Dayan: Hello Gul, it is a pleasure to have you a guest in our interviews section at House of Candamil. I personally have followed your career for a while, since I lived in Istanbul a few years back. Since then, I fell in love with feminine designs, high-waisted silhouettes and use of color, but more than your clothes, I admired you as a woman, one who is determined to go out there, following her dreams, getting things done.
D: Every street corner has its own fashion scene in İstanbul which I find it very inspirational. Turkish women are brave and open to anything new when it comes to fashion without loosing their own taste of style.
D: 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. Define your year in a few words…
G: Challenging in business and appreciative in health and life.
D: After yours, of course, what are your top three boutiques to shop while in Istanbul?
G: Beymen, Antique boutiques in Cihangir area and Grand Bazaar.
D: We know you enjoy food and like to cook, recommend us your 3 favorite restaurants in Istanbul.
G: Aleko for fish, Hünkar for Turkish cuisine and Delicatessen for wine&Dine with friends after work.
D: Let’s talk about routines: what is the first you do in the morning?
G: Drink glass of water, breakfast although i have been doing IF for a while, then off to work.
D: Do you have any beauty secrets? Can you share your best one with us?
G: I don’t think i have any :) wash my face and apply a Vitamin E oil. I wash my hair with soap.
D: You are a successful entrepreneur. Which tips would you give to a woman who wants to launch their own fashion line and survive this competitive market?
G: The best advice I can give is what ever they want to create let it be perfect. Let quality and uniqueness come first.
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