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Designer Zeynep Kartal supports Syrian Refugees

Designer Zeynep Kartal supports Syrian Refugees

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I was very grateful to recently be invited to attend a charity fashion show in aid of Syrian Refugees at the Turkish Ambassadors london residence by designer Zeynep Kartal. The collection was divine, the location was surreal and for such a great cause, just an altogether wonderful evening!

Zeynep is deeply passionate about supporting the cause of the Syrian Refugees. Naively I didn’t realise the scale of the problem until she shared some facts about this tragic crisis. Approximately 13.5 million Syrians mainly women and children have been forced out of their homes into neighbouring countries and to date 3 million Syrians have registered in Turkey. Turkey is providing the largest scale hosting to refugees in the world.

More importantly the ‘Kizilaykart’ project in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme and Turkish Red Crescent aim to assist school aged Syrian children to cope with their new environment, culture and the destructive effects war could have had on them. This charity is doing an incredible job but help is still needed.

The collection was inspired by and reflected the Syrians plight with the entire collection being in white and black. Black for the suffering they have endured and white for the hope of brighter things for their future.

The collection was utterly divine, boho chic at its best.  Nostalgic images of my mother in the 60’s/70’s hit me. Lace, ruffles, delicate femininity combined with sharp tailoring. Checkout a few of my pictures of this stunning collection.  I was also wearing one of Zeynep’s pieces on the night and honestly felt like a fairytale princess. The hair by Inanch London complimented the collection perfectly as the models glid down the catwalk like retro’s goddess’. Styled by Kelvin Barron and Makeup by Scarlett Burton. The backstage team did an incredible job.

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Then there was my stunning dress.. Sorry but just have to share these piccies.

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If you wish to donate please contact Turkey Red Crescent Society Ref Zeynep Eagle Fashion Show

With thanks to Harriet at HPR London.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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