Sunday, 15 May 2011

Truths and roses have thorns about them.

All clothing, Lindsey Thornburg.

Lindsey Thornburg is an American designer who has rather enchanted me. She studied philosophy in Santa Barbara, but then went on to design school in L.A. where she created her first dress collection. However in 2006 she visited Peru (having already moved to New York) and returned inspired, going on to produce a collection of cloaks. And that, I believe, is where things got really interesting.

Cloaks bring to mind witches and wizards and mystery and magic. A cloak can be sexy or geeky, playful or mysterious, funny or dark. Cloaks represent what I love about good fashion - they enhance character and still allow for experimentation. And with an entire collection of them, each one different and beautiful in its own right, I am happy to say that Thornburg does this noble garment more than enough justice.

In F/W 2010, Lindsey Thornburg released her first RTW collection which only extended the charm of her cloaks to dresses and trousers and jackets and all number of wonderful things. As far as I can tell she is continuing to blossom, and is showing no sign of slowing down any time soon.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Inspiration Friday: Searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.


Today is Friday the Thirteenth, so the theme for today's Inspiration Friday is all things superstitious.

Superstition has always fascinated me, the idea that a tiny action or charm could change a person's luck for better or worse. In a world that is obsessed proving things through scientific evidence, it's amazing that millions upon millions of people still believe in these traditions that we have no logical explanation for. But although I admit it's probably silly, there will always be something that stops we walking under a ladder or opening an umbrella indoors. Just in case.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Let the rain fall down and wash this world away.

Georgina Stojiljkovic photographed by Ben Hassett for Vogue Germany, May 2010.

I have returned! I cannot apologise enough for absent for so long, a combination of a trip away, looming exams and a hectic personal life are responsible. I will just say how lovely it was to see that you all kept checking ISTT and didn't give up on me, and I'd also like to thank you for the positive response I got to my last post. Both of those things mean a lot. 

Now, let's move on to the actual post because this is starting to sound like an award acceptance speech. This fashion story is from exactly a year ago and I love it just as much. I still haven't seen a better use of water in a shoot since, and I think it deserves a lot of credit for managing to look sexy, fashionable and classy with a dripping, naked model in almost every shot. Plus, I love the contrast of the shoot being so dark and wet as we are just getting into summer, and it reminds me of a lovely walk I took in the middle of a thunderstorm while I was away. It was magic.