I visited Istanbul last week, it was awesome! Such a beautiful, interesting and dazzling city. You can find whatever you want, from highly modern trendy shops and restaurants to oriental bazaars and hammams. It's not only an old city with a rich and fascinating history, but also young and packed with art, music, dance and fashion. I surely have to visit Istanbul again, and then for a longer time. Smoke that sultan-pipe. I simply had to stop at every single stand with hammam-towels... simply because of their beautiful colors. Yummy!
Karishma Shahani studied at London's College of fashion, and this is her award-winning graduate-collection from 2010: "Yatra". Wow... rich colors and tie-dyes fabrics, bold silhouettes, opulent layering, decorated with stitching and beads. Lovely! „The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and stark scarcity, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genie and giants, tigers and elephants, the city, the jungle, of a thousand religions and two million gods, the epitome of legends and traditions“