Introducing: My First Thrifted Transformation Project

African Fashion, Ankara style, Sewing, Thrifted Transformations, Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to my blog. So as you may know I recently decided to be more of content creator or creative and have picked up sewing. This is something I wanted to learn for sometime however due unforseen circumstances they got brushed off.

In addition to my multiple sewing projects I have an outfit I am transforming. I have had the outfit for some time now and the idea was I will grow into it but I never did so now is the time to transform it to my size and wear it.

When this was getting made in Ghana, I didn’t send my measurement and I assume my grandad thought I had put on weight. The dress was almost twice my size when I got it first. The initial style was halter neck however I have completely change the style to an off shoulder-like dress.

undefined

The questions is to whether have this as a skirt and top or a dress. A dress will be easier in themes of having the supplies I need whereas a top and skirt are the easiest to put together.

Until next time, stay tuned to see the final product.

Iryn

🖤

Introducing the fabrics

African, African Fashion, Ankara style, Fashion, Sewing

Hello and welcome. In this post I will be introducing the fabrics I am currently working with. I recently went to Ghana and got myself a few fabric from woodin; I also have fabrics gifted to me from woodin. These fabrics are of good quality and beautiful patterns. In addition to the woodin, I have also bought other fabrics such as scuba and silk charmeuse from ebay which will be turned into a skirt or dress soon.

20200525_163731_0000

I am very happy with what I am working on at the moment although it’s taking longer than it should. I will have to try and stay focus and finish at least one. I am such a perfectionist that, before I cut the fabric I would have investigated and researched to ensure I do not waste the fabric. So please bare with me and in due time I will reveal what I have completed.

Until next time, I am sewing my way through.

Iryn
🖤

What I wore last sunday

African Fashion, Ankara style, BarryM, Beauty, Church, Hair, Makeup, Natural Hair, Uncategorized, YouTube

fbt

Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog. As you can see from the title, this is all about the WORD, fashion and beauty. I am going through a bit of shuffling in my mind and may make a few changes; I will leave that for another blogpost.

The word

We are still exploring the book of Titus. God wants the church of today to show forth the love of Christ on the way we relate to each other. We were also reminded that Love has no place for slander. Paul ask the older women to share their wisdom and encourage the young women.

So if you are older in a church be sure to encourage and correct where necessary. It’s a lonely world out there any piece of encourage can go a long way.

Look and outfit

I wore an african print aka Ankara dres.  This dress was made in Ghana and was bought already made. At first sight I didn’t think I would like it, but I have managed pull a two styles out of it one with belt and the other with out.

PhotoGrid_1538023944711

This me shamelessly posing and showing off my inner Next Top Model fun pose

The dress is a maternity dress top belted it with a skinny belt from some other H&M corporate skirt or dress. And oh the shoes are from NewLook.

PhotoGrid_1538023529972

PhotoGrid_1538024610401

I used my M. A. C studio fix foundation in NW55 and their concealor cover up in NW45. For eye shadow I used MUA eye shadow in midnight blue and one of MAC dazzle eye shadow in get phisical and BarryMs meteor storm in the corner of my eyes.

For my lips I used BarryMs lip pencil in plum and Revlon’s lipstick in Mink. I basically just mixed the two.

IMG_20180927_073532

I should really start doing makeup videos not tutorials but just a how I got my look video on you tube.

Until next time, it’s bye from me.

Iryn

❤️

All dressed up and ready for church

African Fashion, Ankara style, BarryM, Beauty, Church, Culture, Fashion, Hair, Makeup, MUA Eye Shadow, Natural Hair, Uncategorized

fbt

All set and ready for church

Hello and welcome to my blog. Yesterday we had a lovely weather in the UK. The sun was out so it was hot.

The sermon was about based on questions the disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24. When shall these things be and what are the signs of thy coming? It was concluded that it is not our job to try and read signs of His second coming to to focus on our responsibility as Christians and live a life faithful before God. Remind me of R C Sprolls phrase “To live all of life Coram Deo” which means to live life in the presence of God even though you don’t see Him.

The look

As the sun was out, I decided to wear another african print dress. See the slide below. This dress was gifted to me and as always the shoes are old new look shoes.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The look: makeup

The eye shadow is MUA copper and another colour similar to the greenish dots in my dress. I used MAC foundation in NW55 this time, I do not use this that often because it for special occasion as it a bit pricey. The lip colour is mainly BarryM lip pencil in chocolate. I say mainly because I used another old Mac lip gloss and bare minerales mascara on the lashes. I wanted to tone down the colour since the dress was very bright and cheerful lol.  I am not a big fan of lashes as I usually wear glasses although I have a few of them. I was wearing contact lenses in this picture so if my eyes look a bit strange that is the reason. The aim is now to play with colours on the eyes while still keeping it natural.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

That’s all for this blog. Until next time, stay blessed.

 

Iryn

❤️