Saturday, July 28, 2007

*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 Keleş and Miss B. 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!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sporty in Ortaköy

I've noticed a trend this summer with colorful Brazilian combinations of yellow and green, as well as the large beaded necklaces and jewelry. Duygu is a technical designer who makes this look sporty and fun.

Caribbean rhythms and cool summer grooves

Hans and Julian bring the sounds of the streets from the Dominican Republic to Istanbul. I spotted them returning from Galipdede Caddesi, the famous avenue of the music shops.

The look of a designer

Seda is wonderfully “one woman.” She actually designed this piece, the light-cloth black overcoat, that to me is reminiscent of Côte d'Azur romanticism ala Vadim-era lux cinema. A stop at Deriden in Ortaköy is like uncovering a treasure, the downstairs floor is home to an incredible collection of Galipolli war memorabilia, a truly rewarding experience to behold. She also designed this space, and is a top source for knowledge on the subject.

Detail of the sleeve and a fantasy ring in blue.

On the upper level at Galata space

Melisa brings color and charm to this historic place. Her dress is so vibrant with it's flower motifs and colorful hues of the fabric. She also models for us on the runways of our Şahane parties.

Elegant poise in front of IKSV building

Freestyle folk music

Two friendly street performers playing for a crowd of watchers on Istiklal. Earthy and elemental, simple and comfortable. These traditional pants, called salvar, are making a comeback into local fashions at many levels.

Modern island style from Turkey and the UK

Bahar and Tom look as if they are on their way to the beach. With the current heat wave, we all want to go with you. Is there room in the car?

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Galataspace a wonderful place

Talented photographer Can Su Boğuslu with her friend Buğce on the rope at Galataspace on a sunny afternoon looking stylish. So much fun!

Buğce actually designed and created this "toy" outfit and Can Su is also does fantastic street photography as seen here: