A spring flirt with Gamze Biran

The Istanbul-based influencer styles this season’s best coats.
May 10, 2018

Stylist, blogger, YouTuber and currently the ambassador for a big beauty brand, Gamze Biran is constantly on the move. As we meet up in Istanbul, she is just about to make new travel plans. ”I need some new inspiration!” she says. Classic yet always on trend, Biran’s flirty and feminine style is a constant inspiration to her impressive social media following. 

On a cloudy spring day in Istanbul, she chose and styled her favourite pieces from the latest H&M collection. 

WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
”So cliché, but I adore Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. I love Alexa Chung’s tomboy style and the effortlessly chic Olivia Palermo.”

WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”Casual chic. And I love accessories!” 

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”Istanbul, my home. I love travelling, but home is where I find peace.” 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”I would like to say cheeseburgers, but I’m on a diet.”

WHAT DID YOU LOOK LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL? 
”Like most teenagers, I dressed in band t-shirts, Converse sneakers and jeans.”

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
Skinny jeans, loafers and probably a hat or big earrings.

WHY IS FASHION IMPORTANT?
”It is such a huge industry and we’re all part of it. Fashion is important, but style is even more important. Style is a way of expressing ourselves and gives a first impression – which always matters. Personally, I have to forecast and analyse the current fashion and trends, but I don’t feel I have to follow them.”

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
”The 1920s. I wouldn’t miss any of the Great Gatsby parties!”

WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”My hats. Winter or summer doesn’t matter, I always wear a hat.”

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Sunglasses. I never get enough of them.”

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”Yves Saint Laurent, he was such a big talent and an icon in the fashion world.”

WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”Charcoal masks.”

WHO DO YOU STALK ON INSTAGRAM ?
”The Kardashians! Never following but sometimes stalking…”

 

Adam Katz Sinding is the photographer behind Le 21ème. Follow his work on @le21eme

GAMZE BIRAN

WHAT Fashion blogger, stylist and vlogger

WHERE Istanbul

INSTAGRAM @gamzebiran

WEBSITE gamzebiran.com

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