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Monday, August 22, 2011

*some of our stars*

From the archive: I have been wanting to post these photos for some time now and will dedicate the moment to these emerging fashion designers, who have contributed so much to the ISS project and on the runways at our Sahane* parties.

Here they are, on various backstreets of Beyoğlu, in different seasons:

Sema and Benan in wintertime layers and textures. Such a great design duo, keep an eye out for them.


Selay Guleç dishes out style like it was natural. Canim cigerim heyecanliyiiz.


Beste Gurel in early Spring, near the Greek Ortodox Catedral in Taksim.


Aysu and Serena, who perform, sing and dance as well as design.


Veronika of 1001 brings the flavors of Berlin style to Istanbul, as well as her fun clothing lines.

Thanks to all of you for your support!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shots of Summertime....








Spring shots from my archive...

Caroline at Fashion Lab.


Lovely Zekiye in front of her shop!

Wintertime in Istanbul!

Wonderful, with a snowman, ya.
It's all about the boots!
Stylish designer Sema Keles.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Memories of last summer (from the archive)

Ha ha ha! So it is the middle of winter, and we are posting photos of people wearing t-shirts and mini-skirts. What is up with that?!?
Apologies for letting the blog slip in recent months, but we have been really buried with organizing the fashion shows, events and forming a company. ISS has grown so much over the last year... Anyway, we will do our best to keep everything up-to-date, :-) well... right after these gems from last summer:One of my personal favorites, this photo says it all about the carefree style on great summer days. Merve Tuna just before sunset, at Radar Live on the Black Sea coast.

Taking a break, backstage at The Hall. Mustafa abi! My cool amigo, always great to see you when I'm on a visit to the homebase mekân. (Photo also featured in TimeOut Istanbul Magazine, October edition)

The beauty of Beyoğlu's backstreets is amazing in the late summer, lots of staircases and hanging plants. Ideal for a photo shoot! Perpetually stylish designer Melis Binay only adds to the beauty of the location. The two outfits pictured here she made herself, by hand.

Our very own editor-at-large and chief of everything cool Seraphima, near Babylon. All rise!

Talented amigas Ebru and Zeynep having fun on the boulevard. See you at the Factory. :-)

Wonderfully fun Nuray at the Galata outdoor cinema space. Great place it was and good times for sure, eh? Tres chic, cnm.

And one more from Nuray, about a month later with her buddy, that I took for the October issue of 2'debir Magazine. Super style, ya! Vintage shirt is truly one-of-a-kind, and so is she.

Galatasaray afro chillin'.

Fashion editor Buket Baydar on a Nişantaşı afternoon stroll. Gotta love the shades!

Life on Istiklâl, two street-wise angels in front of the sugar shop. Summer days, gone bye bye. Love the pink shoelaces, here's to keepin' it real...

One of our top-models Alex Borisov, who is definitely headed for the big-time someday. (Alex: call Hedi Slimane right this minute! He needs you.)

Serra smiles lovely for Istanbul. We love your wicked style, yo.

Risa brings Tokyo style to Istanbul. Cool overalls and shoulder tattoo.

On a shopping mission, we run into Ozlem! So fun to see her again. She was one of my first style photos, way back in the beginning of ISS.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Galata's street of music shops

Two of our favorite Sahane* runway models, Cemre and Gozde.

We love you! :-)

Friday, September 21, 2007

The music that tames me…

Yaprak, talented pianist, at the famous Galatasaray Lisesi gates.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A future star in the making

Lovely Gül, cleverly captured on a Cihangir side street. Outfit designed by Berrin Akyuz.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jose strikes again! On Istiklal near the old Catholic Church.

Rock n’ Roll weekend

Now THIS is a party! Freestyle fun at Rock N'Coke.

Friday, September 7, 2007

A visit from Denmark

Clever and kick-back, Zuhal is a wonderfully talented photographer, conceptual artist and amiga. Near the Galata artspace on a charmed August evening.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Monday, August 6, 2007