The early 90s aesthetically remind me of my mom, her effortless minimal style and statement jewelry, which I try to imitate from time to time. This dress from MilkWhite is a trip down memory lane, the nostalgia of an entire decade in one piece. I cannot state enough how much I love it. Cheers to 90s mom-style.
From all the new beauty arrivals that I tried lately,
let me show which are the ones that are going to stick with me.
On the left: Perfect Canvas by REN Skincare does what it says, it’s a skin finishing serum that makes your skin a perfect canvas for make up (or not) and it’s silicon-free. You’ll love the texture. MAC Prep+Prime spray may be used before and after make up – I use it after, or during the day, when
I need to refresh my skin and smell its discreet rose scent. On the right: The new Gucci eau de toilette Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori, with notes of jasmin, tuberose and cassis buds.
I love micellar waters and this is the newest addition by Caudalie, with 98% (!) natural ingredients. From the “Enchanted” Essie collection, here’s Spellbound Gell Couture nail lacquer. Silver gold-platted cuff and earrings by Gregio.
Always a loyal servant of beauty and fine design (and diamonds).
With no further delay, herewith I present you the new Nikos Koulis fine jewellery collection, from his last presentation at his boutique in Athens.
What’s better to wear on a Celia Kritharioti fashion show than Celia Kritharioti?
This beige dress fits just perfectly and it is the ideal canvas for bold accessories. Pearl embroidered grosgrain earrings by Johanna Daniil. Fluffy sequinned pumps Rochas.
The last couple of weeks have been hectic but hey, I got to visit so many places, attended quite a few launches and tried new products. Below you’ll find all my picks for the festive season and the new year,
that will brighten your days to follow.
Golden Krocus Elixir is made of what is considered to be the gold of greek land, the flowers of Krocus of northern Greece. Known for its antioxidant characteristics, Krocus extract
works like magic in this elixir which reforms the skin within 3 weeks.
Molton Brown present for Christmas “Fabled juniper berries and lapp pine” a limited edition series inspired by the arctic landscape of Laponia.
You can choose among the pendant, earrings or bracelets of “Kalypso” lucky charms of Zolotas, which bring in mind the myth of the nymph and Odysseus.
Urban Decay arrived in Greece! The Nude3 is the new palette of their best-seller eyeshadows -just look at those colours!- while the must-haves in my opinion are the Eyeshadow Primer Potion and the Setting Spray, that keeps your make up untouched up to 12 hours (!).
Fuchsia matte lipstick “Menace”. Waterproof eye pencil “Psychedelic Sister”.
The entire Winter collection of Essie has everything, from bloody red to sparkling gold. Kiehls iconic creme de corps in a limited edition packaging designed by Brooklyn-based artist Jeremyville.
Must haves: Shiseido “Synchro Skin” liquid foundation with SPF 20 and Rouge Rouge lipstick RD310 “Burning up”.
“Meli-Melo” Shimmer Brick Compact, Smokey eye mascara and Retouching Face pencil by the first Bobbi Brown boutique at Glyfada.
The latest Korres “20 eau de parfum” is an ode to the eternal flower, rose, celebrating 20 years of the brand.
Last but not least, the bangle charm for 2017 by Yannis Sergakis
and the tear of joy drop necklace of Katerina Ioannidis.
“Get balanced, get personal”. Daisy London has recently launched a Chakra collection of jewels, born from the ancient Buddhist symbols of harmony and life balance. I took the Chakra testonly to discover that I need to work with my Base Chakra (or Root Chakra), so this beautiful gold chain bracelet now adorns my left wrist -a smart
trick to buy yourself pretty blings, too.
A veteran in nail colours,Essie launched its 1000 edition! The sparkly vivid yellow hue “Aim to misbehave” is playful and unique and matches perfectly with the bright, summer sun.
And now, COOKIES: Best Belgian speculoos are found at Maison Dandoy, that also takes the coolest
packaging prize by far.
He has collaborated with some of the most important names of fashion like Loulou de la Falaise and Yves Saint Laurent and he’s has been the jewellery designer of Lanvin house for several years. French designer Elie Top is currently launching his first solo collection “Mecaniques Celestes”, a bold, spectacular universe of geometric stellar objects, exclusively and for the first time in Athens.
On display until the 8th of June at i-D Concept Store Kolonaki.
From time to time I visit the always charming El.Marneri gallery to stock up Santa Maria di Novellacosmetics
and check all the new arrivals. I loved the new Maria Mastori pieces, as well as Christina Kellidi’s
wooden jewels from her “Sculpting Geometry” collection.
In addition, I had the chance to enjoy the mesmerising exhibition “Blossom” of half-greek half-japanese artist
Mari Aoyama, whose thousands of delicate little flowers, insects, mythical birds and creatures made of
paper, silk and rare materials from all around the world,
took me to a journey to her whimsical, exotic world.
Maria Mastori earrings, Christina Kellidi necklaces