Monday 1 June 2009

Volos couture

Missing: One blogger, medium height, medium build, likes to wear high-waist skirts. Last seen wearing a lilac dress. Yup, I totally take the blame for being absent all those past days. Some of you, those who know me a bit better, might have already guessed it. Yes, I was in Volos once again, visiting a certain special someone... And for once again, blogging was the last thing on my mind.

But, I came back home with news! A new shop has opened in Volos, under the name of famous Greek clothes and accessories designer Katerina Karoussos. I had attended the Katerina Karoussos SS2009 fashion show back in October, and I was very impressed. Katerina is an expert in unapologetically glamorous, old-school 40's fashion, made to appeal to the woman of today.

Her hats are always a conversation starter.

And the shoes that accompany the outfits on the window are by Greek shoe-maker extraordinaire Vassilis Emmanuel Zoulias, of aclaimed accessories brand Zoulias Old Athens.

The shop itself looks utterly luxurious.

The only regret I have is that I came upon it on a Sunday afternoon, when it was closed. I would have loved to pop inside and ask a zillion questions, like how affordable are all these wonderful things I saw in the window, what kind of women shop there and how come they decided to open a shop like this in Volos.

If you live in Volos, do visit the shop and answer some of those questions! It is on Glavani st, right off Ermou, opposite to St. Nikolaos square. What do you think? Isn't it amazing that in hard times like this, people aren't afraid to invest in fashion?


K@terina B. said...

lopilopi welcome back!!!!!
to magazaki einai polu cute, an kai den einai tou goustou mou, to mesopolemiko klima einai teleio, opws kai ta kokkina elements!!!
oso gia tis balarines pros to paron tis exw foresi mono vradu me psuxra, kai me volepsan mia xara(exoun kai trupitses, to podi mou einai sa to provato tou mikrou priggipa)!
Oso gia to Uterque, k egw prosfata t anakalupsa, alla guess what: einai tis Inditex :D

Elena said...

Hope you had a great time!
I remember the first time I heard about Katerina Karoussos... It was in a TV show in net or something and I was sooo impressed! I love her creations, they are very unique. I guess I have to visit the store!

*Constance said...

I have attented her catwalk/ fashion shows in athens fashion weeks 2 years ago!! Teleio, k paraksevo mazi, pou avoigouv tetoia katastnmata kai ektos a8nvas-8essalovikns! 8a ksavapas syvtoma va deis to bf sou + va kaveis tis zillion questions sou!! Great pics by the way, as always.

Anonymous said...

This post reminds me to continue my quest for bow-back pumps ... hope you get to visit the store when it's open, and SOON!

Mirka said...

yeah its investing, like you said :)

Wanderlusting said...

I would love a store like that _ I used to dress and buy vintage from the 40's :)

Alecca Rox said...

i'm a sucker for anything boutique-like! this looks like a neighbourhood gem! I guess in difficult times it's only the brave who make it though... all the best to Katerina and her new store.

ShoppingTherapy said...

Go Volos! Katerina Karoussos's hats are to die for

Πρασινη νεραιδα said...

επειδη εχω απηυδυσει, πλιζ, αν εχεις την ακαλοσυνη βοηθησε με με 1 ποστ για μαγιω..
ψαχνω ψαχνω κ τιποτα!
δεν ξερω,αλλα οτι βρισκω δεν ταιριαζει στο καθαρα μεσογειακο σωματοτυπο μου!
αμα φορας 75C σουτιεν που μπορεις να απευθυνθεις για μαγιουδακι και να μη φαινεσαι σαν μανταμιτσα?!

Lopi said...

Κ@terina B: Uterque an INDITEX brand??!! How did I miss that?!! Thanks for the info.

πράσινη νεράιδα: Fashion Architect: Swimsuit Edition, coming up! Και μην ανησυχείς, τα έχω περάσει και εγώ αυτά (μην το πεις πουθενά, αλλά φοράω 75DD κι ας μην το δείχνω). Υποθέτω ότι θέλεις να αναφερθώ κυρίως σε μπικίνι, μιας και έχω να δοκιμάσω ολόσωμο από 11 χρονών, αλλά αν θες βοήθεια και σε αυτό, κάτι μπορώ να κάνω για εσένα. Αν λοιπόν δεν έχεις άλλες διευκρινίσεις, θα διαβάσεις σύντομα το σχετικό ποστ!

Christiana said...

Katerina Karousos makes adorable hats!! so romantic! just gave me an idea for a new post!