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The new Elena Makri Liberis’ collection is officially here! The creator, Elena Makri, with her resort “Thalatta Thalatta” collection is trying to make us wander around Mykonos, through her own vision. Feminine caftans printed with the Dilos island mosaics, maxi dresses in an ancient Greek cut, summer sandals and well-designed accessories are the main pieces of the collection. Beautiful bags and gold accessories complete the collection. Ethereal pieces of clothing, feminine and elegant, with a luxurious touch. High quality fabrics, highlighting the Mediterranean silhouette of the Greek women, helping them to love their bodies and turn their back to the international standards of beauty. A collection suitable for the vacation season which gathers the essentials for a Grecian or boho-chic look! Find them at Golden Hall Athens or the Belvedere Hotel Mykonos and of course on the official e-shop elenamakri.com. See some of the items of the collection below, backgrounded by the beautiful Mykonian beauties:

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The famous great Greek designer Mary Katrantzou has won the very important BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2015, with competitors of the caliber of Sophia Webster, Michael van der Ham, Emilia Wickstead and Holly Fulton, among others. She dresses many celebs and her collaborations are always popping, so it’s not a surprise – rather, a well deserved award!

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Meet the designer - Athanasiou Elena - StylishlyBeautiful.com

We met Elena Athanasiou (and her sweet parents) at their workshop in Ampelokipoi, Thessaloniki, last week. We first came in contact with her work, some months ago, and we really wanted to meet her in person and interview her for Stylishly Beautiful. She welcomed us to her workshop, where she gave us the tour of her space, and informed us about her handmade leather bags which she creates with the help of her parents who have a big experience in the field. Elena started her personal collection of handmade bags in the past 3 years, but you can already see clearly how talented she is. Apart from that she’s the sweetest person you can meet, and we’re sure that she has a bright future in front of her. So, let’s meet her through the interview she gave us.

1) Stylishly Beautiful Team (from now on SBT): Tell us a few things about yourself. 

I was born and raised in Thessaloniki. Ive been in the field of fashion, and more specifically in the field of women’s bags, from a very young age, due to our family business. For the past 3 years, I work on my personal collections, which I  design and fabricate.

2) SBT: What initiated the creation of Elena Athanasiou exclusive bags?

I started doodling my first designs in winter of 2011, while I was at the traditional workshop of my family, in Thessaloniki, which operates since 1992. The truth is that things went relatively quickly from there, since my first Elena Athanasiou Bag was sold in January 2012. 

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3) SBT: What materials do you use for your bags?

I mostly work with 100% genuine leather from Spain.

4) SBT: What inspired your own creations?

Inspiration comes from the simplest, everyday stimuli, which could be a painting or a quick glimpse through the car window while driving through the center of the city.

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5) SBT: Are you influenced by the fashion trends in creating one of your own designs, or are you based exclusively on your own inspiration?

Fashion is definitely something that influences us all, more or less. But I’m always trying to make my creations timeless, so they can last much more than one or two seasons.

6) SBT: How time consuming is the creation of a bag? 

The process has the following stages: Design, Pattern, Sample Final Product. There is no particular timeframe in the creation of a bag. Each bag, can stall you more or less than another one, in each of these stages.

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7) SBT: Which is your most favorite piece, among those you’ve designed so far? 

I don’t have a favorite piece, but I do have a favorite series, and that is «vacchetta».

8) SBT: Which are your future plans/dreams? 

After establishing my brand in my own city, Thessaloniki, I would like to open up an Elena Athanasiou Bags store in Athens.

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9) SBT: Tell us a few things you’d like us to know about you and your bags…

There are certain collections that I present every 3 months, but what makes us special is that we can intervene many times at the first stages of our collections, and create bags that are close to the taste and the aesthetics of each of our clients. We can customize the bags by changing the straps (long or short), the color (many options), the inside of the bag (with or without a lining), the outside (with nickel, gold or without any metallics) or anywhere else, according to the order of our clients. So everyone can create the bag of their dreams, based on our collections.

10) SBT: Where can we find the Elena Athanasiou exclusive bags?

You can find them at our workshop: Eleutherias 52, Ampelokipoi, Thessaloniki. Tel. 2310 742 968. On our site: www.elenaathanasioubags.gr. On Instagram athanasiouelena, and on our Facebook page: Elena Athanasiou Exclusive Bags.

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The new collection of Simoni Papaefstathiou, an accessory and textile designer, for winter 2015 is called ”Regina”. This collection is all about hand-woven tweed bags and there are five different models to choose from: a backpack, a gorgeous lady-like bag, a small pouch and two envelope-bags.

This collection is totally inspired by the royal dresses from the Victorian era. The main colors are gold, black, silver, white and red.

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Dukas shoes fall-winter 2014-2015 1Dukas (Dukas Chatzidoukas) was born in Thessaloniki and graduated from the American College of Greece, acquiring a Master’s degree in History of Art. Since 2003, when he created his first shoes & accessories line, he got acknowledged for his talent in creating beautiful, elegant and sexy shoes for women, not only in Greece, but also abroad. Dukas had dressed many international stars like Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna in his shoes & accessories, and has a very remarkable worldwide career, including being the designer of the Pink Ribbon bracelet for Estee Lauder whose profits help women with breast cancer.

His fall/winter 2014-2015 shoe collection is as beautiful as always, with his signature heels stealing the spotlight. Let’s take a look at some the shoes of this collection.

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EnaEna jewellery x Stylshly Beautiful giveawayStylishly Beautiful is collaborating with EnaEna Jewellery to bring to you our 2nd giveaway. All you have to do is, follow the 3 mandatory steps you’ll find on the Rafflecopter widget below (Like both pages & publicly share our giveaway’s photo on Facebook) for your entry to be valid. If you wish, you can follow the next 2 steps too, for extra entries.

The giveaway is open to European residents only, and ends at 23:59 on 12/10.

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