Thursday, 30 September 2010

S.V.A.W bracelets

When something is made for a good cause, I personally believe that it deserves to be published everywhere! That happened a few days ago, when I was informed about these bracelets made by the industrial Greek designer Dimitris Haidas.

The bracelets are made from stainless steel cut with laser to achieve the thickness of 2,5 mm, they are specially processed so that they are smooth while their color is electrostatically painted! I personally love the color version of them as you can find these bracelets in their "industrial" version, too.

And now the good cause: Shares from the purchase of the bracelets will be deposited to the Centre of Social Support of Women (Κ.Κ.Υ.Γ.) that constitutes an intervention of the Company for Social Exclusion and Mental Health (Ε.Κ.Α.Ψ.Υ.) in the social problem of violence against women.

You can find further information and the e-shop where you can buy online the -only 15 left- bracelets here.

P.S. oh yes you gossip girls! The model in the first picture is Ramona from Next Top Model

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Beyond Dress Codes

"Beyond Dress Codes" exhibition opened its doors yesterday night and of course we were all there to take a look of what all this was about! Filep Motwary was among the first enthusiasts but then the interest from abroad grew even bigger with the New York Times and the articles on the exhibition!

The exhibition takes place in two different rooms. The 520 drawings of costumes from areas of all over the Greece, as well as from the Black Sea area and Cyprus (all by sketch designer Gissis Papageorgiou) can be seen in both rooms.
Then you get to see the creations of Greek Contemporary Designers such as Thanos Kyriakides, Mastori*Motwary Studio, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Sofia Kokosalaki, Ioannis Guia, Thanos Kyriakides, Angelos Bratis, MiRo, Orsalia Parthenis, Deux Hommes, Dimitris Dassios.

In the photos above you see some of my most loved ones. The red coat and black dress by Sofia Kokosalaki.

In her own words,

"Greek Regional Costume is a constant source of inspiration through its immense diversity and richness, as it varies from the austerity of the male uniforms, of my home country Crete and the region of Pontos, to the ornate female costumes of the islands, adorned with rich embroideries and lavish jewelry."

Purple dress taken from the collection S/S 2007 by Aggelos Bratis and last but not least the Mastori*Motwary Studio concept dress under the theme "NUPTIALIS" (Latin for marriage). Of course creations by Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano are on show, too as both were inspired by the Greek "foustanellas"

Exhibition curated by fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis.

Duration: September 27– October 27, 2010

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 21:00 Saturday: 10:30 – 14:30, closed on Sunday

Admission: Admission is free


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Toi&Moi and all about it!

So the big secret was revealed first from you and your comments as you were quick and efficient in spotting the brand of the dress! Bravo! Toi&Moi was it and you were very VERY right!

As you may have all guested back then , I was the next one to be invited at the "Fashionistas talk" video sessions by Toi&Moi and the video is finally out! I have a lot of backstage info to share with you; the first is that I was actually invited to do the video at Toi&Moi headquarters! The experience was more than nice as I had the chance to view all showrooms and of course the place where the Toi&Moi staff works! The decoration of the place was full of clothes and dummies (don't tell me you didn't see this coming) but what impressed me more was the huge hanger lying from the ceiling! Later I was informed that it may actually be the biggeST one existing but no, it's not on Guinness yet!

The video is unfortunately only in Greek at the time being but I actually shot it in English, too, so expect and update really soon! To tell you the truth, I wasn't a big fan of Toi&Moi clothes in the past, I found them too formal for me! The change nevertheless was impressive during the past two years and especially in the Fall/Winter 2010/11 collection I discovered many great pieces! Name the dress I was wearing and the wide range of scarves in the top list for sure!

As for the experience of shooting this video, well it was quite funny as I was that nervous that in the first take I said "and" more that a zillion times while at the end I kept repeating that the boots are "over the knee" instead of "ankle" ones and that the ribbons of the bracelet were pink instead of blue! Oh yes, now you can share a laugh with me!

Anywayzzz, I hope you enjoy the video and my selection of favorite Toi&Moi clothes as much I did!


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Georgina Skalidi

It is happening the moment we speak but as I arrived early and also left early I think it is ok, to post some photos of Georgina's opening bash! Georgina Skalidi opened her shop some months ago and she has turned successfully her love for bags into a business!

Today she is presenting her second collection, the one for Fall/Winter 2010/11 and she decided to do an opening bash in order to celebrate her new babies! The bags are all handmade and the shapes and colors are crrrrazy! Loved them all; I couldn't even decide which one will be my next investment piece..and that can only be good! In her shop you'll also discover shoes from a Spanish designer that I forgot to write down as well as accessories from designer mhw!

In the last set of pictures you get to see Georgina herself (her shoes are Chie Mihara-love) as well as a stylish and lovely friend of hers/Georgina Skalidi fan (yes the clutch she is holding is from the previous collection)


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Fabulous Night Out!

At last, you get to see some images of last week's Fashion's Night Out event (it's better late than ever, right?!)

Well YouStrikeMyFancy couldn't describe it better! Me and Thalia were wandering around Benetton and Sisley's in and out with a “Manolo” cocktail on one hand and a camera on the other! It was quite fun as we fooled around the stores, taking pictures of our favorite clothes, been taken photographs by photographers, hung out with fellow fash bloggers (from left to right you have Miss Fashion Algorithms, LFoF, Marie, Jo and Kataifi)...and generally tried to be as social as we could! We both left versus nine o'clock before the party even started, as...working ladies go to bed early (yes we are THAT
old, hahaa)

As for the last pic, I think that these two fashionable ladies styled their Fashion's Night Out t-shirts in the best way possible!

p.s. first three pics courtesy of mr. Katsogiannis

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Meet Market 18_09

Cruel Candy

Skinny Legs

Anthi ...Wears Vintage!

Yianna Karvela
Ouph by Pavlina Dimitrokali
I always enjoy Meet Markets but this time I loved it even more as I had the chance to meet new designers that I haven't seen in Meet Markets of the past, see what they have all created for the Fall season, meet friends, do some handmade/vintage shopping and also have a nice Saturday afternoon coffee (at the Six Dogs marvelous garden)!

I also met for the first time the Wear Vintage duo despite the fact that we have talked in the past and as I loved Anthi's outfit, I found it appropriate enough to not photograph anyone else but her!

P.S. As for what I will be revealed in another post!


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Fashion's Night Out 2010

If you follow my blog from my very first steps, you must remember by now, last year's Fashion's Night Out experience! It was one of a kind as it was the first time that something HUGE was organized and fashion bloggers were really involved! We had a meeting at the Vogue headquarters and we were among the brand contributors of the event!... Of course the best thing was that a bunch of stylish girls entered and left as more shops as they could in order to get the overall feeling! And to top that, people stopped us in the streets to ask what all that was about! Our answers? "It's Fashion's Night Out" and we loved it!

Now a year later, I'm hoping that more and more shops will realize that in times like these, they really have to take advantage of "happenings" like these if they want to drag people inside their stores! The difference between last year and this year -regarding me- is that this time, I'm not going to stroll around the streets in search of interesting findings! And no I wasn't contacted by Vogue either!

Instead you will be able to find me along with fellow blogger Thalia at Benetton and Sisley stores at Skoufa str from around 19,30 and until 21.00 o'clock! Come and meet us and don't be shy to talk to us...we will be shyer for sure! We will be able to view together the Fall/Winter collections and then chat, dance and eat the sweet Brigante treats!

It's Fashion's party and you are all invited!

p.s. plus you have a 10% discount in all Benetton/Sisley items -not bad if you ask me!-

UPDATE-Athena is going to be among us,too! Yeahhh!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Oh waiter give me that apron!

Last week, DElight duo had a special party at Six D.O.G.S. as they have designed especially and exclusively the staff's.. aprons!

"Oh yes, it's that unfair! The waitress has a designer piece on her, while I'm wearing H&M?"

Fair or unfair, I've had a great time along with my beloved fellow bloggers! Among them, Thalia actually caught Dafni wearing the apron and Miss Athenes caught me (!!), wearing my H&M!

...And as for the aprons, as I didn't exactly see them closely last Tuesday, DElight were polite enough to send me the first pics of them just for your pleasure!

Who said that a waiter can't be DElighted?

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Black and white

Two days ago I visited the showroom of a certain brand and had the opportunity to view the entire Fall/Winter 2010-11 collection before some pieces even hit the stores! I fell completely in love with this dress in particular as it has the peeerfect fit! Can you spot the dress? Can you guess what's coming?

Well, be patient, in a couple of days I'll reveal it all!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sometimes you need Erin...

...photographed for a look book, in order to search a little bit more about that brand with the never-heard-before- name! Scanlan & Theodore is -oh! what a surprise- an Australian label and their Spring/Summer 2011 collection is exactly what I would love to wear (take a look here)!

Yes I know, I should be focusing on the new season that is about to begin, but it's actually amazing that I found YET another Australian fashion label to love in just 10 days!

(Scroll down and discover Karla Spetic, the other Australian designer that I discovered a few days ago)

pic source: fashioncopious

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Back to School!

It's no secret, some months ago I was one of the first to inform you of the Greek Ebay market's opening! I still find that trip to Zurich one of the best things that I had the opportunity to do thanks to this blog and today that I found some free time I decided to take a look at Ebay again in search of "New Season" items!

It's actually the first year that I'm not returning back to school/uni, but it seems to me that this time I'm in more need of finding new inspirations, new clothes and styles to wear and new items to buy! So above, you can see some of my "want/need" items of the moment!

1. Mary Katrantzou/Topshop shirt (that I now regret of not having bought back then),
2. Essie Fall 2010 Collection of Nail Polishes,
3. my brand new bike (that I need to get out in the streets),
4. an Iphone Case Cover (despite the fact that I don't own it yet, an Iphone is soon to be mine so it needs to be protected),
5. a memory card for my camera (as I'm one of those that can't erase photos from their camera, but prefer to buy one more..memory card instead!),
6. 3-D glasses (for being able to watch movies but also read editorials like...this) ,
7. a brand new camera new obsession:
8. a satchel bag like the one that Alexa Chung holds all the time!

links: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Alexa pic source:Just Jared

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

September at the Park

It is quite amazing but parks in the center of Athens DO exist!.. And I was amazed to discover this particular park today despite the fact that I pass right in front of it every morning and afternoon on my way to and back from my work!

Situated at "Megaro Mousikis", today I found my secret garden and I took good advantage of it as I was along with a friend and able to take some proper outfit pics! From head to toe:

tee from SWAP (Swap Not Shop)
skirt from TUBE
jelly shoes
and "b." bag...

...that has become my new best friend as from the moment that I bought it, it goes everywhere with me! b. is a well-known Greek graffiti artist and you can find his canvas bags at Metropolis Concept Store in an astonishing price!

all photos courtesy of sohosymposium, if used please credit


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