It's a fact that blogging has given me the chance to meet the most interesting people. I can't help but being excited and greatful everytime I receive an invitation to meet a designer let alone a fashion industry legend. So imagine how happy I was to be invited over at Loukia's showroom for a tea party.
Journalist Mia Kollia talked to us about the very interesting book she's writting regarding the designer (finally someone who respects and understands the importance of those people) and the girls who work for Loukia guided us around the showroom while the designer herself had a fitting for a theatrical play she designs the costumes for.
She was just like I imagined her to be. Delicate, classy, unique and inspirational.
Talking with Loukia makes you understand why she is such a special designer. It's rare to find such an open-minded person who's not afraid of the new and who is constantly evolving without losing her uniqueness. Her clothes are true masterpieces. Lace and fine, delicate fabrics, pastels mixed with black or bold colors and unexpected details (like on purpose unfinished sleeves) are some of the things that I instantly fell in love with. Loukia is a strong personality and that reflects to her clothes. I mean, the woman who wears Loukia might look fragile but a closer look reveals a rock n' roll attitude, a woman who's definately not afraid.
And here come the news! We all have Loukia as a haute couture designer in our minds but let me tell you that she's already launched a pret-a-porter line of wedding gowns and she's working with her team for an affordable secondary line for the younger clients. I absolutely can't wait!
Currently inside Cosmopolitan magazine: Eirini Roumbeidou put together a very interesting article about blogging in general and asked 3 bloggers (including me) to tell her some basic, let's say, tips or information about this whole thing. Do I need to say that I'm very happy about it? No, right?
Last Thursday american BrandKiehl's held the best event I've ever been to, a Thanksgiving dinner to be accurate. Kiehl's people put so much effort to please us and welcome us to their big family. Everything was well organised, the food was de-li-ci-ous (a huge Turkey with traditional stuffing and the most amazing applepie ever) and our goodie bags came with handwritten Thank You Notes. What's not to love of the above?
Apart from that I was more than happy to find out more details about a brand that respects the values that I regard as very important, like no animal testing and eco-friendly packaging. I've already started using the products so I'll come back with details soon.
It wouldn't be an exaggeration if I said that I spent yesterday afternoon in Paradise (a.k.a a room full of Muberry bags). You see, Mulberry held a special Press Preview that I wouldn't miss even if I had to walk for 3 days to get to the showroom. Anyway, what I love about Mulberry is that the designs are classic with fresh twists. They're classy and the absence of huge logos makes them even better. What I mean is that I WANT A MULBERRY BAG. Period!
Christmas decorations is probably the biggest cliché when it comes to hmm... everything and especially clothing stores. Every year around Christmas time all windows are filled with glittery outfits, shiny objects swarovski crystals and extravagant details. I won't lie, this actually makes you feel like Christmas is the most amazing time of the year but isn't this whole thing a little bit "blah"? Turns out I'm not the only one who needed to see something different this year. Toi&Moi had the most interesting and unconventional idea in a long time. Stamos Hondrodimos decided to take a Christmas related object, red woolen yarn to be precise, and use it to create something different and definately less ordinary. After hours of work the manekens' heads were covered in red wool. The rest of it you can see it in the exclusive backstage pictures that I shot for you.
In my opinion is one of the most exciting concepts I've seen in a long time. It's fresh, eye-catching and the quite macabre aspect of it makes it stand out. So, here we go!
The person behind the idea. Stamos Hondrodimos
The team in action. Klea Kokalari
The crowd. Yes that's right! People were stopping by to see what was going on. Needless to say Stamos got loads of good comments!
The surprise! Exclusive Essie Nailpolishes for Toi&Moi! (I was there when they brought them. I had to take a picture!)
I decided not to show you the final result yet so that you'll have the chance to pass by the Toi&Moi Ermou Street store and see it by yourselves. I couldn't ruin that moment!