Monday, October 31, 2011

These past 2 weeks have been quite busy fashion wise, but it’s been fun. I couldn’t make it to all shows, but at least I watched some that I really enjoyed. 
This the outfit that I wore on the last day of Athens Fashion Week. What do you think about my new Giuseppe Zanotti boots? (and I quote Rachel Zoe) I diiiiiiieeeeee!!! 

(Trousers: Silvian Heach, Top: H&M, Jacket: Zara, Boots: Giuseppe Zanotti, Bag: Vintage, Bracelets: Marc Jacobs, H&M, random, Watch: Seiko)


Sunday, October 30, 2011

The first time I ever saw a Vassilios Kostetsos runway show was many years ago and I still remember how blown away I was with his clothes and the way they were presented. There was so much glamour and it felt like watching a show in Paris, Milan or New York. I mean, where else (in Greece) did we see Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and all the other top models?! 
Yesterday I saw his spring summer 2012 collection at Athens Fashion Week, “Boy on a dolphin”. I was impressed once again! The women’s wear collection was very feminine and chic, with beautiful tailored trench coats and jackets, gorgeous lace jumpsuits, dresses and skirts, with accentuated puffy shoulders, that are so typically Kostetsos! And the color palette was simply divine! 
As for the men’s wear collection, it was inspired by the film “Boy on a dolphin” with Sophia Loren and Alan Ladd. There was a clear 50’s navy style vibe and you could almost picture the men, stepping out of a wooden Riva yacht, ever so stylish and with a timely elegance! Also, small fragments of Eric Serra’s “Big blue” soundtrack were heard in the music that accompanied the show. Very appropriate, especially for the men’s collection! 
Last but not least, we saw some of Vassilios’ co-dancers from “Dancing on ice”, that is premiering on November 6th on Ant1. Kostas Fragkolias, Marianna Kallergi, Penelope Anastasopoulou, Stamatina Tsimtsili, Maria Eleni Likourezou, and two ice skating teachers, Alexei and Yan, walked the runway as models, wearing Kostetsos’ designs. 
Enjoy the photos...

Model Stella Giampoura and me after the show


Thursday, October 27, 2011

I could simply say OMG, WOW, YAY etc, but I can be a lot more eloquent than that! The favorite shoes of fashion bloggers all over the world and of countless celebrities are finally in Athens, at Favela for Jeffrey Campbell (Kolonaki, Skoufa 64). Last night I attended the opening party and I got to see the gorgeous shoes up-close. I fell in love with almost everything at the store! 
The party was great. Shaya, Mark F. Angelo and Otherview performed live and they were fantastic. 
Stelios Koudounaris was also there, whose gorgeous designs can be found at Favela. Last but not least, the jewelry designer Ma Li Ya created a line of earrings and necklaces especially for the occasion. 

Designer Stelios Koudounaris and me

Chrystallia of Otherview, wearing Stelios Koudounaris dress, Ma Li Ya necklace and Jeffrey Campbell shoes! 

Me and Maria Kotsari

Maria Papaikonomou, me and Zoe 


 Which ones are your favorite???


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I don’t suppose Kiehl’s needs an introduction. It’s been around since 1851, when it was founded as an old-world apothecary in New York. Today, Kiehls is a widely-known cosmetics brand, that specializes in face, body and hair care products, with many retail stores around the world.
Kiehl’s Greece, organized a party for the launch of their new campaign: save the donkeys! Those poor creatures have always been there for us, tireless workers, and eager helpers. So we should take care of them, give them the attention they deserve and be responsible for their well being.
It was very thoughtful of Kiehl’s to try to raise awareness about this cause. I will do a second post about the greek NGO ESPI for the protection of horses and donkeys ( that was at the event, informing us about the situation in Greece (the abuse and mistreatment of donkeys and the poor legislation) and how each of us can contribute to their work.
Also, the designers Deux Hommes and Orsalia Parthenis, designed T-shirts especially for this cause. And now, on to the party! Me, Tina from All the vanity and Evi from CBSG5861 attended the event together and we had such a lovely time. We were informed about Kiehl’s products by Giota, who was extremely helpful and very informative and generously gave us samples to try products that will suit our skins’ needs. I’m eager to try the renowned Creme de corps body butter, that feels amazing on the skin and smells...good enough to eat! And I was really intrigued by lots of other face and body products as well.
Then, we took some pictures, drank some Donkita (a carrot juice based cocktail) and ate (well, only I did) the delicious and very cute carrot cupcakes! Thank you Kiehl’s for inviting us!
Enjoy the photos...

(Coat: Lussile, Blouse: Nili Lotan, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Bag: Mulberry for target)

Tina and Evi

Me and Evi

The delicious carrot cupcakes!

"Caressing" a cardboard donkey, made out of Zikos' photo, who is housed at ESPI's facilities!

Tina, me and Evi

Go to Patricia Munster's blog Fashion & Art to see who else was there! Thank you for taking our picture Patricia! :))


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Την Ιωάννα Σουλιώτη την γνωρίζουμε όχι μόνο ως επιτυχημένο μοντέλο, αλλά και ως δημοσιογράφο και σίγουρα ως μια δυναμική γυναίκα με στυλ. Πλέον προσθέτει και μια ακόμη ιδιότητα στο βιογραφικό της, αυτήν της συγγραφέως. Πρόσφατα εξέδωσε το πρώτο της βιβλίο με τίτλο "Το βιβλίο του στιλ", το οποίο θα διατίθεται και στον χώρο της 10ης Athens Xclusive Designers Week. 
Χθες, είχα την ευκαιρία να την γνωρίσω από κοντά και να ξεφυλλίσω το βιβλίο, το οποίο αφορά στην ιστορία της μόδας από το 1900 έως σήμερα, αλλά δίνει απαντήσεις και σε πρακτικά ζητήματα και συνήθεις απορίες πολλών γυναικών (πως συνδυάζονται κάποια χρώματα, τι κολακεύει την κάθε σιλουέτα κ.α.). 
 Το βιβλίο στοιχίζει 19€ και είναι από τις εκδόσεις ΜΙΝΩΑΣ. Περισσότερα μπορείτε να δείτε στην σχετική σελίδα στο facebook εδώ. 

(Προσέξτε τη διαφορά ύψους, lol!)

Cyprus born, Athens based designer Stelios Koudounaris, has showcased his work in various European cities and his creations are distributed in 40 selected selling points in Austria, Denmark, Poland, Greece and Cyprus. Last night, he presented his 9th personal collection, the ss 2012 with the title “Entropia”. 
Soft flowy fabrics, draped mini dresses, vests and tops with long back and tailored waist were shown. I find most of these shapes to be very flattering to the female figure while being quite feminine at the same time. I could pick a few pieces from the mens line for myself as well! I quite liked the cardigans and the shirts.
There was also a very distinctive decorative piece that I really loved, which was worn with every single piece of the collection, but in a different way: as a harness (s&m is very on trend!), as a large pendant, as a tie, etc. Overall a beautiful and very wearable collection!
Oh, and last but not least, I adored the Jeffrey Cambell wedges! Can't wait for the first JC store opening in Greece!

A couple more posts about the 10th AXDW to follow...(stay tuned!).