Dreaming in Ottoman

It is almost October and I am still reminiscing about my glorious summer. I forbid myself to look at the pictures until at least a month had passed since I didn’t want to develop an obsession with what were probably the happiest days I’ve had in a really long time. During the summer I visited several parts of Turkey, including what would become my favourite city in the world so far: Istanbul.

Istanbul

Poised between Europe and Asia, the modern and the ancient, secular elitism and Islam. Istanbul is not only filled with history and cultural places to see but its young population make it a very appealing destination for those like me, who are interested in fashion, nightlife and good food. Here are some snapshots of my visit along with some other pictures of Turkey.

Galata tower

Galata Tower as seen from the Egyptian Spice Market.

Spice market

Egyptian Spice Market.

Magic

Blue Mosque.

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One of the multiple cool shops around the Galata area.

Blue mosque

Blue Mosque.

Piaggia

Kusadasi.

Paradise

Hierapolis.

Sunrise

Capadocia.

Balloons

Hot air balloon trip over Capadocia.

Contrast between old and new, at the Bosphorus.

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Hagia Sofia.

Hagia sophia

Two religions, One temple. Hagia Sofia.

2 religions, one temple

Hagia Sofia.

Lunch with a view

Lunch with a view of the Blue Mosque.

Cupula

Hagia Sofia.

Turkey

Boat ride around the Bosphorus.

Hagia sofia

External view of Hagia Sofia.

Europe as seen from Asia.

Yours Truly outside of Topkapi Palace.

Fuck Disney World, This really is the most magical place on earth.

Fashion Image Consultant

During my summer in Paris I attended Istituto Marangoni, a world renown fashion school. I did a 3 week Fashion Image Consulting course which basically consisted in learning how to  be someone’s personal shopper and also a magazine fashion editor.Our final project was to come up with an editorial for a fictitious fashion magazine. We had to create a theme, choose a model and shop for the clothes and props we would utilize for the photo shoot. My theme was 1950’s Jet Setter.

Here are some instagram pics of my final project.

And here are the final, edited versions of the pictures.

Photo Credit goes to Fabio Piemonte

What I’ve Been Doing While You Were Sleeping

My followers keep asking me why my blogging has been so sporadic for the past 3 months or so. The reason behind my inconsistency is because I was traveling for the most part of the summer. Those of you who keep a close eye on my blog saw my “snapshots of London” post, which is one of the many cities I visited throughout the summer. I also visited Paris, where I stayed for a good amount of time since I was doing a Fashion Image Consulting course. I roamed around Istanbul, the south-east of Turkey, Istanbul again, Cannes, Nice, Juan Les Pins and finished off once again in Paris.

However that wasn’t quite the end of it. My summer concluded with me landing a job in New York Fashion Week, working for The Daily Front Row which is Fashion Week’s official publication.

During my job there I got the opportunity to attend Fashion Shows, work for their social media outlets and attend their booth at Fashion’s Night Out. However the coolest part of my job is that I got to HOST the Daily Style Sessions at the Empire Hotel’s rooftop bar. Here are a few snapshots of my glory days this past NYFW.

Empire

Empire Hotel Rooftop View

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad Visits The Daily

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne Visits The Daily

Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma walking right past me outside of the Jason Wu show

NYFW

Uber Stylish man reading The Daily

Flower children

And yours truly messing around with some of the free gifts they offered at the Style Sessions

AS IF!! The Broke Girl’s Guide To Living Like Cher Horowitz

THE BROKE GIRL’S GUIDE TO LIVING LIKE CHER HOROWITZ

by Michelle Vick and Erin Bunch

We’ve so been getting into ’90s Britpop lately (like Pulp, Blur and, of course, Oasis), the sounds of which inevitably remind us of another ’90s era staple, the movie CluelessEven though the film took place well over a decade ago, we’re still pining for the life of Cher Horowitz, Beverly Hills princess.  Since we here at Broke Girl’s Guide may never have Cher’s bank account (or her closet, le sigh!), we’ve put together some bootlegged (broke girl’ed?) ways to live as if our daddies were also high-powered attorneys in the 90210–hot stepbrothers not included:

The first things you’ll need are some Ponytail Holders with Ball Ends, $0.74 per item (seriously!).

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher HorowitzThese are, like, so totally perfect for gym because you need your hair back when balls come flying at your face (but how is that different from your social life?).

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

After working out, it’ll be time to get refreshed and slap on your pinkest lip gloss (obviously). E.L.F. has great gloss for fab prices!

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

This one has a scent of vanilla mint, which is great for when you “accidentally” get too close to your crush while asking them if they got a haircut.

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

The easiest way to get back into the ’90s fashion revival is to hit up Goodwill stores and/or resale stores likeBuffalo Exchange. At Buffalo Exchange, not only can you get great deals on clothes, but you can sell yours too! And they are totally picky about what they take, meaning, they’re not going to buy your faded, moth-attacked Gap turtleneck, and that’s good for everyone. Find a nearby location here, then check out their blog for ’90s inspired fashion tips!  Since knee socks are non-negotiable, we recommend you shop Forever 21′s selection, or check out Hansel from Basel for pricier pairs that will last all season.

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

Now that you look bitchin’, it’s time for dinner with your best girlfriend (hopefully, she’ll drive)! Dining out like the 1% is totally doable when you use a service like Savored.com, where you can get amazing deals on restaurants. We here at BGG once went to a sushi place that cost just $25 for two people! So totally rad. Savored is available in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

Not all of us can afford our own Lucy to help us clean our most responsible looking outfits. But that’s okay, it’s the ’90s (well, not really) and we have girl power – we can do it ourselves!  Did you know you can actually make your own laundry detergent? There are many recipes out there on the Internet. Here’s one of many, from His and Her Homesteading.  If you’re really interested in DIY cleaning, here’s another article on the only 5 cleaning supplies you’ll ever need.

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

Don’t freak, Cher, it’s so doable!

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

Finally, if you’re too addicted to Starbucks to leave it behind forever, there are some things you can do to save money. 1. Get a Starbucks card, so you can get free syrups in your drink. You’ll also get coupons sent to you for free drinks! 2. Bring your own cup for a slight discount. 3. If you order a meal pairing, you can save up to $1.20! 4. Of course, you can brew your own Starbucks coffee at home, but we so won’t judge if you don’t want to risk chipping your manicure in the process.

The Broke Girls Guide to Living Like Cher Horowitz

Obviously, it saves money to avoid Starbucks altogether, but AS IF!

What brilliant Cher Horowitz-inspired tips do you have?  Broke Girl’s Guide want to hear from you Bettys and Baldwins out there!

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New York vs. Paris

Anyone and everyone who knows me knows that New York City is the love of my life. However I have always had an affair with Paris. In this little video you can see an animated comparison between my love and my lover. Who knows, maybe you too will fall in love with the bright lights of these big cities.

NY vs. Paris

Video Brought to you by Buzzfeed

Its not the miles, Its how you live them.

As you may have noticed from previous posts I love advertising. While I was watching the red carpet for the Emmy Awards a specific commercial caught my eye. I couldn’t help but feel a little warm inside after watching this simple yet brilliant Volkswagen commercial. It shows that the most contagious of all bugs, is laughter.

Punk Forever!

The next Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute theme has been set for next May, and it chronicles and celebrates a fashion movement that was so huge, so revolutionary, and so significant, that Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton said it “broke all the rules when it came to fashion, and everything became possible after [it].”

That movement is punk, and the Met’s exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” will detail the dual-city origins of punk (the musical movements that started in downtown New York and the political/social movement in London), the early designers that dressed the movement (Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren), and the eventual appropriation by high fashion (starting with Zandra Rhodes).

Says Bolton, “Punk has had one of the biggest influences on fashion over the past 30 years, and sometimes people wear punk without even realizing it.” Its legacy? High-low mixing, DIY, deconstruction, purposeful dishevelment — basically all the stuff that makes fashion accessible and fun. (WWD)