Messy Hair

As I mentioned before I like messy brides, and in general I like messy hair in every style.  Here are some inspirational messy models from fashion shows fall/winter 2011-2012 :

John Richmond
Proenza Shouler
Michael Kors

Alexander Wang


My Purchases from Turkey

I bought just a few simple things :

 Scarf  from Bursa
 Earrings from Koton (this is actually a gift)
 Silver ring with semi- precious sapphire from Ortakoy street market
White skirt from sale at Park Bravo

Jewel Colours from Koton

 Koton's 2011-2011 fall/winter collection is cool and feminine. Jewel colours are used in great harmony. All are amazing but my favourite looks are the third one and the last one. Which one is your favourite?


Natural Fabrics

For me when buying clothing  its fabric is eqaually important as its outlook, I can find the best dress ever but if itscomposition is mostly synthetic it has a really really small chance for me.

It is really bad that most of brands are using so much synthetic fabrics such as acrylic, polyster and nylon, and yes it's because these fabrics are much more cheaper than natural ones. But sometimes prices of these things are expensive as it's made of wool or silk.

The fabrics that  I feel comfortable in are cotton, wool, viscose, silk,  cashmere and compositions including mostly one  of these fabrics. Becuse of that I'm not shoping from online shopping sites which are not indicating composition of product.

Do you check the label when buying something? Do you feel comortable in synthetic clothes?


Shopping Guide for Istanbul

Istanbul is a city full of treasures waiting to be discovered. I'm going to tell you just about few ones about shopping, but there is much more.

In Istanbul you can find all world brands, furthemore there is plenty of local brands and small shops which are supplied  from textile factories all around country. Often when I'm shopping from well known world brands I see that a lot of products are made in Turkey, that's because Turkey is a big producer of textile and these fatories are producing amazing, high quality clothing for local brands too.

Istanbul is a city of malls, I would say unfortunately but that's another subject. As I said there you can find all world brands but also amazing local brands, and my favourites are :


My favorite mall is Istinye Park, but Cevahir, Kanyon, Akmerkez, Metro City are also the ones that I enjoy.

Koton shop in Istinye Park, Ipekyol in Istinye Park and Istinye Park view :

If you like surprises then I would recommend you to visit "street markets" and "bazaars", places for real adventure. The most famous bazaar is of course  "Grand Bazaar", but there are modern bazaars like " Sinan Pasa Bazaar" at Besiktas. There are nice bazaars and shops at Kadikoy too, on the Asian part of Istanbul.

Besiktas Sinan Pasa Bazaar :

As for Street Markets the most famous ones are :

1. Kadikoy Street Market -Tuseday (At European side)
2. 4. Levent Street Market - Tuesday (At Asian side)
3. Yesilkoy Street Market - Wednesday (Asian side)
4. Ulus Street Market - Thursday (Europeanside, it's name is Ulus but it's actually somwhere between Etiler and Arnavutkoy)
5. Findikzade Street market - Friday (European side)
6. Besiktas Street Market - Saturday (European side)

Photos from Besiktas Street market :

This was my short Istanbul shopping guide, but as I said there is a lot of things to discover. One thing that I have add is;  in Istanbul you can find really nice jewellery, as a fan of silver and semi precious stones Istanbul is heaven for me.

Hope you like this post.


Summer Nostalgia

I'm presenting some  products from my make up bag, in summer mode.

1. Neal's Yard Remedies - Soothing Starflower daily moisture : I'm using this moisturazer for about 6 months and I'm really happy with it. I have sensitive, mixed skin which tends to dry, and this product gives it  exactly what it needs.  It's not greasy but moisturaze well, it's nice base for foundation.
2. Avene - Very High Protection Cream : This is my "must" face product for summer.
3. Marc Jacobs - Oh, Lola! : As I said befor this is my new favourite fragrance.
4. Rimmel - 60 Seconds Nail Polishes (825-Sky High, 405-Rose Libertine, 198 Azure) : I'm not good at applying nail polish, and I'm  not that patient to wait it to dry properly so these Rimmel nail polishes are amazing for me: nice colours, nice brush, texture easy to apply, and fast dry.
5. Sally Hansen - Double Duty Strenghtening Base & Top Coat : Makes nail polsihes long lasting and makes easier removing them.
6. Bourjois - Liner Pinceau liquid eyeliner : Easy to apply, lasts all day.
7. Chanel - Vitalumiere Aqua : I like natural look and this foundation does exactly  that.
8. Bourjois - Duchrome Eyeliner (61 Vert dore) : I like almost all Bourjois products, this eyeliner has nice green tone and lasts long.
9. Bourjois - Smoky Eyes Trio (05 Rose Vintage): Daily look for eyes.
10. The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter : I have really dry skin, this butter moisturize well and smells heavenly.

Inspirational Lookbook from Ulyana Sergeenko

I'm so impressed with Ulyana Sergeenko's this first collection so I'm sharing some looks from it. These are like costumes from films but wearable, all looks are so simple and femininie. Really nice!


Istanbul again!

I'm in this beautiful, copmplex and fascinating city again! Istanbul is perfect place for shopping, you can find treasures at unexpected places and there is too much unexplored places for shopping.There is also a lot of amazing local brands that are not properly known abroad. I'll present some of them in next posts.

Have a nice day!




This parfume is gift from my cousin. It's fresh and floral, it smells like summer. Thanks for this nice gift!