Despite the tender age, Sezcherie's presence and looks have a timeless quality to them, paying homage to the 60s and 70s as well as incorporating elements from classical Hollywood, westerns, film noir, and more. This year, she is turning her aesthetic it into a brand.
The short diary piece, shot by filmmaker and photographer Undine Markus, explores femininity and Sezcherie's eclectic inspirations, spanning Playboy, mid-century design and Turkish cinema. Take a look into her sassy everyday life below.
What are the three things that define you?
Confident, nostalgic and sassy
How would you describe your style?
It’s infused with vintage inspirations. I’m a lover of the past with modern interpretations.
What are your main aesthetic inspirations?
I tend to love anything that looks like it has some history to it. With nostalgia, comes a tendency of belonging. I feel that I definitely belong in the eras that have passed.
What interests you about the 60s and 70s so much?
I grew up watching westerns, old crime films, classic Turkish 1960’s films, it’s been planted into me. I chose to live and breathe these aesthetics and treasure them whilst growing. I love the simplicity and the idea of them being the next big thing. I resonate with the colours and how gold was so alluring. I love my gold.
Apart from gold, what are some of the things you can’t live without?
I don’t know who I would be without my collection of specially acquired vintage. I don’t think I’d be able to live without it. I also love shock and drama. It does things to people that they cannot not provoke themselves. Films are a beautiful way of telling a story, the audience can interpret it in any way they wish and take whatever they like.
In that case, what are some of your favourite films?
This list could go forever, but I love the dance scene in Scarfacewhere Elvira completely sasses Tony. I live and breathe sass. I also love the film American Hustle – it has been one of my biggest inspirations in life. I have a lot of favourite scenes form it but, again, I do love the scene where Richie and Sydney go dancing. There’s an element of freedom that I fervently desire; they both let down their covers. The cinematography is stunning.
Is there anything you collect and why?
I collect vintage Playboy. If you ask why, it features more written pieces than nudity. The advertisements are gold. Vintage advertisements are so untouchable yet tangible; a brilliant thing to compare us to the world today. I also have been collecting photograph negatives after coming across a beautiful small album of negatives which seemingly looks like a family’s holiday around Europe. I managed to track down the year 1957, but that is all I know now. The photos are beautiful and I cannot wait to do something with them.
What is your definition of art and creativity?
Art and creativity are so individual, we all have it in different ways. It’s like when you tell ten people to draw something in front of them, they all have an interpretation so different from one another – and that is the beauty of it all. My creativity is defined by the narratives I choose to create. I love telling stories, whether fictional or not. The past plays an important role to me – like teaching everyone about a past occurrence with a personal style and twist
How has London influenced your style and outlook on life?
London has definitely taught me how fast-paced life can be. I enjoy it. For some reason, London makes you realise how quickly time passes in the hustle and bustle of the city.
What gets you out of bed every morning?
Change. I am longing for change in in my life that I cannot wait to accomplish and continuously work hard on.
What is your relationship with social media?
Social media, when you use it to your advantage, can bring amazing things. I’ve been using Instagram longer than I can remember and I can tell you that it has brought me to great opportunities. I love sharing my inspirations and work at the same time.
film and interview UNDINE MARKUS
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