Monday, 31 January 2011

Le Vernis

When it comes to nail polish, I am open to new colors, as long as they look classy. I use several brands incuding OPI and Essie but my main addiction is Chanel. I love the colors, I love the texture, it is just the perfect combination for me. I used to be obsessed with the red color called "Fire" and for the last 1-2 years, I keep using the same dark red color. But, Chanel creates new colors all the time and I add the ones I like to my collection as well. Here are the favorite four of my collection.


Oje konusunda, kaliteli duran her renge varim. Aslinda Essie, Opi gibi bircok markayi kullaniyorum ancak bir tanesinin yeri ayri. Chanel. Hem ojenin dokusu hem de renklerin guzellligi ile beni kendine bagliyor. Iste kolleksiyonumdan en sevdigim 4 renk.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Comfy in black

The coat and the boots match perfectly and it gives the stylish look with the sense of comfort at the same time. Well done Merve!

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Bot ve yarim kollu ceket-palto cok uyumlu. Bu kombinasyon, hem şık hem de rahat bir goruntu vermis. Tebrikler Merve!

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Thursday, 27 January 2011

The Shoe Galleries

I arrived in London on Wednesday and will stay for a few more days. This is actually a business trip but being in London and not checking the new Selfridges' Shoe hall, which is said to be the biggest in the world, would be silly.




Carsamba gununden beri Londra'dayim, aslinda is sebebiyle burada bulunmama ragmen, Selfridges'daki dunyanin en buyuk ayakkabi katini gezme isini ihmal etmedim. Gercekten neredeyse her markaya ve o markalarin her modelini gormek mumkun.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Leather dress

When I met Zeynep, I loved her style and wanted to share that stylish look with you.


Monday, 24 January 2011

Ballet flats

Happy Monday everyone! I hope this week will bring the best for you.
This weekend, as promised, I worked a lot and did great photo shoots for various subjects and also met some very stylish people and took their pictures to share on my blog. You will see them in coming days. Today, I will share a look that received many compliments last Saturday. I love ballet flats for being super comfortable and stylish but in winter, it is quite difficult to wear them due to cold weather. Last Saturday, the weather was warm and ballet flats did not miss this opportunity :)


 































Herkese iyi haftalar! Bu hafta sonu, soz verdigim gibi blogum icin bircok faydali calisma yaptim. Degisik konular ile ilgili fotograf cekimleri ve bircok stil sahibi bayanla karsilasmam ve fotograflarini cekmem bunlardan bazilari. Tum bu calismalari onumuzdeki gunlerde sizlerle paylasacagim. Bugun, gecen Cumartesi cok begeni toplayan bir goruntuyu paylasmak istiyorum sizlerle. Babet giymeyi cok seviyorum cunku hem cok rahatlar hem de şık. Ancak kış mevsiminde babet giymek havanin soguklugu sebebiyle oldukca zor. Gecen Cumartesi ise, havanin ilik oldugunu goren babetlerim kendilerini sokaga ativerdi :)

Friday, 21 January 2011

To do list

As I have been working for a long, looooong time, I am very used to making to do lists from Fridays in order to help me concentrate on business after weekend and start the week easier at the office on Mondays. Preparing my blog is also like a full time job. Especially updating 5-6 times a week requires spending important amount of time and effort on it. Due to these reasons, weekends are great for me to prepare materials for the coming weeks. So here is my mini "to do list" for my blog :)

- Prepare an issue about BOWS



- Shoot pictures of different combinations with scarves



- Keep taking pictures of stylish people around the world.


Uzun zamandir is hayatinda oldugum icin "To do list" dedigimiz yapilacaklar listesini hazirlamaya cok aliskinim. Ozellikle Cuma gunleri hazirlanan yapilacaklar listesi, Pazartesi gunu ise gelindiginde, hafta sonu mahmurlugundan cikip ise konsantre olmayi kolaylastirip hem de yapilmasi gerekenleri bize hatirlatir. Blogumu hazirlamak da aslinda tam zamanli bir is kadar zahmetli. Haftada 5 veya 6 kez guncelledigim icin onemli bir zaman ayirmak gerekiyor. Hafta ici calistigim icin hafta sonlari blogum icin calismak cok daha rahat ve verimli oluyor. Ben de ileriki haftalarda yayinlamayi planladigim birkac konu ile ilgili "to do list"imi sizlerle paylasmak istedim :)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

White Collar

Being stylish is not so difficult. You can always keep it safe by going with classics and in most cases, it is better than looking ridiculous. However, when you take a little risk and if you know what you are doing, the outcome can be so much fun and stylish. I love it when men take that risk and use different styles on them. Here is a very brave combination and a very stylish look.




Stil sahibi ve şık olmak aslinda cok zor degil. Her zaman klasik parcalari kullanip kolay yoldan şık olabilirsiniz. Ancak biraz risk almak ve zevkinize gore degisik kombinasyonlar denemek, eger kisi ne yaptigini biliyorsa, cok daha guzel sonuclar ortaya cikariyor. Ozellikle erkeklerin farkli tarzlar denemesine bayiliyorum. Bugun sizlerle cesur tercihler yaparak cok basarili bir gorunume sahip olan bir beyin resimlerini paylasmak istedim.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Bring me sunshine

Yesterday was a very exhausting day but I did my best to turn it into a fun day by doing some photo shoots while dancing and jumping around whenever the sun came out :) This outfit is very comfortable yet suitable for a work day, that's why I love it.


Maje jacket
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Gucci belt
Frye over the knee boots
Christian Dior handbag
 Dun benim icin gercekten cok yorucu bir gundu ancak acan gunesi degerlendirip biraz yuruyus ve anlamsizca dans etme suretiyle, kendimi neselendirmeyi basardim. Resimlerdeki kiyafetim rahat ama ayni zamanda şık olmasi sebebiyle ofis icin bicilmis kaftan.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Robert Mapplethorpe in Istanbul

On Friday, I attended the opening of Robert Mapplethorpe exhibiton at Galeri Nev in Istanbul. Seeing some work of this legendary artist was very influencing. The show is on until 12th of February, don't miss it if you are in town.




Amerikali unlu fotograf sanatcisi Robert Mapplethorpe'un gecmisten gunumuze cesitli calismalari, Cuma gunu acilisi yapilan sergiyle, Istanbullu sanat severlerle bulustu. Bu efsanevi sanatcinin calismalarini yakindan gormek cok heyecan vericiydi. Sergi 12 Subat'a kadar Galeri Nev'de. Istanbul'da olanlar kacirmasin derim. 

Monday, 17 January 2011

My new hat

Happy Monday everyone! I know, it is super boring to start a new week, especially if there is an office waiting for you. I am also one of those working people so can't say Monday is my most favorite day however, we should try to think positive instead of carrying the bad mood whole day. Today I want to share my pictures with my new hat. My parents got this for me as a gift last week and I can't stop wearing it since then. I hope you like it as well.



Henri Lloyd hat
Max Mara black cardigan
H&M dress
Moschino shoes
Herkese iyi haftalar. Bugun sizlerle yeni sapkamla olan resimlerimi paylasmak istedim. Sapka tutkunu oldugumu bilen ailem, bu sapkayi bana gecen hafta hediye etti. Cok begendigim icin o zamandan beri devamli kullaniyorum :)

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Going somewhere?

Yesterday, I went to the gallery X-Ist in Nisantasi to see the exhibition "Going somewhere?" by Alp Sime. I must say it was a very impressive show, I loved all pieces.



Alp Sime - Kerimcan Guleryuz

Alp Sime'nin son sergisi "Bir yere mi gidiyorsun?"u dun, Nisantasi'nda bulunan X-Ist'te gorme firsati buldum. Gercekten cok etkileyici bir sergiydi.
* Sergi maalesef dun itibariyle sona erdi. Ancak konuyla ilgileniyorsaniz, X-Ist'e gidip Alp Sime'nin calismalari ile ilgili bilgi alabilirsiniz. Ayrica X-Ist'te sergiler devam ediyor. Bir sonraki sergi 20 Ocak'ta Seda Hepsev.

Friday, 14 January 2011

My uniform

Every girl has an outfit that is super comfy and increases the self confidence. Those kind of outfits save us in unexpected situations and "I've got nothing to wear" crisis. Today I'd like to reveal mine. :)
I am obsessed with the Herve Leger bandage dresses and luckily both Herve Leger and Max Azria added the bandage skirts to their collections recently. I said luckily because wearing such a sexy dress may not be appropriate to all occassions but you can use the skirts by using different combinations to different events. (I am adding a reminder on my agenda that I should prepare a "different looks with the same bandage skirt" post to publish on this blog soon) That's why, the key piece of my uniform outfit is my grey bandage skirt. I love wearing a black tank top with it since it emphasizes the slim look. To balance, I wear my LaROK boyfriend blazer which has a great fabric. In autumn, I completed this look with sandals but now, since the weather is quite cold, I combined it with tights and booties.
* Sorry for the low quality of the picture. It was one of those small handbag-no camera days.

LaROK Blazer
H&M tank top
BCBG Max Azria bandage skirt
Fendi booties
Chanel handbag
Kadinlarin cogunun, iclerinde hem rahat hem de guzel hissettigi, o sebeple de surekli kullandigi bir kiyafeti vardir. Bende son zamanlarda, Herve Leger sayesinde gelisen bandaj elbise sevdasina ek olarak, yine Herve Leger ve kardes markasi BCBG Max Azria'nin son donem kolleksiyonlarina ekledikleri bandaj etekler, farkli kombinasyonlar ile hem gunduz giyilebiliyor hem de gece icin cok kullanisli bir alternatif halini aliyor. ("ayni bandaj etek ile farkli gorunumler" isimli bir blog yazisi hazirlamayi, ajandama not ediyorum)
Bu saydigim sebeplerden oturu, benim uniformamin anahtar parcasi gri bandaj etegim. Uzerine askili dar siyah bir atlet giyerek, dar silueti vurguluyor, ancak dengelemek amaciyla ustune "boyfriend" ceketimi giyiyorum. Sonbaharda bu kombinasyonu acik ayakkabilarla kullanirken, kisin siyah corap ve bootie'm ile tamamliyorum.
* Resmin kalitesinin dusuklugu icin kusura bakmayin. Kucuk canta sebebiyle kamera almama gunlerimden biriydi maalesef.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Young style

It is not a new story. Some children know how to create their own style from very young ages. We generally see the celebrity kids; Suri Cruise or Maddox Jolie-Pitt in stylish looks but if we look around carefully, we can easily notice that there are actually many others who decide what to wear by themselves.
The moment I saw Ali at a movie premiere, I was fascinated by his self confidence and different look than other kids. First I took a picture from distance and then I asked him to pose for me. He was a little shy when it comes to posing however, I managed to get the shot :)



Bazi cocuklar, cok kucuk yaslardan itibaren, giyecekleri kiyafete, kullanacaklari aksesuara kadar kendileri secip kendi stillerini yaratabiliyorlar. Bunun ornegini genelde Suri Cruise ve Maddox Jolie-Pitt gibi dunya starlarinin cocuklarinda goruyoruz, cunku gazeteler surekli bu konuda haber yapiyor. Ancak etrafimiza biraz daha dikkatli bakarsak, aslinda cevremizde de stil sahibi bircok cocugun oldugunu gorebiliriz kolaylikla.
Ali'yi film galasinda gordugumde, diger cocuklardan oldukca farkli tarzi ile hemen dikkatimi cekti. Once biraz mesafeden bir resmini cektim, sonra da poz vermesini istedim. Is poz vermeye gelince biraz utandi ama "boyle tarz sahibi oldugun icin alis bu kadar ilgiye" diye kendisini cesaretlendirdim ve daha net bir resmini cekebildim :)

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Life after office hours

As most working women, I am also facing difficulties about balancing business life and social times, however, my biggest complaint is about getting ready for social life during weekdays. Normally, the fun side of going out is spending time in front of the closet, trying different outfits and playing with make up products. In my case, as I usually go to the events directly from office, getting ready is an activity that I should finalize before 8 a.m. of that day. So I should decide what to wear for the evening, take it with me and change before leaving office. As I find it extremely exhausting, I try to use the same outfit both at work and in the evening by keeping it simple during the day and spicing it up with different accessories for the evening.
Yesterday evening, I would be attending my friend's birthday dinner, so I decided to wear the recently purchased black dress (the 38th black dress in my wardrobe I guess, all added to the collection by the same "joker dress" motto). It really turned out to be a joker item because I wore it to work with a long black cashmere cardigan and ballerinas (sorry, couldn't take a picture in the office) and for the evening, I used the necklace that I recently bought from Paris and my Fendi booties. I believe I transformed well to an evening look with little effort.


I loved the detail on one shoulder of the dress
Calisan bircok bayan gibi ben de is hayati ile sosyal hayat arasinda denge saglamakta zaman zaman zorlaniyorum. Ozellikle haftaici is sonrasi bir yere gitmem gerekiyorsa, durum daha da zor bir hal aliyor. Normalde bir yemege veya partiye gitmenin en zevkli yanlari, hazirlanirken dolabin karsisinda gecirilen dakikalar (dakikalari abartmamak sartiyla), degisik kiyafetler deneyip icinde en iyi hissettigimize karar vermek ve makyaj malzemelerimizle oynamaktir. Halbuki benim icin hafta ici is cikisi bir yere gitmek demek, o gun sabah saat 8'de aksamki kiyafete karar vermek, o kiyafeti yanima almak ve isten cikmadan ofiste hazirlanmak demek. Bu durum insani iki kat yordugundan, son zamanlarda gelistirdigim yontem, ise giyebilecegim bir kiyafeti ufak aksesuarlar ile aksam da kullanmak.
Ornegin dun, toplantilarla dolu bir ofis gunu ve ardindan gidecegim bir dogum gunu yemegi soz konusuydu. O sebeple, yakin zamanda aldigim siyah elbisemi -"siyah elbise her zaman jokerdir" dusuncesiyle dolabimda yerini alan 38.siyah elbise sanirim :) - gunduz uzun siyah bir hirka ve babet ile kullanip, aksam da, yakin zamanda Paris'ten aldigim ve bayildigim kolyem ile topuklu botlarimla kombinledim. Ofiste cekim yapamadigim icin o kombinasyonu sizlerle paylasamiyorum ama elbisemi ve aksam nasil gorundugumu yukaridaki resimlerde gorebilirsiniz.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Chic Actress

Getting dressed according to the dress code for events is a key element for being stylish. However, there are some situations where dress codes are not enough. One of these tough situations is for the actresses attending movie premieres. I believe that actresses who worked in the movie are free to wear anything from gown to a cocktail dress (or a tux as it is quite fashionable these days). However, sometimes, we see actresses that have no part in the movie but invited to the premiere; looking overdressed. In order to avoid this, the safest choice is a cocktail dress. If it is a more casual event, pants and a blouse will do as well. I have millions of details in mind that make the difference about millions of different event types, but obviously I can't write every thing in one post, can just promise to keep writing my fashion hints when the subject comes up.
Today I want to show you the outfit of Gulenay Kalkan who is a very experienced Turkish actress, showing us how to get dressed to the premiere of a movie that she isn't directly involved with.


Şık olmanin ilk kaidesi, nereye ne giyecegine dogru karar verebilmektir. Davetli oldugunuz etkinligin "dress code"u yani dunyaca kabul edilmis giyim/kusam sekli, cogu zaman davetiyede belirtilmektedir. Ancak bazi durumlarda, bu kod bile yardimci olamayip konu kisinin yorumuna kalabilir ve kisi yanlis bir tercih yaptiginda gulunc veya rukus duruma dusebilir. Bu konuya guzel bir ornek, bazi hanim oyuncularin, filmle direk bir alakalari olmamasina ragmen, galaya abartili kiyafetler giyip ev sahibi gibi bir konuma dusmeleri. Bu duruma dusmemek icin, eger dolayli yoldan alakaniz olan bir etkinlige katiliyorsaniz, bir kokteyl elbisesi veya şık bir pantalon ceket, en guvenli yoldur. Elbette, etkinligin bircok detayina bagli olarak, secilecek kiyafet ile ilgili de bircok detay var kafamda.. Kiyafetin kumasindan rengine, ayakkabinin yuksekliginden türüne kadar uzanan bu yol ile ilgili tum bilgileri, takdir edersiniz ki tek yaziya sigdirmam mumkun degil, ancak, fark yaratan bu ufak detaylari, yeri geldikce sizlerle paylasmaya devam edecegim.
Yukaridaki resimde, tecrubeli tiyatro sanatcisi Gulenay Kalkan'in, kadin oyunculara ders verir nitelikteki kiyafetini goruyoruz. Filmde yer almamasina ragmen, projede yer alan sanatci dostlarina destek amaciyla bulundugu galada, kiyafetinden takilarina, sadelik icinde bir şıklık sergiliyor.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Men's fashion: Hats

I love hats in general; men, women or children wearing... And for hats, my favorite brand is the Italian Borsalino. Here I'll be sharing pictures of a Borsalino fan, stylish gentleman with 2 hats from his own collection.




Genel olarak sapkalara karsi olan tutkumu inkar edemem. Kadin, erkek, cocuk kim kullanirsa kullansin, o kisinin havasini degistiren bir aksesuar sapka. Ve bu konuda hayrani oldugum marka Italyan Borsalino. Sizlere benim gibi Borsalino sevdalisi, stil sahibi bir beyefendinin, kendi kolleksiyonundan sectigi 2 farkli model sapkasiyla cekilmis resimlerini paylasmak isterim.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sunday Sun

I usually publish my posts in the weekdays but this weekend I couldn't stop myself from working on my blog and wanted to share my outfit from last Sunday. Today, the weather is almost the same... Cold but sunny. I wish you all a relaxing and fun Sunday.

Max Mara coat
Max Mara cardigan
Hudson jeans
Ugg boots
Chloe handbag

Normalde blogumu hafta ici guncellesem de, bu hafta sonu blogumu gelistirmek icin yogun calismalar yaptim ve bugun de sizlerle gecen Pazar'dan bir resim paylasmak istedim. Ayni bugun gibi, gecen hafta Pazar gununde de soguk ama gunesli bir hava hakimdi ve ben solugu Buyukada'da aldim.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Eyyvah Eyvah 2

Vizyona girdiginde cok sevilen Eyvah Eyvah'in devam filminin galasi, Carsamba aksami Kanyon'da yapildi. Davetli sayisinin cokluguna ragmen, organizasyon oldukca basariliydi. Sinemanin fuaye alaninda yaptiklari dekorlar ve organizasyon cok guzeldi, Istanbul'da katildigim en guzel galaydi diyebilirim rahatlikla. Galada ve sonrasinda duzenlenen "after party"de elinizi sallasaniz meshur birine carptigi icin, roportaj yapmak icin dolasan muhabirler ve bir anda burnunuzun dibinde acilan kamera isiklari gece boyunca bizimleydi.
Filme gelecek olursam, ilk filmi izleyenler hatirlayacaktir, en son Huseyin Badem ile Firuzan Geyikli'ye kiz istemek uzere yola cikmislardi. Ikinci film de tam oradan basliyor ve Mujgan'in anne babasinin Izmir'den Geyikli'ye gelmesiyle isler karisiyor ve film cok daha komik bir hal aliyor. Oyunculuklarin cok basarili, diyaloglarin sahane oldugu bir komedi filmi izlemek istiyorsaniz, kesin kacirmayin derim. Kahkahalarima sahip olamadim film boyunca, o sebeple, eger filmi izlemelerine engel olduysam, bu vesileyle oyunculardan ve diger misafirlerden ozur dilerim :)
Actors of the movie

Ozge Borak, Ata Demirer, Demet Akbag

Tarik Unluoglu


On Wednesday, I have attended the premiere of the Turkish movie "Eyyvah Eyvah 2" in Istanbul. It was a very big event but very well organized, that's why I enjoyed it a lot. The movie was very funny as well with great actors and a good scenario.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A grey business

As many women, I love wearing black in winter however, my next most favorite color is definitely grey and I may have almost the same number of grey outfits as black ones in my closet. That's why, it was quite difficult to chose which outfits to share with you here. I randomly chose a few and hope you like them.

Beymen Coat
Max Mara Dress
Fendi Boots
Christian Dior handbag
Gerard Darel cashmere/wool scarf


Stefanel Dress
Max Mara Cardigan
Pied a terre pumps

Alexander McQueen Scarf
Gap cardigan
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Fendi boots
Kadinlarin cogu icin oldugu gibi, benim de kisin kullanmayi en sevdigim siyah renktir. Ancak siyah kadar cok sevdigim bir diger rengin gri oldugunu soyleyebilirim rahatlikla. Dolabimda muhtemelen siyah kadar gri kiyafetim vardir. Grilerle kullandigim birkac kombinasyonu sizlerle paylasmak istedim, umarim begenirsiniz.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Champagne tasting

Last week, I attended a Champagne tasting event in Istanbul. Charles Savary from Paris gave us detailed information about champagne production and we tasted 5 different types of champagne. It was also a great opportunity to catch up with friends.




Gecen hafta katildigim sampanya tadimi etkinliginde, Paris'ten gelen Charles Savary'nin sampanya uretimi hakkinda verdigi bilgilerini dinlerken bir yandan da 5 farkli sampanyayi tatma firsati buldum.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Great minds think alike

These girls are in my top 10 most stylish women in Istanbul list. They try new styles without fear and always know how to personalize the fashion trends. Their style for the New Year's Eve were similar to each other but different touches made their point. I simply loved it, what do you think?


 
Christian Louboutin pumps

Sequined dress makes the statement

Istanbul'daki en stil sahibi 10 kadin listemde yeri saglam bu 2 hanim, yilbasi aksami benzer bir stili tercih etmislerdi. Ne demisler "aklin yolu bir". Ustelik renk ve aksesuardaki farkli tercihleriyle kendi zevklerini de ortaya koymayi basarmislar. Ben bayildim, ya siz?
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