Though I adore the sun kissed color on my cheeks, my skin cannot endure the greek burning sun, and the effect I get for the last three years are those charming little brown spots -what’s cooler than that. Anyway, apart from a big straw hat that I always take on the beach living my own Cote d’Azur, a sunscreen combo is more than necessary. I’ve told you before about the majesty of Korres yoghurt non-oily sunscreens and after sun lotions *heart*. In my top10 list is now added the Red Vine hair sun protection and a Walnut & Coconut sunscreen spray with transparent formula, ideal for water sports, like laying on the beach.
It’s that time of the year again, when I leave the dull color palette of my wardrobe behind and I make some attempts for vivid prints (blame it on April). The floral shirt is American Retro from Simple Caractere stores and that vibrant red you see on the lips is the result of Giorgio Armani Maestro lipstick, finished with the newest product of senior Armani, the Flash Lacquer lip gloss, whichis non-sticky and stays between your lips -and won’t travel towards your nostrils, let’s say.
The pale pink snakeskin Gianvito Rossi pumps and the Juicy Couture bird ring is from the “Value for Style” event of Factory Outlet, where, admittedly, we found gorgeous pieces in unbelievable prices. The heart shaped street art is some romantic’s soul attempt to beautify the ugly graffitis of downtown Athens and the rest is just homemade garniture.
Just when I thought I needed some color in my life, poped up this: A bag full of the new Korres jelly toffees.
The watermelon face sunscreen smells like the summer of your dreams and it also offers some coverage thanks to the tinted moisturizing formula – I was about to renew my face sunscreen with the all time classic Korres Yogurt sunscreen face cream but this new thing, I love it. The Blush Sticks is a non-oily creamy blush series and trust me, once you go for a creamy blush, you will never go back to powders, as they make your skin look fresher (all kinds of powders make your skin look dull). Last but not least, there comes Lip Butter Gloss, in peach, pink or natural, a moisturizing lip butter with the shine of a lip gloss, that doesn’t make your lips sticky and heavy.
Falling too deep in my daily routine and my day-creme/foundation/remover/blah beauty steps, I often tend to forget the immense possibilities of the newest ultra high-tech achievements in the science of cosmetology.
I am overexcited, as we speak, to have tried a full beauty treatment at the Helena Rubinstein cabin, a true beauty pioneer, escorted by a facial massage as well. And trust me, I am not of those who drool over new beauty products that pop out every nanosecond in the industry.
Should I had to describe the cremes, serums and masks of Helena Rubinstein, “luxury for yourself” would be it. Make yourselfie a gift and get something according to your needs (there is the most appropriate cosmetic waiting for you at an HR stand) and remember my words.
The HR experts profiled my skin and created my own private cocktail, as you’ll see below. The Re- Plasty Pro Filler corrector does miracles, so does the Collagenist Re-plump lip zoom, which, apart from being a lip anti-wrinkle, also re-curves lips, giving you day by day extra plumpness (!). They say that one of those gems is being sold every three seconds somewhere around the globe. I already got mine.
And I’m so having the Prodigy PowercellFoundation.
Right before Christmas holidays, the ladies and gents of the Yves-Saint Laurent cosmetics in Greece invited beauty editors and bloggers to write their own manifesto on an YSL paper, all revealed today (with heavy rain), on the name of the perfume “Manifesto” and the new advertising campaign with Jessica Chastain. There’s no picture of Jessica whatsoever, but you can enjoy us three girls in the gorgeous “Joie de vivre au Chateau” mansion up in Kifissia and our pieces.
I was recently asked by missbloom.gr, among other girls, to present my Christmas essentials. Since my wardrobe palette is rather boring with lots of blacks and blues, I usually add some color with my accessories, mainly shoes and jewelry. Pointy shoes, crystals and some luxury goodies like my Serge Lutens perfume or a good facial day creme is what got on my list.
I now take it a step further and make a xmas wish list.
This Stella McCartney light blue shirt dress is on top of my wish list, together with a pair of Jil Sander color-block sling backs, that I instantly fell in love with when we first met in March at Raf Simon’s very last fashion show for the house.
I love luxury paper. I keep collecting personal stationary since the age of 6. I also love birds. Can I ask Santa for this Bird Box by Bernard Maisner?
It includes post cards and statement cards with hand painted exotic birds *sigh* by Mr. Maisner himself.
Art for a charity purpose and Kiehl’s in the middle: A blend blog-worthy.
Famous New York cosmetics company Kiehl’sasked 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.
I’m overwhelmed with joy and satisfaction for last night’s OzonFashion Flash Spring-Summer 2013.
Somf and Digitaria were the designers that participated in a special fashion presentation, accompanied by the live music of Rattler Proxy (for Somf) and Melatonini (for the latter). Me and Christos Alxandropoulos, together with the two Somfettes, Mariaflora and Olivia, had been brainstorming for the last ten days regarding the presentation, the styling and the creative direction of the whole, and I want to believe that the final outcome was quite good.
I utterly enjoyed every moment of it (especially the song part -GOD!) Special thanks to Dimitris Sarantou with Moroccanoil, for taking a good care of the hair and make up of our girls.
Since I was too busy to use a camera, I kindly steal some shots from my dearest Ioanna Hatziandreou.You can also find some backstage photo collages by Markos Andriotis here.
Black is the new Black (or how another great gig by Korres left me cheering).
Our beloved greek beauty brand is launching “Black Professional”, a full smokey-eyes kit, with black pencils/mascaras/eyeliners based on new technology that promise to stay where they should, like, forever.
Make up artist Yannis Siskos was there to demonstrate a “how-to” for the perfect smokey-eyes look (and not only that).
Mariaflora tried her skills on me and the outcome was not bad at all, although I looked more like Sehrazat than a tired Kate Moss (or Carine Roitfeld for that matter), which was the initial reference.
An afternoon dedicated to black, from the deco to the AMAZING catering -black burgers, seriously- that we took home, together with a couple of Korres spoil-me bags. Now I have to practice.
Small treats for summer holidays (or how to spend more time pampering yourself):
Precious Moroccanoilhair treatment: It smells like heaven and it’s the perfect not-oily oil (magic I tell you!) that I use e v e r y d a y. I’ll need psychological support when it’s finished.
T.E Pareo: Two girls make beautiful greek inspired pareos, of cotton mix fabrics and locally sourced materials. The ideal summer accessory to wear/ lie on/get dry. See here all the designs that will make your day.
Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control face cream 50+ and the perfect Korres Cooling after-sun gelwith edible yoghurt: your skin will love you for that.
I always carry with me four or five red lipsticks, not because I wear them all day long but mainly just for fun. I like to have a
choice whenever I feel like using one -especially when the sun is down.
These are the most beloved hotties, older and new.
Left to right: “So Chaud” by Mac, my right hand’s extension. “Rouge In Love”, Lancome. “Passion Duo” by Dolce&Gabbana. “Wanted Rouge”, Helena Rubinstein. And Mac’s “Digna” in burgundy red, for a rather vamp effect.
As I promised youafter my visit at Korres Natural Products headquarters, here is the fashion editorial we did back in 2007 with Vogue Hellas team at Korres factory, which was a futuristic story about shapes and new, high technology fabrics and materials.
Michael Pandos was the editor and Kostas Avgoulis the photographer.
Plus, extra photos from the laboratories and the production stage, where we spent most of our time during our small excursion there on Tuesday.
I felt like a student attending an educational visit to a candy factory, only in this occasion it was a visit to the futuristic and of extremely high standards factory of Korres Natural Products. Lena Korres, George Anthoulakis and the rest of the Korres team were gracious hosts, in the most well organized event I’ve attended the past few months. A tour around the plant facilities, the production line, the homeopathic section, the laboratories where the evolution of new ideas takes place, escorted by a presentation of the history of the brand and usefull
information, were more than interesting and enlightening.
This wasn’t the first time i visited Korres factory, since when it was first built, together with the Vogue Hellas team we did an entire fashion shooting there- and one of my favourites. A blast-from-the-past post and more photos to follow soon. Congratulations to Korres “family” for the hard work, the succesful penetration to the
international markets, the design, the unique quality check and the vision.