Our long last memories always find its way back to life! With a scent or just to see a familiar place… ‘’I love when Istanbul is deserted even if for a short while. At such times, it makes me feel peaceful even to watch the city from a car window.’’ Yaprak Medine.We meet with Yaprak on a rainy day to go on a advanture in the mysterious streets of Istanbul. Based İstanbul re-discovers the most precious city! 

Do you believe a familiar scent can take us to our long lost memories?

Maybe it’s something everybody experienced before but the effect of it on me is more than any memories. A familiar scent, with this scent all the emotions I had before about that memory comes back to life. And I found myself looking for people.

How would you define the culture of street food in İstanbul?
I can say street food, is one of the things what makes İstanbul special. It has no limits. You can find something that will tempt you each second.

What is a day like in İstanbul, defines you?

It’s calm… I love when Istanbul is deserted even if for a short while. At such times, it makes me feel peaceful even to watch the city from a car window.
What do you dream about when you explore the streets of İstanbul?
When I wonder around the streets of İstanbul, in some moments I dream about what I experienced in these streets and sıme moments I think about I come back to these places after a long break.
In partnership with Les Benjamins
Creative Direction by Duygu Bengi
Interview by Zeynep Şahin
Fashion by Burak Sanuk
Videography by Cemre Okyay
Starring Yaprak Medine, wearing Les Benjamins Placoat & T-shirt