Postcards from Patmos

Patmos is an island that I have been going to with my family and friends for years. It is a tiny island that is about six hours away from Athens, and a…

An Opinion on Rioting

Disclaimer: I don’t in any way want to glorify/support/spread violence and vandalism but want to shine a light on the fact that African Americans are not responsible for the state of the…

Pink Tax: The Cost of Being a Female

The pink tax is a phenomenon often attributed as a form of gender-based price discrimination, with the name stemming from the observation that many of the affected products are pink. WHAT IS…

Are We Living in a Dystopian Movie?

We didn’t expect 2020 to be such an unfortunate year. The bushfires in Australia continued, the Covid-19 outbreak became a pandemic, people kept being victims of discrimination in “developed” countries… Through all…

I’m Just a Mirror

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Shot in Kilyos, İstanbul, 2020. Photography: Nur Güzeldere Model: Elif Akın

Exploring the Relationship Between the Climate Crisis and COVID-19

 “Covid-19”, “Coronavirus”, “Virus”, “Pandemic”… We have been hearing these words constantly since the beginning of 2020 and it seems likely that we’ll be hearing it again for at least another year.  As…

Far From The Madding Crowd

The necessity of daily struggle, courses, school, work; avoiding coming across people and thus, turning mornings into a game of hide and seek… The monotonous life parts us from ourselves, from the…

Enemies to Lovers (?): Plato

I don’t hate anyone. Yes, I despise some and am not fond of many, but I don’t believe in hatred. Well, unless those people are historical figures. I’m embarrassed to admit that…

Japanese Snacks for Sweet Breaks

Caution, Japanese snacks, and vending machines are not your average chocolates, chips, or cola. Everyone knows snacks of Japan with their interesting flavors. So, when did the experiments with different flavors start?…

A Pandemic: COVID-19 and Camus’s Plague

After analyzing the similarities of a fictional book written in 1945 and the current state of the world, it is not that difficult to see the truth in Rieux’s thoughts. But, holding on to life and giving it meaning, no matter what happens is humanity’s greatest gift to itself.

Traveling Alone: Tips From a Solo Traveller

I should admit that this sounds quite daunting since as women, we have been made to stay in our domestic sphere by society for so many years, and unfortunately it is still…

Black Influence on Fashion

Black Culture is undoubtedly one of the biggest influences on today’s fashion and has been for many many years. Society seems to pick apart pieces of Black culture and glamorize them on commercially idealized bodies of skinny, white men and women but usually bash Black men and women when they wear these trends, calling them ratchet and ghetto.

Collective Unconscious, Fairy Tales, and Shadow

Fairy tales blend into our shadows by leaving wounds open in our subconscious while molding our “shadow,” which remains unnoticed by those who cannot descend beneath the threshold of consciousness. These wounds never…

Perspectives on Racism

After the brutal murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, the world united against police brutality and racism by organizing protests. The Black Lives Matter movement brought people together…

Sappho: She Who Loved Women

As pride month is coming to an end, it is important to commemorate people from all around the world who have shaped the LGBT+ community to what it is today; with one…

A Deeper Look Into Suga’s D-2

In an industry long dominated by discrimination, BTS remains one of the only artists who continue to persevere and make art that remains untouchable. Min Yoongi also known as his stage name…

Postcards From Venice Beach

Photographs capture a moment and make that moment transcend through time. I went to California towards the end of January this year, when I didn’t know what would become of this year.…

1°C Warmer

Do we really realize the impact we have on the soil we walk on every day, the air we breathe in and on the planet, we call home? Throughout the climate strikes…

Ancient Cities of Anatolia: Sagalassos

In summer 2019, I visited Sagalassos under the same breeze and scents that would have been felt twenty centuries ago, looked at the same monuments eyes from centuries ago were also looking at, and walked on the same roads.

California Archives – Pacific Coast

In January, I visited California with my family. Naturally, I took plenty of photos – especially on State Route 1 (Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway) from San Francisco to Los…

When Did You Realize You Grew Up?

Time really does fly. While quarantine, I wanted to share with you all a photoshoot we did waaaay back in December. We really don’t realize how quickly we’re evolving and time is…

What Should Change For Women?

Women beaten up and murdered Patriarchy, sexist language Inadequate amount of women in every field Catcalls Gender pay gap Too fat, too thin The driver is a woman, we might be late…

Postcards From Porto

  Porto is a city full of buildings waiting to be renovated and small tourist shops. Almost all the shops are full of old postcards. Postcards seem like they’ve been waiting there…

20 Suggestions for the 2020s

With a new decade around the corner, everyone is reflecting on the past and thinking about what is to come. Here are 20 suggestions I have for you for the 2020s. (NOTE:…

Retrospective

I was never someone who could keep a proper diary. I remember pushing myself to write in a diary and have a routine. Eventually, I lost the diary which shows writing was…

23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival

I had the opportunity to watch three plays at the 23rd Istanbul Theatre Festival organized by IKSV. The festival ended at the beginning of the month. I would like to share some…

What Happened To Punk Music?

What really happened to punk? People of a certain era ask themselves “What happened to punk music?” as rap, t-rap and R&B got so big. To find an answer to this, we…

FALL 2019 MOOD-BOARD

Black Dress Gold Dress Sade performing Sweater Facial Oil Gold Hoops Perfume Top Jeans Belt Eyeliner Heels Niki Taylor for Vogue UK, 1992  

Why Are You Here?

“Skolstrejk För Klimatet,” started by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, has spread around the world in the past year. Children from all around the world have started school striking every friday to raise awareness…

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As the climate crisis is in headlines, people are worried. On top of demanding action from governments, a lot of people are looking for ways to reduce their own impact on the…

Your Childhood Fears

Fears.  As children, we all were afraid of something: the dark, monsters, scary movies… And other unique fears. We asked our readers to share their childhood fears with us, here are their…

Fashion Inspired by Art

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” -Oscar Wilde While creating a collection, fashion designers are inspired by many things and art is no exception…

FEAR: Arachne

What is that? Yeah, that thing on your shoulder. Creeping its way toward your neck… A SPIDER!   Did that scare you? Probably not. Do you think it was nonsense? Probably yes.…

Show Your True Colors

Since it was June, for Pride Month I decided to wear different hair clips to represent the colors of different flags of the LGBTQ+ community each day. At first, I was just…

Summer 2019 Mood-Board

Jean Shorts IMAN Spring-Summer 2019 White Dress Top Shorts Red Dress Mini Dress Perfume Swimsuit Earrings Stick Eyeshadow Grace Kelly, beach side in Jamaica. photographed by Howell Conant, 1955 Bronzer Serum Naomi Campbell…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Dorothy Arzner

In Hollywood, Dorothy Arzner was one of the early female directors in the history of cinema, with her career ranging from silent films to colorful ones. The series of women artists, which…

FEAR!

In our summer issue, we decided on the theme #9FEAR. … Fear. We all have it, one way or another. Even if you’re someone who is proud of having no fear at…

Closed Doors from Your Lives

A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to share stories from their lives, real-life memories that explain how closed doors in their lives affected them. We wanted to share a few…

A Look at the South of Turkey

For those who love traveling, the south of Turkey is an appealing destination. Although we haven’t been publishing a lot about travel recently, I wanted to prepare a photography series that includes…

Machiavelli Took a Chance

Niccolò Machiavelli didn’t want to give up politics even after being tortured and banned from office for eternity.      Niccolò Machiavelli, born in 1469 in Florence into an aristocratic family, didn’t…

Spring 2019 Mood-Board

  Denim Skirt Heels White Dress Bag Christie Brinkley wearing a Kazazian dress, photo by Michail Scheibe for Elégance Paris Summer 1976. Earrings Iman Spring-Summer 2019 Jean Shrimpton photographed by Bert Stern,…

RenkAhenk

“What color do I feel?” – I don’t know. Pink, I guess… We tried to capture the unison of people and colors in our experiment that we initiated with the question “What…

Closed Doors

The oblivion or the gaping after passing through a door Iron doors, steel doors, wooden doors, glass doors, doors without doors The fancy ones, the old ones, the discolored and the newly…

My Well-Being Detox: Rejuvenate Your Soul

Hello everyone, I would like to tell you a little bit about this brief spiritual journey that I am taking in order to have a piece of mind and further discover how…