>> 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… silky? The most luxurious PVC known to human touch? Sexy 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.