A few bits of inspiration from May so far…
1. Amazing India
I’m just back from a trip to India to visit my friend Jo – of Under an Indian Sky – and it is hard to capture the experience in words without resorting to cliche. So instead, two pictures:
Of course the first has to be tea-themed. Here’s a scene we were rewarded with after a long, humid walk through the tea plantations near Munnar in Kerala.
And the second is an amazing sight that strolled past my sun lounger on Cherai beach, again in Kerala. I love this eldery lady’s style and elegant windswept look. Her beautiful colours, prints and draping made me feel quite ridiculous in my bikini.
2. A magical telling of Snow White
Last night I went to see Preljocaj’s Snow White at Sadler’s Wells. It was a magical show, not least due to the stunning costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. I was lucky enough to be in the third row from the front, so close I could appreciate the intricacies of the outfits. JPG really knows how to tell a story through clothes.
The final wedding outfit was an incredible hooped dress with fringing that moved like a dance of its own on the beautiful Snow White.
And the dominatrix-style get up of the wicked Queen couldn’t have been more appropriate and theatrical with the blood-stained cape and the cruel corsetry. Wow.