Go on, choose your Cinderella pumps and get ready for 2011
- Christian Louboutin says
another fashion story, this time for the celebration January issue of Vogue Hellas. it was shot at the Presidential suite of Great Britain hotel and around midtown Athens. it’s all about eveningwear- it’s Christmas, what else- and full of feathers. Photographer: Marcin Tyszca
Versace in lime
Roger Vivier gloves and Donna Karan dress
The Stephen Jones headpiece
The suede embroidered Pucci pants
one of the most successful Vogue Hellas parties was held yesterday at the Grand Ballroom of Great Britain hotel in Athens. the dress code was ‘Celebration Black-Tie’ and i must tell you, boys in tux are dropdeadsexy
four more pictures from the shooting we did with Christos Karantzolas back then. make-up by Elena Perdikomati. hair by Thanos Samaras.
“i found myself alive in the palm of your hand”
..i want to thank the academy, my mom, my brother and all my beloved friends that helped me go through this hectic week and complete the last shooting. preparing the first spring fashion editorial for the new season is extremely exciting, if the delays/misunderstandings/accidents don’t stand in your way. so many things went wrong that i’d almost started to believe in the zodiac and the bad luck of Mercury being retrograde. but i personally kept my eyes on the Prada ss2011 platforms and went through it, successfully i hope. my mind is like pulp and my body hurts but as far as i can tell the story looks great. more photos to follow in January
girls the SOMF collection is ready -the prints are amazing btw- and will be available at this Sunday’s Meet Market. you’d better be quick.
Photos by Gregory Manolitsis
Creative direction by SOMF
All clothes by Somf
Maria Mastori designed a series of cheerful lucky charms made of bigger and smaller bells and they make the perfect Christmas house-gift for a lucky new year. mine has already done some work!
For several years now, Chanel has taken some specialist craftsmen under its wing, protecting and perpetuating their know-how. Desrues the costume jeweler, Lemarié the feather specialist, Lesage the embroiderer, Massaro the shoe-maker, Michel the milliner, Goossens the goldsmith and Guillet the floral accessory specialist are the seven artisanal ateliers the House purchased in 1997.
Back in 2002, Karl Lagerfeld dedicated an annual collection to them, whilst also celebrating a city that is part of the House’s history. This year for the ninth occasion the destination was Byzantium, with a “Paris Byzance” collection, in keeping with the opening of a second Chanel boutique in Istanbul.
In a decor worthy of an Ottoman Palace, Karl Lagerfeld revisited the bold colors and the antique golds of enamels and icons, with midnight and mineral blues, deep purples, violets and greens.
The Byzantine signature is clearly stated in tweeds interwoven with gold, satin leather, velvet, cashmere, chiffon, lace and tulle. It influences the tablions, the braids and the embroidery. The buttons are jewelled stones while the arabesque appliqués are trimmed with gold. The weave is coarse yet sophisticated, dazzling like a mosaic.
The Byzantine splendor reflects on the belts and jewelry, adorned with square glass beads, filigree gilt metal, enameling and beads, for a modern-day Theodora. The collection was fascinating for being both comfortable and luxurious, something that was also reflecting on the shoes: sparkling flat sandals with arabesque cut-outs alternated with thigh-high boots sprinkled with glass beads.
yesterday we all suddenly woke up to winter time as if through a time tunnel, don’t know where it came from, the weather is total bananas. and during one night we passed from 20 °C to freezing cold. however, even the sudden snow didn’t stop me from following my plans, which included a stop at ‘Yeshop In House’, the store of designer Yiorgos Eleftheriades for a special sales event. a couple of drinks and chatting while trying pieces from his current and previous collections is what i call proper shopping.
my friend bought a wonderful velvet coat and i got myself this
which it may look like a skirt but it’s not
and it may look conservative but it’s not
i tried it on with a divine top and one of my most favourite ever, made of lace and silk, from the latest collection of Filep Motwary
wonderful, isn’t it. happy consumer.
yesterday we were shooting in a magnificent location that had nothing to be jealous of a museum, overflowing with precious paintings and sculptures and antique furniture. a couple of photos and me with ma boss in stylistic harmony (though he’s 1.90 i managed to make him look like a dwarf. nope definitely not my fault, there must be his YSL baggie pants’ fault i’m sure)
i’ve been a nice girl this year and if Santa agrees i know what i want for Christmas: the re-edition of George Nelson’s ‘Pretzel’ chair by Vitra, in a limited edition of 1000 pieces worldwide, especially made in 2008 for Nelson’s 100th anniversary.
and if Santa loves me enough he’ll get me two. reading Santa?