Saturday, 31 August 2013

Florabotanica

Kristen Stewart's second Balenciaga Florabotanica fragrance ad has been unveiled. In this elegant black and white shot, the 23-year-old actress goes topless and has her back covered in blooming, colorful, exotic flowers.

Photo by Mario Testino
Balenciaga is one of my favorite brands and I would love to spray my brand new scarf that I bought from Harrods a few months ago, with Florabotanica. Such a natural, feminine and original fragrance.

Have a lovely day! Always smile and spray yourselves with nice fragrances!

Helen xx 

Friday, 30 August 2013

Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. has been the world's premier jeweler and America's house of design since 1837. When I am thinking of their jewelry, Truman Capote's novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" always comes to my mind along with the famous scene from the movie: the moment when a yellow taxi pulls up at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City, and elegantly dressed Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) emerges. 

Tiffany's amazing designs come with a high price tag, however this is not always the case. Elsa Peretti's designs for Tiffany & Co. have seduced the world with their fluid lines and sensual forms. A lot of her designs come in sterling silver with really affordable prices. Here are some of my favorite pieces.

Open bottle pendant in sterling silver £385

Bean pendant in sterling silver with black jade £190
Starfish pendant in sterling silver £200
Starfish bracelet in sterling silver £165
Open heart pendant in rhodonite and sterling silver £215
Source: tiffany.co.uk

Have a great day!!

Helen xx

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Summer Lovin'

Trying to fight the post-holiday blues is not an easy job. I threw myself to work the moment I came back to London and I combined hard work with a tough workout at the gym. I will eventually get there, it's only the first week that is hard to get by.

In the meantime what's the harm in reminiscing the fun I had during my summer vacation in Greece?

White dress: Marks & Spencer, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban













Dress: Zara, Jewelry: Monica Vinader & Folli Follie

Until the next summer holiday...

Helen xx

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Links of London Sample Sale

I love sample sales!! It is amazing getting your hands on discounted items, isn't it? Get ready for a special Links of London sample sale (for anyone who is based in London) with up to 70% off which takes place in two weeks time.

When: 
Thursday 12th September until Saturday 14th September 2013 (9am-8pm)

Where: 
The Music Rooms, 26 Molton Lane, London, W1K 5AB

Source: ldnfashion.com
Helen xx

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Back to London

My summer holiday is officially over and I am back to London. I had an enjoyable flight yesterday with Aegean (watched the film "The Big Wedding"on the plane - I just love Robert De Niro) but a small headache was teasing me. As soon as I came out of  the airport I was pleased to be welcomed by lots of sunshine!!

Back to London, back to work and back to my little routine plus I have to move out!! Well one step at a time!! I hope everyone is doing well.
 
Waiting at Gate A22
What's for breakfast?
Top: Sandro, Skirt: Oscar de la Renta
Have a lovely day!!

Helen xx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

My last Cosmopolitan

Summer just screams for cocktails and my all time favorite is a good, strong Cosmopolitan. While I am on holiday I like cooling off warm nights with a scrumptious Cosmo!

I went to a nice little bar the other evening which was by the sea and treated myself. It was a beautiful night, the waves were hitting on the rocks that were surrounding the beach and the music was playing. I will miss these Greek summer nights...




Dress: Paul & Joe sister, Jewelry: Monica Vinader

My summer holiday is approaching to its end. I have had plenty of cocktails, lots of tanning hours, I managed to finish reading three books and now I have to convince myself that I am ready (?) to go back! Tomorrow I am flying back to London and I just hope it will not rain!!

Have a lovely Sunday!!

Helen xx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

B is for Baylee!

Chloe's latest handbag has arrived and I think that it is going to be a huge hit. The French brand known for its easy Parisian chic design introduced the must have for fall: the Baylee day bag. The bag is simple in shape, practical and comes in a bi-colour version where two bright colours offer a variety of combinations. 
Source: purseblog.com
You can either wear it over your shoulder or you can hand carry it. 

Source: chloe.com
The brand has released a short video introducing the new bag. What do you think?
Have a lovely weekend!!

Helen xx

Friday, 23 August 2013

Summer reading

One of my favorite things to do while I am on holiday is reading. I am such a bookworm and I enjoy it so much.

The first book that I finished  is Agatha Christie's Ten Little Niggers. The book was first published in the United Kingdom on 6 November 1939 and its title referred to a British nursery rhyme and was then changed into 'And then there were none" for the first US edition due to the use of what would become a pejorative term in the English - speaking world.


In the novel, ten people who had been complicit in the death(s) of other human beings but either escaped notice or were not subject to legal sanction, are tricked or lured into coming to an island. Although they are the only people on the island, and cannot escape due to the distance from the mainland and the inclement weather, each guest is killed in a manner seeming to parallel the deaths enumerated in the nursery rhyme. A very good read that I strongly reccomend. 

The second book that I finished is "Fifty Shades Freed", book number three of the Fifty Shades trilogy. I finished it one day on the beach and I was pleased with the happy ending (I will reveal no more!).



I am currently reading Dan Brown's new novel "Inferno", the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series. The book, inspired by Dante Alighieri's "La Divina Comedia", is full of art history and the whole action is taking place in Florence.


Are you reading any books that you would like to share?

Helen xx

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Once in a Blue Moon

Like the song says "The best things in life are free" and I could not agree more with this line. Of course this is the case if you are able to appreciate them. I was so infatuated by the rare blue moon that illuminated the night sky two nights ago and I spent my evening looking at the mesmerizing moon and the stars that were shining bright up in the sky.


There are two different definitions for the Blue Moon. The Blue Moon can either refer to the second of two full moons in a single calendar month or it can be the third of four full moons in a season. The August 20-21 Blue Moon was the seasonal kind. The next Blue Moon will not occur until July 31, 2015.

I captured August's Blue Moon with my two hands
I like sitting on my balcony, gazing at the stars. There is something unavoidably magical staring up at the night sky during the summer. It feels like that's what summers are made for.

Top: COS, Shorts: MiH jeans, Sandals: Tory Burch

I hope you did not miss this beautiful sight!!

Helen xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

SJP on Harper's Bazaar US September 2013 Cover

Hello everyone! It is a beautiful morning, I am having my breakfast on the balcony with an amazing sea view and I am reading fashion magazines online.

Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker (who is currently in Greece for holidays) is the cover girl for Harper's Bazzaar September issue, available on newsstands now. The actress poses for Terry Richardson in a gold, sequined Marc Jacobs dress looking as glamorous as it gets. 


Dress (left): Marc Jacobs, Dress (right): Oscar de la Renta

Dress: Gucci, Bracelet: Bulgari, Shoes: Roberto Cavalli

Dress: Chanel, Headpiece: Ellen Christine Couture, Earrings: Sydney Evan
Source: harpersbazaar.com

Have a lovely day!

Helen xx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2013 Ad Campaign

Kristen McMenamy stars in the new Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2013 ad campaign, the brand's first under the creative direction of Alexander Wang. The campaign is shot in black and white (love it!) by Steven Klein featuring black and white pieces from the runway show. Kristen's face is artistically hidden in most of the pictures the objective being to draw the viewer's attention to the clothes. The campaign introduces Le Dix Tote Bag.

Enjoy the images and have a lovely day!





Source: balenciaga.com
 
Helen xx
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