Destination / Postcards

We spent a perfect weekend in Sydney with fashion buyer and consultant Ilkin Kurt

Make it a date. We’ve been admirers of fashion buyer, designer and consultant Ilkin Kurt for years – and her sharp eye for design, personal style and encyclopaedic insight into the fashion industry makes her a woman we want to get to know even better. From an afternoon at the Art Gallery of NSW to vintage shopping on Newtown’s King Street, Kurt shares postcards from a weekend in Sydney, always with her R.M.Williams bucket bag in tow.

“Always on the hunt for a vintage magazine. These days I’m quite into cinemographs. Luckily found a unique magazine full of Fellini and Godard!”

“A small walk in the neighbourhood. South King Street in Newtown has some great vintage/antique stores.”

“I can spot a rare item from a big shiny mess. I guess it is my DNA considering my both grandparents were all artisans.”

“Rugs and 1982 Mercedes.”

“Also, another thing I inherited from my grandma is negotiating.”

“Exciting day ahead … hunting for a wooden framed mirror for my living room. Mirrors are perfect for reflecting natural light and the scenery from outside, also they create the illusion of depth and space.”

“Blending in. A perfect place to match with your outfit. Not sure if it is a coincidence or sub-conscious choice?”

“My ideal Sunday … Late afternoon visit to NSW Art Gallery when pretty much everyone is ready to leave the museum. Obsessed with this room as 15th-19th century European art could be quite serious and sophisticated at the same time. Painting this room Pantone True Red definitely compliments the art work.”

“Everything is in the details … This beautiful Gustave Courtois, Étude de jeune fille, 1890 painting has always been one of my favourite.”

“The world becomes a better place with 5pm light … Last days of sunny days, grateful to share it with friends.”