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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 29 November 2014
18 DVF wraps two Greek fashionistas Diane Von Furstenberg and her iconic wrap dress celebrate 40 years of success, and two stylish Greek ‘it’ girls are a part of it Jet-setters Eugenie Niarchos and ‘Princess’ MariaOlympia of Greece are two of the ambassadors Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) has chosen for its 40th anniversary campaign. The DVF fashion house and especially the iconic wrap dress is all about representing a dynamic, yet feminine woman. The Belgian-born American fashion designer chose Eugenie Niarchos, because she sees in her a promising young designer loaded with heaps of creativity. Eighteen-year-old MariaOlympia, on the other hand, whose parents are Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos, is quickly becoming the new royalty Instagram sensation. Her unique sense of style has gotten her a feature in W, donning SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2014 DJ Krazy Kon cracks summer charts Diane von Furstenberg wearing the first iconic wrap dress. haute couture ensembles. Diane Von Furstenberg has herself been a jet-setter all her life, reigning the wearable world of fashion since relaunching her fashion company in 1997, but also as wife of Prince Egon since she married into the German The Forgotten Flotilla: The Craft of Heroes launched The Forgotten Flotilla: The Craft of Heroes - Greece, Crete and North Africa 1941 was officially launched on Thursday at the University of Sydney's Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Formally launched by the Greek Ambassador to Australia Haris Dafaranos, the event explored a maritime archaeological project dating back to one of the most significant periods in Australia's wartime history - World War II, and in particular, the Battle of Crete. Written by Dr Michael Bendon, the book presents the archaeologist’s most recent research into two British wrecks from World War II, which are located offshore the ancient site of Phalasarna on the northwest coast of Crete. Through tireless study, Dr Bendon found the vessels to be Tank Landing Craft Mk1, meaning they were prototypes developed by the British. Maria-Olympia House of Furstenberg. For her trademark's 40th birthday, aside from holding several exhibitions, she launched a year-long digital anniversary photo-shoot for the wrap dress, which is billed as a high-fashion version of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. The two Greek women pose among famous models, actresses and fashion icons in a DVF wrap dress. Diane Von Furstenberg unquestionably sees a little bit of herself in shipping heiress Eugenie Niarchos and outfit sensation ‘Princess’ Maria-Olympia. Swift in Tauris The writer takes the reader on a journey from the time the vessels were ordered by Winston Churchill to their first deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean in 1941, and the considerable support they provided in the Mediterranean campaigns during the war. The book also brings to light the achievements of heroes from that period who were yet to be recognised. A historical account like no other, the book is given an extra personal dimension with the inclusion of a personal account by a commander of one of the boats found to be residing in England. For more information and to purchase the book, visit www.forgottenflotilla.com/ Taylor Swift has been constantly and consistently breaking the internet with pretty much everything she does. Her new video, directed by Joseph Kahn for the song Blank Space, has amassed 93 million views on YouTube in just a couple of weeks. But does the video take its inspiration from a Greek play rather than Swift's impressive lyrics? Some have compared Kahn's video to Euripides' famous ancient Greek play, Iphigenia in Tauris. Blank Space contains a few scenes which take us a long way back in time, maybe to the golden era of ancient Greece. In the video, Taylor Swift transforms into a sexy yet jealous lover, plagued by the thoughts that her partner is being unfaithful. Her eventual insanity does have a startling resemblance to the plagued Iphigenia, who was almost sacrificed by her father Agamenmon before the Trojan War. In the play, Iphigenia is tasked with sacrificing foreign intruders at the temple of Artemis, but chance has one of those intruders be her brother Orestis. The Taylor Swift video plays homage to the idea of sacrifice, with a deer even appearing in the video. When Iphigenia was about to be sacrificed by her father, the goddess Artemis replaced her with a deer, transporting her to the land of Tauris. Swift's video, seemingly in self-parody mode, means to imply that maybe the problem isn't the boy, but her. Debuting at number three on the Australian iTunes dance charts, DJ Krazy Kon speaks to Neos Kosmos on the recent success of his Greece 2014 Summer Sessions CD Fourteen albums later, more than 150,000 CDs sold, DJ Krazy Kon has cemented himself as the Australian Greek CD compilation king. Recently debuting at number three on the Australian iTunes dance charts with his latest Greece 2014 Summer Sessions CD, Krazy Kon is still pinching himself. "We always chart in world music, being a Greek CD, but to make it in the biggest chart in Australia with names such as Ministry of Sound, Calvin Harris, Stereosonic, David Guetta and the likes, it’s awesome," he tells Neos Kosmos. "That is 12 years of hard work right there." The new CD, featuring the likes of Master Tempo, Giorgos Tsalikis, Kaiti Garbi, Elli Kokkinou and Thanos Petrelis took seven weeks to put together and mix, not to mention that at the same time Krazy Kon was dealing with nine record labels in Greece. The CD marries music Taylor Swift standing on top of a horse. genres like dance, laika, sirtotsiftetlia, zembekika, a signature style that keeps all ages happy. "We have a great demographic of people who buy my music, from 10-yearold kids to 70-year-old parents," Krazy Kon says. "It's a great mix for everyone." While the CD has been consecutively popular, DJ Krazy Kon hasn't rested on his laurels. He's worked hard on penetrating bigger, more global markets. Firmly cemented in the Greek Australian demographic, for the last couple of years DJ Krazy Kon has been working on moving his brand overseas. "When we started this CD series 12 years ago we were happy just to release a few CDs throughout Australia," he says. "Now the CD series is available in four countries - Australia, NZ, America and Canada - and it is also available worldwide on iTunes, so we are getting sales from all over the world including the UK, South Africa, and all across Europe." The CD series is now a biannual event for Krazy Kon fans, and has translated into tickets sales when he tours the compilation around Australia.
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