Backstage: “Makeupartistas feat. Chaperdonna” shoot

Backstage make up photo

{Make up stop}

I have always been a big fan of backstage photos and sneak peeks I feel that knowing what is happening behind the camera, is like discovering a new world; and since this is one of my favourite parts of a shoot I thought that I should give you all a small backstage taste of what took place back in August.

Location: Milies, Pelion, Greece.

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Eίμαι λάτρης του παρασκηνίου, πάντα ήθελα να ξέρω τι γίνεται πίσω από τα φώτα! Νομίζω ότι γνωρίζοντας τι γίνεται πίσω από τις κάμερες ανακαλύπτω ένα νέο κόσμο. Και μιας και αυτό ειναι ένα από τα αγαπημένα μου κομμάτια μιας φωτογράφισης σας χαρίζω μια μικρή γεύση από την πολύ όμορφη μέρα που περάσαμε τον Aύγουστο.

Μέρος: Μηλιές Πηλίου, Ελλάδα.

 PHOTOSHOOT BACKSTAGE

{Nikos Pal getting the right shot}

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{Thank you Niko!}

I want to say a big Thanks to Ilenia Douladiri, aka  Chaperdonna, Nikos Paliopoulos photographer, Markela Douladiri, creative assistant and to the people of Milies for their  hospitality.

Θα ήθελα να πω ένα μεγάλο Ευχαριστώ στην Ηλένια Δουλαδίρη : Chaperdonna, στο Νίκο Παλιόπουλο, φωτογράφο, στην Μαρκέλα Δουλαδιρη βοηθός, και φυσικά στους ανθρώπους του χωριού Μηλιές για τη φιλοξενία τους.

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Makeupartistas feat. Chaperdonna

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This beautiful journey of blogging is a road that you really don’t know where it will take you. So far It has brought me in touch with some very talented people and I feel so lucky when collaborations like this one happen. This time I had the privilege to work with Nikos Pal putting together a lovely photo shoot for the Star Shining Collection 2013 of Chaperdonna , a lovely new hand-made clothes brand designed with love and respect for fashion and the female silhouette.

So on a summer day my good friend and photographer Nikos Pal who I have previously collaborated with here, and here brought his creative head, Ilenia Douladiri aka Chaperdonna brought her amazing designs and I followed on with my make up case to create for you this dreamy shoot celebrating femininity in a unique way.

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Aυτό το ταξίδι ομορφιάς που έχει ξεκινήσει είναι ένας δρόμος που ακόμα δε ξέρω που θα βγάλει. Για την ώρα είναι το όχημα που με έχει φέρει σε επαφή με ταλαντούχους ανθρώπους και νιώθω πολύ τυχερή για κάθε συνεργασία. Αυτή τη φορά είχα τη τύχη να συνεργαστώ με τον Nikos Pal για τη φωτογραφιση της Star Shining Collection 2013 της Chaperdonna, μια νέα μάρκα χειροποίητων ρούχων σχεδιασμένα με αγάπη και σεβασμό προς τη γυναικεία σιλουέτα.

‘Ετσι μια μέρα του καλοκαιριού ο καλός μου φίλος και φωτογράφος Nikos Pal όπου έχουμε ξανασυνεργαστεί στο παρελθόν εδώ και εδώ, έστησε τις μηχανες του, η Ιλένια Δουλαδίρη aka Chaperdonna έφερε τις δημιουργίες της κι εγώ συνέβαλα με το βαλιτσάκι του μακιγιάζ και όλοι μαζί δημιουργήσαμε αυτό το ονερικό αποτέλεσμα γιορτάζοντας τη θυληκότητα της κάθε γυναίκας με ένα μοναδικό τρόπο.

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{Madame Butterfly}

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{Blue Mary Poppins}

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{Kassi wearing: Casablanca}

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{Ilenia wearing: Cat on a hot tin roof}

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Restless summer feet

Gosh! First post in the last 3 weeks!

It feels great to be back on my cute laptop typing away but I have to say that it feels very strange for my little restless feet that have been used to wearing my nice black flip flops walking up and down the white painted small roads of the Cyclades and feeling the sand and sea tickling them away!

Oh! The holidays blues have really hit home! Too grey to be thinking of summer and too warm to be thinking of white Christmas (my other favourite time of year). Stuck in the middle and what’s left to do is to think back to my summer painted toes and plan ahead.

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{Rainbow nails}

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{Summer Contrast – Cold vs Warm}

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{Feet up in Paros – Hot looks, Go Retro Purple}

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{Summer feet in Koufonisi, Cyclades}

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{I couldn’t keep these little fingers out of this post so here you go, my summer island nail look, matching it with my purple toes – Neon green by American Apparel}

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{Black sand in Santorini – Orange Fear or Desire by Essie}

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{Last summer swim – September in Afisos, Pelion, Greece}

Happy September everyone and don’t forget to leave your comments and love that is much expected and appreciated!

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Summer outfits – The floral pants

A few days left and I am heading to my favourite place of all, home, Greece.
Home, the place where you feel that everything is possible, the place where you head to gain strength and energy for the next steps to come and that’s where I am going!
Now that my holidays are planed, tickets booked, accommodation sorted, all I got to do is plan my outfits, and one that I will be definitely taking with me is my floral pants!
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{Floral Pants – River Island, Shirt – Penneys, Watch – Michael Kors, Chain – Penneys}
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If you haven’t tried this look yet, this is the month to do so, just before we start shifting our interest to our autumn wardrobe!
The floral pant
Blogging to inspire you,
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Winter inspiration – The coloured coat

It has been a while since I touched this space! As a creative person myself I went through a creative drought period and lack of motivation! It happens to the best of us. You see visiting Greece for the Greek Easter, experiencing the lovely weather and eating all this amazing food led to major holiday blues when coming back to grey Dublin…

It has been so cold and grey but at least I get to wear my lovely winter coats and not my big puffy jacket! You always need to see the bright side of things! All this chilly weather got me thinking of all these lovely and oversized coats that will be out in stores in the next few months and I am definitely in the look for one.

Picture 3{Oversized coloured coats with matching clutches for the new AW 2014 season}

Colourful coats in spring time are the best way of kissing away winter and welcoming all summery happy, and colourful outfits,

Here are a few of my favourites colours for coats worn by two of my favourite and most inspirational ladies in fashion, Olivia Palermo and Anna Dello Russo.

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{Olivia Palermo, walking her lovely dog in a pastel coloured coat}

Anna Dello Russo at Viktor & Rolf

{Anna Dello Russo at Viktor & Rolf with a striking white coat with blue an white fur}

Anna Dello Russo wearing a Marc Jacobs hat and coat at Milan Fashion Week

{Anna Dello Russo wearing a Marc Jacobs hat and coat at Milan Fashion Week}

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{Matching your clutch with your coat is definitely a new style to follow}

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{60’s influence in this coloured Mac styled coat by Moschino}

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{Olivia Palermo with a bright mustard yellow coat}

Burberry Womens Scarf Trench Coat Red

{Red Mac styled coat by Burberry}

For those of you who have currently skipped spring and are enjoying summer temperatures, I hope this blog post has cooled you off a bit.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave some love 🙂

Till next post then!

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