Thursday, August 30, 2012

DIY: Tea Bag Nail Wrap

I always like to keep my nails nice and long, but every once in a while I get that terrible rip right in the middle of the nail that ruins it all! So here's a super easy way to seal the deal, if you don't have the time to get a real wrap put on at the nail salon. Yes, it is made with a tea bag. I know, I know, it sounds super weird, but the tea bag material is very similar to actual nail wraps and it works amazingly, I promise.

Photos: Myself

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Week of Fashion

Fashion Week in New York is fast approaching and I couldn't be more excited! I've got some super fun things planned such as Lucky's FABB Conference on September 5th and of course Fashion's Night Out on the 6th and a couture show on the 16th. Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram, @olivejoe and Twitter, @olivejoe.

Designs by Myself

First photo from Streetfsn and second found on Google

Thursday, August 9, 2012

DIY: Embellished Camo Jacket

Hope everyone's having a wonderful week! Here's a quick DIY I did earlier this week to jazz up any piece of clothing. Here, I chose to use a camoflauge jacket that I found on Ebay. I've been searching high and low for the perfect oversized camo jacket, but I also wanted it to have a little jazz. I bought these vintage looking buttons from Michaels a long time ago and never knew what to do with them. So I thought embellishing my new camo jacket with them would be perfect. Then, I added spikes to the shoulders, in true Olivia style. And voilĂ , the perfect camo jacket with a little somthin' somethin'. Oh, and it's super easy, doesn't get better than that.

All you need is:
-Whatever piece of clothing you want to embellish
-Buttons, rhinestones or studs as embellishment, anything you want really
-Scissors or pliers
-Fabric glue, I found this jewel-it glue by Aleene's works best because it is specifically made for gluing little hard things on to fabric and stand up to multiple washings

So all I did was cut the little pieces sticking out from the back of the buttons, that are meant for sewing. Then I arranged how I wanted them to sit on the collar. I plopped a little glue onto some paper and used the toothpick to put some on the back of the buttons. Glue those babies on and let them sit for a few hours. This glue doesn't set right away, so be careful not to move the pieces around. The spikes I glued on as well, but they do come with screw backs (from So once I figure out a good way to make holes in the fabric, then I'll probably screw them on because the spikes tend to be a little heavy and the glue might not hold up. But after it's dry, you're good to go!


Monday, August 6, 2012


Here's a little something that I was working on for my summer class, which is finally over by the way! I was feeling a little artsy fartsy yesterday and created this abstract painting with acrylic paint and ink. I thought it would be a cool idea to show the whole process by making an animated gif. I think this is the first animated gif I've ever made (and abstract painting for that matter!). Jammin' out to some music and painting away actually felt really great. I think I should do this more often!

Painting and Animation By: Myself