28. Oktober 2012

daylight saving

Time has changed. This last week and also first week back to school really kept me busy. As I've mentioned before, I was struggeling with Illustrator and switching between my Ipad and my brothers laptop constantly. He is the only one who has that needed program and was really kind giving me his laptop to work on my duty. By friday all was done and I finally had time to finish some projects, like sewing some hemlines, finishing some fashion drawings and just organizing my laptop by creating new folders.

At the end of each semester, there is a fashion show of the students who got their degrees in fashion design. As so friday night. A really engaged semester of about nine students created tha amazing show and made me realize that its what I aim for. This fashion industry is such a tough one, where you sometimes forget where your place is. Especially when you are in the fledgling stages, where you still try to fogure out what your name or design should stand for. This year is about my very own collection and what I really like to show people. I allow myself to show something private in this collection and how I interpret my thoughts about my family and my very own place in between. 2 outfits are finished and still at least 3 more to go.

While babysitting yesterday I figured it would be fun to ask these two cute girls I take care of once in a while if they would like to go on the runway, too. Of course they were all excited about it and before bedtime, they just had to play and pretend to be a model walking in that fancy dresses. It was soo cute how they think a model should be and what they have seen in movies or magazines. Actually a little scary too, cause at the age of 8 and 11, they already get the tension between being normal and just way too skinny. But these two have a great opinion about it and like who they are. Thats what I love the most about it and what I want to see in them everytime. They should be theirselves anytime, everywhere.

Earlier this day, me and my friend Vera from TakeTime4me finally got back together for our favorite hobby, shopping the fleamarkets! We used to go almost every weekend, but since we both are super busy studying, working or just not living that close to each other, it got rare catching up. We've finally made it and had so much fun talking about trends, people around us and the lovely things we've seen and couldnt decide If one of us "needs" it or not. (its always like that, when visiting a fleamarket!)
The pictures below were made spontaniously, cause be both actually were neighter dressed nor in the mood for a shooting that day. 
Time has changed. It was incredibly cold outside. The temperature switched from + 10°C into - 4°C overnight! Way to cold to walk through a market at 9am. Well, we did it anyways and as cold it was and as exhausted we were we could not just leave without taking some snapshots together. A wonderful memory of the first winter-day of the year.
Outfit - details:  
dark red pants: h&m / croched shirt: fleamarket / black cardigan: Zara / scarf: Primark / shoes: clarks / 
parka: from my brother / necklaces: handmade / ring: a friends gift 

22. Oktober 2012

Inspirational artwork

Monday is almost over and must say, a wonderful start of the week aswell.
It all started with a wonderful song in the jukebox, called "you and I"(click) from Ingrid Michaelson, an oh so lovely singer and songwriter from NY. Her music is really catchy and especially this song caught me a while ago, while dreaming of a kids camp owened by me and a good friend. I thought it somehow fits and I made it into the song I need to hear as my alarm clock each morning! It works just great and the morning starts with something so sweet. What kind of alarm sounds do you guys have??
So staying at the trainstation (which is an open space, from where u see the fields) waiting made me fall into a daydream scenario full of ideas for the week. Fabric shopping, sewing on some projects and finally getting them all placed nicely to take a pic to show you guys.
As soon as I arrived at my school, I was surprised to see so many new people sitting there smiling at me. Oops, I totally forgot that the new semester started today and everybody is waiting to have their first meeting in our circle. This first week of each semester is always a week full of projects.
I luckily could choose an Adobe Illustrator one, where Im gonna start from the very beginning now. I know, there are so many creative heads out there who know how to work with it since... forever.
Not me! I took a little course over a year ago and loved it. But as Im not the best in dealing with the computer things, I didnt do anything for a long time. Sad, but oh well, another year another chance, right!?
I have so many figurines drawed by me, but never used the programms to go crazy with combining and illustrating. There are so simple now, but with the right know- how on Illustrator I'm gonna change this soon! ;)
Check out these pics I've found on the world wide web. This amazing artwork is from Stina Persson, a creative soul from sweden. Find more about her on here

20. Oktober 2012

weekend - DO

Hello everyone,
the last weekend before I go back to university has started and its packed with lots of activites.
Yesterday started with another hospital visit. I didnt say anything during this week about having my lovely grandpa laying in hospital waiting to get an operation on his knee. Nothing too bad, but at the age of 94 everything changes. He is such an active, handsome old man and hates to be in bed more than sleeptime. So he kept my abuelita, thats how I call her, super busy all the time. I was helping out the whole time so that she can relax at least a little.
Everything went well with the operation yesterday and he is dealing with the splint around his leg now. We are all so relieved, you can't imagine! Right after that, my brother and I went to the closest IKEA store.
A little shopping tour in that big store always makes me happy for some reason. New decoration ideas, fabrics and pilloooows! Oh, how I am in love with pillows! There is no time where I dont get at least one.
Well, coming back with a bag full of goodies, my brothers best friendwas waiting at the house for spending the eve together having some easy dinner. Galric bread, cold pasta salad and for the boys some meat combined with a bottle of wine were just perfect to let the evening fade away.
Today, I'll just work around the house, doing some laundry and reading some articles. Doesn't sound really interesting, but with good music from the 60's/70's in the jukebox and some rearrangements inbetween its real fun.
Two of my girls are picking me up later tonight to visit a friends house for a birthday party. It will be really nice to see a good friend of ours and having some nice talks again. Girls, we need to catch up more often! Haven't have much time lately, which we should change right away!
Sunday will be a studio day for sure. Some little projects are still laying there waiting to get done to go back to their owners. And some organisations and preparations for the next week.
Here are some snapshots taken at the IKEA parking lot yesterday. How I fall in love with these indian summer colors! And finally my friends, you'll get to see my new hair experience... the color is a little washed out, cause on top of the bleaching there was more red/orange. But I like it that way.

shirts and skirt: forever21/ necklace: handmade fringe and tree of life, leather + metal
purse: gift from bolivia-original / ring: handmade arrow, leather
bracelet: handmade braided, leather / shoes: unknown

17. Oktober 2012

wednesday quote

Good morning everyone,
since the last few days were full of rain and cold weather, I didnt feel like taking outfit posts at all. I try to find a good spot around the house, but am not really successful here. Still on my way of finding a little corner to have a constant background. Anyway, I've found this quote today. It makes me think a lot about my dreams and their possible meanings. It drives me crazy waking up with a dream where I totally remember all the details. The first awake moments are so confusing to me and I try to figure out if its reality or just a wierd dream. Its actually really fun to see how confusing I can be because of something like a dream. They say dreams come from your subconscious mind. Where your mind tries to handle your activities and thoughts.
Well this quote comes straight to the point. Dreams just verify your character. Thats maybe why they are so important to us and why we are happy, if we can remember them. Ok, nightmares wake you up in the middle of the night and make you really upset or scared of something which may never happen. But still, we are in a bad mood and have hard times to fall back asleep again. But still, we try to turn our dream-story around to come to a happy end, cause we are afraid of waking up again.
But to come to the positiv part again, dreaming helps you eighter way. A daydream is something so nice and relaxing and helps you focus on something you like. I love to daydream once in a while. Thoughts about future, new ideas, positiv happenings or travelling. Recreational, thats what it is.
What do you think about dreams? Do they help you sometimes drealing with situations or just make you happy cause you'll be in a whole nother world?!

14. Oktober 2012

hidden behind a kaleidoscope

This weekend was really fun for many reasons. I was having that promotion thing for 2 days. 
Totally nervous and super exciting what to expect I was welcomed by these super nice and all so different customers. Talking about organic fruits and veggies and serving selfmade guacamole (Oh, how I love to eat it!!) was so good and made me really happy to see, that people -especially young families- really try to think about the backgrounds of their food. That topic has been in the news for so many bad reasons and yet not all of the organic brands are really organic. So why not really give it a try and give the real once your trust?!
Anyway, it has been great and the people who worked with me or next to me as a promotion- lady were just so lovely and we became good colleagues right away.
Today I was really not getting any pictures done. So I chose that older one to show you today. Its an image of a kaleidoscope combined with one pic of me from my last shooting in the woods. For some reasons I really see myself in it. Dreaming, inspiring, creating and hiding behind my work. I hate to be in the spotlight. I like to do so many things where I love when people notice, but please dont put me in the spotlight! This blog is spotlight enough- here I really enjoy to try something new and to play to the gallery... 

11. Oktober 2012

Indian summer

The first leaves just fall and the air turned from summer heat into that really fresh coldness.
Autumn just came and welcomed us with amazing colors. The atmosphere is quite amazing and everybody seems to take more walks outside to be refreshed and to give their minds some new inspiration.
Today Im gonna go for a long walk and stop by in the city to get some things done, like visiting the bank, get some beauty supplies and maybe catching up with my good friend Lea, to have some tea followed by chatting about life, studies and of course have some girls talk. 
Yesterday was such a calm day. I started with reading some articles about organic food and ended up reading a fun book about an indian-american girl, who deals with religion, family wierdness and her life.
That book is so nice to just relax and not think about anything. Entertaining in a fun way. 
With that new gained energie, I had to do something creative and active. I was drawing, painting and finally cleaning up my room to rearrange it later. I've turned the radio on and was singing along each song I knew.
Man, what a fun that was and so vitalizing! ;)
Anyways, the pictures below were taken last sunday outside near home. I am wearing a pair of flares by forever21 combined with a mustard yellow colored plain shirt from h&m. This amazing poncho is from six/beeline, where I've got it 50% off! Its so cosy and warming and with the oversized hood just perfect for fall. The feathers hair ribbon you see was a birthday girft of my good friends, who used the native american culture as their topic for my special day. Thank you <3

9. Oktober 2012

spirit of enterprise

found on pinterest
Today I woke up with so much energy I couldnt believe it. Took the car at 7:30am and dropped of my brother at the train station. On my way back I was listening to Asaf Avidan's song "one day"  and immediately good a great mood. While making dance moves in the car (you guys might do the same, while listening to a catching song like that!?) I was thinking whats on my todays list. Two weeks vacation can be so great to actually work on something uninterrupted. As for example creating a very own fashion collection for an amazing event coming up next year.
I've had an appointment this morning to see the doctor, too. Nothing special, just needed a health certificate for a job. Its a 2 day promotion for a company which sells organic fruits and veggies. I'm kinda excited about it and reading a lot lately about this topic. Don't really know what to think about these veggie brands, cause when it comes to transportation its kinda conflicting.
This company really makes sure, that everybody gets some education about organic food and why we should buy and support it! More about that this weekend.
So after visiting the doc, I went to a new opened studio near the doctor's office just to get an impression of the rooms and trainers there. What a nice, familiar welcoming. These guys seem to know what they are doing ( I hate trainers, who just think about profit and how they look with their muscles!) and gave me a 3times- free card to enter some courses to see if I would like it. I registered for a hatha yoga course tonight right away. Now I'm really looking forward to it and hope, its something Im falling for.

8. Oktober 2012

sunbeams and morning light

A wonderful good morning to you all,
Im finally back with my new blog design and quite happy about it. You should know, Im not good in programming at all and it took me forever to create everything. Learning by doing is the motto!
Its been a while again, since I post. Actually, my last post was on my birthday- yaay.
September is such a busy month here, almost everybody in my family celebrates his/her birthday and we all come together at least on each one once. That means, we have several brunches, tea times and dinners together and still lot to chat about. I would call it a strong family spirit, cause when it comes to something important, they are all there for eachother, like it has to be. Besides that feasting, I had to have some changes in my life. That summer sickness is finally gone and I am myself again! I really had some struggle dealing with that body change to be honest and was def. not in the mood for outfit posts. Coming back to normal, I had to take some wonderful short trips to clean up my mind. I've spend a day around watching nature and another one walking through the woods in the netherlands. And finally got my hair dip dyed permanently.
Last weekend started with catching up with good friends in the city. Trying to find some henna and haircolor for a typical beauty night and slumber party. What fun we've had by chatting and being all together again.
Totally relieved and relaxed and full of ideas to start this new, free week!