Sunday, March 25, 2012

I know I should have made these last posts earlier in the week, but a mean cold had me feeling awful for the past few days. Well, better late than never...
I only went to the AXDW on Days 1 and 3, but I had a great time and it gave me the chance to meet some new people and catch up with others that I hadn’t seen in a while.
Outfit-wise I went for mostly blacks on both occasions. I guess my work dress code is starting to influence my whole wardrobe (I work for MAC and the dress code is “all black”!).  But you can never go wrong with black, can you?! 
My make up is of course all MAC, but I honestly can't remember what eyeshadows and lipstick I wore in the first outfit. In the second, I used Print and Carbon eyeshadows lightly blended to create a soft smokey eye, and Impassioned lipstick with Boldly bare lip liner.

1st day outfit:
(Dress: Moschino, Shoes: Brian Atwood, Bag: Vintage, Pendant: Vintage) 

3rd day outfit:

(T-shirt: Vintage, Leather skirt: Vintage, Pumps: Zara, Cross: random shop)


Friday, March 23, 2012

It was a celebrity parade alright! But surely not only that. I think Dimitris Strepkos and Eleni Mparla (the names behind Celebrity Skin), really raise the bar! They showed an excellent collection, with unique pieces, that are so avant garde, yet wearable (in an eccentric but stylish way). 
I loved the turbans and the arty eyewear and all the shoulder or head pieces that added to the theatrical presentation. It was mostly blacks, with lace and leather and puffy shoulders and lots of skulls (especially in the men’s line). 
The women's line kind of reminded me of Tina Turner in Mad Max, with the accentuated shoulders and that whole futuristic-dominatrix persona. At least that was the vibe I was getting...

Dimitris Vlachos

Memos Begnis

Laura Narjes

Ada Livitsanou

Jenny Botsi


Amazing body painting!!!

(Photos by Constantinos Theodorou - Close up studio)
The minute I saw the ecclesiastical candleholders on the runway I thought that we’re about to see something very intriguing. I couldn’t be more right. The lights went down and on the video wall a clip was playing, preparing us for what we were about to see, creating a very mystical atmosphere. And then, psalms were heard and men appeared dressed in black cloaks, holding lit candles that they placed in the candleholders. After that, the models started walking down the runway, showing the designer’s beautiful creations. The color palette consisted of blacks and silvers with a hint of blue and beige. 
The jewelry/art pieces were by Perikles Kondylatos, and they made quite a statement! 
I must say that this was the most impressive show (at least among the ones I saw) and kudos to Ourania Kay and her team for the idea and the amazing presentation!

(As usual, photos taken by Constantinos Theodorou, Close up Studio)


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the first day of AXDW, Stephan Caras presented his collection for AW 2012-13, titled “Lush Sensuality”. The title describes perfectly what we saw at the show. Feminine and sensual shapes, made by lush materials such as brocade, fur, organza, and feather ornaments. 
Stephan Caras is said to be “the designer who loves women” and that appears to be rightfully true. The figure hugging dresses and trousers and the see-through blouses and lush details would make a woman feel a million dollars!

P.S. Yvonne Bosnjak and Ana Dimitrijevic also walked down the runway and they both looked gorgeous! 


Monday, March 19, 2012

Stelios Koudounaris showcased his new collection for Fall/Winter 2012-13 this Saturday night. We saw a mixture of textures, all beautifully layered to create liquid silhouettes. He remained consistent to his usual greys and blacks, but this time there were also some burgundy-reds and muted golds. I loved quite a few of those muted golds as well as the see through details and the different lengths all blended together, following the shape of the body. 
The men’s line was also very appealing, especially the textured knits and the jackets.
What I most like and admire in Stelios’ creations is that they are instantly recognizable. He has a specific style and identity that he remains faithful to and that’s a very important element for a designer. Without repeating himself, he manages to evolve and present something new every time, that still is utterly and totally “Stelios Koudounaris”! 
Last but not least, the amazing shoes were Jeffrey Cambell and the fringed accessories by Anna K.


You all know I’m a big fan of Miltos’ work and last night he amazed me (and every one in the room) once again! Not only by the beautiful collection he showcased, but also with the theatrical presentation of the show. 
There was a bed on the catwalk, and a half naked man was lying in it. The show started with a model being in bed with him and then she got up, wore her dress and threw some money at him (implying of course that the man was a...ahem...a gigolo!). 
Every single model first passed by his bed and threw money at him (he must have made a fortune that night, lol!), and then the girls walked down the runway. At the end, one of them came out with a gun and shot him dead! Then she got undressed to reveal a very sexy set of underwear! At the end all the girls were holding a red rose which they threw on the (“dead”) man’s bed. I totally loved the idea of this role playing, which made the show even more interesting. 
As for the clothes, Miltos never disappoints. This time the collection was inspired by the 50’s. Full skirts with beautiful tops, cinched at the waist, knee-length pencil skirts and a lot of dog-tooth prints. We also saw very elegant blouses with puff sleeves and bows, and lovely fishtail maxi dresses. The feminine shapes combined with the luxury fabrics and finish, made this collection one of my favorites! 


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hello my lovelies, how have you been? I know I haven’t updated this blog for a while, and I also have missed several fashion events (mostly due to work), so I didn’t feel that I had much to blog about. Maybe I could start making some outfit posts again, but the cold and rainy weather we’ve been having lately, just puts me off!

So the thought crossed my mind that I could blog about a photoshoot we did last month. Most of you know that my brother is a professional photographer and that we usually work together in photoshoots (and of course he’s the official photographer for this blog!). 
We had the chance to work with Katerina Evangelinou, a former Miss Hellas, who is a model and a TV presenter. The object of the photoshoot was jewelry, made by Valia de Grèce.

Valia Daskalothanasi is a Cannes based jewelry designer, who designs high quality jewelry and every single piece is handmade by her. The materials she mainly uses are Murano glass and semi-precious stones. Her designs are very beautiful and quite unique. I have my eye on a few pieces myself...
As for the make up I did on Katerina, I used all Mac products (what else?!):
For the face:
Face and body foundation
Select sheer pressed powder
Select cover-up concealer
For the eyes:
Gilt by association eyeshadow
Vanilla eyeshadow
Technakhol eyeliner in Graphblack
Zoom black mascara
For the lips: 
Boldly bare lipliner
Creme d’ nude mixed with Angel lipstick
For the cheeks:
Contouring with full coverage foundation (in NW50)
Desert Rose blush
The photoshoot took place at Close Up Studio (my brother’s studio) and we had so much fun during it. I really enjoyed working with Valia and Katerina! Below are some of the photos from the photoshoot and don’t forget to visit Valia’s site to check out her amazing jewelry. You can buy online and the shipping is international! 
PS: The clothing used for the photoshoot was from the Raxevsky spring-summer 2012 collection.