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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Todays' Inspiration: Fishtail Braids

Ok, I've had it!! Winter is lovely, but not for my hair! Whatever I try, I just can't manage my hair.. it's all over the place. No more loose hair for me until it's warmer! As some of you might know I have very, very, very long straight hair, which you can see here, here and here. From today I'll be braiding my hair daily! I almost never braid my hair, so I had to search for some inspiration. I've found some really awesome braiding techniques, but the one I'm trying today is the fishtail braid. Isn't it gorgeous? There are so many great ways to make a fishtail braid! If you don't know how to make a fishtail braid, see the video below.. it's SO easy! So, off to braiding and back to work :). I'll show you girls how it went later.

Have a nice day everyone!

Love,
Lucia

Monday, January 28, 2013

Outfit post #11: Coyoacán Sweater

Hola chica's! How was everyone's weekend?!

Monday, back to die hard working at my studio! This is my outfit of the day. Still too cold, so I felt like wearing something wooly. I bought this amazing sweater in Coyoacán, Mexico City, last time I visited. I love it! It's comfy, super warm and soft and the colors are gorgeous! I've combined it with my favorite comfy skinny and uber awesome vintage boots. And oh my, I have to apologize for my hair.. it is super static from the weather. In winter it always turns into an uncontrollable wild animal!

Hope you girl like this outfit! Wishing you all a very nice week!

Love,
Lucia

Friday, January 25, 2013

All New: Tribal / Aztec Breastplate Necklaces

Hey girls! How are you today! I have some good news: it's weekend!!

I want to share some of my first new pieces of my necklaces collection today! I've uploaded them online this Wednesday and I've got many positive reactions so far. These breastplate necklaces are one of my favorite necklaces I designed during my young career. I just can't get enough of Tribal and Aztec design. It became my signature. My brain is working 24-7 on new patterns and color combinations (even if I don't feel like it hehe). For all newbies: all are handmade (hand painted, sewn and assembled) by me :)! It is so funny how I still get so many "did you make that yourself" questions daily. I can write it on my forhead, but there will always be people asking about it. That's why I always mention it...again... each collection update :). Anyway, hope you girls like these designs! Any feedback is very welcome as usual! Many more new design coming up very soon!

Oh, by the way.. I would SO appreciate it if you girls would help my build my online community! RePinning, Liking and Sharing my work will help me so much! I want to reach out to those who really appreciate my handmade designs. It would mean the world to me if you could just take a sec to rePin, Like or Share something! Thank you SO much!

You can rePin my work through my Jewelry Pinboard or Website.

Wishing everyone an excellent weekend!

Love,
Lucia

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 Natural, Homemade Remedies For Dry Skin

One of the most annoying things that winter brings for me is dry skin. Especially dry hands are a huge problem! I always bring hand lotion everywhere I go, I just can't stand the feeling of dry skin! I red many complaints about dry skin and (hand) lotions that only work for 30 minutes. The content of most lotions is bad for your skin. Perfum is one of the worst contents which makes your skin even dryer. Natural lotions really do the trick and they will keep your skin moisturized all day!
I'm always looking for natural alternatives. Natural lotions are nice, but I think if we go all natural we can even get better results. I've done some research on natural alternatives for dry skin and there are some great remedies out there! And guess what, you might already have them in your kitchen!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Miranda Kerr

Hey girls!

Todays inspirational post is all about the effortless street style of Miranda Kerr. I've always been a big fan of Miranda Kerr, her style is amazing.. and she is just too cute. Not only her looks but also her personality is beautiful.
Chic Miranda doesn’t like looking too ordinary when it comes to daytime dressing. Any time a day, anywhere, she looks fabulous! Can you find an image of her looking slonzy? I can't! She really inspires me with her daytime style credentials of late as she knows exactly how to play up laid back looks and tone down statement pieces to run her daily errands in style. She knows when to not cross the line! She totally knows how to rock daytime chic!

Wanted to share some of her outfits! What do you think of her style?

Love,
Lucia

Friday, January 18, 2013

DIY Aztec Tribal Nail Art Tutorial

Hey ladies!

Today I want to share an awesome nail art turtorial! As some of you might know I have a ridiculous obsession with tribal & aztec design.. as much color as possible pour moi por favor :)! I found this really nice Aztec nail art tutorial by Free People, which I'm dying to try out this weekend! It’s such a fun way to add a pop of color or pattern to your look!

Hope your girlies like it! Enjoy! And a wonderful weekend to all!

Love,
Lucia

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sneak peek: New Designs in January!

Hey girls! How are you doing?!

Excuses for the lack of posts last week, but I had to catch up with delayed work and return to my unfinished new designs. Because of my stupid sickness I had to work over 12 hours a day to catch up! Well..finially I can say I'm more less there, but not quite yet :).
Just wanted to share a sneak peek of some new designs I will be launching this January. I designed new beaded cuff bracelets with embroidered patterns, made with metallic-ish silk fabric. Also I've been working on a new necklaces project. I use the same techniques as my tribal bracelets, only in the form of pendants :). I've made many new designs in different styles and colors, which I can't wait to show everyone!

Any feedback is obviously welcome! And OH MY, it's snowing like hell over here. Anybody else snowed in as well??

Love,
Lucia

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Free People January 2013 Catalog

OH MY, the new Free People catalog for January is out! I'm SO in love with each new piece in the collection! My wishlist is growing each month. Unfortunately the best (and most expensive pieces) are not available anymore by the time I can spend some money on a part of my wishlist, boohoo! I know I've been obessing too much with FP lately, but I just can't help myself. I think this is going to be a monthly post.. new FP catalogs! I just need to share it with you girls. Isn't their collection totally gorgeous!!? Anyway, wanted to share my favs from this month!

Have a nice day everyone!

Love,
Lucia

Visit Free Peoples' January Catalog here:

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Outfit post #10: A touch of neon!

FINALLY! This weekend I felt good enough to do something nice after 3 weeks of being sick! I totally had to catch up with the holidays, which for me were hell on earth this year. So this weekend I finally had the chance to go out and have an amazing dinner and I also go to the movies (The Hobbit is SO awesome!).
Today I had a relaxing day. Since the weather totally sucks for the past couple of days; rain, grey skies and depressiveness, I decided to wear something UBER colorful to spice it up a little. Seriously, if there's something I hate, it's grey weather, so depressing. I even had to make pictures in my studio!! All pictures outside were overlighted, boohoo! Oh, how I miss the sun!

Wishing everone an excellent Sunday!

Lots of Love,
Lucia

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A brand New Start!

Hey girls!

First of all for everyone: HAPPY NEW YEAR! GELUKKIG NIEUWJAAR! FELIZ AÑO NUEVO! I want to thank all for an amazing 2012! All the support, sweet comments & emails really kept me going! For me 2012 was a year with many ups & downs (crisis aah!!), but at least the entire year was one big lesson. Nothing is a waste of time if you learn something from it, right!? Anyway, I wish everyone the best for 2013..and as I always say with the start of each New Year: FOLLOW THAT DREAM!!!

I want to kick of the the New Year with some inspirational Quotes!

Lots of Love,
Lucia