MTV Cribs

The following is an MTV Cribs special presentation.

Come on in MTV Cribs, let me show you around the Topkapı Palace, which is  a large palace in Istanbul/Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. And now it’s mine for a couple of seconds. Fuck what you heard it’s mine, it’s mine. So let me show you around.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword. The palace complex consists of 4 main courtyards and a couple of smaller buildings. And the smaller buildings are as big as the hood I used to live in. Back in time the palace was home to approximately 4,000 people. And now I live here alone, because I upgraded myself to this:

Unbenannt-1Foto 1 Foto 2 (3) Foto 4 Foto 2 Foto 3 Foto 1 (3) Foto 5This is it, man. So you had the chance to see some of my toys, some of my rooms. Got the change to see my crib. I see you next time. We do MTV Cribs on my new house…

 

The Shit I’m Wearing: Ayasofya

When I got to the plane to Istanbul I was determined to not use my Iphone. No pictures, no calls, no internet. Nothing. Just me and the city for one whole week. But as soon as I drove up with the cap into this metropolis I couldn’t resist. Like I captured the pics in my brain, but I needed people to see what Istanbul is about.

So I took my ass to Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox church, which  later became an imperial mosque and now is a museum in Istanbul/Turkey. This place is almost 1500 years old. Like imagine how many people where walking in and out of this monument. Even the thought is just surreal. So at the end of the day this The Shit I’m Wearing thing came out without me having the intention to do so, because vacations are made to relax or nah?!
But I think the though of “When Occident Meets Orient” is captured perfectly (no bragging!).

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Wanna shop the look?
1. Sweater: Asos
2. Shorts: Topman (similar here)
3. Shoes: Converse

Blue Mosque

Istanbul.
A city that is crowded in a way I have never seen before, with 14 million people living there. And I thought New York is big. But wohhaaaa, Istanbul is taking it no another level. But I honestly like that rush, because it’s positive stress for me that is kind of transforming into energy. But different from New York is the fact that in Istanbul you decide about the level of rush, if that makes any sense.

This city is full of beauty. Not only architecture, the weather and the city’s structure, but the hospitality, people that I met and the people I were with made this trip so special (but let’s not get sentimental). Like honestly I laughed so hard everyday.  And I wish I could tell you about the things that happened to me, the jokes we made, but I kind of feel like this blog has not the capacity to handle it in a written way. So I am going to try it with pictures.

And here is one thing I learned during my trip: when you plan shit, destiny is just laughing at you. I really learned to not take things that serious and just relax the shit out of myself. And it kind of made me understand life a little bit more.

So here are some very first impressions (there is more to come though):
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Adriana, Paris and Alessandra for Turkey

Taking a trip to Istanbul is totally worth it. Especially when you get the chance to go shopping. Anyway having just 6 days to learn about this amazing town was more than NOT enough. (I didn’t even have the time to go to the Istanbul Fashion Week, which was coincidentally happening, while I was there.)  Running from one spot to an other just to take something about the history, the culture, the food and the fashion with you was just exhausting.

Nonetheless, my friend and I had a great time, the great “summer weather” in October was just another amazing feature to underline the great times. I have a bad habit by setting my expectations too high, just to get disappointed in return. However, the town itself surprisingly didn’t disappoint me at all. It was quite the opposite.

I’m not gonna tell you about things, which are written in every city guide and I’m especially not gonna tell you about some places where you can get some fake Louis Vuitton bags. Turkey is more than that and you gonna notice it anyway, once you get to go there.

I hear from many people that they wanna take a trip to Istanbul. Yeah, go to all these cultural touristic places (I’ve done it too. lol) but if you’re interested in fashion in the slightest bit, don’t miss to go to “Taksim” and “Osmanbey/ Nisantasi”. Along with familiar labels like Zara, Mango, H&M, Topshop and Bershka, you can also find plenty of  Turkish labels there, which shouldn’t be missed.

The most famous label would be “Mavi”, which is easily a familiar denim name to many international fashion interested folks. Having the famous model Adriana Lima as an advertising icon is just adding to the popularity.

Labels like “DeFacto” and “Koton” also managed to hire some famous names like Paris Hilton and Alessandra Ambrioso. These women have two effects on people . First of all, the company is adding to it’s reputation and fame and secondly and most importantly it’s showing us that the companies should be taken seriously and have the potential to go through a worldwide expansion.

However, many turkish companies are still unknown outside of Turkey. It’s an unused potential, which could bring, once rightly managed, more success to the labels. But let’s be honest, there is one satisfying point to it. Brought in Turkey, you aren’t forced to see the same clothes on other women in Germany other countries. Probably, the worst nightmare of us girls. 😉 (Oh my, I’m just talking about women’s fashion. All these labels have men’s sections too. Of course, this is also relevant to male readers. haha)

Here are some online sites just to get an impression of some companies. Feel free to check them out:

http://www.oxxo.com.tr

http://www.koton.com.tr

http://www.defacto.com.tr

http://eu.mavi.com

http://shop.vakko.com

http://www.collezione.com

http://www.twist.com.tr