On a Rainy Day

So here it is as I promised. It’s not much, but it’s a start!

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Top by Free People, laser-cut leather belt from a french bazaar, black leggings and wellies by Juicy Couture.
I was supposed to wear my beautiful Isabel Marant Crisi boots, but seeing the grey sky outside made me rethink and luckily I changed my mind. The rain would have destroyed my beautiful suede booties!
I know someone fancies them though… but still they are a bit big on her…

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Operation: Clean Closet

This morning I decided it was about time. Having been away from home for more than three months my closet was seriously messy. I felt embarrassed by just looking at it especially since quite often I am asked to organize other people’s closets. But usually this is what happens: you do other people’s closets and you finally end up not having the time to organize your own..

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This is just one fourth of my wardrobe, mainly everyday clothes. But still a lot of these clothes have not been worn and their tags are just hanging screaming: “Wear Me! Wear Me!” What a shame…
So I was sitting and watching all these labels and decided I should do something about it. I should start wearing these clothes, don’t you think? And even though I believe there exist more than enough OOTD columns out there, I thought I could be doing something useful to my readers: offer them some inspiration.
But first I will have to give this wardrobe a good shuffle.
Now, if you want to make over your closets visit Real Simple and get the inspiration you need to help you kickstart your project. Or you could simply call me in to help!
So there you go, soon I will be posting photos of my outfits. Pay attention!!!

Back to 4th of July!

I woke up this morning and felt like wearing stars and stripes.. sort of in the mood for 4th of July.

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I know it’s September but the weather seems to get hotter instead of the opposite, so am I allowed to travel a little back in time?

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Besides, Betsy Ross – you know – the designer who debuted at NYFW? – really inspired me with her “americana” collection for SS15. But if it wasn’t for Jimmy Kimmel, the fashion genius who discovered her talent in the following video, we would probably still live in fashion’s dark ages..

If you haven’t already, watch the video, see what I am talking about and let us have a laugh together 🙂

I am overwhelmed by the many fashion connoisseurs around…

Where was I July 4th last year? Orlando Florida, resting in a hammock all morning, eating s’mores and watching Disney fireworks all evening. Pure magic!

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I Try to Talk to You. Listen. Watch.

More and more fashion houses and online stores realize the power of cinematic art as a way to showcase their collections. Sometimes the results are astonishing.
SSENSE and System Magazine present Hercules & Love Affair’s new video for “I Try To Talk To You” ft. John Grant. Directed by David Wilson and styled by Simon Robins, the video features looks from the Spring collections of Acne Studios, Balmain and T by Alexander Wang.
Speechless. Art and fashion working together to spread emotions. Watch the video, enjoy the music:
Remember Mine All Mine ? The concept is almost the same, although I found I Try to Talk To You powerful beyond measure.
Cute and playful, TheOutnet video for their 5th birthday features some of the hottest gals in fashion and music. Among them, personal favorite, brilliant blogger and Man Repeller, Leandra Medine. You can watch the video and campaign here.
So now that you listened and watched I wait for your comments! x

 

It Matches My Style!

It’s one of my favorite online shops, if not the first on my list. Not only because of their top brand selection, or their easy to navigate and shop website, or the super fast transit time of my buys from their warehouse to my door. There is a WOW factor about this shop that makes me anticipating my shipment each and every time I press the order button.. And that is….

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Signature packaging!
I was pleasantly surprised by Matches Fashion again, and again and again with all the beautiful and joyful designs of their sturdy boxes where they put my little newly-acquired treasures for their trip home. Boxes which of course I keep and use for storage or decoration. And here’s my latest buy, my Isabel Marant Dickers in camel brown right out of the colorful Matches box:

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My booties were packaged carefully by Martha, who left a handwritten note for me. Thank you Martha! Now you got me! I have said before in a previous post how I love handwritten notes as they seem caring and far more personal than typed ones. And although I ‘m sure it took Martha longer to prepare my beautiful package, it literally took her only a couple of seconds to write down her note and make a huge difference…
It certainly matches my style!

 

Mine All Mine (video)

“Spring-Summer Pieces Are Brought to Balletic Life in an Interactive [brilliant may I add] Short”. (source: www.nowness.com).
The best combination of two of my favorite subjects: contemporary dance and fashion.
Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela, Bottega Veneta pieces fly and dance along with the performers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater.
I am sure many of my friends will appreciate this video. Not only for watching the dancers moving gracefully in their fashionable styles, but also for being able to buy their favorite styles by clicking directly on the shoppable version of the video which can be found here.
 

Alternative Kitchenware by Grigoris Kouskouris

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Using the finest of Greek marbles, sculptor Grigoris Kouskouris presents his new inspiration: Alternative kitchenware. Simple and elegant artifacts for the passionate inquisitor of the art de la table, these masterpieces bring the Greek finesse and luxury in our everyday lives.

His exhibition “Alternative Kitchenware” opens at the central square of Pyrgos, on the magical Santorini island on the 15th of October at 20:00 and we would love to be there and admire his work.

Although we are sure we will be posting more about this great artist and his amazing sculptures, for a feast of the eyes you may visit his website: http://www.kouskouris.gr

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A “click” with a click from Département Féminin

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Back home and to my routine with lots to share with you from my vacation in the US and Greece. But before doing so, I must write about my latest buy as it had arrived home the day after I left for Greece and it was waiting for me for quite some time.
As soon as I saw the box – a white plain postal box sealed as a castle – I realized it would need my full attention to examine its contents. Something would keep me looking at it for a few hours sitting next to my desk, making me believe I should only open it without any distractions, in pure sanctity. I was asked at least three times: “Won’t you open this box? What is in it?” But I would ignore the voices and keep on with my chores. My feeling paid off – What a delight it was opening it after everybody went in bed. I felt like a kid sneaking under the christmas tree and opening my present early in the morning away from all the curious eyes.
It took a knife and some hard ripping to open the box. Once I opened it a rosy-musky smell reached my nose but couldn’t figure out where it came from, until I saw a little envelope with a beautiful thank you card. Then I had to remove a lot of paper protection from inside the box to find what looked like a smaller box with the shop’s name and logo: Département Féminin. Finally I realized there were two paper bags, one inside the other shaping a box. Inside them there was the final box I was looking for: “Balenciaga.” My Balenciaga Click was here!

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I found Département Féminin when I was looking for a Balenciaga Compagnon wallet. My old one has been torn off but can’t part it, I want it replaced first. I didn’t find what I was looking for, but when I saw this cutie on their website, I simply could not resist. I was puzzled in the beginning as it seemed I couldn’t add anything in my online cart but once I contacted them, Chrystalla was more than simply helpful to explain to me that I would first have to create an account with them and let them know by email before I go on with my order. It couldn’t be easier and minutes later I was checking out with my Balenciaga Click. Shipment arrived on time and their packaging showed how much they value their clients. I had a wonderful shopping experience, as it had been promised by Chrystalla, and can’t thank them enough!
The luxury boutique Département Féminin is situated at Toulouse, France and carries a wide selection of clothing, shoes, bags and accessories from some of the most famous fashion houses and designers. You should definitely have a look at their precious goods and take advantage of their free worldwide shipping service offered until August 31st! Plus TAX-FREE shopping for shipping in the Gulf!
So, what are you waiting for?

Taylor says: legs for days

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This gal did it again. She made me fall in love with her new collection “Legs for days” and I ‘m going to get in trouble spending money on shoes I don’t actually need (Aren’t 79 pairs more than enough? Or should I round the number?)

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If you are a shoe lover (or addict like me) and haven’t yet seen Taylor Reeve’s one of a kind collections, then you are missing a lot. Because the “crazy blondie from South California” is a genius who touches our soles (and souls) with her magic brush in order to create masterpieces on which we can step elegantly. Red signature soles are ok, but what’s even better is funky art on your soles that will buzz WOWs all around you! Convinced? Then you should definitely visit Taylor Says.

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As for my favorite pair? KA BOOM!!! I’m sooooo buying them!

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The jeans beach bag

With the Americana style on the rise, the top to bottom jeans trend (of which I’m not a great fan) and the jeans handbag returning this season, I’m definitely carrying my Michael Kors at the beach for yet another summer! So roomy and light! What do you think?

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