Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Back & Ready for Fashion Action!

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Hello Fashion Followers,

After a very long and needed break from the world, Fashion Fix is back for NY fall update. I couldn't be more excited, as I am finally a college graduate and a New York resident. Bye bye Athens, hello NYC! Coming back home after 5 years already feels like I never left. I miss Greece so much, it was 5 years of my life that gave me unforgettable experiences and a lot of time on my own for reflection and growth. Thanks to the super hip fashion scene of Athens I might as well dedicate my inspiration to launch this blog because of that. 

Well, I didn't want to rant too much, but I did want to apologize for being M.I.A for 3 months but now that I have things running again I wanted to tell the blogging world...I am happy to be back home! 

Happy Autumn Shopping!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Hiatus Until Further Notice... :-(

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Hello Fashion Followers,

I have some exciting news on the 'life of Anna' front, not so much on the 'fashion' front, though. :-(I know I have been really bad at updates this lovely summer, just like last year when I was in the states visiting for the summer and had no time to dedicate to well thought-out posts. Good/Bad news I am moving out of Athens, Greece and moving back to my home state of New York to start a new chapter of my life. I say it's good and bad news because I missed being home, and I am finally ready to go back, but I am sad because I have made Greece my home for the past 5 years, and I am going to miss this city, and the crazy fun places and people I got to meet while being here. So I have mixed feelings about this next big step. I have officially graduated COLLEGE with a degree in communications. So that has definitely been the highlight of my month of June. As a graduation present my parents have graced me with a brand new CANON T3i rebel camera, to help me also with my blog picture updates. I am so grateful and lucky to have such amazing parents who have supported me in whatever I wanted to do, and I seriously appreciate all they have done and continue to do. Unfortunately, this looks like it will be the last post of most of the summer, as I will take a hiatus to enjoy not being a college student and relaxing during my last summer before the real world starts. I also will be on a remote island with no internet connection, so even if I wanted to update, that would be difficult. Hopefully by the end of July I can make a quick update to catch up with some posts, as well as the end of august. I will be leaving Athens middle of September, so I expect to be posting in full-swing by the beginning of September as a fresh new start --- kind of like back to school, but since I won't BE in school, I can dedicate more precious time to my blog, with canon rebel pictures! Fun Stuff! 

Until Next Time, ~Happy Shopping

Friday, June 1, 2012

Heart & Soul.

There has been a short break between term papers and final exams where I thought I could take advantage of to post some updates. This one is going to be short and sweet, like I always promise they will be and then I end up writing a book. 

A lot of the people in my life already know this, but for those of you just getting to know me through my blog I am introducing for the first time my love and adoration for the Miss Britney J. Spears. Ever since I was 8 years old and baby one more time hit the radio waves, it was love at first sight. You would think that through the years my idolization would die down as I matured. However, it has gotten progressively worse, and I am honestly so proud of that. My support runs deep. I think I felt closer to Britney more than ever during her dark days because I feel that was when she was fragile but real. She wasn't a manufactured product dolled up by her management, it was the real Britney, calling out for help. And I absolutely loved that side of her. I still think she wasn't crazy, the media made the world think she was crazy, but that is a whole other story and I don't want to start my conspiracy rants here. This is strictly about the fashion. 
If anyone is interested in my deeper thoughts then you can just comment and ask, I'll be more than happy to share more of my beliefs on the Britney subject. 

But this post is to celebrate her overcoming all of those past hardships and how she is still the most fascinating and inspirational celebrity ever! 
There is a lot of controversy about Britney joining the xfactor panel this season because a lot of people are throwing out the "she can't even sing" card. And instead of me trolling thousands of websites and starting disputes, I will put my opinions on here to say my peace once and for all. This show is called the "X" factor. Meaning if you got "it" that the industry is looking for. That doesn't mean the best voice ONLY. You need the package. The look, personality, dance ability, entertainment value, shock value, and voice. Britney has been in the business since she was 13 years old and she has proven enough that she can sing. It's not the best vocal range like Christina can belt out high notes, but Britney has always been an amazing entertainer and knows how to make people talk and keep millions interested in her. Simon wanted her for his ratings, obviously, but to say Britney is not capable of being in that position is utter ignorance. I don't know how ready she is to take on this role, I just hope she has finally reached a good and stable place in her life where she can show the world again why we love her.
By the looks of the first auditions, girl is in GREAT SHAPE. So let me just shut my mouth now and show the pictures! 


I am so freaking proud of her, words can't even describe! It's so nice to see genuine smiles and her looking healthy! That dress was adorable, and do I even mention that body after two kids!? 
I could only hope I look that good. People need to stop being so judgmental and rude. We are so used to having our celebrities be "perfect" that it's so unrealistic. We should embrace that Britney is a person just like us and we should applaud her strength and her desire to get back into the groove of fame without people being so mean.  

I guess the post was another opinion piece, with a small rant of sorts. But this has been the most rewarding post of all for me. :-) 

Until next time, ~Happy Shopping & Happy June!
Summer is here, let's hope I can get some new cute things to post. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Showing Some Skin. How much is too much?

[This is an opinion piece - a reflection on some standards in the Fashion world. Please feel free to read if you are interested and tell me your opinions as well in the comments section]

Hello Fashion Followers,
I have been furiously writing school papers and haven't had the time to devote to updates. On a positive note, I am finishing my very last semester as an undergrad in 3 weeks. After the 15th of June, be ready for an update overload! 

I wasn't planning on updating at all this week but I came across something I felt I just needed to talk about. 

One of the very few cool things about being a woman is that our figure and curves are very sexy and we have amazing clothes that can show that off. But then there is always the question of decency. How much skin is too much? One of the trends this year have been the 'slit' dress. I honestly think there is nothing sexier than a slit dress from the floor to the thigh, on one side. The slit has to stop, though at a specific point, or else people might get a view of your 'peek-a-boo.' There is a very fine line between sexy and slutty, and I think its something women should pay attention to. I believe that not showing too much is sexier than having it all hang out. If you want to show your cleavage, with the new push up bra you got, than balance it out with a longer, curve hugging dress to the knee. If you wear a mini dress that shows a little bit of butt cheek AND have your cleavage all hang out, know that this is not attractive. Unless you expect men to treat you like a piece of meat. If you dig that sort of thing than don't question why men don't respect you. Sorry for being a little harsh today...Maybe it is the weather. But sometimes we got to face the truth ladies. It doesn't matter how skinny you are and if you can 'pull it off' or not. It is about sexiness, classiness, and self-respect. Those qualities are truly attractive.

Slightly getting off topic here. But what I really wanted to bring to people's attention is how pathetic it is that the fashion industry still promote sickly skinny models as the face of absolute beauty and chicness. I know a lot of people in this business may have come to accept the fact it's just the way it is, but I will continue to disagree and voice my opinion. Because, while they are being shallow to sell products and getting millions, they are creating false realities and insecurities for women everywhere. Not to mention the deep psychological problems that models face daily with keeping their weight down, like getting into drugs and developing anorexia in order to keep up with these requirements.

Honest opinions now, which celebrity looks better? 

***Side note: I love turquoise/aqua and coral together! What a great color combo for summer***

I will leave you with that thought. I don't think I need to elaborate on this topic any more...
I did not want to make my blog a place where I bash trends and people because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it is important to be objective. It is not my intention to be critical of anyone.But, again maybe it is the terrible rainy weather today that has made me angry when I saw that first picture. And the sad part is - f.designers would say the first model looks fantastic!

Forget the obvious for a second - that her pelvis bone is 100% visible and popping out, what about how high the slit on that dress is that you can see she is not even wearing underwear! EW. I am sorry but I don't find these extremely thin models sexy. It worries me. We all have our opinions. I personally look up to women like J.Lo, Kim K and her sisters, Beyonce, and Rihanna, all women who are not thin by any standards but they are all beautiful. Other people may argue and say that they are too fat. Well I think everything in life should be in moderation. That is the best way to go. Finding the middle ground between two extremes is where logic lies. 

Speaking of Jennifer Lopez...I JUST LOVE THIS ENTIRE LOOK! 
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I am interested in hearing your opinions on today's post. If you liked it or not. If I should just stick with fashion posts and lots of pictures and no talking? If you enjoyed it, maybe I will have opinion updates from time to time. Change it up a little, you know? 

Until next time, ~Happy Shopping

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Marlboro Men

When I see men in denim I think of cowboys. Yum. :-)
Denim is thriving this year. We started to see this trend slowly coming back into play last year. Now, wearing denim seems inescapable. Well, it's obvious why this craze has an extreme popularity...It is because everyone can wear denim. It's not a trend that looks good on some and not on others. Everyone can benefit from having the denim wave back in action. Guys and Girls of all ages and sizes can find some sort of denim button-up, jacket, or vest that can be worn with virtually everything. Another important plus of denim is that it's sooo comfortable. We can't forget denim jeans either. There is a reason why jeans never go out of style. Jean lengths and bottoms will change but the denim fabric is so versatile no wonder everyone loves it. 

This post is dedicated to those trendy men and their denim. I've comprised a couple of pictures of celebs and street styles that encompass the true meaning of "working it" without over-doing it. These guys have managed to pull off the denim shirt and look damn good too! 

Celeb Style                                                                                                       
Kris Allen, Singer

*If anyone is keeping up with season eight's American Idol winner Kris Allen, he is promoting the release of his second studio album entitled, 'Thank you Camilla.' In almost every interview from the press junkets he is wearing some type of denim button-up or jacket. Either he is just a denim kind of guy, and he isn't meaning to be going along with the trend, or he has got one amazing stylist!
Kanye West, Rapper
*Kanye needs no introduction. His style speaks for itself. Maybe other men won't be so willing to expierement with their style like this celebrity, but without a doubt his green pants, open denim button-up, and white keds are fresh to death. It's also a cute coincidence that Kanye's new lady-friend Kim Kardashian is also a style icon and one of my absolute favorite celebrity inspirations! 


David Beckham, Athlete
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*Davie boy gets two pictures just because he is super hot, super stylish and I couldn't decide which one I liked better. On the left, Beckham is sporting the modern/urban denim look with rolled sleeves, undershirt, and a beanie. On the right he is channeling the 'vintage' look. Either way he wears his denim there are no complaints from me! I wonder if his wife dresses him? :-) Because that is definitely something I would do. 

Street Style                                                                                      

Giorgos Karapetis, Fashion Student 
*I am honored to feature one of my good friends on my blog today. I've been meaning to showcase his style for awhile, and I thought this would be the perfect post to do it. Honestly his fashion sense is unparalleled to others, and I applaud and envy his ability at the same time. You will probably see more of him on this blog because he truly has a talent and great eye for fashion. I also want to wish him the best of luck for his aspiring dream to become a fashion designer one day. He has all my support! Besides Giorgos' awesome denim look, can I just say how cool this picture is with the train tracks behind him? 

George Roussos, My lover Boy :-)
*Ok, so you know when I mentioned above about David Beckham's wife probably dressing him, and that's what I would do.....Well, that IS what I do. lol. As you can see, the security tag and tickets are still on the jacket because he was in a dressing room when I snapped a quick pic without him realizing it. I immediately made him buy it. If he trusts my instincts, then hopefully he will wear it someday. I think he fits right in with celeb style! But that could just be me doting...


I would like to conclude that denim is freaking HOT! For girls, for guys, for everyone! I left it out of my last post because it needs a close-up on its own. I recommend to anyone that likes this trend to go out and buy a good quality denim jacket or button up. But be careful not to over-do it. Some people may be able to pull off denim on denim. A darker color denim with a lighter color on top. I personally do not like that look, and would never try to pull it off. 

As a farewell warning boys and girls, just try to never look like this:

I know...Scary. (Britney's face is freaking gorgeous though!!!)

Until next time followers, ~Happy Shopping

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Trend MEGAPOST - part I

Hello Fashion Followers,
I know a couple of weeks ago I did a fashion forecast post about what I think the spring and summer trends are going to be. This is a follow-up post about what is in the stores RIGHT NOW so if you are out shopping and want some tips about what colors and trends are 'in' then keep reading! :-)
It's going to be a MEGAPOST of all the great styles out this season. In the comments box feel free to tell me your opinions on what trends you like the best! First we will touch on specific STYLES and cuts that are in, then I will show you the dominate COLORS of spring, so if you aren't a fan of some of the styles, you can still get away with being 'in' this spring with the color schemes that are popular.

TIP 1: All of these trends can be mixed and matched! Denim vests and shirts go with leatherette leggings, that is really 'in' this season. OR you will see cold-shoulder dresses with embellishments and printed graphics. If you are lucky to find any such pieces you have got the look! There is nothing better than incorporating multiple trends in just one item or outfit! 

Spring Styles 2012
THE COLD SHOULDER and EMBELLISHED COLLARS                                   
I put two trends under one category because you can mix the two into one look. You can find each trend separately of course, but for the sake of time and space both of these trends may be seen together. 

TIP 2: Embellishing your chiffon or denim collar shirts is a simple and easy D.I.Y project! Most likely your local craft store will have studs and jewels where you can bedazzle your shirts any way your heart desires! It also makes any ordinary shirt a one-of-a-kind item! 
TIP 3: Any button down blouse that can be tied in the middle, which is also a trend this spring! Instead of making a separate post - you can put all three trends together! I couldn't find a picture with a cold-shoulder tie front studded neck collar shirt....(wow, that's a mouthful), but that is where the creativity kicks in and you could imagine how you would decorate this plain white collar! 
Nasty Gal

PEPLUM and square necklines                                                                          
Top Shop U.K

LEATHERETTE and corset/bustier tops                                                                           
Forever 21
Charlotte Russe 

FLORAL Pants and Shoes                                                                                
Nasty Gal

A/SYMMETRICAL Dresses and Skirts                                                            
Nasty Gal 
Top Shop U.K

GRAPHIC PRINTS chains, tropical, aztec and leopard                                  
Top Shop U.K

Nasty Gal

I know what some of you are thinking. What about DENIM? What about STUDS GALORE? What about cut-off FRINGE? Well, these three things I left out on purpose because they are such huge topics they need a completely separate post. So don't worry more trend updates are coming soon.

This spring there are A LOT of different styles to choose from. Luckily for those who absolutely don't like one trend still has so many other options that still look great. This post was a lot longer than I even expected so I am going to split the styles with the colors into two different posts. Colors of Spring will be up next. Also this week we have 'Celeb style for Le$$' and a 'Celeb style showcase'...Maybe a wishlist too, since I haven't done that in over a  year!

Until next time loveys, ~Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
CoachellaCoachellafest or Coachella Festival) is an annual three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CaliforniaThe event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously as well as showcasing large sculptural art. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip-hop and electronica. 

It takes place during the third or last weekend of April. The festival is renowned for its cutting edge lineup, showcasing many of the up-and-coming acts in music as well as reunions.

In 2003 people attending the event could also camp there for the three days, on an adjacent polo field. It is encouraged to carpool to the festival, since Coachella promotes a greener environment. People who carpool are eligible for VIP goodies. 
source: wikipedia
Basically it's a MODERN DAY WOODSTOCK, with a touch of glam.

Ok that's all nice and dandy but where is the fun stuff? What celebrities were there? What did they wear? What musicians put on a sick showcase? No fear, I got it all right here. :-) 

Here are some of the looks celebs were sporting at the Coachella Fest this year:

Out of dozens of photos I think these celebs really showcased their fashion sense with the meaning of the festival. Vanessa Hudgens definitely took her style seriously, dominating all three days with awesome bohemian chic outfits! She managed to incorporate almost all the trends this spring; 
Fringe, Floral, High-waist shorts, thigh-high socks, Boots, Floppy Hats, and tarnished gold jewelry...To name a few. 
As far as the MUSIC DEPARTMENT goes - Rihanna made an appearance to perform her two hit songs with producer and DJ Calvin Harris, singing 'We Found Love' and 'Where Have you Been.' 
Rihanna Performing - With best friend Katy Perry close at hand!

But no music spectacle topped the amazing TUPAC HOLOGRAM PERFORMANCE. Being one of the conspiracy theorists myself, it made me wonder! Either technology is that ridiculous, or there is something they are not telling us. lol With that, Tupac is still proving that he is the richest dead man alive, and his performance at Coachella 2012 was chilling yet absolutely phenomenal. 

Until Next Time Lovies!
xx Anna

Holograma de Tupac en Coachella 2012 from defuzion on Vimeo.

Friday, April 13, 2012

WTH of the Week: Spring Edition

Hello Fashion Followers,

Here is a new post I dubbed "W.T.H of the Week." Meaning: WHA THE HELL???
It mostly will feature shoes, and sometimes an article of clothing or accessory that may be so horrific it makes you wonder why people are spending so much money to buy it. I appreciate innovation, and I am open minded to weird styles, don't get me wrong. But sometimes I think designers go too far. And then to sell them to average people for 200 - 300 dollars is hilarious to me. Some things should be left on the run way or in that Gucci photo shoot. 

                                Hey, Rainbow Brite called, she wants her shoes back!!!!!

To be honest, this is not even close to some of the other things I have in my blog folder that I have been meaning to post. But I thought easing into it, so our eyes can get used to some of the autrocious things that are being sold on line as we speak! If they were selling these for maybe 20 bucks, I would consider it for a laugh...But not for 168 dollars! 
I don't know about most people, but my wallet really has been hit with an economic crisis. That's cool for those girls who have an endless supply of money to waste on things like this for the sake of fashion. But being fashionable may also have to do with working wisely with what you have. Just saying. 

On another note: I have sooooo much good stuff in my blog folder that I just have been meaning to upload but I can't think of any clever ways to present them. I am planning on making a back to back post today after this one, but if I can't get to it, 
then I want to wish everyone a HAPPY and BEAUTIFUL EASTER!!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Fusic

***Hello my lovely followers,                                                                       
It's Friday, so we know what that means? Cool-a$$ music time! Check these tracks out, tell me what you think about em'? 



Since I won't be clubbing tonight, and it's going to be a night of pure relaxation I put some chill tracks that connect to my mood and the vibe i'm in right now.  
To all the party animals out there itching for the night life tonight, I wish you all a very exciting and crazy Friday! 

Stay safe darlings, 
                 xx Anna

Saturday, March 24, 2012

From Trashy to Classy: JWoww's Transformation

Good Morning Fashion Followers,
For those of you who live in Greece and Turkey and follow my blog may not know who JWOWW is. Basically, she is a reality TV star on an MTV show called 'Jersey Shore.'
(One of my guilty pleasures might I add). 
It follows eight Italian-American kids while they drink, party, hook-up, and tan - during summer vacation at a New Jersey beachfront house.
I don't know what it is, the money, age or expierence. But whatever the case may be it is treating Jenni Farley, a.k.a JWOWW very good. The saying 'money doesn't buy you happiness' may be true but it sure can buy you a new wardrobe, personal trainers, and plastic surgeons! I am not hating on my girl Jwoww. She is one of my favorite cast members of the Jersey Shore, and I always thought she was hot, even before she got really famous and changed up her look.  



What do you all think? Like Jwoww's new and refined looks? I would totally rock all of her 'AFTER' outfits. I love them. Just enough sexy and sophisticated wrapped in one perfect blend. I wouldn't mind having her toned legs either! lol

Until next time.... :-)