Give a frock Friday

Vogue Turkey’s Editor-at-large, Ece Sukan wearing a vintage dress. So what is an editor-at-large, and what do they do?

Ok, so essentially, an Editor-at-large is someone who contributes content to a magazine not necessarily by assignment. They do not generally take part in or have much say on the layout, pictures or general day-to-day running of a magazine. But the freedom to follow your own interests and not have to pitch ideas to the editor-in-chief must be so much fun. Sounds like my kind of job actually!

The Sartorialist recently spoke to Ece Sukan and here is a little excerpt for you.

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

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.

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.
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.
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.

What do you always make time for? For me it is reading a story to my girls before they go to sleep, always yoga and baking for school lunches on a Sunday. 

It has been a big week. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend. I plan on making time to have a bit of a lie-in on Sunday morning. 

The sun is shining, the moon is full, the beach is calling me…

Have a great weekend.


Sources:, Photography by Courtney D’Alesio via 

Best Dressed

One of the best things about being a girl is that we get to wear dresses!    

Women have historically always worn dresses and skirts and it has really only been the past 100 years that women started wearing trousers and only since the 70s have trousers/pants/jeans become fashionable for women to wear on a daily basis.  

I bet, if you think about it, wearing a dress is not the first thing you think about putting on when getting dressed in the morning.  Most of us think about comfort and convenience, and for some reason this equals not the simple and flowing elegance of a dress but instead it equals jeans, tailored pants, or cargos, hardly ever a dress.  What happened to the dress?  Is a dress no longer the go-to outfit for the modern woman?  

via The Sartorialist
Thinking about this more, I remember throughout university and during my 20s the only time I was enticed into wearing a dress was because I had to attend a formal function such as a wedding or a Ball.  As a little girl I only wore dresses, but as I matured, I wore almost nothing but jeans, cargos and trousers.  How did this happen?

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Something else that is glorious about dresses is that they come in so many styles, shapes, fabrics, and prints. It is positively endless the choices we have. 

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Ultra feminine Valentino worn with Doc Martin boots, image vía Lee Oliveira.
Alexa Chung rocking this red mini.  Image vía Lee Oliveira.
Free flowing floral worn with gladiators, inspired! Image via here.
Pretty and girlie gingham via here.
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Summer denim perfection.  Image via here.
Victoria Beckham knows it, designing a whole line called Victoria which she has devoted entirely to the dress.  Image via here.
Simple bohemian elegance of this blue flowing dress by Free People.
Even the ever-classic black looks appealing to me right now. Image via here

While curating all these gorgeous examples of women wearing dresses, it seems hard to believe that the humble dress is often my second choice when trying to decide what to wear each morning. Since I began thinking about writing this post I have worn a dress every single day.  I have unearthed some from the back of my wardrobe that I had all but forgotten I even owned.  

How lovely that they now have a new lease on life and even better that I also have more than a few new choices when getting dressed in the morning!  



Sources:  Lee Oliveira, The Sartorialist,,, MrNewton.

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