Saturday, 28 January 2012

island hopping

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While it's not some exotic adventure, technically we are leaving one island for another. The time has finally come to head home for a holiday and enjoy all things London for 8 days. Im certain 8 days is not long enough and will absolutely fly by and before we know it we will back in *rainy* Cyprus. With my schedule precisely planned minute by minute i'm going to make every second count which means lots of shopping and eating as much roast dinner and chinese as I can possibly consume in 8 days. 

Should be a challenge but i'm sure i'l survive.

girls and bags

The shots from the Spring/Summer 12 Longchamp campaign has such a sleek and fun style, all played out against the backdrop of New York. With unusual posing for a handbag campaign, Longchamp have mixed it up a bit, with exaggerated lines and unusual angles.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

up to the high end

H&M may be a high street brand but when the produce lookbooks like this I kinda forget about the affordable fashion I know and love. A combination of great styling, super models and amazing photography seriously wow me everytime I realise it's and H&M lookbook.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

after work energiser...

my song of the week to wake me up after work! excellent video idea too.

moss and mango

Kate Moss is back as the new face of Mango for spring/summer 12. 

MANGO SS12 Campaign starring Kate Moss - Behind-the-Scenes from F.TAPE on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

all the way from Athens

Mary Katrantzou started is a long way from her humble beginnings in Athens. With a British fashion award under her belt for Emerging Talent 2011 and NEWGEN previously sponsoring her for six seasons as well as work experience with Sofia Kokosalaki, she is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world.  Her spring summer 12 collection oozes femininity and a fun attitude with colour and pattern galore and a collaboration with Longchamp for spring 2012, designing two special edition bags.

SS12 Collection
London Fashion Week

Monday, 23 January 2012

print love

Recently my mind has been running wild with the idea of buying lots of beautiful prints to cover the walls our living room. Maybe it has something to do with my boyfriend purchasing numerous graffiti prints and so it seems only correct to bring a it of style into our living room also.

Im in love with Amanda Catherine print designs, with their simple style, block colouring and modern feel. Now I just have to decide which prints from her Etsy shop I want to purchase.

Friday, 20 January 2012

why i love london

because the city never ceases to amaze.... 

Thursday, 19 January 2012

the fashion olympics

With olympics fever ramping up in London, obviously brands are clambering over each other to get British athletes fronting their product. The girls were the first to be snapped up with Jessica Ennis as the new face of Olay Essentials, Jessica Pendleton fronting Pantene's Smooth and Sleek range while Kerri-Ann Payne is the new face of Max Factor false lash effect mascara.

But its not the girls having a go in the fashion and beauty world. The men are participating with equal force for the new Dunhill Voice campaign for Spring 2012. With rower Sir Matthew Pincent, gymnast Louis Smith and sailer Iain Percy all donning quintessentially English attire for the campaign. Its a far cry from lycra and sweat thats for sure, but the men scrub up well especially in these stunning black and white images shot by David Sims.

Images from Yahoo lifestyle

You can see the full article here.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Art: the modern way

Graphic art may not be everybody's cup of tea but the skill of combining pattern and colour in such a mesmerizing fashion is something that I could spend hours processing. And the work of Matt W. Moore epitomizes this notion completely. Using a vast array of colours in simple blocks, his work, although flat, has so much depth that both my eyes and mind get lost for hours.

The skill of his work is also clear to see, not only from the canvas's he has produced but the recognition he has achieved, exhibiting all over the world and working with global brands. You can view all his work here.

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