(Lila Skirt: Gary Pepper Vintage, Grey tee: Witchery, Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell, Fur Clutch: Vintage, Lampshade: Vintage) On the weekend Luke and I went down to Sydney and returned to the whimsical woods where i shot my first lookbook for the store. My talented friend Chad who is helping me out with some little projects also came along and shot some behind the scenes footage of my Solestruck.com collaboration which i will hopefully be posting very soon! It was such a cute day and we couldn't believe our luck when the clouds cleared just before sunset to give us this intense gold afternoon light. It only made my outfit (and large lampshade hat?) even more dreamy and had me wishing for springs warmer weather to finally arrive.
These photos are also a sneak peek of one of my new designs coming to the store very very soon - The "LILA" skirt. I read the name Lila in a book a few weeks ago and knew straight away that it belonged to this skirt. I fell in love with it even more when i discovered it had a beautiful meaning. Within Hinduism it means 'pastime' or 'play' and in some beliefs means the spontaneous activity of the creation of the world. It is the new version and loving sister to my "AKIRA" skirts and will be a staple piece for my spring wardrobe. The design is still simple and clean but I made a few minor adjustments like lining the skirt with a tulle underlay to give you that light, whimsical flare from the waist and i also removed the elastic and just added a small zip and button to give you a clean satin waist band. Seeing as these are a little more intricate than the AKIRA'S they're taking a a little longer for my dressmaker to finish but hopefully will be ready in a few weeks time, and perhaps around the same time when the weather decides to return to a much warmer and bearable temperature! I can hardly type anything today because my fingers are too cold!
In saying that, i hope you're all inside staying nice and toasty. My new collection will be up on facebook tonight so have a browse and try to keep warm with a hot cup of tea, or two :)
PS. Any suggestions on to what colours you would like to see the LILA in?