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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Greek Chic: House of Turquoise






All images Elle decor

Greek Chic: Fresh and fashionable on Patmos






All images Elle decor

Friday, 12 June 2015

Something zesty for today

{mon egerie, loves fun}


Kick your left leg and clap your hands under your thigh, then repeat with your right leg.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Fashions, Make up, Hairstyle: So, how do you prep up for Summer?


Living in a place like Greece, somewhere warm and welcoming, one expects to be off the usual dress code, and that pulling yourself together can seem simple and easygoing. Trust me when I tell you, it is not!

When it comes to Greek women, I always admire the style of older ladies, and you can, too, when people watching in Kolonaki Square in Athens and Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki. 

Younger generations do dress nicely and fashionably, but may I say, they all look the same! And aren't you wary of women dressed up like teens when in their 30s? 

As far as I am concerned, I like to be polished. So a blow dry, a manicure and a pedi, especially in the summer months, when we may show some toe cleavage, are ESSENTIALS. 

A note, before we get to the main menu: Trust your mum!
My mother had this as a rule: perfect hair, perfect shoes and the rest may be excused!





Clothes

Being on the PLUS side, my two favorite shops, which you may also visit on-line, if you are visiting from around the globe, are Vertice Xl-Closet and Mat Fashion. Their lines are certain to flatter, whatever your size. And I do love harem pants in neutral black and navy blue. Good with sandals, too. Cropped pants for Plus sizes, unlike what you may be told, are a no-no. 

For my business closet, I like to shop from Marks and Spencer. Theirs are not by any means "fat clothes" and they produce good quality at fair prices all year round. Their swimwear line is great, with excellent quality and fit.
What I love most about them, though, is their Lingerie. It takes into account all shapes and sizes. Plus, M&S does not forget that Big Girls know how to have fun!

For many years I have been shopping Gudrun Sjoden. Her attitude is perfect for when I want to feel creative and inspired. I must also stress that the quality of Gudrun Sjoden is unlike any other. Yay for eco-conscious, fun, great quality clothing!













Make up

Summertime is good, and the living is easy, but who wants to feel suffocated under tones of make up? Not me! So, take a good look in the mirror and take care of your face. 
My two essentials for summer are sunscreen and lip gloss. 


For sunscreen I trust Vichy, Capital Soleil 50. It is light as a feather and it guarantees my fair skin gets trully protected. 
As for lip gloss, I adore Clinique for its chic colours. I have been a faithful of Clinique since the age of 14, and although I have switched my skin care regime with time, (of thet in a future post), I still recommend their 3-step program that saved my adolescent skin from many troubles other young ladies of my age faced. 
But for lipgloss, no one beats Lancome for its  always inspiring Juicy Tubes. I love Sorbet de Framboise. A summer must!

Hair

I have coloured hair. I have grey hair. I do not like salt and pepper hair. Maybe when I am sixty or seventy and look like Cindy Joseph.
I use Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Oil before washing my hair at home. But most of all I trust my hairdresser. So when she suggested I do a Hair Bottox, I went for it, and so should you! 


Extra Love


For happy nails,
Essie at the salon, is love! 
But when it comes to painting my own nails, I love Opi! Perfect fit for a mommy in a hurry! 
The Opi Hawaii range is perfect for summer!

My one stop summer essential, though, would definitively be Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. 



So, what do you do to keep yourself fresh and happy in the summer?


 {This post was inspired (but not sponsored in any way) by Ally Paige of Madison Reed, a hair care company that has created a hair dye free of gluten, ammonia, PPD and resorcinol.} 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

At home with Ines de la Fressange






Sweet, sweet, sweetest of homes.
a delight.


Have you seen my other posts on Ines de la Fressange's home?

Look 
here, here, and here


N.B.
You may want to know that Mme de la Fressanfe recently opened her real life as well as her virtual shop that you can visit here.


Sunday, 7 June 2015

« Tout ce qui est beau peut cohabiter »-Ines opens her shop



L'ouverture d'un souk-concept




  Lunettes, carnets, bijoux, homewear, objets de déco








« Tout ce qui est beau peut cohabiter »


Allez,

Ines de la Fressange, 24 rue de Grenelle (7 ar. )

Read more:
here, here and here

And of course

inesdelafressange.fr

Taproot magazine




You know I am a big (huge) fan of Soulemama.
There are places that make you feel good.
Just because.
So I was moved by the subject of her new magazine issue,
Taproot: Wild






And applied for an issue.
But because postage is quite expensive and it'd cost me nearly as much as a subscription,
I applied for a subscription.
4 issues
Waiting
Waiting for 3 weeks for my first issue?
Long time?
I'll let you know if it is worth the wait.
Apply for yours right here.