My dear friend Lisa, {who just lived through a UK winter} and I are always trading get-away fantasies. Hers is the Greek Isles, and after a snowy cold winter, I might have to agree. In honor of a much needed warm and exotic get-away, today’s style post is inspired by my all-time favorite sculpture. This second century BC eight foot tall marble sculpture of the Greek Goddess Nike, otherwise known as the Winged Victory of Samothrace is thought to be by Pythokritos.

Discovered in 1863 on the Greek island of Samothrace (then part of the Ottoman Empire), the statue was sent back to Paris where she was displayed prominently at the Louvre and became one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world.

The sculpture’s arms and head have never been discovered, which only add to her mystique and some feel that the loss of her head increases the sense of triumphant spirit. The relationship to the imaginary space around her as she strains to keep steady in a violent wind and balance on a ship’s prow, broke with earlier Greek and eastern sculptures and is credited with influencing later baroque and romantic art, including Michelangelo’s David two thousand years later–making her one of the greatest surviving masterpieces from the entire Greco-Roman period.


Which brings us to the present.

1. No discussion of modern day Greek beauty would be complete without a mention of of the Greek natural skin care line, Korres, which I’ve been a fan of for years. Recently I’ve been using the Lip Butter in Jasmine – it’s truly heavenly with a subtle natural tint and is deeply moisturizing buttery consistency that stays on your lips.

2. Want an instant hit of classic Greek style?  Set your table with Greek Key napkins by Hen House Linens and you’ll be ready for a bit of chic spring entertaining. I have them in Licorice, but the Greek Key Aqua is so pretty for spring.

3. So back to island dreaming – as I mentioned, my friend Lisa has been raving about My Greek Island Home for as long as I can remember. I loved her beautiful feature interview with Claire Lloyd, author of My Greek Island Home, so I had to include it in this ode to Grecian beauty.

P.S. if you haven’t checked out Lunch and Latte, make sure to swing by. I was lucky enough to sample her cooking first hand a few years ago in Luxembourg, and her eye for beauty and good taste in books, design, decor and pretty much everything…{okay she’s my friend, so I’m a bit biased}. Just trust me, Lisa’s blog is always a delightful read.

4. I love these Miss Albright Corset Laced flats–such a cute update on the classic Greek sandal {and much prefer them to the pointy toe versions seen around lately}. Are you on or off the upcoming gladiator sandal thing?

5. Ode To A Grecian Urn is the definitive poem about our temporal beauty and mortality in the face of everlasting art (symbolized by the Grecian urn). It fascinated me when I was in college, and it blows my mind that all these years later, the two most debated lines in all of Keat’s poetry are still as much of a mystery to me as they were then…

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all 

Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

Maybe the mystery is what it’s all about… 

what do you think?

Are you a fan of Nike of Samothrace?

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22 Comments

Pamela RG October 3, 2020 at 11:35

These are all wonderful products. The Laura Mercier products are all amazing and my favourite.

About Last Weekend October 3, 2020 at 12:26

Like the look of that pink lippy. I will use a wine glass to do my blotting!

Kim Alston October 4, 2020 at 05:38

That Laura Mercier To Go is so cute! WOW!

Sam October 4, 2020 at 15:17

Ohhh can i have everything here, these are all wonderful and I am a bit of a makeup junkie. You are so sweet to stop by…Happy End of the Week Darlin 🙂

Lauren October 4, 2020 at 15:32

This is a great list! I see you have a lot of Laura Mercier on here. I should really try her stuff! Happy Holidays xo

Stacey October 4, 2020 at 20:21

I can’t even choose a fave! I would love one of each! Great picks! xx

Jennifer Connolly October 4, 2020 at 20:33

The Laura Mercier Color To Go is on my list!!

Hannahs Heels October 4, 2020 at 21:03

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The Dainty Dolls House October 5, 2020 at 03:23

Your nail colours are perfect….and I love the eyeliner too :)) Love the blues!! The lip colour is indeed a happy colour!! Perfect xo

Fashion-Bridge October 5, 2020 at 20:31

These are definitely products worth taking into 2014! I love the beautiful colour of the lipstick and your nail polishes are super festive!

Couture Carrie October 6, 2020 at 00:24

Fabulous products!
Must try that blotting paper!

xoxox,
CC

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans October 6, 2020 at 06:38

LOVE the Laura Mercier Color Trio!!

Rowena @ rolala loves October 6, 2020 at 17:46

I would love to try all of these! That blotting/bronzing paper wallet is so cute!

Putri Valentina October 7, 2020 at 05:09

love pink lipstick 😀

FASHION TALES October 7, 2020 at 12:59

Great selections! i love that little suitcase of sunshine.Thanks again for yoru comment. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday!

Celyn PS October 7, 2020 at 21:59

wow these all sound like such great products, im so intrigued with that blotting paper!

Marika Odoardi October 8, 2020 at 00:09

Great products, I need them!!

Susannah October 8, 2020 at 05:51

The 1. Colour to go set looks like a brilliant one to travel with. Other than foundation, it’s got all you need for your eyes and face. Thanks for sharing all these great products.

Diana Mieczan October 8, 2020 at 09:00

Fantastic round up, lovely and I love the fresh rasberry lipstick. Happy Tuesday! xo

Mira October 8, 2020 at 13:47

I love your picks. The Laura Mercier Colour To Go is so adorable. I’m going to gift myself with it 😀

xx Mira

Marieken Hoefnagel October 8, 2020 at 20:53

I love the packaging of number 6, so festive!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love October 9, 2020 at 15:56

The blotting paper, as unglamorous as it sounds, looks so beautiful! x

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