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DIALOGUES / URBAN NOMADS / CANSU OZGUL
Cansu Ozgul is the epitome of an eclectic soul in transit. Currently based in New York, her roots link back to Turkey. She embodies the fast-paced New York lifestyle spending her days running her marketing agency, ContempCo. During her leisure hours, she enjoys relaxing with her dog, Picasso. With her busy lifestyle of travelling, and being a power entrepreneur, her style lends to being authentic, yet practical.
Q / A FEW WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR LIFESTYLE
A / Doing what I love, and being inspired living between Istanbul and New York.
Q / WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN DRESSING FOR THE DAY AHEAD OF YOU?
A / I usually put together my look for the day, either to wear it in a way that allows me to disguise myself, or to truly represents myself.
Q / TELL US A FUN FACT ABOUT YOU?
A / Outside of design and creating, I started making jams a couple of years ago. It was something that always reminded me of home and through realizing how meditative it was, I decided to pursue this passion and created JamsuByCansu because #jamsarecheaperthantherapy.
Q / HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
A / I like to mix the authenticity of my culture with a few higher end, quality pieces. This way, I feel that I am connected to my roots, but still remain authentic to myself.
Q / HOW DO YOU RESONATE WITH BEING AN ‘URBAN NOMAD’?
A / I definitely resonate with being an ‘urban nomad’, as my roots are from Turkey but I moved to New York 9 years ago and now this city has become my second home. When you move to a new place, the environment becomes a part of your life journey. I am a nomad because I always feel like I‘m a New Yorker, but I don’t belong here – there remains a fine line between the two. I play the game by its rules when I’m here, but I make sure that I don’t lose my identity.
Q / LEAVE US WITH A FEW WORDS THAT YOU LIVE BY
A / Time is surreal; focus on creating.
FOLLOW CANSU ON INSTAGRAM: @CANSUOZGUL
AND EXPLORE HER CREATIVE AGENCY WWW.CONTEMPCO.COM