Sunday, 9 December 2012

DIY Ice Cream Pockets Skirt

Hey guys! This is what I made today - and another idea for pockets if you want to give my DIY skirt a go! (Thank you so much to the ladies who have made & blogged about this DIY skirt! I've loved seeing what you're coming up with!) I made the pockets a little larger than the blue gingham skirt, and appliquéd on some ice cream shapes, using slightly different patterned fabrics for each ice-cream scoop. I really like them :)

wearing
t- shirt - Forever 21
skirt - DIY
tights - c/o Oasap
shoes - Raben footwear
hat - c/o Wholesale

Onto some science - if you needed any more proof that science is awesome, then please take a look at these nail designs from Cosmetic Proof.
Scientist and fashionista Jayne creates molecular nail designs, and then explains the biological funtion behind the chemical structures she draws!

These are by far the coolest mash up of science and fashion that I've ever seen:
Amino acids are the "building blocks" of what make up proteins in your body (proteins being what makes all your different tissues, skin, organs etc). There are 20 naturally occurring amino acids in humans, and each amino acid has both a name and an abbreviated letter. These nails represent the stick drawings for each amino acid (the red dot shows oxygen and the blue dot is nitrogen, and the black lines are how chemists draw carbon that is linked in chains).
So the super awesome thing about these is not only did she paint amino acids on her fingernails... she placed each amino acid so that, read left to right, the abbreviated letters spell out a secret message:
These are actually the nerdiest and best thing ever, I am so impressed.

Also seeing as I want to be a brain lady one day, I'm crazy for these neuro nails:
Check out Jayne's blog Cosmetic Proof here for more amazing nerdy nail designs. Yay for science!

7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you love the nails!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing that nail blog! So awesome!
    In other news, your outfit is adorable. The ice cream pockets on your skirt are super cute and I adore your saddle shoes. I wish I had a pair like them!

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  3. I love this DIY! I'm about to sewing dresses, skirts, etc. I was looking for fabrics on ebay, etsy and I still can not find THIS one which would be perfect for me. Where do you buy fabrics?
    I love this skirt :)
    There is also lil DIY on my blog :)
    Much love,
    K

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  4. Perfect nail style. I'm done with posh tutorials about nails and that stuff, but this is sublime!!

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  5. The amino acid is like cherry tree branches hehe.

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