Catwoman on the rooftops

Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

Have you seen the new Batman movie everyone’s talking about lately ? Me I did it two days ago . It was quite good but for someone who is obsessed with Christopher Nolan’s Batman series and is a big fan of Christian Bale nothing seems possible to surpass it .

Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

We did this photo series with the usual suspect , my photographer Panagiotis Kadigkos over a month ago and felt right to correlate it with the movie . Zoe Kravitz nailed it as Catwoman , she is irresistible as Selena and once she appears in the scenes it seems almost impossible to take your eyes off of her .

Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

Batman : Selena ,don’t throw your life away .

Catwoman : Don’t worry , honey . I got nine of ’em .

The Batman (2022)
Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

The inspiration didn’t came from the movie , it was spontaneous and derived from the clothes and the location but the references are distinct .

Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou
Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

“And the cats across the roof, mad in love, scream into drainpipes. And it’s I who am ready, ready to listen. Never tired, never sad, never guilty.”

I’m not there ,(2007)

Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou
Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

Batman : You got a lot of cats .

Catwoman : I have a thing about strays .

The Batman , 2022

The essential ingredient to create an atmosphere on films is music . The variety spans from Nirvana to Peggy Goo and from Schubert’s Ave Maria to Alesso and Frank Sinatra . The least I could characterize the soundtracks are ecstatic !

The Batman 2022 soundtracks
Photos : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou
Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou
Photo : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Model : Eleni Kadigkou

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos , Check his Portfolio here and follow him on Instagram .

Starring : Eleni Kadigkou

Concept idea , styling , hair and Make Up : Pangiotis Kadigkos and Eleni Kadigkou .

Till next time Meow !

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Nocturnal animals , an after-hours photo story

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Borrowing Tom Ford‘s movie title our series of two different photo shootings we did with my photographer Panagiotis Kadigkos are going to be unfold as you scroll later on . The 2016 film is a neo-noir psychological film with Tom Ford’s distinctive signature and narrative skill based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan .

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Two parallel stories occurred during the film , Susan an artgallery-owner receives a manuscript of a novel written by her ex-husband , the book named Nocturnal animals is inspired by the nickname her ex gave to her . In the novel , an unexpected event during a family road trip in West Texas disturbs the balances . The wife and daughters were kidnapped by two men in the middle of nowhere . Later the father is being informed by a policeman about their fate , the women had been raped and murdered .

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Fortunately , our photo-story has no relation at all with the movie script . Just the title sounded appealing to me and I associated the events that took place in the streets late at night , referring to our photo shooting and the setting where the story of the novel unfolds .

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Just be careful who you trust late at night , even your own eyes can betray you . Mythical figures and dreamy creatures can come to life , sometimes the borderline between illusions and reality is very thin .

“I’ve always preferred mythology to history. Because history is made up of truths which eventually turn into lies, while mythology is made up of lies that eventually become truths. ” Jean Cocteau

“And if I have the good fortune to live on in your minds, it would be in mythological form.” Jean Cocteau

Nocturnal Animals ( Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ) by Abel Korzeniowski , Spotify
Video : Eleni Kadigkou
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Thank you your time !

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

More about his body of work visit his Portfolio here

Styling , make up , art direction : Panagiotis Kadigkos and Eleni Kadigkou

Starring : Eleni Kadigkou

Till next time !

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Five statement emerald embellished jewelleries to invest now

Necklace Haute Joaillerie , Chopard

Emeralds have always been my favourite gemstone , what not to love about those green miracles of nature ? A pair of emerald earrings that my mother gave me as a birthday present rekindled my passion for them . Following the Haute Couture Fashion week in Paris , where Haute Joaillerie ( High Jewellery ) fashion houses presented their latest collections I picked five statement pieces to introduce you . Two of them have been shown during the Couture week in Paris this January and three of them are jewelleries designed by the A-list of Greek jewellery designers with international recognition .

Chopard Insofu emerald , an exceptional 6225-carat gemstone

An exceptional emerald named Bemba , word for ” elephant ” presented by Chopard in Paris few weeks ago . Its 6,225 carats and its high quality render it as a gemstone of striking excellence . Caroline Scheufele , co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard plans to unveil steps of the process which will lead to future wondrous pieces by this unique find . Till the new designs come to the light , Chopard presented the “Exceptional stones” collection including an emerald embellished necklace of outstanding craftmanship ideal for memorable appearances .

Necklace Haute Joaillerie , Chopard

Find more about Chopard here and follow them on Instagram

The third chapter of their Sixième Sens collection presented by Cartier at Paris Haute Couture week and completed a series of creations which aims to interact with human senses on their sight . The jewelleries here defined as works of art , the bold textures and the visual patterns they involve exhibit optical illusions and this exact tromp l’oeil effect intend to engage the viewers emotions . The necklace ” Synesthésie ” ,featured in the photo below ,composed of a 35,47-carat Colombian emerald accompanied by emerald and turquoise pearls with brilliant or square-cut diamonds in between . A piece of utmost beauty and craftmanship which is almost impossible not to be moved on its sight .

Necklace ” Synesthésie ” ,Cartier

Discover Cartier’s High Jewellery collection here , Cartier on Instagram

Three Greek Jewellery designers in the spotlight

Through her 30 plus years career in jewellery making Ileana Makri has to showcase a variety of elegant and sophisticated creations defined by minimalism . Although she is Greek , we could characterized her as a globetrotter , she and her designs have been traveling around the world as long as she is in the foreground . Her designs are regarded vastly and have international presence . The bracelet we choose to present in this article is inspired by the movement of water .The stream bracelet is an ideal representative of the minimal excellence , handcrafted from 18k yellow satin-finished gold embellished with bright green emeralds .

Stepping Stone Stream Bracelet , Ileana Makri

You can find Ileana Makri’s collection on her website here or at Auverture .Follow on Instagram for more here .

Since Nikos Koulis launched his own brand he has been awarded numerous times for his exceptional collections and his innovative signature design . We could say that high aesthetics and craftmanship is in his DNA as his family owns an established business in jewellery . His creations of high quality and distinctive beauty enjoy worldwide recognition but Koulis’s perpetual ingenuity refuses to be complacent and generates pieces of elaborate artistry . The pair of earrings we introduce are part of ” Oui ” collection , the most celebrated ( it has won the Couture Design award twice ) of the brand where inspiration from architecture and Art Deco are obvious . Here the Colombian emeralds are tied up in white gold , embellished with white diamonds and black enamel , signature element of the designer in this high jewellery line .

Emerald Earrings , Oui Collection , Nikos Koulis

Learn more about Nikos Koulis and his collections here , follow him on Instagram

Shop his creations at Auverture

Last but not least on our list is a piece of the Venyx x Muzo collaboration . Eugenie Niarchos , the London-based jewellery designer of Greek origin invites us on a journey to her own planet of endless creativity , Venyx world . As a citizen of the world she has travelled to virgin territories , has come across ancient and contemporary civilizations and she is a connoisseur of art , as result her collections is an amalgam of her experiences and her imagination . Mythical figures , animals , mother earth and extraterrestial elements compose a unique scenery defined by high quality and virtuosity . The Muzo Venyx necklace is our chosen one , crafted by 18k white gold with 413,14 carats of 118 Muzo Colombian emeralds , tied up in black rhodium and embellished with 4,55 carats of 261 diamonds and 1,17 carats opal .

The Muzo Venyx necklace , with Colombian emeralds

Your journey to Venyx Planet could start here , follow also on Instagram

For the collaboration with Muzo visit this link and get social here .

Shop also at Auverture .

The five jewelleries I decided to present here are of timeless value , pieces of art to wear now and be passed on for generations .

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Mango Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Photo Courtesy of Hara’s Foodblog

It’s not spring yet but to start your day with a colourful breakfast like this you can come a step closer to it ! Hara Korakaki shared her recipe for a mango smoothie bowl with us . Let’s have a look at it !

Mango , Banana and Matcha smoothie bowl


  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon protein powder

Add all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth consistency. Transfer to a bowl and serve with toppings of choice. Serving suggestion here with pistachios, raspberries and puffed quinoa ! Enjoy !

Mango , banana , matcha smoothie bowl photo courtesy of Hara’s Foodblog

For inspired recipes like the above one visit Hara’s Foodblog on Instagram .

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

” My back fire’s burning bright Maybe I’ll go out tonight ” Milkwhite , the Greek brand you need to know

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos , dress Milkwhite

If there is a colour which fits like a glove to ginger-haired people with pale skin , this is definitely the green and its shades . And Milkwhite’s hHome collection have to offer a variety of sophisticated options . Their green printed wrapped dress was my choice for the photo shooting which is about to be unveiled in this article .

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos , dress Milkwhite

But which is the fashion label I have been talking about ? Milkwhite is a Greek brand launched by Dimitris Bairabas back in 2015 but lately have been in the international spotlight . To mention a few , Winnie Harlow , Shay Mitchell , Kate Perry and Adriana Lima are among their A-list clients .

Milwhite on Instagram
Milkwhite on Instagram

Their elegant , ultramodern-yet collections caught the attention of the fashion world and the brand currently is thriving . Garments of outstanding excellence and bold accessories compose a mood board which is able to make you go green !

Beside the high aesthetics of their campaigns , remarkable are the unique selection of faces and diversity of the models they choose not to mention exceptional . Keep us amazed Milkwhite !

” My black fire’s burning bright

Maybe I’ll go out tonight “

Serial Killer , Lana Del Rey

” I’m so hot, I ignite

Dancing in the dark and I shine

Like a light “

Serial Killer , Lana Del Rey
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

” Said , you know I love the thrill of the rush

You know I love the thrill of the rush “

Seral Killer , Lana Del Rey
From my TikTok
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

To find out more about Milkwhite visit their website here and follow them on Instagram .

Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos

Starring : Eleni Kadigkou

Till next time !

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Healthy , fudgy , gooey brownies by Hara Korakaki

Is there anytime that you are desperate about chocolate but you are worrying about the calories ? Hara’s foodblog has to offer the perfect solution for those desires of yours . A healthy ,fudgy and gooey brownie recipe is here to cover your needs .


  • 3/4 cup Greek yoghurt 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk 
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 170⁰C . In a bowl, mix together egg , yoghurt and milk . Once well combined , add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well . Grease a baking tray and pour in the batter . Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top and bake for 15 minutes . Let it cool , slice and enjoy!!

For more ideas check Hara’s Foodblog here .

Feel free to share your version with us !

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Guy Bourdin inspired Polaroid project

Photos Panagiotis Kadigkos

Guy Bourdin’s legacy and contribution to the art of photography still have a major impact . The renowned photographer’s signature style , provocative and sensual , is a source of inspiration whenever it comes to fashion photo-shootings . He had the ability to shock with his images offering a totally new genre of photography . Woman’s legs , high heels and hosiery was recurring themes on his oeuvre . Our Polaroid project with my photographer Panagiotis Kadigkos triggered by one of those .

Photo Courtesy The Guy Bourdin Estate

His vision breathe new life to Fashion photography , challenging the conventional image by adding bold colours and dramatic effects .

A late night spontaneous decision and only 16 polaroid films , ended up to the following result .

Video Panagiotis Kadigkos

For more about The Guy Bourdin estate visit here

Photographer Panagiotis Kadigkos

Starring Eleni Kadigkou

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

Schiaparelli’s out-of-this world Spring 2022 Couture Collection was a blast off to an uncharted and futuristic planet

                                             Photos Courtesy of Schiaparelli

Since 2019 , when the House of Schiaparelli appointed Daniel Roseberry as artistic director , his creations draw the attention of the fashion crowd with numerous magazine covers , dithyrambic reviews and memorable red carpet appearances . But it wasn’t until Monday the 24th of January , where the designer kicked off the Paris Haute Couture Week , that he held his first live show for the house . When the collection , called an ” An Age of Discipline ” , began to unfold in front of the audience aroused ecstatic feelings and it was just the begining of an intergalactic journey to the Schiaparelli planet . The deliberate use of a-three-coloured pallet , black , white and the characteristic gold of the fashion house , in addition with the minimal lines left space for spectacular ornaments , sculptured jewelleries and accessories .

The subtraction of volumes and the lack of colour was anything but uninspired , the models were orbiting in an inventive brand new universe borrowing the rings of Saturn . The woman in this collection was a peculiar amalgam of the ancient times , like Egypt and ancient Greece , and the extraterrestial futuristic vision . She once was a priestess , obvious references like crosses and headpieces made their appearance , kidnapped by the aliens to a-time-machine journey only to came back as Medusa , other times as a goddess or a hybrid of fictional and earthy creature . Haute Couture finds here its best expression , elegant silk dresses , velvet pants and organza garments imbued with engineering skills , accompanied by fine-arted equipment . This collection could grab you from the hand , yes those astonishing golden-sculptered coral-like hands , to a fashion realm no one ever touched down before .

Nonetheless inspiration was not limited to the aforementioned , as Mariacarla Boscono were slowly walking like a fountain which were gushing gold , felt like the monumental moment when Duchamp inserted his ready-mades to the artworld .To continue the baguettes made of gold , the conical busters , the radial crown and the jaw-dropping golden moulded nose accessory linked to the engagement of Schiaparelli and Surrealism . But what left the A-list guests speechless was a golden-head carried as a bag , an apparent reminiscent of Contsantin Brancusi’s ” Sleeping Muse ” .

The collection boasted elegance , where the contribution of the otherworldly elements harmonized with the artisanal tailored clothes and the yet-daring shapes did not annul the sophisticated craftsmanship used . “We kept saying ‘Planet Schiaparelli’: I wanted to do something that looked totally unlike anybody else. Nothing else should look like this.” , Roseberry said . Like the dearly departed Thierry Mugler , Daniel Roseberry breaks the mould by following his instinct which leads him to an uncharted endless galaxy of creativity .

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022

Eleni Kadigkou Xx

The”Valli Experience”: Giambattista Valli introduced a fashion film where Haute Couture and ready-to-wear collections alternated with harmony

In the midst of a growing health crisis due to the Omicron variant with thousands of Covid cases recorded in Paris , Giambattista Valli decided to offer us a film in place of a live show , where Spring 2022 Haute Couture was revealed simultaneously with ready-to-wear pre-fall 2022 . In this film the viewers became eyewitnesses of the savoir-faire of the designer and the philosophy of the brand , where craftsmanship and luxurious fabrics parade in an harmonious way whether it was a larger-than-life tulle gown or a tweed deux-pièces .

The combination of the two collections was not a coincidence at all , rather than a gamechanger , an invitation to meet the Valli DNA at the core . “ I thought , I want to take the viewers’ hand and walk them through all the floors of the maison, to show that whether it’s a candle, an haute couture dress, or a t-shirt, we put the same expertise into the making . ” , as the designer declared .

Photos Courtesy of Giambattista Valli

Valli’s profound knowledge and his reference at the past is pretty obvious ; a Givenchy and Cristobal Balenciaga essence , inspirational 60’s vibes , the hair style and the A-line dresses ; nevertheless he is taking a step forward , totally aligned with the needs of a contemporary woman . Something we ascertain by the presence of the cheetah print , the powerful figures dressed in suits and the rich colour pallet spanning from black to pink , from magenta to orange .

In a whimsical scenery , the sumptuous textures of the garments highlight the aesthetic of the brand . Taffeta , faille , guipure, embellished silver , tweed and the characteristic tulle extravagant gowns delivered straight the vision of the Valli feminine . A woman well aware of her romantic genes and her dynamic personality at the same time although being romantic doesn’t mean helpless at all ; feels more like a rebellious act in the era of raw reality and cynicism .

The use of orange colour either on a large scale or in details such as the lurex golden buttoned suits forebode optimism , the off-shoulder dresses draw attention to a part of the body that doesn’t shout distinct sexiness and the upper-body voluminous pieces reveal the legs wrapped in lavish hosiery ; the kind of those which Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton would have hastened to photoshoot .

The dramatic eyeliner , the elongated figures and the protruding feathers composed a symphonic melody by a skilful conductor , Giambattista himself , to a prelude where models resembled mythic birds . Embodying successfully the females of our times ready to open their wings to fly to the destination of their undisclosed desires . Valli is not only a genius designer when it comes to craftmanship but also when it comes to emotional intelligence , born under the water sign of Cancer as me , he is the master of touching details and of the undisguised lyricism of the garments .


Photo Courtesy Of Giambattista Valli

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From Alejandra Guell’s instagram
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Glad to have met Giambattista Valli himself , such a charismatic designer and a kind human being .

Eleni Kadigkou and Giambattista Valli,Mykonos summer 2021

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Nourishing Buddha bowl by Hara Korakaki

It’s been a long time my last post but today is the day.Have you heard of Buddha bowls?They have been a trend since 2013 but not all of them are to disappear,especially when they are nourishing,healthy and delicious.Generally it is a bowl,mostly vegan or vegetarian,with a mixture of whole grains,vegetables,fruits,protein and sprouts.Our food editor Hara Korakaki offers her version.For more follow her here Hara’s Foodblog .


  • Chickpeas
  • Avocado
  • Eggs
  • Beetroots
  • sweet potatoes
  • hemp seeds

For the sweet potatoes: cut a sweet potato in wedges and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and roast in a preheated oven for 40 minutes to 180⁰C.

For the chickpeas: sauté in a non stick pan over medium heat with spices of choice (I used paprika, salt, pepper, cumin and turmeric) until crispy.
Serve in a bowl with green leaves, half an avocado, a soft-boiled egg, grated beetroot and hemp seeds. Enjoy!!

Photo Hara Korakaki

If you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle Buddha bowls are among the meals you should adopt to your diet!Give it a try!

For more recipes check Hara’s Foodblog

Eleni Kadigkou Xx.