All posts tagged: Greeks Abroad

Ones to Watch: Urania Gazelli

In continuing with the theme of presenting inspiring, young  Greek creatives today’s post will be dedicated to the talented Urania Giourmetaki (aka Urania Gazelli). With studies in industrial design and a bachelor from Middlesex University of London, the 28 year old Urania started playing around with plexiglass in an effort to put a spin on the family business and ended up founding her own bag label in the spring of 2010. She has since managed to gain great numbers of dedicated fans – as well as the attention of the Italian Vogue team & Anna Wintour who, in choosing the most talented new designers, invited her to Milan back in September 2013. All pieces are lovingly hand- crafted by Urania herself (at present, as she says, her business is  “a one-woman-show”) at the family factory in Koropi, Greece and sold online via  “More is Love”. Here’s a bit of background information, by Ms. Giourmetaki herself – for the Greek speaking amongst you (unfortunately I couldn’t find a captioned version of the interview): For the rest, here’s …

Mary Katrantzou Online

It’s always uplifting and inspiring to see fellow nationals excel in the worldwide arena whether it be in food, beauty, fashion or anything else. Throughout the years I have found such inspiration in a number of different news pieces, from articles showcasing the huge success of Carpo (nuts/dried fruit/ chocolate/ coffee) in London & Lukumas (traditional greek doughnuts) in Barcelona, to pieces praising the wonderful, all natural beauty offerings of the Korres family and articles in the world’s greatest fashion magazines featuring the amazing prints of our very own Mary Katrantzou. Born in Athens in 1983, Katrantzou followed her dream and ambition and has quickly become one of fashion’s favorite children – with hundreds of celebrity fans, stockists all around the globe and co-op projects with the likes of Longchamp, Current Elliott, Repetto, Swarovski, Gianvito Rossi et. al. Her latest project, launched two days ago, is a website offering details re: the brand’s latest news and events, as well as select pieces from the label’s collection (via the e-shop, where customers can filter items by …