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Vulnerability

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We are growing up betting told to be strong and smart, to be able to handle everything by ourselves, to be the best at everything. And then, a time comes, where we simply are not as strong or tough. We are vulnerable. This actually has a name: it is called “the quarter-life crisis”.

The world is a rather scary place, especially for 20 something women who try hard to find their place in life. And yes, life can be a bitch sometimes, but ultimately the end goal does not matter that much. It is everything you experienced during the way and the lessons that you learned that define you. At the end of the day, every single one of us is going to fall at some point. Just like the great Diane Von Furstenberg said: ” I have had great success and great failures”.

The world is a playground and we are the players. Even in your greatest failures, do not forget to step up, take a deep breath and start working towards the future that you want for yourself. I might sound like an advertiser paid by DVF here, but quoting Diane again, ” I did not know how I would do it, but I always knew the kind of woman that I wanted to be. And that was an independent woman”. So the next time you mess up badly or just don’t live up to your expectations, remember that in life the most magical things usually come up out of the blue. Work hard, play hard, be patient and be kind.

 

 

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Testosterone

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Some things in life, like maths and physics, are always meant to be complicated. But there are some other things that even if you do want to understand, you just can’t. Men are just one of them.

How is a woman supposed to act in the post-Carrie Bradshaw era, when things seem to be less romantic and more casual? When did our list of the perfect man become a single word and the handsome, polite prince became just any guy who is not a total jerk? We might only be in our twenties, but my friends and I could not help it but question our love life these days.

Somewhere between our first job applications, our university courses and our dreams of travelling the world, love is totally forgotten. You have to care too much about how you look, how to be the best in what you do, how to fulfil your ambitions, that there’s simply no time left for anything else. We have been constantly told that in life you can’t have everything. So why a 20something woman obsess about a guy more than a career and a Dior bag?  Maybe one day the right one will be there. Until then, there’s always Dior.

 

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Parisian chic

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As we all know ( or at least should know) the fashion month just ended with the last fashion week being that of Paris. Paris is one of my favourite cities around the world  and i can tell you two things about it. First of all, it is undeniably fabulous. Second, I can’t wait to go there again. You see the thing with Paris is that wherever you look there it is, a place that an interesting story may have taken place. Whether you are exploring the Marais, having a coffee in Montmartre, walking by the Seine or shopping at the exquisite boutiques of Champ Elysees, Paris will never let you down. Some days i wake up feeling very Parisian for some reason. I wear my most romantic black outfits, hold my Givenchy clutch and listen to Pink Martini and Edith Piaf. “Parisian Chic: A Style Guide” by the style icon Ines de la Fressange is actually one of my favourite reads of all time.  I have always admired her effortless sense of style, the same sense that other notable French fashion legends such as Carine Roitfeld and Emanuelle Alt share. There are lots of things about Paris that inspire me and I’ll be sharing some with you. I wake up feeling Parisian after all. Disclaimer: At times I wake up feeling Milanese, Londoner, Roman or Athenian. God i love Europe**

**Unless you’re intending to get me to New York, then ill be changing my plans

 

 

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Front Row Class awards 2012

2012 has been an exciting year full of fashion,art,gossip and music. Out of all the things i saw during this year some were far better than the others, good enough for an award in their category. Ladies and gentlemen here are the 2012 FrontRowClass awards:

Το 2012 ήταν μια συναρπαστική χρονιά γεμάτη μόδα,τέχνη, νέα από τους celebrities και μουσική. Από όλα όσα είδα αυτή τη χρονιά, κάποια ήταν πολύ καλύτερα από τα άλλα, αρκετά καλά μάλιστα για ένα βραβείο στη κατηγορία τους. Κυρίες και κύριοι αποδεχτείτε τα βραβεία  FrontRowClass για το 2012 :

1) Front row of the year award : Dolce and Gabbana SS13. Anna dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia,Bianca Brandolini, Laetitia casta, Noah Mills…need i say more?

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2) Designer of the year award: Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris. The much anticipated first collection of Hedi for Yves Saint Laurent was worthing the hype.

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3) Style icon of the year award: Giovanna Battaglia. Gio has a signature style ,that is not conventional and always shines during the fashion weeks.

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4) Accessory of the year award: Cat eye sunglasses. 2012 was a year of many statement accessories, but the cat eye sunglasses made a huge comeback thanks to Prada and became must-haveolivia-palermo-cat-eye-sunglasses_480_740_s_c1

5) Singer of the year award: Lana Del Rey. Lana became an A-lister, a Vogue cover girl, released three albums, Got a Mulberry bag named after her and starred in H&M’s fall-winter campaign. Did i mention she did it all in just one year?Photographer:  Nicole Nodland

6)Album of the year award: Born to die the Paradise edition by Lana del Rey. The born to die album+ new songs. True paradise…

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7) TV series of the year award: Gossip Girl. Now thats not completely true, but Gossip Girl takes the award as an homage for the six years of impeccable fashion and the reveal of the Gossip Boy!Promotional-Poster-Gossip-Girl-season-6-gossip-girl-32224573-653-960

7)Blogger of the year:  Garance Dore. One of the best blogs out there, especially due to her videos Pardon my French during the fashion weeks.garance-doré

8)Funny video of the year: Shit Fashion girls say. P’trique werks it! 

9) Campaign of the year: Dolce and Gabbana FW12 monica-bellucci_bianca-balti_bianca-brandolini_giampaolo-sgura_dolce_gabbana_campagne_fall_2012_8

10) Model of the year: Miranda Kerr. She’s a mother, a wife, a model and one of the most stylish women.miranda-kerr-vogue-office-visit-street-style-2012-november-fashion-victoria-beckham-white-dress-prada-bag-lanvin-shoes

11)Male style icon of the year award: Ryan Gosling galleryimage-1674469837-nov-28-2011-600x800

12)Royal of the year: Charlotte Casiraghi. After a year full of Kate Midletton, it was time for another royal to shine bright. And boy, did she shine!

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13) Celebrity couple of the year award: Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl. Perfection

a (4)I hope you’ll have the most glamorous New Year’s Eve ever… Let 2013 be a year full of love,happiness, fashion and style. Happy New year my beloved frontrowers, all the best!

Εύχομαι να έχετε τη πιο λαμπερή παραμονή Πρωτοχρονιάς που είχατε ποτέ… Ας είναι το 2013 μια χρονιά γεμάτη με αγάπη, ευτυχία, μόδα και στυλ. Καλή Χρονιά αγαπημένοι μου frontrowers, ό,τι καλύτερο.

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The base

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I’ve recently seen a movie called W.E and I truly fell in love with the style showcased in it. The clothes looked elegant and simple, but the jewellery did all the talking. There are certain items of clothing that everyone should own. Combined with different statement pieces they can create a new outfit every time. We often tend to impulse buy items that we do not really need and we totally forget that best thing we can do to our image is to invest in certain simple but luxurious items.

In my opinion, every woman needs the following:

  • A pair of dark or black jeans with a great fit
  • a little black dress
  • a mariniere
  • a great watch
  • diamond stud earrings
  • a quality designer day bag and a clutch for events
  • a trenchcoat
  • black or nude pumps
  • a great pair of boots                                                                                                                       It’s really not that difficult to dress nicely if you own these basic items. They can get dressed up or down and be found even from high street brands. Keep it simple and you can not go wrong.

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Photos courtesy of : Chanel, The Sartorialist, Garance Dore

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Christmas gift guide

It’s December and that can mean only one thing … It’s time for some shopping. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect gift for your mother, your boyfriend or yourself, I got you covered. There are plenty of potential gifts for either women or men, from 11 to 1.730 euros, that can transform you into a true style icon. Happy holiday season everyone!

 

LADIES…

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Valentino zip wallet€305 – valentino.com

Fendi€1.730 – farfetch.com

Miu Miu logo sunglasses€255 – liberty.co.uk

Versace Crystal Noir Eau De Toilette 50ml€58 – harveynichols.com

Chanel lip makeup€25 – nordstrom.com

Korre€27 – sephora.com

…AND GENTLEMEN

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Christmas with dior

With only 40 days left for Christmas and 8 for Thanksgiving, everyone is getting in xmas mode. This year the house of Dior collaborated with the Parisian Printemps store. Now talk about another reason to have that holiday trip to Paris, not that we needed another one . A series of limited edition products is made just for the occasion but the real star of the collaboration is the animated window display with the wonderful,almost magical marionettes. Parfums Christian Dior has created a limited edition line as well, called “Dior Grand Ball 2012”. The line includes Perfums, make up, nail polishes and a palette. Christmas is probably the most amazing and glamorous time of the year and Dior gave us just another reason to be super excited about whats going to come.

Με μόλις 40 μέρες να έχουν απομείνει για τα Χριστούγεννα και 8 για τη γιορτή των Ευχαριστιών, όλοι αρχίζουν σιγά σιγά να έχουν  χριστουγεννιάτικη διάθεση. Αυτή τη χρονιά ο οίκος Dior συνεργάστηκε με το Παριζιάνικο πολυκατάστημα Printemps . Όχι ότι χρειαζόμασταν ένα ακόμη λόγο για να κάνουμε εκείνο το γιορτινό ταξίδι στο Παρίσι, αλλά ο Dior  μας τον έδωσε. Για τη περίσταση έχει δημιουργηθεί μια σειρά από αντικείμενα συλλεκτικής αξίας με περιορισμένη διάθεση, μα τη παράσταση κλέβουν οι σχεδόν μαγικές βιτρίνες που έχουν διακοσμηθεί με μαριονέτες. Τα αρώματα Christian Dior δημιούργησαν και εκείνα μια σειρά για τα Χριστούγεννα με την ονομασία  “Dior Grand Ball 2012”. Αυτή περιλαμβάνει αρώματα καθώς και make up, βερνίκια νυχιών και μια εξαίσια παλέτα.  Τα Χριστούγεννα είναι η πιο λαμπερή και υπέροχη περίοδος του χρόνου και οίκος μας έδωσε ακόμη ένα λόγο για να αδημονούμε.

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