I have the utmost respect for people who are good at their job. So good that it makes you think it’s doable, it’s easy, so much that if you try it, you’ll probably nail it. Pardon moi for the language but nail it my ass, those people are the ones who actually work the hardest and achieve the unattainable – a collection that looks so comfortable and unfettered it’s hard not to want to be in it. Or on it. Maybe even near it. I’m pretty sure just touching it will offer a level of serenity. I want to pull a Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire) and yell out Steelllaaaa!!
About Elif Filyos
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Cream oversized sweater Topshop (similar here & here) // white shorts Mango (similar here & here) // grey wool coat Zara (very similar here & here) // black bag Matraş (similar here & here) // black pointed croc effect loafers Mango (or awesome alternatives here & here & here)
Sometimes (or, a lot, actually) I’m too obvious with my titles. Last week I was wearing track pants which made me on track, today I’m wearing pointiest shoes of my life (besides the weird kitten heel pointed toe slingback I wore to my highschool prom…) so I’m very much on point. One thing I like about myself is how I recycle my clothing, still wearing the same stuff I bought 5 maybe 8,10 years ago (sweater 5 years old, shorts are around 3) – that doesn’t stop me from being a shopaholic none the less. That’s one thing I don’t like about myself. Case in point: I don’t think I’ll keep on wearing these loafer / slippers but I bought them anyway. Don’t resist it, you’re going to do it too.
There is one thing I know for sure about new collections: I will like fall/winter season better than spring/summer season. This rule applies for every brand, with just a single exception of Céline. Don’t get me wrong, I love Céline’s f/w collections much as the other ones but Phoebe Philo is the only designer who can make me appreciate dressing less and dressing down. With details like flocculent hems, shoulder slits, waist holes, minimal use of clashing colors, unexpected button moves, “arm” pockets and even more experted belting skills - she brings the surprise back in surprise factor of a one piece clothing.
Something I’ve been asked frequently, as a Turkish gal, is helpful info on kilim shopping – how much is it worth? What is the difference between a rug and a kilim? What are the types of rugs and how can you identify the area of a rug/kilim? Now I’m no expert on it in anyway but I have some general knowledge enough to give a brief course on introduction to kilims.
Among hundreds of trends swooping down on us from S/S 2015 runways like sperms reaching out for the ovary, this caught my attention the most because, well, it’s about shoes. From Rochas to Simone Rocha, Sharon Wauchob to Dries Van Noten; it’s all about feathers, confetti straps or leather fringes. Another way to get your feet in the mood for spring is satin knots, thanks to Cédric Charlier and No.21 – a rather saner option.