May 26, 2017

Sing A Song

Hat // Stradivarius (old), similar here
Top // Zara (old), similar here

As a child, I studied music for 9 years. I played the piano and I was a member of 2 (or 3) choirs in my hometown (good ear, correct tone of voice), however I wasn't having so much fun with it...

Music had been a large part of my childhood, although not one that I enjoyed much, I have to admit. My mother insisted that I should know how to play the piano and sing, because she thought of it as something very elegant, appropriate and important for a woman to know. I think that forcing me to do something and labeling it as a "must-do" was one of the reasons why I haven't played a single note ever since. I am telling you the truth. Not a single one! The other one was the terrible teacher I had... And by saying terrible, I mean a person who might have been a great pianist herself, but had no idea how to teach others, especially children.

I love listening to others play and sing, I still have that good ear, but please don't ask me to play anything. I don't remember how! Not even the easiest piece of music. Maybe I'll sing, but don't count on it.

Important Note: I have never touched a guitar in my life (the Duke is the owner and the guitarist in the family), I have no clue how to hold it properly, but I guess it was easier to bring this instead of my piano for the photoshooting, ahaha. So please be kind =)

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Photos by The Duke


May 18, 2017

Morning Hydrangeas

Shoes // Nelly, similar (and prettier) here
Shirt // ZARA (very old), similar here
Clutch // Carpisa (old), similar here

I am NOT a morning person. Not in the slightest... Those of you who know me, can confirm that. I go to bed late at night and I wake up late in the morning. If I must wake up early, I feel very tired and sleepy, I cannot think clearly, I cannot perform and tend to forget things. If I do wake up early, then I have to be extremely stressed. Let me make clear that this has nothing to do with coffee consumption. Caffeine does not help me to wake up, only stresses me more!

Therefore, I avoid early morning meetings, photoshootings, anything that has to do with work especially and requires my best performance. I usually wake up at 9.30, have breakfast, check my emails/social media and take a shower. It's safe to say that 12.00 pm marks the beginning of my business day!

Are you an early bird or a night owl, like me?

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Photos by The Duke

May 17, 2017

Cannes 2016 // Throwback

There are only a few hours left for the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival to open and the stars to walk the miles of red carpet leaving us swooned for more than 10 days in a row... Of course, the most important thing about the festival are the films, but since the beginning of it, fashion has its own special and distinct place, with celebrities, actresses, models and even bloggers the last couple of years, wearing couture pieces and walking down the red carpet or the sandy beaches of Croisette.

Today, I am sharing with you, my favorites from last year, with Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst and Amal Clooney stealing the show in her yellow Atelier Versace gown!

**Cannes Film Festival 2017: the 6 Things you Need to Know**

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Photos via PopSugar, Vanity Fair, E!Online and Vogue

May 12, 2017

Let's Flamin-Go Away

Top // ZARA (old), similar here
Shoes // ASOS (old), similar here
Bag // Carpisa (old), similar here

I am going somewhere special, for a very short period of time and I am very emotional about it. Cannot reveal more now, but I will keep you posted on my Instagram with posts and stories!

What are your plans for the weekend?

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Photos by The Duke

Caudalie VineActiv & Vinosource // Beauty

Πλησιάζοντας τα 39 (σβήνω κεράκια τον Ιούνιο) και αγαπώντας πολύ τον εαυτό μου, όχι με την έννοια του "Νάρκισσου" θέλω να πιστεύω αλλά με αυτήν του αυτοσεβασμού, αναζητώ προϊόντα προσώπου τα οποία:
1. Tαιριάζουν στην επιδερμίδα μου και
2. Kάνουν αυτό που υπόσχονται

Δεν με ενδιαφέρει να δείχνω πιο νέα, σε καμία περίπτωση. Στόχος μου είναι το πρόσωπό μου να φαίνεται όσο λαμπερό και ελαστικό γίνεται με τα δεδομένα που έχω, δηλαδή το δέρμα, την ηλικία, στην καθημερινότητα που ζω. Θέλω, για παράδειγμα, όταν βάζω την ενυδατική μου το πρωί να μη νιώθω ότι κάτι έχει "κολλήσει" πάνω μου και το βράδυ πριν ξαπλώσω να ξέρω ότι αυτό που θα βάλω θα ενισχύσει τις διαδικασίες που ακολουθεί ο οργανισμός για ανάπλαση.

Αυτά λοιπόν τα βρήκα σε 2 προϊόντα που δοκίμασα τον τελευταίο μήνα της γαλλικής εταιρίας καλλυντικών Caudalie, για την οποία μάλιστα έμαθα και σχετικά πρόσφατα: την ενυδατική κρέμα VINOSOURCE Moisturizing Sorbet και το Vine[Activ] Overnight Oil.

Γιατί μου άρεσαν;
VINOSOURCE Moisturizing Sorbet. Είναι μια κρέμα σχεδιασμένη για ευαίσθητες επιδερμίδες, η οποία έχει μη λιπαρή υφή, δεν "κολλάει", απλώνεται εύκολα, απορροφάται γρήγορα και αφήνει το δέρμα απαλό και ελαστικό, το δικό μου τουλάχιστον
Vine[Activ] Overnight Oil. Η αλήθεια είναι ότι μυρίζει λίγο έντονα για τα γούστα μου, αλλά πραγματικά το αποτέλεσμα αξίζει να κάνω λίγη υπομονή. Το πρωί έχει απορροφηθεί όλο (δεν λερώνει/λαδώνει το μαξιλάρι) και η επιδερμίδα έχει ανανεωμένη και καθαρή όψη.

Πιστεύω ότι αξίζουν μια δοκιμή, αυτό όμως θα το κρίνετε εσείς. Σε όσες φίλες μου πάντως έχω προτείνει το λαδάκι, έχουν ενθουσιαστεί!

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Photo via my Instagram
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