Monday, 23 September 2013

That oversized pink coat

With fashion week having moved on to Europe, and thus to colder weather, the fashion show attendees are giving us some amazing inspirational looks for Autumn! There are two trends that have already become so big that they seem to already have achieved the status of being the defining looks for a/w 2013: tartan and the oversized pale pink coat. Such a girly item can be tricky to wear, so I was delighted to discover this editorial from Marie Claire UK, which shows exactly how to pull it off, as well as highlight some more subtle hues which create a similar statement. From topcoat.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Friday, 6 September 2013

Exotic Cuisine: Ipekyol

I would like to start by apologizing for the lack of posts - I have been enjoying the stress-free bliss of my last long summer vacation before starting a full-time job and having time- and responsibility restrictions on my holidays! I am currently in Turkey enjoying the food, sun, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people. This is definitely one of my favourite countries! In fact, I am so infatuated that I have extended my stay by another 2 months and will be living in Istanbul until December, so expect a lot more Turkish-influenced posts! A few days ago I was finally able to tear myself away from the beach to do some shopping and I was very impressed by the range of Turkish clothing brands. My favourite so far is Ipekyol. For a relatively small brand with no international reach, I have to say this is one seriously modern, up-to-date and fashionable store! The way it translates some very difficult to pull off trends into a fantastic range of easy, wearable looks is very impressive. And it is not just one look that they have been able to nail. Just take a look at my picks from their Autumn 2013 lookbook to see how they have got a whole collection of styles covered for the winter months. From sports luxe to ladylike chic and from sophisticated tailoring to fun prints, they really seem to have put in a tremendous amount of effort to make sure that the Ipekyol shopper goes through winter in style! Plus (and very importantly) - their sale is great! What more could you want?! Definitely keep this brand on your to-do list when you visit Turkey, and in the meantime you can find out more on their website.