ALIX of BOHEMIA

THE GYPSY TAILOR

TURKISH DELIGHT, PART I

Alix Verley Pietrafesa

SO,

IN THIS LIFE OF BOHEMIA, THERE IS LITTLE TIME TO REST.

AND IN THE IN-BETWEEN TIMES, (IN-BETWEEN SEWING AND GALAVANTING THAT IS) THE WANDERLUST HITS, REAL HARD.

ISTANBUL, AND A LONG LOST FRIEND FROM OUR NEW YORK YEARS BECKONED. WE LISTENED TO THE SIGNS AND BOUGHT A TICKED BOUND FOR TURKEY.

BUT FIRST, WE MADE A JACKET:

THE ALIX OF BOHEMIA WHITE EMERSON JACKET, WITH BITS FROM A SALVAGED INDIAN DRESS AND BLACK AND WHITE TRIMMINGS.

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WE PULLED OUR DOCUMENTS AND WORDLY POSSESSIONS TOGETHER AND HEADED TO THE CITY. 

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IT WAS FASHION WEEK, AND WE WERE MOSTLY THRILLED TO BE MISSING THE WHOLE THING. BUT WE DID DECIDE WE COULD MAKE TIME FOR ONE PARTY.

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THE FOOD WAS RUMORED TO BE EXCELLENT, AND IT DIDN'T DISAPPOINT. 

(ONE SHOULDN'T TRAVEL ON AN EMPTY STOMACH YOU SEE)

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(EMERSON EVEN MADE IT IN THE DAILY! REGARD, ABOVE, WITH ANOTHER BLONDE IN BOHEMIA)

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AND JUST LIKE THAT, WE WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE. 

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WE MADE A COSTUME CHANGE, SO WE WOULD FIT IN A LITTLE BETTER.

ALIX OF BOHEMIA LINEN DIEGO SHORTS AND A BLUE MOSQUE BLOUSE:

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WE WANTED TO, YOU KNOW, BLEND IN LIKE A LOCAL, MATCH THE SURROUNDINGS. 

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WHEN EVENING CAME, THE BLUE BOSPHORUS WAS SHROUDED IN SHADES OF PINK AND ROSE: 

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AND WE WATCHED THE SKY MEET THE WATER WITH OUR DARLING T! WHOM WE HADN'T SEEN FOR SEVEN YEARS. BUT NOTHING HAD CHANGED, T WAS THE SAME AND SO WERE WE. 

SOAKING UP VIBES: 

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WE MAYBE WERE LAGGING A BIT AS IT GOT LATER.

WE'RE NOT AS YOUNG AS WE USED TO BE.

AND THIS IS THE END OF THE BEGINNING OF THE BEST NEW YORK FASHION WEEK WE EVER SPENT,

IN ISTANBUL.

WE'LL BE BACK SOON WITH MORE ADVENTURES FROM THE EAST. 

IN THE MEANTIME, IF YOU LIKE THOSE BOHEMIA CLOTHES, GO HERE: