Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Give your outfit a twist

Hosiery can nowadays be found in every possible color, texture and design. Although, I love unique items I would never really go overboard when it comes to hosiery....Black or some other dark color, opaque or not, plain or with delicate designs- usually is what fits my clothes best. I have the feeling that hosiery is outthere to complement an outfit, rather than act as the focal point.(okay, well I will make an exception - look at the one on the right) Nevertheless some hosiery manage to still be simple and give a twist to an outfit. What do you think of them?

They can all be found at http://www.asos.com/

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kim's makeup

This is a makeup inspiration post. Whether you like Kim Kardashian or not, you must admit that she usually wears gorgeous makeup. She is the "queen" of smokey eye looks and neutral lips, although she has chose various dramatic looks for photoshoots or events.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

When a woman is proud of her louboutins

Olivia Wilde showing off her louboutins at the Golden Globe awards

Christian Louboutin pigalle 120 studded denim pumps

Christian Louboutin pigalle 120 polka dot pumps

Christian Louboutin pigalle 120 patent pumps

Now, honestly arent these the prettiest pointy toe pumps you have ever seen? I cant even compare them with other brands... their shape is so elegant and erotic at the same time....The question is which version to pick (?!) Thumbs up for this all time classic fashion (or should I say style) item.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My new cosmetics

Yesterday, it was probably the first time in Greece some stores had a 35 percent sale on selective high end cosmetics and skincare. As you can imagine -since this offer was on for just one day- you couldnt't even enter these stores...they were so crowded!
It was amazing that brands like Shiseido, Givency, Estee lauder, Lancome, Christian Dior and YSL (Chanel just had a 10%) had such a sale, even in their new collections! I must say that I am really proud of myself, because although I wanted to purchase soooooo many things, I was really very selective and conservative in my purchases beause I honestly have way too many cosmetics! 

So, these are some of the products I purchased:

Givency Photo'Perfexion makeup in no7
Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipstick in PK417
Shiseido pore smoothing corrector
Bourjois Bio Detox makeup in 53
Payot Pate Gris (samples of the Speciale 5 and the Creme no2)

This is the first time trying all of these products except from the Payot products which I have used in the past and were amazed! In the following posts, I will let you know what I think of these products and the new fomulation of Payot's Pate Grise and Speciale 5!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Be cool with Rayban Wayfarers

The Ray-BanWayfarer sunglasses are trully a myth!
There is so much history behind these shades that for some reason whoever wears them, immediately becomes stylish! These are not just another pair of sunglasses, they are a legend ever since 1952 when they were first manufactured. They enjoyed early popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, faded by the 1970s, and came back strong in the 80s. Nowadays, once again they are enjoying a revival. 

You wont buy the wayfarers to beautify your face, you wont buy them to hide your out of bed phase or a late night up.....and finally you wont buy them if you are after the aura of a sexy mysterious woman hiding behind her large black shades... But I can guarantee you that, you wont find many glasses offering you so much style and coolness!!!! 

To be honest, I do not really recall the last time I saw someone wearing the wayfarers and said to myself “wow, they look so great in this face”. It is quite rare to find people that really suits them, both because of their face structure and the overall style. But, on the other hand they were not really designed for such purposes........

Audrey Hepburn, one of the best fashion and style icons in history chose a similar pair of sunglasses in the movie breakfast at Tiffany's, which to be accurate did not belong to Rayban but to Persol! If you do not already own a pair of Wayfarers than I would recommend investing in one, not only because they are one of the most enduring fashion icons of the 20th century, but because they are quite affordable and for some reason keep coming back to fashion every 20 years or so!

Stylish Blogger Award

It is always such an honour to receive an award...it is as if the things that you do have some sort of impact to the others. I dont know whether my blog is stylish or not, but I can definately promise you that I am trying to balance information and style in each and every one of my posts.

I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by my lovely sister! I am really happy it came from her because she was the one to encourage me to create this blog in the first place.
Once again, thanks sis!

In case you havent seen a similar post on the SB Award, this is how it works:
  • Once you have been given the award you thank (and link) the person who gave you the award.
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Give 15 other recently discovered blogger the award (and notify them)


-Winning spirit-

THE 15 BLOGS I pass the award to:

Monday, January 10, 2011

DIY ripped leggings

Ripped leggings can look amazing when styled properly. I love to combine them with plain Vneck tshirts, loose silk or plaid shirts shirts and finally with long knitwear. Like with leggings in general, it is wise not to pair them with short tops -unless going to the gym- because your outfit can become overwhelmingly sexy!

Good quality ripped leggings can often be quite pricy, but the good news are that it is very easy to make it yourself. All you need is a good quality pair of leggings -preferably the one with the leather effect - and a pair of scissors. Be careful, not to purchase the legging too tight because once it is ripped, chances are you may end up with pieces of your thigh squeezing outside the holes. You want a pair of leggings that gently hugs your body not sufficates it.
It can be worn during daytime or night time with a stylish pair of booties, ugg boots or even rainboots depending on the weather and a simple top of your choice. What I love about it, is that it is such a stylish piece of clothing that you do not need to overdress it or think twice about your accessories. In its case, less is more- try to go simple on the rest of the outfit and you will still end up looking smart!

1. Wear your leggings and with a piece of white soap, draw horizontal lines on the places you would like to cut the rips.
2. Remove your leggings, and with a pair of scissors carefully follow the soap tracks, cutting horizontal lines. (Try not to create very large rips because they will grow larger once you wear it a couple of times.)
3. Wear the legging once again and check it out. It is better to create more rips in the process than making them all at once!
4. Let your imagination free... it is your piece of art. After all, there isn't a right or wrong way...there is just your very own way to go!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow: In the name of plastic surgery

Gwyneth Paltrow is trully what we would call an elegant woman, among those who carry this kind of delicate and fragile beauty. Everything about her, from the way she looks to the clothes she chooses to wear is classy, and class to me is among the most important attributes a woman should have. Unlike most celebrities, Gwyneth has not altered her facial characteristics -apart from her nose- this is why she still looks like the person we first saw in the movies some years ago. I must admit though that she does not seem to get any older as time goes by.... So, whetever she is doing- is definitely working! Once again, pay special attention to the importance of eyebrows - too thin eyebrows may often make us look older!