Check out the Glow in the Dark Solar System Leggings on Etsy!
http://www.katiekupcake.com started out as a fashion blog, but it has mutated into its own little monster. Lets pay homage to our roots and oogle over these gems from Substitute. Get them here at nastygal. I went from worshiping my collection of sky-high Jeffrey Campbells to galavanting around the world in ballet flats, combat boots and neon colored sneakers. But, I love these. A lot.
Good morning to my dear friends and followers. I have been at this whole blogging thing for just a few short months, and already I find myself celebrating 40,000 blog views! When I logged on this morning to write my celebratory and thankful post, I found myself staring at a bunch of black blobs on the WordPress website. My (awesome) blogging platform has blacked out their ‘freshly pressed’ page as a protest against the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). I consider myself fortunate to have unwittingly allied myself with a blogging website that understands the extreme ramifications of these two pieces of legislation.
I am a lot of things: edgy, quirky, a boundary pusher… but I am not a thief or a crook. The ambiguous language of the SOPA and PIPA will allow quick and easy persecution of bloggers like myself (and their hosting websites). Please check out the video that I have posted below and read up on these bills. Thanks for reading!
“In short, protect IP wont stop piracy, but it will introduce vast potential for censorship and abuse.”
Good morning to all of my dear readers. The half-full/half-empty, optimism/pessimism metaphor is so last week. I decided that I want my glass to be FULL at all times, therefore I will be taking into account the amount of air that fills the space that is void of water.
You should probably do the same.
Oh, and today I take a stab a real-life, big-girl job. I hope that it pans out so I can tell you all about it this evening. Korporate Kupcake is currently wearing a blazer and a pencil skirt. Oh.em.gee, its true. The pencil skirt is made of a soft cotton with a supple leather trim and the blazer has great structured shoulders, which are accented by a delicate ruffle. I chose a silk shirt in a beautiful orange: the color of joy, creativity and enthusiasm. I am going to knock these guys off their feet.
So I am between semesters at the moment, enjoying a nice lull in the typical chaos of my life. A week from today I will start an internship and dominate my last semester of school. This little break in the action has done wonders for my creativity, I went to NYC for a weekend and came back on a mad-costuming tear.
So here is my latest and greatest creation: a fusion between cookie monster and party monster.
I got this really cool fabric at Savers for super cheap (you can read all about it here) and I decided that it was totally cookie monster fur. I made leggies, a little skirt, a bikini top and a hood.
The eyes snap off, I am going to make little ears so I can be a blue kitty as well.
…If you are going to be a superstar DJ, there are three simple rules you need to remember: Number One: You can always rely the Studio 54 compilation set. They’re premixed! They last for hours. And Number Two: Madonna. Always works. And Number Three: When all else fails, play techno! It’s nondescript, nonrecognizable, and everyone will think you’re *so* cutting edge.
It’s time that I treated myself to a new toy! This bad-boy was discounted fifty dollars off at Joanne fabric, I just couldn’t pass up the deal. If anyone local wants to take my singer ‘simple’ sewing machine off my hands, shoot me a message and we can negotiate When I was sewing my ‘cookie-monster leggies” I realized that I needed something with a bit more ‘umph’ for my costuming. If you are also looking for something with some ‘umph’ check out your local Joannes and see if they have a similar deal! Love and light. Xo.
Good morning beautiful people! I want to thank everyone who came out to the laced-bass event at Studio 3 in Newport last night, it was a smashing time!
I have been crafting A LOT, but crafting involves fabric and in order to purchase fabric you must have money. I have been short on cash but my creativity has been bursting out of my ears: initiate operation up-cycle. Savers is my new spot for finding awesome material. I scored a giant tie-dye duvet cover that I turned into a pair of harem pants (with yards to spare). I also scavenged a couple yards of this awesome fuzzy cookie-monster fur, I made some awesome leggies and I can’t wait to use the scraps for another fuzzy creation.
Here are the new Harem pants! The fabric was only $10.00 and it was at least five yards. Super high quality jersey material = love.
I sewed a sash on the top of this pair for a fun variation. SO COMFY.
Now for the cookie monster leggies! This material is oh so soft and fuzzy, I also decided to use the tie-die as trim around the top.
so good <3
I am on an unconscious mission: it involves picking up new hobbies, tasks and activities like wildfire. I don’t wake up and tell myself, “oh man, yeah, I think I want to learn how to make Harem Pants / Wings / Cupcakes today.” I just sort of find myself at the craft store gathering the necessary items, full of excitement and a sense of adventure. A long time ago I came to terms with the fact that I would never be able to commit 100% to a certain task, regardless of how passionate I may be about these aforementioned activities. I could never be the best surfer because I also wanted to be the best student. I will never be the best maker of wings, because I choose to expend an equal amount of creative energy on harem pants and cupcakes. I have been coming to terms with this part of myself lately, it feels nice to let myself slip from project to project without having the notion that I should be more ‘focused’ in a specific area of my life.
As long as I am happy with myself and I can put my heart into each of these little endeavors, I think that I am doing something right. And gosh, I feel really good lately.
So what am I writing about? Oh yeah, new missions. I want to make this dress. I do not know how to crochet and I know nothing about macrame. Do any of my amazing readers have any tips for me? I think I am going to look at some online tutorials and try to teach myself. I suppose I should start with a scarf or something simple? But I really want this dress.
I found this pattern on Etsy at the wonkyzebra store. I am going to buy it as encouragement to dive into the beautiful world of crochet. And no, I am not going to use it as a wedding dress. Because this Kupcake is not getting married. Not eva, no way.
And look at this one….are you %#$!-ing kidding me? GORGEOUS! Those silly hippies sure knew (know?) how to work it.
And I need a bikini too.
have a great day and enjoy the scenery.
Love is such a silly thing. Once you fully give your heart to someone, you can never get every last piece of it back; regardless of how terrible (or amicable) the break up may be or how far apart you may drift. I know one thing for sure; I would rather have pieces of my heart scattered all around the planet, rather then have the whole thing to myself; safely encapsulated in my lonely chest. Thanks Ms. Warrior Princess for turning me on to the following video: it was some wonderful food for thought that put my mind (and heart) on overdrive.