slide on the second skull bead. Again tie three knots and so on. When you have enough beads and knots to fit around your wrist tie the closure onto the rope and there you have your Pirate Skull Bracelet!

       No. 3 Blue Cross Bracelet 
- white wire/rope
- a needle 
- a closure and ringlet
- a silver cross
- little blue beads

First tie the ringlet onto the wire. Then put the wire through the needle's eye and slide the blue beads onto it.
When you're halfway slide on the silver cross and the other half of the blue beads. Finally tie the closure onto the wire and That is you're Blue Cross bracelet!

I hope you liked this DIY! If you have any other DIY suggestions feel free to comment them below. I will do a Necklace one soon. If you have any improvements about my posts please comment too. I'd like to know kow you feel about them and how I can make them better :) 


zondag 7 juli 2013


Bonjour ma Cheries,

So today I thought I'd share with you my wishlist! I have seen these items flowing by a couple of times and I really love them! So I will tell something about them in order from left to right and top to bottom.

  • The first item is a Neon pink skater skirt from Nasty Gal. I really love skater skirts and I love pink too!
  • The second item is a tanktop with palms on it  also from Nasty Gal. Well I love palms. They give me the ultimate summer feeling.
  • The third item is a backpack from Brandy Melville. I have a backpack but that's really lame and massive so I really want a new one and this one is just perfect I think!
  • The fourth item is a see-through clutch. I loooveee see-through clutches! And maybe I will do a DIY on it soon! 
  • The fifth item is a Maxi-Dress from Forever21 and really like it but I'm not really sure if I could pull it of knowing that I'm not the tallest person ever. 
  • The sixth item is Midi rings! I really like midi rings especially golden ones. I've tried to DIY them but that did't exactly succeded. But maybe I'll try it again sometime. 
  • The seventh item is an Iphone case from H&M. I like the print on this one but I'm still not sure about it. I really want a new case though! 
  • The eight item is a hat. I really love hats altough I never really wear them because I don't feel like they suit me but I want to wear them more. 
  • The last item is my favorite, a Neon yellow Cambridge Satchel. I saw this one at Primark last weekend and I just fell in love with it. I didn't buy it and now I regret it. I really need a new bag for school and I thought this would be the perfect one. Hopefully I will run into it soon! 

So that was my wishlist! I hope you liked this post and I will see you very soon! :)