The AXDW started with me being anxious and with a cold! But I doubt you care about that. So I took my awesome Samsung Galaxy Camera (now, I love it even more than before) and found myself at the fashion week! At the end of the first day I was exhausted because I had lesson at my university before and had no time to rest or eat properly! I skipped day 2 because I was too tired so I don't have any photos from then. Since I can't upload all the photos here you can find all the photos from the first day at my facebook page! What I will be doing is posting here my favourite pieces or some distinctive of every brand. It will still be a long post but can't be helped, I liked everything! So here are the Spring/Summer 2014 collections!
So first up was Panos Emporio with swimsuits and beachwear. Colourful swimsuits that made me miss summer, even though it is still hot here.

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Here we see the head designer Panos with the model Evagelia Aravani, central model of his latest campaign.
Next up was the fabulous Makis Tselios. His collection left me awed by the fabrics and feminine lines. Elegant dresses, some that reminded me the Great Gatsby movie, and all dresses that can make every woman feel like a diamond.


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Makis Tselios,AXDW,Xclusive,Designers,fashion
Makis Tselios,AXDW,Xclusive,Designers,fashion
Makis Tselios,AXDW,Xclusive,Designers,fashion

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Makis Tselios,AXDW,Xclusive,Designers,fashion



Closing the first day of AXDW were  Underground and Apostolos Mitropoulos for Underground!


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Underground,brand,AXDW,Xclusive,Designers,fashion week,Athens Xclusive Designers Week

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And here is me and my best friend Sofie from Your Princess Is In Another Castle blog. Well you have seen my outfit on my previous post.
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Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014



Hello my beautiful people! It's been fun to run around for fashion week preps! I went to the hair rehearsals and got to meet some designers and talk with them about their collections etc. I also met other bloggers and it was so fun to talk with them! All and all, I am trying to get used to my uni program, because I wake up everyday at 6, to go to class, and don't return before 3 or 6 in the afternoon, so I am always SO SO TIRED! And in between all that Fashion week! I honestly got so tired from half a day of hair rehearsals (and I was just sitting, standing and taking pictures) I don't know how everyone else does it! Both me and my best friend Sofie couldn't wake up the next day to go to class. I hope my body will adjust soon to the new sleeping situation because I have 4 days of running around in high heels to handle!
Anyway, I know you got used to seeing me in pretty and girly outfits with little makeup but it's winter. In winter I let my rocker side show a bit. Tell me what you think about it! Should this be one of my Athens Xclusive Designers Week outfits or not?What would you suggest?
Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014

Dress:  Bershka (old)
Shoes: Zara (old)
Jacket: Bershka (old)

Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014

Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014

Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014


Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014

Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014

Redhead, lace dress, zara boots, zara, bershka, dress, the redhead,makeup, smokey eyes, rock, winter, 2013, 2014


Like I said on twitter,instagram and facebook, I was lucky to be selected to cover the make up  rehearsal for one of the designers. So I took my white SAMSUNG GALAXY Camera <3 and went! The sponsor for this AXDW is Sephora and the products used were Make Up For Ever! My appointed designer was Konstantinos Mitrovgenis. He has participated 4 times in the Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) and he won the Best New Designer award and Best Catwalk at 2010 with his collection Metamorphosis Reloaded at 2010.Since then he has been very active by dressing famous Greek artists and participating in global fashion competitions (and winning some of them too!). You can see some of his past collections here. But that is the past let's talk about present!
This time he will be presenting his first swimsuit collection! Now I am a simple girl when it comes to swimsuits, no frills, no patterns etc. But I had a sneek peak in his collection and I would definitely wear them! I am not going to give you any specifics yet because both the swimsuits and the accessories the models will be wearing are a secret/surprise until the catwalk, so some of the pictures I took yesterday will be displayed alongside the catwalk photos from the actual day. Excuse my very very close-up photos but like I said, accessories and swimsuits are a secret so I had to edit and cut everything but the model's face.No touch ups there though.
The makeup artist was Freddy Kalobratsos, not a random make-up artist. He founded the top Greek makeup school Freddy Makeup Stage and his students are successful makeup artists all over the world. His passion for creation and creativity were obvious from the moment he started talking with the designer. His suggestions were inspiring and the final result was unique! You will see the pictures!

Here are the designer Konstantinos Mitrovgenis and the master of make up Freddy Kalobratsos discussing the possibilities and ideas!

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After listening Kontantinos' ideas he started working on the model Nafsika  Panagiotakopoulou, gorgeous girl, professional and really really sweet.

















After applying some base and fixing the eyebrows, they put the accessories on the model and here is when the fun begun. The designer suggested bold, colourful eyes and different lipstick for every girl. Freddy suggested lines that remind sea waves and the colours. This was the first try.

And then the inspiration! Freddy came up with a unique concept. These girls will be wearing swimsuits so the theme had to be liquid. But none of us goes to the beach with that much makeup on (and if you do you shouldn't). So he rushed to the Make Up For Ever stand and picked what he had in mind. I for once was thrilled to see something simple, liquid and runway ready! He contoured the eyes and cheeks and used clear lipgloss and silver liquid eyeshadow to create water effects on the face. Completing with a simple purple eyeliner and the same peach lipstick it was as if Nafsika had just emerged from the water! We are used in seeing heavy makeup for swimsuit models and this is a fresh stop to that. A clever concept that really stands out from the ordinary. As Freddy said:"We created fashion!People will want to copy this!". After seeing the result it was a unanimous agreement that this was the final runway makeup! I'll leave you to the pictures now. I have put in photos from different angles so that you can see what I'm talking about. No matter where Nafsika turned her makeup captured and mirrored the light perfectly!
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis capturing the result with his Galaxy S4


In natural light.You can see the purple eye-liner better.

Through the mirror
All in all it was a magnificent experience for me. It is amazing to be able to see professionals at work for such a project. The team was fun and helpful!
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.

Amalia Konstantakopoulou, Antonis Spathas, Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.
The whole team!Amalia Konstantakopoulou, Antonis Spathas, Konstantinos Mitrovgenis, Freddy Kalobratsos, Nafsika Panagiotakopoulou.
Links:
Athens Xclusive Designers Week
Konstantinos Mitrovgenis
Freddy Makeup Stage

We all make wishlists and shopping lists from stores, especially when we are bored. My exams finished so all I have been doing is browse on the internet or start new series. So this is another list that doesn't have to do much with the trends, but with things I would like to have in my wardrobe from PersunMall. It's not cold enough in Greece yet (we can still walk around with tank tops and shorts) so I'm just planning ahead (daydreaming/killing time)
Lets start with jackets. I like stylish,fitted blazers and leather jackets. They both can give a whole new accent to a plain outfit like jeans and a shirt or a dress. Lucky me, leather-rock-punk is still in. My picks:

Old style blazer (comes in white and black)
Boyfriend blazer (cream, white, black, peach, blue)



Motor leather jacket

Diamond Checked Leather Jacket
Now who doesn't like a comfy, hot, soft sweater? If you say you don't you are obviously lying! I mean, what better than to cuddle on the sofa with a cup of tea/chocolate/coffee/whatever while in a soft sweater? Unless you can cuddle with your boyfriend. Then I agree you don't need a sweater.  
Retro purple sweater
Retro knit sweater (burgundy,orange,navy blue, green)




Although, I think that, my boyfriend would looove to see me in this.-> It's a sexy sweater :p

Well that's it really.Sweaters are my weakness and a winter must have no matter what. We can't always walk around in high heels and sheer tops. Also please don't take example from the ladies in the pictures. Sweater are not to be work with shorts.No excuse ladies!! 
So what do you think about my picks this time? Is there something you always want to have in your wardrobe no matter what the fashion says? If you have a similar wishlist feel free to leave the link with your comment!
Remember!Fashion trends is not what you HAVE to wear. They are merely suggestions. Think of them as inspirations to built your own style.
And now that we got an idea of what's to come lets see what we like. Well in this case what I'd like to have in my wardrobe but don't (yet).  Here is a more extended wishlist to take an idea. Feel free to show me your picks with links in the comments!Always looking for more inspiration!

First and most loved: SKIRTS! We are women and there is nothing more flattering and girly than skirts. This time forget about the mini (although Chanel disagrees) wear elegant midi skirts with box pleats! Of course there were pencil skirts as well but BTDT. Now I want to try something else!
Where to find it? Done some research for this trend and my picks are:

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Found at Chicnova

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Find it in ASOS stores

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Found at ASOS store
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Find it in COCO Fashion store
And a more rock-punk version in leather!


Another trend I absolutely adore: PUNK-ROCK
I know it is the exact opposite of the pretty-preppy flared skirts I previously showed but I am a rocker at heart. Honestly I was like a kid in a candy store when I first saw the stores packed with edgy, rock, punk pieces! For this season as well, if it has studs, it's in (not a huge fan of studs though) .Want to be sure?Leather, leather, leather. Never goes out of fashion and adds the desired punk tune in every outfit. Think what Avril Lavigne would wear. It is also perfectly combined with the Tartan trend that goes around this season.
Finds and picks:

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Found at ASOS stores

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Find it in Choies store
Stradivarius find
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Choies love
Another trend for this season: Lady figure
Got it?Flaunt it! But not in the exposed skin kind!This season you get to show your curves with lines and cuts that define your body shape but cover you up. Think the a-line skirts we previously saw but with heavier fabrics.  No picks from me for this trend. I like it ok but I prefer the more romantic skirts as shown before.

Have you seen  Les Misérables?? If not then go see it if you want inspiration for this look!Tomboy-ish suits and combinations! 
Can be found: Mainly at Zara. Couldn't find it in many stores to tell you the truth.


I am sure everyone knows that Tartan and Tweed are must fabrics for this season. Combine anything you like with a piece made of this fabric and it's instant fashion. Be careful though because these are hard fabrics and the shape needs to fit properly to your body. You need to pay attention to the sizes for this one! 
Picks and loves:
At MissPatina store
Find it at an H&M store near you



ZARA find

Choose your colour! Gotta tell you Navy Blue and Cream to Pink shades were the it thing on the runways. Always in the Black, White, Grey and Red are must colours for most trends. Pick what suits your style and work it best!