Rethinking lilac

Lilac dress, H&M. Scarf, BERSHKA. Black leather sandals with gold studs, MAT. Chocolate brown bag, MANGO.

Since it's either very late on a Thursday night or very early on a Friday morning and I haven't been able to sleep yet, I might as well share my outfit of the day that just ended. Lilac has been on my black list for several years now. Must have been my teenage years, when every spring the shop windows would burst of cheap lilac crop tops and lilac low-rise synthetic pants that just screamed bad taste. I have since despised the colour, up until two days ago, when I popped into the Ermou H&M and came upon this dress. So feminine and chic, it made all my lilac doubts vanish in a mere second. Wore it to attend the H&M Trends for Autumn/Winter 2009 Preview at the H&M headquarters in Stadiou st (sorry guys, no pictures to post, wasn't allowed to shoot any) paired with my trusty scarf and my MAT gold-studded sandals, also a recent acquisition. But that's another story. Post of all recent buys to follow!

P.S. I know I'm extremely sleepy in that first picture! Ok, make fun of me...

You go girl!

As I was sitting on my desk, cursing because I do have new pictures to post, but can't upload them to post them (aaaarghh), an e-mail arrived. It was from Revolve Clothing, the on-line boutique I'm so fond of, because they stock Chie Mihara shoes and they don't charge shipping for orders over $100. It's where I got my second pair of Chies from, my first ever internet purchase. Anyway, I open the e-mail, and what do I see?
Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast is the new Revolve Style Guide model-stylist! The intro reads:
"If you're as addicted to fashion blogs as we are, then you know Rumi Neely of With her expert eye in high-low dressing and street-style photography, the San Diego-based blogger has become a go-to source for outfit inspiration. Neely's blog has become a daily read for fashionophiles all over the world — including Esteban Cortazar of Emanuel Ungaro. Not only did Cortazar invite Neely to sit front row during his Fall '09 fashion show, he even scheduled her in for a personal fitting. "When I got the email saying he was a fan, I was floored!" says Neely. Fashion Toast has also opened other doors for Neely, like a highly coveted modeling campaign for RVCA. For our spring style guide, Neeley picked out, styled, and modeled 12 looks that play on her casual, effortless chic. She layers bodysuits, adds crop tops, and shows us how to pair little black booties with almost everything. In addition to her amazing styling abilities, we also found out she is an outstanding violinist — she's been playing all her life!
Ready to get inspired?"
By a fellow blogger? You bet we are! Her style is more on the 80's revival side of fashion, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you've got to give it to the girl, she photographs damn good! Click here to see all the looks she models and be sure to check the behind the scenes video!

So happy to see successful bloggers like Rumi receive the acknowledgment they deserve!

Glamour is wearing a simple t-shirt

T-shirt, FREE with the June issue of Glamour. Yellow skirt, BENETTON. Black patent belt, came with a dress. Black pumps, Chie Mihara.

As always, I'm late.
Late to work and late to take my picture wearing the free t-shirt that came with this month's Glamour magazine, the one that featured Greek fashion bloggers. See Elena's versions here and here, The Soho Symposium here and Queen B here.

Monday morning

Last Monday, that is. As bryanboy says I'm so back-blogged it's not even funny! No time for more words...
Have a beautiful week!

Denim skirt, ZARA. Black t-shirt, ZARA. Grey skinny scarf, H&M. Green belt, ZARA. Yellow, white and gold sandalr, ZARA KIDS.

Art Athina 2009

What a wonderful Saturday! First stop at Bacaro to visit the last Fox Fair of this spring, while having coffee and tramezzini with the Streetgeist guys. Unfortunately, no pictures from there... Bad blogger!

Then, it was all the way down to Faliro to attend Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair. In numbers: 60 art galleries from 12 different countries showing works by 300 artists. Which means long post ahead.

The exhibition from above.

By Alexandros Vasmoulakis, aka ZAP51.

By Alexandros Psychoulis, a professor of mine at the University of Thessaly.

"Coffee table" by Nina Kotamanidou

Oooops, don't remember that one!

"Flood" by Stelios Faitakis, aka Bizare.

Unitled by Fryni Mouzakitou.

"Explosion" by Ramazan Bayrakoglu. I included the detail, so we can admire together!

"The birth of flight" by Matthew Burrows

"His nurse on earth" by Matthew Burrows

"To those who have ears" by Matthew Burrows

Untitled by Teta Makri

By Theofilos Katsipanos

By Jiannis Kounellis

Can you read what the sign above the cubicles reads?

"Culture is a safe.
Put your money in cultural things!"

Art Athina ends tomorrow, Sunday May 24th, so all of you living in Athens, hurry up if you what to see some art!