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What I saw..Milan Design Week

19 Apr

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

It’s that time of the year.   The Milan Design Week.  How fortunate are we to have our full time “Inspiration Agent”, eh?  Always on board and carrying cameras, always coming back with an enormous photo-story, always my sis, enjoy Galatia’s view of the Italian story.

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Welcoming the annual owl design edition, especially for moi

Welcoming the annual owl design edition, especially for moi

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Embracing the whites

Embracing the whites

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You missed a "D" there... #whiteDlight

You missed a “D” there… #whiteDlight

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You thought there wouldn't be a little bit of fashion? You were wrong!

You thought there wouldn’t be a little bit of fashion? You were wrong!

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You thought there wouldn't be a little bit of street fashion? You were wrong!

You thought there wouldn’t be a little bit of street fashion? You were wrong!

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Saved the wisdom for last

Saved the wisdom for last

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Galatia Ioannidou//

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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//

PreXmas Fashion Indulgence event with lots of Frock n’ Roll

25 Nov

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

It was raining cats and dogs.  It was raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock.  It was raining chairs.  (note: UK, US, GR in order of appearance).

Still, so many of you made it and we are thankful (influenced by Thanksgiving).  Pictures of the event’s cast..

CREDITS:  Text: Dimitria// Photography: Kanella, Dimitria, Polina Sapouna Ellis, Vanessa Geroulanos, Alex Tari, instagrammer @v_celia_d, instagrammer @katerina_kan//

EVENT PARTICIPANTS: Kanella, Vanile on the Rock by Vanessa Geroulanos, Miss Flamingo, Polina Sapouna Ellis & Frock n’ Roll//

SPECIAL THANKS: RSVP Event Design & Rentals, WineSelect.gr, Kayak , Studio 7 and the Ecali Club//

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//

Who let the Books out?

15 Nov

by Dimitria Ioannidou//

Imagine something like a car, with 26 windows and 1500 books.  Imagine a big white van with adjustable levels for the convenience of its guests. Imagine a non profit initiative materialized aesthetically in the highest standards.  Now stop imagining.  It’s a mobile library in the streets of Mexico and I wish I could be there as we speak to see it in person.

Some pictures are now in order.

CREDITS: Text: Dimitria// Photography: Luis Gallardo for Productora// Inspiration: Good.is// Project by Alumnos 47 and Design by Productora

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