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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WHY DO WE GO TO SHOPPING WHEN WE HAVE 300 CLOTHES AND SHOES AT HOME AND ALREADY IN DEPT?

Now that’s the question. I will start my annual summer vacation next week- officially this week but travelling starts next week and I have lists of clothes and shoes for what I will wear during my vacation. I check my closets that are full of summer clothes and never ever worn before- brand new in box summer sandals and I still keep looking at department stores’ online shops to check sales for summer sandals cause they are tempting and beautiful (while I have many never been worn sandals- with heels and without heels and all my colour taste- at home) . In these just 2 months what we call summer and wait for summer the whole year- I keep asking myself: Do I need alot of clothes for summer? I mean – june was wasted with rainy shitty weather, I could not even wear t-shirt and jeans alone without my jacketsIt’s not fair really. And I don’t live in Spain or Los Angeles to wear summer clothes for 6 months of the year. I can’t also wear most of my summer clothes to work cause of klima – air conditioner. I understand to have many flat ankle cut boots to wear almost all year. And many jeans as basics to wear everyday. Or warm %100 wool jumpers to protect from winter cold. But all those summer sandals I wore once or never make zero sense to me.
On the other hand buying is an addiction. I might be the one who buys- thats the aim- not to wear. Just to buy. What a waste of money in total. My designer bags I bought in my life were the best shopping sprees ever ( hello! Harvey Nichols and Selfridges London ). But I almost never mostly use them not to get them old or ruined. And yes I won’t wear them when I get very old. I need to use them. Seriously! I did not use my Zadig & Voltaire teddy boots in beige scared rain and muld would ruin them. Result: never been worn whole year winter. I was planning to wear them in spring – nay. All rainy spring. Its ridiculus not to use them considering what I paid for them. I hope to start using them in september. I bought most amazing Karl Lagerfeld purses on sale. I used the dark blue one once and the silver one once. I really need to use them more. Good thing I use my Marc Jacobs bags almost every weekend. They are quality leather, great style, hands free use, easy for weekends. I know most of my friends(and people in general) buy clothes to use them and some use immediately after cutting price tags. I have to wait for weeks considering of picturing my haul for my blog and I never write about them. Price tags cut later. And using these clothes later thinking I never use them. Its not fair. I know! I need a life to wear them. I mostly like to wear clothes when I am travelling and getting pictures taken or whenever I am with my husband walking around city. In Aarhus its super duper cold in winter despite that Ice cold I like to wear my skirts and Calzedonia tights. I love all the ankle boots. They are my significant style. In Aarhus and Copenhagen I am more stylish.
I kind of want to stop shopping. Really. I have zillions of jeans and t-shirts and jumpers and knits and boots and sandals and dresses. Half of ‘em I don’t wear most of the year. If I would be my own wardrobe stylist I can say I only use %20 of the clothes I own - I use everyday and mostly they are same basics (lots of t-shirts and jeans. Nothing exciting) . Now the question is: do you really have a style when all you wear is basics? And are you sure you are a fashionista? How? You have amazing pieces you don’t use, you need to coordinate them and style them. Like what French women do. Stand infront of their closet check what you have for hours and even try them on infront of the mirror.
I will dedicate myself using most of the clothing, shoes and bags I have in my everyday life. And you know what? I never got rid off any of my things by selling them. All those vintage shoes I bought from London and Copenhagen. I almost never wear them. I should sell them on ebay or something. They are amazing. I will try to get rid off my shopping habit. In the end isn’t it all commercials and celebrities they make a fake impulse to buy it cause someone like Kate Moss wears it? Isn’t it all about PR and strategy and branding so we pay 150 EUR for a pair of sneakers that was produced for 3,5 USD? Or 1000 EUR for a bag produced for 10 USD ? Can you imagine the profit they make with just a Prada label on a plastic bag sold for 600 EUR?  Just because celebrities are wearing that brand we pay tons of money but they get it for free or even worse they get paid to wear it (Great Life). Celebs have more money than us, they have millions of dollarsthey are the ones who can afford all those designer clothes but we are the fashion victims with almost no money living in full of debt but still splurging designer items just because some celebrity or your dream stylist wear it. Sorry Rachel Zoe, I love you but just because you can afford a Birkin and carry it, I can’t.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

MOST STYLISH WOMEN ON THE BEACH

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Beach style is something different. Its the just bikini + flip flops + sunscreen + sunglasses for some basic people but if you are a fashionista the equation is much more complicated. The perfect styling to me is all about being on some beach in Cote D’Azur or Italian islands or Amalfi coast...Thailand, Phuket or Miami are not the destinations I dream. I always like Italian and French coasts cause they remind me of old Hollywood movies. Its all about 70s style and its all about colour print kaftans , wedge espadrilles , deep tan, 70s sunnies , Missoni prints , anything colour , straw beach bag, golden accessories. I remember some socialelites were on the tabloids all over about their beach style (overused jewelry, to the knee Greek sandals , wearing designer dresses to the beach, supercuts and tailored bathing suits ). Rachel Zoe is a great inspiration for jetset life and as a stylist she has a sharp style showing and knowing what she likes and what she doesn’t. She’s totally 70s head to toe. She’s well known for her kaftans, wedge espadrilles , long dresses and big accessories. She loves Hermes and Chanel. She has a style and she stick to it. People who like to try new things is good but its following the trend, style is yours its a definition.
Its also all about how you have things together. Sometimes it doesn’t go with this and that but you just wear it and it only makes you not a stylish one. Sometimes we don’t care. Some fashionistas care it alot. Some women are obsessed with what goes with what and can’t even sleep out of it. One of my designer friends told me that. She was so young and she told me her other girlfriends are not obsessed with fashion and shopping or how to style things together but she was and I was too. I am still but I am not super problem saver. I still think what to wear with my ultra precious Dolce Gabbana espadrilles. Prints and colours are hard to style. Nothing works on my mind with them. I googled them online for styling inspo many many times. They looked super good with my Cheap Monday skinny black jeans (that I bought from Copenhagen last year) but how can I wear black skinny jeans in summer? I will style them with somethings soon. Wait and see !
In my upcoming seaside holidays I will be using my Yargıcı tan shade straw bag, I will use lots of beads all around my arms. I am not interested in that gold fake tatoos that got famous with Beyonce. I loved her candids and what she wore to Italy last month visiting a wedding. I will be wearing flat sandals nude and tan. I am still luring that Ganni nude sandals but I don’t have access to Ganni now. Maybe I can buy them off season and wear next summer. Let’s wait and see. I like denim shorts and tees, I like summer dresses mostly from Topshop. I don’t remember anything I bought from Mango lately. Nothing attracted me in their stores. Zara is super boho chic (and overpriced). I saw some skirts I fell for. In Zara there’s a very Italian prints and colours summer pants.cotton.wide legs. Maybe. No? I have millions of colour print pants at home that I did not wear and should wear while its summer in 2 months of the year. Its super sad June went away cold, very cold with winter clothes. I was so into wearing my skirts with Bodrum tan but I could not. Thanks to the rainy and cold june weather all month. Hope there will be summer in July. I need that. I think my latest sandal obsession brand is Ancient Greek Sandals. They are mostly in nude perfect shades made for me but Beymen is out of stock in almost all of them at my size. I am never in the right place in the right time with enough money to splurge the items that will be sold out soon (all we need is 500.000 $ ). I have a thing for Valentino espadrilles sandals too. I also have a thing for Soludos lately but Vakkorama don’t have any enough stock of them (losing strategy in Buying position Vakko). I never like what buyers of Nişantaşı Topshop choose. Turkey buyers of Topshop in general. Whenever I fall in love with something on their UK web page its never avaible in stores in Topshop Turkiye. I’m going to wear deep tan shade Topshop sandals this summer. I will also wear my Promod sandals bought from Marseille, France last summer. I will wear coin necklace jewelry. I love silver and copper jewelry lately. Its my significant style. I can’t wait about wearing  my summer combinations soon on summer vacay !

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Review: GIRL ON THE TRAIN – read with holding my breath in a week


It had been quite a while I have finished a book cause normally most crime books were abit boring and slow going I was lately reading Scandinavian crime authors. This book I saw on amazon dot com and reviews and despite ı have tons of books waiting me to read I bought this book getting to the trend of bestseller and reviews on amazon dot com.
Rachel tells her story and you first hear from her side as a a loser in life ex wife of Tom and drunk lost her job lost her husband to Anna who had an affait with him first then Tom and Rachel divorce and after 4 days of divorcing Anna moves in to the same house they used to live behind the railway. Anna has a baby with Tom now and they are a family. Rachel lives with her old school friend outside London in Ashbury and takes commune train every morning pretending to go work, passing every day with a view of perfect couple she sees on their house terrace Jess and James a few houses next to her old house with Tom where she used to live. Jess and James looks perfect golden couple to her- happy, beautiful and together. But nothing seems perfect is like the way they look right? Rachel, in her despondency, has taken to drinking to a point where she has blackouts and forgets that she drunk calls her husband many times a night, even shows up at his home. When Megan left home and got lost, things started to go very wrong around these people , Rachel finds herself in the murder investigation because of what she has witnessed on her daily commute.  She is kind of an outsider with no life but she has connection with everyone in details.
Its a dark story and because she’s mostly drunk you barely think if things she tells on her side of the story is real or her dellusions. The book is a real page turner! I was planning to take it to my summer vacation in July but it did not even last to weekend I finished reading it last night. I can’t wait to watch the movie but actually Emily Blunt was not Rachel in my mind. She’s more like Anne or Megan to me.I feel bad that I finished the book now all other books I have will be hard to read. I’m still under effect cause the characters of the book is very very real and I can say they are in London somewhere still living.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

SUMMER MAKEUP FAVORITES

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I am very into new makeup products lately. I like brands like Urban Decay , Nars, Mac , Dior , Chanel. Chanel’s Monte Carlo lipstick is my favorite lip product for summer,feels like a film star - it also reminds me of my Monaco travel last summer, I really felt it was movie effect around Monte Carlo and casinos. The air smelled parfume. Côte d'Azur money talking part. I was on a tour through Cannes , Marseille, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Sanremo, Barcelona, Cinque Terre, Portofino and Genoa.  My favorite and unreal part was Cote Dazur. I want to go back again someday with my husband.
In summer I can not imagine myself with dark smokey eye makeup. It’s all about getting tan and based on being tan bronze makeup like ads of Estee Lauder in summer.I also can not get enough of terracotta line by Guerlain they have the perfect bronzing powders.
I have Too Faced Chocolate palette and it can be my summer shades for browns and other coordinated chic colours. Naked Palette by Urban Decay is also a must have but it’s shimmery alot. All the glitter mono eye shadows UD have I find them super teenage but super cool.
I normally don’t wear much lipgloss in winter but its a must have in summer. Best lipglosses are by Yves Saint Laurent and Loreal.
Nars O and Laguna Illuminators are also perfect for summer highlighting for cheeckbones before appyling blush or bronzing powder.It gives super glow.
I have makeup face on my instagram account time to time. Don’t forget to check out makeup inspiration, my account is glamrockgal.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SUMMER BEACH HOLIDAY PACKING and SUMMER TRENDS

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Due to bad weather of June raining most of the time I might not be in the mood for summer vacation packing (what on Earth is more fun than having a vacation ahead?) . I need to pack my Dolce Gabbana espadrilles but I need to style the art piece. I checked their runway it was black and red with gold shades of jewelry. I lately mostly have silver based colour jewelry and I might need to dig my jewelry closet for styling for the sake of my precious espadrilles. I am plannıng jean shorts , black styling and maybe nude and beige colour styling anything simple to pop and blend with these artistic espadrilles. I checked espadrilles again the other day and everything seems to run out of stock so quickly it may be its the season of summer vacation shopping (oh my god I have nothing to wear ! )

To me makeup and skincare packing for beach and aftersun treatment is more fun. I am obsessed with all those bronzing gels and powders and shimmers and brown and nude shades. I lately have Too Faced Chocolate Bar, Urban Decay’s iconic bestseller Naked palette, Nars Laguna İlluminator and some aftersuns. I lost it at Sephora. Sephora has the best lines ever lately in store. I can only bring my lip glosses.perfect for bronze face.
I am obsessed with nude shoes and I have a sharp stiletto from another season to wear in another world. I love Aquazurra Sandals they are art piece. I wish I had access to Ganni for those nude sandals. I wish I had access to &Other Stories. They are über cool like a backstage model style reading her book. As I mention books, I discovered ‘The Girl On The Train’ while checking amazon dot com and its the best page turner book I have read ever. I’m currently reading it. I need those Dior technologic sunglasses. I wish I had some extra money for them. They are amazing like anything from Dior comes out amazing.
I need to pack more jean shorts and whites and nudes and blacks and prints and dresses. I don’t often wear dresses in city life which is a miss , but I like wearing colour print summer dresses. I need more dresses to pack (diving into my dress closet)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A CELEBRITY (OR KIM KARDASHIAN) HAVING A CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE- HAVING MAKEUP AND HAIR DONE EVERY MORNING IS AN ILLUSION FOR REGULAR PEOPLE?

I just saw a spread of articles running around a journalist from Elledotcom trying to wear Kim K clothes for a week and then now trying to have her hair and makeup routine for her daily life (I lived like Kim Kardashian for a week series by Sally Holmes that include fashion , beauty, diet and I liked it cause series kind of show that its almost impossible for regular people ). First of all you need that glam squad everyday not time to time. You need to go to gym and shower and sit for hours for that hair and makeup process and you need to have at least 2 beauty Pros working every day only for you (and alot of assistants) . And you need a stylist that will make you a style icon (someone like Monica Rose (she doesn’t style her anymore I think- just her sisters) who will style you the way you would never wear those and then revealing clothing showing too much on) honey actually you can not wear those clothes in public (see thru tees).
Despite being pregnant or carrying your toddler infront of paps how comfortable can it be to be on the high heels and stilettos all the time?
The easy laid back life is what we need- especially if you live in a big city, we need our space we need our time but when you are a celebrity you are captured by photographers every time you step out of home so its a full time job to look good and camera ready.
I have no problem with glam squads – if you can afford it, it should be the best luxury to have pro hairstylists and makeup artists coming to your home and preparing you every morning or night for events and things also. It should be also dreamy getting paid to wear designer clothes (no you don’t pay the super expensive price tags you are a celeb with a PR status and when you wear it, it will be sold out in stores next day). It should be dreamy to wear your favorite designers latest collections before it hits the stores , plus for free !
When I was a teenager and in my early teens the role models – trendy celebs were alot different than Kim K body type and figure (Beyonce was thinner  and was under popularity shadow of Britney/Christina). Popular celebs all over magazines were Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow (dating Brad Pitt wow!) , Cindy Crawford, Cameron Diaz (dating serial popular actors and leading roles in movies) ... Mostly blonde tall modelesque skinny stars with huge movies and ad campaigns. 90s celebrities were more beautiful and perfectionesque. American magazines were super popular and I was reading what they wear and which products they were using and all that 90210 series of what it was like to live in Beverly Hills (now the world get to know the Hollywood lifestyle from Kardashians – I would still prefer Jennie Garth, Tiffani Amber Theissen  and 90210).
CRITISM: I don’t think any women with casual busy life would be into wearing high heels everyday (think you work late hours or having kids to run after). And wearing über revealing see through and tight clothes can not be easy in public (do you have bodyguards to protect you from hillbillies and stalkers?).
Splurges and wearing stylish clothes and having treatments and hair and makeup is the best thing about being a woman and I would never exchange my designer clothes and makeup stash or accessories to a no colour plain life. They are the highlights of being a woman and celebrating it. I kind of like visiting hair salons and getting treatments done and manicures and everything.
Being famous in Hollywood is a full time job and expensive but you can also choose a not caring life like Britney and your pap candids can be no hair and makeup (looking not stylish actually for the last 15 years she needs to hire Rachel Zoe ASAP ). I guess Kim K saw those candids from 2002 and promised herself not to be catched by paps with no glam done.

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Britney Spears candids from just after millenium:

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Kim and Paris Hilton in 2000s.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

NUDE SANDALS #SUMMER #FLAT #HEELS #SUMMERHOLIDAY #VACAY

I am obsessed with nude and beige colours lately thanks to Monica Rose using these shades alot last year on clients. I am lately obsessed with hand made sandals I feel regrets not buying leather hand made sandals from Bodrum on our honeymoon. If we ever go back I need to check them but that was off season in summer everything is double price. I am obsessed with Ancient Greek Sandals and also Aquazurra high heel sandals.

Ganni has some amazing pair of nude flat sandals but I have no access to Ganni right now.


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