Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tie Dye - DIY Fashion

The 60's tie dye trend is back. I been trying to find cheap tie dye t-shirts  for while now but they are all sleeveless or cropped so I decided to make my own. I spent the whole day yesterday tie dyeing it actually really easy. 

What you need:
·        I used Dyon hand dye but other products are probably better 
·        Bucket 
·        Jug
·        Water Bottle or Squeezers   
·        Salt 
·        Elastic Bands 
·        Clothes to dye 
·        Rubber Gloves

1. Wash thoroughly. Leave damp 
2. Using rubber glovers, dissolve dye in 500ml / 1/2 litre of warm water (small water bottle) Dissolve in jug
3. Fill Bucket with 6 liters of warm waterStir 250g (5 tbstp) salt 
4. Add dye to bucket
5. Either put clothes in bucket and leave for 20-30min or…to create patterns with more then   one colour - put dye into water bottle and squeeze patterns onto the clothing (In a separate bucket)
      Dip dye – Quickly dip clothing in dye bucket, then pin clothing to bucket and let it soak for 20-30min
6. When finished tie dying leave clothes in separate plastic bags over night  
7. Next day rinse thoroughly to get rid of asses dye
8. The hang to dry to see you creations

Dip dye 

 Here I created a spiral shape and squirted different colour dyes on it

 My Creations 

And for those who can't be bothered to make their owns here are sum nice patterns I found in different store

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Sale Price £21

Love this dress! The tight corset with the volume gathers and gothic snake print makes this dress look like a designer pieces. Unfortunately they ran out of my size...I feel like crying right now :( 

The dress actually reminds me of this one that was in Elle a few years ago, sorry but I don't remember the designer. If anyone knows please comment. This is a photograph of a collage I made so I am sorry if it hard to see. Anyway, besides from the pattern it practically the same dress. I personally think the complicated snake pattern just makes the dress even cool. Such a shame I can't get one. 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The renaming of my blog...

When I started my blog in 2009 I named it flashingfashionx  (flashingfashionx.blogspot.com/) however over the past couple of years my blog has developed and matured along with me...therefore I felt it needed a more appropriate name.

decided to rename my blog Tartan Boots as when I was about 13 I went to Camden and I bought these knee high Converse look alike tartan boots (as seen on the top of my blog). They were the first fashionable thing I bought...well I thought they were?   

Anyway enjoy the rest of my blog. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Seeing the sun in radiant new shades

Found this glasses shop called Oliver Peoples Vintage when searching the web. They sell sunglasses as well as normal glasses all over the world, surprised you haven't heard of them? Me too. They specialise in vintage shades which are not found on standard sunglasses which makes their produces so unique. Is it just me who thinks theses weird shades make the glasses look so much more expensive and luxurious why hasn't anyone else thought of this? I am adding a pair to my wish list...


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Flatforms - the higher the better!

Well I am guesting you see the standard flatforms??? Well if you thought they were cool wait till you see these versions...the soles and almost double the hight and are decorated like a septate piece of artwork perfected to create a fashion statement with... 

Free People 
First Shoe £83.57 (ON SALE)
Other Shoes £127

If your on a cheaper budget River Island has designed similar ones, I have to admit there not as nice but these shoes are the closet you can get for just £40