October 23, 2014

Antwerp Shopping Log

How great it is for us Ladies to go SHOPPING!

Finally i have been to Antwerp this week since i had to pick up my new Purple background roll for the studio in Camera Warehouse which was only 15 minutes away from the center, i decided to make a visit to some great shops and actually i had a great time. I should do that more often....It’s a great city with very exclusive shops, not always that expensive....just unique.
Even when having not that much time, it’s worth a visit at the Meir, where most of the shops are.
Here are some of my favorite shops and what i bought there. i was there for 1 hour, you can imagine that was not enough time for proper shopping :D

First i started with Lush Cosmetics

My goodness, this shop is just amazing!
It’s a real must do.

They believe in making effective products from fresh Organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential  oils and safe synthetics. They also believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not conduct or commission tests on animals and in testing their products on humans.
They invent their own products and fragrances, and i can tell you.....the smell is AMAZING!
I’m totally into this new find shop hehe. They have all kind of products like : Massage oils, soap, cuticle treatment, hair masks, face creams and the best thing of all.....all products have such cool names. Here are some products i bought with them and i can only tell you that they are full of relaxation feeling. They also have an online shop, but shipping is not cheap.

Cost >> 10,65 Euro
When you have dry spots on the body or hands, this is also the perfect cream

With the smell of Mandarine all day long :)
Cost >> 100 gr : 7,60 Euro
250 gr : 14,70 Euro
500 gr : 21,30 Euro

Lip Balm with Honey, White chocolate and vanilla mmmm..
Cost >> 8,30 Euro

Next stop was THE INNO

Very exclusive products they have there like BENEFIT!
This is what i found

And yes, i fell in love with this eye shadow set :-)
Call my buff, Kiss me i’m tipsy, it’s complicated and gilt-y pleasure.
Also added in the box 2 bases for 2 different looks + step by step guide

Great Cosmetic store where they also have Bobbi Brown, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, Annayake, La Mer, Vintage Chique etc....


Although it’s a bit early, but there is this amazing Christmas outlet store with decorations over 2000 Square meter! Just amazing...
I have not many pictures yes, i was just too amazed and was running out of time.
Planning to do another shopping day there :D

I know there are many more great shops, like there are a lot of Vintage shops in the Kloosterstraat.
I saw some good restaurants and great Coffee Nespresso shops.
You can also find the first Belgian Disney Store, The Chocolate Line (with exclusive chocolate), New Yorker, MAC, Rituals, Saturn, Urban outfitters, Lomography, Louis Vuitton, Gucci etc....

There are some shops i just wish for that they come to Belgium like : 

I’m wondering, which shops do you wish for?

October 18, 2014

Love, Eat, Dance, Laugh.....The Secret to Happiness

The four keywords to Happiness
Love, Eat, Dance, Laugh

We all want to be happy, right?
So what is the secret? Not hard to find i think......let all your troubles behind you, enjoy the good things of life and love all the little things you have now. it has always been that way in life, even in the early days. If you look around on the net for Vintage photos, don’t you feel too they make you smile? Something attracts you to them......Is it love? Is it the the feeling that they are happy at that time? I think it attracts us, cause we want to feel the same........

Find out yourselfs.......How do you feel when you see these pictures?





October 14, 2014

Shooting for Cover USA

Yay, we made it again!

As you know i am a Photographer / Artist and i regularly arrange photoshoots. Sometimes with the same models and sometimes with models who have never been in front of my lens before. Therefore they are not less experienced or less suitable for the themes i have in mind. I like working with models from abroad as well, as they give me new input or visions sometimes.

I am thinking about traveling for doing photo shootings more abroad like Germany, France,  the Netherlands or even the UK. i’m more like and Artist and i like new season inspirations, locations and moods. This summer i have been shooting with the French model Tina Vonnekro
Finally we can release the photos, that’s why i made this blogpost just now.
We have been shooting before as you can see on my website, so it was time to arrange something new as i really like working with her too. We also knew it was going to be smashing again ;-)

For finding a great Vintage Car you just have to be with Nostalgic Cars
They have pretty much everything and they restore them all by themselves. They also have a lot of theme decorations like Hawaiian decor, juke boxes, everything for Vintage shootings till weddings and movie attributes. they also deliver cars for all kinds of movies, and did you know some of their cars are used for even a Videogame? What a great job! This company is one of the best, professional and most friendly i know in Belgium!
Thank you François, Ingrid and Mona for your loyalty and help every time we needed :)

For the shooting with Tina we have been selecting everything properly like clothing, shoes, jewelry, car, look, style and as i always say : "Preparation is the most important thing". 

We had some luck with the weather, as Belgium is very unpredictable. We made several sets and had a very relaxing day. How great to have a relaxing day and knowing it’s going to be for a Cover of a magazine in the usa! 


The first set was with a Baby Blue Chevrolet Bel Air from 1956

Photography : Damona-Art
Voodoo Vixen dress by Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes : Iron Fist Shoes UK / Iron Fist Clothing
Nostalgic Cars on Facebook
Glamazon purple Hairflower by NicCoCo Creations

The second set was with a Movie Car Hot Rod ZZ Top of 780 pk!
This set was also for the Cover of Delicious Dolls Magazine

Photography : Damona-Art
Purple Skull hair flower by TORTURE COUTURE
Lingerie by Girdlebound
Latex suit from Black Norns clothing
Bullet Bra from What Katie Did
Hot Rodz ZZ Top car from Nostalgic-Cars
Bass Guitar provided by Music From The Void

The third set was with the Red Cadillac Fleetwood from 1957
Shark Theme Bombshell

Photography : Damona-Art
Cadillac Fleetwood 1957 from Nostalgic-Cars
Dress from Black Norns clothing
Blue/white hair flower from NicCoCo Creations
Handmade Shark jewelry + Gold Pin Skull from Glitter Paradise
Shark shoes from Sourpuss Clothing


October 11, 2014

I take no Longer...The story of Meryl Streep

What will you take no longer?
Something to think about

Well, a good friend sent me this article today and i found it very interesting in the way Meryl Streep thinks. I thought i’d share this with you....
Somehow i can see myself in her and the older i become, the more i think the same.
Why do we think like this? Is it experience in life who made us think like this? 
Sometimes people can make you very tough, just by doing things like Meryl says or even worse.
I kind of understand her and it’s true, it’s not because she’s arrogant.....she just reached a point in her life where you look further than this. I think everyone should think about themselves of who they have become. 

Do we even want to be involved with manipulative people? And stay in that situation, just because you are used to it and think you don’t want to loose those people, because you think they love you. I tell you, they will only harm you more and they will only make you sick if you keep this going. Or will you take control over your life and make something amazing out of it? Without those who are dishonest, hypocrites and people with pretense. Make sure people deserve you! Your loyalty, your love, work and time you give them.

Annie Leibovitz shot this photograph of Meryl Streep for Rolling Stone Magazine. I think it shows exactly of who she is. she does not want to wear a mask, she is real and honest. The fact that she thinks differently, Annie has showed really well. No complications, just simple Meryl.
White represents an angelic energy that Meryl posses.

Some more pictures of Meryl which i really like. She is quite an Interesting woman!

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