16.9.14

Greek.Summer.Love.2014



















 Endless laughs, endless sunsets, stunning full moon, beautiful people, breathtaking sceneries, crystal blue sea, days and nights by the beach, bliss, drinks, moments, happiness, together, love, falling in love, salt, sand, emotion, freedom, moments kept forever...!!! 

Photos taken by me and Lydia Koukou at Alonissos, Spetses, Paros, Antiparos and Tzia islands

31.7.14

Embracing Greek heritage: Zeus+Δione/3rd outfit












I always believed that life begins over again with the summer. It's the time when you are not required to be who everyone thinks you are, feeling quiet and grateful with no eyes on you and no past. Summer opens the door and lets you out. 
Wearing my Zeus+Δione 'Athena' kaftan, lost in a beautiful Greek beach gazing at a sunset smeared with too much color feeling full and happy, I decided to upload my favorite post in the heart of the summer! 
Every photo reveals a different emotion, captured in a scenery and at the particular time of the day that the tired brightest star goes to bed… That time that the rest of the human creatures can admire its glow and its majesty, and by stealing some of it's power it's their time to start dreaming!

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or bring storms, but to add colors to my sunset sky."

Enjoy a perfect summer full of beautiful sunsets unfolding in front of your hearts and your eyes!!!

'ATHENA' textured silk long kaftan with lace by Zeus + Δione'HEPHAESTUS' handmade leather flat sandals by Zeus+Δione, 'PANDORA' sand knitted cotton fringed bag by Zeus+Δione, handmade contemporary jewellery by Rallou Katsari
You can also shop the Zeus+Δione collection online atMATCHESFASHION.COM

Photos by LYDIA KOUKOU
 Editing by Andy Tsivanidou 

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
You can also shop the Zeus+Δione collection online at MATCHESFASHION.COM


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