BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace

August 26, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, News & Events, Sevda's Picks, Travel
BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace

Our feet don't want to touch the ground. Gravity is just a state of mind anyway... What a day at the BBC Good Food Festival at Hampton Court Palace! Hampton Court Palace was the "Party Palace" where royalty would come to enjoy sumptuous feasts - so it's quite a fitting venue for a food festival! Follow in those royal footsteps and enjoy everything the festival has to offer, said The BBC Show Team....

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Elle Turkey: London Calling

August 5, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Inspirations, News & Events
Elle Turkey: London Calling

Sevda is featured in the current ELLE Turkey August Issue, giving you a glimpse of her outlook on life, work and creativity. We love to share with you some "excerpts" of her profile and answers relative to her as a designer and a brand, as published in the magazine.  Your age? 33. What did you most like to do during your childhood? Drawing. When did you actually decide to start your brand? After graduating Textile and Fashion design in Istanbul, I...

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Sunday Brunch at Kensington Palace Orangery

August 1, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Sevda's Picks, Travel
Sunday Brunch at Kensington Palace Orangery

Surrounded by beautiful formal gardens in the grounds of Kensington Palace rests The Orangery restaurant, a relaxed and elegant setting for breakfast or lunch, and the only royal palace in London where you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. As you may be aware, Kensington Palace has been home to royalty for over 300 years and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; Kate & William and Prince Harry....

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Orange is the New Black in The City of London

July 2, 2014 |  by  |  Inspirations, News & Events, Sevda's Picks, Trends
Orange is the New Black in The City of London

This season, and every season for that matter, I get my inspiration from London and its dynamic, cosmopolitan lifestyle, always so alive, especially in the summer. Here in London's Canary Wharf, the city's financial centre, the main focus is Money. I can strongly feel this "business" energy whenever I walk around this part of London. And it was appropriate that I preferred to have my latest collection photo shoot here, at the heart of...

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5 Steps to Eliminate or to Reduce the High Risk of Child Labour

July 2, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Inspirations, My Opinion
5 Steps to Eliminate or to Reduce the High Risk of Child Labour

Recently, I had quite an experience unlike any before. I am now an aunty of a new born baby girl; Asya. Very proud! How beautiful, pure, and innocent she is! Words cannot describe my feelings, my love I feel so strongly for her. I recognise she needs to be protected, supported by our family so she can become a beautiful young lady one day. And I know she also needs...

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London Design to Parisian Look

June 26, 2014 |  by  |  Blog
London Design to Parisian Look

A French girl wearing a SEVDA handbag in Paris. This beautiful shoot styled by Mirey, took place in Paris' suburban streets. I admire and also congratulate Mirey for this amazing work. SEVDA handbags simply look fantastic at the hands of this Parisian lady and her minimal, as well as feminine and Parisian look. Mirey, a very talented wardrobe stylist, recently added the shoot of Gareth Pugh and Yohji Yamamoto to her portfolio. I can't wait...

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Introducing Our New Handbags and Scarves, Designed in London & Made in Italy

June 13, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Inspirations, News & Events, Sevda's Picks, Trends
Introducing Our New Handbags and Scarves, Designed in London & Made in Italy

Our exquisite journey begins with the cocoon labored in Italy to become silk fabric, before access to our atelier in Como, Italy, and embraced with my greatest memories of the English Gardens in the summer. I really enjoy a colourful and a very vibrant London – quite the opposite of its reputation – that smiles quite often with its sunshine peeking through the clouds, and the beautiful flowers enveloping the city. This vibrant and...

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Thank You bareMinerals for the Perfect Makeup

May 31, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, News & Events, Sevda's Picks
Thank You bareMinerals for the Perfect Makeup

Thank you bareMinerals for the lovely welcome to your new Canary Wharf London boutique and my beautiful makeup for my profile shoot. Under these professional hands, I felt amazing, and natural and fresh. This was exactly what I was expecting from bareMinerals. It was as if my skin was still breathing even though I had makeup on my face. Isn't this amazing? My makeup was applied by Francesca, this beautiful and cheerful lady in the picture above....

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Behind the Scenes Fashion Shoot: Meet the SEVDA LONDON Creative Team

Behind the Scenes Fashion Shoot: Meet the SEVDA LONDON Creative Team

Let me introduce you to my talented, beautiful, and loving team, all of whom made this photo shoot a wonderful experience and a success; photography by Murat Sinici,  make up by Kim Plotel and our beautiful new face of SEVDA, Daan Broeze as our model.  I can't forget to mention Metin iSponsor who has always supported me all throughout this process. We gathered very early in the morning at our Canary Wharf studio, where Daan had her make...

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My Fashion Life

April 16, 2014 |  by  |  Blog, Inspirations, My Opinion
My Fashion Life

One of my lovely blog followers left a comment with several questions under 10 Tips to Become a Successful Handbag Designer Label. Since there might be others who might also be interested, I have decided to answer them in this blog post; that way anyone else involved in the leather handbag business, and aspiring handbag designers, especially new start-ups, who don’t know where and how to start, may also benefit. How did you start...

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