You can just imagine it, you've probably experienced the exact same day, being told by a teacher that the adult world is upon you and, for lack of a better term, "you need to get your shit together!". It's a real kick up the bum and makes you look at your interests and decide what you want to do as a career (although döt is pretty against having to decide at 18 years old what you should do for the rest of your life - but that's another post altogether!).
It's at this point that you desperately hope for a fairy godmother to appear, sprinkle some magical 'girl boss' glitter all over you and voilà, you realise exactly what you want to do! But oh fair maiden, this is no fairytale. Except for one Turkish student who received her very own fairy godmother message on Instagram (it's 2017 after all) from none other than French blogger princess, Camille Charrière.
Eda Onay, 18 year old fashion enthusiast (or as her blog suggests, fashion wonderer) from Turkey was a thumb-touch away from deactivating her blog's Instagram after getting pumped up by her Biology teacher to study more, when *cue glitter fall from ceiling* she received a message from long time inspiration, Camille.
"She said she had been following my account for a while [brain spasm] and liked the organisation of my Instagram feed and offered me an internship [brain dead!]", JUST CASUALLY?! I honestly would have been looking around for Ashton Kutcher at this point! #punk'd?
So what really caught Camille's eye? A part from Eda's fierce accumulation of personal and street style (including all things Balenciaga - yas girl!), exactly what caught mine; her spotlight worthy fashion-meets-art edits. Or as Camille has dubbed them: Impreshoensim
Upon seeing Eda's edits and then reading in her Instagram bio she is, "intern of @camillecharriere",
I gawked profusely and then knew I had to contact her and ask about her inspiration (and obviously HOW she scored that role)...
What was the inspiration behind these edits?
EO: The edits I saw on [Milan based Graphic Artist, Ege Islekel] @egeislekel where he mixes art with fun stuff like Instagram icons. He even mixed 'The Creation of Adam' with fidget spinners and I just love them all. I got inspired and when I saw Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's art on Pinterest, the idea came to me... "What would it be like if I put the long, purple Balenciaga knife boot on it?"
I shared it on Instagram and surprisingly my followers really liked it so I kept doing them. I'm still searching for pictures of art works that include similar dresses or shoes [that can be swapped with] must have accessories from our [current] fashion: art meets fashion.
Who is your favourite artist?
EO: I don't have a favourite but I really love [at the moment] Franz Kline, Henri Matisse and Jean Arp.
Seriously, check this girl out! Her edits are enchanting and it is in no way shocking that she was picked up by one of fashion blogging's darlings! Eda thinks she is the lucky one in this situation but we think it's Camille who struck gold at the end of her rainbow!
Top image: Seated Dancer in Pink Tights by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1890, Edit by Eda Onay in Balenciaga SS17, via @edaonay
Written by Camilla