Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Glamour girl

Remember me casually mentioning a visit to the Glamour headquarters a couple of weeks ago?

Well, the June issue of greek Glamour magazine is out and I am featured in it, along with fashion blogging comrades Alecca Rox, Aris and Alkisti of Streetgeist, Hari K of The Soho Symposium and Queen B.

Random Fact 1: On the cover it reads: Miley Cyrus, the most famous girl in the world. My sister's comment, upon seeing that: Who is that Miley Cyrus chick and why is she supposed to be the most famous girl in the world? I don't know her.
Even my little sister is not young enough to be aware of Hannah Montana! You go tell 'em sis!

Random Fact 2: I'm opposite to an ad for ice-cream!

Random Fact 3: The clothes I wear in the photo are all mine (a Badila skirt I bought two years ago and a plain Zara top). Only the horse-print scarf is a recent buy (more on that on a different post). I also did the make-up myself. Now that I think about it, I should have taken the chance to be pampered by a pro!

Congratulations to Amalia Agathou, the Glamour editor who did an amazing job with this article, and congratulations to all the girls - and one boy - who were featured. We were all faaaaaahbulous! Now dear Greek readers, run to the kiosk and buy the magazine! And, all of you non-Greeks out there, I'm planning on doing the English translation really soon, so stay tuned. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to call my mum and tell her I'm in print.

---sorry it took me so long, here's the translation---

Penelopy, an architecture student whose style has been defined by her love for US Vogue ans her grandma's belts, other than writing her own blog now also posts professionally at ermou.gr/blog.
  • I was already a follower of many fashion blogs, leaving comments and conversing with the bloggers behind them. Creating my own was just the next natural step in communicating with all those inspirational girls. The first blog that I fell in love with was Style Bubble followed by Le Blog de Betty, The Cherry Blossom Girl and The Clothes Horse. One of the highlights of my blogging "career" was meeting up with Rebecca of The Clothes Horse at last October's Athens Fashion Week.
  • I'd rather not choose between fashion and architecture, as I love both. I do however believe that it is possible for someone to make a professional career out of blogging, as long as they are aware of the fact that it will surely take a while to make a living out of it. The fashion industry and the media are slowly realizing the power successful bloggers hold on public and sooner or later they will learn to use it for their own gain.
  • I have eventually reached a point where I really wear whatever I want, without feeling like I stick out. I gained the self-confidence neccesary to do that by seeing my favourite bloggers do the same. The biggest change in the way I dress is that I now wear almost exclusively skirts and dresses in my everyday life, abolishing the standard jeans uniform.
  • I loved the latest spring/summer collection by Charles Anastase, Chloé's amazing multi-strapped maryjanes and the beautiful multi-coloured dresses Greek designer duo DElight presented in the last Fashion Week Athens.
  • My shopping advice is: Get in a fitting room with your best friend and an armfull of clothes you'd never normally buy, and just have fun trying them on. You might be pleasantly surprised.

23 comments:

Sal said...

Congrats, beautiful!

chloe in the sky said...

gongrats!!!!!
love the picture where you hold the little siamese kitty :D

Hari K said...

-random fact 2: sweetie you are opposite to an ad for ice-cream!! I'm opposite to an ad for firming serum!!!!!!! (hmmmm do i have to start thinking more?..) :PPPPP

lopi said...

Hari K: Hahahaha! You know, your page is the next after mine... I think they're are trying to make us eat ice-cream and then feel guilty about it, so we will splurge on the serum! Even more randomness: The impossibly slim Katerina is next to a low-fat yogurt ad!

saray said...

that's awesome! Congrats..

stella said...

you look beautiful! and you know it's real and not airbrushed...

Jo said...

Haha!!! Girls, gongrats to you all. I 'm off to the kiosk immediately, I was looking forward to this...Continue like so!

Antoinette said...

Congratulations! Great photo of you. :)

Marietta said...

Fine, you ll make go buy it since noone is posting the full article! :)
Congrats again Lopi, you look amazing as always!

Hari K said...

u know why it's that,right?!!? while we continue reading the article we see the amazing figure of queen b and--oooo despaire---we start diet with a low-fat yogurt while waiting for the intensive firming serum to be absorbed.
never-ending tale!! :PP

Elena said...

sooooooooooo cool!!!!! I bought the issue first thing in the morning!

mika said...

bravo! 8a paw aurio na to agorasw!!! xairomai gia sena! fainesai na to diaskedazeis! omorfo xamogelo!

K@terina B. said...

lopiiiii you look so cute, and once again you look the youngest!!! The ads are hilarious indeed and for God's ... I am not that slim..!!! I didnt know the cover girl either...I thought Hanna Montana was her real name and with darker name I gussed she's just a look-alike!!!
Special thanx to Amalia from here too, I wasnt expecting such warm people after watching the devil wears prada...!! :P

K@terina B. said...

darker HAIR*

_nina_malvada_ said...

congrats girl!!!

dn to exo pari akoma to periodiko gia na boro na kano sxolia..ala simera 8a er8i sta xeria mou... :)

Thalia said...

amazing!!!
congrats! hope to see more of that cause it is inspiring!!

Mairyliscious said...

sas exw dei apo to sabbato kai nai oute ki egw to hksera to koritsi tou ekswfullou
to egrapsa kai sths katerinas to blog oti perimena megalutero arthro san auto tou young!
eisastan oloi uperoxoi !!!!
kai se ekswfullo euxomai :)

Mairyliscious said...

ksexasa: tha mou arese polu na sas dw olous me to mplouzaki tou glamour o kathenas sas sto diko tou blog me to diko tou styl na forate to mplouzaki kai na proteinete pws na forethei genika to t-shirt oxi mono to sygkekrimeno apoluta apla logw tou periodikou pu to edine dwro tha mu arese na sas dw olous se photo na to forate :)

mika said...

ela koukla m xtes kata tis 4 ta mesanuxta eipa st agori m afou 8a pigaine st periptero na mou t ferei. kala eisai polu glamorous! polu glukia kai omorfh! bravo sou koukla!!!!!

Alecca Rox said...

you are smiling! this must be a rare photo of you with a proper big smile!! you should do so more often, looking great;)

*I am next to a shampoo advert. funny thing is, it's the shampoo i'm actually using *lol*

Robin said...

How fun.
Good for you!

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

Raquel said...

oh congrats darling!
x

Mode Junkie said...

congrats on the feature girl! ;) love the fact that you are wearing maternity and kids stuff in one outfit. just proves how one can find pretty stuff if we just really LOOK around. there are no barriers anymore. even the men section is not a restricted territory anymore! LOVE THIS!

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