Sunday, 26 September 2010

Welcoming the Danish

Here's where the tootsies came from (see previous post). Full image of 'Designers Remix' show at London Fashion Week. Face behind the brand, Danish designer Charlotte Eskildsen. Pedi is not the only reason this show got my attention.

Not only it's the first time a Danish designer is on the official schedule, but she also showed some very interesting 3D takes of the LBD, with origami hints. Ol' little black dress is finally looking new in this volume and shape, plus the lack of neck pieces has grown on my after an intense statement necklace summer.

Charlotte Eskildsen:
And who is this about to take her front row seat? That's right, it's Marina & the Diamonds sporting a rather dark lipstick, on a rather bright smile. Apparently, the Greek-Welsh 'diamond' is a fan of this newcomer too.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Psyched shade of cement

This is 'Sew Psyched' nail lacquer from essie's Autumn/Winter 10 palette and it's a winner. I'm on a mission to make my nails turn this mouse-y grey, especially after seeing it on the feet of some model at London's recent Fashion Week. 'Cement' someone important messaged me upon sight. Well, 'psyched' or 'cement', right now it looks sweet.
*see where these feet were spotted at in post coming up soon.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Beyond Dress Codes - exhibition

'Beyond Dress Codes' is an exhibition about to open its doors at the Hellenic American Union Galleries. In accordance to the theme, it demonstrates that traditional Greek costume should not be regarded as the antiquated contents of museum showcases, but instead a creation of timeless interest that continues to serve as a source of inspiration.

In an attempt to create a “dialogue” between traditional Greek dress and contemporary fashion, creations by Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano will be on show, as well as by other distinguished Greek fashion designers such as Angelos Bratis, Dimitris Dassios, Deux Hommes, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Ioannis Guia, Sofia Kokosalaki, Thanos Kyriakides, Mastori*Motwary, MiRo, Orsalia Parthenis.

Curated by the fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis / Sketches of traditional Greek costumes by sketch artist Gissis Papageorgiou.

From 27.09.2010 - 27.10.2010
Hellenic American Union Galleries, #22 Massalias str., Athens
Free Admission

More info, here.
Get a taste at Filep Motwary's blog.

Greek culture is more than an ancient temple standing in the centre of Athens. Check it out.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Mary Katrantzou s/s 11 @ LFW

Loved it. Have got to share:

And as much as I appreciate edited clips that respect my eardrums, I must say I find a certain something in impromptu clips that include the actual sound of the show:

Trademark, balanced saturated graphics, fringe details that enhance the movement effect, short lentghs and sky high platforms for maximum leg projections. Hundreds of details to focus on... Play the video, pause the video, adore. Then play again...
Have been doing so all day.

Ma Chambre, a room full of bags

Handbags designer Georgina Skalidi has found a space for her babies and she plans to celebrate with an opening bash. 'Ma Chambre' is located at #71A Skoufa str. in Kolonaki, Athens and along with the presentation of the a/w 10 collection it will also offer a festive 20% off for the day.

When? This Wednesday, September 22nd.
Seems there's something about this Wednesday...
Well, there's definitely something about these bags.

Sooo...Boutique + Say You'll Be There

Katerina Alexandraki's Sooo...Boutique is welcoming Autumn with a party and the presentation of the designer's a/w 10 collection 'Say You'll Be There'. Also on the menu:

*Men's + Women's Collection, Unique Pieces
*Handmade Unique T-shirts
*Guest designer: Dimitris Kaidantzis, "MaryWantsAPurpleDress"
*DJ set by Kimon Kostopoulos
*Special guest *Fairy Nails* presenting new colour collection
*Surprise gifts

This Wednesday, September 22nd at #145 Iroon Polytechniou str., Kato Halandri.
Top by Katerina Alexandraki.
Dress by MWAPD.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Romina Karamanea s/s 11 @ LFW

Above: Sister Bliss of Faithless performing at Glastonbury 2010 in black leather/suede dress by Romina Karamanea.

Got another show for your agenda dear LondonFashionWeek-ers: Tuesday, September 21st at 19:00, The Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street WC2B 5AZ. Romina Karamanea will be unveiling her s/s 11 collection. Do share a twitpic or two, I'm chained in Athens.

*See here Romina Karamanea's a/w 10 show at AXDW.

Ioannis Dimitrousis s/s 11 @ LFW

Visual twitted and shared, here. Currently going on in London as part of London's Fashion Week.

Ioannis Dimitrousis s/s 11 collection will be showcased at Somerset House between 17th - 21st September. If attending LFW, put a * next to the name on your list and go check him out. Looks like he's on fire.

Glow in the Dark handmade crochet dress embellished with crystals
Photography: Dimitris Theocharis
Make Up: Yin Lee @ Premier Hair & Make Up
Model: Tina Vershaguri @ Next

See more, here.

Friday, 17 September 2010

FF Thought #11

How much do you know about what you spend your money on? The more conscious our shopping choices are, the less people will suffer for a pretty shoe on somebody else's foot.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Dressing the wall

"I never saw the sign", sexy removable graphic your wall can wear.
By David Bray*, spotted here.

*Some of his corporate clients include Harvey Nichols, H&M, Canon, Vodafone, BBC Television, Nokia, Puma, Virgin, Sony, Kickers and Charles Worthington. His work for magazines include Carlos, Elle, Flaunt, The Sunday Times and Time Out.

Benetton & Sisley a/w 10, Tonight

After the preview of Benetton and Sisley's a/w 10 collections a couple of months ago, I only gave you a couple of clues of what they'd be like when in stores (images re-posted below). Now it's no longer bikini time and they are out for you to touch and feel.
Particularly tonight, and as part of Fashion's Night Out under the wing of Vogue, you can benefit from a 10% at Skoufa str. stores (#20 and #17 respectively) and between the hours of 18:00 and 21:00.

You can browse through the collections enjoying Italian delicacies (oh, the Italians -good hosts) and for purchases exceeding 100 euros you can have Fashion's Night Out tee for free.

Extra bonus, Life in Athens, Las Ninas and Los Ninos and The Soho Symposium will be there for chatting and sharing their favourite picks. Rumour has it that the music band Vegas will drop by too.

Fashion's Night Out, Tonight

So tonight is the night (evening), Athens.
Have you guys seen how each store is contributing to the event? Plenty of discounts, free gifts and festivities on the menu. Be prepared, check them out here.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Estee Lauder vs Pink Ribbon vs Dukas - new bracelet out

Dukas Hatzidoukas has collaborated yet for another season with cosmetics giant Estee Lauder in creating the 'Pink Ribbon Bracelet'. Katia Dandoulaki, Dimitra Galani, Zeta Makripoulia, Maria Nafpliotou and Ivi Adamou are all joining forces by openly supporting the good cause behind it.

This time around it comes in pink and silver, with a cute velvet touch. At the symbolic price of 10 euros, it will be available at all Estee Lauder selling points from September 27th and throughout October. Profits will go towards supporting the Panhellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer - Alma Zois.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Today in Athens

Hello and happy Monday nine-to-fivers and everybody else. There's a couple of important, beyond fashion things starting today, in Athens (one's ending tomorrow mind you) so here they go:
1. Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Hellas will be at Syntagma Metro Station, ready to inform you about the prevention of breast cancer and provide free checks. Regular checks could save lives so if in Athens do stop by and see how it's done. Also, press conference at 13:00 - same location. Stay informed / support FTBC here.
2. Medecines Sans Frontiers or Doctors Without Borders are marking 20 years of humanitarian action with a photography exhibition at Taf, The Art Foundation (Normanou 5, Monastiraki). Eight photographers will be exhibiting captions from the organization's work in countries including Irak, Ethiopia and Yemen, there will be video projections, archive material and as well as music: Gagjo Dilo Gypsy Swing Live (13/9, 21.30) and Just Brass Quintet (19/9, 21.30). Stay informed / support MSF here.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

7th Tell a Story

24-26 September 2010
International Designers' Tradeshow

From 12.00 till 21.00 @ Stavlos (Hrakleidon 10, Thiseio, Athens).

Tell a Story shop from 12.00 - 23.00.

Tell a Story Party @ Stavlos/ Friday 24th of September from 21.00 onwards.

More info at Tell a Story Blog.

1st Fashion Business Forum

Monday, October 25th - Athens, Greece.
Expect no catwalk there. This forum is about fashion being more than a beautiful dress, in times of recession, globalization and rather complex consumer behaviour evolving around a new vocabulary. "Recessionism", "frugalistas", "chiconomics" are all new terms that determine what we ask of the fashion industry today. Speakers that know this best:

Colin McDowell
Sunday Times, Senior Fashion Writer

William Plane
Investment Banker, Savigny Partners

Tim Jackson
London College of Fashion Professor

Pascal Bollon
Gfk Retail & Technology, Global Director

Leon Bailey Green
Drapers magazine, Online consultant

More info here.

*Targeting marketers and industry insiders - sorry I should have clarified this earlier. can move it

New York fashion week is on till the 16th and like each season, the next best thing to a front row seat is seating in front of your laptop, watching front row shots at only hours after the actual show has taken place.

But you already know this. This season though, the fashion giant took things a mind blowing step ahead: you can watch each and every outfit Alexander Wang send down the catwalk, in motion!

I can't see this feature on any other show and I can't even begin to imagine the video editing speed one (or ten)would have to reach to do them all in due time, however this feature is so alive, I can only say RESPECT.

This is not how you recycle clothes

At my neighbourhood's recycle bin.

Does this look like
garbage to you dear neighbours?
At least you chose a symbolic bin to place them next to, the recycling one. I wonder, do you now expect them to come back as a sparkling new coat?

And on this happy note, Swap-Not-Shop goes to Crete.

Check it out you guys with Cretan IPs.
(And you, dear neighbours. This is how you recycle clothes. Blue bins are for glass-tins-paper, ok?)

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Meet Market coming up

more info here.

Originally fake

With the Chanel logo's edible version still on the screen from the previous post, here's an interesting follow-up:A top featuring Chanel's CCs, shouting FAKE. Fake Chanel it may be, but it's an original...something. So would it be safe to get the message 'if you can't have the original wear an obvious fake'? Then again, why on earth can't you have an original Chanel if you can afford this**? Interesting confusion going on, just wanted to share.

*currently at the window of Eleins, Piraeus.
**judging from the usual price range of the store, this original-Chanel-fake must cost something close to... an original-Chanel-original.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Alecca is two

I didn't have a birthday cake. If I did though, it would look like this, created ideally by the hands of someone like Jenny. (hope it's thick chocolate fudge inside)

This blog has been around for two whole years now.
This blog is now two.

Update 11/09/10:
Thought on the cake: I wouldn't walk around in Chanel total looks but in this case, I wouldn't mind eating them.

Also: [space reserved for the little blog 'birthday' speech I am supposed to be making. It will come up when the words in my brain go in the right order]

Words always in the right order: this blog would only be half as special to me had it not been for all of you special people reading it.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Evangelos Kavathas - A/W 10

With the dates of the next fashion weeks announced, thought I might sizzle the mood. Shots and clip are from Evangelos Kavathas A/W 10 show last March, and since Autumn/Winter 10 is now, so now is this collection.
Holding the precious guest list at the door, Margarita-looking-hot-Gourgourini. (read what it was like for her here)
Seating hero Spiros Zanias and (the stylish back of) Fashion Paths.
Shots from Kavathas' first personal show themed 'Fragile' by professional fashion photographer Patricia Munster.
Front row-ers Life Full of Fashion (her report on the show), designer Dimitris Petrou, journalist & blogger Dimitris Papadopoulos and The Soho Symposium (her report on the show).

And last but not least, a show is never over before these moments take place:

A well structured first show, with burgudy red and navy blue making strong guest appearances to remind us that 'Fragile' is not weak and class is not always black.

More A/W 10 shows here and here.
S/S 11 catwalk fever, coming soon.