Monday, 28 March 2011

Myrto Stamou F/W 2011-12

Myrto Stamou is yet another familiar name! She was actually the first person that I ever interviewed in this blog (see here) and I am quite proud of the fact that back in June 2009 she won the first award of the UK Graduate Fashion Week.

As she told me last year, her aim was to return back to Greece and try and see how things can work from here. And that's what she actually did! Her Fall/Winter 11-12 collection is now ready and you get to see the lookbook of the outcome in the set of pictures above!

As she mentions in the press release:

"Fascinated by Jareck Kubicki’s nude photography the designer explores the depiction of woman’s figure in art and fashion and creates a collection that exaggerates the morphology of the body.

For autumn 2011 Myrto Stamou focuses intensely on leather which she treats as a second skin in order to bring the shaping of bones to surface. Three dimensional leather constructions combine with Grecian draping on dresses that sensually follow the curves of the female figure or find their way on structured pieces to intensify their shape. "
Grecian drapes and Modernly treated leather are quite an interesting mix, don't you think? And beside that fact, I can actually recognize Myrto's aesthetic if I compare this collection with her graduating one which is really important when talking of a young designer! All young designers should have their own unique trademark.... something!

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Saturday, 26 March 2011

F for Flower S for Spring

The editorial comes from the Italian online fashion mag Alila. What a brilliant idea for a photo shoot; Dress the model in the same color palette as a bouquet of flowers!

Spring has finally landed in Florence and yesterday was the first day that I could wear my little ballerinas without stockings! Small pleasures in life but you realize how less clothes can liberate your body and how a ray of light can cheer you up.

pic source: Alila

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Ippolito F/W 11-12

-people this is an EXCLUSIVE!...You are already familiar with Ippolito brand in this blog (just click here and here for yet-another quick reminder)!

It was almost a year ago when Pavlina Papailiopoulou opened her little boutique shop with her first leather bags and belts! Now it was about time to expand and prove us all right for supporting her (...and me in particular- I keep on telling her that I feel like a proud grandma but she doesn't believe me).

Two days ago she presented her Fall/Winter 2011-12 collection at the Athens Xclusive Designers Week and I was desperately trying to find some wifi at uni in order to read the first comments and see the first pics! Green as Pavlina's shirt from envy for not being there, at least I have to thank Jo (who must be delighted for her own "Jo" Ippolito bag by now) for her two posts especially dedicated to what happened backstage, on-stage and after-stage that night!

And people, I couldn't resist sharing with you my very own exclusive and private show of the brand new collection! Pavlina sent me the Fall/Winter lookbook some hours ago and it was actually hard for me picking only three bags! Of course these are my most favorite ones so...enjoy and don't forget to visit Ippolito store in Plaka and take a virtual tour at

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Italy celebrates in Style!

On Thursday, Italy celebrated 150 years of unification. Florence as the first capital of Italy long ago, was decorated accordingly with national flags and lots of happenings in the streets! What I liked the most was the fact that shops for one day changed their window decorations and some of them did it in the most creative and inspiring way!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Emiliano Rinaldi

Emiliano Rinaldi is an Italian designer coming from Tuscany. During his college years while studying Engineering at the University of Bologna his passion for design became stronger and stronger and after a while he decided to present his first jewelry collection! In 2009 along with the jewelry line he presented a clothing line that consisted of jackets and trousers.

The images above come from his Fall/Winter 2011-12 lookbook and what I liked the most about it was the idea of mixing shiny and more flat fabrics together! The lines are loose and if you already follow this blog for a while you must know by now how much I adore loose-fitting clothes! The detail on the back of the coat in the first set of pics is lovely!


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