Todays is inspiration starts with a B.
Going hard against any notion of minimalism and simplicity, the exquisite Baroque trend will always manage to captivate the entire fashion world with its luxurious feel and that undeniable appeal that celebrates femininity in utterly flattering ways.
Personally i just love it.
My look for today:
Modern Baroque inspiration with some Rock Glam attitude.
The Baroque print is all about making the details really stand out.
Much like any other print, the Baroque one can be styled with endless possibilities in mind, regardless if you care to make it stand out on its own, or layer it with other beautiful and contrasting styles.
It can be embellished or kept to a minimal, but you can count on the fact that it will still appear modern and elegant.
For many, baroque may still appear like a trend fit for the runways, that is unlikely to translate flawlessly to the street wear.
This is exactly why accessories make for the easiest transitional pieces towards the baroque eccentricity, without ever feeling like too much.
Baroque inspired lunch.
Playing a huge part in the baroque trend, luxurious stones and timeless pearls collide with gold metals in an attempt to recreate the “Old World” glamour.
The eccentric pieces of jewelry set a dynamic contrast with other Baroque elements.
Embellished garments such as shoes and bags, head crowns and earrings, can create a breathtaking effect that fit dramatically well together.
Dramatic. Exuberant. Excessive.
Embellished Clutch Bag by the masters of Modern Baroque:
Dolce & Gabbana.
Gold is is the irreplaceable star color of the Baroque trend.
Complementing each other in the most luxurious ways:
The dramatic Baroque trend and the shimmering gold are destined for loud statements and precious combination.
“Old World” elegance.
The Baroque trend is defined by sculptural elements, and dramatic aesthetics.
Go for contrasting bold shapes and sculptural elements, especially when it comes to accessories, they are the key in a successful Baroque approach.
If you are not aiming for an extravagant Baroque look, there is also the matter of accessories.
Embellished jewellery, tapestry handbags, jewelled headbands, embroidered suede boots or printed silk scarves are just some methods to help you go easily with the Baroque style, especially if you are a starter.
Dolce & Gabanna baroque inspired shades.
Giuseppe Zanotti “Gold Flame” heeled sandals.
Need them on my whislist.
Golden “Lego” Chanel clutch bag.
Gold, gold and more shimmering gold.
Top off your Baroque style with bold red lips.
It’s all about conviction and a look that screams lavishness against all odds.
Golden kiss full of Baroque splendor.
Details on today’s look:
Colar Silk Shirt: Zara Woman
Emboidered Golden Blazer: e-outfit.com
Evil Eye Ring by e-outfit.com.
Find it here.
The final touch for an effortless Baroque style:
Complete the outfit with the addition of a minimal non-designer black leather bag.
Keep it modern and casual.
The way to make this work is not to do anything by halves.
Don’t pair an embroidered velvet cape with a pair of ballet flats: go for the heels, or the luxe leather boots.
Shoes: Leather Booties with Golden detail
Dress2Impress by Ioannis Giamouridis
Find them here.
That’s all for today i guess.
Thanks for reading!
Sending you a BIG glamorous kiss from Tsakalof 16.
Waking up on the very first morning of the new year with the person you love the most, after an unforgetable night of fun along with loving friends can be one the most amazing feelings.
While still in bed, here are my new year resolutions i came up with.
Some of them (like cooking for example) were in my 2013 resolution list as well but who cares anyway?
I am not going to spoil my happy mood!
#1. Drink more water.
#2. Become more organized.
#3. Get 3 more tiny tattoos.
#4. Work even harder.
#5. Excersice at least 2 times / week – (summer is only 5 months away)!
#6. Learn to cook (that was on my NY resolution list last year as well but anyway).
#7. Make every day a good hairday (shallow i know, but it can really affect my mood).
#8. Enjoy the little things.
#9. Spend more time with people i love.
#10. Shine Brighter.
#11. Have more fun.
#12. Be in love with my life, every minute of it.
2013 was clearly a good year and 2014 will be even better.
Sending you much love and positive vibes.
It all begins with an invitation like this one:
Can you think of a better concept idea to celebrate NYE…?
Because we don’t.
I do admit that this whole Gatsby thing was really kinda popular these days.
Both high street industry shops and Haute – Couture boutiques, from Zara to Lanvin were all over 1920′s inspired outfits & Gatsby style accessories.
So this REALLY stimulated our fashion appetite.
1920′s hair was our first thing in our “GATSBY TO-DO-LIST”
Woop Woop! Let’s get started!
Looking cute and all curly.
Don’t freak out – it looked REALLY good once finished!
Time to get that “Flapper Glamour” on my face.
Possibly the most important part of the Flapper look: the lips!
Go for a really dark and dramatic lipstick and make sure to emphasize your lips’ shape with lip liner.
Go for some serious smudgy, smokey eye-makeup.
Finish with some dark mascara and false eyelashes, to really make a statement.
By the way, did you know that several make up brands such as Max Factor Elizabeth Arden and AVON were all popular among flappers in the 1920′s?
Anyway, once the make- up is done, you need to start looking for the dress.
And that was NOT an easy project to accomplish, i can tell you that.
You will need to make a good market research before concluding to THE ultimate “flapper” dress for the big night.
Look out for – dropped waistlines (VERY important to the Flapper style), plunging necklines, plunging backs, and sleeveless dresses.
Material wise, go for beaded material, sequined material, and flowery material.
Some inspiration to get into the “Golden Age Twenties” mood.
Without accessories a dress is just a dress.
The right accessories makes a so-so dress into a smashing Gatsby success.
Let’s start at the top and work our way down.
Looking loud & proud, full of glamour.
Tiny but all glamorous Valentino clutch bag to fit your lipstick, powder and a small amount of cash.
Nothing further needed.
Time to grab your marabou feathers and hit the party.
Let’s get this party started.
It was called the “roaring twenties” for a reason.
Glamorous guests arriving.
Loving friends P. Kondylatos & Vassilis Zoulias making quite an entrance along with designer Chara Lebessi.
One of the things we all adored in this party was the glitter.
Seriously: TONS OF GLITTER.
The more the better.
Another thing that amazed me about that night was the fact that EVERYONE looked so beautiful, bright and festive.
All “Gatsby” glamorized, head to toe.
Our red carpet moment, looking all shinny and happy.
Garments: e-outfit.com handcrafted silver sequin dress, ASOS black flapper dress and tuxedo by Mi-Ro.
Celebrating like the “Roaring Twenties”.
Happy New Year!
Fallen asleep in 2013, woke up in the 1920′s.
Careless and free spirit, beautiful people, lively music, decadent food and tons of champagne.
Gatsby customized photobooth stripes.
Coolest guy in the party.
Gatsby inspired golden hand – cuff.
Girl – Power in 1920′s mood.
Our favorite ginger head in “Gatsby” mood, looking beautiful.
Glamorous comfetti mess everywhere.
Make up remainings from an epic night.
Wishing you a Happy New Year, full of amazing moments.
Thank you for the unforgettable party guys.
We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off 2014.
Take care and make sure you always party like Gatsby.
Antonia & Mari
Well well, there goes December.
2013 was a really dynamic and almost life-changing year for us.
And we feel really grateful about it.
Maybe it’s the Christmas mood. But we really felt like dressing up and enjoying this very last December afternoon of 2013.
Santa delicious cookies.
Be a good girl for Christmas. Otherwise Santa will spank you.
Today’s Christmas dress up.
Red leather spoon lunch bag.
Vintage cut out leather boot and red Christmas socks.
Never be afraid to dream a little bigger.
Festive mood with YSL red lipstick and Haribo candy.
Wishing you all the best.
Thank you for your love and appreciation.
As said before, the best is yet to come.
Take care & have an amazing NYE.
See you next year!
Big glamorous kiss,
Antonia & Mari
Our 2nd collection presented at the Athens X-Clusive Designers Week for Spring / Summer 2013, was named “Infinite Love” and it was a youthful and happy project and we truly enjoyed creating it.
Our main objective was to create a collection that would be fully commercial and complete, including from daily total looks , cocktail dresses , ” statement” t-shirts and swimwear.
For the “Infinite Love” collection for Spring / Summer 2013, the major source of our inspiration was the music & style icon Lana Del Rey and the pleasant nostalgia and carefree mood of our teenage summers.
It was a pleasantly creative collection that we love and enjoyed very much while creating it.
Our main color palette consisted of pastel shades combined with deep and intense blue with a touch floral
Moreover, we wanted to give a girlie and humorous touch in terms of the collection’s styling this is why we completed the models’ looks with some retro round sunglasses and floral headpieces.
We aimed in presenting a “complete” collection that would create pleasant feelings of joy and carefree mood to our audience and clients.
And i think that we made it.
In general terms, we do follow new trends and trend forecasts, however we want to maintain our own style in each of our collections.
Statement t-shirts for example. YES.
We do love t-shirts.
Cotton Candy catwalk inspiration.
Jean Paul Gaultier retro sunglasses inspiration.
When it comes to the fabrics, we focused on high quality materials with emphasis on silk , muslin and the soie sauvage.
We love to discover and use fine quality fabrics in order to embrace and flatter the female body, while creating a sense of comfort and femininity.
Some of our favorite fabrics which are always present from our collection is the silk, the muslin, the viscose and the silky transparency.
Interview about the collection.
And of course: Our “15 minutes of fame” moment.
(Check out that face Antonia’s is pulling…)
And always remember: Do all things with love.
Creative fashion kiss,
Antonia & Mari
Today’s post is a creative throwback to our debut collection entitled “The Sovereignty of Shimmer” as presented in the official Athens Exclusive Designers’ Week on March ’12 for F/W 2013.
As it was our very first time on the catwalk as new designers, i have to admit we got really enthusiast about it.
The collection itself was a mixture of 80′s elements and of course loads of glam.
To start with, allow us to share with you the definition of the word “shimmer” that actually determined our creative mood.
1. to reflect light with a brilliant, sparkling luster;
2. to shine with strong emotion
3. to be brilliantly attractive, lavish, or spectacular;
4. to make a brilliant show
1. small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material
2. showy splendour
The collection was inspired by the dynamic modern woman, exuding glamour and spunk.
Elements from the 80′s era – our favorite fashion decade – strongly featured within the collection.
The collection’s garments embodied crystals, cheeky t-shirts, striking shoulder pads and a bold color palette merged with a variety of rich fabrics oozing with glitter.
The runway looks were completed with a variety of hand-made shoes by Nortin and jewellery pieces by De.bour,
both designed exclusively for the collection.
As “Mix ‘n match Masters” and “Glitter Addicts” the collection consisted of a full range of items
from day-to-evening wear, including embroidered leggings, cut-out bodies, playful t-shirts and glam jackets.
With emphasis on quality, style, coquettishness and glamour, “The Sovereignty of Shimmer” collection by e-outfit.com
catered to the fashion urges of the undaunted urban woman who values herself and her body.
Me & Antonia backstage, a few moments before the show – trying NOT to panic – wearing garments from our collection.
Our “15 minutes of fame” moment, interviewed about our debut collection.
Hair & Make up backstage:
Vivid pink hair & edgy ’80s inspired make up.
Intense lipstick & confident attitude.
Bring it on!
Few moments before the show.
Backstage photos taken by photographer Maria Markezi & Anastasios Aggelou.
Favorite part of the show: The big finale.
Our “lucky number 12″ -stunning supergirl Andreani Tsafou playing funky bride.
Photo taken by photographer Ana Saule.
Fashion Week’s mood is our everyday mood.
AXDW vol.2 throwback will follow soon.
Mari & Antonia
Today was one of these sunny days that turn out to be even more exciting than you have thought they would be in the first place.
Maybe it’s just us but we always get the chills whenever we get the opportunity to visit & mingle around the creative “haven” of notorious fashion legends such as Vasilis Zoulias.
To us the name “Vasilis Zoulias” equals the words elegance, feminity and grace while he consists of a fashion figure that we have been admiring ever since we were students in the very same fashion school from which he also graduated.
Therefore it was an amazing experience to find ourselves in his all new renovated “atelier” that reflects his courteous personality, elegant taste and of course the infamous “Old Athens” retro mood that characterizes his work.
One of the most beautiful things about our job is that we can meet up and have a blast with awesome & talented people that we deeply appreciate and admire, such as Vasilis Zoulias and our beloved Pericles Kondylatos.
We feel truly blessed indeed.
Have an amazing day.
Mari & Antonia
Today is one of these autumn days, where the weather is starting to chill but you can already get the post- summer blues.
Anyway, i always get a bit excited with early autumn mix ‘n match styling inspiration.
Today’s color palette was mostly “earthy” tones perfectly paired with my new mustard Zara blazer, animal printed shirt and some enormous bling combination.
Blazer: Zara Woman
Animal Shirt: Vintage
Accessories: E.L.R. crystal necklacefor www.e-outfit.com & Pericles Kondylatos Statement Jewelry
Handmade leather bag: Maryholic for www.e-outfit.com
Wet look leggings: Topshop
Handmade leather slippers: De.bour
Key – item of my look: Chanel pure black nail polish.
Inspiration photo: Ginger hair & flower headpiece - (I just love flower headpieces, no matter what season).
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
- Albert Camus
That’s all i guess.
Big autumn kiss.
Today’s post is going to be about a very special project – started exactly one year ago – which is probably one of the most important ones during our fashion adventure.
As you all know, our main career focus is the creation of our online boutique named “e-outfit.com”, however at some point we felt that we needed to create a “physical” store located in the heart of Athens that would reflect our personality & inspiration.
Moreover it would be a place where we could meet our beloved customers & followers “offline” giving us the opportunity for personal contact with them & some honest styling advise for the ones who seek it.
Last but not least, it would be the perfect place for you to have a closer look to our garments available online and our upcoming collections.
To us the creation of our “e-outfit.com” Concept Boutique at Tsakalof 16, is something much bigger than just a flagship store or a showroom.
It is our home.
We had loads of fun while collecting these “start-up” pics from here and there, while we have to admit we got a bit emotional, therefore we felt the need to share these moments with you guys.
Find yourself an inspiring mountain top somewhere around Athens & do some contemplation – just to get the plan clear into your head.
Grab your Balenciaga bag & mingle around Athens flea market – always acting like a very busy business woman.
Do a market research & check out some really amazing vintage stuff that will fit in your aesthetics.
During your market research, chose only the coolest vintage gadgets that will match your style.
Make sure to pick the perfect princess chair.
Chose a strategic location & and pre-announce your opening.
Buy some huge structural stuff that won’t fit in your car.
(Don’t worry, you will definitely find a way to carry them home).
Get an architect & have the place’s “make-over” procedure started.
Once the construction work is over clean the place up.
Give yourself a little rest & time to think.
Hang a black, shiny, classy label outside the entrance.
Brand you car – (unless you are a terrible driver, a.k.a. Mari)
Get yourself a glamorous sparkly skull head & claim it was a gift from Alexander McQueen himself.
Place your lifetime ‘moto” made out of neon letters on your wall.
Have some cool pictures framed all around the place.
Have a fairytale style mirror placed on your wall – just to remind you how awesome you are every day.
Print some business cards & place them right next to “Alexander McQueen” skull head…
Get a fluffy mascot.
Fill the place in with the most amazing stuff including clothes, accessories, bags & limited edition high heels.
Make sure you always have delicious candy available all around the place.
Create your own personally designed line of clothing and have it on display while make sure to do some “Mix ‘n Match” experimenting with different kinds of styling ideas & combinations.
Organize an awesome opening event.
Look fabulous & throw that awesome opening event we just mentioned.
Be happy & plan your future ideas.
Spread the love all around and always remember that… “sky is the limit“.
Thank you everyone for your love and support so far guys.
It has been an amazing lifetime experience so far and the best is yet to come.
Sending you all our love through our hearts.
Antonia & Mari
Just to get things clear: I love the 80′s.
Reason why you will always notice 80′s & retro elements in most of my dress ups.
But oh my, when it comes to this Thursday morning i was in a real 80′s power dressing mood!
Here are some elements of today’s inspiration:
Absolute retro shades: Ray Ban Wayfarers.
Choose a rather intense crimson lip color, either Mac or Chanel
- (after ages of tying to figure out the best lipsticks those are the most long-lasting ones)
Shorts: Minkpink distressed hotpants
Leggings: Lace crop short leggings by www.e-outfit.com
Top: “Karl Lagerfeld” t-shirt
Blazer: Zara Woman
A piece of lace can always make you happier
& plus it is a key detail if you are aiming a 80′s inspirational look.
Sky high leather boots.
Support fellow hellenic e-shops and check these babies here.
The ultimate urban bag:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Black Leather Bag
Check more Marc Jacobs babies here.
Flower power inspiration.
Combine multiple types & styles of jewelry.
Crystal Gem Necklase: E.L.R. for www.e-outfit.com
Chain Necklase: Folli Follie Bling Chic Necklase
Lace crop leggings & multiple ring styles.
Evil eye protection.
…and of course evil eye protection ring by Ma Li Ya, the crafts-maker available here
Wild kiss goodnight folks.