Thursday, March 8, 2012

Style Profile…. Ece Sukan

Current career?

 

I’m currently the Editor-at-Large for Vogue Turkey.

 

What inspired you to pursue fashion?

 

My mother was a theatre actress, she was super stylish and I was always backstage playing with her costumes. But, my first job was dubbing for some movies and a TV series like ‘Pipi Longstocking’ at 7 years old. My brother was interested in photography so I began reading fashion magazines and taking pictures.

 

 

Now I never leave the house without a camera.  I used to shoot with a very old manual Minolta, then a point-and-shoot Ricoh 28mm non-digital, now I’m using a Lumix GF1.  I’ve always been very inspired by Daido Moriyama’s photographs. I would love to publish a photography and style book– I hope to always work on great projects combining art and fashion.

 

How do you creatively approach getting dressed?

 

Improvisation is so important! It’s not just about how I feel that day, it’s experimental, impulsive and (I think) intuitive. I have a very eclectic style, so I like to mix my feelings with colors, periods and themes. I’m not sure how people plan the night before.

 

Whose style has influenced your own?

 

Charlotte Rampling in old Newton photos, Monica Vitti in Antonioni movies, and Veruschka– I love the scene in Blow-Up and the iconic YSL Rive Gauche Safari image always stands out in my mind.

 

What do you feel best when wearing?

 

Dresses! I love wearing them at any length; long, short, knee-length. A mannish elegance can be very femme too, but I am one for dresses.

 

I cherish this YSL for Dior pink embroidered dress from 1969. It’s so incredible that it was exhibited in London! A very close friend of mine gave it to me when I opened up my vintage boutique.

 

Do you focus on any specific designers or time periods when collecting vintage?

 

I would be very happy with a retrospective of YSL in my wardrobe, and I especially love the 70s and 80s.  When I saw the exhibition 2 years ago at the Grand Palais I had this feeling that it’s all been done, there’s nothing much left to do. I also collect a lot of Art Deco Bijoux. I search everywhere but find the best vintage in New York, Miami, Paris, and London.

 

Where do you find to be the most visually inspiring place?

 

Down in the south of Turkey there is a small place called Bozburun.  The energy and scenery are magical– I always go to the Bozburun Yacht Club and a wonderful fish restaurant called Orfoz.

 

Always make time for…

 

No matter how busy I am I create time for myself to practice yoga and go to the gym. I also make sure to go to art and design fairs, there is endless inspiration and energy, Art Basel for example.

 

 

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  1. GINGER FASHION MONSTERS

    March 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    if her personal style is anything to go by, and it obviously is, her styling and work should be fabulous too, off to investigate….!

    http://www.gingerfashionmonsters.com

  2. monkeyshines

    March 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    stunning accessories!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  3. Elena GD

    March 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

  4. ir

    March 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    wow
    i didnt know her!
    thnx for sharing:)

    http://www.ontomywardrobe.com/

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  5. fashionablecollections

    March 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    The necklace she’s wearing in the first shot is un-real.

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  6. Boxer's Adventures

    March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Lovely! I totally agree that energy and spirit go into the making of an outfit. Love it.

    http://blog.boxersadventures.com
    International Blog and Shop

  7. Sara

    March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    The first photo has something that remembers me about avatar… Her face is so particular!

    My elder sis and I have recently opened our own fashion blog, if you have the chance check it up please!

    http://www.lipsticksisters.wordpress.com
    xxx Giorgia

  8. White Perla

    March 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I love Ece Sukan I know here because she is a Turkish Model. I like her style…

    http://www.whiteperla.blogspot.com

  9. Lauren@Styleseer

    March 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Still loving your great shot of her at the cafe!

    http://styleseer.blogspot.com

  10. Eva

    March 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Great woman and great interview!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  11. Rubén Prado

    March 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    You’re
    a Turkish Princess
    sailing time,
    the color,
    and timeless beauty…

  12. Johnny

    March 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Question: is Vogue Turkey big?

  13. modelovers

    March 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I love her style!
    Tanja
    http://www.modelovers.com

  14. Laura

    March 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  15. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    She’s got great style!

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

  16. Natasha Fatah

    March 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I love these profiles, and this woman has a wonderful bohemian style. I love it!

    xoxo
    http://www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

  17. Lorena Vilanova

    March 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    So interesting she is. Amazing life and style. This kind of persons inspire me! Fantastic post!!!

    The Stylistbook | Street Fashion Blog

  18. Mallory

    March 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    How glamorous!

  19. Erman

    March 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I’m not the biggest fan, but anytime I check this blog I see some Ece.

    twitter.com/naberolum

  20. Natalie

    March 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Really nice to read about what inspires others…

    Http://www.offdutychic.com

  21. ishak

    March 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    She ıs the best woman that has such a great style ın my lovely country.Turkey

  22. Anna

    March 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I also don’t get how people can plan the night before what gonna wear the next day… for me it’s all about my mood and feelings!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  23. Lydia

    March 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Wow. I spent like a full minute on that first shot– first I was obsessed with what must be the most perfect shape for sunglasses, then her artful necklace, and finally her cheekbones and how beautiful the shape of her lips are!! What a sight this woman is. I also enjoyed the actual interview!

  24. Aga's suitcase

    March 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Amazing style! I love the necklace, absolutely fabolous!
    Kisses from Barcelona
    Aga

    Check my new post
    http://www.agasuitcase.com

  25. Ayshe Rose

    March 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    She has a great style…

    http://stylishtimes.blogspot.com/

  26. maca

    March 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm

  27. Nina

    March 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Those Dior glasses she wears on the first pic- I bought those a couple a years ago- anyone who knows the name/history/designer/year of them? I haven’t been able to find anything out about them and now this gorgeous woman suddenly appeared a fav blog!

  28. Jane Alisa

    March 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Wonderful interview, I love her inspirations.

    http://janealisa.tumblr.com

  29. Madara

    March 8, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    It is amazing how she combines pieces in her looks..
    + good that she always carries her camera with her…. so she can capture moment!

    http://www.madarafreimane.blogspot.com

  30. Charlotte

    March 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    She has so much style!

    http://fashionbrunette.blogspot.com

  31. danny

    March 8, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    so happy about this profile! i recently took notice of ece while browsing street style photos and took a particular interest in her. love her style.

    xx,
    http://staganddoe.blogspot.com

  32. Gerardo

    March 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I really do envy you Scott.
    Keep up the great work.

    Have a wonderful day.

  33. Betül (Ballad of Seasons)

    March 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I love her style!

  34. LaBella Luxe

    March 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Great shades! Love the bold necklace and cute outfits!

  35. Hotcelebration

    March 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    WOW, what beautiful necklace and she is stunning. http://www.hotcelebration.com

  36. Alina

    March 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Her skin is quite perfect! I wonder if she gets Botox.

  37. canvasofculture

    March 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    wow her style is great! would definitely wear the last two.

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

  38. Sandra Joyce

    March 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    whoa. Those sunglasses. Breathtaking!

  39. saskia

    March 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    sort the bronzer out round the neck!

  40. olena

    March 9, 2012 at 12:13 am

    never came across he before… cool sunnies
    http://runwayreportx.wordpress.com/

  41. misterp

    March 9, 2012 at 1:21 am

    glasses are wrong for her face

  42. YogaSpy

    March 9, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Yoga!

    Her style is definitely her own. Not to my taste but I respect her strong sense of self.

  43. nastya said

    March 9, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Interesting woman. Her necklace is adorable

    nastya-said.blogspot.com

  44. B.

    March 9, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Judging on these photos I think I’d really like her style in general. Colourful and femine

    NEw outfit post on tripsandtreasures.net

  45. Sunny Side

    March 9, 2012 at 2:58 am

    I discover Daido Moriyama I really love his stunning shot ! Thanks

  46. Stephanie

    March 9, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I also love dresses and agree with her… sublime interview … ver interesting. Love the necklace from the first photo!!!

    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
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  47. Giada's Carnival

    March 9, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I didn’t know she was the editor of Vogue Turkey!
    She looks very natural and fresh, this is an important quality nowadays!

    Giada

    http://giadascarnival.blogspot.com

  48. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 9, 2012 at 4:14 am

  49. malamajka.blogspot.com

    March 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I do like her style!

    malamajka.blogspot.com

  50. Charikleia

    March 9, 2012 at 4:20 am

    I love the sunglasses, I loved them from the moment you posted the photo months ago.

    She is very beautiful and cool and airy. (You capture that very nicely in the second photo)

    A big kiss from Greece!

  51. alamopgp

    March 9, 2012 at 5:43 am

    I like it.

  52. esrax

    March 9, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Lovely to see her here! She’s the style guru of İstanbul+beutiful lady:)

  53. barefoot duchess

    March 9, 2012 at 6:35 am

    love her!!!!

  54. Scorpion Shoes

    March 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Amazing necklace!

  55. fashionxxi

    March 9, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Amazing necklace!

  56. Sarah

    March 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Love that coral bracelet! Going to Istanbul in a few weeks for the first time… so pumped. Turkey is this hub of culture everyone knows for bridging East and West, as well old and new. I’ve never seen a Vogue Turkey, but I can only imagine it’s got eclectic, well-rounded material considering it’s Editor-in-Chief. Lovely profile on Ms. Sukan!!!

  57. Tobie

    March 9, 2012 at 10:14 am

    I want the sunglasses from the first picture!
    Does anyonce know where I can get them?

  58. koolphoto

    March 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Interesting woman!…
    http://www.fotoestudio.es

  59. defne

    March 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Hey Sarah,

    Definitely check out Time Out Istanbul for cool places. Don’t get stuck in the old city; Istanbul is much more than that :)

  60. cate

    March 9, 2012 at 11:40 am

    gorgeous necklace – love the glamour – see our fab designer kaftans with amazing embellishments – http://www.bluemojito.co.uk – let us know what you thinkxx

  61. Jelena

    March 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I’m so glad she became integral part of any fashion week and connected to that street style! She is definitely charismatic lady, not to mention her inspirational style!
    Happy Friday!

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

  62. ally

    March 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    i would kill for her glasses in the first picture. literally. kill.

  63. Polly

    March 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Great interview. Shie is very inspiring plus I love her dress style and jewellery

  64. Queen Bee of Beverly Hills

    March 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Those glasses are fabulous!

  65. Elena

    March 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve found my inspiration

  66. Dilara

    March 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I love her!

  67. Emily

    March 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Love the accessories. Reminds me of my new guilty pleasure, which are these handcrafted artpiece necklaces:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BossyMossyBeads

  68. sedef b. özsoy

    March 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

    ı know her famous in turkey.also amazing jewellery!
    love it! :)

  69. jola

    March 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    To me she’s very hit-or-miss. You put up 3 very good pictures of her but if you google her, you see a lot of ..hmm…questionable outfits as well.

  70. Alessandra Frega

    March 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I love second outfit !!!

  71. Fabiana Pio

    March 11, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I loved the necklace! GORGEOUS! :-) xx

  72. Anjali

    March 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

    At least one of the photos should have had her without sunglasses.

  73. MAIALA

    March 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Turkish delight. J’adore!

  74. Nilka

    March 13, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Georgeous…I think she was born lucky with the looks, the backround and the visual talent; and has made the best of it so far.
    Has she got a blog of her own?

  75. Taipei Style

    March 14, 2012 at 11:40 am

    She has a great style, very feminine and fresh!

    http://taipeistyle.blogspot.com

  76. antique engagement rings

    March 15, 2012 at 7:46 am

    The glasses are very cool!

  77. vila dines

    March 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Love love love her glasses (first photo)

  78. Matt

    March 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Gorgeous! I love that shot at the top, with the sunglasses. A woman in her prime!

  79. Schuanne, Stylist

    March 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    In love with her style! Accessories are a perfect way to add color and flair to any wardrobe!

    StyledtoWear.blogspot.com

  80. Chris

    March 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Ah yes, a necklace that appropriates Native American aesthetics once again. Colonialist fashion is never beautiful.

  81. Jen

    April 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Love the accessories!
    http://AmourVert.com

  82. Jen

    April 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I think there’s something wrong in the first pic, i don’t think the glasses are matching to her narrow face! If you are looking for a trendy Turk, check the Nil out!!

  83. Gloria

    April 23, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I wonder how much Turkey being a muslim country affects her work in the fashion industry? Is it something that she takes into consideration when she is putting together an issue? Does she incorporate it into the fashion?

    • armagan

      November 22, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Gloria you can be sure about there is not a relationship between being a muslim county and the fashion industry in Turkey. So I do not believe in there is any effect to her or anybody who works in fashion industry or who works in any industry.

  84. alev

    May 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    i just love!!!

  85. Ali

    June 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Stunning sandals.

  86. Karina

    September 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I think I’ll allow myself a small remark, as far as retouching concerned. We’re all human beings and we ain’t perfect, each of us with their own issues. I guess finding better light, a different angle, or the right distance to shoot from would be of more help than over-retouching.
    And I really enjoy looking through this Style Profile section, I like that you’re really about choosing interesting and different people rather than trying to get as many entries as possible.

  87. tanya1234

    February 23, 2013 at 7:24 am

    luv the eye glasses

  88. Mila

    April 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

    All one can say is ‘absolutely gorgeous’!

  89. Bridal Jewelry 

    November 7, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Everybody wants to wear good clothing when going outside with someone. In this blog good and wearable accessaries has been shown by the lady. She also looking pretty. I think everyone have to wear luxurious and branded clothes. Thanks! Have a great day.

  90. Damla

    November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I like her style, beauty and approach to fashion and I’m proud of her as a Turkish woman.

  91. Katarina

    May 15, 2014 at 5:30 am

    I like her style. So chic and elegant

    http://theshortiesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

  92. Judith Leiber

    September 2, 2014 at 12:30 am

    She looks at the top of her game here. Absolutely gorgeous!

  93. Designer Handbags

    September 2, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Outfits are stunning and in good taste, but too many pics with the sunglasses, which are not as tastefully.

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