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Slackliners’ unique style sense shines in Istanbul, Turkey

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  Sartorial Slackliner Style.  By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   Ever since the Gezi protests last year Istanbullu have re-discovered the importance of parks – not just as pockets of nature in a rapidly gentrifying city, but as vital parts of the community. After Gezi, parks became gathering places for forums (open air meetings) where citizens discussed the ways...

Feature: Style Spotlight — Singh Street Style.com

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    Serious Heritage Haute.   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   As a child I spent my summers in Italy and loved to watch the fashionably dressed take long leisurely walks down the city’s main street. It was like being in a new fashion show every day.  Later, I discovered N.Y.’s own

On The Streets of…Istanbul, Turkey — Winter Edition

Bundling up Istanbul Style

    Istanbul Style Watch – Hats and Scarves   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   The history of Turkey is written in hats and scarves. Fezzes are out, said Atatürk, ushering in the modern-day Republic and jaunty hats for men, women and children. We’re still discussing scarves here, but suffice it to say, whatever...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

T-shirt love from Istanbul, Turkey

        Who Do You Love – Istanbul Style Watch   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     It took me a long time to break up with New York, but once I did I was glad it was over. Don’t get me wrong, we tried to work on it for years, but...

Global Designer Spotlight: Moutta Abalanchad, Taureg Jewelry Designer From Niger

Taureg Jewelry by Moutta Abalanchad

      One Way of Life Ends, Another Begins: The Story of Taureg Jewelry Designer Moutta Abalanchad   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey     Recently, I had the opportunity to interview a Tuareg jewelry maker from Niger. Moutta Abalanchad lives in a small village, but several times a year he travels to Europe...

Feature: Exploring the atelier of Herbert Cendereci from Istanbul, Turkey

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      Jewelry That Comes With A ‘Catch’   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   Recently, I was walking around my old neighborhood in Beyoglu, a charming street that has a mix of bakkals (neighborhood groceries), funky clothing shops, some mom-and-pop restaurants, a boutique hotel and the entire gamut of second-hand/antique stores where you...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Style Watch: Slim Cuts, Colour and Comfort

    Istanbul Style Watch – Let Us Now Praise Facial Hair, Especially the ‘Stache.   By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   *Note: This is days before police violence erupted in Istanbul including in the Istiklal neighbourhood, where these photos were taken.We send our sympathies to those killed and injured in protesting for their civil...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

In Istanbul, the colours bloom!

      Istanbul Style Watch – Pop Colors (Part Deux)    By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey   Istanbul is still negotiating with spring for warmer weather, but the Istanbullu are taking their cue from Mother Nature who is starting to show signs of what is to come. The city is full of blooming Judas...

On the streets of…Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Style Watch: Slim cuts, comfort and colour!

In the bustling city of Istanbul,  it’s all about slim cuts, comfort and lots of colour!    By: Alba Brunetti Istanbul, Turkey       It’s the day before spring begins and we’re still not 100 percent convinced. We’ve had some deliciously warm days and shockingly cold ones and today is right there in between....