There has to be a secret relation between law and fashion, it simply can’t be a coincidence that the majority of fashion designers, marketers, editors, bloggers (hi) or managers who weren’t educated in fashion used to be lawyers before. Case in point; Bevin Butler, a lawyer turned designer & founder of the brand Cade Nyc, found herself wanting accessible yet sophisticated suits that were both sharp & inspired and it was during this time that she began envisioning her own collection of architectural silhouettes that would elevate her days at the office and also compliment her evenings out. The result: a collection of tailored separates with classic roots and a contemporary aesthetic, that delivers a sense of confidence and strength to today’s modern woman. If only the lawyers in Turkey were this stylish Bevin.
Cannes Film Festival, with all its feathers, sequins and cool girls in tuxes and flats, is when the most stylish bunch of people in the world gather together to make the mortals feel useless and dull – all the while celebrating the art of cinema of course. At least it was until this year, ever since word got out that there is a strict high heel policy at the Cannes red carpet and women have been suffering from it, I started to feel like maybe it’s not all magical. It’s quite painful actually. There was a time when a scandal during Cannes included Brigitte Bardot wearing a bikini, not organizers torturing women, even elder ones with health problems. Way to ruin the most established and beautiful red carpet in history.
No matter how much and how frequently I announce that I will never wear heels again unless there’s a cocktail or wedding or something, I always find myself giving in at some point but this time I had my reasons. I shouldn’t need a reason anyway, pumps are better friends with a 5’3″ girl than diamonds, a beautiful pair of Alexander Wang suede Marcelia heels that were waiting to feel loved since this winter are the best friend. It’s finally time. . Light grey cotton shirt Urban Outfitters (similar here & here) . Charcoal harem pants Aakasha (similar here & here) . Black suede pumps Alexander Wang (get a size 36 on sale here or similar here & here) . Metal round sunglasses RayBan (or get it here)
Style-wise, I don’t feel the most inspired when I’m at a fashion show, a store opening event, a music festival or even a night out at the most hip place in town. Nothing and nowhere drives the urge in me to stop and take photos of people more than art galleries, I get moved not only by the stimulating artwork around but also by the attendees who are likely the most eccentric and truly stylish people there can be. I feel like it’s a bad thing the street style scene is expanding to art events though, it may start to take the spontaneity away from it all, but I admittedly very much enjoyed 2015 edition of Frieze New York‘s style looks.
It’s been a little more than 2 years since I was scavenging through internet to find the perfect wedding dress for my happening too soon wedding, hopelessly trying to find “the one” and the most beautiful stuff I found – besides the freakin $15k gown my mom found for me in Turkey – was on Etsy. Handcrafted, personalized, unique and not too commercial, almost all of them were perfect on their own, however I couldn’t risk buying something online and crafted only for me, with what little time I had left. I want some other lucky bride to be with generous time to consider Etsy though, I think it’s the best place for wedding shopping. Here are my favorite picks from the best bridal boutiques on Etsy, get’em and get’em good!