Enjoying the frivolity of beach life at TGI Friday’s located at Astir Beach. Lime and strawberry cocktails with agave kept coming through out the evening and new tasteful plates were introduced to editors, fashion and food bloggers, accompanied by live latin music and firefly jongler dancers. Fun times with Filio, Joanna and Xeni.
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.
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.
I had been waiting too long for the time to arrive that this gorgeous Stella McCartney jumpsuit would come out of my closet. Especially bought a few months ago for my best friend’s wedding in Rome, this silk satin dream with cut-outs decorated with tiny oranges in baby blue color was created for me from the very beginning, although Stella ignores the trivia.
Pared with my Jil Sander sling-backs and sprinkled with some crystal-cluttering, when I slip in it I insistently refuse to take it of.
Sharing a moment, an experience, a day, a life with the ones you love is the meaning of living in this world we know. The greatest joy that reaches for a couple of seconds the feeling of crystal clear happiness. Two closest friends of mine got married last weekend in Rome, where they met once upon a time, studied and left a piece of their heart there when they left. No wedding ceremony in the world can outreach the real meaning of it all: the kind of love that has been here all this time to stay and was celebrated the way it deserved to.
Highlights: The ultra chic handmade wedding gown, the groom’s sur mesure trois piece, the 6th century orthodox church San Teodoro, the off white peonies, the after wedding haute cuisine lunch at Convivio Troiani carrying a Michelin star, the Semifreddo di Ricotta Romana with cialda di frolla, the warm ingenuous smiles everywhere around, the oceans of love, the unpretentious ceremony, the coolest couple I know.
I spent the last five days in Rome living La Dolce Vita, due to a very special occasion. The wedding of my dearest friends Cici and Andreas. A four-day of unforgettable moment sharing with the ones I love. Here is a photo calendar of my trip, from the magnificent garden of Hotel Quirinale to the food experience in Rome.
Highlights: The gigantic tree in the garden of Quirinale, the live jazz at Etabli vineria, the welcome cocktail party at Salotto 42 (ranked Νο.2 in the best 100 bars by Worldsbestbars.com), the raw seafood at Baccano, the day trip at village Ariccia, the homemade tiramisu at Casa & Bottega, Rome in full bloom, Cici in her green dress looking happier than ever.
What I love more about Easter holidays is that I have plenty of time for gardening and cooking. And enjoying the peace of my house. Spring outfit consists of pajama-type suit with wide pants, stripes, the vintage Versace necklace, Balenciaga lace up pumps and a pair of so-very-90s DeepshallowExposition sunglasses.
Friday was one of those days that nothing could go wrong.
Benetton launched “One fits All”, a new series of underwear and loungewear -that is actually One Size and literally fits all- so light, overstretch and soft that you hardly feel the cotton on your skin. A lucky few were invited to test the new products, in an event quite different than anything else: A one-hour class of Aerial/Antigravity Yoga *APPLAUSE*.
I have to admit the time spent at Swaha Yoga Center swinging from giant hammocks from the ceil was fascinating. And though I don’t want to make you jealous, it got better. 45 minutes of body massage after that and lunch at the restaurant of Acropolis Museum is what made me a happy woman for the rest of the week.
The One Fits All outfits and all photos below (apart from the first three) with my selfie hanging here and there and upside down, are all courtesy of Benetton.
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, which is 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.
In love with my new Lefteris Yiannikos jumper, made of panels of leather, sheer mesh and thin neoprene, that leaves the back naked. Here paired with a Cos color block bra, high-waisted pants by American Apparel, the latest LP of my very talented friend Fantastikoi Hxoi and the sunset squeezed in Sofokleous str.
It was a cold and drizzle night but I had two parties to attend, after a long period of mainly staying in or going out 19.00 to 22.00, so I pulled the night off with my vintage fur coat -which by the way looked great in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. Flowering quince is the pre-spring harbinger (are you out there somewhere?), as well as the anemones and lilacs that begin to make an appearance at this time of the year. The crystal necklace is my latest ♡, by designer Mimika Ciboyianni.
For the end, here is last night’s music highlight:
The one and only Jenny Vanou in an early 80s hymn of greek disco psych, played by DJ Bad Spencer.
Thursday morning in mocha color palette: espresso at home, a different angle of Hilton Hotel and my upper body.
This post is up mainly to show you my new vintage addition: a Versace medusa necklace that I recently acquired from Dezaar, a vintage and second-hand shop at the area of Gazi, where one can find old designer pieces and used high-street brands in excellent condition and in prices one won’t believe. Be prepared to dive into hundreds of clothes and keep in mind to have at least two hours ahead for shopping. Oh, and to whoever gets that vintage Alaia dress: Not to forget to send me a photo.
Here paired with a beige wool Miu Miu boyfriend sweater that I also found at Dezaar.
Flowers courtesy of Miss-Athenes
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.
The DeuxHommes dress, the cheescake, the christmas present, the sky
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.
Shourouk crystal necklace.
The finest make up of them all, Giorgio Armani’s Maestro miracle.
And a man pouch -I often prefer men’s clothes and accessories- from Lanvin.
And maybe for the new year I’ll try something new: Not Another Bill promises a gift every month in my mailbox!
…And it’s out!
The photos of the Milk&Honey Fall 2012 advertising campaign, in which I had participated a couple of months ago, has finally begun to come out one by one, starring real next-door girls of the city . We are waiting for more beauties to make an appearance on the campaign any time soon, but here are some Milk&Honey girls in lovely Milk&Honey outfits. Stay tuned here for more!
You can also watch the backstage video here.
Photos by George Malekakis.
You are all invited on Thursday, November 1st at Tsakalof 16 at Kolonaki, around 19.00, to join the celebration.
All photos by photographer Kynthia Kindeli.
Monday morning October 8th was a girl thing: Milk & Honey invited athenian girls, myself included, to be featured in their new campaign -coming up the following days. All of us had the chance to choose a favourite Milk&Honey outfit for the story, so I was really excited to slip into a couple of beautiful pants and silk tops. The photographer was no other than George Malekakis and a video is on its way as well, by Ioanna Chatziandreou.
Special thanks to Milk & Honey girls, Morfe for the make up, Ioanna and Mirella Alexou for grabbing my camera and creating backstage memorabilia. A few photos from the shooting used as a teaser for what’s coming up next!
It’s neither orange, nor fuchsia, it’s a neon watermelon color and i love it. Especially cobined with grey, nude and taupe. To my Odd Molly ebroidered top and Cos lace braw, were recently added a sheer Cos shirt -that i always wear buttoned up- and the perfect pair of running shoes, courtesy of Nike, the new Nike Free Run+ that got me on the streets again a month ago, running. Obsessed? Well i needed some color anyway (and some extra exercise).