Friday, 30 April 2010

Karl loves junk food!

Do you think that the "Karl Lagerfeld diet" might consist of any of these?!?!?!.... Personally no, but Karl definitely has enough imagination to play with the junk food packages and even create a Chanel bag!


Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Toms shoes just arrived

Thanks to FenaFresh and the new site, two days ago I received my brand new red shoes! And they are not just the simple red espadrilles they look like! They are shoes with a cause!

TOMS shoes come with a motive: "For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need" And that's exactly what they do!

In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers.
Visit TOMS site and read all the interesting stuff! Such as...what you can do when your TOMS are not wearable (post especially for the Earth day), how you can spread the word and how you can participate in events such as the "One Day without Shoes"


Monday, 26 April 2010


I usually don't wanna make posts that I have already read in some other girl's blog and I'm sure you've already seen this and this post about the "Endyesthai" excibition! Whatsoever...I was really amazed when the curator of this exhibition Angeliki Roumelioti emailed me saying that she is reading my blog and giving me all the info for the clothes exhibition that is currently shown at Benaki museum.
Didn't want to write a post without having checked the exhibition with my own eyes and although I tried unsuccessfully during the Easter holidays to see the exhibition, the museum was then closed, so...this was my second attempt to see the Endyesthai collection!

I was really happy to see that the clothes chosen, were not only folklore Greek clothes! Modern Greek Designers had their own space and among the dresses that I really liked were the Chara Lebessi Deconstruction Crystal Dress, the Sotiris Georgiou Perplexity dress from his Winter 10-11 collection and the Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias 09-10 black dress!

Can't really focus on one part of the exhibition though, you really have to check the whole thing yourself as it was really well curated and you'll have the chance to see from a very close distance really important clothes. Some of them are the Delphos dress that was right beside the Sophia Kokosalaki white gown, the Chanel wool lady's suit, the "Bar" suit by Christian Dior (yes the own from the breathtaking 1947 New Look collection), the super mini Biba dress and even the Marc Jacobs silk dress for the Barack Obama presidential campaign!

As a conclusion I want to mention what I found written on a wall and thought it was really important:

"In presenting this collection-unique of its kind in Greece- and raising questions conserning the diverse reactions and interpretations of clothing, it is our hope that the exhibition will highlight the need to create a Costume Culture Museum in Greece"

all pictures are edited by me and are originally found at the PLI site

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mariano Fortuny at La Pedrera

This is going to be the last post related to Barcelona. For me though it was one of the best parts of this trip!

Didn't expect to find it, but as we passed by Gaudi's most famous building..La Pedrera, we saw a sign with one of the most known Fortuny creations..."The Delphos Dress". If you're a "SoHo Symposium" reader, you must already remember this dress as I have done another post about it (here) in the past!
So, in the first floor of the Pedrera and without even paying an entrance as it was FREE for the public, a whole exhibition was organized capturing the entire Fortuny spirit! Unfortunately the cameras weren't allowed, so no pics available...

Firstly there were the paintings. Mariano was known as the "Little Leonardo" and he studied painting by copying the works of the great masters.
Then, there were the parts of his theatrical life...Didn't know it but, as is written in the accompanying brochure, he was very passionate about the theatre and he even produced the "Fortuny Lighting System" which was later installed in leading theatres in German and Italy.
Later on, the Venice period with black and white pictures of Venice and at the very end of the exhibition, paintings and photos of his wife and muse Henriette Adele Nigrin and the Fortuny dresses!

When Fortuny decided to devote himself to textile design, which he did in close collaboration with Henriette, he had considerable experience in the theatrical world, for which he made costumes! For his creations, the artist turned to motifs from Greek and Minoan tradition as well as the Renaissance, Coptic art, Turkish fabrics, Hispano-Moorish art, the French Rococo and the art of China and Black Africa.

The Delphos revolutionised fashion by making the dream of freeing the female body a reality, and was an icon worn solely by women who, because of their profession, wealth or personality, felt themselves sufficiently independent to be able to flout the moral conventions of the day.

I have to admit that I was amazed to see with my own eyes the real Delphos dresses! They are simply amazing and I even imagined myself wearing them!... And here comes the BEST part! At the end of the exhibition with augmented reality's help, I could see myself inside all the Delphos dresses (it was something like this, in case you're not familiar with how the augmented reality works) !!!
This is the first time that I see something like this applied in fashion and I have to say that the fact that it was all free for the public, makes me appreciate it even more.

The Fortuny exhibition is the perfect example of how art can be modernized and can actually reach everybody.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

Last day in Barcelona and while I thought I have seen everything to be seen, I bumped into another shopping window that caught my eye!
It was the PINK revelation! A whole store painted in PINK! From the floors to the ceilings..from the stairs to the cashier's desk! As for the window display, two puffy plastic dresses were there -the ones that would drive Bjork
Another interesting finding was that the prices of the clothes and accessories were more than welcome! Take a look at Agatha Ruiz de la Prada site and you'll feel like you were surrounded by a rainbow! (Also for the biker types, the ARdlP helmets just ROCK)

Monday, 19 April 2010

The anatomy of a Chanel window!

Despite being an Athenian, I'm almost never interested in checking Boukourestiou str where all the high end brands have their stores! In Barcelona though, the Barcelonian "Boukourestiou" Paseo de Gracia was quite near to our hotel and we walked up and down the street many times! It was a true revelation to look at the shopping windows and in some cases it was as enjoyable as looking at those Gaudi buildings!

Chanel window was one of those windows that caught my eye! Let's just leave behind the hayloft theme -not even tell me about the chanel bags inside the "supermarket baskets"! I was mostly amazed by the fact that the dummies were not only dressed head to toe in Chanel but they even had THOSE tattoo's and this season's nail polishes on them, too! Don't know about the lipstick but something tells me that the color is equal to the ones you can find in stores this very moment!
Now we're talking about advertising the entire collection!

For as I know the Chanel dummies were the most chic dummies around town!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

...Con cariño, Barcelona!

I'm back! Barcelona is all about Gaudi and nameless streets waiting to be discovered!...I did both (plus some serious window shopping around town) so expect more soon!


Friday, 9 April 2010

Fashion Bloggers Do's and Don'ts!

Now that a full blogging-year has passed, I often think of all the things that we have done (blog-wise) and I smile!
Last year I saw for the first time my face printed in a magazine (I sympathize Carrie Bradshaw when she looked absolutely horrible in that magazine cover). It was the first photoshoot I've ever done and I was stressed as hell! I certainly don't blame the photographer for that pose of mine!
Well...Now- a year later- I find it rather amusing that I went to a town nearby Athens in the middle of the night just to buy the magazine before it ever hit Athens stands!

That's why, Glamour will always be in my heart as the magazine who DID IT ALL! I may be the last of the gang to post about our April feature, but it's never too late for doing that, right? Danai Christopoulou asked me, Chloe, AleccaRox,QueenB and Elena about the Spring/Summer '10 trends we most loved and most hated and by reading the feature you'll get not only our answers but our style point-of-views as well! None of us answered in the same way and that's what I find the most interesting! 5 girls 5 styles! 10 things to love and 10 to hate!

My list goes on like this:

I most liked the pastel tones that I saw in many collections but I wasn't impressed with the return of the military look (boring..)
As for accessories, I loved Phillip Lim's red details but I completely loath the return of the clogs (I can't stand that clok-clok sound that they make)

Once again, THANK YOU Glamour!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Teenage dirtbags!

With all this talk on recycling materials, eco fashion, vintage and second-hand, the world suddenly seems more creative!

I just found at Design*Spoon, the..trashbag work of artist Josh Blackwell! What he basically did was to take plastic bags (like the million ones you all have, piled in your kitchen drawers) and knit all kinds of motives on them! I don't think that these bags are for use but imagine you all went to the super market with that knitted bag of yours! That would be seriously funny....
And because you may think that trash can only be seen in art galleries....Marc Jacobs designed especially for Louis Vuitton the following bag that I think is now available at all LV stores!

Is it a new trend or what?


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

My lazy obsessions

Well...I'm back from holidays but as I'm leaving again in a few days for sunny Barcelona, I refuse to admit it! These days except of serious working, I'm in a mood for only reading my books, not spending money (in order to spend it all at Barcelona) and spending as much time outside home as possible (blame the time change for that)...
As for the clothes that I'm wearing..nothing new (you see Barcelona has Topshop and COS ;) )I'm only in the mood for mixing all my clothes together! The latest obsession is dots and stripes!

Ok I think you get it by now, dots, stripes and florals are the patterns that I live in these days!

expect more interesting outfit posts by the end of the following week! xx's!

Thursday, 1 April 2010


If only I had the nerve to appear dressed in these .It's the ultimate Easter accessory !!!!



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