Film concept, production & styling/ Annousa Mela.
Director/ Vassilis Michail.
Hair & Make Up/ Marita Thoma-Politou.
Vintage bridal dress, mystyleforecast.com Creativewear. Bike style sequin gloves and chain necklace, Accessorize. Spikes necklace by Freedom collection, Topshop. Sneakers, Sublime Outlet. Skateboard, Sublime Outlet.
I don’t have a loving relationship with pink. It’s not something personal. Although I appreciate its romantic DNA and his girlie identity it’s not my kind of color context. It’s because I perceive differently the IN LOVE process. I am talking about dynamics and intensity and immediacy and countless routes and falls and spontaneity and speed and a breezy wind blowing my hair and embarrassment and endless new experiences and insights and rough scars and humor and laughter and much more. And now, at 4.43 am, this is the story I wanted to tell you. When I was a little girl and Ι read fairy tales, every time the same story seemed different. That’s exactly what happened to me with this alternative wedding concept. I always wanted to “narrate” a glamorous fashion case through the streets of Athens. I always wanted to “read ¨ the pink fairy tale differently. So, I take my “tools” and I dress up the model with the most cool vintage creation. I like the strict neckline and the classic color choice. I add three necklaces- the accessories are the “salt” for my vintage style recipes-and I replace the “happy ever after” pumps with sneakers. If you cannot support this option, wear high heels with intense color. Just a few seconds before I give Jude her skate Ι put on her wrists my beloved item. Bike gloves with matte sequins. Another contrast that I love. These are my selected rock “breaths” that allow to my bride to survive at this urban fairy tale.
My little secret
When I dress up and I look in the mirror and everything seem all right I make sure that I do something wrong. I replace the obvious with the charm of surprise. Combine your dress with rock accessories, give a new creative dimension in footwear, fix your hair in a way that the hairstyle works as a “comment” to the rest of the look and choose as your clothing base something classic. That’s what I did with this hand-embroidered off white maxi dress.
Jude Vazquez is from New York. She is totally afraid of cockroaches and she meets me on camera just a few days after she has landed in Athens. She is cool, she loves Paris, her motto is carpe diem, she listens fanatically to rock music and when she finds out her mini skateboard operation, she smiles condescendingly knowing how to show her skills at the streets of the historic center. Beloved item in her wardrobe is the skinny black leather pants, she cannot resist the baklava and if she had to be likened her style with a vehicle, she chooses the two-wheeled approach of a motor.
Film concept, production & styling/ Annousa Mela. Director/ Vassilis Michail.
- Total looks by mystyleforecast.com Creativewear Collection. Jewellery Myhumbleworkshop Handmade Jewellery for mystyleforecast.com. Spike Lita Booties by Jeffrey Campbell.
And that’s how the supernatural forms suddenly acquire another dimension. This script began first as a visual draft in my mind. My favorite anxiolytic habit as a student was to write with chalk on the board. Always the same word. Always the same design. But, no more. At least, not in the real world. What if could provoke the revival of this action to create a dark feminine style that can be matched only with the figure of a fallen angel? I love fashion because it works like a flashlight. It illuminates, depending on its “use”, the aspects that I want, the feelings that I feel. Not always, but at that particular moment. Simple clothes with countless creative possibilities function as operators of a measured eccentricity that does not terrify, but makes you stand out of the crowd. In this film I wanted to narrate to you a 57 seconds fashion story with unworldly sensation, but not at all unworldly materials. Listen. This time, with your eyes.
My little secrets…
1. I love the theatrical attitude of everyday style. British origin jackets, noisy sequins, insolent transparency pieces and “clumps” of necklaces (worn at least three together in the same look) are the first in the list What I always have in my closet.
2. The makeup does not follow the same rule as obeys only at the natural glow of the skin and the dark invasion of burgundy lipstick L’Oreal Color Riche Red Rapsody. Beneath the color, just a few seconds before, I dab lips with the smooth and transparent lip balm Korres Lip Butter Jasmine.
3. The fashion items- fetish add always extra value at any look. See how I manage the vintage red leather gloves.
About my heroine…
Auburn hair, green eyes and 1.79. Three characteristics that you definitely remember of model Petra Nilsson. With a minimal rock aesthetics and a penetrating gaze, at the short outfits changing break of my style clip she answers my favorite I.D questions about what is the inviolable rule in her style. In three words…focus on accessories. And she actually respects that style “do” with her power chic piercing, her bangles and her safety pin shape tattoo on her right hand. She is 23 years old, from Sweden and she lives the exciting modeling dream the last one year. He loves every Balmain collection and she would like to be the face of a Chloe campaign. When I ask her what scent she wears, she decides to write it down at my orange notebook…Lebelle de Ricci and at my most personal question about her family she reveals that he has a younger brother. There is no more time for our lovely Q/A moment and I manage to add only two more info. Her favorite food is Caesar salad and as the musical metaphor of her style profile she chooses the Freddy Mercury’s masterpiece…Bohemian Rhapsody.
Work in progress…
Enjoy me and Petra at backstage action!