Sunday 8 February 2009

Influential, moi?

I know I'm kind of late to post it (Elena was waaay quicker) but if you haven't heard about it yet, here are the news:
Last Thursday, the weekly Athens free press LIFO published a feature titled Most Influentials 2009. And greek fashion blogs got a special mention!

If you can read greek, here is the article. You can also download the whole issue of LIFO in PDF here. However, I am aware of the fact that it's all greek to many of you, so here is the intro by M.Hulot, the writer of this feature, translated to english:
Athens may be no New York, London or Berlin, but all that is happening quietly and far away from the public eye, is actually great and can fairly compete with what is happening internationally. There are hundreds of talented musicians, artists, designers, groups that dream of changing things and that are currently planning this city's future, in every way possible. They may not be faces that one will recognise from their TV screen, but they stood out from the crowd because of their accomplishments in 2008. And the new year is looking pretty great for them too...
Well, thanks!

And here's the part where they write about the fashion blogs:
It was a matter of time before fashion blogs became of fashion in Athens. They are personal fashion diaries - written mainly by girls - that feature photos and stories of endless shopping sprees, trends, fabrics, heels and other similar obscurities. In them, one can find interesting thoughts on style as well as imaginative styling tips. Girls next door who document trends and their personal taste by photographing themselves. These are the ones that stood out: An architecture student who photographs her outfits before going out at night. Her blog is written in english. Alkisti and Aris photograph interestingly dressed boys and girls they encounter on the street, creating an original "street fashion". Lucia photographs what she wears and what she wishes to have, while keeping an eye on the international catwalks. The first greek fashion blog. She observes international trends, states her opinion on celebrity style and also features beauty tips. Elena's style adventures, with photos of her in different outfits and occasions. Chloe likes to experiment with her personal style and documents her tries with pictures.

Now, I have to say that as much as I appreciate the mention in such a big publication, I got the feeling that whoever wrote the part about fashion blogs wasn't exactly familiarised with our blogs... I mean, I really don't think I mainly post going-out outfits. But, I'm willing to overlook that minor observation.

Thanks LIFO, for acknowledging we exist!
And here's to an equally great 2009 for everyone mentioned!

*** I just noticed this is my 200th post. Great way to celebrate, no? ***


Raquel said...

oh congrats! but yeah I think they are mistaken lol :P
have a nice week

Lopi said...

Haha! Exactly, Chloe! (I know your real name, BTW...)
I too noticed all that other weird things they've written, but I thought I'd better not point them out myself, but let all of you correct them. Thanks for giving your story straight!

Antoinette said...

Congratulations, Influencer, and congratulations on your 200th post!

Mode Junkie said...

happy 200th! and you deserved that. here's to more features in the future! :)

Raquel said...

thank you! :)
yes all of my room's furniture is yellow, I'll explain: I live in my schools doorm, and I am a Nursing undergraduate, and the colours of Nursing here in Coimbra are White and Yellow, so our president decided it would be great if all the rooms were painted white and had yellow furniture. It's tiring after a while. But eh I'll be gone in July! I'll post some pictures soon (when I'm done with all this papers!) so you can have a better look haha :)
about gossip girl I understand, it's irritating, and I don't know why I love it, but I just do, no explanation.
as for the cardigan, I was stunned with the price! it was in a pille of clothing all at 5.95! and I also got a skirt :D
well anyways, hope you have a lovely week! oh and congrats on the 200th post! yay :)

Alecca Rox said...

Noticed that too about Lifo, but it's a big step they awknowledged you guys as influentials as it is!

Happy 200th post from me too!

I have just given you an award in my latest post, so here's an extra little something to celebrate for;)

Anonymous said...

congrats lopi!!! you really do deserve it! i drink to your 200th post! :)

Anonymous said...

Double-edged sword, eh? Such nice recognition, but ... they clearly didn't actually READ your blog. Well, congrats anyway. Right?

ShoppingTherapy said...

congrats on your 200th post! only 800 left to reach one thousand! :D

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

That is so cool! And it is a great way to celebrate. Congrats on the shout-out and your 200th post!

mahler76 said...

Τέλειο!!! Πάντα επιτυχίες babe!!!