Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Currently Craving #7 - Summer Dreams

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Sorry for being a bit distracted from the blog this past week, for starters I had tons of other stuff popping up that really needed to be done more quickly. And then planning & arranging everything for New York, there was barely the time to properly finish a post. I had many good intentions like yesterday evening but I always forget how long collaging takes! Once I had all the items I needed I had this wonderful idea of trying something new. You know how it goes: time flew by and before I knew it, it was way time to head to bed as I had an early flight this morning to New York. We made it to the city and even spend some time exploring the close-by neighborhood already, but explaining how yet again this post was delayed.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Architecture: Archi Roadtrip Through the Netherlands

Details in Almere

So a slight trip down memory lane as I did this architecture tour with my archi besties in September 2011. But I thought it would be a fun item for this summer, as an inspiration on which great architecture there is to see so close to home (for my Belgian audience at least and definitely for you Dutchies). Maybe I'll even inspire some of you to take a similar trip? We went for a 3-day ride with the 5 of us. We didn't always spend so much time at each place but long enough to get a feel of the building, snap some photo's and of course to enjoy the cities we passed. There are definitely a lot more cool architecture projects in the Netherlands, for starters we never made it to Amsterdam in that trip. And I'll definitely still highlight Rotterdam soon, but it was getting a bit too long to add more to this particular post. Funny note: my photography back then consisted of 60% random detail photo's, 40% full buildings. Hope you like this round-up, do comment if there are cool sights to see nearby these beauties.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Giveaway: Win One of these Three Packages

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments & replies on my celebration shoot! As promised there will be some giveaways this month and with this one I'm kickstarting the first. I'll be giving away three mixed packages with cool stuff such as beauty products: nail polishes, shower gels,… and of course fashionable stuff: different sunglasses, a wallet, notebooks, an iPhone 5 cover, jewelry,… It's really easy to enter too, just participate in the Rafflecopter application just below this text. The only condition is that you're a fan of Archistas on Facebook & that you leave a comment below with what item/package has got you the most excited and why. The rest: fanning me on my Instagrams & Twitter accounts will give you an extra chance. The giveaway closes on the 12th of July 11:59pm GMT+1. I'll contact the winners by email so don't forget to leave that in your comment too. Best of luck!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Outfit: Archistas Two

Two Year Archistas

After some teasing on my social media channels, here it finally is: my special celebration shoot that we photographed in Ostend. I really wanted something with balloons but as the forecasts weren't too promising about the weather, I needed a location that could allow us to shoot even if it would rain. I remembered this gallery next to the beach and thought it would be perfect to embody architecture, fashion & travel all in one. Double score: the skies turned bright blue with lots of sun so we could even go onto the beach! It was quite the work-out especially to get a perfect shot of those jumps. But I couldn't be more pleased with the results, I really feel like Willem and I have grown so much as a team these past two years.
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Travel: Taj Mahal

Symbol of Eternal Love - Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Wooow you guys, we finally made it onto the last post in my India series! I promise in the future I won't drag travels out this long if I can. It's been several months now (february) since I went on this magical trip with my mom. But to be honest I was kind of glad to spread it out, it made it possible to keep all these precious moments alive a lot longer. And like I announced in the very beginning, I was gonna keep the best for last: the Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love and definitely one of the highlights of our trip! As a photographer I just live for moments where that perfect light hits a subject and that meant getting out of bed suuuper duper early. I was glad I had a sweater with me because the air was so cold. Brr, I'm freezing when I think of it again. Our guide had promised us a bright day filled with glorious sun and thus we embarked in the darkest of night still, to have light slightly tinkling in by the time we arrived outside the walls of the monument.
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