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Fashion Room Service XXL

The biggest FRS so far took place in several buildings of Athens, including the lately renewed Grecotel boutique Hotel “Pallas Athena” and Fashion Workshop by Vicky Kaya.

The highlights:
The rooms and suites of Pallas Athena look gorgeous and youthful, with graffitis and art pieces all around and in every single room. Suite “Octopussy” is definitely my favorite.
The knits of Pepper Vally made by greek organic cotton and wool.
The sunglasses of Deepshallowexposition with round lenses and their debut collection of bangles and cuffs.
The summer collection of V Society and especially the silk dresses.
The perforated leather skirts of Anna Veneti.
The DeuxHommes, Somf and Atelier Loukia installations at Fashion Workshop Building II were a smash hit.

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Prada Graffiti

Prada “Graffiti” is a playful capsule collection of ready-to-wear garments and accessories that mix contrasting and loud colors. A selection that speaks through images from the muralists, mixing them up and reinterpreting them to explore the many facets of femininity.

On sale from April, offering a range of styles in cotton teamed with suede sandals.

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“Figures” loved and idealized

Last Saturday I visited a small but original exhibition that takes place at Museum of Cycladic Art by the end of March, where you have the opportunity to meet the poems of well-known Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy alongside the figures that play a leading role in his poetry. “Inspired by the verse “Voices, loved and idealized” from Cavafy’s poem Voices, the exhibition uses archaeological artefacts to illustrate a selection of poems with mythological and, especially, historical subjects, which experts believe comprise approximately one third of Cavafy’s work”.

“Statues and portraits of Alexander the Great, Dimitrios Poliorcetes, Iulius Caesar or Nero, are presented in align with Cavafy’s poems, bearing the aura of the Hellenistic period, which the Alexandrian poet admired and referred to the most. And of course the parable, the irony and the meaning.”

Every Thursday at 20.00 and weekends at 13.00 a Guided Tour is available at no extra charge.

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Lakes & Reservoirs by Matthew Brandt

Photographer Matthew Brandt’s latest project plays with decay and degradation. After having photographed for years various lakes of USA’s West coast with traditional films and utilizing different types of photographic prints, the artist soaked the pictures for days and even months in containers filled with the specific water from the lake that each photo depicts, thus causing spectacular chromatics alternations and showcasing not only the lake’s image, but also a part of its physicality.
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Zone D

Zoumboulakis Gallery launched the other day the exhibition “Mehr Als Schein / Shining Through / Αυτό που φαίνεται”, as part of Zone D project, at the beautiful neoclassical building at the number 135 of Ermou street in Athens. The exhibition consists of mainly greek and german artists’ work, who are preoccupied with the aesthetics of surface. The opening party was supported by Absolut vodka that, in addition, celebrates the artistic creativity with its new bottle designed by Dave Kinsey.

Artworks below: Cartographies by Maria Loizidou, How Far away am I by Manolis Zaharioudakis,  Ohne Titel, collage by Pichler Michalis, Last Year by Yang Kailiang, P_TBA 2011 by Xenofon Bitsikas. The exhibition will last until June 2nd.

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Wearing Les Petites shirt, Herve Leger skirt and a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti for Thakoon booties that I discovered at Factory Outlet in a you’ll-go-green-in-envy price.

Mary Katrantzou at Moda Operandi

For Fall/Winter 2013, Mary Katrantzou trades her signature hallucinogenic color palette for moody monochromatic hues – and the effect is somehow even more striking. Referencing photographer, painter, art gallery and museum curator Edward Steichen’s iconic imagery, the print-master designer emblazons architecturally stunning silhouettes with eerie landscapes.

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“For next winter, I wanted to portray a man’s view of nature, captured, refracted and ultimately distorted by the camera lens, fixed in black-and-white for eternity. The collection finds focus in a stripping-back of colour,  revolving around a rainbow of monochrome with colour smoke bombs highlighting the pattern a d shape. Just how Pablo Picasso rinsed his paintings of colour to highlight the formality of structure and his obsessive interest in line and form, I wanted to do the same to show that perception, fabrication, and silhouette are also at the heart of my work. Pattern is conveyed through the intricacy of intarsia knits, embroideries, jacquards and brocades, custom knit, woven and engineered to re-render a landscape across the clothes.” Mary Katrantzou

The most fabulous e-store out thereModa Operandi, the only place you can preorder looks straight from the catwalk before they are available anywhere else, has the entire Fall collection of Mary Katrantzou available to preorder, until the end of the week.


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Arrrgh! Monsters invading Paris

ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion, the exhibition presented by Atopos cvc in 2011 in Athens, this February  travels to Paris.

Very  proud to see my best friend participating in it – way to go Filep Motwary!

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Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion is the first international exhibition on character design in fashion and art. Characters are abstract, reduced figures with a strong anthropomorphic appeal and bold graphical silhouette. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.

The outcome of extensive research that became ATOPOS’s unique publication Not a Toy and following the success of its first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion will now be hosting creations by 55 fashion designers and artists from around the world as well as loans from the ModeMuseum, Antwerp and thedestefashioncollection.

Participating designers & artists:
Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela BE, Manon Kündig CH, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Pernilla Winberg SE, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE

Curation:
Vassilis Zidianakis, Angelos Tsourapas

Design:
Stamos Fafalios

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Arty Mr.Bones

Art for a charity purpose and Kiehl’s in the middle: A blend blog-worthy.
Famous New York cosmetics company Kiehl’s asked three Athenians to customize their legendary skeleton mascot Mr.Bones. Konstantinos Kakanias, Greece is for lovers and Yorgos Mazonakis did their own version each and all three “Mr. Bones” were auctioned last night at Rebecca Camhi gallery, for  the non-profit organization “Merimna”. Greece is for Lovers used blue glass eye charms, the well-known greek traditional talisman, where Yorgos Mazonakis did a Tsolias version of Mr. Bones.

Apart from the three auctioned pieces, we also had the chance to see Konstantinos Kakanias’ new series of Mrs. Tependri.
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Paris: A Collage

favourite pieces of art at Pompidou


at Colette



hanging out with ma boys/eating tons of chevre

Natalia for Stella McCartney


Giuseppe Zanotti & Lanvin

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At the Gaultier show


Rollerblade Parade

Stone & Body

That was the name of sculptor Dimitris Kalligeropoulos’s exhibition at the beautiful old school of Isternia village in Tinos,

that gave the right dose of art to our sea-food-sleep type of vacations there.

*Old tiles are a piece of art themselves.