Vacation Post – Street Style in Istanbul

Limonata is a renowned refresher in Turkey, especially in Summer. On Sheral - Neckpiece by Forever 21, Shades Clubmaster by RayBan, Nautical tube by Fishbone
Limonata is a renowned refresher in Turkey, especially in Summer. On Sheral : Neckpiece by Forever 21, Shades Clubmaster by RayBan, Nautical tube by Fishbone

One of the excuses of going on vacation when you are a fashion blogger, is to tweak the surroundings of your photographs. You know, a change up to what you normally post. And surely enough a quick vacation was commissioned by the team at Bowties and Bones. To Istanbul, Turkey no less.

This week we take a quick glance at some of the beautiful spots in the city, coupled with generous doses of self glorification.

Shopping for souvenirs at the Ortakoy Mosque area.
Shopping for souvenirs at the Ortakoy Mosque area. On Manoj Kr : Shades by Armani, Revolver Graphic Tee by Bershka, Blue Chinos by Bershka, Tough Solar Mudman Watch by GShock, Leather Backpack by Hidesign, Plim Soles by Converse.
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The Ortakoy Mosque. On Sheral Pereira : Shades by RayBan, Nautical Dress by Fishbone
These brilliant lampshades also double up as lanterns. I have one adorning my living room now.
These brilliant lampshades also double up as lanterns. I have one adorning my living room now.
Limonata and all my favorite things during the vacation.
Limonata and all my favorite things during the vacation.
These things (mussels or whatever with grains of cooked rice and lime squeezed over them) were out of the world. I was admittedly hesitant to try them out at first and agreed on being persuaded. And then, I just couldn't stop!
These things (mussels or whatever with grains of cooked rice and lime squeezed over them) were out of the world. I was admittedly hesitant to try them out at first and agreed on being persuaded. And then, I just couldn’t stop!

We decided to check out the night-life at Taksim, which is the city centre in Istanbul. Whilst all clubs enticed us with free shots, we made our way to Club 360 which is strangely enough located in a residential apartment. The view from the roof was to die for

On Manoj, Black Denim Shirt by Mango HE, Blue Chinos by Bershka, Watch by G Shock, Shoes by Converse
On Manoj : Black Denim Shirt by Mango HE, Blue Chinos by Bershka, Watch by G Shock, Shoes by Converse
On Sheral, Aztec Print Dress by H&M, Neckpiece thrifted, Divers Watch by Bench, Bracelet from the Ortakoy Market in Istanbul, Suede Shoes by Gazelle, Adidas Originals.
On Sheral: Aztec Print Dress by H&M, Neckpiece thrifted, Divers Watch by Bench, Bracelet from the Ortakoy Market in Istanbul, Suede Gazelle Shoes by Adidas Originals.

The next morning, we did our tourist bit yet again. Headed out to the Sultan Ahmet area for a bit of sightseeing. Places we researched before our trip.

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Waiting on the lady, you know how long they take. On Al Claudius : Tee by Tom Tailor, Shades by RayBan, Watch by GShock, Backpack by Hidesign, Navy Blue Shorts by Cotton World, Boat Shoes by Clarks.
Walking up to the Sultan Ahmed area. On Sheral - Cateye Shades by Tom Ford, Dress by Forever 21, Neckpiece by Aldo, Shoes by Adidas Originals, Green Cambridge Satchel from Accessorize. On Manoj Kr - Shades by Armani, Watch by GShock, Shoes by Converse, Tee by Bershka, Denim Shorts by H&M.
Walking up to the Sultan Ahmet area. On Sheral : Cateye Shades by Tom Ford, Dress by Forever 21, Neckpiece by Aldo, Shoes by Adidas Originals, Green Cambridge Satchel from Accessorize. On Manoj Kr : Shades by Armani, Watch by GShock, Shoes by Converse, Tee by Bershka, Denim Shorts by H&M.
It is widely agreed, one of the best aspects of traveling is the local cuisine. Especially if your main course is served to you in a wok, instead of china.
It is widely agreed, one of the best aspects of traveling is the local cuisine. Especially if your main course is served to you in a wok, instead of china.
The room with a view, sourced through AirBnB.com
The room with a view, sourced through AirBnB.com for the entire duration of our getaway. Highly recommended for travelers.
Amongst the several Doner meals we had while in Turkey. Couldn't get enough of it!
Amongst the several Doner meals we had while in Turkey. Couldn’t get enough of it!
Mandatory tourist shot with a member of the visiting countries defence force.
Mandatory tourist shot with a member of the visiting country’s defence force.
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Such clear skies. What dreams are made of.
What vacation to Turkey is complete without having some of their potent coffee?
What vacation to Turkey is complete without having some of their potent coffee?
Remember that bit about Limonata? On Al - Bracelet from the Ortakoy Market, Clubmasters by RayBan, Tee by Tom Tailor.
Remember that bit about Limonata? On Al – Bracelet from the Ortakoy Market, Clubmasters by RayBan, Tee by Tom Tailor, Carbon Fibre Ring by Peora. This was at the Kilari cafe that is smack opposite the Basilica Cistern.

I drove my travel buds crazy, with the zillion stops I would insist on at the various cafes we came across. But we eventually made our way to the Galata tower. It has a breathtaking view of the entire city. Makes you feel like the king of the castle.

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The view from the Galata Tower is phenomenal. You get a 360 degree view of Istanbul City.
I left my heart behind in Istanbul. I took a vow to go back soon.
I left my heart behind in Istanbul. I took a vow to go back soon.
As the sun began to set, the beauty of Istanbul only got deeper.
As the sun began to set, the beauty of Istanbul only got deeper.

I had the thankless job of being behind the camera for the first time. The images turned out pretty alright I thought. Let me know what you made of them.

There will be a sequel to this street style post, in the coming weeks as we finish editing the images.

Special thanks to Anant S Photography, who helped me develop these shots.

Until that time, here is a closing shameless selfie.

On Al : Distressed Denims by Jack and Jones, Watch by G Shock, Tarantino Tee and Camo shoes from a boutique in Australia.
On Al : Distressed Denims by Jack and Jones, Tarantino Tee and Camo shoes from a boutique in Australia a dear friend got me.

2 comments

  1. Allen @ what an awesome trip you had.

    These pics show that you have enjoyed a lot.

    What an narration of the vacation really loved it.

    Thanks Al for sharing these wonderful memories with us.

    God bless you and hope all your wishes come true.

    Regards,

    Veeraj Sonar.

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