Wednesday, July 31, 2013


  Hey! I know I haven't posted lately, but I've been so busy! I left for Germany on Sunday and I passed through Budapest and Vienna. I've taken some photos and enjoyed the trip as much as I could, because it was exhausting. I saw the Danube in both Budapest and Vienna ( isn't it amazing that this river crosses 10 countries and 4 capitals?) and went shopping at Shopping City Süd, Austria's biggest mall and one of the biggest in Europe.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

DIY Embellished Collar

  Looking for a way to freshen up your wardrobe or just craving for a new statement garment?Well, I think I have a solution. This next tutorial combines jewellery making with recycling and in the end you'll have a pretty collar you can add to almost every outfit. Let's begin!
What you need:
  • Old/scratched/useless CDs or DVDs ( I've found out that DVDs work better)
  • A pair of scissors (sharp and chunky, please)
  • Glue
  • A plain collar (you can remove the collar from an old shirt)
  • A pot
  • Water
  • A cloth

      1. Fill the pot with water and heat it up. It doesn't need to boil, though. Take the pot off the stove and put the CDs carefully into it. Let them sit in the hot water for 5-10 minutes.  

          2. Remove the CDs from the water and let them dry on the cloth.
      3. Take the CD/DVD and carefully remove the transparent plastic layer. It should come off easily.   If it doesn't, though, you can use something sharp like a paper knife. Make sure you won't cut yourself! If nothing works, don't worry. Some CDs don't have a double layer of plastic and that reflective coating is applied directly onto the CD. My DVD was more trustworthy, it had the coating between two layers of plastic (Yay!). By the way, if it doesn't come out perfectly, stick the two pieces back and try again.
       4. Cut it in small pieces. You should get something like this:
       5. Glue the pieces onto the collar.



You can add some topcoat in case you want them to last longer.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A New Beginning

    Well, this is my first a way or another. I've decided that I needed a fresh start, let's say, so I created this blog in order to share my thoughts and my interests. Was it easy? Definitely not. Even finding a name for the blog was a tough job, because I wanted it to be original and everything that crossed my mind had already been taken. I ended up with "La Chica Meow" and I have to say that I really like it! I love cats. Actually, I love any furry and fluffy pet. At the moment, I only own a bunny called Trudy.
       What can I say more? My name's Andreea and I'm a 17-year-old student from a little town in Romania. I'll just let you discover more from the following posts. Bye!
       P.S.:  Happy 4th of July to all Americans out there!