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London Alaia Vintage Louboutin

Packing for London always involves something created by my favorite fashion designer of all times, Azzedine Alaia. The Tunisian-born couturier and shoe designer, was extremely successful in the 1980s.  His body-con designs defined the aesthetic of Paris at the time. I started buying Alaia clothes when I was studying in UK, ages ago. My fashionable buys proved to be an investment, after all.

I just saw at the Joseph store in South Kensington an Alaia body costs today 900 pounds and back then it was 150 or was it 195?! It was a lot of money even then but not what it is today.


Remember, I told you that the famous French designer was in Athens for an event at Megaron Mousikis? Azzedine Alaia: “Crisis and Creativity” a discussion with Demosthenes Davvetas. The lecture was followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Today, I realized what I should have asked him. Why have prices of designer items skyrocketed??


Anyway, I bought this black body and skirt from Browns back in the 1980s. You must agree… the outfit has passed the test of time … to say the least….

I never bought a waist belt and it seems like I never will… at these prices…the one I am wearing is a leather waist belt from  last year’s H&M Conscious collection.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps, books

Blogger Style Louboutin black Pigalle pumps

As for the shoes I am voting for Christian Louboutin Pigalle shoes over Manolo Blahnik BB pointy toe pumps. They look new longer …I guess, you know what I mean…

London Flat Alaia Street Style01

Leather red black ivory moto jacket

The leather red black ivory moto jacket is from Acne Studios.

London Alaia Blogger Outfit


Catching up with friends in this grant city is my idea of fun.

Papadopoulou biscuits, David Lachapelle book


I am staying with Lara in Holland Park at her stylish home. I will show you a few images in this outfit post but I will do a separate article like I did for her summer house in Tzia… you can seen here

London Flat, Celine sunnies

Celine bag, Designer Guild pillows

Alaia outfit, body skirt, Acne Studios moto jacket


Turtleneck body Azzedine Alaia on sale at Browns Fashion

Skirt Alaia

Waist Belt H&M conscious (similar  black waist belt from Asos ) and another very similar one here

Leather moto Jacket Acne Studios

Calzedonia Italy microfiber 30 den black tights

Handbag Celine, similar 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli trapeze bag works for me too

Black Pigalle Christian Louboutin shoes



I wore this outfit for a night out in London at Bar Boulud, in Mandarin Oriental  Hyde Park. Even though Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants all over the world this is the first time I tried it. I went for dinner with Vicky Archer, the inspiring Australian writer and blogger of French Essence and tech wizard Chloe Watts who started her own company and blog .


Do you have something you wear over and over again, season after season??


Have a lovely Day!!!

  1. The skirt is so timeless! It’s amazing how much the prices have increased. I hate to think how much things will cost twenty years from now.

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