It saddens me that may days of perpetual summer are, for the meantime, over. I've been back from my Slovenian sojourn for but a week and the shops are already full of darker tones and chunky knits. I've not seen a proper English winter for over a year since I've been wandering the globe, sunning myself in the likes of India, Laos, Malaysia....the list goes on, and as you may have guessed, I am somewhat reluctant to embrace the cold. That and the fact that I think I may have actually forgotten how to dress for Autumn/Winter. Nevertheless I find solace in the idea that even though the days may be shorter and the nights colder, there will always be inspiration from afar to send my mind spiralling back into my days of wandering.
Thus, in true cross-season spirit, I spent ages trawling the web for recent editorials that don't leave me thinking that summer's actually, official over and I found this very on trend Geisha inspired shoot by Sebastian Mader for Vogue Russia, August (because we still have one day left...).
Covering almost all of AW 2012's biggest trends from print on print and convex curves to gothic grunge and my favourite, brocade, stylist Natasha Royt rocks the Geisha vibe with an accessory rich oriental opulence meets all-Russian ritz.
A polar opposite to Marie Claire Australia's interpretation in The Flower & The Willow back in July, no?
Images: Visual Optimism