Finally ! Fall 2010

As much as I love the whole spectacle, I am no fashion expert. And this of course is not a fashion blog.

But with the September issues of fashion magazines hitting the stands I have been thrilled by what we should expect this autumn.

First: The 1950’s are back.

This season justifies all that I have tried to say and wear over the years, (partially of course love my jeans to bits) and will probably silence all my friends that have said that I dress like a grandmother. At least now I have an excuse !
I have avoided and dreaded Louis Vuitton for so many years-it may have something to with the fake Vuitton era going on in the streets of Istanbul-but this season I bow in respect. Here are some of my favourite snapshots:

Some looks from Celine, Chloe, Ferragamo and YSL also took my breath away.


Salvatore Ferregamo

Stella McCartney


Here is some of the other favourites and looks for the evening ...

Salvatore Ferragamo


Narciso Rodriguez



Whitby is a small fishing town in the Yorkshire moors, England.

It is also, home to part of A.S.Byatt's novel Possession whereby the main protagonists Randolph Ash and Cristabel LaMotte meet secretly for the first time. (Also, the other characters Roland Mitchell and Maud  Bailey go there for some research in their footsteps...). The novel was later filmed in 2002 starring Aaron Eckhart and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Both the book and the film are inspirational, with intertwined flashbacks between modern day and Victorian times.

Whitby was one of the first school visits of my childhood. Hence I depict very strong picturesque snaphots of this town in my memory. One more piece of information... it is said to be the origin of Dracula....

Its heraldry: Abbess St Hilda

Whitby Abbey

Fossils : Ammonites are the most found fossils that hit the shores particularly after a storm. Whitby cliffs and beaches are great for fossil finding.

Jet Jewellery: The history of Whitby is closely associated with the jet. This black gemstone is lighter than amber, crushes similar and is flammable as well. It is a fossil wood that has been transported into the sea by rivers during the Jurassic period, about 160 million years ago.
Source: http://www.geosammlung.uni-bremen.de/grabung/yorkshire/whitby_en.php3

While you're in the region its also worthwhile to pay York city a visit, especially for its Minster + the Rose Window as well as its most famous street "The Shambles".


Acqua e Sale

This song by Mina and Celentano has been at the top of my playlist for weeks now.
I think it has a lot to do with summer and the longing for italian songs.
Mina songs are on the constant shuffle mode ... but she is joined by Andrea Bocelli and Eros Ramozotti.
Come to think of it I think it all started with Eros' concert in Istanbul this July.

In search of the perfect song, I came across some wonderful Mina album covers... reflecting art of the past 4 decades...