I have loads of fond memories of my mum making a fuss about my birthday. We would start thinking of what I’d wear weeks (if not months!) in advance. Being the perfectionist that she was, she always made sure that my outfit was at least as special as my cake!
We would consider every little detail…from the bag, to the shoes, the accessories, the hairstyle…
For years we would actually pick out one Barbie doll (I had many apparently…) which we would take to the patisserie and we would ask the pastry maker to create a birthday cake inspired by her dress. He would then create the dress as a cake with the Barbie wearing it. Case in point ➡️➡️➡️
Turns out I was more interested in the cake than looking good in photos back then 😂😂😂
This year I came across a really cute shop while I was in Crete on holidays. To my delight, I found lots of lovely dresses that precisely fit the bill: this year’s birthday dress!
As I was trying them on I quickly realised that they were all made by the same brand: Karavan Clothing.
Not living in Greece means that I sometimes lag behind in terms of new brands (also popular songs and slang language!) so I was chuffed when I realised I had just discovered an up-and-coming Greek brand.
Their clothes are designed in Greece, manufactured by local craftsmen and artisans and the best part??? their designs are named after literary figures! (the geek in me squealed!). Names such as Atwood, Du Maurier, Morrison, Woolf are just a few of the designs I fell in love with. However, the Ferrante dress in magenta was the show stopper for me.