I’ve been dabbling with the idea of donning a turban for some time now – yes, I’m a self-confessed latecomer – and on my travels I discovered Lancashire designer Charlotte Taylor‘s eerily glamorous lookbook for her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.
The weather in Cape Town is suitably morose at present, so I’m currently warming up with Charlotte’s eccentric print-on-print decadence. The way the images are shot and styled is almost as if this winsome model is the last member of some debauched dynasty, waiting out the storm in an abandoned mansion.
I love the use of irreverently bright animal and insect prints and the wanton glamour of the jools and embellishments paired with big eyes and solemn little lips.
Her 2010 Autumn/Winter collection also caught my eye – a brightly panelled mix of cheerleaderesque stripes, A-line skirts and exaggerated silhouettes.