Thursday, 23 July 2009

Paulina Dimitrokalli

Enjoy the interview Paulina Dimitrokalli gave to me some days ago! I'm seriously in love with her rings!

1. From your blog,i saw that your main job is that of a teacher. In what way is teaching and jewellery making combined?

I am teaching physics and till now i was working at a private elementary school. I was trying to transform learning into something that could be more experienced by combining science with theatrical game, puppets and c0nstructions. An Einstein puppet that talks about the heat can make a child understand the lesson easier. Even before the school thought, i was doing puppet seminars to children and that is something i'm still doing.

2. Do you draw inspiration by the children?

Children are always inspiring. For playing, thoughts, even life itself! That may be the reason why the things i'm creating often have a..childish mood. I also want to mention that i don't only create jewellery. I make puppets, dolls, bags and things for the house,too. This year i wanted to create jewellery after my collaboration with Chrisa.

3. What materials do you like to use and how did the collaboration with Chrisa Spyridonos start?

The materials i like to use are so many! ribbons, buttons, beads, liquid glass and plastic lamination (πλαστικοποίηση). What relaxes me more when i'm creating something though, is a high quality cotton fabric!

Chrisa works as a web designer and has studied graffic arts and children illustration at Orneraki school. We desided that our common style can create something special. At first it was just an experiment but later it became more specific. Chrisa designed the images and i used them in the making of the jewels.

4. You mentioned to me that we can find your rings and other staff at Manifactura, but also in some islands! Which ones?

Both me and Chrisa are also working in other jobs so right now we are not as productive as we want to be. You can find our jewellery at Manifactura (Eksarxia), in the island of Samos and from September at Pon-Pon shop (Halandri). Also at our etsy shop.

5. Abroad etsy shops are quite popular for all creators that want to sell their things. Do you thing that Greeks use as much online shopping? is really interesting. I can't say that we sell our things to our greek costumers in thay way though. We are not familiar to online shopping and PayPal in particular.

i want to specially thank Paulina for finding the time to answer my questions!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

birthday girl

so happy to have around me all these people that i appreciate, love and get me inspired day by day all these 23 years of my life!!


Friday, 17 July 2009

holidays started

suitcase finally got out of the back corner of my wardrobe and now lies on the floor full of summer clothes! tomorrow i'm heading to the island of serifos and i just couldn't keep myself from showing you,my two most recent buys!
cute dress bought from ropa lavada (one of my favourite shops around athens)
and sandals bought from zara (who can resist entering zara during the sales?)

i'll be back in a few days!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Beyond BIBA

Beyond Biba Trailer from November Films on Vimeo.

Random facts about BIBA

-Biba was an iconic and popular fashion store in the 1960s and 1970s. It was started and primarily run by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with help of her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon.
-Biba's early years were rather humble with many of the outfits being cheap and available to the public by mail order. Biba’s postal boutique had its first significant success in May 1964 when it offered a pink gingham dress to readers of the Daily Mirror. The dress had celebrity appeal as a similar dress had been worn by Brigitte Bardot. By the morning after the dress was advertised in the Daily Mirror, it had received over 4,000 orders. Ultimately, some 17,000 outfits were sold.
-The Biba Look’ or 'Dudu Look' was ‘fresh little foals with long legs, bright faces and round dolly eyes.’ Barbara Hulanicki describes her customers as ‘postwar babies who had been deprived of nourishing protein in childhood and grew up into beautiful skinny people: a designer's dream. It didn’t take much for them to look outstanding.’ These women were mostly teenagers or twenty year olds, who wanted to have clothes that looked good on them.
-The Biba logo played a crucial part in Biba’s success, the logo was gold and black which reflected the growing taste in youth for art deco.

The film is trying to explore the after-Biba life of Barbara Hulanicki as in 1975 the store was eventually closed. Barbara moved to Miami and still works as a successful and respected interior designer
. Definitely a film to watch as Barbara Hulanicki changed the face of UK fashion during the 60s and 70s!

sources: googleimages,wikipedia,

Sunday, 12 July 2009

last night...

i wore my purple bathing suit and spent the night on the beach!


Friday, 10 July 2009

right now

things i'm craving for right now:
-a new fedora hat
-spending a day under the sun and by the sea...


Sunday, 5 July 2009

details in the fabric

Steven Meisel "Print and Pattern” ,2003


Friday, 3 July 2009

bdays and bad studying days

we are in the middle of summer-OFFICIALY! sun, sea, mojitos by the beach and all those things that make summer in greece ideal! And while some of my friends have already started their vacations or their plans for vacations i'm in the middle of my summer exams. (hopefully the last ones of my university "career"). So as you can imagine, i can't enjoy summer in the city yet! what i can do is take small breaks from my studying and try to make the most of them! Yesterday it was Kosmos Festival and some days ago was the bday party of a friend of mine!
After spending so many hours at home studying, i've developed a new unhealthy habit,of being a lazy-dresser! thank god it's summer and all you have to do is throw on a little dress and your favourite gladiator sandals and off you go!
This was the outfit i wore for the bday party!


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