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Frock n’ Roll Instagram Contest_the Masterpieces

30 Jan

Our Frock n’ Roll instagram contest has come to an end.  But the excitement cannot fade away.  Your entries were beyond creative, which is why we’ll show them all here for the universe (maybe one day…praying gesture) to admire.

So Frock n’ Rollers here they are, all the instagrammers who wrote Frock n’ Roll in their most creative way and made us proud:

@lucifer__sam

@lucifer__sam

@lucifer__sam

@lucifer__sam

@mamaril_

@mamaril_

@mamaril_

@mamaril_

@mamaril_

@mamaril_

@nikisot

@nikisot

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@auroraborealisgr

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@alexandrantonop

@barbdp

@barbdp

@barbdp

@barbdp

@barbdp

@barbdp

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@some_chrs

@dora_bora

@dora_bora

@dora_bora

@dora_bora

@thegeorgep

@thegeorgep

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@itsonlyFnR

@katerina_atherina

@katerina_atherina

@kanella

@kanella

@kanella

@kanella

And the Winner:@kanella

And the Winner:
@kanella

Thank you all, even the ones who thought of giving it a try but didin’t, you all stay tuned for more and dont forget to spread the #FrocknRoll love!

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

3...2...

3…2…

...1...

…1…

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)

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//

Tattoo-ology

18 Nov

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Once the mark of the outcast, the rocker and the rebel, now the it-accessory from lawyers to athletes, women -mostly women- to politicians, students to nuns (I guess..).  One fine day back in August heavily pregnant miss Dora Bora and yours faithfully set out on a research for the best tattoo place in Athens.  Dora focused on hygiene, I focused on the artists.  Here’s what we found out for first-timers (if there still are any):

-Research what you want.  It must age well with you and be timeless, at least in your mind.
-Research your studio. Hygiene comes first.
-Research your artist.
You need to get along.
-Do it.
-Look after it. Sun protect it.

Daddy aint that cool with you having a tattoo?  UV tattoo is one cheeky way to do it, as long as you can stay away from discos and psychedelic parties.  Although, I wouldn’t recommend that, as it is still not clear whether UV ink could be carcinogenic. And I wouldn’t recommend the white ink tattoos either as most of the time they look more like a scar than ink art.

And now for your inspiration, all the way from the archives of tattoologist

 

And if you’re still not intrigued, here’s me playing my last card..

 

Actually my last card is this: There’s more where this came from! Boom!

 

CREDITS:  Text: Dimitria// Photography:  Tattoologist //Video: The Cut Exclusive: Louis Vuitton Scott Campbell Collaboration from Louis Vuitton youtube channel//

What I saw..All Star Color Explosion

8 May

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Last week, Converse All Star popped up in Glyfada and what a color pop up that was!  There were colors, actually tons of them, in spray cans, tubes, crayons, markers, couldn’t hope for anything more colorful than that.  Then there were friends.  And cocktails.  And chocolates.  And then there were Panayiotis and Spit custom hand painting the guests’ All Star’s.

So yes, I had copious amounts of fun, particularly because upon arrival I had my own All Star pair customized with my name and a “big badda boom” illustration.  Only problem is I love my new “Bomb” Stars so much I don’t wanna wear them outside.  I will eventually, so if you see me please watch your step; step on them and it’s a “deal breaker”!

To show our appreciation on hand painting and our love on customized “classics”, we thought of styling up my “Bomb” All Star’s with some of the limited edition hand painted t-shirts you will soon find exclusively in Frock n’ Roll and online.

The Pop Up Store aka Converse Gallery will be there for a short time to host the COLORS collection of Converse.  Just bear in mind it takes a couple of hours to paint a pair so if you want one you need to hurry.  And if you can’t get there on time, no worries, Converse Gallery will pop up in more Converse stores, so stay tuned for the updates.

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Alexia, Dimitria//All Star: Converse Gallery – T-shirts:  Frock n’ Roll – Shorts: H&M – Blue lace skirt: whiteDlight via Frock n’ Roll – golden leggings: Almost Famous via Frock n’ Roll – white lace skirt: vintage

What I saw..That whale guy: Damien Hirst at Tate Modern

23 Apr

by Marjan Schrooten//

Art’s popular.  That’s my generation. It wasn’t before…  Isn’t that  an awesome thing? (D. Hirst)

At Tate Modern in London, the queuing has begun: Damien Hirst’s first retrospective exhibition, bringing together more than seventy art pieces of the last 25 years, is sure to be a hit. Location location location: even wandering tourists will be amazed by the large human body (Hymn, 1999-2005) in front of the already quite impressive Tate building.

Even though queuing can be quite an entertaining activity when there’s plenty to see, we went for the safe option and ordered our tickets on line.  I wasn’t convinced about the buzz around Hirst (I must admit I only knew his shark and other formaldehyde installations), but I am really glad I saw the exhibition. Even if you’re not the greatest connoisseur of modern art, you will be intrigued. For me, it was my 11 month-old daughter and her 11 year-old cousin who made me realize that art is really a universal language, and when there’s vibrant colours and contrasts,  or a story to tell, it’s a joy to experience the art; no need to understand all of it.

Favourites of our little group (two adults, one student, a teenager and a baby) included: the hairdryer holding up a ping-pong ball (descriptive honest language for ‘What Goes Up Must Come Down’ – 1994), the Spot Paintings, the Shark (‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living) , the beach ball and glossy paintings (‘Loving a World of Desire’ – 1996 and two rotating gloss paintings on canvas -with very long titles) and everything butterfly- Matthew Williamson must have seen these paintings!

The retrospective at Tate Modern of the most controversial modern artist of our times proves that Hirst is right: art is popular, and that’s just wonderful.


‘Damien Hirst’ in Tate Modern, until 9 September 2012.

CREDITS: Text: Marjan// Photography: Getty Images, Photo News, AP and Marjan