Yazbukey’s Decadent Ottoman Empire

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For her Fall collection, Yazbukey, the whimsical jewelry designer + fashion darling, conjured up memories of her heritage as inspiration.  Descending from Ottoman royalty but with a diplomatic dad, she never lived in Turkey until this collection.  During her Fall presentation, she said, ‘This collection is sort of my fantasy rendition of Turkey—the Ottoman Empire + decadence.’

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 Part of Yazbukey’s vision included a fishnet-clad odalisque, a belly dancer + a soothsayer, complete with rings + turban with eyes.  ’We’re in a bazaar; we’ve tumbled down a hidden passageway + emerged in a back room that’s part Saint Laurent in the Opium days, or maybe it’s the twenties, but in any case, it’s very decadent,’ said the designer.image

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The collection includes  include purses + clutches shaped like a clock, a backgammon board, dice, a piano, a flying carpet, + a pack of cigarettes that she’s dubbed Top Kapi.  There were also purple cobra earrings, necklaces + belts.

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(photos: Olivier Zahn)

(via STYLE.COM)

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