The other day i was having coffee with a friend of mine and she was insisting there are rules in fashion we all have to obey. There is some truth about it, but then again if you do not try to play a little and keep on repeating yourself, you will soon get bored with your mirror image.
I am not a super daring person when it comes to my personal styling but once in a while i love to give it a push! It is such a nice feeling to hear people say: ''Well this is something i could not imagine you would work with!'' Well, i can and truth is... everyone can!
Speaking about different ways of styling a piece and the fact Christmas is (oh yes!) just three days away, AND the bitter truth that i haven't go shopping for almost a year :(( (cross fingers), i made this very small wish list for the festive days.
Normally, i wear this dress with a pair of flats or my sneakers during the day and tend to accessorize it stronger during the evening by adding either some heels, or a statement piece of jewellery. Since this dress is one of my super favourites cause it is such a chameleon, you can literally wear it with everything, i decided to build a wish list around this piece. I think these two items will take me till late spring and they are so pretty!
Of course like many other wishes it is not for sure it is going to be fulfilled!
It is not often to see me with strong accessories - unless it is about a great bag.
The other day though i found myself suddenly having a kind of attack, an emotional attack, kind of 'i want to wear this necklace no matter what'! So i bought it and so i had to wear it. Now, i have the feeling this piece is going to be my 'go to' accessory for the months to come. I don't like to play it hard on me so i chose an all black outfit to make it so easy and comfy and i went for this dress and this jacket for an easy and quick morning look as i never spend more than half an hour to get dressed and ready to close the door. I added my all time classic black booties and this look took me from early morning to late afternoon meetings and office work.
I know i am a coward guy, but to me it is so much more important to feel comfortable and relaxed more than anything else! And that's the whole philosophy behind cocandsilk, dress to feel free and shine with your own personality, let the clothes speak on you and not for you.
When i started working on next years collection i felt it was time for me to add some muted colours, you know, the no colour - colour, i can't go further than this!
On the other hand it is winter's collection, the light gets softer and weaker and we all need some inner peace so no distraction here. I always loved the freedom a muted colour can offer so we can create a look and play with it , or give some colour power just by accessorising the outfit, and this is exactly what lovely shoprano did here, adding just a little something to an otherwise minimal outfit.
The cocoandsilk woman is a free and confident woman who likes to dress in understatement pieces cause it is her personality that shines above all! And Chrissianna got right to the point!
You know how much i love street art, this weekend i was under the influence of this song which i could not stop from listening again and again, searching all the beautiful things that are happening in urban spaces. I really admire the way street art can transform a city view! How an ugly corner can be a hot spot in the city and all the messages these people are trying to send.
A city can be the canvas for a street artist, the same way a painter starts to paint on his white paper. Street art is the celebration of art and how it can intervene in every shade of our lives for good. For people like me who are unrepentant city lovers, street art is a gift given to all of us, who live under the pressure of everyday reality and make us realise that life is always the winner and always beautiful.
Hello, and so nice it's Friday and close to Christmas days!
This year i am so waiting for the holly days to have some rest and a couple of peaceful days with my loved ones!
On the other hand i am super excited to see the summer collection ready and all the wonderful shades of soft white that make me happy, such a calm colour! The new collection is going to be the most luxurious of all, a lot of silk, linen/silk, cotton/silk amazing soft fabrics, i am in love with every single piece!
And so, now that summer collection is ready, we are so full of ideas and new things to try for next winter's pieces, see...it never stops....Also we are so greatful and we would like to give a huge ''thank you'' to all of you that supported and chose cocoandsilk, many pieces are already sold out and we are so happy to get them back in production together with new collection. We could never have imagined that we would be so lucky to receive all this love especially from women in Greece, where financial problems are still big, so really, really thank you all!! It is one of our biggest dream to put Greek fashion back to the playground again and to prove that nothing is impossible when there is passion and good will.
It is not often for someone to abandon the security of a good job just to follow the dream of creating something of her/his own. And when this happens, most of the times it is for a good reason and leads to a successful career!
Athens Cosmedica is a new place located in the heart of the city and it is the place to visit if you like to get a full face or body treatment, in an environment that oozes peace and relaxation.
The owner Mrs Gianna Rakla is a sweet and kind young lady with a diploma in skin care who is well informed about modern cosmetology and works with skin friendly cosmetics.
The place itself is a joy to visit, clean lines, and a zen philosophy makes you want to stay there forever, relaxing and enjoying a full package treatment.
I am not the kind of person who spends her time in a beauty place but when i visited Athens Cosmedica i decided it was time to give to myself the best personal Christmas present!
This beautiful space was created under the advice of young architect Mrs Eliza Katsou.