Saturday, 31 July 2010

Bikini 2010

Only been around for a few hours but the title 'Bikini 2010' wasn't hard to give. Block colour strapless tops over black unders seems to be the thing to wear this summer, on this island. At least most girls do! Alecca's beach report, over and out.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

At the port before too long

I'm leaving the city behind me once again much sooner than I thought - this summer is full of surprises. Work has come with me and I'm currently re-living the 90s with dial -up, but I can't complain! Hope you're all close to holiday too. Till then, stick around for more summer posts from somewhere in the Aegean.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Souvenirs classic*

*as opposed to this.
A pocket size fan. I almost collect them. And thank God for that or those hot summer nights in the city would be totally unbearable. I am surprised that even though our temperatures are quite tropical in the summer, fans are not massive. I remember a few Julys ago in Ibiza, a fan was the accessory to hold. Even clubs and bars had such cool(ing) merchandise.
Postcards. I used to know all of my friend's post codes. Now it's emails and not quite since my provider does that for me. True, emails or facebook are faster but you're left with nothing once you've logged out. Besides, like my neighbour said checking his mail the other day, it's only bills in the post these days. Go on, make someone's day.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Makes you happy + hungry

I've always considered orange to be a defective colour. An imperfect version of red. However it's suddenly grown on me, especially after trying on this one-shoulder top at the recent Two in a Gondola bazaar.

Semiologically, it is meant to increase oxygen supply to the brain as well as mental activity, happiness and enthusiasm (source). It's also supposed to stimulate appetite (source) so do blame this shoot if you feel like killing a bucket of ice-cream right now.

--> re: these shoes, go back here.

Clutch and tweet

I am a fan of Anna Economou's bags - I think I made a point of that this past winter. This clutch is from her summer collection, available upon order only (here) and currently on sale. The garden birds print is such a nostalgic seasonal theme and so is the whole shape idea, strongly resembling some of my grandma's 60's gems. I can almost hear 'come and get me' tweets*.

*not these tweets:) amazing how the web can change meanings these days.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

35.2 °C Sunday post

Exotic waters right? You might be thinking these are shots from my recent trip to Crete but... surprise: I snapped them yesterday, between Vouliagmeni and Varkiza. Do not underestimate Athens Riviera.

And being hot as it is right now, I say you put on a swim-suit and go see for yourself. No nasty traffic expected as everybody seems to have left town for the weekend (maybe longer for some lucky ducks!).

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Blue way back

Right back where this trip began, back home. Till the next one.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Guy Laroche in Athens for the first time

The news is out: the house of Guy Laroche is coming straight from Paris to hold a show in Athens for the first time ever. When? In October, straight after the Parisian Fashion Week and as part of the 8th Athens Xclusive Designers Week schedule. It has also been confirmed that Marcel Marongiu, the 'Directeur Artistique' of Guy Laroche will be attending the show in person.

Your usual souvenirs, not

This is 'Noa', a souvenir store at Plaka, Elounda - Crete. Turqoise-meets-pistachio colour dominated, this is not your usual souvenir store. Which is why it got my attention. I always like to bring something home from places I go.
Modern Cretan pottery at its best and some sweet handcrafted leather goods I couldn't resist. In the end I got a wind-proof ashtray and a much needed multi-wallet with spaces for money, coins, cards even keys that fits my hand (and small evening purses - great!).
Oh, and I have a new favourite nail colour:)

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Dukas for a/w 10

Autumn/Winter 10 brand new collections keep popping in. Totally in line with my hot pink year hunch, Dukas Hatzidoukas is aiming to kick-start the coming season with these sky high eye-catchers. Look too high for you? Well no worries, as always, Dukas' shoes are designed with great attention to shoe dynamics, ensuring unexpected falls are not on the menu.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Em... ooops. Here's a problem I'd never come across with my cats. Today I'm dog-sitting my mate's puppy and I thought it was about time she had her first swim. It totally beats me why stray dogs can have all the fun in the world by the sea but vaccinated, trained and supervised dogs are not welcome. At least it wasn't hard to find a quiet, empty beach nearby.
First swim: check.
Good girl.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Aegean textiles

Once upon a time this land used to make everything.