Apr 29, 2009

Q&A

Here are the answers to your questions with lots of impressions from our trip to Istanbul. Hope you like it!


(Old Houses along the Bosphorus)

Mi Ji & Neslihan

1. Maybe another person have asked you but.. Are you models, designers or something in the fashion world? I think you are or if not, you will be anything you want in it. (Kathy)

Neslihan: No, we don't do anything fashion-related apart from this blog. But I'd like to work for a magazine someday. Thanks a lot for your encouraging words. :)

2. What kind of music do you three like? (Anonymous)

Mi Ji: Genres I like are: soul, rnb, hiphop, jazz, k-pop, classic.

Neslihan: Indie (Brit) Rock, Dance, French Rock/Pop, Turkish music, Trip Hop,... It's really not easy to define. The third person you asked about is probably Pascal and you better ask him via his blog. :)

3. How do you guys take your coffee? (Emily)

Mi-Ji: With lots of milk :D but without sugar.

Neslihan: Mostly just black, which comes handy because Mi-Ji takes my milk as well. Every now and then I like to have just a little bit of milk in it, but always without sugar.


(When bloggers meet in Istanbul: adorable Cilen from the blog Cleo)

4. Would you want your boyfriends to be as interested in fashion as you are? (Yasemin)

Mi Ji: Hm maybe not as much as I am.. he should be able to understand my interest in fashion.

Neslihan: No, he doesn't have to be. He should just happen to dress nicely. Joking aside, looks are important but I wouldn't want to talk about fashion that much with my boyfriend. So far I couldn't complain...

5. Who is your celebrity male crush? :) (Jenny)

MiJi: There is actually no specific person..but I do like the korean actor So Ji Sub.

Neslihan: With shame I admit it's Chuck Bass (not Ed Westwick, because aside from the show I know nothing about him). Man what can I say, it's his voice that makes me weak in the knees.

6. What is your favourite piece of clothing? (Maren)

Mi Ji: Blazers, what else?! ^^

Neslihan: Skinny jeans, blazers and leather jackets. A little boring I know but it's just what I wear the most.


(Maiden's Tower)

7. Have you ever been in love? (Maren)

Mi Ji: Yes.

Neslihan: Yes I have. Sorry for being so reclusive about this.

8. Tea or coffee? (Maren)

Mi Ji: Coffee.

Neslihan: Definitely coffee.

9. What is your absolute favourite artist/ band? (Maren)

Mi Ji: Another difficult question : ) An artist I really admire is the composer Joe Hisaishi!!!

Neslihan: I really suck at "What's your favourite.."-questions because I can't chose one. Bloc Party, The Kooks and The Fray are bands I never tire of listening to.


(Maiden's Tower)

10. What made you start blogging? (Maren)

Neslihan: I was reading blogs for a very long time and Mi-Ji and I talked a lot about what we saw and read on other blogs. We liked this rather new approach to fashion and style in general with daily updates and much more personal take on fashion than what magazines give us. Also we noticed that there were not many style blogs from Switzerland around but I always had a feeling that it was only a matter of time till Swiss people would get involved, too. Besides it was a way for sharing our interest with people all around the world so in fall last year we finally decided to start our own blog.

11. How did you end up meeting each other? (Sarah)

Neslihan: We were introduced to each other through a mutual friend almost three years ago. I was really eager to get to know her ever since I spotted her on the campus. :)

12. What is the one thing you have to wear everyday? (Sarah)

Mi Ji: My ring and something slouchy such as a loose tee or cardigan.

Neslihan: Make up and my watch. I feel naked without both.


(Shopping at the Mango outlet on Istiklal Street)

13. What are you doing in Zurich? (Studying? If so, what?). If you are there temporarily, what city will be your next destination? (Alis)

Mi Ji: I was born in Switzerland, Zurich..So I'm Swiss?!?! : )

Neslihan: I was born and raised in Switzerland so my stay is not temporarily. I plan to live and study in Zurich for the next two years. After that, I'm open for anything.


(Gold jewelry at the Grand Bazaar)

14. Are you guys both from Zurich? (Melissa)

Yes we are.


(View from the Galata Tower)

15. Mi-Ji, are you Korean? (Melissa)

Yes~ I'm glad you guessed it right ^^y


(Somewhere between Bebek and Ortaköy)

16. How old are you guys? (Melissa)

We're both 22.


(Outside Sultanahmet)

17. Neslihan, where in Turkey are you? (Dilek Isabelle)

Neslihan: I only go to Turkey for vacation and it's mostly Istanbul and Altinoluk/ Balikesir.


(a kiosk called Neslihan Büfe)

18. What is your favorite movie/ cartoon/ anime? (ZuKi)

Mi Ji: Hana-bi, My Girl, Bin Jip... Anime: Sailormoon haha

Neslihan: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, The Holiday, Blood Diamond, My Blueberry Nights...


(Galata Tower)

19. Do you buy all the clothes you wear? (Alexandre)

Mi Ji: Yessss :D

Neslihan: Haha that's a weird question. Generally, yes I do. Some of the things I wear are bought by my sister though, but since we share our closet it's no big deal.


(outisde the Eyüp Mosque)

20. What languages do you speak? (Alexandre)

Mi Ji: German is my first language. I also speak Korean, English and French. I actually do poorly in French but my pronunciation is quite good ^^;;

Neslihan: German and Turkish are my mother tongues and I also speak English (obviously), Spanish and French. Actually I was very shy about speaking French but I'm currently in an oral expression class to overcome that uncomfortable feeling.


(at the Bakirköy bazaar)

21. What are your ethnic backgrounds? (Elizabeth Victoria C)

Mi Ji: My Parents are from Southkorea (Taegu to be more precise).

Neslihan: My parents are both from Turkey.


(Sultanahmet Mosque/ Blue Mosque)

22. What are you majoring in? (Elizabeth Victoria C)

We're both majoring in communication and mass media and also have the same minors: political science and German literature.


(Usküdar)

24. What are your favourite online stores? (Elizabeth Victoria C)

Mi Ji: I don't have any experience with online shopping. But I use lots of korean shopping sites to get inspired.

Neslihan: I don't shop online because the shipping costs to Switzerland are generally very high.


(Gloria Jeans coffee shop in Bebek)

25. Favourite cities you've travelled to? (Elizabeth Victoria C)

Mi Ji: Oh I loved the current stay in Istanbul. All the crowds, the sea, the bazar..I have a weakness for dynamic cities!

Furthermore Seoul and Frankfurt are also one of my favourite destinations.

Neslihan: Mostly I travelled in Europe but would love to travel to further places in the future. One of my favourite cities so far is London and I'm certain I'll go there many more times.


(The Bosphorus bridge, connecting Europe and Asia)

26. What are your favourite pieces in your closets? (Elizabeth Victoria C)

Mi Ji: I love and need every piece equally!~

Neslihan: See question 6. Other than clothes, my favourite shoes are my gladiator high heels from Zara and my favourite jewelry right now are the rings and necklaces I bought in Istanbul.


(Galata Tower)

27. How tall are you guys? (Anonymous)

Mi Ji: I'm 1.68 m~

Neslihan: I'm 1.75 m (I think that's about 5.8).


28. How did you all meet? (xs)

The two of us met in university and Pascal contacted us through our blog. Since we study at the same university it was only a matter of time until we had coffee with him and ever since we meet up regularly.


(café in Bebek/ Istanbul)

29. Where do you buy your clothes? (Alice)

Mi Ji: I shop in various places.. I'm a fan of Zara, no doubt. But I also love secondhand shops.

I think I buy quite a lot when I'm in Korea or Germany. And thank god, I found beautiful pieces of jewellery in Istanbul <3

Neslihan: I mostly buy my clothes around the area I live but also from abroad when travelling. In the outfit posts I write where I bought a certain item and I think it becomes very clear that I mostly shop in budget-friendly shops which are not exactly known for their amazing clothes. :)
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You know the rain won't last forever



The rain of the last two days has been bringing me down, or maybe it's the papers I should be writing that gnaw at my conscious...

Today I got a new umbrella from my mom with the warning words "Don't lose this one for a change!". I bet all the umbrellas I left lying about in trams and buses found a lovely home.



Jacket: Clockhouse Shredded tee: DIY
Scarf: borrowed from a friend

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Apr 28, 2009

Tuesday's quote



Source: Lovebot
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Apr 27, 2009

Monday's Inspiration

Olivia Palermo makes a statement with her big and bold necklace!
love love love

Source: extra spicy
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Apr 25, 2009

A dreamy day of dreaming of you



I bought this dress on Thurdsay at H&M and had to wear it the next day. Since I don't own many print dresses I thought this would be a great addition to my summer wardrobe.
The print reminded me a little of this dress from the Matthew Williamson for H&M collection, from which I didn't buy anything at all.



This is another ring I bought in Istanbul. I love the turquoise stones and always wanted to find something a bit similar to the Yves Saint Laurent Arty Dots ring.



As I mentioned before, Fridays I'm working in an office and I love to have some distraction during lunch break. So I met up with Pascal from Fashion Bits and Bobs and we had coffee after our little picnic and he brought me Lula magazine, which I never bought before but enjoyed soo much. The photographs are so lovely!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
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Esprit libre





Vogue Paris May 2009

Photographed by Ben Hassett
Styled by Julia von Boehm
Make up by Aaron de Mey
Model: Daria Werbowy

Source: Les scans de Diorette
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Apr 24, 2009

Friday's Inspiration

The lovely german model Toni Garrn

Source: Celebcentral

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Apr 23, 2009

Colour me pink





I'm gradually showing you the things I bought in Istanbul.
So here's my new pink scarf and my grey skirt, both from the Bakirköy Bazaar.
We mainly went sightseeing but of course I also wanted to show my friends a typical bazaar.
It's fun to see the merchants screaming and digging into huge piles of underwear!





Jacket: Clockhouse Scarf: No Name
Skirt: Gina Tricot
Patent leather boots: Friis & Company
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Apr 22, 2009

My own brainy smurf

Look at my lovely smurf tee from Istanbul! I love comic shirts in combination with blazers~
Btw I bought this black suit blazer in the Mango outlet for around 7 dollars!
And my nail polish is not made of white-out : )





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There is an eagle in me that wants to soar



Hi everyone, we're back!!!
We had a great time in Istanbul and also had the chance to meet a Turkish blogger. We can't wait to share the pictures with you along with the answers to your questions, but this may take some time as there is a lot going on these days.

Uni started again today but I was too lazy to put on something interesting, so it's just jeans and t-shirt today. We bought amazing jewelry in Istanbul and this ring is one of them. I'm soo in love with it, I couldn't stop looking at it the whole day. :)



Blazer: vintage
T-shirt: H&M, bought at Beyoğlu İş Hanı/ Istanbul
Ring: from a little shop in Eminönü/ Istanbul
Sunnies: Caritas
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Streetstyle: Kevin



Kevin (31), Designer
Jacket by El Ganso from Barcelona
T-Shirt by Drykorn
Trousers by H&M
Espadrills from Buenos Aires





Photos: Pascal Grob
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Apr 15, 2009

2 Things



Since we don’t talk a lot about our private lives, we wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know us a little bit better. Therefore, ASK US what you want! Just leave your questions in the comments and we'll answer them in a couple of days.

The second news is: we’re heading to Istanbul!!!
All you Turkish readers, if you see us strolling around don’t hesitate to address us. Oh we're soo excited!!!
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Time to get away







Listening to LCD Soundsystem and packing my suitcase.
I really need to learn how to travel light...

Blazer: Makai Shirt: H&M
Bag: Pieces Shoes: Troppa
Necklace: Ear clip attached to a necklace
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Apr 14, 2009

Wavy~~~

For a long time I made waves in my hair ~
Feeling girly today.







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