• Love this concertina beach scene print on @marios_official tote available at @therefineryhk now! #PMQIS
  • Congrats to my cousin @elizabethlauldn and her new shop @therefineryhk in the new PMQ building @PMQHKDesign #PMQIS much love for @BernstockSpeirs bunny ears!
  • Love that I always see the best pieces by Brit designers abroad @nicoll_studio @liger_hk
  • Swash land at @liger_hk Patterson St store #SwashLondon
  • Patchwork chair by Brut Cake at @littlethingmag shop in OCT Loft Shenzhen

>> I'm supposed to be ahead of the game with nine hours extra according to my pocket watch but light like this, even if it isn't strictly speaking summer in Sydney, is still very distracting.  Especially when it's blasting in to a lovely corner hotel room (I get very excited over building corner rooms) that has been freshly cleaned.  It's the sort of light I've not had flooding into my apartment back in rain-dogged London in a while.  Suffice to say, I'm mighty happy to once again be down in Australia and I'm officially checking in here to say that I'll be in Sydney for the next few days and then in Melbourne from Friday for four days to do my talks for Portable and to also see bits of MBFWA.  I got my Brisbane talk done and dusted on Friday and wanted to thank everyone who made it out there.  Unfortunately you were a little bit like my guinea pig audience, in the run-up to the Sydney and Melbourne talks, but thankfully it wasn't as horrific as I thought it was going to be.

Back in Sydney, I popped into the nearby newly annointed Lover store in the Strand Arcade and paid homage to my rain drenched hometown with this Zhora rain cape (available online on Alice Euphemia I think) in a smoke-grey plastic from their Southern hemisphere A/W 12 collection.  Anything see-through of course is a plus for me and I'm no stranger to plastic garments but I have to commend Lover for picking out a particular plastic that feels… how do I say this without sounding insane… silkyThe most luxurious PVC known to human touchSexy plastic jelly?  Whatever it is, this simple cape is enhanced by details such as two leather snap straps at the collar and is cut in a way so it doesn't simply look like I've gone and cut a hole out of a binliner and popped it over my head, although I'm in favour of any effective raincover, well-cut or not.  It's a pretty sunlight filter right now in my hotel room but it will be hauled out should any future downpours occur.  

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Comments (21)

  1. I attended your presentation in Brisbane on Friday and it was definitely not horrific Susie, quite the opposite in fact :) Hope you have a lovely stay in Australia.

  2. Natalie says:

    Lucky you… its raining cats & dogs here in the UK!
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  3. RIYKA says:

    look at that light!!!!! can we have some of it here in moody london??
    and that plastic looks like fine silk hanging like that, brilliant!
    have fun :))

  4. Joana Gomes says:

    Gaaah, everytime I hear about these lectures I think ¬´Nooo, it’s not fair – I want to hear Susie talk too!¬ª Oh well, life’s not fair. Anyway..What lovely light, I miss it in here too, and what a nice cape – I love it.
    xo Joana

  5. Nathan Niche says:

    wow the coat looks gorgeous and im glad the talk went talk.this rain coat is very pretty and so is the light, i guess anything that is pentrable with vision gets u all giddy lol, hence ur love for simone rocha’s plastic cased lace and resin lol..
    u’re lucky to get out of london, the weather washout is awful.. completely depressing and annoying… hv fun in aussie land! lol ;)
    xx nathan.niche
    -FIND YOUR NICHE-
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  6. Serdane says:

    Can’t wait to read your visions about the fashion week there !
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  7. Great photos, and oh I wish I had this lovely cape, it is raining so heavily in the UK:/
    xxx
    Kat
    http://thehazardousarea.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. Deadly Bite says:

    That light is really beautiful *O* (and so are your pics :P)
    I hope you’re having a great time in Australia!
    Love! xx

  9. Oh, I wish I could find that fabulous rain cape here in the US.
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  10. Jackie says:

    OMG that coat is amazinggg!

  11. Michelle says:

    Such beautiful photos Susie, that rain cape looks incredible. Best of luck with your talks!
    Michelle / http://www.daisybutter.com

  12. Shamballa says:

    Inspiring photo… I have similar in my wardrobe ;)

  13. Shai says:

    Enjoy your stay in Australia!
    That rain cape looks fabulous and works well as a curtain too ;)

  14. Nora says:

    This cape is amazing. I’ve always wanted an excellent one.
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  15. beautician says:

    It’s a pretty sunlight filter right now in my hotel room but it will be hauled out should any future downpours occur.

  16. Loving the sweet details that the bride, Krystle, and her mother, came up with for the big day.

  17. I always use SPF for myself and my kids. I’ve heard that the greater the number, the greater the protection, is a myth.

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  19. jamal says:

    I love the casual look more than ever. I just can wear it anywhere I go.
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