Sunday, 27 October 2013

save or splurge for November



you a saver or a splurger ? maybe a little bit of both, but you'll be definately stylish in ochres, tans and blues with a hint of metal 
ta-ta darlings 

Monday, 2 May 2011

TO ΨΑΘΙ ΣΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΞΕΚΙΝΑ (RAFFIA ON THE GO)

Ο Μάης και τα λουλούδια του... είναι το κάτι άλλο, δε λέω, οι γλάστρες στη βεράντα αρχίζουν να οργιάζουν και τα φυτά στο εξοχικό αν και δεν είναι (ακόμη, τσεκαρισμένο) ανθρωποφάγα, κοντεύουν να φτάσουν στον πρώτο όροφο... άψογα, υπέροχα, καταπληκτικά, η χαρά του κηπουρού, θα ξεβοτανιάσει μέχρι να πει ζαμάν...

Όμως...

Όσο κι αν (κόντρα στην περισσή φαγούρα) προσκυνώ το απίθανο λουλουδικό (ζήτω οι γαρυφαλλιές) εάν δω ένα ακόμη υπέρ-λουλουδάτο συνολάκι θα ξεράσω... Ίλεος καλή μου γυναίκα Ίλεος !!! Τολμώ να ομολογήσω ότι στις αρχές του Φλεβάρη με έκοψε κι εμένα ο πυρετός των χρυσανθέμων και ανέβηκα ψυχολογικά (όχι πολύ, μη φανταστείς, μέχρι τον πρώτο όροφο, μετά έψαχνα το ασανσέρ) με τα ανθισμένα ρούχα της φετινής άνοιξης.

Επειδή όμως και παρά την προσπάθεια, κάθε φορά που δοκιμάζω ανθισμένο μπλουζάκι, φορεματάκι, σορτσάκι, παντελονάκι (εντάξει το βρακάκι το αντέχω) μοιάζω όλο και περισσότερο με τα κορ-τσάκια από το σπίτι στο λιβάδι (απίθανο το φόρεμά σας κυρία Όλσεν) λέω όκ, ίσως δεν μου ταιριάζει εμένα τόσο γιούλι και τόση βιόλα... ας ρίξω μια ματιά στες αλλες κοπέλες που δεν κατακρίνουν τόσο το φλοράλ.

Λοιπόν το αποτέλεσμα παραμένει...

Πλην ελαχίστων εξαιρέσεων (και λέω ελαχίστων γιατί... ε, τόσες είναι τι να κάνουμε) με πολύ διακριτική τη γοητεία των κρεμαστών κήπων της Βαβυλώνας (βλέπε όσες δεν κωλώνουν μπροστά σε σχόλια τύπου "να σου ποτίσω τη φουστίτσα σου μανίτσα μου, τη βλέπω λίγο μαραμένη "... ) , ένα έχω καταλάβει, ότι σε ό,τι αφορά τα φλοράλ, μας κατέστρεψε ο βέλιουρας, μας τίναξε στον αέρα η αγριάδα, δεν άφησε τίποτα η μουχρίτσα !!! (βλέπε παλιά καλή διαφήμιση για παρασιτοκτόνα στα τέλη του 80').

Κι επειδή ως Ελλάδος τέκνα έχουμε κι ένα καλοκαίρι να υποστηρίξουμε, άσε τα ροδοπέταλα και τους μίσχους για τα τσαγιερά και τις Αγγλίδες, και εστίασε καλή μου στο ψαθί σου ! Πάρε ψάθινα, πάρε σχοινιά, πάρε πλεκτά, και παρέλασε σε όποιο καλοκαιρινό προορισμό αντέχει η κρίση σου ( όχι η συναισθηματική, η πορτοφολένια). Έτσι κι αλλιώς όπου κι αν το περάσεις το καλοκαίρι που'ρχεται σε ... 28 μερούλες βρε αδερφέ, θα βρεις μια στάλα θάλασσα κι ένα τσουβάλι ήλιο... τώρα που είπα τσουβάλι ... να μην ξεχάσεις να κινηθείς προς υφάσματα ανάλογα της ψάθας και λινάρια που θα επιτρέψουν στον πισινό σου να παίρνει τον αέρα του ακόμα και στην πόλη... 
Χάιντε καλοφόρετα !!!

Οι φωτό που ακολουθούν είναι από το περιοδικό ΕLLE (έκδοση Η.Π.Α) και ανήκουν δικαιωματικά στον κύριο Dan Forbes. Eπίσης οι τιμές δεν είναι ενδεικτικές αλλά πραγματικές, γι' αυτό κάνε το σταυρό σου να μην πάθουν τα νεύρα σου... Εάν πάλι τις αντέχεις, απομάκρυνε από την οθόνη το έτερον ήμισυ (μελλοντικό τε και παρόν). Εάν δεν μπορείς να πράξεις τίποτε από τα παραπάνω, κάνε την επίσκεψή σου σε μια μαγαzara για να δεις τι παρόμοιο μπορείς να αποκτήσεις _

Leather, snakeskin, and suede sandal, Dior, $1,200, at Dior boutiques nationwide. Raffia bag with marble closure, Fendi, $935, at Fendi, NYC. Tweed bag, Chanel, $2,800, at select Chanel boutiques nationwide.



Wood wedge sandal, Emporio Armani, $475, at Armani/5th Avenue, NYC. Straw and calfskin tote bag, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, $1,375, at Jeffrey, NYC, Atlanta. Wood bangles, Donna Karan New York, $950 each, at Donna Karan New York stores nationwide. Leather-trim raffia bag, Yves Saint Laurent, $1,650, at select Yves Saint Laurent boutiques nationwide. Printed leather perforated lace-up sandal, Proenza Schouler, $1,195, visit proenzaschouler.com.

Pink leather sandal, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, $1,130, collection at net-a-porter.com. Woven leather tote bag, Akris, $2,990, at Akris boutiques nationwide. Leather flap-front bag, Valentino Garavani, $1,795, ­collection at select Saks Fifth Avenue. Calfskin wedge sandal, Hermès, $1,425, at Hermès stores nationwide.




 
Cream and camel woven clutch bag, Salvatore Ferragamo, price on request, at Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques nationwide. Woven leather tote bag, Bottega Veneta, price on request, at select Bottega Veneta boutiques nationwide. Suede and leather sandal, Cesare Paciotti, $680, at Cesare Paciotti, NYC. Marquetry clutch, Donna Karan New York, $695, at Donna Karan New York stores nationwide.



Monday, 28 February 2011

en Fleur

My fellow bloggers and friends I must appologise for being a less punctual blogger this month; It's been a bit hectic lately, hence the less frequent posts. However, I want to thank all of you for your kind comments and loyalty.

Now, I 've just received a link on my mail, and honestly I have to post it. This video is all about the amazing Parisian themed illustrations of Antoinette Fleur. I simply adore the fluent, flowing lines of her drawings. Her work is sweet, garden fresh, honest and polite. It carries the graciousness and decorum of the french lady, as well as the agreeableness and openness to life of the ever so wordly flâneur .
A hymn to Paris and its sites, Antoinette's works can surely make one see la vie en rose; oh I LOVE THIS GAL !

View her work at


Saturday, 19 February 2011

OH MR.PORTER

Is he the "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!" type, the "tell Laura I love her" kind of guy, the rebel without a cause, or the ever so polished MadMan? Is he the man of style, the connoiseur, the great Gatsby, or the dandy? Well, if he is all that and something more, then Mr. Porter he is !

MR.PORTER, the twin brother of (Ms.) NET-A-PORTER is a fact; It has just launched for its founding members, and will be launching publicly in just a few days (Tuesday the 22nd )  ! !

Your lad will have the unique opportunity to get dressed and styled by the most elegant of people, and I suspect our fellow and mega-blogger, the Sartorialist, will now have plenty more work to do ! ! !

What is on ?
1. The JOURNAL
(consisting of The Edit , The Event, The Portfolio, Men Of Note, Behind The Brand, Man & Boy, My Space, The Knack, and the Five Ways To Wear)


2. The STYLE DIRECTORY
(including Style Icons, Style Advice, the Style Council, the Stylepedia and the unique Video Manual)


3. The WARDROBE MANAGER
(where your man, will get the Essentials, a Wish List, Recommendations and an Inventory)
4. and of course THE ELITE OF DESIGNER MENSWEAR, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES







MEN ARE BACK !!!




Saturday, 12 February 2011

in love (again and again and again)

Να είναι το ονοματάκι τους; Να είναι η μικροσκοπική καρδούλα, τα υπέροχα χρώματα, ή το απαστράπτον, αγέραστο λουστρίνι; Όπως και να έχει, δεν βλέπω την ώρα να αγγίξω και να φορέσω τις νέες μπαλαρίνες του Υves Saint Laurent , ονόματι L O V E.
Δεν μπορώ να σου περιγράψω τι έχω φτιάξει προκειμένου να τις βρω, και δυστυχώς είμαι ακόμη στην αναμονή. Τα μόνα μέρη που μπορείς να τις βρεις είναι το άυθεντικό site http://www.ysl.com/, το οποίο στέλνει μόνο στις Η.Π.Α (εάν έχεις καμιά ξαδέρφη ή θεία ώρα να την πάρεις ένα τηλεφωνάκι) και το http://www.mytheresa.com/, το οποίο στέλνει βεβαίως στη χώρα μας , όμως προς το παρόν τις διαθέτει σε μαύρο δέρμα, και σουέτ φούξια, αλλά ουχί σε λουστρίνι. Τηλεφώνησα στη Luisa, από όπου με πληροφόρησαν ότι δεν θα τις παραλάβουν. Παρηγοριά μου η ευγενέστατη κυρία/δεσποινίς στην Καλογήρου της Π. Ιωακείμ 4 στο Κολωνάκι, που σήκωσε το τηλέφωνο και τη διάθεσή μου λέγοντάς μου ότι ΝΑΙ οι love θα διατεθούν στο κατάστημα συντόμως. Εάν μπορούσα να την αγκαλιάσω από το τηλέφωνο, θα το έκανα ευχαρίστως! Υπομονή και επιμονή, η αγάπη (love) θα νικήσει. Άντε και καλή μας άνοιξη... !!!


Is it the name? Is it the tiny heart on the top, the color palette, or the glorious, glossy patent leather? I just can't wait to put on the amazing LOVE ballerinas by Yves Saint Laurent, but this time I have to be extra patient , as these beauties are not so easy to grab.

I have e-mailed probably every posh online shop I know, to check on their availability, but no. The only two online places where the YSL love flats are to be currently found are the www.ysl.com (which only ships to the U.S.) and the www.mytheresa.com (which only has them in black leather and hot pink suede). Should you come across them, try them, and do let me know. They are the perfect match for almost every outfit and despite the salty price (485 usd - around 360 Euro) they're definately a keeper ! A true welcome to spring 2011 !!!


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Y.Γ. Σήμερα, 08 -03-2011 τις εντόπισα και στο http://www.bluefly.com/




κόκκινο / μοβ/ μπεζ και ροζ περλέ ....  σαν καραμέλες δεν είναι ;

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 # 18 Μαρτίου 2011
επίσης στο ΕΒΑΥ για τη μία τυχερούλα που φοράει νο 37 υπάρχουν αυτές οι σουέτ κούκλες












Sunday, 6 February 2011

My #3 award and nominees


please copy and paste this image to your blog if you are one of its receivers !!!
{ oh and don't forget to follow the steps... }


I would like to thank MS ARSCOTT    ( http://msarscott.blogspot.com/) both  for awarding me, and for her trully touching words concerning my blog. I'm deeply honored !!!


As Blogging Law goes, now I must follow these steps and ..................

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in my post.
2. Tell you 7 things about myself.
3. Award up to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know they've received the award(s).

Which goes to say .....................

* I can't concentrate to work, unless the room I'm in is completely tidy and well-lighted.
* I am utterly in love with all of Charles Bukowski's writings and never thought of him as a woman-hater.
* When it comes to saying "I love you" I accept my chickenhood limitations and embrace them.
* I love watching people play video-games, and enjoy it more than they do
* I've been a fanatical collector of things, ever since I was 4. When I stop collecting something specific, I start another collection.
* I won't quit smoking and probably die with a cig on my lips.
* I snore like a pug

My VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARDS go to...

FF  LENA ANAG.... I mean FIDEL http://myfrenchiefidel.blogspot.com/
#   TEE AND FAME  http://teeandfame.blogspot.com/
$   TOXIC RETRO http://toxicretro.blogspot.com/
@  AD AND THE CITY http://adandthecity.blogspot.com/
%  TENESA THE ARTISAN http://tenesatheartisan.blogspot.com/
&   HER NAME IS SOPHIE http://jesuissophiecareforme.blogspot.com/
*   SOME LIKE IT CRISP http://crispy-somelikeitcrisp.blogspot.com/
{}  MAHON http://redcat-albumart-som.blogspot.com/


Keep posting you LOVELY, LOVELY people !!!




Thursday, 27 January 2011

UP ! for Mr. Downton

Who is Mr. Downton?

David Downton was born in Kent, in the south of England in 1959. He studied at Canterbury ( Foundation year 1977- 1978) and Wolverhampton (BA hons illustration/graphics 1979-1981). In 1984 he moved to Brighton and began his illustration career. For the next 12 years - a period he describes as 'wagging my tail when the phone rang' - he worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from advertising and packaging to illustrating fiction, cook books and, occasionally, fashion.

In 1996, the Financial Times commissioned him to draw at the couture shows and since then David has become known principally as a fashion illustrator. His reports from the shows have been seen internationally, in the US, China, Australia and the Middle East, as well as in almost every leading UK broadsheet and supplement.


 
David’s commercial client list includes: Tiffany & Co, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Harrods, Top Shop, Chanel, Dior, L’Oreal, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine and the V&A Museum. In 1998, he began working on a portfolio of portraits (from life) of some of the world’s most beautiful women, including Erin O’Connor, Paloma Picasso, Catherine Deneuve, Linda Evangelista, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Iman and Dita Von Teese.


In 2007, David launched Pourquoi Pas? the first ever journal of Fashion Illustration. He is a visiting Professor at London College of Fashion, and in April 2009 received an honory doctorate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Biography Source : www.daviddownton.com/
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Want to enter Mr. Downton's world of magic and gain priceless know-how on fashion illustration ? Read this jewel of a book , available on www.amazon.com


I received my copy yesterday and I simply can't let go !!!





Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Oh la la, quelle surprise !!! Dior scarves for spring 2011







It's been quite a while, hasn't it?  For this spring the house of Dior presents a color-blast line of scarves, that makes our hearts beat faster ...
Contact your SAs asap. It's very likely for these beauties to sell out before you can say Dior.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Turning from innovation to sheer classic


I have been an avid reader of the Harper’s Bazaar for, let’s see now, over 13 years, and apart from the apparent flesh reading and eventually note taking, I’ve also turned to a fanatic clipper as well;

Soon after the second week in my possession the enthusiastic page-turning of the «bible» gives its place to «the Office Depot is your friend» - kind of deal; which means, the careful cutting and filling of the valuable personal style, smart shopping, editorial, and spread pages. Scrapbooking simply isn’t enough in my case. Add that to the humongous, leviathan of a file within a file, within a file, within a zip-file on my laptop, and there you have it _ I have come to a point where I can easily browse trends from many a previous seasons, and track them back in the not-so-rare occasion they repeat themselves.

{This is the point where you probably start wondering, what kind of raving lunatic you have been following/ reading for a while… but no matter what the cost (of me being considered as such, of course I love doing the job some people out there get paid to do) I can’t help it , so no hard feelings}.

So, after all these issues filled and handled with care (especially the ones that refer to cruise, spring and summer fashion), I‘ve come to notice how some items have turned from the innovating «it» s to sheer classics; Remember the first time Alexander McQueen gave us the skull ring? Some said whoa! Some went «yikes» and many remained calmly nonaligned, thinking (as the old song used to say) « I’m not in love; it’s just a silly phase I’m going through »… but a few years later, it is one of the most iconic rings ever, replicated not only by some cheap replica Chinese vendors but by the house of Dior itself. I know, I know, some may debate that « no you silly cow, it wasn’t McQueen who brought the skull ring to fashion, it was some bloodthirsty Visigoth back in 291. Or was it a death knight in the 16th century? Or was it The Phantom / cartoon hero? Or was it the armed forces? Yes, yes, yes and yes, but before dear old Al, no one had brought it to high end fashion, and no one would even dream of adding it to a $ 3.950 clutch, and have every girl eventually dreaming of it as the ultimate accessory for all seasons, right? (Oh yeah, unless it were the actual bloodthirsty Visigoth’s ring, still attached to the warrior’s finger and auctioned at Christie’s).

My point is, you never know; once something is properly polished, given the right tenor of artistry and offered to the world, no matter how low, or how high the initial price, it might as well be the next classic. Didn’t the same happen with the four-leaf Alhambra clovers of Van Cleef and Arpels in 1968? I wonder how much they used to cost back then, as their current prices range from $939 to $20,432 (Euro 690 to Euro 15.000) – 2010 catalogue prices.

So, keep an eye for repetitive coolness and perhaps you’ll find yourself one day with some seriously holy-grail-ey pieces that you can perhaps pass on to the next generations of fashionphiles, or even ask to be buried with (what’s wrong with me? That was dark, was it not? – ha ha ha ho ha ha ho ho ho... Sorry) _
















Of course I can't pin down everything, so I only chose what I love, the rest is up to you lovely people !!!

Have a glorious, stylish weekend everyone !!!