The only way to truly experience Turkey beyond Istanbul is to rent a car and see where the road takes you. From the Mediterranean in the South on up to the Aegean in the West, week two was the ultimate adventure: driving along the Lycian Way, making pit stops in the most charming port towns, imagining the lives that once occupied the ancient city of Ephesus and the many fascinating ruins, swimming in the warmest, saltiest and most pristine waters, standing dumbfounded in front of the eternal fires of Chimera, hopping on boats to explore multiple secluded beaches . . . and admitting that I might have gone a bit overboard with the kilim and ceramic purchases. Next stop, Greece!
I’ve just spent the last five days in Istanbul where I marveled at the architectural wonder that is the Hagia Sophia, was humbled by the beauty of The Blue Mosque, haggled for jewelry and Iznik ceramics at The Grand Bazaar, had my fortune read from the grounds leftover from my Turkish coffee, shopped for exotic spices and sweets at The Spice Bazaar, sipped cocktails on the Bosphorus, ordered tea 100 times a day, absorbed thousands of years of rich history, and officially fell in love with one of my new favorite cities in the entire world. Now I’m heading south to the Turkish Turquoise Coast along the Mediterranean Sea!
New York Fashion Week has come to an end and it’s only fitting that we close out our coverage with a few of our favorite highlights: meeting a slew of beyond amazing bloggers (hollerrrr), attending DKNY and Narcisco Rodriguez (pinch me), sipping on cocktails in between shows at the Kanon Digital Bar at Milk Studios (so necessary), having a blast at Jeremy Scott (cactus prints & assless chaps), meeting Mickey Drexler at FNO (major), being blown away by our two favorite collections this season (Mara Hoffman & Chris Benz), filming a really exciting DIY video (can’t wait to share), and being nominated for 3 Lucky Fabb awards (humbled and grateful). Phew. See you next season, NYFW! xx
“Andy Warhol’s superstars go to Coney Island, with a nod to candy kids” is how the brilliant Chris Benz described his Spring Collection. He so masterfully mixed slouchy pants, embellished blazers and symmetrical skirts with trippy floral and geometric prints, pops of neon, and sneakers by Alejandro Ingelmo. And the super teased hair and orange-red lips topped it all off. LOVE!!
Inspired by the paintings of Cecily Brown and the Art Deco architecture of Miami, Dana Lorenz’s striking jewelry collection was presented against a backdrop of rose and yellow gold chain drapes at The Four Seasons. Long rhinestone duster necklaces were finished with beige feathers, silk fringed chokers were twisted and dotted with coral and turquoise, and beaded cuffs were adorned with pastel resin charms. And of course, all of it was juxtaposed with weighty chains and fierce spikes. Typically Fenton. Unsurprisingly exceptional.