Quiet Lion Creations by Allison Beth Cooling

11.30.2016

DIY Coffee Mugs



Anyone looking for a cute and easy DIY? Like, is that even a question?



My super-easy personalized mugs are now up {click here for full tutorial} - these make great stocking stuffer gifts for upcoming Xmas as well.

Best part? WRITE ANYTHING YOU WANT. I'll leave that part up to you!


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11.20.2016

four looks with mischa




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MODEL: @MISCHABLOOM

JEWELRY/PHOTOS: ALLISON B. COOLING


Four looks in one day!! A frenzy of color, sparkle, and more with my model Mischa - all before the sun set!

Our first look focused on tropical vibes, bright colors, and a boho feel. Mix layering necklaces (my Evil Eye choker, Crystal Lariat and Tribal Mala) over a graphic tee (in matching colors!) for trendy style.

Look Two was all about that hippie-chic, free spirit girl. It just so happened that her Owl tee perfectly matched my crocheted crystal headband!

Look Three's blue hues played off the shine of the mosaic background. My Crystal Owl Necklace (find the tutorial here!) matched the silvery sparkles reflected from the mirrors.

Just as the sun was setting, we made our way over to the marina for a few last shots! Purple and blue gems stood out against the golden glow of the sunset, catching the last drops of light before dark.

                   
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11.13.2016

denim choker diy

trendy fall choker diy

If I've said it once I'll say it a million times - if you're going to DIY anything this season, make it a choker! Why? They're super easy to make, don't use up much material (wrap a ribbon around your neck and call it a choker) and look stylish with every outfit.

I've been seeing chokers made of velvet, suede, leather and more -- but what about denim? My tutorial below will show you how to totally recycle old denim jeans into trendy chokers in no time. Plus, you can create different styles using rhinestones and cup chain to add bling. Bling is always a plus!

trendy fall choker diy

Since these DIY accessories only require about 15 minutes to make, you'll have plenty of time to create an entire choker wardrobe for winter.

trendy fall choker diy

Make thick bands, thin bands, and bands in between! I know some people find chokers uncomfortable - but the denim has a bit of stretch, so these WON'T literally, ahem, choke you!

trendy fall choker diy

Step 1: Gather materials. You'll need old denim jeans (cut from the leg part, include the seam), sewing scissors, flatnose pliers, Gem-Tac (not pictured), rhinestone cup chain, chaton rhinestones (or flatbacks), ribbon ends, 6mm jump rings and lobster claws. You will also need a metal file if you want to distress your material a bit.

trendy fall choker diy

Step 2: Cut a piece of the denim about 12" long (or measure to the correct circumference of your neck) and .5" wide, making sure to cut including the seam. I cut up the pant leg to give me enough length. Don't cut ACROSS the pant leg, or you won't have 12" of material!

trendy fall choker diy

Step 3: Distress your denim a bit by rubbing on a metal file, this roughens up the material and adds texture. If you don't want your denim distressed, skip this step!

trendy fall choker diy

Step 4: Cut any excess or long threads from the distressing.



Step 5: Glue on your chats in any pattern you desire. I used Gem-Tac.



Step 6: Add ribbon ends to the ends of the denim. Attach a lobster claw with your jumping, and a plain jumping to the other end to finish!



Go wild and crazy here, adorning other denim washes (I used a dark wash jean for the cup chain choker) for different looks. In true fall 2016 style, I'd pair these chokers with skinny jeans, a black tee, sneakers and a satin bomber jacket. You'll ooze of big city chicness!

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11.05.2016

looking glass





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PHOTOGRAPHY: DELANE ASHLEY

JEWELRY: ALLISON B. COOLING


The cliffs above Georgia's rolling hills, dusted with sepia-toned foliage swaying in the wind, provide the perfect backdrop for the season.

Featured in this outfit are my Riverstone Wrap Bracelets (make your own here!), Freebird Necklace (make your own here!), and Solaris Convertible Wrap (tutorial coming...). The bright blue turquoise pops against muted olives and tawny browns. The Zara frock mimics that fall landscape perfectly, and I grabbed that vintage purse for even more texture. Top it off with comfy faux leather moccs, which are actually great for climbing mountains, who knew?
On a side note, I'm sure you'll notice my red and blue nail polish, sticking out like a sore thumb. However, my Chicago Cubs are WORLD SERIES WINNERS!! This clearly trumps the fact that they clearly do not go with my outfit, whatsoever. Sports over fashion. I will be wearing red and blue polish for the next month!!


               

10.27.2016

Fall 2016 Collection

 



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JEWELRY/STYLING/PHOTOGRAPHY: ALLISON B. COOLING


MODELS: MORGAN JACKSON AND TATYANNA ALSTON with the DeAbreau Agency


CLOTHING: GENERATION BLISS BOUTIQUE



Nestled between emerald ivy leaves, wrought iron scrolls and weathered greystone lies a story. Southern charm is in full swing here, this hideaway garden serving as a fairytale backdrop. Like stepping out of a Shakespearean poem, my awesome models Morgan and Tatyanna totally embodied the look of my Fall collection!

Vintage treasures shine bright - from crystal bauble blooms, diamond-cut crystals and classically elegant pearls to crushed velvet and more, this collection is all about timeless modernity. Mixing these elements, all borrowed from a bygone time, with the simply chic silhouettes of a flowy maxi dress or fringe poncho keeps the mood fresh and fun. Feather accents were added in for a bit of whimsy!

Sugar sweet sparkles in the form of Swarovski accents send glittering prisms scurrying in the sunlight. I always think more is better - so layering here is key. Fall's colors were kept in mind; pumpkin spice orange, midnight black, leafy greens and ghostly white all come together to create the perfect autumnal palette.

 Enjoy the shoot y'all!



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