STYLE

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

ANDRIASDOSE X MARELLA

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As part of my usual Monday / Tuesday duties (aka an attempt to put myself back in order), I am currently briefing new projects (many exciting things coming up), editing finalised stories as I multitask dividing my fingers between the laptop and the hangers, jiggering samples back into order. Lingering between tasks of the deadline variety, I am already on the 3rd double espresso. Fyi, it's 11 am.

(Finally!) time for the dotty land edit with MARELLA! 

Our bet with Maxima is still going strong and I am loosing big time. Marella is yet another brand to add to my yes please! portfolio (raised hand emoji, hashtag gimme gimme). 
Black and white dots, right to the point, the flowy Autumn dress I was hunting for longer than eternity.
An - always on trend - parka to take a bite out of all the femininity and a dreamy bucket bag to top it up. Nice n' easy.
One thing’s for sure: The Italians know a thing or two about good fit and how to make a woman feel awesome in their clothes.

Si, si! Lo adoro!

 
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In this photo:
Polka Dot dress and drop-proof parka jacket
all by MARELLA

 
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In this photo: bucket leather bag by MARELLA

 

 

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photography by Harris Kyprianou
wearing: MARELA dress, parka jacket + bucket bag via Maxima Boutiques

 

Così ... when the brand invited me to host their upcoming event letting me play with styling, guess what my answer was. Duh!

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All about this season's coat, and oh believe you me, Marella does the trick.
This Thursday.. You are all invited if you are around!
Drinks, chit chat and clothes! Sounds perfect to me. 

See you?
A. x

 

TO THE MAX-MARA

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photography  by Harris Kyprianou
wearing: dress & necklace BY SPORTMAXboots by MAXMARA
all via MAXIMA BOUTIQUES

Bonjour! Currently in Paree, ready to hit the sack for my oh-so-fatty but oh-so-nice croissant a Café de Flore! If you are following on Instagram, then I am pretty sure you already know I spent the last week in Paris for Fashion Week. Blisters in the sun, crying feet, 3 extra kgs and a few more souvenirs with me, ready to fly out today!
Promise to share my coverage from the shows and everything else that happened - in my favourite city in the world - next week.
Until then, I am so very excited to share this look.
Again, if we are Insta-pals, you should know that I am very fond of Maxmara and Sportmax lately! Oh boy, haven't they gotten me by surprise!
Up until now, I thought that they were too 'classic' for my likes! And how very wrong I was.
I came closer to the brands recently through Maxima group and their mission to prove me wrong.

Challenge accepted.

And bet lost.

Young, playful and super fresh perfectly contrasting the everlasting chicness we all know by the names of Maxmara, Sportmax, Max and Co et al; the brands have earned a frow seat on my go-to outfit picks.

And as it is no secret I love me some good silk, it was gimme gimme by the sight of this one.
La-la-love the bull necklace and arghs, hmms and grrrs for the boots. 
Thoughts?

À bientôt.

A. x

SUPERSONIC

THE LAST PART | PFW LOOKS #3

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.