I’m being followed by a rose shadow

Gül Gölge is a Turkish model/actress/TV host, born on this date in 1981 in Izmir. Here we find her involved with Western culture, sort of:

Gul Golge in a Starbucks

At 5’11¾”, she is seriously tall. The Turkish edition of InStyle Home put her on the cover last spring:

Gul Golge on InStyle Home

There exists a brief backstage video made in connection with the magazine cover story. Again, she seems rather Westernized.

Then there’s that name: “gül gölge” means, more or less, “rose shadow.” (Google Translate suggests “pink shade.”) And no, she’s not actually “following” me in any sense: her Twitter account is private, and anyway she’s been married for six years.


  1. Tatyana »

    28 September 2013 · 2:31 pm

    She looks very different on that cover – besides her hairstyle, no cords at her neck, and the hips are more substantial – but that’s to be expected, right?

    Aboyt turkish women being westernized: I have been reading archives of a new addition of my blogroll, a journal of a Russian woman who got married to a Turkish man (fellow microbiologist) and now for 14 years lives in Istanbul. Here’s her post with photos of her mother-in-law, in her youth (and with her son). The MIL is has been an architect, now she is 69: an elegant woman who loves to wear hats, paints marine landscapes, smokes, rather loud and opinionated and enjoys shocking people by demonstrating yoga poses, like lifting her leg over her head while seated on the back seat of a car…

  2. Jeffro »

    28 September 2013 · 4:13 pm

    Tall is good!

  3. Tatyana »

    29 September 2013 · 9:31 am

    Ay, apologies:
    this is the right link

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