Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Seychelles + Zooey Magazine

If you've never read Zooey Magazine, you need to drop whatever you're doing and head straight to the newsstand. Not only is it packed with incredible articles, wonderful beauty and fashion tips, but they also regularly feature Seychelles in their pages. Check out these gorgeous images from the latest issue. And check out Kiernan Shipka of Mad Men looking like a stunner in her "Juniper" flats.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Shoe clips DIY

For all those who asked about our shoe clips from our Crafts and Cocktails event, we made you a little DIY :). 

To start gather all the items listed above: spray paint (of any color, we picked gold and silver), hot glue gun, scissors, shoe clips (found on etsy or amazon), pom pom makers (found at Joann's or store bought poms work just as well), plastic animals, ribbon(any color will do!) and yarn(of any color if you're making your own poms).
Optional: glitter and Elmers glue (but how can you say no to glitter) 

The pom poms can be store bought, but if you like a specific color combo, the pom pom maker will be your new best friend.
1. Pick out yarn color 2. Wrap yarn around one side of pom pom maker (the more you wrap the fluffier your pom pom 3. Snip the yarn once the first side is fully wrapped 4. Wrap the second side of the pom pom maker 5. It should like this once both sides are wrapped 6. Snip along the wrapped sides 7. Snip both sides 8. Take a piece of yarn and wrap it thru the two halves 9. Double knot the yarn super tight! 10. Snip the excess yarn off 11. Pull the two halves of the pom pom maker apart and trim your pom pom to your desired shape! 

Depending on the size of your pom pom maker, you might get large or small pom poms! Using mixed yarn also creates colorful unique pom poms. 
Cut ribbons to either the shape on the right, or create little bows.

Spray paint the animals (be careful with the spray paint, this part should be done outside). For one of our animals we dabbed a brush in Elmers glue and covered it in glitter for some extra sparkle.

Aren't they adorable! 
Time to heat up your glue guns, be careful it'll be hot! 

While the glue gun is heating up, put together your combinations. We usually combine either an animal or pom with a ribbon then a shoe clip.

Start by gluing a small dab onto the ribbons front side and attaching a pom pom (or an animal). Next be sure to glue onto the small side of the shoe clip!

Attach the small side with glue onto the back of the ribbon.

It should look like this once glued! Complete this twice for 2 shoe clips :).

Finally attach them to your favorite pair of Seychelles, we put ours onto the "Thyme" shoe in suede.

For all the animal lovers (us included!), we made an elephant shoe clip. Follow the same steps of gluing the ribbon to the elephant, then the clip to the ribbon. Don't forget to decide if your elephants should be facing one another or in the same direction before you glue!

We paired our elephant shoe clips with the "Down To The Wire" in black suede!  Voila now you're ready to show off your adorable shoe clips and spark some envy. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Music We Love: St Vincent & David Byrne

David Byrne is one of those timeless artists who we never get bored of. If we hear he's coming out with a new project, we are on the edge of our seats. So we were utterly thrilled when we got our hands on his new collaboration album with the lovely Annie Clark of St. Vincent. The first video off the single is strange and beautiful. We love it. What do you think?

David Byrne / St Vincent "WHO" from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crafts and Cocktails with Zooey Magazine

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Zooey Magazine, Ruche and Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess. We had such a great time at this weekend's Craft and Cocktails party. Sneak a peek at all the adorable DIY craft tables, we couldn't tell which we loved more!

Seychelles home office got some cute decorations for the party.

The Cake Bar was a hit, our favorite were the lemon bars!
Thanks to The Impossible Project, we were able to have vintage polaroids for the cute Ruche photo booth. Our guests definitely had fun with the mustache props!

Our little DIY table included pom poms, wild (plastic) animals and some cute fabric for Shoe Clips! We'll have a tutorial up soon so you can make your very own.

For all those nail art entusiasts, Nicole by OPI had a great table set up. 
The girls at Ruche had a fabulous idea for jazzing up your every day coat hangers. With some colorful fabric strips, they transformed the hangers into colorful pieces to decorate your closet. Guests had a great time wrapping coat hangers with their own combinations of fabric strips.
How could we say no to decorating our own cupcakes! The Goodie Girls definitely had the tastiest DIY table.

Guests were asked to fill out our little raffle of "What's your top 3 favorite pairs?" The winning raffles would win a free pair of Seychelles or BC shoes! You can never have too many shoes.
Bethany Joy Lenz had a great time trying on some new flats in our Seychelles Showroom. 

Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess gave a great tutorial on how to make some adorable bows. Guests wore them as hair bows and even as bow ties for the guys! We loved the versatility from such a small bow.

Last but not least, guests got to take home the adorable goodie bags from Zooey and Shop Ruche. You can never go wrong with some cute washi tape!

Crafts and Cocktails was such a fun party, we just didn't want it to end! Thanks again to the girls at Zooey MagazineRuche and Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess for hosting this wonderful event. 


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