September 18, 2017

Divine Wisteria

Top // Stradivarius, similar here
Shoes // (sold out), similar here
Bag // ZARA, similar here
Hair-band // old, similar here

I wish it was Spring again... and then Summer! It's not that I don't love Fall or Winter, all seasons have their beauty, something different to look forward to, but I am a warm weather kind of person. Besides, I didn't enjoy this Summer as much as I wanted, but shouldn't be complaining because many awesome things happened (and many more are coming).

First of all, my Duke and I became best man and maid of honor (koumbaroi as we say it in Greek) for a very lovely couple, Angelos & Joanna. Angelos and my Duke are best friends since kindergarten (!) and that wedding was very important for us. We also renovated our house, not with many but significant changes: dropped two walls and painted it in white and pastels which was much much needed. Important Note: we donated, gifted, trashed more than 80% of our belongings (yes we did) since we are going through a phase of "less is more" and decided not to keep things that we don't need anymore.

Now, about what's coming... Well, I cannot tell you much yet, because nothing is finalized yet, but shoes and traveling are involved #boom

Stay tuned! More lovely things are coming and I cannot wait to share them with you

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Photos by The Duke

September 14, 2017

Lady from Shanghai

Dress // ZARA, same here
Shoes // Stradivarius, similar here
Purse // ASOS
Fan // Jumbo
Earrings // ZARA, similar here

No, today's outfit has no relation to the famous 40s movie. My inspiration actually came from Shanghai and the women that lived there during the mid-century and their style, but had nothing to do with Rita Hayworth. Besides, none of her costumes in that movie resembles to Shanghai's fashion at the time. She was more of The Lady from the US in Shanghai, just to make that clear.

Couple of days ago, I was discussing with a friend about my outfits and she asked me where I get my inspiration. For those of you that wonder, I am inspired by people, places, movies, songs, stories, books and many more everyday things and situations that actually mean something to me. I can't just create an outfit "by order" or because it is "trendy". It will look and feel fake and I will not enjoy it. Because this is why I love what I do: I enjoy the whole process, from conceiving the title to finding the perfect location, picking the correct shoes or even spending 2 hours (!) at the hair salon so that my hair will look like this.

The inspiration for today's outfit came from the dress! I spotted it on the rack, grabbed it and went to the fitting room. I bought it (because not all clothes and accessories are gifted or loaned to me) and immediately created an outfit in my head with accessories I already own. Because that's what Barefoot Duchess is all about: To help you look Chic and Stylish without spending a fortune!

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Photos by The Duke

September 7, 2017

Wes Anderson's S’mores // Recipe

I am a huge fan of Wes Anderson movies but especially his aesthetics and directing style. He always makes me feel like a little girl inside a dollhouse and trust me it's THE best feeling in the entire world.

Food stylist and video maker David Ma imagined how Wes Anderson (among other famous directors) would create a s'mores recipe tutorial video in his #foodfilms series and I think he did a pretty awesome job!

Well done David Ma! Keeping my fingers crossed for more #foodfilms inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, Sofia Coppola and David Lynch!

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*Watch also Alfonso Cuaron's Pancakes (director of Gravity),
Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti and Meatballs (director of Kill Bill) and
Michael Bay's Waffles (director of Transformers).

Photos via W Magazine, HUH Magazine and designboom

September 4, 2017

Country Girl

Top // ZARA, similar here
Shoes // Stradivarius (old), similar here
Basket // similar here

Although I love nature, flowers, a walk in the woods, even a short vacation in the country, I am 100% a city girl. I cannot stand the calmness for too long, it makes me feel nervous and a bit insecure. If I had to move to the country and live there, it would take too long for me to adjust (or never). It might sound like an exaggeration to you, but that is the truth, my truth.

I have to admit though, that the country gives very pretty backgrounds for my photos, almost picturesque =)

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Photos by The Duke

August 24, 2017


Shirtdress // ZARA (old), similar here and here
Shoes // Stradivarius (old), similar here
Belt // Migato (old), similar here
Bag // Decorative Box
Camera // Instax Mini

When in doubt, go for the classics. At least that's what I do. When I don't know what to wear, I end up picking something simple. When I don't know where to go for a walk, I choose the ancient ruins of Athens (and there are quite a few, haha). When I am hungry and indecisive, I eat a loaf of bread. When I am thirsty I drink a glass of water, and so on... I am pretty sure I didn't give you any revealing tips today, but trust me, we tend to forget that keeping life simple is the key to balance and happiness.

P.S. I am so happy to be back! Although I didn't get much vacation (only one week, because we renovated our house and we had to save money) I am back in force, full of energy and outfit ideas!

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Photos by The Duke

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