With December coming to an end, we are only a few days away from the last Holiday of this year: New Year's Eve. Whether you celebrate it full force, prefer a small gathering of close friends and family, or would rather ring the new year in alone, I worked on a few ideas to bring some sparkle and fun into 2015 with you.
One of the easier looks of the night was my nails. I decided to go really simple with this one and wanted only one thing: sparkle. I think I nailed it (get it? nailed it? you know you love my puns...)!
Something to keep in mind: if you are using JUST a glitter polish with no other color under it, make sure you're ok with your nails showing through (and you know, potentially avoid wearing green nail polish right before hand because it may leave a slightly green tinge to your nails making for an interesting look...).
My second (and the longest) project made me wonder...maybe I secretly enjoy driving myself crazy with projects, because after the last time I created a top out of random items, I thought "This was great! I should NEVER do it again!" And yet...I decided after looking at a wine bag, and a bag of tinsel, that THIS was going to become a top.
Let me just say it involved deconstructing said bag so it would become somewhat covering, sewing the edges together-with tinsel mind you, for consistency's sake (and because I didn't have thread...or a sewing machine), and hot-gluing each individual strand of tinsel on. Once again, I have created something that does not make sense to own in my wardrobe (and took way too long to make) but made for some really fun pictures.
The string to tie it together in the back also broke mid shoot. Luckily I had safety pins, hairbands, and a stubborn drive to make it all work.
While I don't suggest making a wardrobe by individually glueing strands of tinsel onto pieces of unmeasured fabric and hoping it all work after you've already finished, I will say that if you decide to go for it, you will look awesome, and I am proud of your creativity and motivation (also, send me a picture)!
The last New Year's Eve project I did was much simpler than a tinsel top, and I've had enough practice at this point to know it would look good. Remember how I went a little crazy with the hot glue gun and headbands for my Ugly Sweater (and Ballerina costume)? Apparently this was the craze of late 2014 for me, because I created not one, but TWO headbands for New Year's Eve accents!
For the tame individual who wants just a little flash of color, glue gold or silver tinsel onto one side of a headband. I liked it because it reminded me of a bow or other delicate accent.
For those of you who prefer a statement look, use tinsel, party hats, costume jewelry or whatever else you can get your hands on, and glue it ALL!
Just keep in mind the placement of your items, or you may end up with a lone unicorn horn unintentionally (I think it still looks good!).
Proceed to party on throughout the night in your fancy new headwear!
These are just a few ideas to add some creativity and fun to your night. But I think the best part of New Year's Eve is taking time to remember all of the good moments you had over the past year. And thought it may not be enjoyable, it's important to remember the bad too, because without those moments, we wouldn't be able to grow, and we wouldn't fully appreciate the good things that happened to balance it all out.
What was your favorite post of 2014 on Side B Modeling? Leave a comment or send a message - I'd love to hear from you!
Make sure to stay tuned, 2014 isn't over yet!!!