TIY: Studded iPhone Case

  I saw a picture of a similar iPhone 4 case somewhere online a while ago and I traced it back to Bleach Black who makes a "Death Roll" iPhone case. I was ready to purchase one, but they haven't started selling them yet! That was when I though, what the heck, I will just make one myself!
 To make my iPhone case, I purchased 1/2" tree spikes from Studs and Spikes. They are really easy to install, you just have to screw them together.
 I also ordered a relatively reasonable silicone iPhone case from Ebay, it only cost me $4. I would suggest either Amazon or Ebay. You just have to make sure it is simple, plain, and nothing on it. Any color you want will do!
I started lining up and arranging my studs to how I would like it to look in the end. I used about 43 studs all together. Make sure they are evenly spaced! 
 Next, I took a pen and marked where each stud stood. This will help you when you have to puncture holes through the silicone. 
 I had a few decisions on what I was going to use to make a hole in the silicone. I didn't want the opening to be enormous, so I used a sewing needle to go through the mark first, and then the tip of a wine bottle opener to make the hole wide enough for the screw to fit in.
 Once you get the screw in from the back side of the case, screw the stud on it. To make the studs snug, you can use a screwdriver to tighten them.
There you have it! A studded iPhone case! Many people asked me if it hurts to hold it, but it doesn't. They wiggle around, and your fingers fit nicely between the studs. I love it! 
Try It Yourself! If you end up making one you will love it as well!
- K

Arm Parties

From top down: Misc. skull ring, Club Monaco, Links of London, TIY hex-nut bracelet, AE, AE, Giles & Brother
From top down: J. Crew, TIY Hex Nut, BCBG, Club Monaco, BCBG, J.Crew, BCBG Ring
Vera Wang for Kohls, Giles & Brother, Links, Club Monaco, Marc by Marc Jacobs, AE, random from Maui, Oak + Fort skull ring, Lia Sophia ring
From wrist up: Links of London, AE, Giles & Brother cuff, AE, Joe Fresh, Club Monaco
From top down: Coach, Club Monaco, Club Monaco, Club Monaco, BCBG, AE, AE, AE, Tiffany & Co. Ring, Evil Eye Ring from Greece

In the spirit of the Man Repeller, we present to you some of our outrageous and fun arm parties from this past weekend! Don't be afraid of wearing too many ridiculous bracelets together...more is MORE!


- K & J
Outfit Details:
On Kaila: T-shirt: Christopher Kane / Tutu: Made myself / Belt: Club Monaco / Sunglasses: RayBan / Gold Sneakers: Converse / Bracelets: American Eagle /
On Jasmine: T-shirt: Club Monaco / Tutu: BCBG / Necklace: Club Monaco / Flip-flops: Haviananas / Bracelets: J Crew, American Eagle /
Photo Credit: Nithi Sothilingam 

Los Angeles Photo Diary

Venice Beach
Friendship bracelets sold on Venice Beach boardwalk
Me outside the pink wall of Paul Smith
My friendship bracelet arm party 
Beverages from Urth Caffé
New Chloé mirrored heel sandals
Outside Pink Taco in Westfield Mall
Closer look at my Chloé's
Treats a MILK
Red velvet ice cream and blood orange sorbet from MILK
Fresh artichokes at the Fairfax Farmer's Market
Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches: snickerdoodle cookies w. cinnamon ice cream / chocolate cookies w. earl grey tea ice cream / chocolate cookies w. acai and goji berry ice cream
Yamashiro gourmet tacos: hoisin duck confit w. blood orange agave salsa / red wine and soy sauce braised short ribs / miso sake glazed black cod / 
Lime tree in Eveleigh
Chicken schnitzel sandwich at Eveleigh 
Bricks outside Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
- K

Summer Lace

If I could, I would wear a dress everyday. I only need like three hundred more  a billion more dresses! Until then,  here's the latest addition to my dress collection. 
Outfit Details:
Dress: Forever XX1 / Espadrilles: ALDO / Bracelets: Coach, BCBG / Belt: Club Monaco / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Beyond the Sea

Missing the ocean...
Outfit Details:
 Maxi Dress: One Teaspoon / Sunglasses: RayBan /