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Added Jan 10, 2017

by Elpida Kyriakou

Athens, Greece






I’ve just returned from a short trip to Turkey and here are the photos from my (frozen) visit to the amazing site of ancient Ephesus.
Fur, wool and suede, the absolute winter materials, are all used for this 3-piece project.
The sweater is my favorite piece. I knitted the crochet stripes and I love the layering look with contrasting green.
The cape is from the 70’s vintage issue and I’ll post better photos of it some day because it’s a really nice and versatile garment that doesn’t really show off in this shot.

Material Notes

Suede for the pants, fake fur and crochet threads for the top, blended wool for the cape.





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    Apr 24, 2018, 06.35 PMby slmnstyle

    Fantastic outfit, and you made it all yourself! Great job!

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    Feb 1, 2017, 09.16 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Lovely outfit! Cool details and pretty colours! :)

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    Jan 27, 2017, 09.35 AMby nrobson

    totes impressive work from you doll! i’m loving that top, beauty photos also xx

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    Jan 18, 2017, 12.40 PMby Franci Kettman

    Great outfit Elpida! The colors you chose look so beautiful on you. We had the opportunity to visit Ephesus in April 2016. It was breath-taking and a lot warmer, lol.

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      Jan 18, 2017, 03.34 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! It’s a beautiful place and (thanks to the cold and the bomb explosions) we had the chance to walk in there alone, without hundreds of tourists around, just our group and the cats….

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    Jan 16, 2017, 06.55 PMby TeenyUK

    You look absolutely amazing, Elpida. You look like a Bohemian queen! :)

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    Jan 16, 2017, 08.52 AMby floralgirl

    This outfit is so suitable for the environment of Ephesus. The colours are perfect and great crochet work too. When I went to Ephesus it was a very warm spring day..I found it very beautiful.

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      Jan 18, 2017, 03.43 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Hi Anne Marie! I remembered you yesterday, when during my tour to the fabric stores I found a very strange, yet impressive, fabric with aboriginal patterns on it! Of course the shop assistant had no idea what it was all about. “You can make a handbag out of it” she suggested… But I don’t want a bag, I want a crazy coat! And it costs….I’ll think about it …

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    Jan 14, 2017, 09.21 AMby Maria Loupa

    Καλημέρα Ελπίδα, το σύνολο σου είναι πολύ ωραίο. Μου αρέσουν ιδιαίτερα το παντελόνι και η κάπα. Το μπλουζάκι το ράβω κσι εγώ αυτή τη στιγμή αλλά με ένα λεπτό μαλλινάκι . Θεωρώ οτι θα είναι ευέλικτο. Το μπλουζάκι σου είναι εντυπωσιακό αλλά λειτουργεί μάλλον περισσότερο σαν πανωφόρι ειδικά στην Αθήνα! Μου αρέσουν πολύ οι πλεκτές λεπτομέρειες. Πολύ ωραίες φωτογραφίες και μέρη!

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    Jan 14, 2017, 04.34 AMby izbott

    You look beautiful and elegant!

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    Jan 13, 2017, 08.55 PMby liliv-1

    Πολυ ωραια χρωματα και υλικα!

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    Jan 12, 2017, 07.38 PMby Daniela Ivanova

    This is so biutifful ! I like all of them ! Elpida, you are a inspiration for me! When I sow this models in the magazine, I was not so impresed, but now, when I am watching at your creations – I totally change my mind ! As always the pictures are amazing and you look so pretty !

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.35 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Daniela.All pieces are very easy to sew. First I was attracted by the sweater. Then I looked for matching leggings and I made the cape the last minute when I realised that the bulky sweater wouldn’t fit in any of my coats!

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    Jan 12, 2017, 02.35 PMby kisses

    Comfy and warm outfits….awesome photos

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    Jan 12, 2017, 07.16 AMby NormanMcBride

    Well I think that here plays the biggest role color rather than design. Design itself is great. But let us admit, if the color was other than burgundy, it would loose its zest. Really, burgendy is trendy color and make clothes look sophisticated and modern. I write my essay on trends in 2016 fashion, and I have collected a lot of information saying about colors.

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    Jan 12, 2017, 12.47 AMby Tzai

    Επικίνδυνος προορισμός τελευταία η Τουρκία, ελπίζω να περάσατε όμορφα και να είχατε ωραίο καιρό. Το 3 κομμάτια δένουν ωραία μεταξύ τους και ταιριάζουν απόλυτα στο στυλ σου. φιλιά

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.29 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Καλή χρονιά Αϊντα! Δεν μπορείς να φανταστείς το τι άκουσα που πήγα στην Τουρκία μ’ αυτές τις συνθήκες. Πάντως ήταν πολύ ωραία….Πότε θα πάμε καμία βόλτα;

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    Jan 11, 2017, 03.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Amazing photos and I Loooove your outfit!! ♥

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.27 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you Ellen! Ephesus is a really amazing place!

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    Jan 11, 2017, 03.23 PMby SurMesure

    Beautiful outfit, and fitting the lovely background! I like the added crochet stripes, very colorful.

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.26 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thank you! It’s warm and cosy and I lack such clothes. So I enjoy wearing it during the unusually freezing winter we are going through.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 11.18 AMby Beccki

    What a beautiful outfit you look stunning, I really look forward to some more of the cape photos because i do like this pattern, and the jumper is so cool, great choice of colours and very stylish Elpida!

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.24 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Beccki! I loved the cape because of the openings along the arms and the 12 buttons suggested by the pattern. But then I decided to be practical (for the first time) and make something that would would keep me warm, so the openings and the buttons were sacrificed….

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    Jan 11, 2017, 10.54 AMby chula123

    What a fantastic outfit!! You are right of course, those 3 fabrics are the perfect winter materials and this looks like a very cosy ensemble and it looks great on you!!

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.17 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Chula! I needed four layers of clothing to survive the -7 degrees C. I’m not used to it….

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    Jan 11, 2017, 07.14 AMby Maria Hayek

    I love all pieces! The leggings look great on you, the sweater looks super warm and cozy and the cape is like the icing on the cake :) Is this the trip you were planning with a friend? :)

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.15 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Maria! When I made it, I thought it would be too warm for the climate down here, but I was wrong. This is the colder winter I can remember and I wear it a lot.
      No, this is not the trip I was planning. That will be in June to a more “exotic” destination in nortern Europe. We’re still trying to choose one….

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    Jan 10, 2017, 10.58 PMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! I just love this outfit.all 3 pieces are fabulous.we used to go to Turkey every year (kusadasi) when my children where small and I’ve been to ephesus a few times. Have you been to the house of the Virgin mary? It’s beautiful and very humbling. You look marvellous elpida.I love your whole outfit x

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      Jan 13, 2017, 04.08 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

      Thanks Mary! This was my third visit to Turkey and the most adventurous one because of the terrorist attacks and the freezing cold (the photos were taken in -7 degrees). But it was a really great trip! We were told about the house of Virgin Mary but we didn’t visit it. The outfit was just what I needed for that cold.

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