Thursday, 9 February 2012

The ghetto Leather bow tie

Hi Guys!!

So this morning, I woke up and once again, I needed a black bow tie. I couldn't really settle for the leopard print one [yet again] considering the fact that I was wearing a leopard print blouse [and I didn't want to look like an actual leopard] AND I STILL couldnae find my old faithful black one and soooo I simply took matters into my own hands and made my own. Luckily, I had a spare bit of soft leather material hanging around my house and so I let my creative juices flow all over it. 

I realise now that the above sentence sounds a bit minging but hopefully no one has a mind as filthy as mine.

ANYHOO, without further ado, here is how I made my bow tie...

You will need:
a big brain

Step 1: Find any old material in the colour you wish your bow tie to be. Cut TWO strips [One fat and one skinny]

Step 2: Fold over fat strip into a rectangle. Slip your ribbon on there and tie the skinny strip around both the rectangle and the ribbon. Like so....

Step 3: Cut off any excess material and make silly faces with your new bow tie/moustache...

OR alternatively, you could just be a grown up and wear it but erm yeah...

The whole process honestly takes like 2 minutes, so get some old material and get creative!!

wore it with a black blazer with gold buttons. keeping it simple because too many colours spoil the broth or something..

I am a leopard print fiend. Is it too much? tell me the truth!!
disclaimer: I TOTES packed a pair of tan flats because I suspected I would look like a citizen of Narnia...espesh with the fur coat..


Anonymous said...

lool,yh d leopard print top and shoes is somewhat of a leopard print should have ditched the shoes but still u look absolutely gorgeous

Nicola said...

YAY - thank you anonymous. I TOTALLY packed normal tan shoes because something told me I looked crazed. but thank you muchos for the honesty.xx

Sia said...

I love the heels! x

Unknown said...

Will defs be getting my hands on strips of leather this weekend LOL

And Lady....what was all that fuss about your 'thickness' squeezing into jeans? Compared to yours, my thunder thighs look like weapons of mass destruction! :o


Unknown said...

those shoes are hot and I'm definitely gonna try this out

Nicola said...

guys seriously if any one of you try it out, then send me a pic or tag me in your post. I am curious to see how they turn out.

Also thanks :)

Desiree Love (Lily) said...


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