Category: Entertainment

Yayoi Kusama – Festival of Life

Yaşayan en önemli avant garde sanatçılardan biri olan Yayoi Kusama resim, entelasyon, happening, edebiyat, sinema dahil sanat disiplinlerinin birçoğunda önemli eserler ortaya koymuştur. Özellikle pop art, minimalizm ve feminist sanat ile ilgili çalışmaları ile tanınır. Cocukluk yillarinda gecirdigi ailesel travmalar onu halusinasyonlar gormeye itmistir. Annesi ve babasi gorucu usulu evlenmis, babasi zengin bir aileye damat gittigi icin esinin soyadini almis ve capkinliklar yapip ev disinda fazlaca vakit gecirmistir. Annesi ise bu durumu aciga cikarmak icin kucuk kizini casus olarak kullanmaya calismistir. Bu psikolojik travma Yayoi’nin erkek bedeni ve sekse karsi gecici sureli isteksizlik yasamasina neden olmustur.

 


Kusama 13 yasinda Ikinci Dunya savasi icin askeri parasut ureten bir fabrikaya calismaya gönderildi. Burada parasut dikerken, surekli duydugu siren sesleri ve savas ucaklarinin aktif bir sekilde inip kalkisi onu cok etkiledi. Bu onu ileride bir cok savas karsiti is yapmaya ve ozgurlugu asilamaya yoneltti. Yaklaşık on yaşından beri gördüğü halüsinasyonlardan etkilenerek benekler ve ağları resmeden Kusama ilk kişisel sergisini 1952’de Japonya’da açtı. 1957’de ABD’ye göç etti.16 yıl kaldığı bu ülkede pek çok ses getiren happening gerçekleştirdi, puantiye ve nokta desenlerini her disiplinde uyguladı; film yapımcılığı ve yayıncılık gibi işler yaptı. 1973’te ülkesine döndü ve gönüllü olarak bir akıl hastanesine yerleşti; burada çok sayıda roman, şiir ve otobiyografi yazarak edebi bir kariyer başlattı.

Yaşamını geceleri gönüllü olarak kaldığı bir akıl hastanesi ile gündüzlerini üç katlı dev atölyesi arasında geçirmektedir. 1990’lı yıllardan sonra uluslararası arenada Kusama’nın eserlerine ilgi gittikçe artmış ve Kusama dünyanın pek çok şehrinde geniş izleyici kitleleri tarafından izlenen projeler gerçekleştirmiştir.

Yakın geçmişte paylaştıgım Louis Vuitton sergisinde de Yayoi Kusama sanat eserlerinden esinlenilerek dizayn edilmiş puantiyeli çantaları sizinle paylaşmıştım. Hikayesi beni etkileyen sanatçilardan biridir Yayoi Kusama. Yaşadıgı onca zorluga ragmen bunu insanlık ile paylaşabilecegi guzel eserlere çevirmesi onu en cok takdir ettigim taraf kesinlikle. Umarim siz de bu sergiden benim kadar keyif almissinizdir.

Detaylı çalışmaları ve başarılarını daha ayrıntılı olarak görmek için bu bağlantıya tıklamanız yeterli!

İyi okumalar!
Mutlu cumartesileri!



Yayoi Kusama, one of the most important avant-garde artists living, has made important works in most of the art disciplines including painting, intellectual, happening, literature and cinema. She is especially known for her work on pop art, minimalism and feminist art. She born in 1929 in Matsumoto, Japan, Kusama grew up as the youngest of four children in an affluent family. However, her childhood was less than idyllic. Her parents were the product of a loveless, arranged marriage. Her absent father, emasculated by the fact that he had to take his wife’s surname as a condition of marrying into the wealthy family, spent most of his time away from home womanizing, leaving his angry wife to physically abuse and emotionally torment her youngest child. She would often send her daughter to spy on her father’s sexual exploits, the mental trauma of which caused Kusama to have a permanent aversion to sex, and the male body.


At the age of ten Kusama began experiencing vivid hallucinations in which flowers would speak to her and patterns in fabric would come to life and consume her. She began to draw these visions as a therapeutic outlet, providing her with solace and control over the anxiety that tormented her. When Kusama was 13 years old she was sent to work in a military factory sewing parachutes for Japan’s World War II efforts. Her adolescent years were spent in the darkness of the factory listening to air-raid sirens and the sounds of army planes flying overhead. The horrors of war would have a lasting effect on her, leading Kusama to create numerous anti-war works and to also value individual and creative freedom. Her experience at the factory also provided her with the utilitarian ability to sew, which would prove useful when she began creating her soft sculptures in the 1960s.

 

She spends her days in her atelier during the day and voluntarily at the mental hospital at nights. Kusama has become more popular after the 1990s and she had the chance to show her art in many countries to a bigger audience. For further information about her, you can visit the link here.

Enjoy the photos!
Happy Saturday!

  

Here some of her publications.

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The Best Halloween / En iyi Cadilar Bayrami

Herkese Selamlar,

Uzun zaman sonra Turkce yazdigim ikinci blog paylasimim bu. Genelde ingilizce yazmamin nedeni artik Turkiye’de de cogu arkadasimin ve takipcimin iyi ingilizce seviyesi oldugunu bilmem. Size bir  challenge / firsat da olsun istiyorum ingilizcenizin taze kalmasi acisindan. Ufak da olsa bir faydam dokunuyordur umarim 🙂 Bu yil Cadilar Bayraminda o kadar guzel, o kadar farkli bir tecrube yasadim ki bununla ilgili tum detayi yakalamanizi istedim. Cogunuzun bildigi uzere 3 yili askin bir suredir New York’ta yasiyorum. Bu sene de ucuncu cadilar bayramini burada kutlamis bulunmaktayim. Zaman gectikce Cadilar Bayraminda yapilacak aktiviteler ve gidilecek yerler konusunda daha da dikkatli olmaya ve gidilebilecek en iyi partiye gitmeyi kendime bir gorev bildim 🙂 Gecen sene yasadigimiz bir hayal kirikligi da buna katki sagladi. Neyse ki son anda gittigimiz partiden tatmin olamayip Cin Mahallesi / China Town civarlarinda yasayan bir arkadasimizin cati kati / roof top partisine davet edilmemizle gecenin rengi degisti.

Iceriye girmeden once cektigimiz bir hatira fotografi.

Avizelerle yapilan dekorasyona bayildim. Aklima Sia – Chandelier sarkisi gelip durdu 🙂



You are so lucky Halloween partileri iki yildir benim radarimda olan bir etkinlik. New York’un en iyi en cool Halloween partisi kesinlikle tartismasiz bu parti. Biletler satisa cikar cikmaz sizi e-mail yolu ile bilgilendiriyorlar. Fakat biletlerin tukenme hizi Coachella ve Burningman’den daha hizli diyebilirim. Biletler 45 dakika gibi bir sure icinde bitiyor ve maili goremediyseniz, mesgulseniz buyrun bir sene daha beklemeye. Ben de biletleri yakalayamayan azinliktaydim son iki yildir. Bu sene de biletlerin bitmesinden kisa bir sure sonra cuma gununde acik bilet olduguna dair bir e-mail aldim ve hemen siteye girip 4 adet bilet satin aldim. Ve boylelikle benim You are so lucky ve Matte Projects isbirligindeki Halloween partileri kapsamindaki The Blind Man’s Ball maceram bu sekilde basladi. Parti saat 9 da kapilarini acti ve sabah 4 sularina kadar devam etti.



Parti New York, Yonkers’da 72 odali gotik bir malikanede kutlanmakta. Bu sene bizi Alice Harikalar diyarinda gibi hissettiren bir tema vardi. Her oda kendine has muzik, danscilar ve dekorasyon ile gelenleri eglendirmekteydi. Tarot bakilan bir odadan tutun, bir dovme sanatcisinin dovme yaptigi bir oda bile mevcuttu. En sevdigim odalardan biri iki Drag Queen / Zenne ‘nin surekli Lady Gaga muzikleri calan odasi idi. Gecenin ilerleyen vakitlerinde bu odadaki ses sistemini ele gecirip sirasiyla mezdeke ve ankara havasi calmisligimiz oldu malesef ki 🙂 Buyrun videolar!

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Partide en cok memnun oldugum seylerden biri isiklandirma ve dekorasyondu. Karanlik odalar ve bahcede kotu cikacagini dusundugum iphone ile cekilmis fotograflarimiz adeta profesyonel makine ve isiklandirma ile cekilmis gibiydi. Bir cok bar olmasi servisin de hizli olmasina sebep oldu. Icki sirasi beklerken eglenceyi kacirmak gibi bir durum ortadan kalkmis oldu. Icen insan acikir felsefesi ile kurulan tek yemek standinin da Turk bir restoranta ait olmasi bizi hem gururlandirdi hem de mutlu etti. New York’un en unlu Halloween partisinde de ispanakli peynirli gul boregi yemek de nasipmis 🙂

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Unlu Turk Sef Nusret Gokce’nin kostumu bu sene Halloween’e damgasini vurdu. Kendisininde instagram hikayesinde paylastigi kadariyla ne kadar buyuk kitlelere ulastigini hepimiz gorduk. Bir Turk olarak bunu bilmek ve Amerika’da da her yerde gormek cok hosuma gidiyor. Bizim partiden de bir Nusret / Salt Bae paylasmadan olmaz. Buyrun videosu linkte 🙂

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Kostum detaylarina gelince,
Elbisem H&M marka olup Buffalo Exchange’den almistim uzun zaman once hic giymedigim icin etiketini o gun cikarttim, 14 $ idi.
Sahte kurk ceketim Staring at Stars marka olup Buffalo Exchangeden uzun zaman once aldigim bir parca fiyati 20 $ civari olabilir hatirladigim kadari ile.
Lenslerimi colouredcontacts.com’dan 19 $
Khaleesi perugumu da E-Bay’den 22 $
Sac aksesuarim Zuhair Murad – Mango koleksiyonundan yillar once aldigim bir kolye.
Ayakkabilarim Adidas marka topuklu spor ayakkabilardi ve kendisi de Buffalo Exchange’den.

Makyaj Malzemelerim,
Fondotenler  Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow no 30
Sephora Camel intense – Moyen Medium 29
Highlighter – Sephora Collection Illuminate Palette
Allik – NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette Two to Tango
Far – Sephora Danger in Paradise no 29
Kontur Kalemi – Tarte no 1
Kas – Ka-Brow Benefit no 2
Goz alti kapaticisi – Naked Skin Urban Decay Light Neutral
Maskara – Yves Saint Laurent The Shock

Genel hatlari ile parti bizim icin olagan ustu keyifli gecti. Simdi sizi videolar ve fotograflarla bas basa birakma vakti!



Hi All,

Creative agency MATTE and art-party starters You Are So Lucky join forces for a pre-Halloween event at Alder Manor. Details about the event are scarce but count on a lavish soiree filled with immersive art, scintillating performances, live music and more, all taking place in a stunning 72-room gothic mansion in Yonkers.




This legendary affair was a masquerade for the absurd at the nascence of the Dada movement and New York Bohemia, recreated one hundred years later thanks to MATTE and its team of cultural visionaries.


The Manor was a gothic Alice In Wonderland-esque adventure, with every individually themed room functioning as a rabbit hole, leading you to another room, and all of a sudden you’ve lost your friends and have no idea where you are as Taylor Boozan says from Guest of a Guest.



You are so lucky Halloween parties are on my radar for a long time. It is definitely the coolest Halloween party in New York. You receive an email as soon as they release the tickets. But I can say that tickets are sold out faster than Coachella and Burningman tickets. If you do not see the email right away, you will be waiting for another year. I was the minority who could not catch the tickets for the last two years. I received an e-mail after the tickets were over for a few weeks, I was informed that there were some open tickets on Friday and I immediately went to the site and bought 4 tickets. And that’s why my You are so lucky and the Blind Man’s Ball adventure in the Halloween parties that Matte Projects cooperates with has started.


The party is celebrated in a Gothic manor in 72 rooms in Yonkers, New York. I felt Alice Wonderland, there was a theme. Each room was entertaining with its own music, dancers, and decoration. Hold a room with a tarot looking, even a room where a tattoo artist tattooed. One of my favorite rooms was the room where two drag queens atonement was playing Lady Gaga music. In the course of time, we were able to handle the sound system in this room and we played Turkish music to do the belly dance 🙂

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In this party, I was most pleased with lighting and decorating. The dark rooms and the photos we took with the iPhone that we thought would be a badge seemed to be drawn with professional machine and lighting. Having many bars caused the service to be very fast. So I never felt like  I  when I was in the huge line for a drink. The fact that the only food stand established with the philosophy of human openness belonged to a Turkish restaurant made us both proud and happy. In New York’s most celebrated Halloween party, how about eating a spinach cheese borekas / pie?

My costume details,
My dress is H&M and I got it from Buffalo Exchange, 14 $
Fake fur is Staring at Stars and from Buffalo Exchange, around 20 $
My contact lenses from colouredcontacts.com 19 $
Khaleesi wig from E-Bay, 22 $
Hair accessories from  Zuhair Murad – Mango collection necklace
My shoes are my Adidas high heel sneakers from Buffalo Exchange

Cosmetics,
Foundations  Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow no 30 and
Sephora Camel intense – Moyen Medium 29
Highlighter – Sephora Collection Illuminate Palette
Blush- NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette Two to Tango
Eyeshadow – Sephora Danger in Paradise no 29
Contour – Tarte no 1
Eyebrow – Ka-Brow Benefit no 2
Concealer – Naked Skin Urban Decay Light Neutral
Mascara – Yves Saint Laurent The Shock

With general remarks, the party was very enjoyable for us. Now it’s time to leave you with your videos and photos!


Halloween Dog Parade 17

Hi All,
Happy Halloween!

This is literally the best time of October! Pumpkin patch, Halloween, and Halloween Dog Parade are some of the fun activities to do in this time of the year. I try to go every year for this cutest Halloween party for dogs. This is my third year in a row at The Anual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. I enjoy it more than seeing dressed humans for Halloween. It is creative to see owner/dog combinations, couple dogs in their couple costumes and individual dogs. Always time is not enough to explore all the dogs in the park because there is a lot dog who come for the runway competition. Suggested donation is 5$ to enter and there are thousands of dollars in prizes.

Let’s start to check out the creative, fun and cute dogs and the owners with their costumes!

Here one of my favorite dog/owner costumes, Beauty and the Beast. She is making him perfect for the pictures and here they are!


Cute little Donut Chef.

The cutest Viking ever!

Here is the most popular costume of the parade. Handmaid from Handmaid’s Tale. I love this series a lot. There were at least 5 different dogs with handmaid costume.


This is owner/ dog Handmaid’s Tale costumes.

Big spider or a Tarantula. I even thought it was the monster from Stranger Things 😀 Hahaha, I think because I just started watching it and watched all the episodes to catch up with Season 2.

When the Pope and Donut Chef meets.

Lobster-chie! Combination of Lobster and Frenchie.

Unicorn Frenchie.

As I called Vecihi 🙂

Shark team.

Adorable witch family.

Pink fluffy Flamingo.

Mario and the friend.

Fun little rappers.

He looks at you like I know I look a pizza but please do not eat me. Looks super cute and innocent!

This puppy was so unique. I loved his breed.

Two yummy slices of pizza!

The Minions.

Another Frenchie in a butterfly costume.

One Love – Bob Marley.

Bob Marley.

He is definitely from Hawaii 🙂

Super Hero dogs.

Wonder Woman.

Roaring little lion.

And here is the birthday boy! This cutie has a lot of attention. He has such a simple and great outfit.

All got so hungry! We are walking to the place that our friends recommended.

One of the Halloween themed restaurants on lower east side.

Here is the real food! Perfect trays for champions. Looks like it is so much food but we ate it all, no worries. One tray for 3-4 people. We were 8 people so ordered two trays. There is shepherd salad ( Israeli salad ), labneh, sausage, eggplant, grilled chicken, salad with beets and cheese, eggs, shakshuka and french toast with berries. The name of the place is Spiegel. It is Isreali food.

After lunch, we decided to get ice cream which is very close to Spiegel. One of the friends from our group recommended il laboratorio del gelato. There are so many flavors which was hard to choose. I picked hazelnut and chocolate orange with a waffle cone. So we ended this day with sweet memories.

It was such a great day. Dog Parade, amazing food, ice cream, and friends. We had so much fun and I hope you all enjoy as much as we did when you read this!

Happy Halloween and Enjoy!

Atlantic City 2017

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Hi Everyone!

The weather in New York this whole October has been incredible. The weather is really warm like in high 70’s 80’s Fahrenheit and around 25-27 Celsius. We are still in summer dresses and no jacket needed except some nights and cold subways. Surprisingly the weather is above seasonal normals and this makes us feel like summer is not over yet! So there is another convenient getaway for you to explore which is only 2 hours and 30 minutes away. Let’s explore Atlantic City with the nickname of America’s Playground.

Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic CountyNew Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalks, and beaches. In 2010, it had a population of 39,558.

Atlantic City inspired the American version of the board game Monopoly, especially the street names. ( I did not know this before, this is so cool! ) Since 1921, Atlantic City has been the home of the Miss America pageant. In 1976, New Jersey voters legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. The first casino opened two years later.

We took the bus to Atlantic City from Port Authority, Manhattan. It takes only 2 hours and 25 mins. We preferred The Greyhound and paid only 55$ per person for round trip which is super affordable and fast. Hotels are also very varied. Everyone can easily find hotels depends on their budget. We preferred Harrah’s Resort which is a little luxury but still ended up paying only 220$ a night for two people. So you can have an idea how much this trip will/would cost you.

This hangover bears were on our way to Bally’s Beach Bar. We discovered last year and had so much fun at this beach bar. They had a lot of games, live band and so many tourists who came to have some fun. Atlantic City is one of the popular places for Bachelor’s and Bachelorette parties and we saw a lot of groups who came for that reason.

One of the first reason to come to Atlantic City for many people is gambling! Gambling is legal in New York City and there are only a few casinos. Generally, in the United States, gambling laws depend on the states. Each state has different gambling laws. In some of them, gambling is illegal. Places like Atlantic City attracts people for a huge variety of casinos, beaches, nice weather, nightlife and so on. Las Vegas is another good option for west coast which has no ocean and so famous with pool parties. ( I am praying for Las Vegas victims and for their families with all my heart. )

This Game of Thrones-themed slot machine took my attention right away as soon as we stepped into the casino. No necessary to talk about it over and over whoever does not watch it missing a lot! I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones with no question! 🙂 I was a little hesitant in the beginning because, I really prefer to not see a lot of war scenes, blood, and plot. However, G.O.T. took control of me which I am super happy about it! 🙂

Here is me! Who traveled Las Vegas a few times, Atlantic City and Cyprus all of the sin cities of gambling and surprisingly never gambled. Until this trip! I decided to take my chance in Russian Roulette because I like quick results and it seemed easier. I ended up winning and getting more than what I bet. I promise myself to spend a certain amount of money and I made it more than double. I was happy and proud of my first real gambling experience which ended very profitable 🙂

We were staying at Harrah’s Resort which we came to “The pool after dark” party in this hotel last year. We had a great time. There was a huge pool by the stage and people were in their high heels, evening dresses and bathing suits and bikinis. People were on pool floats and toys having fun in the pool and dancing to the music.

Our second day, we decided to try the new beach that we just got recommendations about. The Bungalow Beach Bar was the exact place to hang that we were looking for. The cocktail and the food were pretty good! The ambiance of the place was peaceful on one side with no music and hammocks and on the other side two bars and a pool in the middle of the bars, music, and more fun! I loved the place by itself!

I usually go to shopping before every holiday. This year I was trying to be good about it and I can say that I am going very successful. I have so many clothes that I can not even fit in my place properly. I have so many closet space the issue is I have so many clothes, shoes, and bags. I sold some of my clothes to a second-hand shop and gave the rest away to my friends. I decided to be more careful about spending money on less but quality products. I took what I already have in my wardrobe to this trip. I wore some dresses that I purchased a while ago and never wore. One of them is my colorful crochet dress which I bought for Coachella 2016 from H&M Coachella collection. That is actually a perfect beach dress and belong here more than anywhere. Most of my clothing in this post are from H&M and Mandee. Just my bikini is this new season of H&M.

These shorts and my bikini top are from H&M. I love this high waist shorts, one of the best I could find last season which fits me perfectly. The bikini top which has the cut-out bottom is a new season. I really like it but the only thing you should get ready for cut-out pattern sunburns! Lol! 🙂

Out of the beach bar and found this awesome boat says Atlantic City on it. Of course, this is a perfect place for me to get my best memory picture of this trip. My dress is from H&M which Katy Perry was wearing on the advertisement of H&M two seasons ago for Valentine’s Day. My glasses are one of my first purchase of H&M and famous brands collaborations. Anna Dello Russo x H&M collaboration sunglasses with the gold crocodiles. These sunglasses were literally the last sunglasses in the store and I begged someone on the line to get it for me. Success! I thank that mystery lady again for getting it for me! 🙂

Halloween Dog Parade 16

As Vanity Fair says ” The best dog fashion event of all time ” So get ready for it!

Halloween Dog Parade is a nondescript time of the year for dog owners and dog lovers. This is a must go event for me as a crazy dog lover, every single year before Halloween. It is in Tompkins Square Park every year and I am having so much fun to see all adorable doggies in different costumes. Seeing all the cute dogs even more cuter in their silly / fun / adorable outfits make me want to cry from/ of joy.


This cute little friend has a wheelchair and I loved the Snoopy House concept with it. He looks very innocent and adorable in his costume.

Here is our little munchkin! Cute little ghost buster! As soon as I saw this little cuteness, I started to talk with my baby voice and followed him until I got a nice photo of him. This was nothing that I can miss, he was such an adorable puppy.

Here comes the beautiful bride! How a good behave dog was it. She was sitting in her car the whole time and letting people to take her pictures. I really like the costume because she was be able to use her legs underneath the wedding gown.

This is the little princess of the parade. She was super friendly with me. As soon as, I bend over to take her picture, she came up to me and let me to pet her. Such a lovely girl.

As CNN mentioned ” The biggest Halloween costume contest for dogs in the world”  and it is a must see if you live in NY or visiting for any reason.

To not miss the next Halloween Dog Parade NYC 2017, please check

http://www.tompkinssquaredogrun.com/halloween/

Pinknic 2017

Imagine a huge garden full with nice pink blankets, bottles of rosé wine, rosé champagne, frosé, food from a local celebrity chef, live performances from bands and DJs, a pool, dance performances and plenty of surprises.

 

So let’s talk about how I heard about this festival and purchased my tickets. Of course to be a super social New Yorker ( which requires too much energy to be able to provide for this crazy city’s endless events and little bit effort to be curious to follow what is going on lately.) I will give you all my biggest secret. I believe many New Yorkers already know about is, The Time Out Magazine! This magazine is the best thing ever happened to me in my 3 years of New York experience to follow up the freshest parties, concerts, festivals, fairs, free events and activities, focus groups, parades, the best restaurants, bars, exhibitions, art, theatre, Broadway shows, movies, gateways, sample sales and many others! I am patiently waiting for every Wednesday to receive my free Time Out Magazine from lovely distributors by the subway entrance/exit. I was informed earlier with Time Out so I purchased my tickets on the price of General Admission – Pre Sale ( Early Bird ) 65$ per tickets and 77.97$ after the tax and the cancellation protection. The tickets went up to 90$ later so I was very happy that I checked  it earlier and I want to say a huge thank you to Time Out!

As many of you know that I am a graduated fashion designer, so it is time to talk about my festival outfit the next. I got my soft pink little salmony color lace dress from Buffalo Exchange. My silver high heeled sandals were from Zara. I wanted to have simple accessories so I put my 27th birthday present diamond necklace of my mom, my allover pave crystals up sleek silver-tone Michael Kors watch and my zircon silver tennis bracelet. My eye make up was in brown shades and my lips were in nude – pink color.

This cute little white ferris wheel which makes me feel like I was in Coachella again! I love to see ferris wheel in festivals. It just makes it much more fun even if you do not ride sometimes 🙂


My boyfriend was my photographer for this event. I think, he did a pretty good job because of his artistic background and photography knowledge. I want to say a huge thank you to him as well! I had such an amazing time in this festival and I will love to do the same for the Pinknic 2018! Blessed with the events you fill with joy this summer and cheers you all my friends!

Dress: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Zara
Hair accessories : H&M