Hair braids inspiration

Hi there!

I love my pink hair and I love it even more when it’s braided! Unfortunately I’m not able to make all these braids by myself (for instance the ‘crown braid’ you see below, my mum made it) and normally I don’t have enough time in the morning to braid my hair. But I want to braid my hair more often and now that I have vacation I should be able to do that! Here are my most favorite braids which I’m going to use for inspiration!

Kisses,
Tall

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The amazing braid Lai-Yan made, I’m almost able to make this one by myself! I especially love the different colours in my hair that time.

For more hair braids inpiration and tutorials, check out my Pinterest Board! (just click on the image below)
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List of awesome Part two (Tall)

Hey you!

After Jade’s list of awesome I can’t stay behind and I want to make my own list of awesome!! So here it is: The list with 35 reasons that describes why the last three years have been great for me!

1. I found a studio on the first day I went to leuven to search a place to live!

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2. my friends helped me pack my stuff before moving to Belgium

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3. enjoying the first snow in the beautiful historic centre of Leuven 4. snow2 4. snow14. going to the first christmas market in my life

kerstmarkt5. going to the pizza hut for diner while making art at the same time

tekening pizza hut6. almost missed the train because we HAD to order a McFlurry first

mcflurry7. The first cake Lai-Yan made us.

5. cake LY8. the first time we went to the chinese movie evening at our school. A year later we made our own Chinese movie!

7. film19. Going to the prom / ball / whatever of our faculty. It wasn’t that interesting, but the best part is always dressing up!

ball10. Photoshopping ourselves as Charlie’s Angels

charlie11. eating al sorts of food, marrocain food, thai food, fries, cake we love it all!!

marrokaans friet hot chocolate12. enjoying the sunshine in the park (and then totally forgot about the chocolate cake we brought…)

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13. the time Laura made us cupcakes which accidentally matched our outfits!

cupcakes14. when we’re bored, we make braids!

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15. I made James Wong’s chicken soup to make me feel better!

james wong soup16. I tried a doggy biscuit, I just wanted to know what it tasted like, it ain’t that bad!

koekje17. The time we threw a surpise knitting party for Cecile at my place

knitting party18. the time I put red food colouring on all sorts of food at Laura’s B-day party.

chips19. the time Jade secretly put my name down on a list to attend the visit of Liu Yandong. I didn’t want to go, because we had to prepare an ancient Chinese poem. But after all, we did have fun!

china20. all those times we worked in the library, most of the time boring, but luckily the building is beautiful and we always went together! bieb1 bieb221. the time I had to leave my studio, but moved to another place where I could start redecorating again (that’s always the best part about moving)

lijstjes22. All the times me and Lara danced in my room while playing the Spice Girls really loud

spice girls23. The time I slipped out of class and played piano instead

piano24. The time when my Dutch friends came to Belgium to celebrate Sinterklaas & Christmas

sinterklaas25. the time we did our nails in the McDonalds

mcdonalds26. the drawing I made for a school assignment.

tekening27. The day I started running

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28. the time we made our own Chinese movie

04 11 0729. The time that Sofie finally convinced me to celebrate Carnaval with her. I dressed up like Cleopatra

6. carnaval30. playing with Jade’s dogs.

maltie31. Recording our first music video clip. We brought a lot of stuff and decorated the piano. (We still have to upload the video..) jade qipao clip32. The time when my Belgium friends came to Holland

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33. the day I dyed my hair pink

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34. studying during summer holiday in France, not such a great experience, but it’s better to study there than study at home!

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35. studying at night in the garden

buitenWell that was a nice overview of the last 3 years! Next year will be so different, I’m going to move to Antwerp and Jade will stay in Leuven. I’m really looking forward to it, although I’m going to miss the ‘normal school life’ with the four of us having lessons together!  Hopefully there still will be enough Tall & tiny stuff =)

Kisses,
Elvi


Theme: FESTIVITIES

Ho ho ho!

Since the holiday season is upon us we decided to dress all fancy for this post! We divided the post into two sides: the good girl side and the bad girl side. Not that difficult to figure out which is which eh? We used this photo to enter a competition @Chictopia, please oh please vote for us HERE! We also wanted to make a Christmas song! Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to make our own version so we had to download a karaoke version and sing to it. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the only version we could find was this awful one, which forced us to either sing too high or too low. We thought it sounded so bad, we kept laughing while recording it. After a while we made the camera blurry, so we wouldn’t really see ourselves being stupid anymore, which actually helped. So… Well.. Basically it sucks! But still we posted it, because it’s funny and we just had to post a Christmas song. Maybe after the exams, in february, we’ll post a better version. Or maybe next year? =) Scroll all the way down to check it out! It’s really cozy here in Leuven by the way! Every street is decorated with little lights.. Jade and her boyfriend went out to get some beignets (which in English is a fritter, no?) and they were delicious! There is also a beautiful carrousel near the Town Hall which you can see below!

Happy holidays everyone!!

Kisses, Tall & tiny

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ps: if you want to make our 8th day of Christmas wish come true, donate here! (and feel free to send us those Converse shoes as well)


Theme: THE HOBBIT

A hobbit’s tale by Tall and tiny!

Since yesterday (12/12/12) was the day Peter Jackson’s new film ‘The Hobbit’ premiered, we just had to do a hobbit themed post! Alas, we didn’t have a lot of suitable clothes here in Leuven so we couldn’t perfect the look, maybe we’ll do that some other time when we can get more clothes from our homes in Antwerp and the Netherlands. Anyway, we tried our best! Jade is supposed to be some kind of modern-day hobbit. She’s even barefoot (which is so cold)! Elvi is dressed as a modern-day elf. Obviously these roles suit us just fine: a tiny hobbit and a tall elf!

We advise you all to go watch the movie! It’s not like lord of the rings because it’s funnier, calmer and slower, but then again, so is the book. It’s a really fun movie and the graphics (especially in 3D cinema) are amazing! It’s like you’re actually there! Watch the trailer below!

And of course, you should read the book too! You can buy it HERE at the bookdepository. It’s a great website really, their books are very cheap and you don’t have to pay shipping costs! They have lots of versions, but we think this cover is the prettiest. = )

We hope you enjoy the book and the movie, and of course: our picture! ; )

Love,
Tall and tiny

T&T hobbit


Theme: COLLEGE

Hi there!

Here’s another themed post and we hope you like it! How did we get this idea? Well off course we’re studying Chinese at the university of Leuven, so we’re real students ourselves. But because of Jade’s new glasses (they were the old glasses of her friend Nele) we came up with this idea of the schoolgirl / strict teacher’s look. What do you think, does tiny look more intelligent wearing glasses? We think she does (haha)!

This day we also started shooting our first music video! We won’t say which song we’re using, but we’ll give a small sneak preview of what we looked like =) We’ll keep you updated!

Lots of love,

Tall & tiny

Ps: do you have any good ideas for one of our new themed posts? Please let us know and leave a comment or send us an email!

college look - tall & tiny

jade glasses

intelligence upgrade?

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beautiful hairdo’s made by Lai-Yan using ‘donuts’.

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jade’s sweet butterfly brooche (she got it from her grandma ^^)

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and.. ACTION!

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Jade wearing a beautiful Chinese qipao. She’s showing the mess we made during filming. And yes, we had to bring all that stuff back home (while it was raining)…


Theme: JEANS

 

Hello!

You may remember that we had this great idea, making a themed post every wednesday. Well, last wednesday’s theme was: JEANS!! Unfortunately because of all the school work we didn’t have time to upload it immediately, so here it is!

What do you think? It’s jeans all over, but that’s the great thing about jeans, you can combine it with practically everything! (which doesn’t mean we wear a lot of jeans ourselves, as you may have noticed in our previous outfitpost..)

We also had a tall & tiny rehearsal last wednesday and we started writing a new song. It’s going to be the soundtrack of our friends’ Chinese remake of ‘The devil wears Prada’. You can see us practising (and having fun) in the pics below!

Kisses,

Tall & tiny

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jeans look

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tall trying some chords for the new song. Notice the 4-strand braid Lai-Yan had made after class!

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Yes, we were having fun, and yes, tiny was a bit bored, so she made pics of everything

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I’m bored, so I pretend to dislike our own music!


Theme: NERD

In a galaxy far far away…

It was nerd themed day! Hey that rhymes! Our first theme is ‘nerd’ and we’re both sporting the nerd look in our own way. Jade is wearing a power rangers t-shirt, and an R2D2 (Star Wars) skirt. To perfect the look, she’s wearing a cute heart printed headband and strawberry printed ballerinas. Also, she’s holding a Tank Girl comic book (which she adores). Elvi is wearing a really nerdy pink shirt and a typical schoolgirl skirt. To finish off the look she added some pink kitten earrings and our adorable Tall and tiny music notebook. We love this look! As a girl, it’s really fun to combine the nerd look with cuteness! And we think we pulled that off pretty nicely, don’t you?

xxx

Tall and tiny

Our Nerd inspired looks: power ranger shirt, star wars skirt, schoolgirl skirt, comic book….

Elvi’s fake Marc Jacobs shirt :p

Elvi’s cute kitten earrings.. So pink!

Jade’s Mighty Morphing Power Rangers shirt. It’s morphing time!

Jade’s adorable strawberry shoes

Jade holding one of her favorite comics: Tank Girl!