Your Questions About Diy Fashion

Laura asks…

How should i curl my hair for my school’s military ball?

I have medium lenght hair and it is light brown!

Michael answers:

I no nothing about your hair, but here are some suggestions.

Do a classic side part and keep hair down all day.
Pull back big curls to show off your pretty face, by using headbands.
Flip up the ends, a la Mary Tyler Moore.
Make your undo as unique as your color.
Tease that crown. Smooth, headband, done.
Go for long layers and a natural-looking shade of brown, the girl next doo ‘do!
Try an overside Material Girl-inspired bow.
Pony up. Can’t go wrong with this simple style.
Give ruby red hair a sophisticated twist front, make a bun on the back.
Tuck two cornrows into a neat little bun.
Tie on a ribbon. Blair Waldorf would approve!
Creat a cutesy side-swept fishtail braid.
Bring on the Technicolor to update a retro look.
Try DIY hair accessories – no rules apply!
Weave ribbon into a braided headband.
Wear a chill beanie and let your hair be.
Mix leave-in conditioner and alcohol-free gel to style springy, crunch-free curls. Wear a fedora hat.
Do you like the movie the Hunger Games? I haven’t seen it, but I saw it briefly during their trailer. My hairstyle (for weeks) came from the movie, and have seen them last week during Dancing with the Stars. Dayana Mendoza the Miss Universe, recently on the Apprentice had that same hairstyle, & recently Florence Welch wore her hair during the Met Gala. Google her. Took about 10 mins. To do, use bobby pins to secure the braids to your head. Magazines called that the Goddess look or the Halo crown. I’ve seen it in The Savages. Kelly Osborne wore it during Fashion Police 10-8-12.

THINK BIG: The new blowout is all about big, bouncy volume. Start blow-drying hair with a large barrel brush, set in loose pin curls for 10 minutes, then shake out until ends are wavy.
Grunge rock and roll meets retro punk – example Kristen Stewart @ the MTV Award. Sexy, textured and undone hair.

Messy knots at Marni. The inspiration for this look was Saturday-morning errands. In other words, “a bad ponytail,” said hairstylist Paul Hanlon. “It’s very organic, very real—almost like a [model] coming in for a fitting.” Before blow-drying, he applied Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray to add grip and volume. He created a side part, then swept hair across the forehead and gathered it into a ponytail at the nape of the neck. He split the tail in two, teased both sides, and secured a loop using U-shaped pins. He smoothed down the sides with Elnett to refine it a bit.

Mary asks…

Can I use duplicolor vinyl & fabric paint on leather jackets?

Can i use duplicolor vinyl & fabric paint on a 80′s leather jacket to touch up the sleeves?

Michael answers:

Probably, though a dye may be more appropriate. If it’s something like an East West Musical Instruments Co. Jacket from the 60′s-70′s, it’s possibly worth having it restored professionally.


Some other possibilities for DIY:

Donald asks…

What are some entertaining things for a teen to do when they are bored.?

It is almost 8 so i can’t invite a friend over. I don’t really want to be on the computer unless it is that great. Creative ideas please :)
the book i have sucks right now though :( i need to go to the library.

Michael answers:

Do you have the sims 2? I know you don’t wanna be on the computer but you could find it to download online, it always passes the hours for me :)

If you have some old magazines you could cut them up and make a fashion folder. Just rip out pages/cut out clothes that you like and stick them on a piece of paper or on the magazine pages (like where the adverts are), hole punch the pages and put them on a folder. It tidies your room and it’s good for when you don’t know what to wear too :)

have a look on youtube, i like: bubzbeauty, smosh, amazing phil, bubbiosity, nichole337 (haha), agentXPQ.

Sign up to you can follow a load of people and meet new people :)

how about get some old clothes, cut them up and make something completely new?

Learn the basics of different languages like french, spanish (just google “learn spanish for free” etc.)

look on it has loads of tv (some of them aren’t free, but there’s a few that are :))

download spotify, it has loads of music to listen to for free and it recommends new music you might like.

Draw. Make up a mini-project like nature and take photographs in a professional style and make your own sketchbook of stuff. E.g. Nature

create a collage of pictures of you and your friends or images you find inspiring and put them up on the walls of your room.

Look up what’s in the music charts of other countries and see what you discover

do you have an old game boy/megadrive/games console? Dig it up and play old games.

Learn how to do card tricks.

Paint your nails, moisturize, put on a face mask, make a relaxing playlist and relax.

Sit outside and look at the stars with your ipod

find old photos and look through them

learn origami

there’s loads of things :)
crafty things here :

hope i helped :)

Sharon asks…

What is the definition of emo? (no hate, serious answers only)?

What do you think emo is a genre of music, a fashion statement or maybe something more?

Michael answers:

This is the best answer i can find. It’s a direct quote. (written so well; i decided not to paraphrase it.

Author Chelsea from the site Urban Dictionary.

7. Emo
“Emo” is not short for “Emotional.” “Emo” does not mean Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional, despite what MTV has lead you to believe in the last few years. “Emo” is not sidebangs, tight pants, and male vocalists who sing like little girls about their failed relationships. “Emo” is not the use of diluted, meaningless metaphors and similes such as “My arms are like pinecones,” and most definitely is not the rampant use of words such as “autumn,” “heart,” “knife,” “bleeding,” “leaves,” and “razorblade.”

I just thought I’d clear that up after all of these “definitions” in which I have encountered an unbelievable amount of people who try to pass off their blatantly false pretenses as fact, and are slowly infecting others with their high-horse, holier-than-thou bull**it(edit). Because honestly, with your ridiculous definitions, Beethoven, George Gershwin, and Britney Spears are/was “emo bands.”

Now, onto the real definition.

In the early 90s there was a movement in the hardcore genre that came to be known as “Emotive Hardcore,” spearheaded by Rites Of Spring. Harder-core-than-thou kids, who swore by Dischord Records a la Minor Threat, actually coined the term “Emo” as something of a put-down for the kids who really liked Rites Of Spring, Indian Summer and this new wave of “Emotive” Hardcore bands. That’s right, “Emo” was once not something kids called themselves. The field exploded outwards from there – Level-Plane Records has always been the most famous

Emo label. Acts like Yaphet Kotto, I Hate Myself, Saetia, Hot Cross, A Day In Black And White, Funeral Diner, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, You And I, and hosts of others came in the next decade. Most emo bands have since broken up, but there’s still the occasional hold-out (again, the majority of Level-Plane Records’ roster has been a procession of emo acts). Like most DIY hardcore/punk of the time, a majority found its way onto vinyl and not much else. Some people consider bands like Fugazi, and later Sunny Day Real Estate, a progression of emo, but personally, I don’t quite follow that philosophy.

Often, more recently, this gets intertwined with post-hardcore, and understandably so – that’s nothing to make an issue of, since well (edit) s**t, at least it’s close.

Since the late 90s, though, bands have been emerging in the vein of Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, and the thousands of their clones. As far as I can tell, some lazy journalist somewhere, writing an article about them, decided “Well, f***(edit), no one knows what emo is anyways, so I’ll call these bands “emo” – sounds more appealing than bubblegum pop rock…” and the spiral continued downwards into the current amalgomation of bands MTV has told everyone is “emo.”

Somehow, people decided that “emo” meant “emotional,” which is obviously bullshit, as 99% of bands make music to illicit emotion, which would make “emotional” a completely all-encompassing genre from classical to opera to pop to rap.

Hope that helps.
Taking Back Sunday, Senses Fail, and My Chemical Romance falls under the “horrible pop rock” genre, not the emo genre. ”

Rites of Spring is emo.
Buy emo mugs & shirts
by Chelsea Mar 2, 2005 share this add a video

———I disagree with the adverb “horrible” (if for the pop rock reference/judgement on the bands, but, good definition about a really “urban” term from the “Babe’s mouth.” (no disgusting pun intended, sickos!) Kathy

Sandra asks…

I want to start a YouTube channel?

All that stuff
But I can think of a name please help
Something original that no one else has
These names are taken!

Michael answers:



(Replace the name “Victoria” with your name) ^^

Also you can add any numbers to the above names.

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