Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Samos International Film Festival

I'm still in Samos.

Good for me, as the 1st Samos International Film Festival - Between Two Continents is starting tomorrow and I will get to enjoy all kinds of amazing international film screenings on the beach, along with my friends.

My friend Pan Pan is also invited to play live on Saturday, so yay for that too.

Here's the amazing teaser video:

And here's the programme:

August 23th 
11.00 / Birds by Aristophanes / Teen Theatre // Samos Town
21.00 / Opening Ceremony // Pythagorion Beach
21.30 / Paradise / Panagiotis Fafoutis / Screening // Pythagorion Beach
00.00 / Opening party // Mezza Volta / Samos Town

August 24th
11.00 / Masterclass with Panagiotis Fafoutis // Garden Cafe / Samos Town
21.00 / The Building Manager / Pericles Hoursoglou / Screening // Pythagorion Beach
23.00 / Head-on / Fatih Akin / Screening // Pythagorion Beach

August 25th
11.00 / Masterclass with Pericles Hoursoglou // Garden Cafe / Samos Town
18.00 / Birds by Aristophanes / Teen Theatre // Samos Town
21.00 / La source des Femmes / Radu Mihaileanu / Screening // Pythagorion Beach
23.30 / Io sono l΄ amore / Luca Guadagnino / Screening // Pythagorion Beach
22.30 / Yiafka - Pan Pan / Concert // Karlovasi High School

August 26th 
21.00 / Closing Ceremony // Pythagorion Beach
21.30 / Soul Kitchen / Fatih Akin / Screening // Pythagorion Beach
00.00 / Closing Party // Escape Music Club / Samos Town

Feel like you didn't get enough holidays this summer and need an extra weekender in order to survive the upcoming season? Here's your chance.

For more info visit and see the programme in Greek here. Facebook event here.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Blue + Yellow = Green

The fact that I'm not posting as much as I have planned to, due to vacation time, doesn't mean that I'm not sticking to the Fasting From Fast Fashion experiment. I've already put together many outfits and even shopped a bit, all without touching fast fashion items.

Living out of a suitcase sure helps.

Oh, and Spyros says hi.

No, Spyros is not fat, he's just hairy (that's what he has instructed me to say).

91 Bright Yellow and 93 Emerald by Korres

Light blue top, Attrattivo. Floral skirt, 80's vintage. Belt, Fornarina. Brown leather bag, Longchamp. Green sunglasses, RETROSUPERFUTURE. Tan leather and snakeskin print sandals, Bronx.

Big thanks to my sister for being the photographer this time.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Summer Korres

The most wearable orange I've come along. Plus, it's super moisturizing, if you like me, have lips that are chapped not only in winter. And is includes an SPF 15. Summer staple I tell you.

Because my skin is more like MVP3 during summer, but will fade back to MVP2 by October. One has to plan forward if one wants one's forehead shine-free.

Korres Myrtle and Citronella Emulsion
In yet another hopeful attempt to tell mosquitos "thou shall not pass".

It is suitable for kids over 3 too, hence the dino. Ross Geller would approve.

Coming up next week:
An epic post about our visit to the Korres factory here in Athens, Greece. Just letting it sizzle a bit longer till you're all back from touring the Greek islands and all. Soon...

Friday, 10 August 2012

Trinkets, bows and leather

This summer's favourite.

Quality leather, handmade in Greece and hand-embellished in Samos by my good friend Eva.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Pink waves

This is the outfit of my first day on this experiment.

Funny thing is, all those things have already been in my wardrobe for at least two or three years already, so it kinda resembles that project Stella was talking about, of only wearing outfits with clothes older than 18 months.

All outfit details on the end of this post!
Dress, DC. Grey sandals, CAMPER. Blue handbag, Longchamp. Green sunglasses, RETROSUPERFUTURE. Gold circle ring, Prigkipo. Black reversible leather belt, vintage.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Fasting from fast fashion

Hi there. I know I've been a bad blogger lately, but life happened. Sorry. Now that we have this covered, let's move along to the fun part of this post.

This morning, as I was stuffing my suitcase for my summer vacation in my home island, a thought came to mind: I have lots of high-street or fast-fashion clothes in my closet. Maybe too much.

And fast fashion is bad.

However, I am also the proud owner of  items by local and international non-fast-fashion labels, several second-hand and vintage items, as well as some designer stuff, both mainstream or independent. Surely it should be perfectly possible for me to get dressed for a whole month without utilizing any fast-fashion-produced items.

So, half an hour before I was due to head to the airport, I emptied my half-made suitcase and started all over again, this time no fast-fashion-items whatsoever.

A vacation is a perfect opportunity to try this experiment. During holidays we live out of a suitcase anyway, so a limited choice of options is the norm.

As the idea for this experiment is relatively fresh, I haven't had the time nor the determination to list every single one of my suitcase's contents today, but I'm planning to do so in the following days.

As an appetizer, here's a clue of what I have packed:
10 dresses  
21 tops
4 skirts
1 pair of shorts
4 pairs of flats
4 pairs of heels/wedges
and 4 handbags

A necessary disclaimer here: I'm no expert in determining which label should be considered fast-fashion and which not. The choices I made for this experiment were purely subjective. Specifically, I vetoed all items by Topshop, H&M, the Inditex family and several other similar brands.

And let me tell ya, that was no easy task. Almost all my basic summer tank tops are by H&M and the majority of my skirts are ZARA. Not packing most of my tried-and-tested go-to basics for this vacation felt weird. But experiments are meant to be exiting and force us out of our comfort zone. Restricting given options is known to lead to more creativity.

The image on the top of this post is the whole contents of my suitcase (minus shoes and accessories) just after I unpacked. I will try to post outfit pics each day, plus a complete index of all the items I have packed.

Let the experiment begin.