Archive | December, 2012

It’s only Frock n’ Roll but I like it? Dont You?

16 Dec

Here’s your chance to prove it and win a €300 gift card!

Snap an Instagram pic (or ten or more!) that says “Frock n’ Roll” – whether it’s scribbled on a sticky note, drawn using macaroni, or written in the snow. The more creative, the better! Tag it using the hashtag #frocknroll and post it.  The contest ends on the 27th of January, so point and shoot!

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* The contest is open internationally and ends 27/1/2013
* Winner will be chosen based on creativity and originality (not on popularity), so give it as many tries as possible
* The Prize is a €300 Gift Voucher to spend on frocknroll.com
* Winner will be contacted directly & announced on our blog, our instagram account (@itsonlyFnR) and our facebook fan page on 27/1/2013
*For those of you without an instagram account, entries will be featured here.  Feel free to comment and encourage originality

Contest Closed: Congratulations @kanella

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Dolce Far Niente Wednesdays – no8

14 Dec

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Wednesday night. Raining again. Black tie invitation.  At a 19th century Mansion.  No need to think it over.  Let’s go!

Georgios Karabellas and TR2 hosted a candlelit Christmas event

Georgios Karabellas and TR2 hosted a candlelit Christmas event

with plenty of Gluhwein

with plenty of Gluhwein

"insta-friendly" lighting

“insta-friendly” lighting

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Didn't take a decent picture of Constantinos Hoursoglou design. Check out his work here: www.chd.gr

Didn’t take a decent picture of Constantinos Hoursoglou design. Check out his work here: http://www.chd.gr

Design: Studiolav

Design: Studiolav

Drawing inspiration from the simplicity and durability of oil reflector lamps studiolav explores the relationship between the individual parts of a candle holder

Drawing inspiration from the simplicity and durability of oil reflector lamps studiolav explores the relationship between the individual parts of a candle holder

A light made with the use of a projector and a bacteria filled surface is a living lightDesign: Grasping Hand

A light made with the use of a projector and a bacteria filled surface is a living light
Design: Grasping Hand

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"this side up table" Dede Dextrous Design - Looks like a carton box, weighs like a carton box but it is as good as wood!

“this side up table” Dede Dextrous Design – Looks like a carton box, weighs like a carton box but it is as good as wood!

A girl we know, discretely taking pictures of her owl ring. Hmm

A girl we know, discretely taking pictures of her owl ring. Hmm

Out of sight ring. Design Yiannhs Ghikas

Out of sight ring. Design Yiannhs Ghikas

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Saved our favourite for last

Saved my favourite for last

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Bone Année!

Bone Année!

when Kanella met Spyros Drakos.. apparently.. they played with words!

when Kanella met Spyros Drakos.. apparently.. they played with words!

And just like that Bone Année was born (here presented to you by the girl with the fantastic ring. And hair but you can't see that)

And just like that Bone Année was born (here presented to you by the girl with the fantastic ring. And hair but you can’t see that)

Kanella trying to hide her bedazzling beauty behind her creation

Kanella trying to hide her bedazzling beauty behind her creation

Now you go get your Bone Année and make sure it works.  Worst comes to worst, hit the new year on the head with the bone!

Now you go get your Bone Année and make sure it works. Worst comes to worst, hit the New Year on the head with the bone! /// For details and orders email kby@kanella.com

CREDITS: Photography: @barbdp, Dimitria// TR2, Bone Annee//

The magic touch of Madame Grès

12 Dec

by Marjan Schrooten//

How about this for a pre-festive treat: ‘Madame Grès – Sulptural Fashion’ at the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu); all you need is a ticket to Antwerp and another one for the exhibition (€8, that’s the price two freddo cappuccinos or a glass of bubbly) and whoops, there it is!
This inspiring exhibition shows the work of the Parisian couturière Madame Grès (1903–1993), who considered herself as much a sculptor as a fashion designer: ‘I would have like to have been a sculptor. Working with stone or fabrics is really rather the same for me.’ She was a real master-draper, draping her designs straight onto the model, without using the scissors or needle too much, which made her the pioneer of seamless clothing. None other than Madame Kelly, Piaff, Dietrich and Kennedy belonged to her privileged circle of clients. The soothing yet sleek interior design of the exhibition, the work of Belgian artist Renato Nicolodi, leaves room for the beautiful creations to breathe and stand out on their own, while discretely communicating with the more recent designs by Madame Grès-inspired fashion artists such as Alber Elbas (Lanvin) Yohji Yamamoto, Haider Ackermann and Jean Paul Gaultier. Silk jersey would have been nowhere without the magical touch of Madame Grès.

Main entrance MoMu Antwerp Nationalestraat

Main entrance MoMu Antwerp Nationalestraat

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Previous Exhibitions, little blury

Previous Exhibitions, little blury

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Lanvin (Alber Elbaz) evening dress in Jersey - Cruise Collection 2012

Lanvin (Alber Elbaz) evening dress in Jersey – Cruise Collection 2012

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Day Dresses - The Early Grès Years, 1942-1960

Day Dresses – The Early Grès Years, 1942-1960

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 Lanvin (Alber Elbaz); draped cocktail dress in crepe S/S 2001

Lanvin (Alber Elbaz); draped cocktail dress in crepe S/S 2001

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 AF Vandevorst

AF Vandevorst

Madame Grès

Madame Grès

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This dress is one of her last creations; given to Givenchy to thank him for his support - good example of her search for volume which is similar to the Japanese designers

This dress is one of her last creations; given to Givenchy to thank him for his support – good example of her search for volume which is similar to the Japanese designers

Red Dress: Dress for indoors in silk jersey; Spring 1944 - Example of a 'primitive' drape by Grès. The dress became so famous that Madame Grès recreated it in the 1970's in white, published in Vogue

Red Dress: Dress for indoors in silk jersey; Spring 1944 – Example of a ‘primitive’ drape by Grès. The dress became so famous that Madame Grès recreated it in the 1970’s in white, published in Vogue

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Day Dresses 1970 - unparalleled models in French couture

Day Dresses 1970 – unparalleled models in French couture

My two favourites - perfectly simple and discrete in its perfection

My two favourites – perfectly simple and discrete in its perfection

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Beach Wear 1970's

Beach Wear 1970’s

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The End.

The End.

CREDITS: Text: Marjan// Photography: Marjan//Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu)

Little Miss Frock n’ Roll

5 Dec

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

I LOVE MR. MEN & LITTLE MISS.  Always have. Always will.

Here’s my childhood lunchbox (which I now use to store hairbands)

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And here’s two rolls of kitchen paper which I bought as a student because.. I wanted to!

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And then December came and Boom! my favourite Paris concept store, colette is being taken over by Roger Hargreaves’ heroes.

And then second Boom!  Links of London is doing an entire Mr Men & Little Miss jewellery and charms collection, targeting the youngsters, but even better cause it’s as cute as can be.  Enjoy the pictures and give in to the child in you.  FYI, 20 days till Christmas!

Monsieur Madame Book Signing at colette, Paris

Monsieur Madame Book Signing at colette, Paris

Mr Men bags at colette
Mr Men bags at colette
mmm hello there mr greedy.  Cookies at colette

mmm hello there Mr Greedy. Cookies at colette

Charm Bracelets (by Links of London)

Charm Bracelets  by Links of London

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Mr Happy bookmark by Links of London

Mr Happy bookmark by Links of London

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Perfect baby warming gift. Silver frame by Links of London

There's Mr Cool on my wine (by Links of London)

There’s Mr Cool on my wine – by Links of London

There's a Little Miss Me in my hand (by Links of London)

There’s a Little Miss Me in my hand -by Links of London

I want this and this and that (by Links of London)

I want this and this and that -by Links of London

Little Miss Sunshine (by Links of London)

Little Miss Sunshine -by Links of London

Saved the best for last. Tic Tac Toe (by Links of London)

Saved the best for last. Tic Tac Toe – by Links of London

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How tickling was that?

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Dimitria, Links of London, colette @ instagram//

Aurora Borealis: the canvas of an artistic journey

3 Dec

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

There’s something in the air lately that has all of us hankering for a life changing turnaround.  Some of us change, some of us think about it, some of us will never do.  And while change stories may vary, the one thing they have in common is they all inspire the rest of us greatly.

Here’s one of those stories to help us start this week with optimism.  Milena Dimitrokallis, is first and foremost a friend.  In this story though she is a former martial art instructor turned marketeer, turned hotelier, turned artist.  The fact that she has effectively and successfully made so many changes in her life makes her the absolute inspiration story for today.

Milena’s art venture has a name and a very depictive one.  It’s called Aurora Borealis.  Just because I’m so fascinated with the choice of name, I’ll restrain from revealing what Aurora Borealis means and  urge you to find out for yourselves here.

And since I consciously avoid talking about art and what I see in every creation (unless of course I can spot an owl..) I’ll let you enjoy her artistic journey in search of tranquility, inspiration and completion and see if you too are inspired to bring change into your life.  Preferably, sometime close.

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

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City Lights

City Lights

Puzzle Me

Puzzle Me

Walking In Space

Walking In Space

Bright Light and Right

Bright Light and Right

Romanticised

Romanticised

Saved the best part for last.  You can buy these pieces of art.  When I say “buy” I don’t just mean they are put for sale, I mainly mean they are affordable so you can actually buy them.  Plus they’re charged with special female power of change, creativity and world giving which I’m sure will bring tons of luck in the house.  Im so in need of good fortune, aren’t you?

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Pictures:  auroraborealis.gr//