Coming close to my first ever Christmas in Canada, I’m more excited than ever. Every year I go back to Turkey for New Year and I’ve always regretted missing the holiday season. Let’s be honest, it’s always better to stay in this magical land of Noël that is Quebec during December and run away as far as possible in January. To top it off, I just found out about Desjardins’ member exclusive retailer discounts which would not only help you get the perfect Christmas gift but would also benefit you all year long. (Hint: %12 off of all online purchases from Maison Birks!)
Elif the cold nosed reindeer, had a very frozen nose. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows. All of the other Québécois, used to stare and tell her to put more clothes on. They never let poor Elif, look fancy even one afternoon. Then one snowy December day, Montreal came to say: Elif it’s not that cold today, won’t you make a game out of your clothes and play.
Normally I’m not a fan of all white, not on one person nor on a lot of people at the same time. Especially the latter; I hate all white weddings, I hate White Sensation kind of events – my limit is the bride + bridesmaids and that’s it. However the latest Valentino “Sala Bianca” couture collection that was presented in New York last week as a celebration of the original Valentino’s early, 60’s-era collections gave a new meaning to white all together. You’d think that one simply can’t come up with 42 coherent white looks all more beautiful and lighter than the other but Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are no ordinary designers. After this I’d gladly welcome white as the new red for Valentino.
In a miserable attempt to jazz up my regular all black winter look, I threw in my beloved zip booties that I get to wear twice a year. It was a sad lesson I learned that stiletto heels and my life can only intersect around summer time which makes high heeled booties nothing short of useless. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t walk around like that with those shoes, my daily gear is this outfit with a pair of flat combat boots but the blog is my scene and all these fancy shoes are my costumes that I don’t get to wear all the time. It’s like playing dress up with your mom’s clothes.
I love absolutely everything about interior styling and I can play with furniture & details all day long, everything but framing and hanging those frames. I know deep down that prints, posters and art should be framed and kept safe that way but for me it’s pure torture, not to mention boring. A year ago, when we moved into our new house, I bought almost 50 frames in various sizes and colors from IKEA with the dream of making a gallery wall but all they did make is a dustball under our bed. Now that I bought the poster I’ve been lusting after for such a long time, I’m looking for some alternative ways to hang prints.