^Serdar Gülgün’s Ottoman-era house, Macar Feyzullah Paşa Köşkü. Proenza Schouler silver-and-black silk knit dress, $3,950
^Not Constantinople^Cream silk, traditionally redolent of high tea in the tropics, is sophisticated and of-the-moment when accented with slivers of black leather. Ralph Lauren Collection silk georgette dress with leather detail.
^Palace Intrigue^The spectacular Bosporus-blue tiling of the Çinili Kös¸k—built in 1472 as a pleasure dome for Mehmet the Conqueror—is a glamorous setting for this cosmopolitan look from Dior. Blue silk strapless dress with front zip, black wool pants ($1,350), and pumps; Dior boutiques. Céline sunglasses. On him: Prada suit.
^Off the Market^The Egyptian Bazaar adjacent to the New Mosque has drawn the shopping crowd since the 17th century. Moss’s touring silhouette, meanwhile, is timelessly chic—a touch Old Hollywood, but with a graphic punch that’s very 2014. Dior black silk bodysuit ($2,900) and heels; Dior boutiques. Jason Wu cream-and-black embroidered linen skirt, $4,210
^Song of Solomon^Born in London to Nigerian parents, Ejiofor has won a BAFTA and a Laurence Olivier Award for earlier roles, but as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave he’s garnering both global renown and critical acclaim. Prada silk jacket and tie. Charvet shirt.
^Turkish Delight^Europe and Asia. Rosewater and black tea. White cutouts and silver spangles. The mystique is in the contradiction and contrast. Burberry Prorsum dress, $2,795
^Because the Night^Nothing has proved more perennially appealing for travel in hot climes than a white crepe suit. The key is to find one that’s truly distinctive—say, with a striking collar and an array of gleaming silver buttons. Michael Kors shirt jacket ($2,495), bodysuit ($550), and trousers ($1,150); select Michael Kors stores. Patricia Underwood straw hat. Jimmy Choo clutch. Juan Carlos Obando bracelet.
^Sultans of Swing^In a mirrored chamber resplendent with treasures, a sexy silhouette arrestingly combines gray jersey with pasha-posh silver lamé. Altuzarra henley bodysuit and metallic draped skirt ($2,995); skirt at net-a-porter.com. Dior stilettos.
^The Social Whirl^Spinning in their white-and-black traditional costumes, Mevlevi dervishes perform the sacred Sema ceremony at the Galata Mawlawi House. Moss is similarly mesmerizing in her full-skirted, ankle-length Proenza Schouler ivory silk cloque dress with foil pleats, $2,950; Proenza Schouler, NYC. Salvatore Ferragamo python clutch.
^Steam Heat^If black clothes signal city and white clothes connote balmy vacation, the message is obvious when the two colors are combined: languorous city interlude. (Afternoon in the Turkish baths, darling?) This BCBG Max Azria silk floral maxidress ($848; bcbg.com) is as weightless as a negligée. Jane Diaz/NY earrings.
^If These Walls Could Talk^A house surrounded by magnolia and fruit trees and crammed with artifacts from the courts of sultans reflects the eclectic spirit of the city—and the season. Etro abstract-print silk dress, $3,586; Etro, Beverly Hills.
^Sail Into The Sunset^Moss wears a breezy, sweet-but-sexy date look as they round the Golden Horn. Gucci navy polka-dot chiffon shirt ($995) and matching flared skirt ($2,100); select Gucci boutiques.
IT'S ALMOST THANKSGIVING?! WHAT?!
see you all tomorrow-sorry for the majour delay... you know... I had to deal with life for awhile
BUT I'M BACK, (bet you missed me)