How would you describe your style?
I can say that I have a style in which I combine today’s fashion with vintage “star” pieces and choose according to the character I want to take on that day.
Who can you call an “icon” when it comes to style?
Vivienne Westwood is a true icon for all time.
Checkered slippers, 860 USD, JIL SANDER
What is your favorite designer or brand?
There isn’t just one; Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Esber, Nensi Dojaka and Kathryn Bowen are some of them.
What do we encounter most when we open your closet?
With crop tops and blazers.
What do you mean “never wear”?
There is nothing specific that I say I would never wear, but I do not wear any clothes that I think do not fit my physique and that I am not comfortable in.
What are your must-have accessories?
Sunglasses and my rings that I call “Barış Manço rings”.
What is the most valuable piece of your closet?
I have a very old Fendi coat in my closet, I hesitate to wear it too often. I found the piece by chance thanks to my friend who sells a sweet vintage goods and it became my favorite piece.
Glasses, $306, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
What was the most appropriate style advice you received, and from whom?
I think from my father, he also dresses very well and always gets compliments about it. My father is my inspiration; He said “what makes an outfit beautiful is the way you wear it”, which is the best advice I’ve ever gotten.
What do you think about the new era?
This summer I want to see Mirror Palais’ “The Sunset Gown” design in my closet.
Do you wear second hand?
Very fondly as well!
How is your beauty routine?
Skincare and makeup are my very favorite bets. I’m improving my routine that has been the same for years now. Alongside Origins’ Rose Clay mask and Shiseido’s Ultimune Power serum, Drunk Elephant’s Protini serum and moisturizer are my favourites. In make-up, my favorites are Lancome’s Teint Idole concealer and Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Loose Powder. I also love gloss; I use MAC Cosmetics’ Soar lip pencil and Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper gloss on my lips.
Ultimune Power Infusing serum, 1100 TL, SHISEIDO
Text: Damla Durak
Taken from ELLE Turkey May 2022 issue.