Istanbul / by Mike Tyle

Hey, hey! While a lot has been happening the past month or so. I thought I'd fill you in on the highlights. Not that a week long flu left me with a lot to wright about... but the past week had me back in action and work had me shipped off to Turkey for a couple of days.

It sounds more glamorous than it actually was as I spent most the time between sitting in traffic and sitting in a suppliers office MAKING FASHION HAPPEN! It's a hard business but someone has to do it. I am incredibly grateful to have had the chance to get out of the office and working with the supplier and their factories. It really makes you feel connected to the product and creative as opposed to typing info into PDM all day.

While I am sad I didn't get to see more of the city itself I am lucky to be going back in a couple months for a week long vacation which I am sure to see a whole other side of the city!

One of the joys, aside from the nicest people and great food, was the hotel. We stayed at the new chic Le Meridien, which was spectacular (and huge). My room overlooked the bridge between Europe and Asia... not much more is needed to be said. The shower alone was worth it making up for the long car rides, damn you traffic!

Morning view from my hotel room.

My coworker amongst the new seasons fabrics which took us hours to sort through.

Shirts ready to be sewn!

Ready for bed after a long day.