Thursday, 15 December 2011

Xmas Bazaar - Two In A Gondola

Today (15th) and tomorrow (16th).
Prices up to -80% off, pieces starting at 10 euros. One-zero.

Location: 11, Ymittou & Manolidi, Kaisariani (opposite Caravel)
Hours: 12:00 - 20:00


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Felt like something new

Recently shopped these earrings by Marytales (
Creator pointed out they used to be just felt fibers before becoming accessories in her hands, somewhere in Athens. It's new. I'm sharing. is the online home of a sweet bunch of young accessory designers. Sharing that too.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Glow Mi Bone - Bios, tonight

Controversial, urban art exhibition by someone who is no stranger to fashion. Emmanuel Andreou's 'GLOW MI BONE' turns on tonight and will be glowing till this Thursday the 15th, at Bios - Athens. This is new, ought to be checked out then. Here's a peep.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

9th AXDW - day 2 recap

Day two was dedicated to newcomers, traditionally with awards for Best New Designer, Best Trendsetter and Best Catwalk. This season's judges were: Miltos - Athens-based Greek designer, Stephan Caras - Toronto-based Greek designer, Ben Demiri - director of showroom SIX LONDON in London, Sasa Charara - fashion editor of Greek Glamour magazine and Martha Papadatou - fashion stylist of Glamour too.

Empire by Alice Marie Hajipanayi, Best New Designer* Award winner:
*Best New Designer gets to show at Sarajevo Fashion Week in May 2011.

jeAnS by Antonis Spathas - Best Catwalk* Award winner
*Best Catwalk Award comes with a place at an MA course in Accessories Design and Editorial Stying at ESMOD, Paris, offered by IEK Akmi.

CorBo -
Best Trendsetter by MTV Award* winner *Best Trendsetter gets to attend the TRL AWARDS in Florence, Italy and 'make statements on the red carpet' (sic from the release, not clear if they will participate or simply attend)

Other new designers that showed on the day include:
nadia Rapti & Teknio kerasioti,
Vasia Kont,Agaliou Kostantina, Nikomia, and Konstantinos Mitrovgenis. For more images on New Designers' shows, visit this post. Patricia Munster snapped quite a selection.

Then Make-A-Wish Hellas special catwalk took place, featuring a custom-made dress by Sofia Kokosalaki and fulfiling the wish of a beautiful young lady. This one was all about the emotion and not the visual so use your imagination. I can tell you though that she was stunning and under the catwalk direction of Vicky Kaya -who's walked kilometres of catwalks- she did great.

Next up, last season's Best Catwalk Winner, Ourania_Kay:
Show titled "Chapter 2//Illusions". If futuristic theme in black and sculpted volume is your thing, it was all about it. Complete with silver face make-up, turning the models into strict, walking mannequins. Complicated and skillful patterns, nothing you'd slap on in the morning and leave home. Has previously worked with Hussein Chalayan and I can somehow see that. More visual of this show, chez Patricia's.

Closing the evening, last season's Best Trendsetter Winners, Asel & Eleonora:
Collection titled "Life Less Ordinary", with a less ordinary, feminine approach of steam-punk inspiration. Tartan check, emphasis on coats with cropped or vertical frill effect lapels, assymetry closer to elegance than structure. After all we are talking about mathematicians doing fashion. An interesting show you can see more of, here.

End of Day 2.

*See Day 1 recap

Saturday, 26 March 2011

9th AXDW - day 1 recap

It's the weekend following the end of the 9th Athens Xclusive Designers Week. How about browsing what designers had to show whilst recharging your batteries?

The first show had the signature of Myrto Dramountani. A Greek designer who studied and perfected her technique in New York before basing herself in London. A block colour, black dominated catwalk with flashes of red and plenty of laser-cut details. Evening and special occassion frocks. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.

Next up, a familiar AXDW name, Miltos. He's made it clear before, he likes nostalgic, past time outfits. This season his source of inspiration was the '50s. No wild takes on the forms but rather a tribute to classic shapes. Polka dots, pensil skirts and lots of cocktail dress material. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster. Stelios Koudounaris on the other hand was 'so now' and consistent with his design identity. The first concerning the various occassions his clothes seem to be wearable at and the latter in regards to revisiting his best sellers and giving his fans what they've loved him for so far. Brownish-grey hues, black used to underline and define. Tech advanced fabrics, cotton, wool and cashmere. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
Total black, sandy beige and white were the colours of choice for Chara Lebessi. There was short and there was long but no inbetween. Feminine straight lines, waist defining, emphasis on the back. Fabrics become more delicate in long part of the collection. Cocktail or gala. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
Antoine Antoniadis' collection was the one to end day one. The Greek-French designer who lists Dita Von Teese and Mademoiselle Agnes among his parisian atelier customers, showed a well tailored set of clothes. Using a unique leather hand-woven fabric, lace and embroidery, he managed to make this sheer shade of green more interesting than ever. This is not the last we'll see of him these days as he's working on a special project for the 12th French Cinema Festival in Athens this April. For more show photos visit this post by Patricia Munster.
So that was it for the first day of AXDW. Kept commenting to the minimum, you decide for yourselves. Obviously Patricia Munster is my photography sponsor for the event for yet another season. Special thanks, all images used by permission.

Le flâneur

"Le flâneur" is Giorgis' Christodoulou single from the homonymous new album out now in Greece and Spain and about to be released in Argentina later this Summer.

The clip was directed by Dimitris Silvestros and has the essence of a short film. The lyrics are in French as written by Marthelene Gabon, music is by the artist Giorgis Christodoulou himself and in charge of nostalgic costume direction was Greek Cinema Academy Award Winner Vassilis Barbarigos.

Pleasantly surprised to see Mariangela, Nefeli and members of "Athens Lindy Hop" dancing away "Le flâneur".

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Today, 22.03.2011 @ AXDW

19:00 - de.bour shoe studio
19:30 - Ippolito
- Melissa Diamantidi
21:00 - Indashio

Celebrity Skin @ 9th AXDW - show intro film

Celebrity Skin @ 9th AXDW - backstage photos