Monday, 27 May 2013

Tell me (what's on your mind) by Allah-Las-A special treatment

Tell me (what's on your mind) by Allah-Las-the song,the outfit the photoshooting

Maybe Mondays are not that bad...especially when you had a nice weekend that I hope you did. If not
you can always give a boost to your mood by listening to this amazing song. Lately, I have been quite obsessed with this group which sounds like the bastard child of Yardbirds and Arcade Fire...Lovely music. This band became known to me by Venetia Ioakim while I was in her studio. So this girl not only gave me one amazing dress but also familiarised me with this full of potential band. Today, there is also a series of photos with the dress "Double Sin" (intriguing title isn't it?) designed by Venetia Ioakim (you can find the link to her portfolio in the tab above) and Kostis once more was the photographer (you can also find the link to his portfolio in the tab above). So you can see how the dress really looks like.

The dress is a lovely 60s style dress in the stylish black and white combination. This colour combination is one of my favourites because it give me the opportunity of making a colourful blast intervention with accessories. In this case I combine it with my shoes that I have proposed them in one of my previous posts the "I bet you look so good on the dancefloor" one ( Oh how I love playful high heels. With a pair of knee high lace-y socks it makes the outfit more vintage and also gives a Lolita style hint. The waist belt in my case was a necessity since my figure (the hourglass one) does not allow me not to put emphasis on my slim waist. Tunic dresses are more flattering for slimmer and taller figures. However wear them right and anyone can look good in them

In all of the photos there is no photoshop used. The purpose of this blog is to talk about style and music that is addressed to everyday women. I definitely don't look like a model (as you can understand I love good food) either in the body or the face but I surely don't mind. You have to embrace your self and love it as it is and I have to say that it works for me just fine. It took me a few years, however, to understand it but eventually I made it.

Hence, you can see me to pose proudly with my not at all perfect nose (that I am usually sarcastic about it) and my not slim figure. The most important thing is to feel comfortable with what you are wearing.Henceforth, don't pay attention to fashion, just wear what makes you feel beautiful and look good on you.

The other idea behind the photo-shootings is to show you that I am not serving any commercial purposes. I just love seeing stylish people and what I am proposing is what I actually wear. Therefore (most of the times at least) the prices are regular and you can find these clothes almost everywhere.

Get the look:

Unfortunately Venetia is not sending her clothes worldwide. However there are alternatives for getting this look. There is this special shop called "Olive and Frank" that I found this cute dress with a peter pan collar. However the drawback is that if your size is above 10 it won't fit. I also fell in love with this colour-block bag that looks like an essential accessory of Twiggy's catwalk. And obviously a pair of blue suede shoes, that their colour made them unique and on the same hand are classy because of their simplicity.

I would like to thank Venetia once more for her inspirations and her talent and Kostis for being so patient with me and run all over Athens with me in order to make these photo-shootings. Enjoy and see you soon

xx Lady K.

 The look






Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Johnny Cash by Sons and Daughters- The male outfit!

Johnny Cash By Sons and Daughters - The song and the male outfit!

Hello my gorgeous followers. After the photo-shootings I wanted to do something different today. It is always nice to dress up and feel good about yourselves but what is happening when it comes to men? The poor guys unfortunately do not have as many options as we do. Not to mention the fact that are probably colour blind and styling illiterate.  I got inspired for today's post by a man that even though he has the right attitude, the right body and specs of style most of the times he ends up to dress awfully. My eyes hurt when I see the combinations he does and it is such a pity because he could have it so much better. Hence, if I had the chance of dressing him up (even though I would prefer to undress him)   that's how I would do it. A mixture of posh slacks in a light colour so as to point out his tall legs, formal black shoes that will add an extra something to the height, vintage jacket for more class, indie skirt that will make him look like an indie prince and a colourful belt so as to give him a rock star attitude. However this style matches only to guys that have a tall and slim figure. If your man is like that, take him out for shopping or make him the perfect gift by saving his style. So don't send him away just make him look equally good as you. He is the one that stands by your side and therefore he deserves to be handsome enough to give him the evil eye from envy...






Tuesday, 21 May 2013

First we kiss by Anna Calvi-the song,the outfit and an inspired photo-shooting

First we kiss by Anna Calvi-the song, the outfit and the inspired photo-shooting

It was a lovely summer-ish evening in Athens. Walking under the shadow of Acropolis in the mystical
paths of Plaka and Monastiraki. The scent of jasmine and honeysuckle was meddling with the dreamy perfume of lemon flowers. The weather was warm and the sun bright but not blinding. People were walking around the stone walks amongst the old buildings. Others were enjoying their coffee with chit chat or playing backgammon games. The beauty of Athens and its people was gathered at that evening. Athens was so captivating that I just couldn't let it go.
Kostis (the photographer-check the tab above) and I went there in order to capture the vivid colours and the beauty of this magical place. We were walking for plenty of hours and even though I was wearing my high heels I enjoyed it. We were laughing loud making fun of everything. Sitting on a bench having a cigarette. During the photo-shooting an old man passed by and he stopped. He was looking. A rather awkward moment. But he was laughing, enjoying it as much as we did and then he started the compliments congratulating Kostis for what he was doing and asking me for a smile. It was cute...

Ach, Athens, the city I grew up. I remembered the Sunday mornings when my dad was taking me and my sister at the Monastiraki Flea Market. There, he was buying us a coconut candy stick and then he was taking us to the record stores to find some LPs. This is how I learned to love music. Became a part of my life. Music for me is not only the sound. It is also the warm daddy's kiss, the coconut taste and the jasmine scent.

Now let's talk about style. As you can see the place was inspiring for something more vintage. The 40s sense was essential. Floral dress, strapped shoes, dramatic make up etc. All these clothes are from personal collection. I wouldn't mind sharing it with you but alas, the problem is that I have these clothes for more than 5 years. The importance of having your own style is that you don't care about fashion. A wrap dress is the best solution for a female silhouette. It makes you look sexy and classy at the same time. Not to mention the fact that all men love the silk sense as well as the idea that there is only one move away to unwrap it. Hence my advice for this summer is to invest in such a dress. It also beautifies the silhouette.

Underneath there is a proposal on how to get the style. However the most important thing is that you have to own it. Dress up like that and walk around with the attitude of Ava Gardner. Move your hips like Sophia Loren. Seduce with your look like them....I really do hope to enjoy it...'till we meet again

xx Lady K.



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Monday, 20 May 2013

Walk like an egyptian-the photoshooting

Walk like an Egyptian by the Bangles- The photoshooting

As promised I've made a photoshooting with the outfit from the "Walk like an egyptian" outfit! . I believe it is important to show that I am wearing what I am proposing...This session took place in a theatre in Athens and we had great laughs at that day! The photographer was Kostis Bakopoulos where you can check his portfolio on the tab above. Unfortunately is in Greek but he promised that he will add an English version...Hope that you will like it!

Here is the outfit with some accessories from personal collection. I was really lucky that I found this yellow shoes on a great discount! You can also see why it's important to have a biker jacket in your wardrobe. It is never out of fashion and you can match it with almost everything!

See you soon...

xx Lady K.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ulysses by Franz Ferdinand-The song,the outfit, the photoshooting

Ulysses by Franz Ferdinand- the song, the outfit and the morning in Pireaus

“The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea” is what I saw when I stepped out from the train station in Pireaus the greatest port of Greece. A place where tradition has not faded. Old cafes, genuine people drinking some wine early in the noon while singing rempetika songs with the company of a bouzouki. As Homer wrote :

"It is the wine that leads me on
the wild wine 
that sets the wisest man to sing
at the top of his lungs,
laugh like a fool – it drives the
man to dancing... it even
tempts him to blurt out stories
better never told.” 

You can hear the sound of the boats' horns while leaving for an island, calling your name to follow. And you feel like Nora Bernacle when “she would follow, her dream of love, the dictates of her heart that told her he was her all in all, the only man in all the world for her for love was the master guide. Come what might she would be wild, untrammelled, free.” (J. Joyce, Ulysses). This place is so magical that can give you the right boost to go for your dreams, to find your home but you have to:

"Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you are old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.” (K. Kavafis, Ithaka)

Because in the end all of us is Ulysses and our journey towards home is cruel and difficult, treacherous like revenge but you can trick your Cyclops, cover your ears to your sirens, leave Kalypso and don’t succumb to the temptation of forgetting where you have to whom, because the lotus eatears will try to dazzle you.

The dress is made by Venetia Ioakim a talented greek designer where you can see her collections in the tab above. She’s fabulous both as a designer and as a person. We spent the whole evening together listening to amazing music like Allah Las. She is a designer that gets inspired also by music. The photos were taken by my sister Emily while I was in Greece for a few days. So I give you some sunshine and a proposal for DIY...The whole idea was to capture the 60s style of the video and combine it with the meaning of Ulysses. Hope that we made it. What is certain is the fact that I wouldn't have made it without the help of the people I mentioned above! Thank you and see you soon

xx Lady K.

And now the proposal...