I would like to start by apologizing for the lack of posts - I have been enjoying the stress-free bliss of my last long summer vacation before starting a full-time job and having time- and responsibility restrictions on my holidays! I am currently in Turkey enjoying the food, sun, beautiful surroundings and wonderful people. This is definitely one of my favourite countries! In fact, I am so infatuated that I have extended my stay by another 2 months and will be living in Istanbul until December, so expect a lot more Turkish-influenced posts! A few days ago I was finally able to tear myself away from the beach to do some shopping and I was very impressed by the range of Turkish clothing brands. My favourite so far is Ipekyol. For a relatively small brand with no international reach, I have to say this is one seriously modern, up-to-date and fashionable store! The way it translates some very difficult to pull off trends into a fantastic range of easy, wearable looks is very impressive. And it is not just one look that they have been able to nail. Just take a look at my picks from their Autumn 2013 lookbook to see how they have got a whole collection of styles covered for the winter months. From sports luxe to ladylike chic and from sophisticated tailoring to fun prints, they really seem to have put in a tremendous amount of effort to make sure that the Ipekyol shopper goes through winter in style! Plus (and very importantly) - their sale is great! What more could you want?! Definitely keep this brand on your to-do list when you visit Turkey, and in the meantime you can find out more on their website.