So what are some of the things that really inspire me during those R&D months? (All via Pinterest - where you can see a full range of things that have inspired my upcoming AW13 collection)
Architecture : Chateau de Chantilly, for a dramatic piece of history in a modern setting
Fashion sketches : Paul Iribe Jeanne Lanvin - Cleopatre Illustration from 1925, for offering a drop of glamour in our everyday lives
Expressive Models : Clara Settje, for bringing calm beauty to photographs like this one from Elle Denmark, June 2011
Great Designers : Carine Gilson, for reminding us that covering up can be far sexier than revealing it all
Wishing you all silk, lace, and all things lovely - and in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, wishing you all peace, security, and comfort in these challenging times.