Friday, October 25, 2013

Birthday Wishlist - Tamed Version

OK, here is a more sensible version of the list as opposed to the untamed luxury version here... 

I decided to focus on clothes and accessories that won't change with relation to my belly size and stuck to cardigans and leather ware. 

Enzo Angiolini Snake Embossed Ankle Boot

Massimo Dutti Navy Cardigan

Massimo Dutti Heather Gray Long Cardigan

Massimo Dutti Wol and Cashmere Cardigan in Blush

Nine West Side Zipper Knee High Boots

Uterque Tumbled Leather Bucket Bag

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shameless Birthday Wishlist - The Luxury Version

A girl can dream, right?
Balenciaga Black Leather Kimono Skirt - - 1085 EUR
Lanvin Black Leather Knee-High Boots - - 600 EUR
Balenciaga Textured Sheraling and Leather Coat - - 2550 EUR

Givenchy Shark Tooth Necklace - www.matchesfashion - 408 EUR

Rochas Wool Blend Oversized Tweed Coat - - 3195 USD

Givenchy Sharktooth Charm Chain Bracelet - - 375 EUR

Balenciaga New Easy Leather Knee-High Boots - - 604 EUR
And finally this jacquard coat in giant black and red checks by Celine... 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sensible Dressing Vol. 001 - Nellie Partow

As the weather gets cooler, cozy sensible dressing is all I can think of. This is why I absolutely fell in love with Nellie Partow's Fall Winter 2013 collection, the very moment I saw it. I love how she combines cozy textures in comfy layers and gorgeous fall colors. I think I want the whole damn collection even though I wouldn't be able wear it with my ever growing belly. I wish it was sold here in Istanbul so we could stock up on chunky knit cable sweaters, fur accented outerwear. 

I also adore the styling of the lookbook with effortlessly sensible layering. Wearing crisp white shirts beneath wool or leather tops not only creates a nice visual contrast but also is a lifesaver for those with easily itchy skin like me. The neck warmers are also my favorites and could be really effortless layering pieces.

 All pics from

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Just In: Isabel Marant for H&M Collection

Isabel Marant has just simply picked out her most coveted pieces for her collaboration with H&M, no biggie there. An yet, this will be a collaboration that I will fight to death to get my hands on, even with my hugely protruding belly at the moment. I shall buy and wait, no problem... After all, it's a once in  a lifetime opportunity... I also love that the campaign faces include Alek Wek, Milla Jojovich and Lou Dillon.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Favorites from NYFW - 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim dug deep into the earth and brought out lots of geological gems and geodes made of delicate silk. Models looked like they were drenched in an underground spring while being surfaced.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Favorites from NYFW - Victoria Beckham Spring 2014

Victoria Beckham's collection won me over with her use of repeated triangles and her color palette. Although there was the occasional fuschia which I still loved, the all white outfits are all beautiful. My favorite was definitely the first dress below in that soothing blue-grey color.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Empire State of Mind - NYFW Spring 2014 RTW Street Style

Yes, I do like long titles for some reason. 

And I loved looking at streetstyle pictures as much as the collections. I love how everyone is having fun and relaxed, even Anna dello Russo, in a daytime dress, wow. 

Being a categorization freak, I sat down and broke down the chaos of New York Fashion Week streetstyle into a few trends. All White, Bare Midriffs, Black and White Ensembles, Colorful and Cheerful, Leather, 
were a few of these trends. I'm warning you, this is gonna be a lengthy post. 

All White's 

Leandra Medine's choker was such an original piece and look great with her white shirt dress. 

Those frames are original yes, but flattering? Um, no, in my opinion. I think these are the girls from HowTwoLive. UPDATE: Those are Love sunglasses by Karen Walker for Jeremy Scott. I still find them a wee bit funny..  

Hanneli Mustapparta is such a risk taker in her all white ensemble and chocolate icecream. 

Man Repeller Leandra Medine is once again in all white. Love the Beatles stride. 

Bare Midriffs

Yes, 3 out of 4 are models. This trend is here to stay even in Fall Winter and it is not for mortals without rock hard abs and chauffeurs.  

Song of Style's Aimee Song is all bright and cheerful. 

Black and White

Well, along with the All White trend, this is recurring favorite of mine.

Forget Suri or the Beckham kids, she is the coolest kid around. Meet Aila, Alexander Wang's niece. 

Colorful and Cheery 

Although I do not normally dress this colorful, I really think it suits New York with its backdrop of yellow cabs and zebra-crossing, creates such great photos. 

Miroslava Duma is once again as cute as a button. 

I can't make out if this is a skirt or pants, but either way I like them. 

Tie-dye on tie-dye, what else could be so much fun? 

Chiarra Ferragni's dress is just great. I'm developing a thing for pleats and I love the pattern and the cut of this dress. 

I can't tell who this is but I can always spot a good Peter Pilotto dress anywhere, this is from Spring Summer 2013 collection. 

She is wild and I love her necklace. Reminds me of Anna dello Russo. 

This is Mademoiselle Yulia's hand party. 

Blue and black go together so well, don't you think? 

Fun T-Shirts

This is a trend for the young at heart. And who said t-shirts dont go with skirts? And yes, sweatshirts are in the same category. I think we owe this trend to Givenchy's and 3.1 Phillip Lim's past seasons, glorifying the t-shirt and the sweatshirt. 

Grid Pattern 

I talked about the grid pattern here before. It is definitely here to stay. 

Mira Duma has opted for smaller patterns.

Yasmin Sewell picked a great dress. It looks more like a chess board pattern but I see that as grid :)

And whoever this woman is, I salute her. What an absolutely classic piece. I would wear it for decades. 

Ladylike Dresses

Never out of fashion... This was Giovanna Battaglia's choice for two days. 

Anna opted for Saint Laurent's grunge look but looked more like a 6 year old. 

Coco Rocha shows that ladies wear pants too. 


Leather was a huge trend this year, especially in bottoms. 

Yes, she has always sported this look but it's been so long I've seen her. Welcome back Kate Lanphear, I missed you. 

Told you slouchy leather pants would be big this fall. Personally, I can't imagine wearing them until October though. 

Everything about Mira Duma's outfit is oozing classy. 

Mix and Match 

Didn't you notice? There are no rules anymore. Just go with whatever you like. 

Another Hanneli Mustaparta. 

I'm in love with everything navy. 

Had to include Ece Sükan and her Dries van Noten skirt in here somewhere. 

Sleek and Sensible 

There were also those chose neutral colors and stayed awat from trends while still looking fabulous. 


If you wear stripes, I will like you. It's that simple. 

Taylor Tomasi Hill, that is the most fabulous top ever and I like you.

The most original striped t-shirt wearing person ever, I like you.  

Even though I could never pull this off, I like you too. 

NYC's street stripes, you give such good pictures, I like you a lot. 


They are still the hottest accessories in my opinion. If Londoners have colored hair, New Yorkers got their tattooes. 


Show your support for your team. 

And I could not say goodbye without this Sex and the City shot.