Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Michael Zavros

this is the week that i'm discovering and remembering great Greek artists that live in Australia. Michael Zervos has an undeniable talent. I was firstly introduced to his work when i once found his "fashionable kentauros" images of half men-half horses that wore burberry prorsum, yves saint laurent or dior. and then not so long ago i've read at yatzer about his-then-new collaboration with balenciaga! (click here to read the yatzer article).
so after about 2 months, it had to be this particular afternoon that i saw this video that shows the whole artistic procedure of michael zavros balenciaga images! it's so lovely to hold a balenciaga bag-imagine designing one, too!

visit www.michaelzavros.com


Monday, 29 June 2009

Lanvin loves Acne

In times of crisis, working in collaborations proves to be useful for both collaborating parts. H&M was smart enough to collaborate with the biggest names of high-end clothing industry all these years and names such as Comme des Garcons, Roberto Cavalli, Victor&Rolf, Stella McCartney,Karl Lagerfield and Matthiew Williamson don't seem to lose their status by producing their clothes in the mass market.
Acnes is not one of the brands that can be considered low cost. Nevertheless it's always interesting to see collaborations and this time it was Lanvin's Alber Elbaz who designed a small collection for Acne! Jeans blend up with darker shades of jean fabrics and Alber proves that wearing head-to-toe jeans is actually possible and tasteful!
I have to say that i was a bit disappointed by the prices as they range from 250 to 820 € when Lanvin's ready-to-wear pieces, start at about $1,000 but let me be little meanie as i think that Zara will be one of the first to copy-copy head-to-toe jeans!

sources: jcreport.com, superfuture.com, acnestudios.com/lanvin

Friday, 26 June 2009

Tina Kalivas

Tina Kalivas has a Greek background but has grown up in Australia. Her A/W 09 collection is inspired by the Afghan refuges and it's rather inspiring how she mixes nude colors with neon pink, orange and even bright yellows and blues.

in her own words:
I was fascinated for a while with Afghani culture just though movies I had seen like Kandahar. I was amazed at the creativity that comes from this culture considering they are living in such a harsh environment. The desert landscape itself is so confronting let alone living in caves within the mountains. When I looked more and more into the textiles that came from Afghanistan I became obsessed with getting closer to the culture. I had met a journalist in London who spent a while in Afghanistan as a spokesperson for the United Nations and since then the meeting with her stuck in my mind. I bumped into her in Sydney at a book launch and she told me about a group of Afghani refugee Women here in Sydney who were known to have amazing embroidery skills. So through numerous phone-calls and research I met the community workers who look after them and we drove way out to the Western suburbs to meet them. That first meeting with them opened a gateway to a very unfamiliar form of creativity, but very exciting.
Coming from a Greek family at least I could relate to them on that cultural level!

parts of her interview are taken from Dazed Digital (enter here to read more)

sources: DazedDigital, The selby

Thursday, 25 June 2009

New York New Yoooork!

Caroline Trentini and Daria Werbowy as photographed in Mario Testino’s new editorial for Vogue US “City of Dreams”. I really like it when editorials are not just photos of models wearing new clothes, but also have a whole stoty that are based on. City of Dreams is a story of two young actresses trying to make it big in New York!i chose only their everyday casual looks to show you as i found them rather ispiring!Enjoy!


Lou Doillon by Lou Doillon

it's always interesting to design yourself.


Monday, 22 June 2009


last Thursday was the opening of the new graffiti exhibition "Styles in it" at K44,gazi and once more i was there with all the other beloved fashion bloggers. The girls have already made a lot of posts about the event (you can see here, here and here) and i'm only posting this photo of me by the lovely Nina Malvada!
Love you girl!!!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Chloe Sevigny in Hydra

Chloe Sevigny accompanied friend Lizzy Bougatsos in Hydra island some days ago for the opening of Lizzy's first exhibition in Greece at Breeders gallery!
M.Hulot talked to both Chloe and Lizzy for LiFo newspaper and after the interview they were photographed together from Freddie F.
for the greek-speakers the interview is here

(scan made by me,please credit)

source: lifo.gr

Friday, 19 June 2009

Glamour Magazine July issue

glamour magazine is turning to be one of the most important sponsors of the greek fashion blog scene and i'm more than grateful for that! at glamour's june issue, you may have saw the interview i gave along with 5 other great greek fashion bloggers (Fashion Architect, Alecca Rox, Streetgeist and QueenB). Now it was time that we showed our support and love for the magazine back! And there was no better way, than wearing the gift tee of last issue "I HEART GLAMOUR"
This time you can see from above Elena, Alecca Rox, Nina Malvada, Katerina, Pinelopi and me along with a new and special friend of mine Giorgia from Italy, all wearing the glamour tee in our own style! And that's the great thing about fashion! One tee- seven ways of wearing it! Choose one for everyday of the week!
Last but not least i have to specially thank Glamour girl Amalia Agathou who never stops showing us her support and that is the reason that these 2 last months we heart glamour MORE THAN EVER!


coco chanel by richard avedon

source: flickr.com

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Surface 2 Air + Sølve Sundsbø

oh my! these bags are amazing!
it's the new collaboration of Surface 2 Air with Sølve Sundsbø.In case you don't know this guy here is a little info taken from showstudio:
Sølve Sundsbø is a Norwegian photographer who lives in London. His career began when four months into a course at the London College of Printing he became Nick Knight’s assistant. Now Sundsbø is a regular contributor to magazines including Pop, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Numéro, Visionaire and Vogue Nippon. He has also worked with various high-profile clients including Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Nike, Lancôme and Mac cosmetics, as well as shooting album covers for Royksopp and Coldplay. Sundsbø was voted best newcomer at the ‘International Festival of Fashion’ in Hyeres in spring 1999 and was chosen as Fashion Photographer by Creative Review for their ‘Creative Futures’ exhibition in Autumn 1999. He also contributed to the Biennale Florence with Alexander McQueen and held a personal exhibition at the International Festival of Fashion in Hyeres in 2003.
Sadly this collaboration is limited edition and the collection will only be available in 20 stores worldwide. Wondering if Greece is included...

sources: paristexascopenhagen,showstudio.com

something exciting happened last night

+Alecca Rox that arrived minutes before we left. it was an amazing night girls!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

all the buddies

What a lovely day it is the one that you wake up with a gift parcel waiting to be opened! this tee was specially sent to me by StyleForStyle's Giorgia! I may have mentioned before that half last year i lived in Milan and all that time i was searching for Italian fashion blogs unsuccessfully! As they say, great things come unexpectedly and so it had to be a year later that i discovered Giorgia's blog and not only was it the first Italian blog i found, not only was it lovely but there was also a StyleForStyle e-shop ! I instantly fell in love with this particular tee and Giorgia was kind enough to sent it to me! Visit her blog and definitely her e-shop as i'm having a feeling that these tee's are going to be the next hip thing!
me likey!

Monday, 15 June 2009

betty who?

if a summer Santa Claus exists and reads Soho symposium i would like to tell him that i was a very good girl this first 2009's semester and that i would love to see this Betty boop dress in my wardrobe! =)


Friday, 12 June 2009

discover ioanna kourbela

every time i lose myself in the small roads around Plaka i always remember to pay a visit at Ioanna Kourbela's showroom! Last time i did that i was pleased to find out that her new line was accompanied by an amazing photo shoot! Not many Greek designers take seriously the photos presenting their new collections and that's why i was so happy to see that Kourbela's catalog not simply presented the new line but also was artistic enough to make me ask for it when i entered the shop! The girl there told me that i can see the clothes also on the site (something that i already had done) but i wanted so badly to have the catalog that i almost begged for it!
Seriously i'm so excited about the work Ioanna Kourbela, photographer Michalis Kloukinas, hair and make up stylist Manos Agrimakis and artwork designer ChrisTrivizas have done that the catalog now has a place next to all the fashion books on my library.

And of course the clothes that Ioanna Kourbela designs are so greek-spirited that i find the spot of their store ideal! The address of the retail store is: 109 Adrianou str.& 12 Hatzimihali str at Plaka and you can also visit the show room at 12 Hatzimihali str.,Plaka.

life in sydney

Natalie Wood (director and clothing designer who lives in sydney) as photographed by The Selby! Not only her style is amazing, but also take a closer look at her necklaces...they are so unique and funny!


Tuesday, 9 June 2009

jasmin's style

few days ago i went to see a music band at terravibe! the funny part of the story is that i screamed and shouted for more than 10 hours about a band i never saw on stage!!!! No i'm not talking about Depeche Mode canceling the show in the last minute! I'm talking about taking part in the shooting of a telephone company's new ad!
Now the ad is out and you can watch it on the telly! The story is about a concert to be made. while the crowd is waiting for the band to arrive, a young girl sees them first and shouts "here they are".
That girl's real life name is Jasmin! And i couldn't help but take a picture of her as she was dressed to impress! Pink tights under a black mini skirt and on top a white tee with badges all over the front-even on her bra! she finished the look with pink way fares and a black hat! so cute and so perfectly fresh and right for a live concert!

(please credit if u use the photo)

Sunday, 7 June 2009


seems like summer has finally arrived here in greece! today everyone i know -including me- went to the beach or at least for a walk or a coffee near the sea!
counting down the days till holidays!

sources: fffound, tfs, googleimages, quotelicious.com

Friday, 5 June 2009

Patagonia here i come

if you stand staring at a pic for more that 2 minutes that must mean only one thing. a piece of art inside the pages of Vogue Brazil June 09! photo shoot took place in Patagonia.


funny face

edie sedgwick makes funny faces just to make your day!


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

after graduation

some days ago a friend of mine graduated! for celebrating the degree he took us all to an italian restaurant! before leaving i found the time to take a quick photo and later on i realised that the sky behind me had the most amazing colors thanks to the sunset! weirdly i wasn't in the mood for a dress or a skirt and even more weirdly i was in the mood for heels! (i don't do heels often although i'm a lover).the rest of the outfit was quite simple as u can see.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Laura Laine

Laura Laine is a Finnish fashion illustrator. she is only 25 years old and already has collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Zara and some of the most famous fashion magazines!

source: lauralaine.net

that bag

i'm starting to worry about myself! few days ago i found the pic on the right while surfing through fashion sites. the girl wearing all black is hanne-gaby odiele and she is one of the hottest models right now! while checking the pic more carefully, i saw the bag the girl on the right holds! and it shook me! i've seen that bag before! and indeed i've seen it before! i searched through my zillion pictures saved on the computer and i found it!!! the picture on the left is one of my all time favorites! i remember that i immediately had fallen in love with that bag! how could i not recognise it again? unfortunately i don't have the credit for the first pic but i remember it was taken from a street style site.
i want that bag..i need that bag! if someone knows more info, i'll be more that grateful! it's like a picture deja-vu. please spread the news..hari k in search of the missing bag!


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