Dust And Dreams Photography _ Turkey _ Silver Swallow Design

The Journey of a dress…

Last year we travelled to Turkey with a suitcase jampacked with prettiness, butterflies in our stomachs and heads in the clouds.

Turkey and especially Istanbul is a place that always delivers and we will never tire of wandering its alleyways.
It’s a place where our souls come to rest and some days soaking up the ancient vibes just feel like you’ve been let loose in an “Ideas Emporium”… a place packed with visions and the most colourful dreams…
Turkey for us is all about authentic living, culture and a sense of being home.

Having been entrusted with a very unique dress from Silver Swallow Design and magnificant jewellery from Soul Design we scouted the city and this was the result…
We ended up photographing this gorgeous dress in thirteen different locations in the Old Town of Sultanahmet and going out just before sunrise meant that we had this magical place virtually to ourselves for a little while.
And as the minarets called and the city slowly woke we waltzed and danced in the streets of Istanbul…

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About the Dress …“ When a dress reflects your essence so perfectly… a little wild a little free…with a thousand strings to both comfort and entangle you… with volumes of voluptuous fabric as gentle as a summer breeze… Intricate emerald details showing your love for the ancient silk route and unique workmanship… a dress that personifies a wanderlust spirit with a constant longing for places unknown… a dress like this ☆☆☆
And as we drifted and flirted through the alleyways and streets of our favourite city, this dress infused with magic just came to life!”

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Sending out a  big thank you to the beautiful city of Istanbul, as always we cannot wait to return…
To the very patient people of the Carpet Museum… we did not know it was your entrance we were blocking, we just adored the beautiful door…
And to the pack of dogs whom we met on our first day in the city and who inevitably found their way to us at least once a day and so graciously “helped” carry the dress and it’s myriad of strings during the shoot… and of course carried my scarf as well… {Pity it was in the wrong direction though…}

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And then the incredible jewellery…
“When styling our shoot in Istanbul we wanted to highlight everything about the city that made us fall in love with it and we looked for spaces with interesting architecture and an authentic voice… The SOUL Design jewellery we used for the photographs were the absolute perfect accents to our shoot, each piece being handcut from brass and individually crafted and has a raw, authentic yet very mysterious feel to it, exactly the vibe that the Old Sultanahmet echoes. The yellow gold tones in each piece reflected the intricate script work found in Istanbul and created the most beautiful contrast with the marble and cooler tones we sought out. With the Silver Swallow Design dress gently billowing in the wind we used SOUL Design jewellery pieces that would add texture and strenght to the bohemian vibe threaded through the photographs.
Wearing them made me feel a little like an elegant nomad…”

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Wearing such a fabulous dress and jewels were a terrible treat and we just had to photograph them again in the historical city of Mardin.
An ancient wonder set in Turkey on the border of Syria and a place that left us in awe….
If ever you do find yourself within Turkish borders wondering where to explore next, find your way to Mardin where you will feast on treats in rooftop cafes overlooking the Mesopotamian plains, stroll the markets where they roast coffee in concrete mixers and go to bed listening to local tunes drifting on the night air… enough to have us whipping out our journals every few minutes… unforgettable!
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{Locations  @ Istanbul & Mardin, Turkey… Dress @ Silver Swallow Design… Jewellery @Soul Design… Styling @Blue Brooch & Peony Rose for Dust & Dreams}

 

 

 

 

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