Saturday, 30 October 2010


This is not an outfit.

It's my Halloween costume!

Dark wash jeans, LEVI'S. Red cardigan and taupe t-shirt, ZARA. Print scarf, ATTRATTIVO. Brown leather brogues, MASSIMO DUTTI.

Still can't guess who I am supposed to be?

Oh, come on!

Didn't you see Inception? I'm fellow architect Ariadne!

Even if here in Greece we don't actually celebrate it now (we have the carnival in February instead) the master of the house His Greyness Spyros the Magnificent and I wish you a happy Halloween!

Jeffrey Campbell architectural wedge

The "architectural wedge" is actually its name.

I don't really care if it fuses fashion design and architecture, it's pure shoe lust on Urban Outfitters USA.

Friday, 29 October 2010


Last night at 6DOGS as posted yesterday. A tough battle.

Wake sketching on the left and Tam on the right.

The judges Sake and Ozone spoke, the audience screamed.
I even held an impromptu twitter poll. And everyone answered back the same thing:

Wake. My boy won!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Fluo dress by Miltos

Like it or not, this dual colour fluo taffeta gown presented in Miltos' catwalk show is larger than life. Surely it needed its own post.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Miltos at AXDW

Miltos is one of those shows that leave you quite puzzled.

Sure, the man can sew.

And he would make a mean costume designer for period drama in theatre and moving pictures. In fact, I bet he already does.

In his AXDW show last Saturday, October 23rd Miltos presented floor length velvet gowns, puffy taffeta skirts, top hats and 19th century elegant equestrian pants. Very chic, no doubt. But wearable in real life?

But then, I come home and start editing pics.
And it goes something like this:
Well, that grey tailcoat wouldn't look half bad with the proper contemporary styling. In fact, it looks awfully a lot like my Comme des Garçons for H&M black tailcoat. And that pencil skirt wouldn't be out of place worn at work, not to mention that the matching jacket is heavenly tailored. And don't get me started on the black silk blouse with the luxurious bow...
Can't help it.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Ioannis Guia SS2011 at AXDW


[photos shot and edited by me]

Ioannis Guia presented his Spring-Summer 2011 collection on Saturday, October 23rd at Athens Xclusive Designers Week.

Dainty and delicate as always, Guia's creations this time were full of exotic ethnic references, mostly from Africa according to the designer himself, although I detected a bit of Japan as well in that obi belts and kimono style sleeves.

However - as Elena very successfully observed - Guia managed to avoid all the usual clichés associated with tribal chic by using the most unexpected colours like lime green, lemon yellow, lilac and muted magenta in western fabrics like lace and taffeta interwoven with metallic threads.

I also loved the hair and make-up. With their puffy up-dos and the dramatic finger-painted line down the middle of their faces, the models looked like early century colonists sucked into the tribal customs of their exotic new home.

A small video of the finale.

Moving picture is not as beautiful as photography in my opinion, but essential to see how the clothes actually move.

And a bonus for the end, the invitation that arrived a few days before the show and did more than enough to tease and put us in the right mood:

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Fashion Week Athens SS2011 overview

Fashion Week Athens SS2011 ended last Sunday, here's what I'll remember from this season:

Once again this year (I believe we all remember last year's famous octopus) a sudden downpour created a small havoc. As I tweeted real-time, the rain got so heavy during the KRUG8 show that the electricians behind us were talking about a potential short circuit that could bring the power of the whole venue down. Not to mention, be potentially dangerous.

Fortunately, the rain stopped just before the show ended and the outdoors opening party started.

Unfortunately, the court, including the art installation by Oksana Mas, was already partially submerged in water.

Photo opportunity for some!

What else we'll remember other than the water?

The now famous hand, also wet from the rain.

Which after all this talk, got the photoshop depilation treatment in order to appear in the print posters.

And of course, the fact that this was the first year without Vassilis Zoulias, Christoforos Kotentos, Orsalia Parthenis, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Dimitris Dassios and other big names of Greek fashion in the line-up, but with lots of new, promising entries.

The fashion season in Athens isn't over just yet...
Moving over to AXDW that starts today.

Friday, 22 October 2010

DElight SS2011 at FWA


all photos in this post kindly provided by Elena of

DElight was undoubtedly the most controversial and talked-about show of the season, and that was mainly due to all the hype building up throughout the days before.

Let's not forget the award for Most Commercial Design Collection for Summer 2011 they won at the 1st Inernational Designer Awards of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) that took place in Hong Kong in early October, as immediately reported by Alecca Rox.

Did all that talk hurt DElight? Of course not.

They still remain a breath of fresh air for all of us out here fed up with what we've been seeing so far. Contrary to what most Greek people have come to believe, fashion is not just muslin gowns adorned with countless svarovski crystals, skin-tight satin and meringue wedding gowns. Fashion should be something we could all wear even in our everyday life, something precious and unique, yet still affordable for the audience it is targeted to. In this case, young people definitely not into crystals, satin and meringues.

DElight have proven to us that fashion is not only for celebrities and brides-to-be. That we too can go to a fashion show, point at a runway look and say I want this.

And actually mean it.
Elena wearing her DElight AW2010/11 skirt and yours truly wearing my DElight AW2009/10 dress, happy as bunnies after the DElight SS2011 show in Fashion Week Athens.

As you might have already read here, I stupidly forgot to take my camera's memory stick with me, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise as we collaborated with Elena to cover the show together.

I was in charge of shooting the whole show in video and this is the result:

For more DElight SS2011 photos and opinions head over to my ladies Life Full of Fashion, Alecca Rox, Fashion Algorithms and Ordinary Style Pulse. For the same in greek, Dare to Be Unique and Wardrobe Recycle will take care of you. And if you want to see some backstage fun from the show, The Soho Symposium and Life in Athens are your girls.

Thursday, 21 October 2010


Stelios Koudounaris will give us a preview of his SS2011 collection in the form of a video titled LE PROSTITUTE MEDIEVALI that will be screened tonight in an event hosted by Eternal Optimist in Grande Dame, Gazi. Don't miss it!

AXDW schedule

It starts in a few days, so here's the schedule:

Saturday, October 23rd 2010
17:30 Notis Panayiotou
18:30 Theia
19:30 Ioannis Guia
20:30 Miltos
21:30 Guy Laroche
22:00 Opening Party by Peroni (special invitation)
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Sunday, October 24th 2010
New Designers Day!
17:30 Nikomia | Lucky 13 | Pinelopi Lagadinou
18:30 Dimitris Kouras | Christina Skarpeli | Ourania_Kay
19:30 Asel & Eleonora
20:30 Evelina Litina | Dimitris Paraskevopoulos | jeAnS (preview)
21:30 New Designers Awards by Ford
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Monday, October 25th 2010
17:30 Alexios Romanos
18:30 Celebrity Skin
19:30 Afroditi Hera
20:30 Ratt by Rita Attalla
21:30 Vassilis Zoulias
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Tuesday, October 26th 2010
18:30 Indashio
19:30 Christine & Joe
20:30 Stelios Koudounaris
21:30 LaQuan Smith
22:00 Xclusive Closing Event
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All Days
Jessica Speckheard for Women in Need
photography exhibition
Xclusive Boutique
carrying creations by the AXDW designers

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Simeoni SS2011 at FWA

Simeoni is a greek brand created in 1996 by Thessaloniki-born Konstantinos Simeoni.

The SS2011 show presented on Friday, October 15th started with a very impressive pose by our favourite model of this season, Gloria. Love to see more of her in the future!

We saw lots of dresses in all types of metallic fabrics, from light golden shimmer to tin-foil-looking silver lamé.

And the majority of them, with only one shoulder. A past trend about to make a comeback?

My favourite details of the show:

The Internation Klein Blue soles of the dark blue pumps. Move over Monsieur Louboutin, red is so over!

Two little bloggers-in-the-making in front row, shooting the show with their mobile phones. The new generation is already on us!

More Simeoni coverage over at Life Full of Fashion and Fashion Algorithms.

Cathreen Mal SS2011 at FWA

Cathreen Mal, one of last year's New Generation show winners (the other one was our beloved Evangelos Kavathas) presented her spring-summer 2011 collection last Friday, October 15th in Fashion Week Athens.
A very simple collection of just white looks, obviously influenced by ancient Greece.

The only embellishments were in the form of metallic rope in gold, silver and pewter.

A simple and to-the-point collection.

Let me say here that I know Cathreen Mal personally back from when we participated in the FWA FOODWEAR Fashion and Architecture Workshop together two years ago. That is why it is so hard for me to say I expected more from her.

Granted, she was right to move past the more structured winter pieces she presented last spring (which were widely applauded back then) but in her urge to make everything more light and airy for summer, I'm afraid she took it a little bit too far and oversimplified everything. Many dresses looked like they were just fabric draped around the body and secured with ties and ropes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying draping is a bad thing. What I'm saying - and I guess others are thinking too - is that we need to see more craftsmanship in a designer piece in order to justify investing in it.

Other than that, I still believe in Cathreen Mal's talent and given the fact she is just out of her teens, I'm sure we'll see a lot more from her in the years to come.

Keep doing what you love Cathreen!

More views on Cathreen Mal SS2011 over at Life Full of Fashion, Shopping Therapy and Fashion Algorithms.