Category: Fashion

The Pint Shop!

“If all grocery stores were as intoxicating as The Pint Shop, you would be much more excited to run errands.”

For those who are in search of an interactive shopping experience that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth and belly, look no further than the Museum of Ice Cream’s latest venture, The Pint Shop, which opens today. Though the 2016 museum was incomparable thanks to its sprinkle pool, ice cream sandwich swings and other delicious activities…there wasn’t actually a place to have a bite or two of your favorite flavor.

All that will change with this whimsical, inviting space where you can pick up a few containers of irresistible offerings such as Vanillionaire, Cherrylicious, Churro Churro, Chocolate Crush and Nana Banana. (Chocolate Crush, I’m coming for ya!) ” said Danielle Valente from TimeOut Magazine and I totally agree with her!

I was dying to go to Ice Cream Museum but could not make it when it was in NY. Then the Ice Cream Museum in LA was in construction when I was in Los Angeles for Coachella 2018. So I was one of the most excited people who was waiting for this exhibitions/store which is full of tons of yummy ice cream and has the cutest photo backgrounds for your Instagram. We are all in the decade of ” Do it for the gram!” and this place promises you great photos for you InstaGRAM! 🙂

Let’s talk about how to get in, the location and more. The Pint Shop is a free admission store. Sometimes you may wait on the line depends on the demand. I personally waited around 5-7 minutes to get in. I chose a weekday and it was around 2-3 pm. Pint Shop is at 459 W 14th Street, Manhattan NY. It is between 9th and 10th Ave. It is closed on Tuesdays and the other days open 12pm-9pm. Where you can just walk into the store to shop for ice creams, all sort of other products you have a chance to taste the ice cream as well. There is another advanced tasting which requires tickets are $33 with a free pint of ice cream and require an advance reservation on the MOIC Pint Shop website.

They include an initial launch of seven flavors which are Vanillionaire, a rich vanilla with wafer crumbs; Nana Banana, a frozen take on bananas bread; Cherrylicious, featuring bits of cookie; Churro Churro, a cinnamon ice cream with bits of churro throughout; Chocolate Crush, with flakes of Guittard milk chocolate; Piñata, with bits of cotton candy, cake, and sprinkles; and the MOIC’s signature Sprinkle Pool flavor and are all available for $4.99.

I had three different outfits for this place and really wanted to shoot all of them in the best possible places. I searched the place online and style my outfits depending on the colors and vibe of the place. This effort made me catch the attention of a few guests and we ended up taking some pictures and becoming friends on Instagram! It was such a kind approach and I was flattered! <3

I hope you all have a chance to check The Pint Shop out, have fun in the Cherrylicious Pool and swing over the Sprinkle Pool with cool photos!

Busra Nur Bahadir Perlis.

The oldest Luncheonette of NYC!


Hi everyone!

I was not around for a long time! As you know, wedding planning and job searching are taking a serious amount of time because they are one of the two important things in most of our lives. I gave a little bit more time to my priorities while I was away and I hope you are all ready and excited for my new blog posts! I am so ready and excited for my new blog posts because I started working with a professional photographer!

As you all know, I live in NY for almost 4 years and I like exploring this city, eating the different type of foods, going to the exhibitions, the galleries, traveling and showing you the life and what is really going on in New York City with an insider look. I wanted to take my approach more professionally and as a result, I started working with this amazing professional photographer whose name is Ozan Sapso. I tag him on my posts so feel free to reach out to him through his Instagram account if you need to. I will share with you my weekly shoots through my Instagram and on my blog you will be able to see more details about styling, places, food and more photos of all.  Let’s see if you like my new way of posts and photos 🙂


I also spend more time in Lightroom to edit my photos and use presets to have a better Instagram profile. I love using Gypsy Soul Presets which are great collaborations of  @munopia and @coffeecupsandroses on Instagram ( Gulin & Munteha ) and please feel free to check their work out! They are definitely my biggest inspirations on social media especially on Instagram and I find them extremely successful! I also felt very lucky to be able to meet them in person and had a shoot in Palm Springs while Coachella 2018.  I discovered them with their work first of all through my common friends. Then I saw how sweet and modest they were when we met in person. If you like this preset, its name is Vintage Moody Creamy. You can purchase them from @gypsysoulpresets on Instagram or from this link!

The last of the family-run diners: Inside NYC’s oldest family-owned mom and pop luncheonette where the old-fashioned way is the only way (and wi-fi definitely isn’t on the menu). This is what Jordan Gass-Poore said from Daily Mail for the Lexington Candy Shop. I used to pass by this place a lot and I was always wondering the inside.


Lexington Candy Shop at 83rd Street and Lexington Avenue opened in 1925. It’s run by John Philis, the 61-year-old grandson of the original owner Soterios Philis who came from Epirus, Greece, to New York City in search of a better life. Philis doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon, but when he does his 31-year-old son Peter may take over the business before its lease expires. The diner, which hasn’t been remodeled since 1948, has 11 years left on its lease. When the lease expires, Philis said he doesn’t know what will happen to the diner.[1]


The vintage interior has been lovingly preserved down to the smallest details and it’s no surprise to learn that the shop has been featured in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows including Fading Gigolo, Three Days of the Condor and The Nanny Diaries.  Their customers have included Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Matt Dillon, Tom Brokaw and Al Roker–just to name a few.

The Lexington Candy Shop has it’s own unique vintage vibe with old Coca-Cola bottles on their window displays from all around the world and ages! That’s why as soon as I received my skirt, I decided to go to this place for the shoot! This is a really important place in NYC history by being the old fashion family style luncheonette and it is the oldest in the city!

I pictured this place for the shoot as soon as I got my skirt from Shein. I spent literally 8$ for this skirt! It was on discount. I am super into online shopping now than I was before. I was very concern about not seeing the products and trying them on but I am getting used to online shopping in time by living in NY. I combined my plaid skirt with my Zara Pepsi crop top which is very ironic, and my Zara red leather jacket 🙂 My heels which are super old are from Bershka. And my cute picnic basket which I adore is from Flying Tiger!

I hope you all like the work we did and please feel free to leave your comments to help us improve!

Love you all,
The New Yorkista!

[1] Jordan Gass-Poore for 14:02 21 Jun 2017, updated 18:03 23 Jun 2017

FIT Fairytale Fashion.

Fairy Tale Fashion was a unique and imaginative exhibition that examined fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. In versions of numerous fairy tales by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, it is evident that dress was often used to symbolize a character’s transformation, vanity, power, or privilege. The importance of Cinderella’s glass slippers is widely known, for example, yet these shoes represent only a fraction of the many references to clothing in fairy tales.

Organized by associate curator Colleen Hill, Fairy Tale Fashion featured more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. Since fairy tales are not often set in a specific time period, Fairy Tale Fashion included garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present. There was a particular emphasis on extraordinary 21st-century fashions by designers such as Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Rodarte, and Walter Van Beirendonck, among others.

The exhibition’s introductory space featured artwork that has played a role in shaping perceptions of a “fairy tale” aesthetic. These included illustrations by renowned early 20th-century artists such as Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, and A.H. Watson. Several recent, large-scale photographs from Kirsty Mitchell’s award-winning Wonderland series were also on display. This was the first time that Mitchell’s marvelous work—for which she designs and makes all of the elaborate costumes and sets—has been shown in the United States. Connections between fashion and storytelling are further emphasized by a small selection of clothing and accessories, including a clutch bag by Charlotte Olympia that resembled a leather-bound storybook.

The main gallery space used fashion to illustrate 15 classic fairy tales, arranged within four archetypal settings. Visitors first walked into the Forest, which included the tales “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” “The Fairies,” “Rapunzel,” and “Snow White and Rose Red.” Several variations of Little Red Riding Hood’s red cloak were shown, beginning with a fashionable woolen cloak from the late 18th century—the style that is used to illustrate innumerable versions of the story—and concluded with a fall 2014 Comme des Garçons ensemble with an enormous, peaked hood in scarlet patent leather. Inspired by the fairy tale–themed fall 2014 presentation by Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet, Snow White was portrayed wearing a black organza gown encrusted with rhinestones while lying in her glass coffin. The subsection on “Rapunzel” included a stunning dress from Alexander McQueen’s fall 2007 collection, made from deep emerald velvet embellished with copper-colored beads that created a motif of cascading hair.

The center of the gallery was dominated by a large Castle, in and around which the tales “Cinderella,” “Furrypelts,” “The Snow Queen,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Sleeping Beauty” were displayed. Cinderella was first shown in her rags, exemplified by a Giorgio di Sant’Angelo ensemble with a skirt made from shredded chiffon, and dating from his 1971 The Summer of Jane and Cinderella collection. Cinderella’s spectacular glass slippers were exemplified by a pair of 2014 heel-less shoes by Noritaka Tatehana, 3D-printed in clear acrylic and faceted to reflect light. Clothing was central to a lesser-known Brothers Grimm tale titled “Furrypelts,” which calls for a cloak of many furs, in addition to magnificent dresses that look like the sun, the moon, and the stars. The latter was represented by a dazzling, early 1930s evening gown by Mary Liotta, covered in silver stars crafted from beads and sequins. In “The Snow Queen,” the beautiful villainess wears a coat and cap of pristine white fur, exemplified in Fairy Tale Fashion by an opulent hooded fur cape by J. Mendel from 2011.

“The Little Mermaid” and “The Swan Maidens” were explored in the Sea section of the exhibition. Charles James’s Swan dress, from the mid-1950s, has a full skirt made from alternating layers of black, beige, and brown net that form an exceptionally graceful silhouette. Undercover’s spring 2015 collection featured numerous swan-inspired designs, one of which is now in the collection of The Museum at FIT—an especially detailed ensemble comprised of a feather-printed miniskirt worn beneath a tutu hand-painted with a plumage motif. It was paired with a motorcycle-style jacket with sleeves made from laser-cut silk “feathers.” “The Little Mermaid” was represented by a variety of beautiful, mermaid-inspired gowns, including Thierry Mugler’s 1987 bustier and fishtail skirt in metallic lilac fabric, and an elaborately crafted dress embellished with pearls, sequins, feathers, and Swarovski crystals from the spring 2015 Rodarte collection.

The exhibition also highlighted two fairy tales that take place in Parallel Worlds—Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. Although Alice makes little reference to clothing, there is a distinct “Wonderland aesthetic” that has influenced fashion. This subsection featured a playful, bright blue mini-dress by Manish Arora, adorned with fabric playing cards that reference the tale’s Queen of Hearts and her playing card army. By contrast, The Wizard of Oz makes numerous references to fashion, including Dorothy Gale’s blue-and-white gingham frock, represented by a checked cotton dress from the early 1940s by Adrian, who also designed many of the costumes for the famous 1939 film version of the tale. Although Dorothy’s magical shoes are silver in the story, they are better remembered as the sparkling “ruby slippers” from the movie. A pair of bright red, crystal-encrusted stilettos by Christian Louboutin was unmistakably evocative of Dorothy’s iconic footwear.

A multi-author book, also titled Fairy Tale Fashion, was published by Yale University Press in early 2016. Featuring more than 150 beautiful photographs and illustrations, the book expands upon the rich and fascinating topic of fashion in fairy tales. In addition to extensive text by Colleen Hill, the publication includes essays by Patricia Mears, deputy director of The Museum at FIT; Ellen Sampson, fashion theorist and footwear designer; and Dr. Kiera Vaclavik, senior lecturer of French and Comparative literature at Queen Mary, University of London.

Fairy Tale Fashion was also featured in Google’s Arts & Culture “We Wear Culture” project, a collaboration with The Museum at FIT and over 180 renowned cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo, and around the world.

Hooded ensemble, Comme des Garcons, Spring/Summer 2015 on the right.

Rei Kawakubo took the red riding hood in a provocative new direction, designing an enormous, peaked headpiece in patent leather. Its size led to quips from the fashion media about a “Big Red Riding Hood.” This noteworthy design received, even more, attention when it was worn by Björk in the Spring 2015 issue of T magazine.

Cape, late 18th century, England or USA illustrating “Little Red Riding Hood”


Christian Louboutin Cinderella Shoes 2012.

Cinderella shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood 2015.

Impossible Slippers by Noritaka Tatehana Glass Slippers 2014

Cinderella’s spectacular glass slippers were exemplified by a pair of 2014 heel-less shoes by Noritaka Tatehana, 3D-printed in clear acrylic and faceted to reflect light.


J. Mendel, ensemble, 2011 (cape) and spring 2008 (dress), France. Lent by J. Mendel illustrating “The Snow Queen” on the left.

The invisible shoe by Andreia Chaves.

Dress, Rodarte, Spring/Summer 2008 ( on the left )

Snow White’s identifying colors — white, red, and black — are meaningful. According to the folklorist Cristina Bacchilega, the heroine embodies “the beauty and purity of white, the transformative powers of red or gold, the ritual — and sexual — death of black.”

The use of dye on this Rodarte dress was inspired by the look of blood in water, lending it an ominous beauty.

The gown Alice + Olivia Stacey Bendet Fall 2014. A Poisoned Apple, by Judith Leiber, Minaudiere Bag Fall 2013.

Snow White and Rose Red by Thom Browne. Man’s suite Fall 2014 and Woman’s ensemble Fall 2013.

Dolce and Gabbana Purple Corset Dress Fall 2014 and Peter Soronen Red Corset Dress 2007

Dolce and Gabbana Snow White Evening Gown 2012 is a gift of Bergdorf Goodman to FIT.


Evening gown by Alexander Mc Queen Fall 2007 illustrating Rapunzel.


Christian Louboutin, Lady Lynch stilettos, fall 2009-2010. Lent by Christian Louboutin illustrating The Wizard of Oz. 

The first on the left is Ruby Gown by Rodarte Fall 2011, the second Thierry Mugler Evening Ensemble Fall 1997 Haute Couture, the green gown is by Molyneux 1930, the fourth Altuzzara 2015 and the last by Adrian 1942.

Ruby Slippers by Noritaka Tetahana 2010.


Sleeping Beauty’s Court, Dolce and Gabbana Dress and Hood Fall 2014 (left)
Sinister Fairies, Alexander Mc Queen Evening Gown 2007 (right)


Marchesa, Spring 2012 on the left and  Zuhair Murad, Haute Couture Spring 2015 on the right illustrates “The Sleeping Beauty.”


The first dress The Sea Witch by Hideki Seo and the second on the left Thierry Mugler, ensemble, circa 1987, France illustrating “The Little Mermaid”.

Rodarte Dress The Spirit of the Sea inspired by The Little Mermaid.

Manish Arora, the purple dress, 2010 (remade 2015), France illustrating Alice in Wonderland.

Wonderland Motifs, Alice Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood 2010.

The Pocket Watch Dress, Louis Feraud, Circa 1989.


Rodarte Dress Roses for Beauty inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

Mary Katrantzou

Walk in the Beast’s Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Louis Vuitton

Hi Everyone,
I would like to share the Louis Vuitton Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibition with you who were not be able to see or the ones who are far away from New York and deeply close to fashion! As you all know, I like to create my posts more into what is going on in New York more like activities, fashion, art, exhibitions, and getaways. This is one of the art + history + fashion exhibitions that I was really interested in. The exhibition curated by Olivier Saillard, which retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present. A story told through the portraits of its founders, as well as those who today are inventing the Louis Vuitton of tomorrow.

This historic journey, designed by Robert Carsen, is divided into ten chapters, one of which is entirely devoted to the United States of America and New York City. The tour opens with the most symbolic object of the House: the trunk, a model fashioned with contemporary flair, embodying the iconic hallmarks and bold spirit of Louis Vuitton. The exhibition features objects and documents from the Louis Vuitton heritage archives, as well as select articles on loan from the Palais Galliera and the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. The exhibition concludes with a display devoted to the savoir-faire of the artisans in the Louis Vuitton workshops. For further information, you can visit here.

Interior luggage labels.

This is so cool! They kept their Daily Sales Ledger for Louis Vuitton Paris Store from 1872.

Every trunk was having a special key. This is the book for registered keys.

A shoe trunk.

Almost like a little wardrobe which can travel with you.

Here is one of my very first love with Louis Vuitton. I remember speedy monogram miroir bags were super trendy almost 10 years ago. I remember myself to want to get it so bad when I saw at Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Such a funny story 🙂

The suitcases on the right side are the president suitcase in nomad natural leather and created for Wes Anderson’s film The Darjeeling Limited.

I had no idea about these bags before I came to the exhibition. I loved the sense of humor of Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince.

This silk Jeanne Lanvin hostess dress worn by Mary Pickford who was a prolific Canadian-born film actress and producer.

A sketch for a bottle design.

One of the coolest design of Louis Vuitton Sybilla monogram canvas umbrella backpack for the 100th anniversary of the monogram canvas.

Louis Vuitton collaboration with Frank Gehry for the celebrating monogram project twisted box in monogram canvas.

Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Rei Kawakubo bag with holes in monogram canvas.

Louis Vuitton Masters collection collaborations with Jeff Koons.

Another collaboration with Supreme.

Louis Vuitton in tribute to Stephen Sprouse Alma bag in monogram roses leather.

Louis Vuitton in collaboration with Yayoi Kusama speedy bag in monogram town canvas. Yayoi Kusama is a great Japanese artist, writer and the mother of Infinity Mirror and Festival of Life exhibitions that I die for to see. She is an incredible woman with a great story. Here is her little story if you are interested in 🙂

While we were looking at the dresses, there was a huge screen in the room to show which celebrities and models wore the dresses. This nurse dress was worn by Naomi Campbell.

City guide books in adorable shade of colours.

The shirt long top H&M
Leather Pants H&M
Boots Chanel
Bag Chanel

Yusuf Kayi – Store and Opening Party

I know that people in New York always look for different shopping experiences as I do. There are so many vintage stores, flea markets where you can find super cool items very affordable. This is one of the reasons that I like to live in New York, because you can see all kind of people in different kind of styles all unique and admirable. They are not stereotyped, they are bold and diverse. They care if it is eco-friendly, organic, charity based or comfortable than its price, brand power or if it is in trend. They are great consumers with awareness. These are the good qualities what make New Yorkers good shoppers and good customers as well.

My friend Yusuf Kayi’s could not pick a better place than Williamsburg – Brooklyn , New York to open his new store which full with unique designs and accessories. As you know, Williamsburg has a longstanding reputation as one of the world’s most hipster neighborhoods.

Yusuf is my old and maybe one of the first friend that I have in New York. I heard about him through a good friend from Turkey and as soon as I got here I found a way to meet him for a coffee. He is a very talented fashion designer and artist in Turkey and now in the United States. He have been in a few successful projects in Turkey such as ” Yok Boyle Dans “. He had his own store the name called Yusuf Kayi in Cihangir, Istanbul.

In the United States, Yusuf was creating more artwork than clothing. I had the pleasure of attending many of his exhibits in the past. His work leans more avantgarde and modern.

Finally, Yusuf decided to open his own clothing store. I believe, he will still continue to do artwork as well. He had his opening party on 17th of August 2017, yesterday. It was a great night with Dj, food and booze at the backyard of his store. My friends and I had so much fun!

This was the only male item at the opening. It is a vintage Ralph Lauren vest. Yusuf’s has mentioned that his first men collection will be available in a month.

As soon as I saw this black tulle and feather detailed dress, I imagined this dress would be great in Burning Man. It would be super cool to go to Burning Man with a special design dress which I am planing to do my own designs for the next year, HOPEFULLY! 🙂 The soul of this store reminds me Burning Man a lot. It is very unique, avantgarde and nothing in this store is classic and boring. You can easily see toys hanging from the dresses, chains, tassels and chokers.

At the backyard of the store, Yusuf had an opening party to celebrate his new business with friends and customers. The Dj was wearing one of his designs for the night. They also have a vintage furniture store at the same location the name called New Old New, just right next to Yusuf Kayi Store.

I wish my dear friend a good luck with everything and congrats for being an independent entrepreneur. I believe, he will be very successful in his unique way of fashion recycle. Cheers to new success stories! Please remember to visit him on 624 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211.

Christmas Windows of NYC

It’s December and for New York Fashionista’s like me it’s the happiest time of the year. This month is the unveiling of the famed Christmas Windows being displayed at Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany and many others.

Saks Fifth Avenue 2016

Saks Fifth Avenue 2016

Saks Fifth Avenue 2016

Saks Fifth Avenue 2016

Saks Fifth Avenue 2016

The incredible shining lights, clothing displays with matching shoes and bags, and gifts in fancy windows emit the warmth of Christmas’ soul. Who would not be smitten with these perfectly designed and adorable displays.

Personally, I think that Bergdorf Goodman has doing an incredible job for two years and so far it is my favorite window display of all. Saks Fifth Avenue definitely has more wearable display than Bergdorf Goodman but on the other hand, Bergdorf Goodman is more artistic and attractive one for sure.

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Bergdorf Goodman 2016

Although I like Bergdorf Goodman 2015’s even more than 2016 display. I really like the details and hard work behind this awesome windows. Let’s see what you think about them 🙂

Bergdorf Goodman 2015

Bergdorf Goodman 2015

Bergdorf Goodman 2015

Bergdorf Goodman 2015

Ekim ayi benim gibi modasever newyorkerlar icin yilin en guzel ayi diyebilirim. Bunun en buyuk nedeni tartismasiz New York’un en gorkemli haline burunmesine neden olan Noel Bayrami. En buyuk magazalar her sene bu ozel haftaya hazirlanmak icin adeta birbirleri ile yarisirlar. Turistler ve New York sakinleri mukemmel magazalari,  onlarin gorkemli vitrin ve suslemelerini gormek ve fotograf cekmek icin sogugu dinlemeden kendilerini disari atarlar. Ben de size bu hareketli, isil isil ve moda dolu vitrinlerin bu yila ve gecen yila ait dizaynlarini ulastirmak istedim. Benim favorim her zamanki gibi New York Fifth Avenue’nun ( 5. Cadde ) en meshur magazalarindan biri olan Bergdorf Goodman. Bu magazanin devasa vitrinlerini suslemek icin harcanan emegi markanin kendi instagram sayfasinda paylastigi asagidaki videolarda gorebilirsiniz. Hepinize iyi seyirler! 🙂