It’s the ~summer of sneakers~ and you can bet that we at CIS are most definitely geeking out over this smart-and-stylish trend. You already rock them at the gym (or, perhaps never) but now it’s time to take ‘em to the streets. They’re…

This just in: cute and comfy mate in one of SS14’s most popular footwear trends – ugly/pretty sandals. At last we’ve closed the gap in the age-old dilemma of mitigating fashion with function. That being said, save your sweats and moth eaten tees…

/ Culture / DIY
June 25, 2014

DIY: Shredded T-Shirts

As the summer season gradually makes its appearance it’s not long afterwards that our midriffs, flower crowns and neon-framed sunnies do too. This year we want you to be festival fashion-worthy in the it summertime staple – the shredded shirt. Reinvent your old…

It’s peanut butter jelly time! Just kidding, it’s not quite time for that tasty lunch-time snack, (or horribly catchy song we pretend to hate), though it is time to talk hot or not: jelly shoes edition. Yet another 80’s trend is back on…

Remember that poorly crafted photo book held together with pipe cleaners and white glue you made for mom way-back-when? Well, this is soooo much better than that. If there’s one thing moms’ love more than DIY gifts it’s DIY gifts covered in chocolate….

It’s time to get fancy ‘errbody—with flats. Say what?! Flats are fancy? Yes, yes they are. That’s right, CIS has taken things in a more pointed direction this year and we’re here to show you how to fancy up just about any outfit…

This season’s nail game is all about DIY striped nails. Whether you like your stripes on the vertical, horizontal or diagonal (or all of the above) this DIY nail art is both fun and easy to do with ready-made striping tools that can…

Shake of those winter blues (and hat, goose-down coat and double knitted mitts and anything else that pays semblance to bulky winter-wear) because Call it Spring is in the air and boy do we L-O-V-E it. If you’re stuck somewhere between bare-foot ballerinas…

This season we just can’t get enough of those purr-fect pumps more fondly referred to as kitten heels.  And while you may be quick to discount the stiletto’s shorter cousin, don’t knock it till you try it. They’re functional and, despite popular belief,…

What’s crinkly, colourful and cute all over? If you guessed your auntie May’s unfortunate perm job (minus the cute bit) then think again. It’s the scrunchie. As the once-upon-a-time go-to hair tie found in every girl’s desk drawer, the resurrection of this ‘90s…