Another great night in the H&M showroom. I always enjoy H&M’s presentations, but yesterday I enjoyed it to the fullest! I arrived rather jaded, worried that I wouldn’t have had time to photograph and mingle as much as I wanted, but to my -pleasant- surprise, the showroom was full of people and I saw many familiar faces between them! In a peculiar way, we ended up coming at the same time, even though we hadn’t planned on it. So, I was happy :)
The night involved talking, photographing, mingling, tasting and drinking. I met so many nice and smiling people, fellow bloggers that I am beginning to know better lately and I like it, chatted with the always stylish hostesses of the event, fell in love with the suede knee-high boots Dimitra was wearing (part of the Spring collection), saw the new Countess Wilhelmina ‘batgirl’ necklace worn by its’ designer, admired the style of fashionable people (don't worry, you will find pictures of all in this ‘heavy’ photographic post!). So, I was happy :)
Now, to the collection. H&M describes it as ‘bohemian urban’. Tough details like leather or suede are co-existing with bohemian ones, like tassels (literally everywhere! on shirts, dresses, even on curtains!) or fur. In the same time, though, dark romantic ideas found their way to the collection, through a dusty pink palette and girly details. I enjoyed the collection, and I didn’t feel it strange talking about spring in the start of winter, mostly because there were many versatile pieces that could be worn during cold weather as well as in the crisp air of spring. So, again, I was happy :)
Thank you H&M for the invitation and the great evening!
photography by me
I think I won't exaggerate telling you that this has been my 'uniform' for the past month or so, my go-to outfit style for autumn. A crop top (have worn it all summer and now, on a long sleeve version) and a black skirt that has been one of my best buys ever. It has an amazing fitting and just the ideal length- not too short (so that I can't feel free to move) but not too long either. It can be worn day or night with the right styling. I am a sucker for unique and original pieces, maybe with an unusual print, but as I grow older (and , ehm, wiser) I tend to look out for classic, versatile pieces,and believe me, these are the ones I prove to wear more often.
This photoshoot and the ones that will follow will indicate that bare legs were kind of 'my thing' at this time of the year. Well, at least until last week, when the weather chilled notably and bare legs with just a short pair of socks are no longer an option! If you think that we also snapped these photos very quickly, just before it went dark, then you have it: winter is coming.
p.s. A very... sweet project is coming soon on Red Rose Cheeks! Stay tuned :)
top, skirt, shoes ZARA
clutch H & M
ring VERSACE for H & M
"la Grèce J'aime" vol.2
The clock’s hands may be spinning around endlessly but there are things that stay untouchable by time. Style is certainly one of them. A dress that literally hugs around my body, fitting perfectly. Deep rich colours like dark green and deep purple. A pair of sandals worn with girly socks, making me look like a film noir heroine. Jewellery that look vintage and are hard to distinguish from treasures passed down to me by my grandma. Romance and elegancy. Some things are what we call timeless “classics” and this is not a matter of luck.
This is my second post for la Grèce J'aime. Remember the first one, where I spoke about this project of joining greek forces? Well, as the project moves on, my excitement gets bigger and bigger, because it is very well-organized, people participating are full of good will (and a true style inspiration) and the fact that we try to support domestic fashion gives me motivation to do a good job when it comes to photographing and writting a post. This time, with dark but romantic photography, that you can enjoy to the fullest here.
Be sure to visit la Grèce J'aime!'s official page, facebook, instagram, twitter and leave your comments there. I will be very happy to know your thoughts on the project or the outcome.
lunch bag CLICK
earrings HELMI by KARIN ARGYRIOU
sandals and socks personal collection
photography by me