Friday, 8 April 2016


A lot of beautiful things are going on right now and i've been meaning to share them with you long ago, but when a newborn comes to your life, things and feelings get new perspective and priorities.
First, for those who haven't already seen my new ROSES ARE RED collection of silk nightwear and clothing, you can catch up with the campaign here. This time, the inspiration came from the nocturne tunes of Chopin, my favorite classical composer, with whom i've spent hundreds of piano playing/studying hours and who has greatly influenced my aesthetics and preferences. So, yes romance is still alive!
One of the muses of the campaign is our featured model Annabelle Belmondo, the grand-daughter of Jean-Paul Belmondo, the legendary french actor. An effortlessly elegant and simple woman.
Special thanks to photographer Maria Maraki, who always captures exactly my vision, make-up artist Ioanna Dimou - not only a great artist but also a sweetheart, hair stylist Akis Akila and my best friend Vassia who is always by my side and helps me in any possible way!

This SS16 collection under the name "Chopin made me do it" was presented in Paris at Mode City Exhibition. It was the first international showcasing experience of ROSES ARE RED , having great time as well! And of course without the help of precious friends, nothing would be the same once more! Thank you Mirto and Edi for all you've done for me and my brand :)
Here some moments of our Parisian days in the expo and on the roads!:

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


I think it's time to get back to writing. All this time, i've been sharing my news mostly through Instagram, but it's time to take some big blog breaths as well. Entering the 8th month of pregnancy, things are super busy, more than ever. So, these past months, while beautifully growing along with my baby, i've been trying to keep up with work, friends, pregnancy fatigue, baby preparations and the development of my clothing line ROSES ARE RED (dedicated post will follow). Today, i found some time to share with you -and especially with the moms to be- the gained practical experience for these difficult, yet magical months, regarding the little everyday -but important- things that can make your life easier and nicer. What I like to call "A bump guide":

When a pregnant woman is working all day long and is all over the place, she definitely needs a BACKPACK, so that she can better protect her body against heavy load. (This one has been really practical to me, it's a leather Cromia beauty).

While you're growing fast, your rings may not fit you that well, especially after 7th or 8th month. What i prefer to do is to give meaning to one jewel at a time, living with it and making it part of my life. These past months, i've got this obsession with this chevalier - also a safe solution to match the weeding ring.

Always keep it simple and practical. Bumps need stretch comfy dresses and stylish flat shoes. You don't need to buy pregnancy clothes, just smooth stretch dresses and you're all set. Plus, you can wear them after giving birth too! The only super useful things that you will need to buy are pregnancy tights. Don't go too far, you'll find what you need in oysho or h&m. And remember, don't choose to put volume on volume. In all cases, you will look thinner in bodyshaped outfits rather than loose fit ones.
The shoes are also a chapter on its own. What saved me were these Migato over the knee flat boots (matching all mini stretch dresses), the leather oxfords Palomitas by Paloma Barcelo , Minnetonka booties (both available in Shoebox kolonaki) and the fav brogues by Office brand.

For the working moms to be who don't have enough time to cook, make wise delivery choices. Like this one with homemade quality food at Archontiko restaurant. It'w always a safe solution.

is the place that you need to be -mentally- in order to discharge thoughts and clear up your mind. Every time i need to step back for a while, i close my eyes and go to my safe place, which looks something like this picture below (try this at home too, it's therapeutic and magical):

Designing the baby room is one of the favs in the list. Except for the nursery furniture, other objects that can give a certain character to the room are the curtains, the carpet or lighting furniture (i found this one below, but i'm not sure yet if i'm going for it)..

And here trying to design the baby's room with the hubby. Handcrafting is always a good idea! (Coffee is a good idea too - cup by The Blue White.)

which is also a therapeutic procedure! Can't help it, i love gold deco. This xmas, i preferred gold details only. Telis seemed to have the same opinion.

How lucky i am to find this old, handmade grandma's carpet? Mint & pink is one of my fav color combinations. No second thoughts for this one.

Happy baking everyone!

Thursday, 16 July 2015


Stripes, navy elements, tassels, cropped tops, maxi skirts, comfy tees.. This is a wardrobe that creates feelings. Choosing my fav pieces from Pink Woman Glyfada store wasn't easy. All current trends are translated to casual comfy items, that will become your closet's summer essentials. The blue and white stripped maxi skirt gives promises of an endless summer on a boat. The cropped top can now call itself a classic and be a life companion. The tassels top will be your bikini's best friend.. And i already started thinking of those days when the tavern and island's smell follow the beach and the sunkiss.

Shop online here.

Monday, 13 July 2015


A random lovely post seems right to start the week. Let's talk about all these things that may put a smile on the faces when things are complicated.

New amazing design brand THE BLUE WHITE, created by Alexandra Stais.
An ode to Greek tradition in its best modern approach, keeping the blue and white spirit alive in a clever and inspiring way. Alexandra creates designs and items that make your home feels more authentic and happy. Find out more here.

Another fav little thing that created huge smile: JUICY COUTURE bag exclusively made for Joanaddicted. What can i say, this brand combines two totally different personalities: rock & romantic, and that's the uniqueness about it!

Have to mention the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty expo during my London trip. The most impressive, emotional, bold exhibition i have ever seen. Take a look for yourself.

Smile creator number 4. The Harrods windows' Flowers. Loved them.

Speaking of London, Accessorize Press Trip was a pure inspiration for the season to come. Epic prints and jeweleries are the reason to "can't wait for the winter". The following two photos is just a sneak peak of the beauty that is about to be revealed in a few months.

Next. Friends that make Home Made Dinners - priceless.

Marie Claire blog Awards moment with Gala Gonzales.
Wearing two pieces silk printed outfit, designed by me.

And last but not least, new obsession. Toshiba's Canvio Connect II, a portable HDD offering up to 2 TB of storage, 10 GB of free cloud storage and remote access across multiple device. What not to love about toshiba? It's a pure jewel afterall.