(Daisy Darche dress, Steve Madden sandals, Miu Miu suede clutch, H&M hand decoration, Finest Seven sunglasses)
Since a vast metropolis preserved under huge mounds of volcanic ash was unearthed near a village in Santorini, archaeologists have speculated that this could have been the lost city of Atlantis. The ancient city which vanished after an armageddon earthquake has fascinated the world since Plato described its demise in the 4th century BC. No one has ever been able to pinpoint the exact resting place of this eluding society, yet the romance of walking through narrow cobbled and marbled paths, witnessing the most wondrous sunsets and basking in the beaming sun on volcanic cliffs makes me more than half convinced that this was where Atlantis once thrived. Alas, the tale told by Plato is believed to have been a myth based on the ancient Minoan civilisation and the volcanic eruption of Santorini in 1,600 BC. Yet the picture perfect town of Oia and the encroaching dark blue sea have a mythical quality which tell a story of paradise just like the extraordinary world of Atlantis.
Daisy Darche’s beautifully printed A/W14 dress seemed like the perfect piece for a sunny stroll through the picturesque town of Oia. The rich gradation from dark blue to emerald green gives the dress an effortlessly chic look which matched the colour palette of Santorini. I tried to create a day to night Riviera look by teaming the dress with Greek sandal-esque Steve Maddens which are awesomely versatile and comfortable.