FIRST LOOK AT FALL

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This has started way too early dis year; with a caption that said 'I kinda miss Winter' on August 10th. Need I say more?

The whole thing is polarising.

On the one hand, I love the life in no clothes! And that beach/hendricks/food/sleep - repeat routine is too good. The cut-offs and off-shoulder dresses / flat slingback combos aren't bad either. But when you are located on an island and you live in high Summer since May, then August is just the right time to start feeling Fall-sick.
And oh how I miss to dress up (translation: layering, textures, sweaters, furs, jackets et cetera).

I have already messed up my Summer feed with a few outfits but sorry not sorry, my fashion brain tells me it's time!

Anyhow, I am currently on the hunt for my new season's favourites.. and thankfully, someone (otherwise known as MaxiMa) shared my vibes!
 MaxiMa carries MaxMara, Sportmax, Marella, Marina Rinaldi and Max&Co and together, we have decided to curate a few looks for this Fall. 
Meet the first drop and look number one - the suit.

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Wearing: Suit and sneakers by MAXMARA, both via MaxiMa

Over time, you get to learn what brands make a flattering pair of leather pants, who to go for the perfect slip dress, whose shirting has the right sleeve volume and who makes a suit that feels like a second skin. Pour moi, the latter has one name; and it is MAXMARA
Never have I met a suit I didn't like and trust me I've worn too many over the years. 
MM never disappoints me >> case in point!

With time, you also get to identify what pieces you should invest your hard-earned cash from those late nights at the office. Although, in general, the answer for me is shoes, ladies - always shoes - there are some classic pieces that just have the perfect quality slash price correlation that I always give my yes vote, i.e. a well tailored suit!
In all my styling/consulting experience with a big spectrum of brands, I can put my hand in fire for the MAXMARA suit. The fabrics, the fit, the design. Just YES!

And although I am one to usually pair my suit with trainers I am also a very well known 'moody' dresser so I could easily replace them sneaks with a pair of sexifiers (aka black pumps), 2-inch sling-backs, or even a pair of pointy spandex.
So many different outfits with one piece, always depending on the vibes. And that's exactly the reason, it is indeed a perfect investment. 

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Look number two >> the printed sweater/ cropped pants / furry slippers outift. Comfortable as ever and pretty much transitional. 
Come on, gimme me some credit here, you can still see some bare legs!

 
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Wearing: Sweater and cropped trousers by SPORTMAX / Furry Slides by MAXMARA
All via MaxiMa

Speaking of sweaters - this season (exactly like the last) we will be talking out loud. Logos, slogans, prints. Me likey!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

BTW, I am beyond happy to get my hands on this one. Blogger-approved it was one of street style stoppers last season. 

Much more to come with MaxiMa as their new collection lands and I am falling more and more in love.
Stay tuned! 

A. x

 

NIKE AIR #VAPORMAX (is back)

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Ask me ten years ago if run baby run was anywhere on my to-do list. Don't take me wrong, I liked me some sort of training but that mostly consisted of shopping for shoes for 4 hours straight and finger muscle training up on Net-a-porter. 
Buuuut...gone are those hot summer days when I could order triple scoops of ice-cream topping sea-salt french fries just because I could - fluorescent adolescent. Out, are the thoughts that fleeted into my brain, mocking that I would be young forever aka speedy metabolism amongst others. My early twenties was in fact, punctuated with poor choice in food: Mac had me at hello. Damn those fries are good. Anyhow!
One decade after and body cells turn over, metabolism abates, you suddenly think the Olympics could be your next goal.. and your nevers become… well.. forevers?

Maybe it's life's Yin and Yang but now my fridge mostly consists of avocados, fresh greens et al and I own a huge load of trainers.. usually form Nike. Just (makes me) do it. 
Here, Vapormax.. oh Vapormax you have been oh-so-real. Doing the work a lot more fun and easy as it actually feels like walking on air (at least my Aero cravings are compensated *rolling eyes emoji) - anything that contains bubbles and isn't fun anyway?!
Lightweight, revolutionary, knitted (fashion alert), feeling like running on air. Check, check, check and check.

 

 
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All good with gymnastics food and all but let's be a real for a minute — this is a fashion blog.. and please do remind me when are we not looking for a pair of photo-worthy pair of shoes?
Needless to say, it feels like these kicks can match anything in my closet.. but first thing's first, you know I love me some co-ordinating action.
All purple everything and... #kissmyAirs!
Sold out globally in no time, Vapormax launches again today with a black / anthracite game changer - and I already see the pairing; 'never have I met a suit I didn't like' or an off-shoulder dress it is.
Shopping card ahoy!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SUPERSONIC

 
 
 
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Photography by Harris Kyprianou
Suit ZARA | bag ZARA | t-shirt MANGO | sunglasses CHARLIE MAX from NAKIS THEOCHARIDES OPTICALS
shoes Supersonic by STUART WEITZMAN

I have enough shoes said no woman ever and hey Stuart, I luv ya mate.
Current favourite pair of flats, perfectly working their way with my other geeky usual - do, colour blocking red with pink.
As for my clothes; apparently it's the week (month / year) of the suit. 

A. x

PLAYING UP TO GENDER STEREOTYPES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photography by Harris Kyprianou
Wearing: MAXMARA suit from MAXIMA / OFF - WHITE shoes / CHARLIE MAX eyewear from NAKIS THEOCHARIDES OPTICALS

Alter Ego would definitely want to star in Pulp Fiction.. as Vincent Vaga, obvs.
Aside from my kick ass pick up line (tongue out emoji, hashtag tapping myself on the back), there is nothing I like more than playing up to gender stereotypes (or a nice tailored suit for that matter). Stunning silk aka capital-F femininity ( c'mon this is MaxMara, can't go more chic than that) contrasting casual sneaks, topped up with a black lace sexifier for a dose of Mia. This is still Pulp Fiction, let us not forget. 

A.

 

THE LAST PART | PFW LOOKS #3

Wearing NATARGEORGIOU dress + belt bag / OFF - WHITE shoes / SUNDAY SOMEWHERE sunglasses

 
 

Wearing VETEMENTS leather jacket (also seen here!) from SPLASH BY THE BEACH (get in now on sale) / NATARGEORGIOU trousers + feathered tote bag / H&M shoes

 
 
 
 

Wearing NATARGEORGIOU coat + belt bag / ZARA silver top / NAZEZHDA pvc trousers /  OFF - WHITE shoes

Photos by Moeez Ali, Avery D'Alessandro / Video by Joanna Theodorou for Incertainlight.com

Although Spring and I have started getting closer, I think I owed you the last part of (almost all) my looks from PFW. 
So, yay or nay?
A.
 

RED. DON'T SAY I DIDN'T TELL YOU | PFW LOOKS #2

 
 

Ph. credits: Moeez Ali, Jonathan Daniel Pryce for British Vogue, ShotbyGio, TheStreetPie

Wearing: red Velvet dress/jumpsuit - VETEMENTSxJUICYCOUTURE from Splash by the Beach /  trainers - OFF WHITE / cluch - NATARGEORGIOU

Bright, bold, show-stopping, red!
Don't say I didn't tell you!
Total red will be more sizzling than the chicken curry you ate last week.
Prada, Fendi, Proenza, Jil Sander, Maxmara and the rest of the gang have made their note and apparently I did my lil' forecasting alright - monkey face emoji. This should also give you another hint.
You will be seeing red everywhere next season, whether it is in shoes, coats, dresses or in a total look.
Co-ord is the word for a few seasons now and code red is in for A/W17. 
Cap ou pas cap?
A.