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Instastyle Spring Fashion

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1 – Black, white with lots of pattern was the look of the wardrobe for the recent editorial shoot featuring spring fashion.

2 – Check out these House of Harlow 1960 snake adorned shoes, which were right on trend for the year of the snake!

3 – Even stylists have to work it on set—creating shadows to make it feel like it was a shoot on location instead of in a studio on a 30 degree day.

4 – Photographer Ehren Joseph and our model Sofia take a peak at the gorgeous shots…you will just have to wait until it’s out until I can share them with you.

xoliz


How To Antique Furniture

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for all things antique and vintage—especially things with a story. This antique wardrobe that I found at Brownstone Treasures was the first piece I purchased when I left my cramped space in Manhattan for an upgraded Brooklyn apartment.

I love that it gave some much needed extra closet space, but I never loved the unfinished look of the wood. I finally got around to giving it a little makeover while still keeping its antiqued charm. Here’s how:

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Tools you will need:
Benjamin Moore Primer
Benjamin Moore paint in Chantily Lace (trim)
Benjamin Moore paint in Pebble Beach (inside)
paint brushes
painters tape
steel wool or sandpaper
drop cloth
an antique piece of furniture with good bones!

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Step 1: Paint a coat of primer on the furniture and allow to dry fully.

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Step 2: Paint the trim with one color. You may need to tape it off before painting if it is a darker color and only do one coat if you want the antiqued look to it.

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Step 3: Use painters tape to mark off the section you want to paint a different color.

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Step 4: Distress the paint with a piece of steel wool or sandpaper. This works best before the paint is completely dry.

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STYLIST TIP: Only distress the edges of the piece to make it look like it naturally aged over time. That’s where furniture wears the most.

after_wardrobe

Enjoy!

xoliz


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