Friday, August 15, 2008

Lettre d' une Inconnue

Dearest readers,

After 15 months of writing, painting (for lack of photoshop!) and reading through other blogs, after more than a year of pure dedication of my personal free time to .Eye closed, mouth agape first and In this Style 10/6 afterwards and after endless hours of filing my inspirations... the time has come.

It 's not any act on impact, no in any case. Sooner or later this month i would have to wave you goodbye. In the end of the next month i will move from Athens to London in order to continue my studies there. Needless to say that this month is very busy for me and priorities have changed plus everything takes the place and time it really deserves in (my) life now.

I 'm really going to miss this place and you guys and i cannot hide that everytime a message-comment window was poppin.. oh this was a very fullfilling moment, a moment of satisfaction. I also admit that with some of you (you know who you are) i felt close- thing that didn't expect and really appreciate and just hope to keep even the minus contact with you -i don't know actually if and how this could be possible but it would be nice (:

I know that this decision is a definite one, at least for the time being. I 'm already thinking sometimes my next web project. But this is just a future vague plan and nothing more.

So... however strange this might feel at the moment, oh yes it does feel strange.. i don't like this moment at all, well.. bon ça suffit, je vous embrasse.

Au revoir.

Monday, August 11, 2008

We 're all back and NEW

Interview September 2008


Fabien Baron (Interview's editorial director) along with the magazine's new team will be working form now on for the 'new' Interview. The magazine 'will unveil a thorough makeover in the September issue with a new logo, layout, paper stock and trim size and even a special foil and ink-treated cover. And if readers still don’t pick up on the improvements, the phrase “It’s New, Pussycat!” emblazoned on the cover should do the trick.'

'September is the fashion issue. Photographers who contributed to the issue include Mikael Jansson, Craig McDean and David Sims. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Kate Moss for the cover, the first time the duo has worked with the magazine. Moss is interviewed by O’Brien, as is painter James Nares. Conversations between writer-directors Woody Allen and Doug McGrath, and Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati and art critic and curator Louise Neri are also included.'

'The magazine added new sections, including Capture, where stylists and photographers capture on-the-fly images on their cell phones; Agenda, a news page; a home section, and the Interview Back Page, a flashback to articles from the archives. The first is an interview with Christy Turlington when she was 16 years old.'

'All the changes don’t come cheap, though: The magazine will increase its cover price to $3.95 from $3.50, although it’s also expanding its distribution by increasing its draw by 30 percent in the U.S., and adding 450 newsstands, or double its previous number, in the U.K. Colette in Paris started carrying the title this summer, and will promote the September issue in the stores with windows and merchandising.'

for the whole article click here

source: WWD

Can't wait!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I 'm back she 's back

I 'm extra tired. Need some rest. Talk to you soon.

*missed you you know?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Vacances (:

In four hours i 'm leaving on vacation with my 7 girlfriends! I am going to be away for a week but until then i didn't want to leave you without saying au revoir. I also promiss i will bring you doses of sea and sushine so that you smell and feel the greek summer. But for those of you who are not on vacation and probably stuck in the city here 's a little present before the real one!

Candace Meyer

Tim Walker

Stefania Paparelli

Wendy Bevan

Corinne Day

Dan Martensen

*the last pic is dedicated to my dear onomatopoeia who decided to quit blogging unfortunately for all of us and through whom i learned so many things and got inspired so many times.
Au revoir cherie (:

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Once again she can't get over her accessory of the moment- that is the black Marc by Marc Jacobs ankle boot. Many of you as i have noticed may have been tired of Ms Moss's style but undeniably she 's got one thing: the Midas touch. No wonder this super cool- i luv it - wish i could afford- boot will quickly be sold out.

pics: fashionweekdaily,

Do you fancy one pair?

Monday, July 28, 2008


Some days ago i bought THE FASHION BOOK. I couldn't resist and even though it can't used as a bible in any case, it offers some unknown piece of information (without which of course i would survive!!). However this accompanying text that follows each entry turns out to be real fun sometimes. So riffling through this book, last night, i discovered that:

Alaïa Azzedine has studied sculpture when he was younger.

Arden Elizabeth launched in 1935 the legendary Eight Hour Cream, which remains to this day a cult beauty product.

Armani Giorgio dressed Richard Gere for the film American Gigolo.

Balenciaga Cristóbal kept saying that 'No woman can make herself chic if she is not chic herself'.

Baron Fabien was the man to direct Madonna's Erotica video and design her metal-covered book, Sex a n d he was the same to have designed the frosted vodka-bottle shape for Calvin Klein's unisex CK One perfume.

Beaton Sir Cecil apart from being a famous photographer was also an illustrator, designer, writer, diarist and aesthete!

Burberry Thomas was the one to have first developed a water- and wind- proof fabric which he called gabardine.

Cardin Pierre was te first couturier to design ready-to-wear in 1959 and he was expelled from the Chambre Syndicale.

Chanel Gabrielle (Coco) closed her maison de couture in 1939 and re-opened it in 1954.

Evangelista Linda became famous for her audacious statements. 'We don't Vogue- we are Vogue' and her commet that defined the supermodel era: 'We don't wake up for less than $10,ooo'.

Frissel Toni the photographer behind this photo was a woman (thought the opposite!).

Givenchy Hubert de was expecting the other 'Miss Hepburn'- Katharine when Audrey was first sent to his house. His disappointment gave way to adoration.

LaChapelle David left home at fifteen and moved to NY where he worked as a busboy at the legendary New York nightclub, Studio 54- 'a big influence...all that pop imagery'.

Lacoste René was a tennis star.

Lanvin Jeanne was also famous for having introduced a line of menswear in 1926.

Louboutin Christian 'never thought to do shoe designing as a job' before meeting Roger Vivier who changed his outlook.

Martens Dr Klaus (Dr Martens), a Bavarian doctor who had broken his foot while skiing and wanted something to relieve the pain designed the famous boot which became an overnght success.

Meisel Steven has been given in one Italian Vogue edition as many as thirty pages to depict a single story.

Roberts Michael (illustrator) for an April Fool issue of the Tatler, he transformed designer Vivienne Westwood into Margaret Thatcher.

Roversi Paolo has described his favourite model, Kirsten Owen, as 'somewhere between an angel and a demon'.

Schiaparelli Elsa commisioned some of the best artists during the 1930's, such as Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau and Christian Bérard, to design fabrics and embroideries for her.

Twiggy retired at the age of nineteen.

Versace Gianni said: ' i like to dress egos, if you haven't got a big ego, you can forget it'.

Vuitton Louis' famous monogram was created in 1886 by Louis' son, Georges.

Warhol Andy launched in 1969 his experimental style magazine Interview.

Wilde Oscar was editor of Woman's World magazine between 1887 and 1889.

*heart* *heart* *heart*

This pair of suede thigh high boots are simply adorable and unfortunatelly way too forbidden as far their price is concern (somewhere above 1000 euros). As seen in my fall 08 guide post, over the knee boots appeared in quite a few shows but Monica by Christian Louboutin are simply the best! Extra feminine and in the same time so wearable can be worn both during the daytime as seen on Kate Moss and Emmanuelle Alt* or for a night out as seen on Jennifer Lopez.

*also seen on her last- aout 08- editorial..

Saturday, July 26, 2008

.for the art of ad campaigns

The two most amazing fall ad campaigns of 08 consist of doses of american minimalism and italian blossom accordingly.

Calvin Klein as the master of contemporary simplicity promotes in an absolutely consistent way le profil of his brand. Suvi Koponen appears to be the perfect muse for this visualisation of the brand's image. The angles that the light and clothes form as well as the dark clothes, all give an edgy turn to CK minimalism.

One year after her first campaign for Calvin Klein, Suvi Koponen is back in the spotlight for Francisco Costa’s latest collection. The campaign was photographed by Fabien Baron at Milk Studios on April 3rd and 4th, with styling done by Camilla Nickerson and Karl Templer, hairdressing by Eugene Souleiman, and makeup by Lucia Pieroni.

In a release to WWD, Costa had this to say about the collection, and choice to use Suvi: “The clothes are categorized by sharp, angular lines with a real emphasis at the waist, torso and legs. We thought that Suvi was the perfect choice to bring that to life in this very graphic campaign. She’s so current and versatile in her look and expression. She really exudes a certain strength that echoes the overall look of the season.”

pics: tfs

And then some miles away we find Emilio Pucci 's ad campaign. An original surprise consisting of heterogeneous elements. Juergen Teller's harsh lighting pairs with Pucci's colours in a very unique way and in all this stars the photographer's favourite Mariacarla Boscono.