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Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

 

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Kadıköy

Food and fashion in Istanbul is like the city itself. A city of twos. The old and the new. The conservative and the liberal. The traditional and the current. What makes the city fascinating, however, is the harmony between it’s twos. Where there is food to be had in this city, there is invariably fashion and style.

As I went into and came out of restaurants to sample the local food or stood by idly waiting by stalls for street food the sheer force of the city’s fashion style could clearly be felt. Head scarves were worn not just as religious statements, but clearly as fashion accessories. Tourists and locals both contributed to this potpourri of fashion bomb everywhere I went. The historical sites, Ayasofya, Basilica Cistern and others were not spared. The selfie stick was testament to the fact that folks wanted to capture themselves in their best and indeed they were and carried themselves in the most alluring of styles.

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen on the Galata Bridge

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen on the steps of the mosque of Valide Sultan

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Cihanger, on the way to see the Rainbow steps

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in near Hafzi Mustafa 1864 in Eminonu

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen at the entrance to the Basilica Cistern

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen at the Grand Bazaar

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Eminonu

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Sultanahmet

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen on the way from Balat and Fener

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near the Istiklal Avenue, near Taksim square

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Eminonu

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near the Blue mosque

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen on the Galata Bridge

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near Taksim Square on the Istiklal Avenue

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near Taksim square

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near the Galata bridge

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near the Yeni Mosque

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen opposite Hamzi Mustafa 1864 

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Ayasofya

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in Sultanahmet

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen in the Grand Bazaar

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near the Spice Bazaar

Food meets Fashion: Istanbul

Seen near the Spice Bazaar

Food meets Fashion: IstanbulSeen near the Ayasofya



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