ANIMANIA | DOSE TAKE, INSPO + 51 FAVOURITES TO SHOP NOW #ANDRIASDOSECURATES

ANDRIASDOSE IN ANIMAL PRINT
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Snakes, cheetahs, crocs, tigers, zebras and the rest of the zoo, roamed free this season across the streets of NYC, London, Milan and Paris. Is anyone else thankful they didn’t give away their animal print clothes back in 2010? (yes, oh yes!). First introduction made in the 20s, hitting bliss point in the 1960’s. While it’s fair to argue that the trend never really went away, this season, my oh my .. we are talking frenzy. Everywhere and in every possible form.
Dose took her bite of the pizza, clashing two of the favourites.

Combos with neutral tones, clashing different prints, coming in a plethora of sumptuous fabrics or even pairing with neon - a match made in heaven!

Plus, there are some brilliant multicoloured versions out there too. Proof is in the pudding few scrolls below. Just watch Mr. Ford and his iconic red leopard print-clad, pals! And I am not even mentioning the acid green of Virgil for S/S18 (hint: stock up, it will only grow stronger) - grrrssss, hmmm, aarghhs were my on repeat reactions at the show in Paris !

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Starting with this Marni coat (gives me life!) see some of our inspiration and shop our 51 favourites below. x

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>> SHOP OUR 50+1 FAVOURITES #ANDRIASDOSECURATES

 

*Special thanks to Anastasia Mouskou for her assistance

Let us know if there is any gem we missed - we plan on stocking up more and more of this.
And do we have a choice anyway? Clothing racks have animal print on a 6 out of 10 ratio. The kind of brainwash I like!
A. x

 

ANDRIASDOSE CURATES FLANNELS [3 STORIES]

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Story 01 // The high - lows.
How an everyday dress up by the hands of street style KING aka Virgil, gets an upgrade with capital - T, THE sexifiers.

Men I may not know, but shoes, shoes I know.

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Teddy and the bird.
Knit jumper and jacket by OFF WHITE both via Flannels

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Forever high lowing as I can’t really keep myself on either of the two sides of sporty or glamorous - I want it all.
Obsessed with anything Virgil Abloh since his first collection (if you know you know) is now old news in this hood, but what you have to know is that Vacarello won me over too, since his first show under the Eiffel Tower, otherwise known as magic.
Skirt, top and jacket on point - needless to say much, but if you are around for a while I think you might agree - SOOO ME!
And the shoes.. arghhs, hmms and grrsss…I MAKE SHOE CONTACT BEFORE EYE CONTACT.
Call me shallow, but my pair of grey blue eyes always start from the bottom up. It’s not happening consciously, but if you ask my mom, she’ll tell you I am doing it since the age of five. Hands up emoji.
P.S. By the way, I am still contemplating whether I should put them boots on my bookshelf as stoppers just so I can see them everyday all day.
Too much you say?
If something is worth doing, it's worth overdoing, I say.
ART.

T-shirt, skirt and jacket by OFF-WHITE | boots by SAINT LAURENT, all via FLANNELS

One of the alter egos in my off-white skirt this time with a show-stopper by Palm Angels. Le vibes.

Track suit top by PALM ANGELS, skirt by OFF-WHITE, both via FLANNELS

 
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Story 02 // You rang?

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LOGOMANIA frenzy since last season and everybody had their slice of the pizza.
I like it, but per me, if you’ll go for it, you better take it on the edge - proof is in the pudding.
Again, how much is too much?

Enter FENDI ROMA [applause].

Don’t we look great together? Yeah, we think so too!
Anyhow - errands to run. Life to live.
Yeah in 12cm heels. Why not? (take your eyebrows down please!)
* and if she might need to change the skyscrapers, she will go for these.

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Story 03 // The Challenge: the day I decide that party starts at 3 p.m.
Let’s see, how many places this dress can take you to.. know how to count?
Caipiroska anyone?

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Super mini dress with safety pins paired with vinyl sky scrapers - WHO DIS ?
I must say that this year has been full of surprises.. like for example, I found out that I CAN BE A WOMAN TOO.

If I were a boy was forever the core of my dressing habituals (still is, don’t take me wrong) and always had the urge to tone down a sexifier as this one by VV with sneaks or cowboys (still don’t take me wrong)!

Buuuuuut, blame it on the two G Queens (aka Giorgia and Gilda) for bringing sexy back. The Attico is one of my favourite brands at the moment. And it’s basically all THEM.
Gilda could seriously be my alter ego. I can put my head on top of all her looks. The vibe, the mood, the styling. EVERYTHING.

Anyhow, back to my Versus mini (not the car, but it can indeed take you places as fast as that - ha!). I love how I could wear the shoulders drop-down without losing the bodycon fit and I am JUST OBSESSED with the heart décolleté. Boom boom pow!

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Dionysus GG velvet bag by GUCCI via FLANNELS

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Dress by VERSUS VERSACE, heels by SAINT LAURENT both via Flannels

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So how many do you have?

A. x

* Special thanks to Anastasia Mouskou for her assistance and overall input in this project

RAPTURE IN GENEVA

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As you might have seen on Instagram, I have spent the past few days in Geneva, reconnecting with THE gentleman and very good friend of mine Matthew Zorpas, thanks to the Geneva Tourism - album added on highlights for those of you that missed it!
Geneva, I like you - was coming out of my mouth every 10 nano seconds - although they say that it’s usually cold AF, she was oh so very pretty, sunny and nice!

BUT..

I am sure you are not here for the weather forecast.. long translation short - phew, I can wear what I want!

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Our days were full with many different activities so I had to be comfortable yet not compromise Le style. One of them looks, was this one-piece that I could finally pair with my new Stuart Weitzman boots that I have been dying to find an occasion to wear. Sunnies and transparent bag for the top-ups.

Now let’s get them facts right.. (about the shoes of course, what else?)
RAPTURE ( a meaning of intense pleasure or joy / synonyms: ecstasy, bliss, euphoria) - and I like to believe everything happens for a reason. Ha!
Made of stretch fabric, so yes, thanks and again thanks for the awesome weather Geneva!
Pointy, check!
8 cm heel aka ‘for walking’ day to night (at least for me) !
And speaking of everyday boot greatness, that SW knows how to do very well, check these out too…. J’adoooore! Hint; ANIMANIA!

P.S. I also love anything white at the moment.. if you know, you know.

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I wore the look from day to night (proof be told on the lighting of my images), starting from a watchmaking workshop, lunch on a boat, walking, strolling and exploring the city, a chocolate factory and afternoon coffee (again, see our exciting trip on Insta highlights).
So yes, I guess, they take you places!

P.S. raptures come in black suede as well. And red. And grey.
Andriasdose covering your questions before you even ask!

I say go for them.
And as for Geneva, go for it, too; awesome destination for a few days meet-up. LOVE!

 
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#ANDRIASDOSECURATES
SHOP MY STUART WEITZMAN FAVOURITES BELOW X

 
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Location: Geneva
Photography by George Maguire

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BECAUSE MYKONOS

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Because Mykonos, no filters, backdrops that look like paintings and the best dress I wore this summer.

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Pictures taken from our trip with Roberto Cavalli in Mykonos. Everything up on Instagram stories and highlights in case you missed it!
Dress: Natargeorgiou | Shoes: The Attico

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

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