DIY Monday: Tie dye jeans

Today, I’ll be showing you how to tie dye your jeans. Of course, by now, you’ve probably found it elsewhere, but still… I thought it was fun to share this one with you! Let’s get those hands dirty!

Step 1: You’ll need a few things to make this DIY work! So look for a pair of jeans you’d like to give a second chance of showing that booty of yours! Fill a bucket with some water and add some whitener. The amount is up to you, I added quite a lot to make this work, but like I said: it’s up to you ;-) Next you’ll need a pair of plastic gloves because bleaching can be a b*tch! Grab a few elastics and keep following instructions….

Step 2: For a nice tie dye effect, putting the pants in a bucket with some whitener will not be enough. You’ll have to wrap the jeans in every way possible and secure those small parts with some elastics. Start at the bottom of your pants and wrap it all the way up! The places you can’t see, the whitener can’t reach. Are you getting excited already?

Step 3: It’s time for some action. You’ll have wrapped the jeans with a few elastics and put on those gloves already… So now, do it! Put those pants in that freakin’ bucket! :D Make sure they stay under, because they tend to float around… I filled another bucket with some water and put in on top to make sure it stays where it needs to be. Now leave them in there for as long as you want, as long as you like the result!

Step 4: After all the running back and forth to the bucket, you can finally take those pants out of the water, let them dry, maybe wash them first… and then you can flaunt them jeans, Isabel Marant style! I can not assure you it will go as quick as it seems but you’ll love the result! What I can tell you is that you have to choose a thick pair of jeans because the ones I’m wearing here are in fact jeggings, of which the fabric is not very strong… That results in a few holes here and there, hihi!

Have fun and let me know how it turns out ^^

South Africa diaries: land & sea

From helicopter tours to shark cage diving… We’ve done it all… Here’s my diary of two days spent in Cape Town, one on the land, one in the sea. Unfortunately for me, that last one didn’t really end well (read: seasick). Anyway, we saw the whole coastline when we travelled around with Richard, our guide/hotel driver. He told us several things about animals, places in South Africa and so on. Baboons for example, are very very dangerous. If we’d meet one along the way, we had to be careful. We did meet that one from the picture, but luckily not up close.

In between Richard’s fun facts and driving from one point to another, we had the time to visit a seal island in Hout Bay. Cutiespies, I tell ya! What else? Oh yeah, the jackass penguins! They were the last stop before heading back to the hotel. Funny little fellas ;-) Oh and we went up to Cape Point and down to Cape of Good Hope, so proud I can say I’ve been there. It’s nothing special really, besides the magnificent nature around you… Ah, South Africa, I do miss you!

Third day, shark day. I was afraid at first, but since my breakfast was having the urge to … well you know, I couldn’t be more happy to jump in that ice cold water. Now I know how Jack died in Titanic… Nah, just kidding, it was okay :D No sharks to be found in the water while we were in it, sadly… I saw them when I was on the boat, struggling to keep my balance. Quite surreal to see a shark, that’s one thing I can say…

And how are you doing? Planning a trip to the sun? Don’t shop for bikinis or sunglasses just yet, because I have a surprise!

Couleur Café, I love you

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couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

couleur café 2012, tour&taxis, jessie j, nas, magic system, ps4 de la rime, dance club, food, colors, music, festival, brussels, soprano

Crazy busy times ask for late posts but I’m sure that if it involves some colorful pictures of an amazing day in my partly beloved city – Brussels – with live acts from Psy4 de la Rime to Jessie freakin’ J!!!, you don’t really mind all this lateness. Honestly, this festival couldn’t come at any better time. I’d just returned from oh so sunny and hot Barcelona and I was bummed, bummed I tell ya… Luckily, I brought a little bit of sun with me and enjoyed a wonderful day in Tour & Taxis with my friends. I was so focused on seeing Jessie J perform live that I totally forgot to look at some other names. So hearing the familiar voice of rapper Soprano was kind of a surprise for me. Together with his buddies they performed their awesome Psy4 de la Rime tracks, with an occasional Niggas in Paris here and there. Afterwards Nas was up. I was convinced I knew this dude. Stuck between way too tall people, I caught myself not knowing his songs, not any single one of them. I didn’t really mind, because my tummy was calling for some food… A few calamares, feta pieces and olives richer, we hurried back to the Titan stage, where – believe me when I say this – all the MAGIC happened. Yes, the beats of Magic System made even my non-franko friend dance :D Yes, you Jilx! But it wasn’t over yet… We still had the pleasure to enjoy every single hit by Jessie J!!! I yelled, I screamed, I sung my longs out… I was soooo happy! Especially when all of a sudden, she started to sing Climax, which apparently… SHE WROTE! Gosh dude, you’re beyond awesome!

I actually got the opportunity to go to Couleur because of s.Oliver but I feel kind of bad, because I wanted to wear this cute white dress they had sent me, but turns out it was a bit too long for my taste… I hope my super mom can fix that problem other festivals such as Pukkelpop, another crazy day with Lykke Li, Jamie Woon, Sam Sparro, Two door cinema club and many many more! But first: Tomorrowland! s.Oliver also sent me this cute top with cut off shoulders which I really like and I think I might wear it to dance around crazy on the beats of the mysterious festival!