Monday 28 April 2014

Black and interesting

These are seriously the most comfortable heels I've ever walked in. The bad news is that the MIGATO e-shop isn't ready yet, so I can't link you straight to them. The good news is that MIGATO has 120 stores around the world, so I'm pretty sure one of them is gonna be close. The product code is GF7081 and their price €57.

Friday 18 April 2014

Last minute Easter shopping at McArthurGlen Athens

So, you really are a last-minute kind gal?

Worry not, there is a magical place on earth called McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens that is the ultimate destination for gift shopping. That's where we found ourselves earlier this week along with fellow blogger Elena, in an attempt to get our Easter holiday shopping under wraps.

If you've already read the previous post, first two stops at Moschino and Carlo Pazolini were centered around getting myself a little something.

Next up was Staff Jeans & Co:

Great for all those basics that teenage boys & girls (e.g. your godchildren) can never have enough of: jeans, t-shirts, check button-downs, sneakers, the whole deal.

Last stop of the day was VS, which stands for View in Style and is yet another Greek company, this time just for us girls. 

Too bad I haven't discovered it earlier, because it has great little somethings like dresses, cute stamped t-shirts and scarves.

And before you know it, I found myself inside a fitting room with an armful of dresses. Now, how did this happen?
Here are the four I tried on:

Simple maxi with black-and-grey thin stripes. Way too long.
A-line floral with lilac and pale yellow hem. Way too girlie.

Simple beige shift dress. Way too proper.

Full skirt navy stripes on white. Just right.
So this one, plus a pair of loose viscose pants, came home with me.

And hey, seems like will be going back for more the following days. There's a promo going on up until April 26th, that gives you gift cards, extra 10% discount, designer brand gifts and a chance to win a Smart Fortwo car if you spend €50 or more in any of the McArthurGlen Athens shops.
Like I needed an excuse.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Let me have some Air

These aren't actually new - I got them one year ago - but I haven't yet posted them on the blog, so I guess they might as well be new to you.

Nothing like the feeling of getting a new sneaker out of the box.

Sunday 13 April 2014

Easter outfit nailed at McArthurGlen Athens

Well, you all pretty much already know by now that McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens is the ultimate destination for gift shopping, so Easter time is no exception! I originally headed there to do some gift shopping (I have two god-daughters in their teen years) but I couldn't not look for something to spoil myself too.

First stop was the Moschino boutique.

Second stop, the Carlo Pazolini store.

T-shirt and skirt, MOSCHINO. Bag and shoes, CARLO PAZOLINI. All found at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens.

Thursday 10 April 2014

It's been 6 years

April 10 is my blog-birthday, so here's a short version of the most important stuff from the past 6 years:

It's April 10, 2008 when I press publish for the first time. I live in Volos, in my final year as an architecture student. I like graffiti, my motorbike and MySpace. I read tons of US and UK magazines and blogs like The Clothes Horse and Already Pretty. I comment under other bloggers' posts daily. I also take pics of what I wear and my new buys. Soon leaving comments on other people's blogs and saving pics on my hard drive are not enough, so I create my own blog. I don't give the name much thought. After all, I really am an architect who is into fashion. My blog header is a picture of my scarfs and I quote Coco Channel on my sidebar. I write in English because, for the time, I haven't yet found any other Greek fashion blogs. After a while I discover Shopping Therapy, the oldest Greek fashion blog founded in August 2006 and Little Stylist founded in September 2007. Later in summer of 2008, Life Full of Fashion and Life in Athens are also created. In November 2008 Canadian magazine FCD does a two-page feature on me. I October I meet Rebecca during Athens Fashion Week.

In January 2009 LIFO includes several Greek fashion blogs on their "The Influential 2009" feature. I get my degree and move to Athens. First I get a job working as a fashion editor and right after that another job as an architect, designing a fashion boutique. Streetgeist takes a photo of me. Glamour Greece does a several-page feature on Greek fashion bloggers on their June 2009 issue. 

Greek fashion blogs have started getting acknowledged and the features and collaborations keep coming in. Lucky magazine features two fashion bloggers every month in their The Web Series column. The online version of ELLE España does a blogger feature and includes me. I omit the scarves from the header to give my blog a more minimal look. 

I start working in demanding, grown-up jobs. The poor blog suffers. I do this project with Kiehl's. features me in their top Greek fashion blogs list.

I still work in demanding, grown-up jobs. I don't really like it, but that's life. It's a numb period for the blog, nut I still manage to keep up.

Don't want to bullshit you, it's pretty much the same as 2012.

After 6 years my blog is still on Blogger, my template still the basic, my header is an even more minimal version of the one I designed 6 years ago using the generic Impact font. I now use affiliate networks for monetizing and make deals with brands to write about them. I have added social media buttons and a search bar, all customized by me. I am still terribly back-blogged, but absolutely love it and not giving up.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Conscious liking

No, I'm not getting married yet, you silly things!

These photos are outtakes from the photo shoot to participate in the first H&M Conscious Instameet.

If you are so inclined to help me, you can like the participation photo here.

But wait, there's more...

I'm giving away three double invitations for the H&M Conscious & Conscious Exclusive collections Black Tie Party!
All you have to do is have an Instagram account and like this photo on my profile until Monday morning 9:00 am. I will draw 3 winners and notify them via Instagram. The winners will then have to send me their details until Monday noon, so their names will be added to to guest list.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday 3 April 2014

We're all mad here

The MadWalk by Coca-Cola light outfit, fresh from the camera.

New favourite sandals, from the SS2014 MIGATO collection.

Circle shirt, Maison Martin Margiela for H&M. Black full skirt, Toi&moi. Necklace, Accessorize. Blue sandals, MIGATO.