Inspiration from Istanbul

We went on our honeymoon in August. Since then, I’ve been seeing so much about Istanbul in magazines. Maybe this is like when you never see X type of car on the road, then your friend gets that car, and you seem to see it everywhere!

From these magazines, Elle, InStyle and the United Hemispheres, there are images of Turkish landmarks—Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and so on. The designers explain how these cultural highlights brought inspiration to their collections.

Photo: Hemispheres September 2012 issue

Photo: Hemispheres September 2012 issue

Photo: Elle magazine

Photo: Elle magazine

Photo: InStyle November 2012 issue

Photo: InStyle November 2012 issue

Photo: Elle

Photo: Elle

I’ve finally gotten around to downloading my pictures—here are some highlights. I found the tourists in Turkey to be quite stylish. And I understand why this city is getting so much buzz, it really is inspiring—lots of colors…and apple tea!

Hey there! Look at that hat & shirt combo. Not your stereotypical tourist.

Hey there! Look at that hat & shirt combo. Not your stereotypical tourist.

Snow leopard belt-what a fun accessory!

Snow leopard belt-what a fun accessory!

Throughout Greece & Turkey, I saw so many amazingly designed doors...and then had to take a picture next to all of them.

Throughout Greece & Turkey, I saw so many amazingly designed doors…and then had to take a picture next to all of them.

 

inside the Grand Bazaar

inside the Grand Bazaar

Turkish Delight!

Turkish Delight!
Turkish serving tray

Turkish serving trayLook-it all fits!Look-it all fits!

architecture of the Grand Bazaar Istanbul, Turkey

architecture of the Grand Bazaar Istanbul, Turkey

apple tea time!

apple tea time! (and price negotiating)

Looks like bad place for a child to run around!

Looks like bad place for a child to run around!

ridiculous...and angry looking adult mannequins

ridiculous…and angry looking adult mannequins

and creepy child mannequins

and creepy child mannequins
Turks are serious about their rug making tradition. It took this merchant a year to make this stool!

Turks are serious about their rug making tradition. It took this merchant a year to make this stool!

The most fashionable tourists of all! (hiking the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete, Greece)

The most fashionable tourists of all! (hiking the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete, Greece)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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