MM6 Maison Margiela Black Dress with Red Shoes


MM6 is one of my favorite brands. The first time  I fall in love with Maison Margiela with H&M collaboration. Maybe that collaboration is the most different one they’ve ever done so far. We purchased the reproduced real runway pieces in that collaboration. I have this necklace which mimics the horse hair. This necklace is my very first designer piece that I’ve owned, ever!

This is my new gorgeous! H&M MMM

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So when I saw this MM6 black dress in Century 21 with a reasonable price, I jumped on it. I just shared my Sonia Rykiel sweatshirt look in my previous post. They are from same shopping. That was the best day for a good shopping. This dress is going to be my lifesaver little black dress for any kind occasion.

I want to style this dress with my Jeffrey Campbell to add a touch of a color. And this is my favorite bag from last year’s Halloween shopping. I haven’t decided to be who for this year’s Halloween yet.

Last years I have this princess look with another black dress with statement sleeves. I want to be Anna Wintour for last two years but I am hesitant about it because probably nobody going to understand it. Two years earlier I became zombie Audrey Hepburn with another black dress. I just recently recognized my closet become black more and more.

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H&M x Kenzo What Not to Buy


Finally H&M x Kenzo collaboration pieces are shown to the public. To be honest I am more excited for Kenzo comparing to last year’s Balmain craziness. I have to admit that I was kind of crazy for a little for that collaboration,too but I learned my lesson.

First of all, I was so proud of myself because I bought every piece that I want from online store. I’ve never crazy for anything to wait in the long lines (Ok I lied, I was 30 min early one time for a book signing). I knew what I will buy. A day earlier from the launch, I prepared all the clothes on the different tabs on my chrome browser. I wake up around 30 min earlier than usual to prepare to “refresh the page battle”

I already regretted to 2 pieces I bought when I received them. The pink skirt and the sateen harem pants. I just wear one those pants. They made look at least 3-4 pounds larger, and the pink skirt was so out there, so every single person knows that’s H&M x Balmain skirt.

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East Village Day with Alley Girl

Today’s look is from East Village. I love to show you around in New York, I feel like you are browsing the city with me. It always fun to go a place and meet an acquaintance from the city to show you around just for a couple of hours. I think this is what I do with my New York Guide for a while.

I am so excited about this look. I have been showing really serious looks lately. So I wanted to give a break to my tailored style. This is what I love about blogging, I love to show you different sides of my perspective to daily styling. One day I feel so business savvy the next day a casual hang out in East Village.

I recently bought this sweatshirt from Century 21 which is Sonia by Sonia Rykiel. It was a bargain. I know it is hard to believe.

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Fringe Skirt: A Street Style Phenomenon

Last year the fringe game was accelerating, I bought this fringe skirt from Zara last season. I’ve never had a chance to share this properly. When can be the best time to share this eye-catching style? Of course, It is fashion week.

I love fringe detail in every possible way but the most in skirts. It has the perfect movement when you are walking. If you don’t like the attention while you are walking in the street, It is not something for you. You can use fringe details in your bag, shoes or simply in your scarf without taking  to much attention on yourself.

I’ve never been a huge fan of leopard. These shoes are probably the only thing I have in leopard. Even though I don’t fancy leopard that much, I think they are extremely beautiful with whole black looks. Leopard  should be an eye-catching touch to simplicity. I never try the whole black dressing with leopard. I should do this one day.

Admitting that I look like a flight attendant with this little touch of scarf but like it. I think it gives a joy to the whole look and I never like to be matchy matchy.

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16 Seed Funding Terms You Should Know Part-2


You’ve already read my previous seed funding terms list. So I decide to make the list larger. It has been ages I didn’t share anything on my Alley (Internet) Talks section. This is the perfect subject to share.

  1. Due Diligence
  2. Friend, family and fools
  3. Exit/Exit strategy
  4. Incubator
  5. Initial public offering (IPO)
  6. Joint Venture
  7. Market valuation
  8. Merger
  9. Preferred stock
  10. Private equity
  11. Return on investment (ROI) (this is one is also important for digital marketers.)
  12. Redemption
  13. Seed funding
  14. Tag along
  15. Term sheet
  16. Venture Capital
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My first look for NYFW

As some of you know, I wasn’t here during NYFW. One of my best friends was getting married around same time and that period was also a traditional religious holiday back in Turkey. I always celebrate our holiday in New York. This was the first time I celebrate one of the holiday with my family since I came New York.

It was exhausting. Because of the holiday, plane tickets were so expensive. So we had to buy connected flight. I want to thank Swiss Airlines via my blog. If I didn’t fly with Swiss Air, I believe It would be even more exhausting. They have somfortable seating and nice crew. After Zurich, after Istanbul, we had to go to my hometown Adana where is in the south of Turkey. I check we spent 23 hours on the way. Inspiring, ha?

Since I knew, I was going to be away, I prepared this shooting with my dear photographer Arriana just before fashion month started. If I would be here for the fashion week, I probably worn this look for Ralph Lauren’s show.

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Sex and the Style – Carrie’s Best Looks according to Alley Girl

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I decided to write about Carrie’s Best Looks after I finished the show millionth times today.

I always wanted to put this title on. 🙂 The very famous tv show might have called “Sex and the Style” after all. The show fed us with the great sense of style for six years and 2 following movies. (OK,ok movies were all label show) Carrie’s style in the leading role, we learned a lot of things from Ms. Patricia Field!

I may be the thousand person who write about Carrie Bradshaw’s best looks but these are according to Alley Girl’s eyes! I think Carrie’s and my style is pretty similar. Because we don’t have a significant style. We both wear whatever we want to wear on a occasion.

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Central Park – New York Fairy Tale

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Central Park is probably my favorite place above all. It is another universe in the middle of chaotic New York. I was one of those lucky people who live close enough to run in the park every morning. Those were the pretties 3 year in UES. (Check rest of New York Guide Posts)

I realized that New Yorkers are really proud of Central Park. Perhaps this is one of the best thing to be proud of. You know that most of New Yorkers are not the most environmental people but when It comes to Central Park, everything is different. You can see from most of the city is really dirty and mess but Central Park is kind of saved area and everybody is really respectful to nature and try to save the park in their own ability.

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All White Business Look

I did this photo shooting with my brother to show casing “business look”. I’m acting as fashion magazine editor in a very busy fashion week. 🙂

I bought this  Prada skirt last year from one of my Woodbury visit. And the Prada shoes are from my famous ebay hunting session. These shoes were very iconic during 2013 Fashion Weeks and me as poor (financially) blogger couldn’t afford them at that time. I look for cheaper one for I donTt know how long! I finally bought them 2 years later on ebay  just for $200. They were still around $400 in outlet websites like And this extremely green clutch is probably my favorite one ever! I also hunted this designer clutch one ebay just for $40 that’s original was $325 (Yes, I mastered ebay game).

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Coffee Talks with Newest Yorkers *


I was thinking about starting this video series for a long time. I attempt to do by myself months ago for the first time. It was kind of disaster in terms of my editing and camera skills. When I was lucky enough to find Arriana, I was so excited about finally doing my youtube videos.

These are the questions that everyone asks; “How to Make it in America?, How to live in New York? or Is it really hard to live in New York?”. I got these questions a lot from Instagram or with e-mail. I still don’t know if there is one right answer to those questions. So I decided to find those answers with my friends who made in New York from all different backgrounds.

1st episode’s guest is one of my closest friends from Istanbul.

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