Monday, February 28, 2011

Who's that girl dress

Do you have this problem. You buy a great dress! You love it! You want to wear it only it's the wrong season for it! And normally I am a fan of layers but this dress just screams Belgian Spring! I have bought the perfect leggings for it and I stare at it every once in a while when I open my closet to get out some wintery outfit. Which I love as well. But I am dying to wear this dress!

I do need some shoes to go with it! But I need to go to the hospital first to get my special orthopedic soles since yes having EDS means you can't even wear normal soles you need 'special' ones.

What kind of shoes do you think would be good ? For spring I am thinking a brown/caramel color, closed toes , ancle model, no heel since i can't wear heals.

shop in Antwerp and SOON! in Ghent!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

mother daughter sewing

My mother and I are starting a little project together. I bought way too much fabric for making myself some summer dresses and she came to the rescue she's going to be making herself some shirts out of it. So we decided for fun to just do it together. She can teach me some new techniques and I can enjoy some precious alone time with my mother. I think it's fun that in the 21st century that my mom and I can still do things together that most girls don't do with there mother anymore. My grandmother taught me how to cook and my grandfather taught me how to DIY anything in wood and how to fix things in the more unconventional ways. My grandpa and I also lay my floors here in our new house, wich is amazing, my cousins never had time like this with there grandparents because they just can't be bothered. They're a generation younger then me and I can tell the difference. I love the fact that I am being thaught some things first hand and not out of books or online.

Do you guys have a good bond with your mother ? Any projects you did ?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Work area and Typo

A work area is a very important place for any designer. As you can see mine is dominated bij Apple hardware, a very important backup disk! Since I had a misfortune with loosing all my work a few years ago so now I use timemachine to backup my work every 116 seconds or something. Also my illustrator wow book in the far right corner, my two free font index books ( A must have! ) and my sketchbook and of course post-it reminders of the work I still have to do.

Free font index contains a cd-rom with all useable free fonts to help you in your work. i love these books they offer so many fonts and you have a clear printed view on them in the book itself and some info on typografie and the person that designs the type.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Love day!!!!

Speaking as a single blogster I decided not to wish you guys a happy valentines day but a happy love day! Whomever you love deserves the attention , your best friend, pet, loved one, family member, partner.... love isn't limited to a partner but is all over the place!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Graphic design tip

Colourmod is a widget that I use a lot while graphic designing.
You can pick a colour on the right and it shows you the Hex number, the cmyk value, the RGB value the Hue and saturation... everything you need to identify and correctly use this color again and again.

Also you can do it the other way around you can put the numbers in and a color will apear.

Very handy for designing websites or just altering your blog no need to go on the web or open a programma to find the number for your color just open your dashboard pick a color and there is all the information you might need!

Please grab my button and share it on your lovely blogs, sites,....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Outfit of the spring glimps


Today is the first sign of spring creeping around the corner very very slowly!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Product review 01

I want to share some of my favorite products with you! Today I will be showing you 3 items I cannot seem to live without the last couple of weeks!

from left to right

1. GOSH effect powder : I have several colors of this powder I use it for mascara or highlighting, it comes in these very small glass jars and costs 7,95 euro's which I think is a lot to be honest but it seems to be lasting me a long time.

2. GOSH soft'n shine lip balm : it's a very soft lipstick that really hydrates your lips. the colour doens't last very long but it's still worth it. I use a mocha tone for my lips to keep them natural looking. this was about 8 euro's.

3. LUSH color suplement : I love this as a foundation I use it pure to hide my dark circles under my eyes and I mix it with my day creme as a light foundation. it looks very natural as you would expect from a lush product and it comes in a small glass jar with the typical lush styling. It costs about 15 euro's and it does last a long time. I think this is my favorite make up item so far.

Friday, February 4, 2011


My jury is done and I have no idea how it went, as alwaysI wasn't very satisfied with my work and I feel like an empty vessel at the moment... like they drained all the creativity out of me and I want to find a stupid desk job for the rest of my life.... of course this feeling will pass in a day or two after many hours of watching brainless tv shows and listening to fun music....

and for my typo loving friends heres a fun site that shows several font types used in the real world.

And my newest addiction lomography-style pictures taken with my ipod!