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Savage Beauty: The Alexander McQueen exhibition


When the MET debuted this exhibition a few years ago in New York, everyone who visited it shared their excitement in every way possible. So when I found out that the famous exhibition was coming to London, it was my turn to get excited. Especially when I've read that many items of Alexander McQueen's work that couldn't travel to New York would be on display here in London (244 items in total), I was double excited.


I had to book my ticket 2 months prior to the day I went and I took a day off from work so I could fully enjoy the experience. And I have to say that the whole experience was powerful and overwhelming, just like Alexander McQueen was as a designer.


The exhibition takes a deep look into McQueen's personality and what motivated him and inspired him. Every hall represents a specific period of McQueen's work and be prepared to be amazed. "What an innovator he was..." that's what I was thinking all the time during my visit at Victoria and Albert museum. 


It's hard for me to describe this experience: surrounding by intimidating voices and music, you get to see  amazing clothes made from unconvetional materials, forms and patterns made in such a unique way that literally shaken the fashion world and they're all placed carefully into halls that follow each theme and each period of McQueen's work and inspiration.


The most overwhelming hall was where all his iconic pieces are on display and where you have the opportunity to watch the moments of his breathtaking fashion shows. And in the middle that iconic white dress that got painted in the middle of his fashion show in 1999. I would prefer more information on every piece in that room (some of them were really hard to even caught your eye) but still the feeling you get, surpasses the lack of information. 
After watching Kate Moss hologram moving gracefully with the "Schindler's list" soundtrack (another iconic moment at McQueen's fashion show in 2006), I left the exhibition feeling sad of the loss of such an original talent. 


Tickets are still available, so book your tickets as soon as possible. This is one exhibition that shouldn't be missed. 


Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty
Victoria and Albert Museum
'Till 2 August
Ticket Prices: £17,60
  
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Cleaning my beauty box: My new beauty products!!


Beauty experts suggest we should renew our beauty products quite often and always check on the back of the packaging to see how long we can actually use them. 
But I don't do any of that. 
I rarely renew my beauty products (only when they finish) and I never check the brand's suggestions. 
But I made a big desicion: Even though my beauty products are scattered between London and Athens, I would at least do a big clear out at my so called "beauty box", which contains the products that I use on a regular basis. 
I got rid of ancient eye liners that I never use, I threw away old mascaras and I made disappear all those old lipsticks that I don't even remember their original colour. 
And then, the fun begun! I had to buy new stuff!!!
So the past few weeks I visited all the on budget beauty counters in order to build my new and fresh beauty box. 
Here's what I've purchased and tried so far (more are still to come!):



This is the first time that I buy a Maybelline Mascara and I really like it! The brush is really smooth and easy to use but you need to put quite a few layers of mascara to really see a difference. 




Lately I'm obsessed with eyebrows. Maybe Cara Delavigne had something to do with it?
I'm usually use eyebrow liners but I thought I should test this Brow Perfector by Sleek
I found it more difficult to use than the liner, because it needs more time to get it right, so I will use it on more special occasions when I have more time to experiment.




I kept hearing about dry shampoos in general and since I have very greasy hair, I decided to give it a go and buy one. It's a good solution when you don't have to wash your hair and dry them, but let's face it. Nothing can replace a proper wash. 




I didn't know what to expect when I bought this lip balm and now I can't leave without it! 
Great texture, great colour and it smells amazing! 




I usually don't go crazy with eye shadows, so when I found this palette I instantly grabbed it because I loved the colours and the... price!! (only £4).




Another thing that beauty experts suggest is that we must clean our make up brushes regurarly. But I rarely listen to them. I hope with this cleaner, that is so easy to use, I would clean them more often.  




I'm in love with this nail colour! You don't have to use a base separately, the colour looks amazing and it's really easy to apply. 





One moment of silence please in order to honor this amazing product that changed my life.I have the worst hair in history of bad hair and this amazing product by Percy And Reed transforms them completely. It might be pricey, but its totally worth it! 




Unfortunately I'm not a big fan of this product. The colour is really nice but the texture is so sticky that makes my lips look weird. 




I'm obsessed with this fabulous pencil eyeliner! So easy to apply and with the smudger on the other end you can't go wrong! And because of the 3 for 2 offer, I bought 2 great lip liners too! 



  
I keep hearing about contouring lately and I have no idea what it is... So I bought this easy to use contour kit, so I can practise while I'm doing my research. Soon I'll post the "results" of my research... 

More beauty purchases at my next payday...
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Copy the look of: Diane Kruger


So you check the chic and efforless look of Diane Kruger's and you scream: yes! I want this Giambattista Valli dress and those Valentino sandals!  But then you check your bank account and you just scream:no!! Well, it's time to relax... Droula comes to your rescue! I found how you can copy Diane's look without spending 3 months salary on it. 
Here's how:


Looks familiar? You can purchase this cute dress at Topshop for £55.



Diane is right. This cute lemon dress looks amazing with high leg gladiator sandals. And you can buy them at SimplyBe for only £35. 



And of course you need a cool shoulder bag to complete the look. We've got you covered with this suede shoulder bag from Anthropologie for £44.95. 

And you're ready to hit the streets and have fun!
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Fashion Bitching (#25): MET GALA 2015


So now that everyone has been talking about it, it's my turn to have the final word on this year's Met Gala.
Every year celebrities from all over the world try to make a fashion statement at Anna Wintour's extravaganza. Sometime they succeed, sometimes they don't and that why we are here to bitch about it! 
This year's theme was "China: Through The Looking Glass" but apparently most of the stars didn't get the memo...  


Kate Hudson is wearing Michael Kors
 This look is a great interpretation of the concept and she looks amazing! 
Well done Kate! 
Score: 9/10


Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela

First of all, I would like to congratulate Amal for forgetting her gloves at home. Other than that... see you next time Amal! 
Score: 7/10


 
Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

I'm a big Star Wars fan too but I try not to show it on the red carpet (If I would ever walked in one). 
May the force be with you Anne and better styling luck next time. 
Score: 7/10

 
Beyonce in Givenchy

Beyonce remembered to practise some new poses for the red carpet, but forgot to get dressed. 
My dear Beyonce we all know you look hot, you don't need this... 
Score: 6/10 



Cara Delavigne in Stella McCartney
 I love the concept with the tattoos and the styling is amazing, but there is something about this jumpsuit that doesn't look flattering on Cara... 
Score: 8/10


Chloe Sevigny in JW Anderson

No Chloe, women in China don't dress like that... 
Score: 3/10



Diane Kruger in Chanel
I love the fact that Diane Kruger always takes risks on the red carpet. But this time the look is a little bit boring... Maybe if she tried a different pair of shoes... 
Score: 7/10



Jennifer Lawrence in Dior
 Finally someone who tried to incorporate the "China" concept into her look. And she looks amazing... 
Score: 8.5/10


 
Jennifer Lopez in Versace
Jennifer Lopez's laptop has been broken for days. She didn't receive any email about the concept of the event. Her stylist said something about glass, so she decided to go naked... Who cares about China?
Score: 7/10

 

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein
 I have this feeling that Kendall Jenner look always the same. Same hair, same styling, same make up. And yes, she is beautiful but still... 
Score: 6/10



Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli

 - Kanye I'm thinking on going naked to the MET GALA this year...
- Whatever you want baby... 
Score: 6/10



Lady Gaga in Balenciaga
Kimonos are Japanese, not Chinese, ok?
Score: 4/10



Madonna in Moschino
 When Madonna is going to an event fully dressed and doesn't show her ass on the red carpet, then we are talking about a real improvement... 
Score: 8/10


Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret
One more time for Maggie: There is something called "bra" and you need it. Now. 
Score: 4/10


Poppy Delevigne in Marchesa
 I love this dress and Poppy looks amazing in it. 
Score: 9/10


Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi 
 I don't have words... only sounds and they are not nice... 
Score: 2/10


Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture
After all the fuss on the internet about this cape, all I can think about now is pizza with pepperoni... 
Score: 6/10



Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M and Philip Tracey hat
 Ok, you want to go for the big statement hat. Why wear this ugly dress?
Score: 5/10


Selena Gomez in Vera Wang
A breathe of fresh air on the red carpet with the touch of China. Finally. 
Score: 9/10


Sienna Miller in Thakoon Panichgul
 No, China is not known for its matadors. They are in Spain. S-P-A-I-N. 
Score: 4/10


Solange Knowles in Giles.
 Solange's grandmother always used to say to her that the world is her oyster. And she decided to dress like one. They eat oysters in China, right?
Score: 2/10

Zhang Ziyi in Carolina Herrera
Just perfection. Just saying.
Score: 10/10
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Style inspiration: Jessica Alba


I know that no matter what I'll do, I'll never have the body, the hair and the lips of Jessica Alba. Even if I'll eat one carrot a day for the rest of life. But that doesn't mean that I can't get inspired by her amazing style and incoporate it into mine. 
I love her street style... How she mixes the colors... how she embraces the trends... how she makes everything look so effortless...  
So, here are some of her best fashion moments to help you get inspired too. 
































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