WEEKEND WANDERER

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SUMMER -  SUN KISSED SKIN, WHITE POWDERY SAND, PALM TREES, COCKTAILS AND BAREFOOT WALKS AT SUNSET IN AIRY SKIRTS AND ALL WHITE ERRYTHINGS. BEAT THAT.
 

In a little gap between my hendrix tonics (two slices of cucumber please!) by the pool, I reached for my book. Currently reading - 'The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K' - (pardon my French, it's not me, it's Sarah Knight's bestselling awesomeness) , which all too conveniently jigsawed into my current state of mind. If you (are living under a rock) haven't seen it before, please check it out, you won't be able to put it down. Easy, and straightforward, with a ferocious - but so on point - use of the F word, the book talks about how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame and guilt and give your f**ks instead to people and things that make you happy - long story short, 'the art of saying no'.  I spent an average of an hour reading while my friend was scrolling her Instagram (something I would most possibly do too in other occasions) !

And then, realisation hit me! I don't read as much anymore. What happened?

Dat realisation evolved into a horrifying concession as to how much my 'offline' information consumption spectrum has shrunk since the internet and whole social media world (war) - I used to read A LOT. And when I say a lot, I mean, finish one in two days. Nah, I didn't have more free time than I do now, but if you think how many times in a day we scroll up and down our Instagrams, believe you me, you got the time right there.
I went from hundreds of pages of Kundera and Murakami to the same points of text in the form of picture captions.
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE Instagram and social media, it's my work after all, my source of inspiration most of the times too, but the fulfillment magic of finishing a (life-changing) book - beat that!

But, you know – it’s not that easy to stay in the right lane. It's like all addictions. Espresso lovers around here?
 In fact, during a dinner last week, a friend suggested a challenge of staying off the web for 3 consecutive days and was asking who was up for it. Needless to say there were not many intéressées there.. and we were quite a few!
It's the way our brain functions these days..I know mine does at least, I do admit it.
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Books people, books! 

Aside from the too good book that instigated this spiralling realisation as to my current intellective landscape and this helpless outpouring, I am yet again out of context (rolling eyes and hands up emojis right there!) aka let me remember why I came here in the first place.
 Arh, weekend wanderer, barefoot summer dreaming and what to wear on a weekend getaway.
Three looks. Enjoy!

P.S. I am doing that cleanse sometime very soon. Who else? Three days, no connection.
Rehab! Yes or no?

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Crop top & Skirt by SPORTMAX, both via MAXIMA BOUTIQUES

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Gold knit, floral jacket & Bermuda shorts by MAXMARA, all via MAXIMA BOUTIQUES

 
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White shirt & Trousers by MAXMARA, both via MAXIMA BOUTIQUES

 

A. x

 

CURRENTLY LOVING [ 2 LOOKS ]

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Same time last year, we were having the same conversation.. with pink as the colour du jour! I am pretty sure you also somehow fell in love (wore and shot too of course.. duh!) with millenial pink - the [Insta feed] brainwash was too good to pass. Everyone, everywhere, everything. Same story, different shade. And lilac it is.. or ultraviolet as per Pantone's instructions.
Your girl's loving it. Nothing genius to discuss here - stripes and floral are a match made in heaven, I am sure you agree on that.  
As for my floral silk dress below, heart eyes emoji. Like a second skin. J'adore.
Enjoy both looks. x

*Photography by Panayiotis Mina

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Silk dress by MAXMARA via Maxima Boutiques

A. x

 

NEVER HAVE I MET A SUIT I DIDN'T LIKE [15 PIECES TO BUY NOW] #ANDRIASDOSECURATES

 
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Never have I met a suit I didn't like (head to Insta for.. a dozen of proof) and gender bender be like one of my most frequently used hashtags - I just love playing up to gender stereotypes. Usually mine is androgynous and tailored with oversized slouchy pants - the perfect cut for a lace sexifier top up and sneaks or slides of any kind for some high lows action - a white tee also does the trick for a get-up-n-go morning do.
Arghh.. and my new thing.. skirt suits (wait for it!).. that gingham from The Frankie Shop makes me gasp for air - ultra luxe par excellence.  
SHOP my 15 faves below. 
 

  TIBI  //  Blazer  |  Pants

TIBI // Blazer | Pants

  CHLOE  //  Blazer  |  Pants

CHLOE // Blazer | Pants

  REJINA PYO  //  Blazer  |  Pants

REJINA PYO // Blazer | Pants

  MONSE  //  Blazer  |  Pants

MONSE // Blazer | Pants

  CELINE  //  Blazer  |  Pants

CELINE // Blazer | Pants

  OFF - WHITE  //  Blazer  |  Skirt

OFF - WHITE // Blazer | Skirt

  PETAR PETROV  //  Blazer  |  Pants

PETAR PETROV // Blazer | Pants

  SARA BATTAGLIA  //  Blazer  |  Pants

SARA BATTAGLIA // Blazer | Pants

  TIBI  //  Blazer  |  Pants

TIBI // Blazer | Pants

  MANGO  //  Blazer  |  Pants

MANGO // Blazer | Pants

  OFF - WHITE  //  Blazer  |  Skirt

OFF - WHITE // Blazer | Skirt

   ACNE //   Blazer  |  Pants

 ACNE // Blazer | Pants

  THE FRANKIE SHOP  //  Blazer  |  Pants

THE FRANKIE SHOP // Blazer | Pants

  THE FRANKIE SHOP  //  Blazer  |  Skirt

THE FRANKIE SHOP // Blazer | Skirt

  MANGO  //  Blazer  |  Pants

MANGO // Blazer | Pants

A. x

 

 

NEW OBSESSION + THE NEW COOL

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What can I say, life in the fast lane takes you places faster that you can say A and before you know it, it's Spring and just like that your nevers become forevers (proven twice in one article). Firstly -  damn, am I getting obsessed with pink or is it just my idea? Plus - rose paired with neutrals, orange and white; la-la-love (not a Eurovision inspo).

If you follow on Pinterest you will have noticed this little area of my brain (and this is not a fashion board) that's clearly following suit. Becoming cute, who knew?

Anyhow. Spring translates to transitional dressing otherwise known as bipolar dressing issues.. when you are muddled whether you want to be on the trench trendland or wear a dress and layer because the weather is warm and sound (and when I say sound I mean freaking awesome - iPhone reads 26 degrees) - Wu Wei (chinese, literally “non-doing”) is an important concept of Taoism and means natural action, or in other words, action that does not involve struggle or excessive effort. Wu wei is the cultivation of a mental state in which our actions are quite effortlessly in alignment with the flow of life) !
Right, 09:58: nough said, off to my second arpegio and some kick-boxing to kickstart de week.
Two looks below - enjoy. 

Dress by MAXMARA, Jacket by SPORTMAX
both via MAXIMA BOUTIQUES

Sunglasses by LOEWE vintage

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Look numero due.
The new cool: logomania's glorious return!
The trend was literally everywhere during fashion week (I dislike repeating myself but I always like to say, never say never in fashion because you will be wearing never at some point -  and now tell me, who saw that coming?!) MM jumps on the bandwagon with #maxmaragram but somehow still exhales the usual chicness - Mr. Griffiths you are indeed magic; be it the delicate and shimmery lurex fabrics or the oh-so-chic (as per always) silhuettes, the house’s signature monogram is seen everywhere, bags, shoes and also clothes.. sometimes even in total looks (and your girl is clearly loving it). Less about the status quo and more about a new era of coolness and a way to wear it and not wear you.
Gimme gimmee!


#Maxmaragram top and trousers by MAXMARA, Organza coat by MAXMARA, all via MAXIMA BOUTIQUES
Sunglasses LOEWE and GUCCI vintage

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P.S. If you are stalking for a while you must have understood that I am a huge fan of Maxmara and Sportmax..
but if for a reason you have not (smirking emoji) but got some time to wag off, see more here, here or here.
Even more on Instaland
 Cheerio!
A. x

SPRING, DAT YOU? | ANDRIASDOSE X FLANNELS

 
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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. 

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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?

 

PINK IS PUNK.
 

 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

 
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A. x

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

 

THE JOY OF WEARING THE RAINBOW ( +32 PIECES TO BUY RIGHT NOW )

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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!

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Shop my favourites // #ANDRIASDOSECURATES