Welcome to the beautiful istanbul!
A busy and diverse place with gorgeous weather, great characters and unparalleled fashion.
Istanbul is home to some of the cutest restaurants you'll find. With the richest meats and endless yogurt. If you'll look in the bottom right, you'll spot a fellow rocking the stereotypical "Persian" uniform. An Abercrombie-esc collared tee with those pants us ghetto fabulous girls wore in high school. You know, the ones that have epic highlighting in an attempt to give our legs the ideal shape. Not all Turkish people dress like this, it's more of an Egyptian thing. Observe..
The true Istanbully fashionistas stick to a monochromatic black and white, similar to their San Franciscan cousins. They dress simplistically but sharp. Like a hot lawyer or a fashion savvy dentist. As you can see, mustaches are a thing, And hair is kept short, styled and professional.
Here is an ancient Turkish soldier's helmet. Complete with ornate decor, a beautiful, almost light house-looking topper, and a bill just like a baseball cap.
I don't know if we have a tourist or a local here, but this guy's outfit needs some applause. It's so wrong that it's right. Khaki shorts, a striped tee with the collar popped, a scarlet head wrap and "dad sunglasses". ART.
My hair is showing, but this is the typical way women wrap scaves on their heads and shoulders. Complete with a floor length skirt and no shoes, this is how one conceals themselves pre mosque visit. It is almost identical to how you prepare your wardrobe for Thai buddhist temples. The difference is that your hair can show.
A turkish palace
Here's one of the Sultan's finely crafted, silk tunics. I love when iridescent red and green are teamed up. The beautiful leaf pattern is wondrous.
And his palace wasn't too shabby either. The flying buttresses are decant and so well preserved. The color scheme is top drawer.
Here's a collection of Islamic patterned tiles on the wall of a temple that has Muhammed's foot print.. Gorgeous!
Take a peep at the stunning architecture of Turkish Mosques.
Ever wonder what it would be like to walk through a market in Istanbul? Filmed and narrated by yours truly.
Stay tuned! Next we dive into modern Thai Fashion.
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