Monday, December 31, 2012

Passion for Best Memories of 2012



If I had to summarize 2012 in one word, that word would be PASSION! I have travelled less in 2012 than in 2011, but travel still is and will be one of my number one passions and of course New York has my heart (and someone else). I went back to Dubai and Abu Dhabi at the beginning of the year that marked a number of beginnings and had experienced my date with destiny. In January 2012 I have also created and launched my Passion for brand by xoxo ES which started with t-shirts and now has moved on to mugs and I-phone cases. I have designed the Passion for Make-A-Wish Greece Volunteer Family which has been worn by many Volunteers throughout the year and by Hollywood Actresses, Elaine Hendrix and Erica Ash (thanks to my friend Desi).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Passion for my Beanie


A festive mood, the year is coming to an end, and all of us are waiting for new events, projects, and pleasant surprises! I love the beanie trend this season, especially those with pompons, because they remind me of my childhood, happy and carefree years. Bright and beautiful. Until next time. xoxo ES

Friday, December 28, 2012

Passion for LOVE


As the year is nearly coming to an end, I would like to thank you all my readers for your continuous support in 2012. I love you and want to give each and everyone of you the love that I feel here and now. Thank you! Until next time. xoxo ES 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Passion for Матрёшка


Merry Christmas (to those who celebrated these days) my dear readers! I would like to present to you, my new t-shirt design created by Passion for xoxo ES, where the main character, is our beloved matryoshka. Our matryoshka is well known around the world, and every year designers add her “highness” to their collections. Until next time. xoxo ES

Monday, December 24, 2012

Passion for Christmas Gifts


Santa Claus is coming to town…Merry Christmas everyone! Wishing all my readers a fabulous time, enjoy the holidays with your friends and families! Thank you for reading liveyourpassion and for your continuous support. Love you all! I know that Christmas Day hasn't arrived yet, but I have decided to cheat and open my presents earlier. The Chanel makeup was a present from my co-workers and the rest are from my girls Agra and Rarachka! Until next time. Let’s Celebrate! xoxo ES

Friday, December 21, 2012

Passion for Fur please...


Have we reached the end of the world yet?! Apparently not! But today I am closing a big chapter of my life, and that is after four years of working for Alpine Center, I am now officially a permanent vacationer ..lol. I have decided that the time has come for me to take a break, do some soul searching and focus on the passions in my life, one of which has become blogging. Over the years I was always on a wild goose chase for having “the career”, where you forget to ask yourself whether you are truly happy and dedicate the time to yourself. Whether you are where you want to be, and when you focus on the present. I have had a wonderful decade of experience in the hospitality industry, I have been places, met people and worked my “ass” off (excuse me for the bad language).

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Passion for Styling Tips - Guest post by Hollywood Stylist Anya Sarre


Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. Sarre shares her holiday styling tips on liveyourpassion!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Passion for Alpine's Christmas Party


On Friday I attended Alpine’s Christmas party which is organized this time every year by the Student Council. Let’s welcome the holidays and new beginnings. As a Christmas present the students received a Passion for Alpine Center mug by xoxo ES which was a gift from the founders of Alpine Center, Mr and Mrs Hofmann.  To find out more about the different Passion for …designs, follow us on facebook. Until next time. xoxo ES

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Passion for Black vs Leopard print


Weekend time! Rise and shine fashionistas. I love the combination of wearing a total black look and to team it up with one eccentric item. In this case the Versace for H&M skirt which I bought in Milan last year. I really loved this cooperation and all the items from the Collection rocked! Wishing you all a fabulous weekend. Until next time. xoxo ES

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Passion for Styling Tips -City Chic


City Chic



Denim blouse, €59 / White faux fur vest, €50 / Michael Kors straight leg pants, €495 / Del Toro flat heels, €260 / Chanel quilted bag

Ta ta! It’s Wednesday and time for the Styling Tips of the week. I am a great fan of fur gilets as they can really glam up a simple City look.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Passion for Christmas tree - Sunday @ home


Happy Sunday to my favourite readers! Today we decided to decorate our Christmas tree, finally..lol, so here we are Vitton and I are taking our job very serious. Dressed in our Juicy wear, we are spending a lazy Sunday at home. What have you been up to? Until next time, stay fabulous. xoxo ES

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Passion for Manila Grace scarf


Happy weekend fashionistas! The star of today’s post is the Manila Grace scarf which I received for my birthday; it was a special delivery from Milan. I decided to style the whole outfit based on this scarf. Do you usually work on your outfit, starting off with one piece? Here I am wearing an oversized gold sweater, a pair of Seven jeans, lots of gold style rings and a vintage bag which I found in my mum’s wardrobe. To make it more glam I added a Victoria’s Secret tag to it, for a modern effect. Like it? Until next time. xoxo ES

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Passion for Styling Tips - Effortlessly Cool

Effortlessly Cool



Sweater, €31 / VILA studded jeans, €50 / Isabel Marant high heel boots / Balenciaga gold handbag, €1.370 / Stella McCartney sunglasses, €170 / AllSaints beanie hat, €42

For those who know me well, know my obsession with New York, so here I am featuring it in today’s look. Wearing such a sweater you can get you labelled as the tourist, but believe me there are many such tourists sharing the NY passion around the world.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Passion for My Objects of Desire


My Objects of Desire



Christian Louboutin pumps, €610 / Hermès enamel jewelry, €425 / Tiffany & Co. antique jewelry / Tiffany & Co. charm pendant / Abito tubino ALEXANDER McQUEEN 2028824007 - Alducadaosta.com

Happy Monday fashionistas! To start the week on a positive note, let’s dream…dream big! I have been told that having a vision board helps to channel your thoughts and desires.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Passion for Make-A-Wish by Vicky Kaya for Links of London bracelet


Good morning sweethearts! On Thursday I attended the presentation of the Make-A-Wish Greece limited edition bracelet which was designed by Vicky Kaya in cooperation with the Links of London. The event took place at the Links of London store located in the Golden Hall Mall. The bracelet is available in blue and red at a price of €40. A share of the profits will go to Make-A-Wish Greece in order to help and support the organization in making more of the “wishes” come true. This is a great idea for Christmas presents. Come and follow Make-A-Wish Greece on facebook. Until next time. xoxo ES

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Passion for Firmoo Giveaway - 25 Lucky Winners


Surprise, surprise! It’s Giveaway time and 25 of my readers may get a chance to win a $20 voucher to be spent on fashionable eyewear on www.firmoo.com. To Enter all you have to do is follow a few simple steps:

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Passion for Black Look & leopard details


Happy Sunday fashionistas. What have you been up to this weekend? For this slightly exposed look, I went for total black with a touch of leopard print detail on my shoes. As for my hair, I pulled it all back in a pony tail for a sleek look. What do you think? Have a great rest of Sunday. Until next time. xoxo ES

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Passion for Chanel


Happy fashionable Monday darlings! Hope that you had a great weekend and even better week ahead. For a casual Sunday look I chose a simple grey sweater with lace details, a black skirt, spiky boots and the “star” of the day Chanel bag. Until next time. xoxo ES

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Passion for a day spent in Monastiraki


To feel the beauty of a simple life as we used to know it here in Greece, one can experience it by heading down to the Monastiraki square for a traditional lunch at the Thanasis kebab. To read more about the Thanasis restaurant, I invite you to visit my Passion for Hospitality blog here. For a casual Sunday look I chose to wear my xoxo sweater from AX Paris, which was one of my birthday presents combining it with a pair of my new UGG boots from my previous post (here). Hope you have a great rest of the week. The weekend in approaching soon! Until next time. xoxo ES

Monday, November 12, 2012

Passion for New In - November


Hey there fashionistas! From wearing t-shirts and warm sunny weather, we have officially changed seasons here in Athens. With this in mind it is time to take out the soft and warm UGGs and add one more pair to the collection. A few new ins have been welcomed to the wardrobe among which are a Converse vest jacket, Juicy Couture Star Shine Sequin clutch (similar here), Juicy Couture Lace print iPad case (similar here), Juicy Couture wallet and Classic Argyle Knit boots in beige (similar here). Yes you got it, I'm feeling Juicy. Until next time, have a great week ahead. xoxo ES

Friday, November 9, 2012

Passion for Military Look


Happy Friday everyone! Hope you had a great week and looking forward to welcoming the weekend. For this military look I have recycled pieces which I have had in my wardrobe for some time. Fashion always keeps coming back, that’s why I like to keep my stuff! A lot of the times I even forget what I have, that’s why it’s good to get to closet organizing once in a while. Have a great weekend. Until next time. xoxo ES

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Passion for Louis Vuitton Speedy 30


Yes I am wearing a t-shirt and its November! The weather has been unbelievable. For a more relaxed look I have matched a pair of Seven jeans with a fun t-shirt “Little Miss Trouble”, a pair of snake print heels and the iconic Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 bag. I bought this bag in Paris in 2007 and it has been my most favourite travel partner ever since. This bag has travelled the world with me and is the most convenient type of bag. I just love it! Wishing you a lovely evening. Until next time. xoxo ES

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Passion for My Look Book - October


We are back to Sunday… I always feel that the weekend is never enough to do everything you have planned in your agenda. Here is a preview of all the outfits that I wore last month. Which one is your favourite? Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Until next time. xoxo ES

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Passion for my Tweed Blazer


Happy 1st of the month my dear readers! Sweet November is here and as the weather is starting to get cooler, time for a new wardrobe. I greatly enjoy casual looks and combining a pair of jeans with a blazer. My all time favourite a tweed blazer which was once upon a time spotted in Zara and instantly became an addition to my closet. For this look I decided to mix fuchsia and burgundy colours, which I think look pretty good together. What do you think? Until next time, hugs and kisses. xoxo ES

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Passion for the Owl sweater


The knits are big this season, so when I saw this owl sweater browsing the Missguided online store, I knew I had to have it. I also love the green and blue combination and wanted to try it in one of my outfits. Hope you like it. Until next time. xoxo ES

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Passion for Black embroidered pants

Happy Sunday fashionistas! Time to get suit, literally now that the summer is over and the office calls for professional attire, I have stocked up on a few pair of pants. But since the dull professional look doesn’t appeal to my likes, I have gone for something more fashionable. These black embroidered pants are just perfect for any occasion! I wore them with a pair of black heels, loose grey top and oversized clutch for a relaxed afternoon look. Until next time. xoxo ES

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Passion for My Birthday


Rise and shine sleepy heads, its weekend time! Officially on Thursday 25 October I have entered the last of the 20’s! Sounds scary but I hear everyone saying that life just begins at 30. Lots of change is coming my way and I can’t wait to start a new book called “My New Life” … For the first time in the last 7 years I have celebrated my birthday in Athens this year for a change, but more trips are sure to come. This fabulous Chanel cake was made by my childhood friend Agra, she is a talented cookies indeed! Thank you all for supporting my passions, stay tuned for more inspiration. Until next time, much love! xoxo ES

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Passion for Skeletons in my closet


Sunday… one of those days that you absolutely enjoy doing nothing! Time to swap the killer heels for these comfy Skeleton loafers which I have recently spotted at Zara. For the whole look I went for total black, searching for some skeletons in my closet. I had bought the t-shirt over a year ago in Dubai and I just loved the statement “Earn money and get rich”, will not go into discussing the current economic situation in Greece …lol! The skeleton clutch was last year’s October purchase from Topshop during my brief weekend trip to London. Can’t wait to get on the next plane… change is coming my way! Yay! Until next time, stay fabulous. xoxo ES

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Passion for Fifty Shades of Grey


Fifty Shades of Grey, enchanting, captivating and life changing! Passion, obsession and possession all combined in this trilogy. I have just finished reading the third and final book and I admit that I can’t wait to watch it transformed from the pages onto the screen where the characters will come alive and all the senses can be tested all over again. With this title in mind I am into discovering the shades of grey this coming season, not black not white but something in between. Have you read the books? I would love to read your confessions, so please do tell. Until next time. xoxo ES

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Passion for a Splash of Red


This look reminds me a bit of the Lady in Red scene, perhaps the lyrics from Santa baby hurry down the chimney tonight might also cross one’s mind. There are a number of scenarios one can think of. I love the effect of wearing a red dress, it’s daring and radiant. I have matched it with a thick black belt and leopard print accessories for a more glam look. Do you like it? Do tell! Come and add your like to my facebook page. Until next time. xoxo ES

Monday, October 8, 2012

Passion for Victory + Mayhem


Happy Monday fashionistas! Any fabulous plans for the week ahead? In today’s post I would like to share my latest discovery and that is the Victory + Mayhem clothing line and more specifically the interesting t-shirt which I am wearing. The idea behind this brand is to emphasize on core bonds and unspoken truths that underline mankind. Intrigued? The picture is of a gas mask which looks like a magnet for the curious wasps and when asked, Mia, the visionary behind this brand mentioned that this specific t-shirt was inspired by the events happening in Greece. If you like to stay updated with the developments of Victory + Mayhem, why not follow them on facebook. Until next time, I love you and leave you. xoxo ES

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Passion for My Look Book - September


Rise and shine fashionistas, time for the long waited weekend! Before I post my new looks, I thought of sharing my September look book. Have a fabulous weekend and hope you are up to something exciting. Until next time, avec love. xoxo ES
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Passion for Paris Fashion Week


We have said goodbye to September, the excitement of the runaway shows is behind us and now we are ready to turn the page. Let the new chapter begin! Let me share with you a few more inspirations coming from the Paris Fashion Week. Oh oui, what is there not to love about Paris, the city of lights, love and fashion! Spot the Chanel trend, it can never get too much, because is it absolutely magnifique! À bientôt my darlings, October is my birthday month and I can’t wait for the surprises it has to offer. xoxo ES

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Passion for Street Style - Fashion Weeks (NY-London-Milan)


I am overwhelmed with all the beautiful, lively and original looks that have been circulating lately during the month of September. The time of Fashion Weeks! Varsity jackets, business like looks, statement necklaces, bright colours, orange, impressive skirts, collector’s clutches, bold patterns, statement pants, sweaters… WOW! Where does one look for such treasures? In the pages of VOGUE! Until next time. xoxo ES

Friday, September 21, 2012

Passion for Fashion's Night Out Athens 2012


Happy Friday fashionistas! Last night Fashion’s Night Out took place here in Athens an event that my friends and I attend every year. I will not go on blabbing about my love for New York but yes once again I will confess my desire to attend the New York fashion week, I will put it down in my agenda for next year, September! Save the date! What do you think of the Passion for Fashion’s Night Out t-shirt which is my recent favourite design? The list on the back is all the countries where FNO took place this year. To keep up to date with new designs join my facebook page here. Until next time! xoxo ES

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Passion for Back To School


Sweet September and that time of year when we start seeing the school buses driving around the city. Remembering the days of our school years we were so anxious to grow up, but now do we understand that the school years were the best, carefree years of our life! Seeing this bus made me think of the Back to School years! What’s your memories of school? Until next time, I love you and leave you. xoxo ES

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Passion for Fashion Workshop by Vicky Kaya


On Friday night I attended the first graduation/exhibition of the FashionWorkshop by Vicky Kaya. The first graduates presented their work of fashion and art to the guests. The Fashion Workshop has been created by Vicky Kaya who after 20 years of a successful international career realized her dream to create a unique project that combines fashion and art in the heart of Athens. Here young individuals can learn what it takes to enter this exciting career, they learn the tricks of the trade and are guided by professionals in the area of fashion. A blend of practical classes and real life events are taught here at the Fashion Workshop by Vicky Kaya. You are just a click away from your fashion career! Until next time, I keep on discovering. xoxo ES

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Passion for my Firmoo specs

Hey there fashionistas! Today the highlight of my look are the brand new Firmoo specs and although it is highly unlikely that you are going to see me wearing glasses, here is a one of moment! Specs are hot and they are in fashion, even Beck’s is launching her new trendy line. If you want to be ahead of fashion yet don’t want to spend a fortune, take out your laptop and type in www.firmoo.com! Firmoo offers over 300 styles of affordable and stylish frames for you to choose from. So instead of owing one pair you can buy at least 8 to match your clothes and mood. You are free to experiment, it’s fun. I love my new pair, the quality is great and the price is even better. PS: You can get your first pair for free, all you have to do is click here. Tempting, huh? Until next time, I’ll keep on discovering. xoxo ES

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Passion for the Sunset look


Although September has already settled well, it is hard to say goodbye to summer. The weather is still beautiful and thus shorts can stay in the wardrobe for a couple more weeks. For this sunset look I wore white Zara shorts and colourful tunic paired with a pair of Jessica Simpson heels. On this note I would like to share with you a quote by Buddah that holds a greater meaning, “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.” Until next time, keep the spirit. xoxo ES

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Passion for Fashion's Night Out 2012 t-shirt by xoxoES


I am excited and I bet you are too! Fashion’s Night Out is one of those events that have been noted in your calendar from a year before, it’s the save a date note that comes up as soon as we welcome September! Confession du jour… I am dying to be in New York tomorrow to celebrate the event but unfortunately I will be stuck in Athens this time of year with a promise that next September will be different. To keep myself entertained I have created my own style of Passion for Fashion’s Night Out 2012 t-shirt by xoxoES which I will be wearing for the Fashion’s Night Out in Athens on the 20th September, if you like to own one too drop me a line on facebook or twitter. Until next time, let’s have fun darlings! xoxo ES
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Passion for Mare Mare Creations - Mykonos


Welcome September! Although by season we must welcome Autumn, here in Greece we have not yet parted with Summer. Being passionate about Art, I would like to share with you my discovery during my trip to Mykonos in June. I met this wonderful lady named Chara Sideri, who is not only a passionate animal lover but she is also very talented in turning earth and water materials into wonderful creations for the home. I would like to share with you some of her creations which can be found on the island of Mykonos. Of course if you would like to purchase your own unique creation you may contact Chara by visiting her facebook page here. Until next time, discover! xoxo ES 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Passion for Instagram Highlights


Archangelsk City

Here are some of my Instagram images which I took during my three weeks in Russia. Come and join me on my Instagram journey @elenaserg. Until next time, lots of love and light! xoxo ES

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Passion for Coco Noir

Coco Noir… sounds very mystique, sensual and femme fatal! A Chanel lover cannot avoid the destiny of owning this luxury black bottle, thus here it comes shooting straight to the top and lands next to its previous generation No5. and Coco. However after reading numerous reviews it also carries a sense of mixed feelings! Created by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake, the world was waiting for the launch. The spotlight, the critique and the great expectations. At first you feel a slight scent of the Coco Mademoiselle coming from the bottle and then the darkness fades and tenderness appears. Baroque it no longer is, but give me a chance to shine…screams Coco Noir! Until next time lovelies. xoxo ES