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JEAN-PAUL GOUDE. This french photographer, graphic designer, film director and illustrator has over the three last decades created well known campaigns and illustrations for different brands, such as Perrier, Citroen, Kodak, Chanel and Kenzo. Jean-Paul Goude has done perfume campaigns for Chanel since the 90's, the first image is on the singer and actor Vanessa Paradis: Jean Paul Goude has since 2001 been doing the commercial campaigns for the department store Gallerie Lafayette in Paris. His campaigns are filled with happiness and freshness. The main model in his campaigns is Laetitia Casta. Jean-Paul Goude has illustrated and photographed Kenzo's campaigns since 2012: Follow my blog with Bloglovin
SWEET MORNING. Ahh this morning I woke up in my bed completely rested! Last night I decided to clean my entire room, which basically means throwing down all of my stuff from my shelves, wipe the surfaces and try to manage getting everything back on the shelves again. It took a couple of hours but the feeling of going to sleep in a completely spotless room was completely worth it! I put on some fresh sheets and put on my new, super comfortable sleep-shirt from Victoria's Secret that I received in a package from my aunt the other day. So let's say it was the perfect wake-up for me! Now a couple of hours of studying and then Bou is coming. If the weather gets better we are going to The Rolling Kitchens here in Amsterdam and if it stays this bad we are probably going to a place called The Fat Dog where they have super cool hotdogs with truffle mayonnaise and foie gras! Yum! Follow my blog with Bloglovin
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. So a real tragedy has happened here at home.. It started this weekend. We were sitting at home completely unaware of what was coming towards us when it happened. The internet stopped working. Yes, yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking now. First world problem. Of course it is. The thing is that I together with most other people out there have come to rely so much on the internet that when it disappears it feels like the end of the world! How do I solve this, how do I solve that? Lucky for me, I still had some 3G on my phone so in absolute emergencies I at least had something to do about the situation. Anyways, this is the reason to why I am re-posting these pics from a couple of months ago. My sister took them of me in Stockholm and I absolutely love them! Really looking forward to getting home this summer so that we can take some more awesome pics! I'm wearing/Coat from Paul & Friends/Top from Zara/Backpack from Prada/Necklace from Topshop/Shoes from Zara/Bracelets from Tiffany & CO and Topshop/ Follow my blog with Bloglovin
PINKnPURPLE. I got a new watch the other day from my amazing boyfriend but before I show that beauty to you I thought I would show you this one that my sister bought for me. I think the colour is absolutely amazing and it really feels special because of just that. Let's say it spices up even the most boring of outfits! Today I met up with my fabric group to work on our fabric portfolio before I went to Albert Cuyp market to buy some fabric for a sample I'm making. So lets see what this day will bring! I'm wearing/Purple jeans from Yellow Rat Bastard/Top from Zara/Watch from Freaky/Bracelet from Tiffany & CO/ Follow my blog with Bloglovin
I am a person who is almost solely driven by inspiration. If I write a blogpost, I do it spontaneously because I feel like it and publish it straight afterwards, even if I know how much time it would save me to prepare them beforehand. This post I prepared last night since I knew I would have quite some difficulties posting today. So since I had to prepare a post I had absolutely no clue what to write about, so I decided to write about just that. No, not nothing, but about how you can motivate yourself to actually prepare for things that needs to be done, and not do everything in the last minute. The thing is that I am completely aware of that in the long run, it is impossible to build something driven only by inspiration. It doesn’t matter if it’s about finishing schoolwork, creating art or building a business. If you do something only because you are inspired to do so you will never be successful at what you do. Of course there are exceptions, but I hate to break it to you, but you are probably not one of them, and I’m not either. So let’s get started!
- Keep things clear. I know this headline may sound a bit vague, but keeping things clear will make all the difference in the world. The way you need to do it depends on what it is that you need to do of course. I have a list written down in the notes on my phone of what kind of posts I’m allowed to create so that it’s virtually impossible for me to get confused or drift somewhere else. Also, this list is absolutely perfect when I have no clue what to write about. It will keep you structured and serve as inspiration, great huh?!
- Prepare. This for me usually has to do with exercising. I know that I have far away from the amount of willpower that is needed to get my ass to the gym, so I need some help now and then. If I come to think of that I should go for a run etc. the night before, then I take my gym-clothes out and put them right next to the bed so I can’t avoid them. The same of course works for doing work. If you know what needs to be done the day before, write it down and put it on top of your calendar so you can’t miss it!
- Force yourself. Okay, I know this one may sound a bit rough, but sometimes forcing yourself is the only way of actually finishing what needs to be done. If you give your head too much room to decide what to do, then you’ll probably end up the entire day in your bed.
- Pin down the goals. I have a little notebook where I keep my to-do lists, notes from work – things I need to keep track of in other words. From time to time I take one of the pages and write down my long-term goals. Why do I need to spend this amount of time on social media? Why do I put the amount of effort into doing what I’m doing? Yes, because I want to reach 1000 readers per day, I want to feel happy with myself and I want to collaborate with this brand. Make the goals specific and when you reach them it will feel like you’re in heaven!