Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New In: The Bohemian Dream

Hey girls! How are you?! I've been so busy I didn't have time to blog and visit y'all :(! I've been building my new studio and making things ready for Fall and Winter shoots. Indoor fashion photography is not just a small task, it's very difficult actually. Officially I'm an amateur when it comes to photography, but after years of doing my own collections photography I learned a thing or two :). But indoors, oh my, I had to shoot over and over again to finally get the best lightning effect I wanted (still not totally satisfied, but hey, pretty good for an amateur right? :P). Studio is done... back to blogging ladies, will be catching up! Sharing some new pieces from my OOAK Fall collection today. My model Jewel looks gorgeous as always, she could go straight into a Free People catalog! You can visit me at The Bohemian Dream if you are interested in any of these pieces :). Hope you like 'em! Which one is your fav?

Lots of Love,
Lucia

Image Source: The Bohemian Dream

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Free People August Catalog 2014

Last, but definately not least, for this month... the Free People Catalog of August. Again, a little later than normal, but hey, it's never too late to share the most gorgeous clothing in the world! Sharing my favs from the Free People August Catalog 2014 today! Everything is added to my Oh-I-Wish list (where most items have been expired or sold out obviously :P). Planning to get two cute sweaters for Fall next week!! Exciting!

Hope everyone had an amazing summer vacation! Back to work it is for me next week!

Love,
Lucia

Image Source: Free People

Sunday, August 24, 2014

5 Powerful Green Foods You Should be Eating!

Yep, some more healthy advice from this health freak :)! And yes... we all know we should eat more greens. I definately do, but probably there are some of you out there who really avoid eating more green veggies. I totally understand though, it needs to be your thing and you also need to know how to eat them. Regular rounds of broccoli, green beans, and lettuce can get rather tiresome if you don't know how to make them super yummie. If you really don't like the regular green veggies, you should try these nutrient-dense green foods. They are often overlooked. I basically eat all green veggies... even these, and I have to say, even though it might be kind of scary to try new green foods, they are absolutely delicious! Green foods are good for you, but they don’t have to be boring. Trying a new green every week can keep your meals interesting and your body healthy.

Sharing a list from Hungry for Change! If you decided to try out these green foods, try to get everything organic. Organic is simply the best! What is your favorite green food that you can't get enough of?

Love,
Lucia

1. Seaweed

Often overlooked because it is not a land-dweller, seaweed is insanely good for you. While providing a whopping amount of vitamins and minerals, seaweed’s golden ticket is iodine. Iodine is found in very few foods and is essential to a healthy thyroid. With more people avoiding iodized salt for a slew of reasons, mild iodine deficiency is growing more common. When deficient, a person may have difficulty losing weight, feel fatigued, perhaps depressed — experiencing general thyroid malfunction. Whip up a tasty seaweed salad for lunch to keep your thyroid chugging along.

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2. Microgreens

Move over regular arugula! Microgreens are simply mini versions of your favorite produce, and man do they pack a punch! As “toddler plants,” they contain more vitamins and flavor than their mature counterparts. There is an endless variety of microgreens from which to choose, from mustard and watercress, to turnip and sunflower — each with a unique, tantalizing flavor. As an added bonus, microgreens are crazy easy to grow in your kitchen, and will supply your meals with some tasty, uber healthy green nutrition.

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3. Lacinato Kale (aka Tuscan/Dinosaur kale)

This is your grocery-store-kale’s dark, jurassic-looking cousin. With 100 percent of your recommended daily allowance of vitamins A and K, and 88 percent of your vitamin C requirement, the rich compounds of kale have been linked to cancer prevention. It is a little sweeter and nuttier than your regular kale, so go ahead and experiment!

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4. Moringa

Recently growing in popularity, moringa is a leaf that is chock-full of goodies. It assists with blood sugar stabilization, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, is loaded with energizing and depression-fighting B vitamins, and containing 90 nutrients that benefit the human body. It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant-rich. Cook with the oil, or flavor meals with the leaves.

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5. Avocados

OK, so you may be pretty familiar with avocados, but they are so delicious and nutrient-dense that they deserve a mention. They are full of monounsaturated fats, which increase satiety and can assist with weight loss. Avocados are anti-inflammatory, blood sugar regulators, and may even prevent strokes. Buy them once for the high amount of potassium, fiber, B vitamins, and vitamins K and C; keep buying them for their glorious, creamy texture and your newfound obsession with guacamole.

Source: list by Hungry for Change, Images: Google

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FP Backpack Heaven

Beginning of the new school year means a new backpack! I've always LOVED backpacks! I'm not going back to school though, but I think it's totally necessary to at least own one decent backpack for work. I work at home most of the time, but when I head out I need enough storage space for all the stuff I want to take from A to B, humungous handbags are just not my thing :). Backpacks are way more practical and there are some cuties out there! I'm kinda in dubio about which one to get... and Free People doesn't make it any easier for me! I adore all backpacks from FP, kinda pricey though, but totally worth the money, since I will use it forever. I think it's a good investment. Sharing some cuties today! Do you like backpacks?

Love,
Lucia

Image Source: Free People

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bohemain Fall Inspiration

WOW!! My plans of blogging away and catching up on everything kinda fell in the water this Summer. I've been sleeping, eating and reading my way through my vacation like a zombie. But hey, don't blame me, I've worked for an entire year without having a vacation, weekends or rests. I really just didn't feel like planning, because that's all I did for the past year. The good news is, I'm rested and ready to take some action! I have another 2 weeks to relax and do what I actually planned to do :).

Can't believe Summer is basically over. Well, here in the Netherlands it's getting colder (which shouldn't happen yet, but OK). I'm actually ready for cooler weather again. A few weeks of boiling hot weather is enough for me. In september I'll be shooting a new catalog for The Bohemian Dream and I've already started gathering some Bohemian Fall Inspiration. Sharing some today! Anyone ready for Fall to kick in already?

Happy Weekend!

Love,
Lucia

Image Source: Bohemian Autumn Pinboard - Pinterest