After weeks of being stuck in the office preparing for our launch it was finally time to go back to what I love best, roaming the world in search of treasures.
Istanbul truly didn?t disappoint as L-atitude?s latest destination. The mosques, minarets, palaces, and of course, the grand bazaar, made me feel like I had stumbled backwards into the ottoman empire. Luckily, photographer Garance Dor? was by our side constantly shooting Istanbul?s modern day ?It? girls and drawing me back into all that is new and happening in the city.
Ashley, Garance and I managed to scavenge the city and brought back with us the best of the old world mixed with the many secret new resources we were introduced to by Istanbul?s inner circle.
We are sure you will enjoy the exquisite old world artistry we found in the Grand Bazaar - from hand-woven ikat fabrics, to hamam (?Turkish bath?) towels transformed into scarves or sarongs, to old school baubles. In Galata and Bebek we met young Turkish designers who incorporated their cultural roots into modern fashion trends. As you?ll see, we are officially obsessed with evil eye inspired jewelry and everything that screams ikat!
I could go on and on and on, but I won?t keep you. Stay tuned for our Istanbul launch tomorrow! I hope you?ll enjoy Garance?s snapshots of our trip, browsing through the spoils we brought back and meeting all the cool people that make the city a budding capital of chic fashion and design.
Enjoy a taste of Istanbul on L-atitude ? until your next vacation.
November 30, 2010
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