Dress to impress : first interview look 

The second part of my new post series is finally done! This week I wanna talk to you about the preferable and suitable looks for a job interview!

My mom goes crazy whenever I have a job interview. She has this old fashioned idea of how an appropriate  interview look should be that I’ve always found boring..

So over the years,and after countless interviews, I came to the conclusion that there is always a way to create a fashionable look for an interview that is true to your personal style and of course doesn’t age you!

 

The classic trench coat

It has to be the number one accessory and the absolute must have in a girl’s  closet for winter. It’s light enough to show your silhouette but it covers a large part of your body and gives a classy look. It also looks expensive especially if you invest in a well made piece. Continue reading

why 2014 was Victoria’s year 


There’s no doubt in my mind that 2014 was Victoria Beckham’s year. Month after month Victoria was in the spotlight not for her personal life, but mainly for her work and humanitarian activities. Here’s a countdown of top reasons this was her year!

5) Victoria opened her new store in London,after a great increase in sales the previous months, creating a minimalistic space with no cash registers and she shocked everybody when she herself took the role of the sales assistant during her opening day.

4) one of the highlights of her year was definitely New York Fashion week where she presented her new clothes collection. Victoria made a move towards the U.S. market as many of her celebrity American friends already have worn her creations on red carpets.

3) Living proof that hard work,persistence and of course talent can pay off is what led to her winning “Best Brand” at the British Fashion Award this year! If you add to her year my two previous reasons you can easily understand why in her work life Victoria had her most productive year so far!

2) the biggest surprise was obviously seeing her husband’s Instagram photo with her smiling for the camera. The usually more “reserved” Victoria in a relaxed selfie was something most people had to see twice to believe!

1) Her UN speech has to be one of the strongest moments she had this year. As a Goodwill Ambassador she set some pretty tough goals and strongly support how important is for all women to provide for their children and how we can all help to that.

( Images taken from Glamour.com, daily mirror.com and dailymail.com )

ATHENS XCLUSIVE DESIGNERS WEEK: My fav Shows in pics

Another Athens Xclusive Designers week has ended and I would like to share my thoughts with you. For Athens this is a celebration of fashion,femininity and inspiration. For me it’s a great opportunity to see up in close and personal all these amazing new Greek designers and enjoy some healthy competition too in the annual new designers awards!So first of all I would like to congratulate this year’s winners : F. Erotokritos, Lisa &Kira and Sinister and show you how Greek fashion looks like for ss15!

Girly,flirty,provocative, sexy,ethnic are just few words to describe it!
Enjoy!!

 

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My week in pics!

It’s been a great week! No,work wasn’t relaxing this week,the weather wasn’t great,I didn’t have much free time.. So what made my week so remarkable? Well, first of all the beginning of it was fabulous! Last Friday was the first day of Athens Xclusive Designers Week SS15, and as you can understand a fashion week for a fashion blogger is like a candy store for a kid!! I enjoyed every minute of it although I had to run everyday after work! Let me share with you few pics from the event! Make sure you check the full post later this weekend with many more pics and reviews from the shows!

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On Tuesday I decided to cut my hair shorter (much shorter!) so I visited my favorite salon, the famous and talented people at “Konstantinos Xatzis” coiffure. And the next day I dyed my hair a dark ash blonde! All ready and done for winter!

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To complete my new look I decided to treat myself a new hairstyle line so I went shopping for some Toni and Guy products!

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Tomorrow autumn sales begin so I’m heading back to the Mall! Let’s see if we can find something worth to be mentioned in next time’s “my week in pics” !

So how was your week darlings?

Style in a music box

You know how much I enjoy finding new amazing stores! My latest discovery is Muzitee! It’s a totally different store than the ones I usually pick,but that’s exactly why I love it!
Muzitee is an online store for those loving music. It’s an online clothing brand for musiclovers,mainly menswear, but a great option for all ya fashion icon girls who appreciate a statement shirt to match your boyfriend jeans!
Now besides the retro/music related style what really caught my eye was the box in which you receive your order. It’s not just any box. It is an old school music cassette! This gorgeous music box I think has to be one of the smartest boxing ideas I have ever seen! It is ideal for presents and I promise you, there’s no way you’re not keeping this box!
With your order you also receive your personal password and you can download exclusive EPs from various artists working with Muzitee.
There are so many little details about this store that I’m still discovering and truly love. For example,all t shirts cost 19,81 euros  because the the person behind this great idea (Vangelis Orfanidis) was born in 1981.
To me what truly matters is having a clean concept,and this is exactly what I found in Muzitee.
Another pro of this store is the free shipping worldwide! Although it is a Greek store, so for my shirts I don’t have to worry about it, I have many friends that live abroad so this brilliant when sending a present!
The latest addition to the Muzitte collection is the hoodies line, especially designed to “accommodate” your MP3 player/smartphone just so you can include more music in your life!

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For more info and orders check http://muzitee.com

( this in not a paid advertisement. This post depicts the writer’s personal opinion)

5 ways to make your workouts more fun!

Happy autumn darlings!! How are you? I’m finally putting my working life on track so hopefully I will be posting more in the near future!! :)
For all you working girls out there I know how important is to find some time for yourself. As you all know I did the Dukan diet some weeks ago and now I need to find time every week and workout.
I know you are not thrilled with the idea of working out, pretty much as I am. But after all these posts you probably know I have come up with a solution! So here are my five tips for making my workout more enjoyable!

1) chose the right workout

It is not always simple to start working out. We are not all the same so each one of us needs its own pace and of course the right type of exercise. The first thing you need to do is find what works for you! Probably you’ll have to try few things first before you chose what’s best for you,but once you find it things will become much easier. If you do something you don’t enjoy or doesn’t fit your style then it’s quite possible you’ll quit soon. If your time is limited then you can download on your smartphone the ” 7minute workout” app, which is quite good and intense but doesn’t take much time. If you prefer something more relaxing chose a corse of yoga or Pilates. For the bravest ones I would recommend jogging especially outdoors.

2) update your music track list

Music can always motivate you when it comes to exercise, especially when running. I find it very useful to update regularly my track list. It keeps me motivated,especially some power songs and dance bits.

3) find company

Misery wants company, right? Hahahhahahahah
So find a friend and become workout buddies. It will keep you motivated and you will encourage each other in case you want to quit!

4) shop for new clothes

Just because you’re going to the gym doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be dressed nice. Wearing boring clothes in which you don’t feel comfortable will make the gym boring. The first thing I did when I decided to add regular workouts to my schedule was going shopping! A nice pair of trainers, a new tracksuit and some cute accessories where enough to make the hole experience a lot more girly!

5) set realistic goals

If you haven’t worked out before, or it’s been a long time since you had regular workouts then set small and logical goals. Loosing 10kg for example in two months, or running 5 Km at once it’s quite impossible to achieve if you are a beginner. If your goals are unrealistic it is quite possible you’ll be frustrated and probably quit soon. But if you begin with something simple once you accomplish it you’ll feel so much better!! Set realistic goals and this way you’ll be more motivated in your workout. When I began jogging I could barely finish one round at the stadium ( approximately 480meters). So my first goal was to complete two rounds! Then three,then four.. If I had began immediately by setting up a crazy and impossible goal you would be quitting like super fast! So keep it simple guys!

My Dukan journey part 1

I know it’s been a while since I posted but its been a month of change in so many ways and kept me busy,emotional and excited at the same time!
I have worked hard for some life- changing projects : I finally have a new Job (for the first time something that actually has to do with my major) and I’m loosing weight and becoming more fit.
Although pretty excited about the first one too I will be sharing my thoughts for the latter.
For years I wasn’t paying any attention to what I was eating or doing any serious workout programs. But in the resent years,while I was getting older and more interested in my appearance, I have tried several times to change that. From time to time I had began dieting or joining the gym with no serious results. The main problem was that my body was used to bad junk food so it couldn’t metabolize fast enough any more.
For more than two years I kept trying to lose weight but I was stuck : 52,2kg. I never was overweight but as being short this was 5-6 kilos more than i should be.
This summer was different. I reached my tolerance point. I couldn’t let weight bit me,I couldn’t let it control me.
August was the first month in years that I wasn’t working, so I decided to do some swimming. Spending few days by the sea and swimming more than 3h/day made me realize that losing weight could be easier: if you consume less than you burn then you lose! But how could I wake up my metabolism to speed it up?
Googling different kinds of diet I came across the Dukan diet so I though I gave it a go. And it worked!!
You have to follow 4 different stages of dieting in order to complete the schedule and achieve your goal.

Phase one

This is the aggressive phase,when you go to the extremes to wake your metabolism and start burning the fat. You do lose a lot of weight but it is mainly fat,so you feel great even if you lose 1kilo!
In this stage you can only consume proteins and no fat at all. You can eat as much meat as you like and also non-fat dairy products. This can be a bit difficult at first because your body won’t have enough energy and you will feel exhausted a lot,especially if you need to lose much weight and you remain at the first stage for more than 6 days. I only wanted to lose a total of 5 kilos so my first stage lasted only 4 days. Still, waking up after the first day of my new diet I could barely move. It took me several hours to get used to it but after that I was good to go! I lost the first 1,5 kilo within 48hours and by the time I finished the first stage I had lost 2 kilos and about 4cm of cellulite and fat from my hips.

Phase two

In this face you need to change your daily protein routine with a day of salads. As many days your first phase lasted that many pairs of twisting dieting your second phase needs to last. So for me it was four pair of this type of eating, 8 days total. On the first day I was only consuming proteins and on the second day I was adding a salad and maybe a fruit for snack. During this stage I lost only one more kilo but I lost about 7cm from my belly and 3cm more from my hips!

Now, 3kg later and after reducing drastically my body fat, I’m following diet for phase three. Results in this stage appear slower but it is the first step to introduce your body to regular food again and teaching yourself how to maintain a healthy body. From the beginning I added to my weekly routine jogging twice a week (about 2km every time) and drinking a lot of water. Both these factors helped my body lose weight faster but also changing my daily schedule to a more healthy lifestyle! Since this phase hasn’t been completed yet and I still have phase four to come I’ll be posting again in few weeks for my total review of this diet!!

(Attention : this is not an add. The results vary according to the duration and the anticipated weight. Do not attempt this diet if you have serious heart or liver problems)

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