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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Favorite F/W 2012-2013 Fashion Shows

Hi girls,

I'm sorry for the lack of posts, AGAIN!! One week it's work that's killing me, this week I've been sick, really sick. From all the work and overtime I've been on the edge of exhaustion, my body just couldn't take it anymore.
I've tried to awnser all comments and visit your blogs, but if I haven't yet, I'm sorry... I'll catch up next week. This weekend I'll have my last two days of 100% rest and I'll be back on track from Monday!

Anyways, today I want to share my favorite fall / winter 2012-2013 fashion shows with you. I've been living on the couch/bed for the past few days, watching movies and fashion shows. I'm obsessed with Blumarine, Victoria Beckham and Isabel Marant. Most of the shows I see always have a few pieces I don't like and would never wear in a million years. But these collections amaze me each season. I would wear ALL, if I had the money I would seriously buy the entire collection. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!

Wishing everyone a nice weekend. Hope you'll like these shows! Enjoy!

What's your favorite show for Fall/Winter 2012-2013?

Love,
Lucia

❤ BLUMARINE ❤

❤ VICTORIA BECKHAM ❤

❤ ISABEL MARANT ❤

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Indigenous Patterns - New bracelets series!

Hey everyone!

Today I've updated my collection with another new design in 5 different colors patterns. I think this is one of my favorite patters. It's inspired by Huichol jewelry art. While visiting Mexico I've met many artists and designers. I really have the deepest respect for Huichol artisans. They work so hard, without gaining too much. Their designs are so colorful, detailed and femenine. I hope this traditional indigenous handycraft will be preserved for many more years. One of my dreams, next to running my design company, is to build a foundation that will help the preservation of indigenous art from all over the world. But well, dreaming away here... let's first work hard to build my company and gain some success....

If anybody is interested in more detailed info about my new collection, you can always visit my official website www.LUCIAFLORESDESIGN.com

Wishing everybody a lovely weekend!!

Lots of Love,
Lucia

I'm trying to get things going so support is HIGHLY appreciated! It would really mean so much to me if you girls would "LIKE" my Official Facebook Page! Thank you SO much!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Victoria's Secret Wishlist

Hey girls!!

Hope everyone is having a nice week so far! Almost friday! I'm having a very, very, very busy day today; photo shoot, website update...bladiebla! I'll update my collection with a new series. I'll post them tomorrow!

This morning while having my coffee, I made a wishlist at VictoriasSecret.com. Too bad the Netherlands doens't have any Victoria's Secret stores, so I'm forced to order online from the US. I totally love their collection! Once or twice a year I make one big order, because of the shipping charges and custom taxes, which are rediculously high! On top of each package I have to pay € 17,- euros to the customs and 19% sales taxes over the total amount! Isn't that studid!? Our customs are THE #1 money catchers in the world, yuck!

Anyway, I've made myself a wishlist I wanted to share with you girls! Hope you like it!!!

Have a lovely day!!!

Love, Lucia

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Inspirational Women

Hey ladies!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! This week I wanted to share a different inspirational post, about women who I love & adore! I get inspired by many people, but these chicks are just awesome! So amazing how I have a special bond with each of them, not even knowing them on real. They've inspired me in so many ways. Which famous person / celebrity do you look up to?

Wishing everyone a lovely Tuesday!

Love,
Lucia

SCARLETT JOHANSSON

Scarlet Johanssen, my #1! Most beautiful & talented woman in the world. Love her! I'm a HUGE fan of art cinema and have been a big fan since Girl with the Pearl Earring. Favorite movies: Girl with the Pearl Earring, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Iron Man 2, The Avengers.

NATALIE PORTMAN

Natalie Portman, one of the best actresses alive! Her passion for her work inspires me a lot. She is not only a talented actress but also a style goddess & stunningly beautiful! I'm obsessed with her from a very young age, since her movie debut in Léon (which I was not allowed to see at the age of 9, but I did it anyway!)! Favorite movies: Léon, ALL Start Wars prequels, Black Swan, Thor.

MILA KUNIS

Mila Kunis, an amazing actress! I've been a big fan since her first season in That 70s Show. I'm totally obsessed with her style. I love her personalitly and humor. And omg, isn't she gorgeous!? My favorites: That 70s Show, Black Swan.

ASTRID BRYAN

Astrid Bryan, a Belgium model/musician/actress living in LA. Her down to earth character & fabulous life style inspires me.. no week goes by without seeing her reality show "Astrid in Wonderland"!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Striped Cuff Bracelets

Hey ladies!

First of all I would like to thank everyone for the sweet comments & emails from the past week. Since the launch of my new bracelets collection I've been getting so much positive feedback. Every single comment makes me extra motivated to reach my goals. All I have to say; thank you, muchisimas gracias!

Today I've updated my collection with another new design in 5 different colors patterns. I'm working really hard to finish 3 more designs in 15 different color patterns from the same series. I'm going to stick to 4 designs per serie with 5 different color patterns, else I'll loose my mind! Designing is my love & my life, but it can also be anoying with a brain like mine...too many new ideas and stuff going in there, iehh! Anyways, I'm gonne hit the bed after a long, long, long, long working day! Time to enjoy my weekend! If anybody is interested in more detailed info about my new collection, you can always visit my official website www.LUCIAFLORESDESIGN.com

Wishing everybody a lovely weekend!!

Lots of Love,
Lucia

I'm trying to get things going so support is HIGHLY appreciated! It would really mean so much to me if you girls would "LIKE" my Official Facebook Page! Thank you SO much!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesdays' Inspiration: I ❤ the 70s

Hey girls! Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

I'm a HUGE fan of That 70s Show! I've been having a marathon each night for the past week (still 4 seasons to go!), so I decided this weeks inspirational post had to be dedicated to this decade. If I had the chance to travel back in time I would love to go back to the 1970s, the decade of political awareness, the rise of the hippie culture, Feminism, awesome music & extreme fashion statements. Clothing styles during the 1970s were influenced by outfits seen in popular music groups and in Hollywood films. In clothing, prints, especially from India and other parts of the world, were fashionable. Much of the 1970s fashion styles were influenced by the hippie movement. Significant fashion trends of the 1970s include: Bell-bottomed pants, turtleneck & raglan shirts, platform shoes & leisure suits. Many brands which are very big at the moment, started their business in the 70s.

If you could go back in time, which decade would you like to go back to?

Love,
Lucia

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Collection Update: Striped Cuffs

He girls! How are you doing today?

Just a short announcement for my next collection update! I've already posted a sneak peek of one of these cuff bracelets in a previous post. From now on each week I will update my collection with several new items. This week it will be a small update of 5 pieces, which I will upload online on Thursday. These cuffs are handpainted on organic cotton(by me..TSEE!) with Fair Trade textile paint from Latin America. Did I already mention that? Probably I did hehe. I really like to keep things as eco-friendly as possible and as fair as possible. If there is something I hate in this world its exploitation of people from 3rd world countries. And knowing that 90% of the entire fashion industry has to do something with exploitation one way or another is making me sick! It all about the money baby! That's why I refuse to EVER take my production else where than the Netherlands!

To be continued on Thursday!!

And to close: I would also like to take today to remember and honor all those affected by 9/11. My heart goes out to all the victims and their families.

Love,
Lucia

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Outfit Post #6: Chill Sunday

Hey ladies! How are you?

Today hubby and I are having a nice chill Sunday, no work or pressure! We are going to have a nice walk to where ever and maybe later have a drink. I felt like wearing something sporty today, casual and comfy. I love this off shoulder Puma shirt, the colors are gorgeous! I'm wearing my second pair of British Knights I told your girlz about in my last outfit post, I'm totally in love with them!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursdays' Inspiration: ❤ Aztec designs

Hey girls,

How are you today!? First of all I would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments, emails and shares on Facebook etc, supporting my small launch of my new collection!! I REALLY REALLY appreciate it SO MUCH! No words can describe how happy it makes me!

Over to my inspirational picture post of the week. Normally I share it on Wednesday, but AGAIN something went wrong with the scheduled posts! I double checked the schedule if I entered everything as it suppose to be; and yes!...I mean, it can't be that difficult! Does anybody else have problems with this?

Anyhoe, wanted to share some awesome Aztec inspired designs today! As you girls know I'm OBSESSED with Indigenous designs, especially from Mexico! The colors, the patterns.. just can't get enough of it!! The patterns and color combinations are endless... it makes me crazy sometimes while designing!! That's why I stick to 5 color combination per pattern... don't wanne loose my mind hehe!

Wishing everyone an excellent FNO Thursday!

Love,
Lucia

Sunday, September 2, 2012

First Cuff Bracelets ONLINE!

Hey ladies!

FINALLY!!! I'm proud to announce that I uploaded the first 20 cuff bracelets from my new collection TODAY!! I've had many positive comments already, including some orders, aaah!! Sick how things can go so fast suddenly! I've worked very very hard for this new bracelets collection! Last week has been hell! My model didn't show up, my sewing machine died on me...many more annoying things happened that didn't make it any better. Things didn't went as planned, but well, that's life! I survived! I believe everything has its purpose, whatever happens...

Anyway, hereby I share my first 20 new pieces with you! Love to hear some feedback! I also made a new layout for my website, less girly and more basic! I'm still working on some small details, but what you girls think so far? Yay or nay? www.LUCIAFLORESDESIGN.com

Just for the info; all pieces are handmade by ME! For this collection I'm inspired by Aztec/Navajo/Huichol tribal art. All bracelets are painted by hand with Fair Trade textile paint for Peru. I'm using organic cotton, silk & satin...keeping everything as eco-friendly as possible!

I'm trying to get things going so support is HIGHLY appreciated! It would really mean so much to me if you girls would "LIKE" my Official Facebook Page! Thank you SO much!!

Wishing everybody a lovely Sunday!!

Lots of Love,
Lucia