February 10, 2016

Penny Dreadful

Some of you might be wondering what "Penny Dreadful" stands for. According to Wikipedia: Penny dreadful is a pejorative term used to refer to cheap popular serial literature produced during the nineteenth century in the United Kingdom.[...] Whilst the term "penny dreadful" was originally used in reference to a specific type of literature circulating in mid-Victorian Britain, it latterly encompassed a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction, such as story papers and booklet "libraries". 

Our very good friend Angelos kept telling me and raving about Penny Dreadful the TV Series, because he knows very well that I am a huge fan of dark, Gothic stories, like those of Vampires, Werewolves, Spirits, Witches and all those other cursed creatures that crumble on the dark side created by the imagination of Victorian Age writers. I kept postponing it since I had a ton other TV series to watch (my name is Angeliki and I am a TV-series junkie), but now that Netflix arrived to Greece there were no more excuses. After the 1st episode, I was magically consumed by the stories and the atmosphere and I watched the entire 1st season within a single weekend...

One of my favorite cursed fictional individuals of all time is Dorian Gray, created by Oscar Wilde, who is also one of the main characters on the series. Not that I want to be young forever, because I can't and I am totally fine with that, but because his message is so superficial and so deep at the same time. He sells his soul to the devil for eternal youth, but then realizes how lonely that turns out. But I am not going to spoil it for you, I will only encourage you to either read the book or watch the movie or go to the theater. It's a classic, you will definitely find it somewhere!

Can't wait for the 2nd season to be available on Netflix!
Have you watched it? Are you a fan too?

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Photos by The Duke

February 5, 2016

ZARA Home Spring 2016

More than half of our apartment, the #doukato as I call it, is decorated with ZARA home objects, like pillows, throws, but also kitchen items like forks, glasses and mugs and other small objects here and there. For Spring 2016, ZARA home has launched the most dreamy, french countryside inspired, romantic collection yet. Can't wait to visit the store and go crazy!!

I am actually a color lover, but while redecorating my house since before Christmas (I still am, haven't finished yet) I discovered that white gives some elegance to every space. Once I am done, I will share some photos of the #doukato with you. Till then, I will let you enjoy the beauty of ZARA home's "Versailles" and "Cabinets of Curiosities" edits.

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All photos c/o ZARA Home

February 2, 2016


Ever since I started blogging, I have been posting about my favorites on the Award red carpets every season, however, what I really want to know is what YOU think, which one is YOUR favorite and if you agree with my selection. I decided to use a poll app so that you can cast your vote! Since I am not going to post all the looks (this is a personal style blog, not a news site or a fashion portal), I only choose looks that I would wear myself and are very close to my personal style.

There are 10 looks in total, five on the top and five on the bottom of this post. Vote for your favorite down below by ticking on the circle and then clicking "Vote". To view the results click the tab "Results". If you have more than one favorites, if your favorite is not included in my selection or if you disagree with me, write me all about it on the comments section.

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Who was the best dressed @ SAG Awards 2016

Anna Faris in Naeem Khan
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab
Laura Prepon in Carmen Marc Valvo
Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham
Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors
Kiernan Shipka in Erdem
Kate Winslet in Armani
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Jessica Paré in KaufmanFranco
Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung
Poll Maker

Photos via PopSugar

January 27, 2016

Paris Couture Week Spring 2016 // Ralph & Russo

The Spring 2016 Couture collection by Ralph & Russo was coated with Old Hollywood glamour influenced by the 40s, the 50s and the 60s style. Full skirts and dresses with high waists, capes, feathers, drapings, hourglass silhouettes, flowers, embellishments, raffles. Elegance and delicate femininity at its best. I want them all in my closet! Plus the shoes!!

I can totally imagine those pieces on the red carpet stealing the show, like they always do. Tamara Ralph, the creative director of this up and coming British fashion house, is officially my new favorite couturier. Sorry Elie (Saab), Tamara has my heart now.

If you have 15' to spare, watch the catwalk video here. On the move they look even dreamier...

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All photos via Ralph & Russo

January 23, 2016

La Fille et Les Baguettes

Top // ZARA (old), similar here
Heels // ZARA (old), similar here
Beret // Stradivarius, similar here
Purse // Missguided (old), lovely one here

Just like every romantic person I know, Paris, and France in general, is on the top of my bucket list. The Duke and I are planning a trip soon, so if you have any tips and favorite places to visit, like cafes, restaurants, parks, shops, museums, galleries, boulangeries, pattisseries, anything that you really liked, please feel free to share! Also, don't forget to share places to avoid and why.

Can't wait to read all about your experiences and tips.

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Photos by The Duke

*Special thanks to the Artiston Bakery in Exarhia for the baguettes. 

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