Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It's COLOMBIA not COLUMBIA

Soooo...proud proud Colombian, I had to post about this amazing unbelievable campaign. Designed to really show the world what us Colombian's are all about, and how beautiful our country is! Much more than all the bad reputation we've gain for a bit! My brother and I are printing a batch of tees for friends & fam, since you can't get them abroad! If interested; check my Etsy shop! Oh, so happy:) Check out their Facebook Page too, and see who all has supported this amazing social movement!

Google Glass and Diane von Furstenberg's

Spring/Summer 13 Fashion week partner with some digital initiatives!  Brands are aiming to reach consumers with more technological ways and forward thinking more than never! It is technology integrated with the fashion world - what a hit! Watch this amazing video, and see what it is to look throughout Diane von Furstenberg's lens!




TRENDING: Tapestry Print

Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Rag & Bone and Balmain Inspired the runways for 13. All my art history love comes out when i see all these garments! Cant wait to see who all the embroidered, cross stitch and hand woven textiles translate into spring!  



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DESIGN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Last week I posted the 6 must follow Fashion Instagram accounts! I had to follow up with the 6 must follow Design accounts! These ladies are so talented, showing the world what they are all about and what they truly believe in! Stating a purpose and a lead for upcoming newness, is what makes them definitely stand out! Maybe not your most obvious - most popular design leads, but thats what I loved. They for sure make my mornings when I go throughout some Instagram inspiration! Take a look and tell me what you think? They  are definitely contributing to the current design world!

FAB + WARHOL

Best email ever! I received today with the new Fab and Andy Warhol collection of original work! It's an online auction through The Andy Warhol Foundation. A recompilation of polaroid prints, screen prints and drawings, absolutely represents Warhol's style and unique way of seeing the world. For more Warhol check this site!





IKEA's Paper Shop By Kollo

Looking for some cute and colorful & amazing studio/office lovely gadgets for this Spring! iKEA has its on paper section! And is color coded, and everything about it makes it stand out! Kollo partner with then to create this wonderful space within their stores to hopefully recreate it in all other iKEAS! Love the big rendered signage and paper details! Check this cool pics!



Sunday, February 24, 2013

TRAVELING @ Holiday Valley NY

Hola! Apologize my absence by the end of the week! We had a spontaneous let's pack and go on a sky trip! Couldn't finish the winter with out shredding some powder;) Some Holiday Valley, NY amazing skiing time happened and thought I would share a little re-cap! We had an amazing time, totally recommend and would repeat!




DIY | Arepas Con Huevo

One of my favorite things about blogging, is sharing some thing from my beautiful Colombia and the reason of my so many homesickness situations;) So I know its not breakfast time, but theres nothing better than breakfast for dinner! And thats what happened at my house tonight so why not share! Arepas con Huevos is a delicious breakfast/snack that if you have ever had it please attempt to make because they are so easy to make! If you've never have it, you must give this quick recipe a try! I grew up eating these deliciousness, and my boy surprised me with some a snowy cold morning... totally won my heart! So deliciously unique, happy breakfast night;)


Thursday, February 21, 2013

FREEBIE NOTES - The Oscar Party

Why not?!... Send a couple Oscar Invitations for this Sunday's Academy Awards Nominees, to your best friends, & get together with some delish food and company! Here are my small portions of joy - Freebie Notes for this week! Tied a chocolate around it and send along, is always much funner with some company don't you think?! 



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BURBERRY WOMANSWEAR 2013


Behind the scenes of the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2013 show - Absolutely in love with everything! 



DIY | FUCHSIA GOLD NECKLACE

To fuchsia for winter! Waaa...These winter days are getting long and dull! So I decided the need for some spice in our lives; and what better than to add some fuchsia accents into the closet! Check out this cute and easy DIY for a pretty neon necklace! Hope you like and enjoy, pink is totally my color, but feel free to use any other color string that can suit your wardrobe perfect and can be use with a cute casual tee to a date night out in a pretty black dress;) Happy and shinny hump day! Let me know what you think about this DIY, because I'm loving it!!!


TRENDING: The Crop Top for Spring 2013

The crop top; is back! This comfy casual slice of tee, has been rocked by Britney Spears, Madonna, Gwen, & The Spice Girls. Not to mention it was also seen in Alexander Wangs Collection, Phillip Lim and Rachel Comey! Is on Forever 21 and American Apparel racks! In other words, it is making its way into the summer must have! Full of different patterns, colors and cuts, don't feel shy if your not thinny-skinny, I personally like loser tees, and this one can be totally worn from size 0 to 10! Loving this fab, would you give it a chance?! Can't wait for some heat, check out some of my faves and where to buy!

 >> Side Lace Top    >> Tux Crop Top  
 >> Drew Cropped Corse    >> Luna Top
 >> Hot Dot Crop    >> Dulcet Lace 

Monday, February 18, 2013

FASHION INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

This afternoon I found my self in the search for a new fresh Instagram fashion inspiration, and came across this 6 innovative insta accounts! Check these ladies/brands out, full of color, life and fashion love! Not to say Nina Garcia is from Colombia too, so I had to support some Country proudness!  Stay tune for the 6 must follow Design accounts coming up!

DISCOVER: JOSE GUIZAR




READINGS: CHANGES IN THE WAY WE SHOP

Business Insider presented the 51 companies that are changing the shopping experience. Across all fields, these companies have set a new step in advancing the way we shop, think and fulfill our needs in stores or online. Loved to hear what all this brands are doing to keep us interested, motivated but better yet "entertained" isn't that the new need we all keep in the search for?! Here are a few of my absolute most favorites! Thank you Business Insider for sharing!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

THE FRIENDSHIP PROJECT

Super excited to launch my Friendship project. Its something I've been wanting to do a bit ago. I hope you enjoy tons and give away some friendship love.



Available at my shop - here - 

Friday, February 15, 2013

GIVEAWAYS: FROM BELLE DE COUTURE


Jennifer Rand is the girl behind this amazing Belle De Couture Blog! She has mad, chic style and the cutest baby ever! Check her blog, follow her around- if your feeling low on closet ideas / or winter blues- and the check her cool giveaway she is featuring this week! Stop by and say hi, happy friday <3




Wednesday, February 13, 2013

#HeartThis: Looking for a last minute love note?!

Soooo...im not gonna lie, i did find my self looking for a special compliment to my gift for tomorrow! Oh, oh, so i designed a couple little notes, and thought i would totally share with you guys. In case your looking for a last minute additional note, feel free to download these! Color them in and make your gift even prettier! Hope you like and enjoy....happy almost dia de san valentin;)




READINGS: Technology & Luxury Retailers


I had to share this amazing article from The Guardian. Luxury retailers leading the way with in-store technology, the sector is embracing the use of digital products to enhance the customer experience. It is being utilized more and more in all lux retailers around the world. Becoming an awareness tool being introduced in some aspirational brands as well. Regardless of the brand, is a need our society is asking for, a way to scape the busy life and the personal bubble of social media. It has become a way for shoppers to unplug themselves from the craziness, find a resting place - without feeling they are missing out. 


Photograph: Burberry London's famous shopping streets have become a hub for retailers that are transforming the way they engage with consumers, and these stores are some of the most cutting-edge in the world. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

EXCLUSIVE LOOK: JCREW 2013

JCrew and its always and forever bright colors and patterns. New York fashion week 2013 presentation for JCrew looks amazing this year! Happening last night at the Lincon Center, looks sooo spectacular! Great Start, can't wait to see more. This brighten my morning today :) Hope yours too:*


Monday, February 11, 2013

ADMIRING: KAREN WALKER

Karen, oh karen how I love your creations! Some amazing panoramic pics from her stores! Check her amazing design website! Love all the interactions and white mesh when you hoover on the links!




INFOGRAPHICS: VALENTINES DAY

Valentine's day, yei yei a very fun and full of love day! But does it mean more than that! What does this one day holiday means to all the industries and retailers involved with it?  Check out this info graphic about the massive impact that this love day has in our society! Pretty crazy -




EXCLUSIVE LOOK: VALENTINO - LOVE AT FIIRST SIGHT

Happy and colorful Monday! Seems like every day more and more spring fever is happening everywhere! Valentino, brought pinks, lavenders and fuchsias to his spring 2013 collection. Love the neons with the flowers, all the patterns and studs offcouse! Can't wait for it to actually warm up!!! Right?







Friday, February 8, 2013

FOOD IS ART: ART IS FOOD

Food styling together in perfect balance by Dietlind Wolf’s photographs. The styling is great! Very simple and creative. Love the light simple watercolor illustrations. Adding a great pop of clever balance to the plate. Let's get a good beautiful meal like these ones -  who’s with in?!



VDAY DECOR: Happy friday

Who said v-day is only about gifts! Hey if you are still not sure what to give or DIY- not to of a crafty person- hey there is always a Decor-i-love-you alternative! I gather up some inspiration maybe decorating the place is just enough to enjoy in the vday mood:) happy friday!



Thursday, February 7, 2013

DISCOVER: NYIGF WINTER 2013

Some, amazing amazing small shops represented this year at the NYIGF 2013. Here are a few of my ultimate favorites. Strong branding, on-point design, and an incredible successful accomplishment on a small space to represent what they are all about. I mean, it proves the point of how a brand can't just be a result of its product. But an overall culture, that starts with its environment. Everything about this shops, says who they are and what they are all about! love love love!





Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DIY | CREATE YOUR OWN GIFT BAGS!

I needed some pretty packaged bags for gifts, and came up with this cute and fast tutorial! Enjoy!





Monday, February 4, 2013

DISCOVER: GRAPHIC NOTEBOOKS

@Urban Outfiters 2 for $12 loving them!!!


OH!! FOR ALL THE ROMANTIC ONES:

This is a must watch...from time to time, we should leave things to chance, believe in the universe a bit more;) For the first time, Free People has produced a short film to embody the story that takes place in our latest catalog. The actor poses for the brand's February catalog and stars in an accompanying video, called "Roshambo" — another name for rock, paper, scissors. And Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie on Girls, just landed a fashion campaign — with Free People. Full of details this video takes you throughout an amazing story, amazing Free People!






Sunday, February 3, 2013

DIY | BUSINESS CARDS

Just last Friday, I decided to attend a conference on Wednesday of this week, and found myself in need of some business cards to hand out! Had no time...and let's be honest, no budget for a professional printing, and an over night shipping cost! So creativity stroke! Bought some cute small tags and created my own. Super easy to make in 4 steps and in only 30 mins i had made some pretty cute, pretty "Luciana" branded biz cards. I'm super excited to hand them out next week, also you can custom them on both sides, or leave one side for a special note - when handed out! Happy Monday - Enjoy!