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Created for FLANNELS, I am getting my feet a little wet with S/S 2018 - the weather is not giving me much of a choice anyway.
iPhone currently reads 17 here on the banana island and bare legs have already had their first outing. 


Maximalism is the name of the game for one more season and GUCCI knows it like a season quarterback.

Since Allesandro took over, I am falling hard for GiGi more and more every season... this guy lives in his own planet -
hitting pay dirt, following NO RULES. And of course, I love that.
Innocent and playful whilst being honest.
Love that even more. 
I swear, last season's show almost brought me to tears. 

Anyhow - bed outfit leaves the bedroom (no need for special intros, we are all slaves to anything silk for almost half a decade now), but that isn’t to say, it can't take itself seriously. Quite the contrary - GUCCI always gives ground for the most serious form of  'more is more', my favourite fashun mantra. Work it. 

Alex, I am sure you are digging these vintage GG shades, am I right?

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Second look and still on the bubble gum palette. 
Me, obsessing over (so much) pink. Who knew?



 And who doesn't love Pierpaolo?  

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PARENTAL ADVISORY: explicit content

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When Flannels asked if I would weigh in on how to style a few of their key season pieces, I thought less fashion mumbling, more actual doing info. And by actual, I obviously mean Insta worthy material, or how to interestingly spread the #ootd all day every day.
For that hasn’t been grammed has never been worn, right? You know I am right (smirking face emoji)
I am having a major crush on colour tights at the moment (in case you haven't noticed) - thought the skirt and them are a match made in heaven.
So, I took this gangster look and my almost inadequate brain (because it's only Tuesday and it's still malfunctioning) and we all popped in to Miss Floricienta's paradiso - scarf is by her as well. 

Tada - bipolar yours truly.
The playful feminine self, the ladylike and the gangsta (paradise).
We all have a few personalities anyway yes?
Or have I been too influenced by SPLIT? (aka one of the best films I have watched in the past few months). 

T-shirt, skirt and handbag by Gucci, all via Flannels
Sunglasses by Gucci (Vintage)
Scarf by
Floricienta Iuvenalis
Earrings by Voodoo Jewels


A. x

* Special thanks to Bottega Amaro and Floricienta Iuvenalis for providing us with the location spaces. 



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Photography by Harris Kyprianou
Make-up by Savvas Savva

Whether it's down to the Alessandro Michele/Gucci and the two Italian hotties aka Attico effect or a simple desire for bolder and brighter rainbow -ish clothing for Instagram-led millennials, maximalism is still alive and well. Last couple of seasons we have seen an 80s revival with high-voltage (insert the emoji) glamour, glitter, sequins, and feathers. Turns out disco isn't dead. And me likey!
Studio 54 and all that jazzzzzz. It all started blowing up from A/W, but designers seem to continue injecting extra doses of fun into their collections for Spring '18! Party mood, 24/7, seven days a week! Absolutely fabulous darling, fabulous!.
This season's mantra seems to be the shinier the better. On every occasion. And incarnation.. be it shoes, dresses, trousers, blazers and oh-so-playful bags. So if you tend to save your sparkles for NYE, think again! 
Should you still not be convinced, here is plenty of runway proof that sequins is the new floral. And some more here!


Shop my favourites // #ANDRIASDOSECURATES


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wearing: Maxmara earrings, striped cardigan and tailored trousers | Maxmara 101801 coat | Sportmax b&w crossbody bag all via Maxima Boutiques

Currently hovering between's Billy Idol's Rebel Yell and Flashdance Maniac on this first working Wednesday of the year.  An attempt to put myself back in order, sipping on a 3rd arpeggio and checking tasks off the list, while simultaneously wondering what activities I need to add to my schedule if I want to ever digest the hundred pounds of sugar in the form of (as we Greeks call them) Kourabiedes, I consumed during Christmas. Well, they worth the trouble. And my belly. Too good et cetera.
As for Billy I.. let's say that if I want to keep myself on the don't grow up it's a trap spirit (aka don't take life too seriously, aka positive vibes only), I must rely on the tunes that kept me bouncing around during those lovely teens. FYI, putting music on is the first thing I do after mechanically hitting on the Nespresso machine. And after wearing all my rings (what's with the face? does it sound weird?)

Now editing new material as I take a first dive into the Spring/Summer stuff with this Maxmara story. And stripes are always a good idea, innit? Especially when they are married and happily every after. It's still January though, so les-bi-honest, we still need the overcoat (P.S. Pitch Perfect 3 is out, anyone watched it?)!
In celebration of MM Coats! expo in Seoul, I thought I'd done a virtual teleportation with the iconic 101801. Feels like I am drinking a 1947's Cheval Blanc. But with clothes. Not a bad way to start the year right?

More exciting things are coming soon.
Work hard, play harder.
A. x


Ciao 2017!


Wearing Maxmara leather coat and shoes via Maxima Boutiques, sunglasses by Mango
ph. Harris Kyprianou

An exciting 2017 comes to a close!
''Feeling/Activity'': Thankful and content. 
Precious creative work to proudly take me forward to 18 and make me jump off bed for 365 more mornings.. awesome colleagues and collaborations. Strong friendships still by my side and a family full of love. What else could I ask for?
A great teacher disguised as 2017; sometimes tough, sometimes, fun, hilarious and happy.
I have learnt that everything happens for a reason; observe, take something out of everything, learn, appreciate and grow. 
So.. folks! take every moment as a lesson and.. hey! don't take it too seriously. 
Whatever it is, c'est la vie. And we only have one! 
Live love, LAUGH. The greatest drug of all. 
Eat a lot, drink a lot, dance and play. 
Dream. Dream deeply. And dream a lot. Even when you are wide awake.
Connect with new people. And be around people with good energy,
 Learn new languages. Travel. Go on adventures.
DO WHAT YOU LOVE. Create. Work and work hard. 
And believe in your own magic. Keyword believe. 

2018, bring it on darling. 
A. x



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It's no brainer that what the Kelly bag is to Hermès and the loafer is to Gucci, the coat is to MaxMara. The first camel coat was designed in-house in 1981, and still thirty five years later, the brand still holds the league on everything overcoat, with the classic camel being the most copied item in fashion history. 
Immovable heritage meets powerful re-invention and I am now hitting buttons that form words like puffer jackets, shearling lapels, buttery leather and rehabilitated hooded coats.

The other day, I read an article with Mr. Maramotti, MM chairman stating: “The history of the coat is about the development of the position of women in society''. “It came in when women started to live differently. In the history of men’s fashion the coat is related to war, but for women it became a portable home and the ultimate protection.”
Coats for girlbosses. Fascinating innit?


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Drop-proof satin jacket on top of velvet and silk? Yes please. This is when miss DOSE feels powerful and creative. She couldn't sleep until 4 am the night before. because of some unstoppable insomniac brainstorming but had to wake up at 9 and hit the road for an important meeting. Can-do, will-do mood. Blame red and fuchsia for that. White for the balance and a black puffer for ultra luxe par excellence and the art of high lows.
Yep, meetings. Why the hell not.

wearing: fuchsia blouse SPORTMAX, red velvet trousers MAXMARA, satin padded coat S MAXMARA, fur stole from the coat, see more in THE CUBE // all via Maxima Boutiques

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I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love
I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love
I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love
I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love, I am in love
I AM IN LOVE - clear enough?

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After Liu Wen and her A/W17 strut in Milano, Miss Dose slips in denim and a hoodie and lets the alpaca monster rule her styling game. This is when her creative juices flow the most. It's around 7am, ready to start her day. Her morning is quite easy so she grabs her Mac and moleskin and heads to her favourite coffeeshop. A freshly brewed black coffee, Beth Hart tunes and the latest issue of Vogue with her, in case she needs a hand with inspiration. It could be a Monday, Tuesday or any other day for that matter. Consider this a ritual.
Double breasted, check. Colour palette, check. Warmth levels above average, check. 

wearing: Alpaca and wool coat MAXMARA, kitten heels SPORTMAX // all via Maxima Boutiques

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Friday night. She doesn't really go out that often but tonight she will.
She thought she'd dress 'for any occasion', as her friends always try to convince her to go clubbing with them after dinner. Silk black dress, a pair of heels, a warm coat and off she goes. Hendricks tonic and the usual sex and the city orientated chat commences.
'This city isn't single friendly'. 
[ Now that I think about it, perhaps there should be a column on that? Discuss.]
Anyhow - iPhone reads 1am.. too late for her usual bedtime habits. After a couple of drinks, she says goodnight, takes her car and heads home. Although she arrives, she decides to drive around for a few more minutes; it's her favourite song.. and she always needs to hear it. 
Hits 3 on the elevator and gets in. Calls it a night. 

wearing: coat MAXMARA / via Maxima Boutiques

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It's Sunday. Buuuruuunch. And magazines. She usually likes to dress in a way that she will feel comfortable yet again she always looks for that lil' something extra. She used to think that S is the most boring day of the week but as she gets older, she likes to argue that your Monday is only gonna be as good as your Sunday - so it better be a good one.
Brunch and priceless time with friends and family in the morning, netflix n' chill in the evening. 
Who can relate?


wearing:  white trousers and kitten heels all by SPORTMAX , hooded coat by S MAXMARA // all via Maxima Boutiques

photography by Elias Tiggis
A. x




Ready for a styling session with CUTCUUTUR aka everything laser - cut. The brand invited me to style three of their new collection pieces - I chose something red (you all know I have got deep feelings for red) , my must-have piece for mastering the art of hi-lows and some metallics game strong. Read along.


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Red and ready!
Unless you have been living under a rock, then you know that red is da sh*t this season. Either you go red-to-toe, colour block it or add it as an accessory, red is your way to go if you want to be far and wide ahead of your game. Miuccia, Donatella, Fendi, MaxMara and Givenchy were only some of the many who joined the bandwagon. Asymmetric and artful options, head to toe looks, oversized coats, silky dresses or playful accessories - red was the king on all Fall FW. They say - three is a trend - then what do you call dis?
I had a few slices of the pie, quite a few times myself - proof is in the pudding - here or here!
Anyhow - back to CUTCUUTUR and on another love (another love
all my tears have been used up - la la la!), red with camel - j'adore. Tartan to spice it a bit up, white sneaks to balance the act and gold jewellery for the top up. 
Tada! yes or no?

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Metallics are here for good! The optimism and high shine of the Space Age have proliferated and electrified the catwalks this Fall. Saint Laurent’s,  DON Vaccarello majestically took us back to Studio 54 and Chanel, Dries, LOEWE and JW Anderson amongst others are saying this new year will definitely be a shiny one. Needless to say much about Paco (Rabanne that is) and their trademark chain mail in silver and gold - l'obsession.
Well I am ready for liftoff.  
As for me; I usually have two options when it comes to metallic outfitting. I either like to tone it down with some denim (or any other sporty-ish fabric) and pair with bright colours or go with all metallics everything. 

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The sweatshirt - I currently count 11 hoodies and 4 of them are black. I guess I can call it a wardrobe staple pour moi?
I am head over heels for pieces that combine comfort and style and this is one of them. An outfit transformer as it can be paired and layered with oh - so many looks. It has taken me to meetings, dinners and even on a date. Love wearing them with my metallic skirts or pants to tone the look down and make it day-appropriate and I won't deny loving me some athleisure action with a good tracksuit pair (always upgraded with a fur jacket or a statement bag, of course. *winks). The art of high lows someone said?

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