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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...

Feature: Haghia Sophia’s Utopia — Tourist Style in Istanbul

Inside the iconic Haghia Sophia in Istanbul Turkey

      Global fashion merges at the Jewel of Istanbul.    By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Ottawa, Canada   Haghia Sophia is a magnificent lady; her great stained windows and minarets peering down like a benevolent, loving mother, down on Sultanahmet, Old Istanbul. Haghia Sophia, Saint Sophia, Santa Sophia, Ayasofya: where blood was shed in...

Feature: Womenswear at Istanbul Fashion Week F/W 2013

L-R: Argande; Simay Bulbul; Nihan Buruk & Gamze Saracoglu Fall/Winter 2013

      Our  Fall/Winter 2013 favourites from the women wear designers at Istanbul Fashion Week in Turkey!     Nihan Buruk    Designer Nihan Buruk leads the charge of a new legion of style makers that possess the unique avant-garde spirit. Her theme of her Fall/Winter 2013 collection represents the “utopian world,...

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

Herbert Cendereci designs

      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

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...