Archive | March, 2012

Full Bloom

30 Mar

by Dora Bora//

Florals in spring may sound like the most obvious fashion cliché, but let’s face it… florals seem to be on steroids this year, dragging you inevitably in tempting and all-fun print-on-print combinations. And the psychedelic results, may convert even those who feel that floral prints only belong with the helpless romantics.
This spring serves as the ideal opportunity to dig out of the depths of our closet that floral vintage dress, play with the shape, saturate the colours, top it up with another layer of floral print, add some “bling” and hit the streets with flair.
Of course, the most talented designers could not stay impartial to this flourishing explosion. From Erdem, to Stella McCartney, to Peter Pilloto and to the most loyal print advocate Mary Katrantzou, hi-fashion boutiques all over the world seem to be more colourful and cheerful than ever. And things start to get really intriguing when florals hit the “extremes” (yes, I am talking about shoes, AGAIN). The “street catwalks” during the most renowned Fashion Weeks also did set floral prints as the ultimate trend for this season.

Even if you are not a print person, you have to admit that this colour explosion puts a smile on your face. Dare you, or dare you not?

CREDITS: Text: Dora// Photography (in order of appearance): style.com, topshop.com, stellamccartney.com, peterpilotto.com, Nicholas Kirkwood and Tabitha Simmons, liberty.co.uk, zarahome.com, follifollie.com, Dora, vogue.com

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Dum Dum Girls

29 Mar

By Dimitria Ioannidou//

On one hand you have sweet. Pretty girls, shorts dresses, quirky stockings and mellow voices.  On the other hand you have sour. Loss, suffer, separation, distance, detachment.  There you are, that’s what music is made of.  No wonder it wasn’t until the ‘sour’ hand was full that the Dum Dum Girls made a great leap forward and released what’s for the rest of us both unique and full of emotional impact.

What is so distinctive about Dum Dum girls is their blend of girl gang, garage-pop, eyeliner punk, moody atmospheric music that forms the substance of their signature. It’s their way of letting you in a world of Edie Sedgwicks and Jane Birkins, in a world of days that evolve from polished to lonely to torn.

Listen up…

 

 

 

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Source: wearedumdumgirls.com//Video: via YouTube//

Smurf Attack

26 Mar

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

This blog is becoming more and more art friendly, no? Its comics turn today, the most literary of the plastic arts, the outcome of the ever closer collusion between the desire to tell stories and the art of drawing. Plus, the comic festival is about to open its doors in Athens, plus Milo Manara will be there (and so are we), plus there is the Comic Strips museum in Brussels that I visited just for you. So especially dedicated to all us children out there…

Concluding in the museum’s own wors: Comic strip is not the result of a discovery. From the oldest known accounts of cave art to the dawn of the 20th century, the various elements of this exhibition confirm the popular adage that “nothing is invented, everything just changes”.

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Dimitria//Belgian Comic Strip Centre

Emmanuella & Maria_The End

25 Mar

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Last day in Brussels.  That was one full week.  Photo-narrative following…

And a big list of thank you’s to all:

Poetess Stavroula Gatsou, Artkane gallery for the hospitality, the news portal Newsville.be, “La voix de la Grèce” weekly radio show on radiopanik.org 105,4 FM, sweet Sani and all friends helping in every way.

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Eleni, Dimitria, Stavroula//

Emanuella & Maria

23 Mar

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Here is a first taste from our ‘Emanuella & Maria’ event in “hot” Brussels, no seriously it’s so hot it feels like home! You’ll see poetry all around, perfectly merging with fashion. Poetess Stavroula Gatsou has filled the space with words and poems inspired by the dual nature of every woman.

So voila for now, and for those of you who live in Belgium, we’ll be here until Sunday looking forward to seeing you too.

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Dimitria// Collection: whiteDlight// Poetry: Stavroula Gatsou

Giveaway Season

13 Mar

Its Giveaway time.  We’re approaching destination, i.e. the new Frock n’ Roll showroom and eshop are very close to finish, so we need you all around for the Big Day.  What better way to do that than by giving something nice while we’re at it?

Here is how it works.  We have four different whiteDlight dresses, all one size, all fabulous, to give to four of you.  One winner will be picked by our facebook page fans, one will be picked by our twitter followers, one by our Bloglovin followers and one by the comments on this post.  You don’t need to do all four (just implying we’re not asking for your souls here…) but of course the more you do the more chances you have to win, let alone the more the merrier for us too.

Have a look at the four different gifts and click click click

The giveaway is open internationally and ends Wednesday, March 21.

Good luck Everyone

Contest closed. Congratulations Maya, Sophia, Xrysa & Vassia

See you in Brussels

13 Mar

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Say you had that coffee in Antwerp. Why don’t you now drop by Brussels and meet us? Save at least one day, from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th, and join us in a cross-art event filled with poetry and fashion.  A special whiteDlight dress collection will be presented to the Belgian audience along with the captivating poetry of poetess Stavroula Gatsou.  To make it even more tempting, we have some limited edition pieces you’ll love and a special discount to please all.  And if you can’t make it, stay tuned with us on twitter and follow us around Belgium one picture at a time.

WHAT: www.emmanuella-maria.blogspot.com

WHEN: 22 March at 19:00 until 25 March at 19:00

WHERE: Rue de L’Aqueduc 104 Place châtelain, 1050 Bruxelles

INFO: tel. 0494668071 & 0485893747

THANK YOU: www.newsville.be the greek website in Brussels & “The voice of Greece” /”La voix de la Grèce” weekly radio show on radiopanik.org 105,4 FM in Brussels