TRENDS | Turkish Delights

I love maxi dresses in the summer and they almost always flatter most bodies. We've been blessed with some wicked hot sunny days here in Vancouver and nothing feels better that a breezy, roomy maxi dress. I picked up a gorgeous dress (on sale btw) from Mavi Jeans with this unique floral-paisley print. I was immediately drawn to this bold print and color combination! Both the turquoise and red are not colors I would usually combine together, but it obviously works. Two days later I found an image on Pinterest of a stunning model in a gown with similar color combinations (see blow). Trend? Maybe? I apologize but there was no information on this image so I don't even know who's dress she's wearing or where the image originated from.  

Partly Sunny Turkish Colors Pattern Inspiration
Partly Sunny Turkish Colors Pattern Inspiration

Since Mavi is a jean company founded in Istanbul, I made a quick educated guess that the colors were inspired from this country. My assumptions were right! The beautiful red and turquoise combination is a spin off of traditional Turkish tiles and patterns and are used a lot in the interiors of buildings. It's also use widely in jewellery, pottery and textiles.

Partly Sunny Traditional Turkish Tiles
Partly Sunny Traditional Turkish Tiles
Partly Sunny Turkish Pottery Patterns Red Turqouise
Partly Sunny Turkish Pottery Patterns Red Turqouise

Through fashion, I discovered something new! By the way don't ask what I'm doing in the photo below...apparently the wind was working against me here.

Paul Melo StyleQuotient Photography Partly Sunny
Paul Melo StyleQuotient Photography Partly Sunny

Image by: Paul Melo, {www.styleQuotient.com}, Maxi Dress {Mavi Jeans}, Purse {Rebecca Minkoff}, Kay Tran Aviator Sunglasses {Shut Up I Love This}, Sandals {Sam Edelman}.

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