I’m sorry it took me so long to write this. I suppose it took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. By now, you might not even be a girl any more. You may have already graduated college . You may have gotten married. Maybe you’re about to start a family.
You are beautiful.
Let me elaborate.
I never really noticed how important it was to look like Kristen Stewart in the Twilight community (though it was all around me) until a friend came to me upset, explaining to me that people were only considered “pretty” if they looked like Kristen Stewart. I had began to notice she was right. Girls would post pictures of themselves – even videos – asking “Do I Look Like Kristen Stewart?”.
In selfies, girls would slightly distort their faces to change their facial features to have similarities of Kristen Stewart. We were all so obsessed looking at a picture and trying to see that face, that we completely overlooked the fact that this person was actually making a weird and unflattering face.
You don’t have to look like Kristen Stewart to be beautiful. Be you. Do your makeup the way you want to wear it, throw your hair up (or leave it down) the way it feels comfortable to you, and when your taking a photo, show YOUR smile, not someone else’s.
Anyone can cosplay. By all means, have a Bella day. Wear her clothes, do your hair and your makeup, but don’t lose you. At the end of the day, take it all off, wash your face, and look in the mirror at your reflection – because if you are so set on looking like someone else, one day, you will look in the mirror and realize your reflection is not your own. It’s not what its supposed to be, and you may not be able to get back the reflection you’ve lost.
Love yourself, love your face, and always remember to love your twilight partner in crimes’ as well!
Love Always –
A couple of you guys had noticed me wearing an alternative to Bella’s plaid cropped jacket in a recent video i posted for the “Best dressed Bella competition”
Way back around June or July I posted a link to a website where they advertised “Bella’s Plaid Hoodie”
I figure if i bought it, the print is pretty good though not identical – i could totally alter it myself 🙂
A lot of people don’t realize that the back of Bella’s jacket is slightly pleated (either pleated or there is an elastic inserted in the middle of the back)
I got rid of the zipper, made sure to crop the jacket to my preferred length (along with the sleeves), and add pleats (though you can add the elastic instead) it was pretty easy and didn’t take me long at all 🙂 – here are some pictures of it 🙂
Whats great about cropping this jacket is you don’t have to take it in any to make it fit properly – Bella’s jacket if very loose and almost bulky in a sense.
If you decide to order and crop the jacket, a few things you should know and come to expect.
There are options for you to get certain things embroidered – you can if you want, but there is also an option to leave it blank.
They DO embroider their logo (quite large) on the back of the hoodie – luckily it is so low you should be able to crop the whole logo out.
I’m usually a small when it comes to sizing, but i bought a medium so it was a little bit looser looking, and it fits exactly how it should! 🙂
(Please ignore my face! – no make up + trying really hard not to shiver = awkward serious face! – it was about 25 degrees when i took this 😦 😦
Alright you significant others! Listen up! Thanksgiving is almost here which mean Black friday and Christmas are just around the corner! I’m one of those people who thinks it is blasphemy to show any type of Christmas pride before thanksgiving – but in this case, i will let it slide – you guys need all of the help and pre-planning you can get – am I right? 😀
SO! Welcome to Project Twilight Christmas Present Boot Camp!
For the next few pages and a half i will beat into your heads some great Twilight christmas gift ideas!
(Disclaimer : If your significant other hates the present you gave them IBC is not held responsible – you should make sure you know what type of taste they have! :p PAY ATTENTION! )
The disclaimer brings us to some simple pointers and tips 🙂
- As far as not knowing what they like, a great thing to do is bring them to the mall to walk around – maybe grab dinner or something – as you walk through the shops, see what catches their eye! – They may even drop some hints!
- For the people who never drop hints, pay attention to what they are wearing as far as jewelry and clothes.
- I know this MAY sound painful, but watch the Twilight movies with them – yes, that’s right, WATCH THEM. DO NOT bring your kindle or e reader and read a star-wars book while the movie is going, DO NOT text your buddies from college, and DO NOT take an Eclipse long bathroom break!
- While watching the movies, see if the point certain things out like “I LOVE her bracelet” or “I want that top!” – If the conversation only results in “SSSHHHH” or “I want her boyfriend” …… RETREAT! RETREAT! – Just kidding – sit it out and you probably get good brownie points 🙂 – but if it is necessary, you should bring up certain things like ” her Birthday dress is really pretty, don’t you think so”
ON TO THE CHRISTMAS LIST!
Gentlemen! Etsy will be your best friend! -Etsy is a website where artisans go and sell things that they had handcrafted themselves!
just about any jewelry your other half wants could be found there 🙂 – but make sure to check the list before going to etsy – you may want to get the real deal and the list MAY have the info on where to get it!
- Bella’s Turquoise Bracelet
There is no report (to my knowledge) of the designer who made the original bracelet – the truth is, this specific design has been around for such a long time and is actually a very common design shared between jewelers.
If you want to go as authentic as possible with sterling silver and real turquoise, i suggest Rhett Lewis – of course you can find him on etsy – he usually puts these bracelets out – if he does not have any on etsy when you check, create an account and message him, he may make you one to order – The bracelet is usually sold for $74.00 and is made to fit so make sure to get the exact measurement of the wrist it will be worn on – Rhett Lewis also resizes for free, so if you find a cuff and it is not the correct size, you can still purchase the bracelet and in area where it says message to seller, make sure you type that you would like it resized and give the size. The price is worth it – the quality is amazing. I own a Rhett Lewis Bella Cuff, and it is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. Here is the picture of it, with the link to Rhett Lewis’s Shop. Remember, if you don’t see the cuff, you can always send a message!!!!
if you are planning on going a little more costume jewelry, you can alway buy the Costume replica put out by NECA
Please note that this cuff is cheaper in price – and for good reason – it is very clunky, not the correct size, and everything is obviously not real. Although this is true, it is still a good second 🙂
- Bella’s Moonstone Ring
Like the Cuff, there is no known jeweler who made the original.
There are also many other designs for the moonstone ring on etsy – this link was the closet to the design I could find – it is also the one that i have – it is beautiful.
Again, if you want something a little cheaper, you can go for the costume jewelry
if there are non left in this link, good luck! you may be better off buying the real thing – the prop replica ring sells for pretty much the same amount now – it used to be $20. – again, it is large and clunky – it also only comes in a size 8. It has a pink hue when Bella’s is white.
- Bella’s St Jude and Prayer Bracelet
It is an unsaid Twilight rule – these two must go together! – its like PB&J, Butter on toast, Master Chief and Cortana……………
I prefer the NECA St Jude Bracelet for one
You can visit etsy to find the prayer bracelet, or kill two birds with one stone and buy this
The reason why I give you this one is because it was featured by the Twilight Costume Collections – Which will be on the list a little further down 🙂
They also have the best looking prayer bracelet I have seen. The only thing i do not care for is the St Jude Bracelet – it is hard to tell whether or not it is actually black, or brown because of the color change in the movie – i prefer black because that’s what it looks like in the movie, and their bracelet is a brown color. Either way, they both serve the purpose, and very well
If you plan on buying all three – Cuff, Ring and St Jude Bracelet, the costume jewelry NECA puts out has a joint collection set
just don’t forget that the prayer bracelet is not included!
- Bella’s Graduation Bracelet
Surprisingly enough, the NECA Replica of this one it spot on and worth it 🙂
IMPORTANT TIP TO MAKE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF BROWNIE POINTS!!!!!
If you buy the NECA bracelet, take the heart off of the bracelet – you heard me – it is secure with a clasp so it will be easy to take off. present the bracelet (without the heart) have them put the bracelet on, and then pull the heart out of your pocket like a surprise. Clip the heart onto the bracelet. (If you want to know why, watch Eclipse) I’m serious….it will blow them away.
If you would like to go a little bit more fancy with Swarovsky crystal and sterling silver, you can – very beautiful (the chain is a little bit thicker than the one in the movie – but don’t let that stop you if you want to do fancy – they will love it either way!)
- Bella’s Engagement Ring
Ok don’t freak out – just because you get them this ring doesn’t mean they think you are asking them to mary you.
NECA again puts out a great replica – again – you cannot customize the ring – i believe this one to be a size 8 as well
These are Stephenie Meyer designed and approved! – there are a couple of different qualities you can choose from including real diamonds – it is a little bit different from the one in the movie – but if the Author of the books approved it, why not!? – they also have gold as well ( I have the gold one – beautiful!)
Now Onto some outfits!
Like I had mentioned before, The Twilight costume collection is an awesome place to start. The owner of this “collection” is a designer who replicate the clothes. He started his own website selling them.
Cosplaysky is amazing because they make the clothes to fit the specific person – custom designing 🙂 – you gotta get the correct measurements – here is the chart – make sure to get all the measurememnts because you MUST fill them out in the empty box on the website when you go to purchase
you will see some of the cosplayky stufft pop up with some of the clothes I will feature on this list
First off, most important clothing item if you will :
- Bella’s Headband
- Bella’s Birthday Dress
The Hot Topic one is the best one you will find. Unfortunately hot topic does not sell them any more. you can find them on ebay
- Bella’s Green hooded jacket (New Moon)
Again, Best is the hot topic jacket!
- BB Dakota Jacket
As long as you type in “Bella’s BB Dakota jacket, these are very easy to find
- Bella’s Rubbish Jacket
To get the amazingness of this very unique jacket (you cannot get the original anywhere!), definitely go to
It is worth the money! – even though it says “costume” it is a real jacket and can be used as such – again, i have this item – one of my favorite jackets.
- Bella’s Mittens
(see above picture)
- Bella’s Billabong Hannah Jacket
You can only find these on ebay as of right now – but they aren’t too hard to find
- Bella’s American Eagle Bomber Jacket
yet another amazing jacket!
- Bella’s Rain Coat (New Moon)
- Bella Swan Twill Jacket
- Bella’s “Italy” shirt
Some fun nic-nacs:
- Bella’s dream catcher
There is much more I could post, but trust me, you would be here all day! If you have questions about any others not listed here, or just questions in general, feel free to email me at Twifashion@gmail.com – seriously….email me…i will probably make your shopping A LOT easier if you are unsure of anything. :p
Good luck shopping!!!!! 😀
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Thank you so much to Sarah, she sent us an awesome article written abotu all the fashion for the Twilight Saga movies 🙂 🙂
Thanks Sarah!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I accidentally came across a link that sells a similar make to her jacket and advertises it as such – you can actually get it embroidered with cool twilight stuff 🙂
Bella’s Jacket is a lot shorter and i think has three quarter length sleeves, but you can always alter it 🙂
Hey everyone!!! I know you have been patiently waiting on directions on how to make Bella’s brown, leather, peacock feather tote bag, (My internet was awful yesterday and I tried to update with my moms blackberry – didn’t work so much) so without any further wait!
(Please Click the link for the etsy website – It cites the person who makes the ORIGINAL bag, and it also gives you more pictures for references 🙂
Disclaimer! – This is not my bag design, nor do i own any rights to the original bag!
– I’m also not that good at sewing – so i take a couple of short cuts that are easier for me 🙂 – this is the way that i made my bag – it is fully functional 🙂 You may have a different way of making the bag that may be easier, or you may know exactly how to make the bag perfectly – in that case, that’s great! – feel free to comment and share different ways of making the bag, but please be kind, I’m not a master sewer :p
With that said, Lets get started 🙂
Materials Needed :
- 2 yrds Leather or Faux Leather ( I actually bought 3 yards – i mess up alot, but two is just as good 🙂 – I also bought Faux leather – cheaper and easier 🙂 )
- 1 yrd blue fabric
- 1 small zipper (I have the “invisible zipper” )
- Orange durable thread
- White acrylic paint (I used Liquitex brand – its a good quality and is very flexible an does not chip, though I’m sure anything will be fine)
- Cerulean Blue Acrylic Paint
- 4 Gold Metal Rings (used for Purses and Tote bags)
- 50 Silver or Gold Studs (I could only find silver so i spray painted them gold)
- paint brush ( for the paint)
- transfer paper (You can find it at art stores or in art sections of craft stores – it has a layer of chalk on it)
- 1 Magnetic snap button
- white chalk
Grab a piece of paper – or cardboard, something durable you can cut through. (i did this part by eye)
The measurements of the bag are 16″x14″ Draw half of the shape on the paper – 16″x7″ but make sure you give an inch on each side of the stencil except for the top where straps are attached – this is because you will be sewing sides and the middle together, and you want that extra give of fabric – so your measurements should be 17″x9″ for the stencil.
Take your leather fabric and fold it over, the leather part being on the inside, and make a crease (Make sure your fabric is lined up evenly so when you trace cut and unfold what you have cut, you have two shapes attached). Line your stencil up to the crease of the fabric (The “middle” edge of the stencil should be placed up against the crease of the fabric)
With your chalk, trace around the stencil, then carefully cut out both layers of the fabric.
unfolded, the fabric piece should look exactly like the front and back pieces of the bag.
Where the fabric was folded, cut along the crease line so you have two pieces. Make sure to mark the edges of which side the crease was on – this is because you are going to sew them back together, and you want to make sure you sew the correct edges.
Repeat the whole tracing step and cutting step again. at the end of this, you should have 4 half pieces.
Get your sewing machine together with the orange thread, and sew the “middle” edges together, the “inside out” method, so there is a clean seam.
You will now have to pieces, the front piece and the back piece.
Take one of the two pieces, and more of the leather fabric, and use the sewn piece as another stencil. (this time, you do not have to fold the fabric) Trace the top part of the sewn piece, and only trace about a quarter of the way down :
Grab your blue fabric now. (you can still use the orange thread for this part, or you can use blue to match)
cut two pieces out, these pieces can be 16″x14″.
cut two more shapes out of the blue fabric. this is for the inner pocket in the inside of the bag. it could be as big and wide as you would like it to be. I made mine about 4 to 5 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Sew the small little inner pocket together first – remember to keep a side opened for the zipper!
Next, sew the zipper to the pocket – you can fold down the edges to make a clean edge.
Now, take one of the blue fabric pieces used to line the bag, and make a slit in the fabric to the size of the pocket you wish to insert. – i placed mine about 2 inches down from the top of the blue fabric, and right in the middle.
Sew the zipper to the bag – keep in mind that the messy seam side of the pocket and lining will be facing outward, it will be placed inside the bag, so you will only see the pretty inside.
now that you have the inner lining together, take the small leather pieces you had cut, and blue lining to it. You must be very careful doing this:
The blue fabric will be BEHIND the leather, and the stitching about an inch from the bottom – there will extra leather on the ends. Make sure to line the fabric up in the middle of the leather:
take the leather front and back pieces of the bag, and stitch down the middle right next to the seam. do this twice on each piece so the seam is right between these decorative stitches :
Now Sew the bag together, STARTING FROM THE SIDES! The sides actually do not have a clean seam if you look closely, so this will be pretty easy! just sew them together, you do not have to turn anything inside out 🙂
Once you have the two sides stitched together, Stitch the bottom. This IS a clean seam, so turn the bag inside out, making sure that the side seams are pointing to the back of the bag (decide which side you want as the back ^^)
Still with me?
you now have the outer part of the bag! 😀
Now what you have to do, is place the blue lining in, make sure the messy seams are facing outward 🙂
Line the inner leather lining up with the leather lining of the bag. Now, for the tricky part!
Fold over the extra leather pieces on the inside of the bag to make a clean seem. (make sure you pin them in place 🙂 )
Sew along the whole top of the bag, maybe a quarter of an inch in from the edge. follow the whole edge, over the seams, and up and down the areas where the straps will be.
DONT WORRY if the edges become a little messy and little bit uneven with each other. i just trimmed mine after i was completely done 🙂
For the rest of the extra inner leather that is not quite attached to anything, i just took my hot glue gun, and attached the rest of the folded seem together.
If you haven’t thrown the pieces of the bag at the wall out of aggravation yet, congrats! you have a lot more patience than i did! :p
Half way there! 🙂
Go back to your leather fabric, and cut two straps out, for the shoulder straps. I made them about an inch wide and 25 inches long
– you can fold the fabric over again and cut out the straps, having them double sided, like i did.
after you cut out the straps, round the edges like they look on the bag.
now cut out 4 more straps the same way, but smaller, about 5 inches long. round the edges.
sew around all the straps, following the edge, just like you did with the top edge of the bag.
Get your gold rings and small straps out. place the small strap through the gold ring, and “close” the strap around the ring. make sure to not perfectly line the strap up. make it about an inch off :
Now attach the piece to the bag, again, by stitching where the studs will be. Do this will all four rings – Dont forget to put the rings in!
Now, take the shoulder straps, and do pretty much the same exact thing! 🙂
After this is all set, What I did was took my hot glue gun, and sealed all of the opened seams. Around the top of the bag and the straps, just to make it look a little neater – 🙂
Now take your studs – if they are silver, spray paint them first – shouldn’t take too long 🙂
take your studs and hot glue them over the little stitches you used to attached the straps. make sure to take a good look at the bag so you don’t miss a spot! 🙂
Grab the magnetic buttons and either sew them or hot glue them to the inside of the bag 🙂 (i did a little bit of both)
Now for the feather! 🙂
What i did was take the feather from the the picture of the bag and i blew it up a little bit on my computer – i have photoshop, so i was able to type in the exact measurement of how big i wanted it to be. i think i got it about 6″ tall.
I printed it out and grabbed my transfer paper. I also grabbed a couple of CD cases… yes… CD cases. I slid the cases inside the bag so i would have something firm to trace and paint on. I placed the transfer paper chalk side down, and then lined up the picture exactly where i wanted it on the bag.
I took a pen and very carefully but with pleasure, traced the feather.
I then took my paint and mixed it to the color i wanted. I then painted it on.
I wish you all luck on making your bags! I know it may seem confusing, so if you have any questions, feel free to comment or email!! 🙂 🙂
When I update my blog, I keep in consideration what people are searching for and what not. Well, Since it is now the summer, and I have noticed a lot of people searching for summer clothes Bella would wear, I put a couple of things together 🙂
They couldn’t make the pants any more obvious. They are Hollister Co. pants and look like the average Hollister boot cut or skinny jeans
The shoes look like Vans, or Keds – I’d go with Keds because Van’s have the logo on the side – either way, it’s up to you and what you like better 🙂 (Though Keds are much more affordable )
For those cool summer nights you can wear the hoodie – again, very basic. Here’s a couple of places i found for reasonable prices:
The shirt Bella’s is wearing underneath the hoodie could possibly be the tank she wears in the Florida scene with her mom. Thanks to coolspotters.com, it seems it may be the BDG Tank Top from Urban outfitter. Unfortunately they do not make them any more 😦 But it is just as easy to buy a similar tank top from one of your local retail stores 🙂
More Skinny Jeans – I can’t really tell what brand these are just because of how the picture is shot – but pretty much skinny jeans – She usually wears a darker blue 🙂
In my older post with this picture i mention that the yellow button down is from J Crew.
Here are a couple of others 🙂
The white shirt underneath can be a simple and every day white camie
target, walmart, rainbow, and pretty much any other store that sells clothes 🙂
The beautiful smock Bella is wearing in the Movie Theater scene makes a lovely summer top. The top is the Joie Signe Smocked Top. Again, They do not make them any more, but you can fin the real thing on ebay (for ALOT of money)
of course, don’t forget the grey leggings (you can find them at kohl’s even though they don’t have them on the website) and the All Star Converse shoes 🙂 (Journey’s again 🙂 )
Jeans – like the ones from the other pics 🙂
As far as the Shirt/jacket thingie she has going on, I’m stumped! It’s because this shirt/jacket actually has a hood – if anyone knows or finds something close to it, let me know 😀
This is a gorgeous top in my opinion :)It is the Lucky Brand Embroidered Tunic Top.. – you can find it on ebay for a lot of money, or If you have a TJ Max around you, you may just be able to buy one for $27.00 Thanks to Emily, she has informed us They are carrying them there – i just bought mine – its so pretty 🙂
Here is another Lucky Brand Embroidered Tunic (They have a lot, so look around 🙂 )
(Thanks again to coolspotters.com for the pics 🙂 )
This is the Betsey Johnson Embroidered Peasant Top. This has to be one of my favorite tops Bella wears, and go figure, she wears it in the deleted scene :p Again, because this is from twilight, good luck finding this exact one! Here are a couple of other look alikes 🙂
For the pants, they look like regular Brown corduroy material – you can find them at Kohls even though they don’t have them on the website (That drives me crazy!!)
Tee <- if you scroll down a tiny bit there is a maroon type color 🙂
Hoodie <- it doesn’t have the silver zipper – if any one can find one with silver, let m know! 🙂
For those rainy days
Some of Bella’s accessories 🙂
Thanks to Clover 🙂 – Bella’s Moonstone Ring – (925 Silver)
I can pretty much go one forever with lists of things you can wear during the summer as far as Bella goes.There are so many mix and match ways you can turn Bella’s outfits into summer outfits – all ya gotta do is just look at her style, and mix and match certain clothes from different outfits. After that, you’re all good to have some fun in the sun 🙂 (depending on who you are :p)
Hope you guys are enjoying the beginnings of summer! 🙂 And if you have any questions about certain outfits i haven’t talked about in this post (because there is alot @_@ ) feel free to ask via comment or email me (click the contact page at that top ^^)