Fashion in Turkey and a Trip to Visit a Hollywood Jewelry Designer

I had an amazing adventure in Turkey checking out the local fashion, food and culture. I was able to visit both Istanbul and Cappadocia. I say it was an adventure because two days after we entered the country they stopped giving visas to America’s due to increased tensions with the US and Turkey. Luckily, we were okay to safely stay and still enjoy the country. Its as interest to be there during that time and we garner some fame “as the last American’s in Turkey.” 

The of Turkey were very kind and welcoming to us. Istanbul is a large metropolitan city with diverse fashion. It was great to see the high fashion area of Nisantasi. Also, to visit Yoruk Collection. They employ a jewelry designer who has created jewelry for many of the Hollywood movies like Lord of the Rings and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Below is fashion from the trip.

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How to Get Into Fashion – Chicago Fashion Designer Gives Us His Point of View


Kelvin, Chicago Fashion Designer, discusses how Chicago differs from other fashion markets. How he got into the fashion industry, his advice for designers just starting out, and how he designs for different body types!

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Check out our interview below. Let us know your thoughts and tips you have for those trying to get into fashion designs!