Monthly Archives: February 2010

the work of a lifetime

this is old news but today i finally managed to see Yannis Tsarouchis 1910-1989 exhibition at Benaki Museum and it was b e a u t i f u l, two floors dedicated to his immense work of life.
The different thing about him is that he wasn’t just a painter but a multifarious intellectual that painted, wrote poems, worked for theater and cinema and contributed to the culture of a century, oscillating between east and west and transforming this blend of cultural elements into art.

you’ve all seen his famous sailors and bicyclists..


..but i half secretly took a shot of this hand-drawn fan that dedicated to actress Katina Paksinou..

..and of this cute little set design model for Debussy’s music composition


To those of you last minute visitors i ‘d suggest to hurry up, the exhibition ends on the 14th of March.

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this is what it’s like

sunday’s love song by Arthur Russell

I cannot describe you how does this song make me feel, i want to scream the chorus out loudly and stand still with my hands open and that’s the only thing i’m able to do under its grasp “and love is sweet like that”.

As a friend says.

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make some room

for my new collectable Prada book!

it was sent to my office this week, weighs more than 3 kilos and needs to find its own space in my house. No bookcase needed since i intend to take a look at it every day until i absorb all the information. it includes the history of the fashion house, pictures of the products and the workspaces, the history of the collections, Prada projects such as the Prada Transformer, campaigns and numerous charming things to know, illustrated in 700 pages of fine paper.

as it is written by Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli on the introduction:
The purpose of this book is to retrace and represent the multivalent aspects of Prada: from fashion to communication, from the pursuit of excellence to technological advancement, from architecture to art.

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so chic

what can i say, Christian Louboutin’s shoes are a fetich

and by placing them on my desk i get the chance to show you the hard work i did with that collage a year ago, made by boarding passes and maps and tickets and memorabilia from my trips- i don’t know if i love this most or the shoes..

snake printed classic stiletto’s by Christian Louboutin with the typical red soles: post dedicated to Lady Lydia ;-)

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come to my sweet melody

Roisin Murphy collaborates for the first time with London based sunglasses designer Linda Farrow, under the label Linda Farrow Projects.

Based around a classic half moon cat eye frame made from titanium and coated in 24 carat gold. The sunglass is available in two colours, matt white gold teamed with a grey gradient lens and yellow matt gold teamed with a brown gradient lens.

Linda Farrow Projects now in their third season, in collaboration with Roisin Murphy, Peter Pilotto, Charles Anastase, Todd Lynn, House of Holland, Jeremy Scott, David Szeto, Kokon to Zai, Hussein Chalayan, Tim Hamilton, Gaspard Yurkievich, Walter van Beirendonck and Tim Soar. Each designer creates one sunglass and thus creates his own artistic style through sunglasses, overall complementing the complete silhouette for his brand.

Linda Farrow Vintage

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un bel di vedremo

friday’s coming closer and i can’t wait because a few weeks ago i purchased tickets for Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”, at the Athens Concert Hall. Madama Butterfly it’s in the top 3 of my favorite lyric plays, among Puccini’s “Turandot” and Bizet’s” Les pecheurs de perles” and i had a chance to see it a couple years ago at the Greek National Opera- not a very succesfull cast though. there’s a love story (of course! what were you thinking?) but it’s not as simple as that, because there’s also some strong motherhood nuance that makes the story dramatic and heart-breaking in a different way than other romantic operas.

here for you is the most well known aria from the play, by Maria Callas, since i suppose there isn’t any other better version

* Puccini_ Madama Butterfly – Un Bel Di Vedremo *

Butterfly’s dreaming of the day that her beloved husband will return home after a long absence and describes it with every detail:
One beautiful day we will see a puff of smoke on the far horizon. Then a ship will appear and enter the harbor. I won’t go down to meet him,no, i’ll wait on the hill for him to come. After a long time, i’ ll see in the far distance a man beginning the walk out of the city and up the hill. When he arrives, he will call “Butterfly” from a distance- but i will not answer, partly for fun and partly not to die from the excitement of the first meeting. Then he will speak the names he used to call me: “Little one. Dear wife. Orange blossom.” I promise you that this will happen.

And of course she dies in the end.

info and ticket purchase here


celebration tee

today, among all those things i had to do at work, our picture (mine and my colleagues’ fash.dept. girls) was taken wearing Vogue Hellas’s anniversary t-shirt: Vogue Hellas is celebrating its 10 years and marking this special occasion with an issue quite different from what you’ve seen so far. i’m anxious and also curious to see it out, not only because i worked so hard for it the last few months (all of us-and i’m very relieved that it’s ready at last) but also because some very talented people and dear friends of mine are featured in it (sorpresa).
the tee is cute, simple and collectable, available with March celebration issue- it doesn’t show very clearly here but you get an idea.

however, my please-make-me-yours Lanvin pumps steal the attention: snakeskin & chains & in color nude. gawd!

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Clouddead

The first thing that really pierced my head was their vocals. Its all about three guys who all have solo works but i guess they felt right when they thought about joining forces. Their sound is really hard to define; allthough they stated “just call it hip-hop” you can undoubtedly spot elements of ambient, psychedelic music and experimental electronica and of course all these covered with weirdly synchronised,complexed vocals.

Doseone,WHY? and Odd Nosdam have released 2 albums and several EPs stating that they have finished making music but in 2009 they came back in action releasing another single. Anticon is the label and here is a hint: dont hurry to jump to conclusions,let it like you first before you do.

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silver fever

Metal mesh can be tacky. Look me in the eyes and tell me such is the case with this. Well, no, it isn’t: this Barbara Bui top is calling out for you to wear it and so are those similar flashy suede sandals meant for the dance floor- and not only for that. Plus, they are truly comfortable so you can dance your heart out.


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cici was here

my lovely friend cici had an inspiration for this Sunday’s love song. she’s usually a very smiley-happy-joyful person so how could i deny posting something so contrary to her temperament? it only happens once in a decade.

this one’s for you

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wandering in paris

Last night The XX gave a concert at Cigale a theater in the heart of Montmartre but the bitter truth about this city is that as soon as you grasp the news for something ALL tickets are gone. We decide anyway, my love (antonis) and I, to risk our way over there and see if we find some last minute luck but not! After some laughs over the adventurous and unfortunate bargain for any “black market” chance, we head some trains away to another concert spot called Flèche d’Or that’s something between live-club-bar where we first watched Chad Van Gaalen (wooonderfulness). What I love about this place is that it’s a former railway station that has kept the style and the essence since it still flows above the rails…

…the view of which you are not deprived.

Two fine bands, a french one named Success, that turned out reeeeally fun with a frontman hard to describe and a british band nothing-we-never-heard-before…but the bottom line is that at fucking Paris you never get bored! Good times.

Ps. Tonight we watched “I love you Phillip Morris” dealing with an amazing true gay love story, where I instantly fell in love with this song:

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