Like I told you before, I was too tired so I skipped day two. But anyway day 3 I was up and running again with my Samsung Galaxy Camera at hand!The third day were the new designers awards. Epiiiic!!!!!!! So there were 9 designers competing and the three winners of New Designers Awards are: 360 Project won the "Best Catwalk" award, 180Degrees won the "Best Trendsetter" award and LKC by Loukia Kyriakou won the award of "Best New Designer". I will show you their collections but also the collection I really really liked and was rooting for, Rock the catwalk by Ellen Skaroni  & F. Erotokritos and the closing collection of the night, by Carmen Emanuela Popa and the fantabulous InSomniac

The total of the photos can be found on my facebook page.

So first things first 360 Project. Theatrical is the word best describing the collection. It had feathers, volume and the hair were biiig! 



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360 Project,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

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The designers with their models


Next up 180 Degrees. I had talked with the designer before, such a nice and smart girl, but when she told me her clothes are transformable, I didn't expect a dress from a bag! She is genious! And between us, who wouldn't want to be able to change their clothes so easy and make it into something else? Brilliant girl I am so glad she won! Totally deserving the title of trendsetter. See for yourselves!

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180 Degrees,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
Pretty cool right? Next up LKC by Loukia Kyriakou! Safari themed collection but still keeping it feminine and classy.


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LKC,Loukia Kuriakou,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

LKC,Loukia Kuriakou,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
LKC,Loukia Kuriakou,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

LKC,Loukia Kuriakou,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
LKC,Loukia Kuriakou,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

And now my favourite. Rock the catwalk by Ellen Skaroni & F. Erotokritos!Ellen is the sweetest thing ever! She was so fun and approachable and also so nervous before the show! Girlie rock tones, the models were sashaying down the runway and seemed to be having so much fun! They had me wishing I was one of them!

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Ellen Skaroni,Erotokritos,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
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 Carmen Emanuela Popa.

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Popa,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
Popa,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
Popa,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers



And the lovely InSomniac. And I say lovely mainly because his designs are so good!Collection after collection! This one was called Diamonds! Enjoy!

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InSomniac,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

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InSomniac,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

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InSomniac,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers

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InSomniac,Athens Xclusive Designers Week,AXDW,fashion week,fashion,awards,designers
The designer after the show with some models.


That concludes the 3rd day!I will be showing you the 4th and last soon! Kisses until then :)












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
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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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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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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