Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fashion in lieu of architecture



You've probably seen structures like that before. Temporary panels that cover a store front while the inside is being renovated. But I bet never in the shape of the actual merchandise!

You can click on the images above to see original tweet and twitpic by Giovanna Battaglia.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Erin Wasson

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What a great editorial, the styling is amazing and I especially love those shoes!

Mumsy skirt


Mumsy not just stylewise...

It's actually my mums' skirt!
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From the stuff I scored when I went digging in my family house attic a few months ago.

Isn't the print totally 80's?

This time I downplayed the retro vibe and kept it safe with a plain white ribbed tank top.

Btw, I'm loving this new, under-the-knee length.

Although the actual length is mid-calf, which is a bit longer than I'd like it to be, so I just rolled the top a bit to make it shorter and held it all in place with my favourite belt.

Finally, this is one of those rare times you'll see me sporting colour on my toenails. But who can say no to a free pedicure?
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Abstract floral print skirt, mum's vintage. White rib tank, Topshop. Black leather belt, grandma's vintage. Purple fabric-covered bead necklace, Toi&moi. Grey wedge sandals, Camper.

Shredded

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I love my shredded dress from ASOS, it's so easy to combine but edgy at the same time. I found the clog sandals when cleaning up my closet (I am opening a fashion zen shop within a week with things from my closet, so stay tuned). They are from H&M and I bought them 3 years ago but never worn. Now I am very happy that I found them because I think that they are very pretty, easy to walk and on trend at the moment. The jacket is from the Scarletroom and the bag is from ASOS. Happy weekend my lovely readers!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

No kidding


You've already seen these turquoise leather gladiators before, inside a Zara dressing room on the day I bought them.

And I've already told you it's from Zara Kids.

But have I mentioned they fasten with velcro?

Apparently kiddies (or should I say their mums) shouldn't be bothered with buckles and laces. Velcro is quite a clever solution.

Suits me fine. Bring it on old-school!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Denim & Red

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I love denim combined with red, I think it works very well. Here I am wearing my DIY denim blouse, H&M denim shorts, Miu Miu clogs, ASOS bag and an Alexander McQueen scarf.

Mulberry Fall 2010 Campaign

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Mulberry takes on some fun for its fall 2010 advertisements shot by Steven Meisel. Featuring Abbey Lee Kershaw and Hanne Gaby Odiele.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Treasures of the sea video

I am so happy!
I finally recieved my fashion show video

Weekends

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Hope you guys had a nice weekend? Saturday I went to a festival (yes, again) and had so much fun! And my sunday was all about sleeping out, relaxing, surfing the internet and watching some tv.

My outfit of today, a Primark dress, vintage Moschino belt, Chanel bag and boots from Zara.

Fashion or just clothes?


Anonymous left this quite interesting comment the other day, under my recent outfit post:
I am actually a frequent visitor of your blog, so allow me to say something to you, totally without any bad feelings. (After all, I put some time in writing it) Could you please explain to me how a simple "blouse-skirt-ballet flats" outfit can turn into something worth-posting? I am a big fun of chic and simple but this is just so indifferent. I understand that fashion bloggers need to support each other, that's why usually i don't take all the thumbs up comments on your posts too seriously. I am from Greece too. So, here in Greece where we all walk around the streets or even abroad, your today's outfit is nothing that we haven't repeatedly seen. I don't say that your outfit sucks, but at least someone has to say the obvious: IT'S NO BIG DEAL! And i am concerned that you seem to think the opposite! So, dear lopi, as a fellow architect allow me a piece of advice. Give your fellow readers something more lopi! Please… everyone can wear a blouse and a skirt without much of an effort!
Dear anonymous, you're right. The outfit was indeed simple as scratch. Something I just threw on in the morning to drag my ass to work. Just like many other outfits presented here on the blog. I don't think it's indifferent, just a very simplified yet cute way of dressing. I never suggested it was anything more than than that, something fashion-forward or ground-breaking.

Then why did I post about it?
You see, this is a personal style blog that just documents my reality. And I admit that, at times, my reality can be quite boring for some people out there. I'm no Susie Bubble folks. Most of the time I simply wear a skirt, a top and a pair of flats and just get done with it. Sometimes the result happens to be a bit more interesting, sometimes it's quite plain. But I blog it nevertheless, probably because I think it looks nice enough and most importantly because the personal style part of this blog (as opposed to the fashion & architecture part) is mostly about documenting my outfits and new buys. Is that so bad?

I could never do the opposite thing, dedicate time to wear clothes in order to take pictures for the blog. If I did that, some quite intriguing outfits would emerge, that's for sure. Believe me, I can do quirky. And I quite enjoy some fashion blogs that are based on that concept, as they are quite inspirational in all their experimental glory. But do I want to play dress-up in front of my camera just to post some pics here and have you swoon all over them in the comments? No. Not if it's not what I really wore that day. That's just not me.

I like to keep things real here.
Yes, I have indeed wore some more intriguing outfits in the past and I quite enjoyed it. And I'm sure I will do that again in the future. I do understand how my Anonymous reader wishes to see more of that kind of dressing. Blogs are an amazing source of inspiration and I'm sure that's what many people expect out of me, provide a constant stream of inspiration. But I'm no magazine. I don't do all this professionally. I go through periods when I have nothing new to say fashion-wise, I just get dressed and document it. And all of you wishing to see something more than that and to be inspired from my outfits, I'm afraid you might have wait until the heat wave cools down or until I get hit with a sudden rush of fashion inspiration.

So bear with me and keep checking back until you see something you like. Or not, this is a free world. There are many other more experimental fashion blogs out there that I'm sure you'll enjoy reading. Many of them are already on my blogroll on the right.

Remember, sometimes we don't do fashion, we just wear clothes. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.