Inspired by The Hunger Games

Caught The Hunger Games over the weekend, and it was better than expected! A very enjoyable two hours spent transported to another world, mesmerised by the amazing outfits, colours, exciting story-line and Katniss Everdeen’s awesome skill with the bow. In the city itself, everyone seemed to be trying to look as different as possible, which thankfully ended up looking very vibrant instead of jarring.

The mockingjay pin and other accessories used in the movie seem to be popping up all over the place online after the movie’s release, but the highlight for us has to be Katniss’s amazing dress that literally flared to life during her ‘talk-show interview’ in the movie, and of course the skin-tight black outfit with fiery ‘wings’ as she rode in with Peeta Mellark on the chariot. Magical! These pictures don’t do them justice ~ go watch the movie and you’ll understand why we fell in love with them.

(All images from The Hunger Games official site)


Adding a bit of sparkle

While in Seoul over Christmas, there were heaps of lovely tops, necklaces and collars with bead and crystal detailing. They look so pretty on their own, or peaking out from a translucent top. Since my favourite colour is shiny, I couldn’t resist bringing back some bead and crystal bibs to make into sample pieces for ilus.

Finally sat down to test them out on an old H&M pink singlet. What do you think of this sample piece? Would you like to see them at our ilus store?


Inspiration on a rainy Tuesday

Inspiration on a rainy Tuesday

  Searching online for inspiration on a wet and rainy Tuesday afternoon, and came across this adorable picture of a dog on a sofa, featured in Desire To Inspire weekly Pets on Furniture section. Doesn’t he look adorable?!! Would love to … Continue reading

Weekend Fun

Spent the weekend working on bits and pieces that will eventually become a part of our first ilus collection. It’s a lot of fun, pricked fingers, and glue/thread/beads everywhere, but so satisfying! Looking forward to more days like this. Since … Continue reading

Pretty rockin’ for 52!

Pretty rockin’ for 52!

I thought we’d start off  by celebrating the birthday of an icon that has helped shape the idea of beauty for a lot of ladies. Barbie was definitely my inspiration for beauty, femininity and glamour (and she still continues to … Continue reading