Artsy Fartsy: Shantell Martin

Lady DJ: Laila Sakini

Horoscopes: September 2014

Premiere: “Save Me From Myself” by ADI

Lookbooks: Play, Girl

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Monday, March 24, 2014 DIY: The Beckerman Twins’ Festive Flower Sunnies

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Ah, where do we even begin with the Beckerman twins? Cailli and Sam initially caught our eye with their insanely fun and adventurous style blog, but when we found out they also created killer DIY tutorials, we officially fell in love. The Toronto-born twosome has been crafting, sewing, designing, scrapbooking, and drawing their whole lives—they even made faux fur pink and blue raver skirts for their friends in high school—and they haven’t stopped since. “We love making things together and dreaming up fun DIYs. It’s all about enjoying the process of making something new and not worrying too much about the outcome. We love putting on awesome music and getting lost in time while playing with crafts and making one-of-a-kind creations that no one else has!” So, since it’s officially festival season around these parts, we asked them to create the ultimate pair of fest-ready sunglasses, and, well, they certainly delivered. Here, they show us how to create flower sunnies that are inspired by “a hippy love child who goes to Woodstock with a bunch of her friends in their pink vintage Beetle.” Whew. We’re ready to get schooled.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014 DIY: Printable Cootie Catcher

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Dudes, it’s only a week until February 14, which means it’s time to seriously get your V-Day game on lock. If you’re at a loss on what to do with your love life, we created this killer ’90s throwback Cootie Catcher to help foresee your romantic future. Download it, print it, and play it below!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 DIY: Succulent Sand Art Terrariums

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We already love our Associate Producer Whitney Mendelsohn for her on-point personal style, but she’s also a super talented illustrator and craftmaster. We were in serious need of a hefty DIY sesh here at NGHQ, so she showed us how to step up our terrarium game with some colorful sand layering and spot-on succulents. Check out her tutorial below!

(Photos by Cat Roif)

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 DIY: DIY Thigh Highs

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We’re already mega obsessed with Studio Production Assistant Linda Park’s playful style, so when sought out a DIY mastermind to take our traditional fall accessories to the next level, we knew exactly who to call. A cozy knit thigh high has always been our go-to cold weather staple, but Linda found a killer way to kick them up a notch—with embroidery! “I’ve always been into crafty things like knitting and started embroidering less than a year ago. I’m not naturally gifted in drawing or painting so embroidering is sort of my alternative to that—all you really need is patience.” We think we can manage that.

(All photos by Felisha Tolentino)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 DIY: DIY Crayon Lipstick

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We decided to make crayon lipstick because we thought it looked like fun. But in light of recent news that traditional lipstick contains lots of scary stuff, it turns out that it’s pretty practical too! Crayons are totally non-toxic and made to be safe enough for kindergarteners to munch on, and all the other ingredients are food-grade, so perfectly okay to put on your lips. Try this out, and you’re guaranteed to be the brightest crayon in the box…er, room.

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