Last Christmas…..

Now that you can see Christmas trees popping up again everywhere, I cannot help getting that “how time flies” feeling and finding out that last Christmas wasn’t that long ago!!! Reason enough to recall an unforgettable event which took place during the pre – Christmas season 2016 and which rightfully deserves to be called the coziest of all fashion shows. But see for yourself……

Couture in Christmas Wonderland 

The coziest of all fashion shows in the dawning year 2016 happened on 16th December 2016 at the Paphos Smalltown Matrix, the Deloubak Espresso Cuisine.

The event was duly fortified with sparkling Angels showing their very own designed and manufactured outfits, much to the pride of their mentor, designer Liusiena Albertini who manages to create an on the spot balance of design and art.

Christmas Angels in self made designs mentored by Liusiena Albertini

Liusiena established her art and design atelier 3 years ago in Paphos Cyprus, teaching children in arts and how to create their very own outfits.

“The children are always eager and enthused to create” says Liusiena who has already completed 2 collections with the children this year.

Fashion lovers should watch this space in not more than 20 years for the new the league of Diors and Lagerfelds!

The Christmas Wonderland project was an emotional conclusion of a successful year filled with themed and corporate events starting with the Royal Heart Charity Event in February, Creation of the Boudicca Branding Image for the Cyprus Business Awards in April, A Bond Night to Remember in April, Elea Wine and Fashion Expo in May, Doty Designer Award in June, La Rentree Designers See Now Buy Now Showroom in October, George Keramidas Makeup Workshop in December and last but not least, Christmas Wonderland.

The organizers couldn’t resist the special request of 2 amazing Ladies and Couturiers, Lana Ivanova and Liusiena Albertini who were eager to encourage Fashionistas having a glimpse at the latest collections for the coming festive Summer Season 2017.

Ukraine born Lana Ivanova has settled with her own design workshop in Paphos and manufactures bespoke couture for a growing clientele with high demands in accuracy, uniqueness and perfection. Lana loves to work with precious materials like silk and pure new wool and she successfully cooperates with fabric designer Gabi Boehm / Sharifa Art who manufactures fabrics from natural materials hand printed and dyed with colors derived from natural sources like plants.


Lana Ivanova Design

On the Catwalk: the couturiers deliberately looked around the circle of family and friends to choose their models for Christmas Wonderland. “We prefer manifesting the impression that our creations are for people like you and me, for ladies of any age and who do not fit the strict proportions dictated by the fashion industry, and why should they anyway….. ??” says Lana with a cheeky smile.

Christmas Wonderland was made for the established and emerging front of fashion lovers, unspoiled ladies from the neighborhood whose dream is to walk a catwalk, no matter what!!

Accessory Designer Tatyana Antipova gave a finishing touch to the outfits with her crystal jewellery creations.

Special thanks to Make up Artist Kriszta Korosi  Hair Stylist Demetra Stylianou              Jazz Performer Victoria Nikolaeva

See Video of the show featuring all creations shown on the catwalk as well as Pictures of the event here below and once again: enjoy your Christmas time!!

Christmas Wonderland Youtube Video



Pictures at an Exhibition

Both my home countries, Germany and Cyprus, are blessed with a rich cultural heritage and classic & contemporary fine arts. Reason enough to feel blessed to call one of the leading Cypriot contemporary Artists a dear friend.

Marina Yiannou – Erotokritou

Marina’s extraordinary talent has already brought her a large circle of admirers and collectors in Cyprus and around the world. Marina is a philanthropist who loves featuring people in her paintings, amongst them musicians, athletes and …….. models!


I was more than happy to accept her invitation to the preview opening of her last exhibition called “Metavasis – Transition” at Finnigan’s in Larnaca on 29th September 2017.

Follow the link below to see the documentary on the event by Tassos Mourtovanis of CyBC Television.


Art lovers are welcome to browse through Marina Erotokritou’s world of Fine Arts and to inquire about her work and activities through the official website of Marina Yiannou Erotokritou



Credits to Marina Yiannou Erotokritou/ Artist & Mihai Francu/Photographer


A fun day at Lady’s Mile Beach in Limassol and working with a great production team made it worth while “sacrificing” a day of my summer vacation.

Find a link to the video here below:


Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this project:

Media Studios Cyprus



Weekends are for Working ;)

King’s Avenue Mall in Paphos – Cyprus on a busy Saturday afternoon.

The luxury Scandinavian body products by Barnangen Stockholm are available at all  Calzedonia Stores in Cyprus.

It was a pleasure to present the products to the customers and an even bigger pleasure to meet the lovely staff at the Calzedonia store. Thank you Ladies!!

Special thanks to Andreas Falas   Malloupas & Papacostas Barnangen Cyprus