Remember!Fashion trends is not what you HAVE to wear. They are merely suggestions. Think of them as inspirations to built your own style.
And now that we got an idea of what's to come lets see what we like. Well in this case what I'd like to have in my wardrobe but don't (yet).  Here is a more extended wishlist to take an idea. Feel free to show me your picks with links in the comments!Always looking for more inspiration!

First and most loved: SKIRTS! We are women and there is nothing more flattering and girly than skirts. This time forget about the mini (although Chanel disagrees) wear elegant midi skirts with box pleats! Of course there were pencil skirts as well but BTDT. Now I want to try something else!
Where to find it? Done some research for this trend and my picks are:

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Found at Chicnova

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Find it in ASOS stores

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Found at ASOS store
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Find it in COCO Fashion store
And a more rock-punk version in leather!


Another trend I absolutely adore: PUNK-ROCK
I know it is the exact opposite of the pretty-preppy flared skirts I previously showed but I am a rocker at heart. Honestly I was like a kid in a candy store when I first saw the stores packed with edgy, rock, punk pieces! For this season as well, if it has studs, it's in (not a huge fan of studs though) .Want to be sure?Leather, leather, leather. Never goes out of fashion and adds the desired punk tune in every outfit. Think what Avril Lavigne would wear. It is also perfectly combined with the Tartan trend that goes around this season.
Finds and picks:

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Found at ASOS stores

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Find it in Choies store
Stradivarius find
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Choies love
Another trend for this season: Lady figure
Got it?Flaunt it! But not in the exposed skin kind!This season you get to show your curves with lines and cuts that define your body shape but cover you up. Think the a-line skirts we previously saw but with heavier fabrics.  No picks from me for this trend. I like it ok but I prefer the more romantic skirts as shown before.

Have you seen  Les Misérables?? If not then go see it if you want inspiration for this look!Tomboy-ish suits and combinations! 
Can be found: Mainly at Zara. Couldn't find it in many stores to tell you the truth.


I am sure everyone knows that Tartan and Tweed are must fabrics for this season. Combine anything you like with a piece made of this fabric and it's instant fashion. Be careful though because these are hard fabrics and the shape needs to fit properly to your body. You need to pay attention to the sizes for this one! 
Picks and loves:
At MissPatina store
Find it at an H&M store near you



ZARA find

Choose your colour! Gotta tell you Navy Blue and Cream to Pink shades were the it thing on the runways. Always in the Black, White, Grey and Red are must colours for most trends. Pick what suits your style and work it best! 







I just recieved this email confirming the participation of the legendary brand ESCADA! Yes I know, it's fashion week in NY. Well I live in Greece so I get to be excited about our own fashion week! From the 18th of October until the 21st brilliant masterminds of the fashion industry will be gathering in Athens for an amazing event presenting their S/S 2014 collections! It is now confirmed that the Fashion Director of the brand Escada, Daniel Wingate, with his team will be presenting their collection for the coming summer!


I am a big fan of the brand so getting to see and photograph the collection first hand is a big deal for me! I love how they show of the woman's body figure without being provocative. I adore how classy the clothes are and how they combine colours and fabrics!!! Having a sneak peek at their latest collection I can't wait to see everything on the runway of the 14th AXDW! Here is a little preview for you too!


Now to inform you who didn't know Greece had a fashion week. Yes we do and not only that, but it is attracting a lot of attention as time passes. Every season more and more established brands want to participate. Last time, for example, Patricia Field was there (and OMG the collection and the show was EPIC!!!). But it is not just that. Fashion weeks are meant for the new people. They were started so people could see something fresh on the runway from the new designers. This is where AXDW is different and this is why I am excited. We know what the big brands will bring to the game, we've seen it on other fashion shows. Here in Greece, Athens Xclusive Designers Week is an opportunity for young designers to compete and  bring something new to the fashion scene. Last time I got to be there for the Designers Awards and I must tell you I was inspired and every collection was SO different from one another I was surprised! I am expecting big things this season as well but I am sure they won't let us down. As I saw runway videos from previous Designers Weeks I can say that each time it gets better. Each time the designers bring something more, something new and better and this is why I am happy to be able to witness that first hand.  

Lets hope that this time I won't get sick and miss the last day! Yes that is why there isn't a part 3 on my AXDW report. I am so excited!!!I am already picking outfits in my head! Not that anyone will notice them anyway, but it feels good to be able to wear something fancy and go to a place where people won't look at you funny. I've got to tell you it was a blast last time getting in the bus and seeing half of it filled with people heading at the AXDW and the others looking and wondering :p 

Hello loves!It's been a while! I am back from vacations, it's September and summer is supposed to be over...right? NO!I refuse to let go of the sun yet! One of the advantages of living in Greece is that summer gets extended until November at least. Yeaeeee!!! Unfortunately it is exams period so even if we have sun and beaches, I can't enjoy them :( .On another note, it was just announced that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam take the leads on 50 Shades of Grey. He is so freaking HOT portraying Jax Teller, I doubt he'll have a problem with CG!!! I was one of them rooting for Ian, but after seeing this choice, I am perfectly pleased!

That was the intro.Back to me (it is called spotlights on the Redhead after all). I got back from my vacations to find a lovely package on my mail! The pendant I so adored from the first sight (cause it's so me) from SPARK jewelry! You can find a lot of cool stuff there and the prices are way low! Actually I will definitely be posting about them again!They just opened but they have a site, prices and stylish pieces that can compete with the "big brands"! If you don't believe me just see for yourselves and tell me! http://www.spark-jewelry.com






Top:H&M
Necklace:Spark Jewelry
Jeans:Suite Blanco
Shoes:Migato







 Having fun.Well this was not supposed to go up because it was me almost falling...But I actually like it cause it's not stiff (and I look cute).






Hello loves! I hope you all are enjoying yourselves as much as I do! I haven’t posted anything for so long and I missed it! But I had this amazing day that I just HAD to share with you!! But first things first!  CONGRATS to the winners which are *drumroll*
 ~Patricia Justino
~Maria Morfopoulou
~Eleftheria Sxiza- Kozanidou
~Κατερίνα Σώρρα
~Tasos Papadopoulos
~Bianca Rogoveanu
And the lucky one who gets the glasses is: 
~Laura De Vita!!!!!
Thank you all for participating!

Now to my too long to read post that you must read because it's awesome. I had the most amazing day at Hydra! A small Greek island with a lot of history, amazing beaches and hot guys wherever you turn (well…they walk around ripped and shirtless what a girl’s got to do?).  I was so excited to go there I forgot my camera! But my Samsung Galaxy S4 was my rescue. It has an amazing camera…I actually managed to finish the battery in a day from all the pictures and videos. I am so proud of me, it usually lasts up to 2 days. Enough about my tech-crush , back to the island.

Me, my Daddy and my little brother (well not so little anymore) in the boat to take us to Hydra.

Hydra is the perfect destination if you want both to relax and party. With no cars on the island the only way to get around is with donkeys, horses, or your feet. So make sure to carry flats and comfortable shoes (and flip flops of course) if you ever are to visit any Greek island.


But it is small so a little exercise doesn’t hurt, unless like me you forget your sunblock and hat somewhere… I got back with mild sunburn on my shoulders but totally worth it!

 Paradiso Guest houses have the best décor ever!They are so stylish and clean and comfy! It's like my dream house got a physical form! That’s where we went to freshen up and take a bath before leaving the island.  See???





 

Oh, and an awesome view from the balcony! I am so coming back as soon as I can!!!Actually scratch that. I will find 4 days in September and go!

 
Other than that I spent the entire day in my swimsuit and on the 2 best beaches of the island! Not that there are really places that are not gorgeously breathtaking there.


Another way to get around fast is with a speed boat. You see my brother who insisted on staying there for the trip…it was fun watching him trying to hold on and bumping as the boat went up and down on the waves :p
Beach No1!Mandraki beach. 

The waters deep, crystal clear and somewhat cold. Family place mostly, we stayed and had lunch there and then me and my brother left for the next beach. Not really a beach but one of the popular places to swim, eat and drink for the younger crowd.
Beach No2! Called Spilia  

This is the view from the sunbed I was on. Open the full image to get an idea. I couldn’t stop smilling…

Luxurious yachts come and go all the time from various countries. 
  And this is were we dive from. Or would dive if it wasn't for my swimsuit that just won't stay in place! My brother enjoyed the cliff while I was trying my galaxy S4 camera until I joined him. Well...no need for words... these are perfectly captured images. And gifs too!!!


























Well all in all it was AMAZING!!!! I am just sorry it ended!



I edited all my pictures on the #GalaxyS4. Truth to be told the majority is unedited. The pictures it takes are stunning and there is no need for colour correction or contrast/brightness touch ups. I mean just look at the sunset!!

Until next time have FUN!Enjoy the rest of the summer until real life catches up to us!What have you been up to so far?!?!?!
   As you have seen from some of my photos I am wearing glasses and since somehow glasses became a trend, I was looking online for inspiration. I stumbled on Firmoo:www.firmoo.com ! It was a pleasant surprise to see so many frames and in such low prices! But what left me staring was that THE FIRST PAIR IS FREE! Who does that unless they know you will be coming back for more? That's how sure they are for their products! But don't take my word for it take a look for yourselfs: http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html .




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So since it's summer I thought many of you could use a pair of sunglasses (or maybe a new pair of prescription glasses)! 

So the prizes are 6 vouchers of 20$ for a pair of glasses from http://www.firmoo.com/classic-series.html !So if the pair of your choice is under 20$ you only pay shipping!
Also if there are over 40 participating one of you will have the chance to win a completely free pair of glasses (including shipping)!
All you have to do is follow me, choose the pair you like and leave me a comment! And you can get even more chances to win with the optional choices (you can tweet daily for even more points!).
ATTENTION:Valid are only the entries that have fulfilled at least the 2 mandatory steps (follow me on bloglovin' and commenting with the pair you want)



One more reason I like them. You do realise than online shopping means you don't get to try the product on you right? Well WRONG! Firmoo on their website have an app for that! You can create an account (free of course) and upload your picture and try on glasses! I usually spend hours walking from store to store to try and find the perfect fit but Firmoo makes it so much easier and fun! Well I played with it for a while (yeah it's pretty hard for me to find glasses) but check out this one I tried!(I couldn't center them on the app cause my pic was too big.Don't do the same mistake as me!!!)Should this be my next buy?!