TREND: MEDITERRANEAN STYLE
LIVING A MEDITERRANEAN LIFE
As far as I know, I don't have a drop of mediterranean blood in me, yet it is a half life that I have lived since I was around 10 years old. When I was very young my grandparents decided to relocate to a small fishing town in Greece, and twice yearly we would go out and visit them. In a traditional town where everyone knew everyone, my sister and I grew up with greek children, eating mediterranean meze's, learning to swim in the Aegean sea, and wandering up and down the old markets. Whenever it was time to visit again, we always said we were going 'home'. Greece was our home, it was our element.
My 'Nanna-J' as we call her is one of the most stylish women I know. She pulls of white skinny jeans and leopard print in a way no other seventy-two year old could. She is petite and glamorous, kitten heels and locally made greek costume jewellery stacked up and shimmering when she moves. Nothing is ever too much - it reminds me of every Dolce & Gabbana campaign laden with jewels and tiaras and heavily embellished skirts and headbands. Neutral tones with roars of bright greens, reds or blues here and there. Its captivating, and the epitome of mediterranean style.
As I have grown up, my favourite designers have become Italian's Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld's re-invention of the French house Chanel, along with other French houses Dior and Balenciaga. A coincidence - I think not. Of course Alexander McQueen was my first love, but it is always the decorative and intricate yet laid back style of the mediterranean that I adored the most.