Friday, 30 September 2011

Amazing Leggings!!!

I have just stumbled upon an amazing etsy shop. Qoo Qoo Fashion. I am in LOVE with these amazing bear leggings:

They also stock some pretty awesome non-bear-related items:



Bear Week!

Ponychops are so excited about bears at the moment that we decided to dedicate a whole week to them. There will be cake recipes, make up tutorials and of course our top picks of high street and etsy bear fashion!


How adorable is this Glico bear ice cream kit??? I've searched the internet and can not find where to buy them anywhere :(






Thursday, 29 September 2011

Adorable Bear Nails


Everyone likes a little pampering, especially us at PonyChops.  There is nothing nicer than having pretty nails, and with our easy to follow Bear Nails tutorial you can create adorable nails yourself.




We have used 6 different shades, but feel free to try different variations of colours, any nail varnish brand will do.


Have fun  :)



Sarah Schor Tees!!!

I have just treated myself to this gorgeous t-shirt designed by the oh-so-talented Sarah Schor, one of my fav tattooists/artists. It's from Shirt & Destroy. I want it to come NOW!!

Fringe Fabulous!

My last post (with the gorgeous fringed tights) inspired me to have a browse on etsy for everything fringe. Here are my top 7 Etsy Fringed picks:



Get Jessie J's Style!


I just love this outfit! Here's my more casual take on this style:

Top: Asos £17 Shorts: Asos £15

Shorts Option 2: Top Shop  £32 

 Dress Option: Asos £44




While searching for fringe tights I also found these beauties from Beba Roque




I NEED the tattoo tights!!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Get the look for Cheaper

 Here we have an Asos Beige and leopard print coat (left) for £66.50 and our Vintage Beige and Leopard Print coat (right) from PonyChops for £25.00


Cow Nipples





Liverpool designer Rachel Freire  has apparently been causing outrage amongst animal rights campaigners for the use of cow (and yak) nipples in one of her new designs: a bra made of nipples (i mean seriously, who wouldn't love that idea??)


I like it, it looks more like rose petals to me. I don't see the problem with her using the nipples because that's a part of leather that is generally just wasted and discarded. I certainly don't think it's any more controversial than using leather.


Here's some other nice outfits from her A/W 2011 collection.







Tuesday, 27 September 2011

NSFW

Wonder how long it will take Lady Gaga to steal this?




SHOES!!!

We have added lots of unique and adorable shoes to our etsy store!! Go take a look, if you want anything specific painting on a pair of shoes, just give me a message on etsy.








And here are a couple of customs i have done for other people :) Hope you like!!


Thakoon

Take a look at the beautiful hair colours from Thakoon's spring 2012 RTW collection. I love the combination of the bright hair colours teamed with bright clothes.



Pictures from Style. Check out the runway slides here.




Paint The Stars

Paint the Stars is having a sale on their wonderful, colourful clothing. Tees for £10! or 3 for2!! Bargain!!







Monday, 26 September 2011

Droooool

I have just discovered the most amazzzing edible cake decorations from Andies Speciality Sweets. I want them ALL! I especially love their toadstools, nuts that aren't nuts and their candy buttons. I definitely need to invest in some of these before baking my next batch of cupcakes.



Saturday, 24 September 2011

Butternut squash honey cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!!

I figured because of the healthiness of the butternut squash in these cupcakes it's probably ok to overload them with yummy cream cheese frosting om nom nom nommm. I adapted my recipe from Tooth Fairy Recipes. They taste like little mini carrot cakes and are a great way to enjoy eating veg. If you're struggling to know how exactly to react when you try this cake, refer to 0.45 of this video.


Here's what you need for the basic cakes:
  • 230g butternut squash
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 50g natural caster sugar 
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 80g honey
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Orange zest (optional)
For the icing:
  • 125g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 250g low fat cream cheese


Method: 
  • Preheat the oven to 200c (gas mark 6)
  • Peel the squash and cut it into chunks and place in a microwaveable bowl with boiling water. If you life your cakes a little bit more textured like carrot cake then zest a bit of the skin into the bowl too. Cook in the microwave on high power for 10 mins. Drain the excess water and mash up the squash as finely as possible.
  • Whisk the eggs and then mix them with the sugar, honey and butter.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix the flour with baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg (and orange zest if using it). Add the egg mixture and the butternut squash and mix together thoroughly. 
  • Place some cupcake liners on a cupcake tray. Fill with the mixture and bake for 20 mins (possibly less in fan ovens).
  • For the frosting mix the unsalted butter with the icing sugar until even and then add the cream cheese.
  • Wait until the cupcakes are cool to add the icing you duh brain. Add a candied orange on top if desired.


Animal Print Goodies

Alba Prat

I found this article on the designer Alba Prat. Beautiful and simple, yet intricate work.

Skirt Suits Love!!!

At the moment I just LOVE the look of skirt suits, that well groomed Chanel style look. And good news, they seem to be appearing on the catwalks for this Autumn/Winter/Spring.


Check out some of our lovely Pony Chops Vintage skirt suits we have on offer!


And in even better news, it looks like we will see an abundance of teddy/creature inspired fluffy winter hats again!! Check out this gorgeous outfit from the Anna Sui Fall 2011 Catwalk Show:



I'm ever so tempted to get this faux fur fox hat from River Island: