17.6.14

Embracing Greek heritage: Zeus+Δione/2nd outfit











Wandering with my beloved friends around our secret place in Vouliagmeni area in my handweaved Zeus+Δione 'Phryne' kaftan, I suddenly felt an inner strength, like a tolerant woman who is not afraid to fall and stand up again. I felt like an ancient Greek goddess on the rocks by the deep blue sea, shaking myself from the dusts of the past and being ready to rise with passion, and fight with faith for my present and my future. 
It is incredible how a piece of clothing can transform your mood and your personality, create a story around you and crown you your fairytale's heroine. 

“Ruin, eldest daughter of Zeus, she blinds us all, that fatal madness—she with those delicate feet of hers, never touching the earth, gliding over the heads of men to trap us all. She entangles one man, now another.” 
― HomerThe Iliad

'PHRYNE' handweaved embroidered kaftan with trimming details by Zeus+Δione, 'HEPHAESTUS' handmade leather flat sandals by Zeus+Δione, 'ORBwoven straw sunhat by Zeus+Δione, handmade contemporary jewellery by Rallou Katsari


Photos by LYDIA KOUKOU
Editing by Andy Tsivanidou and Rallou Katsari

23.5.14

Embracing Greek heritage: Zeus+Δione/1st outfit





As you all know this is not a personal outfit blog!!! This is more like a fashion moodboard, sharing with you everything that attracts me and inspires me.
My country, Greece, has always been a constant inspiration for me and the place where my heart sings in appreciation for every breath; I feel tolerant, joyful, and loving.
This post in addition to the other two following are dedicated to the beautiful colors and places of this country and to a Greek brand, Zeus+Δione, that pays homage to the handcrafting heritage and rich style legacy of its homeland. Named after the parent of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite, Zeus+Δione is a company based on a myth and creating one at the same time. Selective and handpicked manufacturers and small workshops from all over Greece are sourced to offer us a collection of hand made, high quality products based on refined craftsmanship with modern design elements.
In my first post I chose to wear my favorite beige 'Sophia' silk blouse (made of Soufli silk) with rope details, 'Alcestis' pants made of silk and lined with silk georgette, my summer essential handmade 'Hephaestus' leather flat sandals, and the 'Pandora' hand knitted crochet bag. 
Those beautiful handmade contemporary jewellery I am wearing are by a very talented Greek designer and friend of mine, Rallou Katsari. The gold plated pendant from the 'drop by drop' collection is the piece I cannot live without and upgrades my outfits with its glow and its beauty!!!
The soft feel of the silk against my skin, the sun, the endless blue and the company of my beloved ones on that day made me recall what Odysseas Elytis once wrote: "Bliss is not subtractable".


Photos by LYDIA KOUKOU
Editing by Andy Tsivanidou and Rallou Katsari

1.5.14

Lara Melchior for & Other Stories















 Hello my beloved wanderers!!! I am sure you remember my love for Lara Melchior, her style and her creations! A week ago my sister (on the last photo), came back from London town and she surprised me bringing back home the majority of Lara Melchior for & Other Stories delicate designs!!!

Paris based designer Lara Melchior created her collection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings around four distinctive themes; chains, honeycomb, gingko leaves and marble. Working with sterling silver and gold plating, she shaped her designs by hand, providing the magic touch that defines her delicate aesthetic. as Lara puts it: "Jewellery shouldn't steal a woman's thunder, it's meant to make her look even more beautiful."

The collection is beautiful, and each piece can be mixed and matched to suit every occasion! Today i am wearing my gingko leaves rings and bracelets and I am heading out to welcome May creating the biggest flower bouquet!!!
XoXo

Photos via pinterest, & other stories, tumblr, instagram

10.4.14

Kate Moss for Topshop Preview



 















































             
KATE MOSS will launch a new collection for Topshop in April. The supermodel - who designed for the high-street store between May 2007 and November 2010 - is reportedly already working on the range, which will be sold in 40 countries worldwide and on Topshop.com.
The offering will comprise 40 pieces, spanning womenswear, accessories and footwear, and - as with previous Topshop collaborations - is expected to be inspired by Moss's personal wardrobe.
The collection will be available online and in-store at Topshop, as well as Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com and Net-a-porter.com for the first time from April 30. 
I have several pieces of her previous collections myself and my KM maxi sheer butterfly and crystal dress in addition to the black fringed jacket are my wardrobe favorite pieces till today! This collection is the best one to my opinion and my personal taste and it's hard even to select my top 5 list! This time I will definitely go for the dresses!
Which are your favorite pieces?
XOXO