Since discovering Toujours Toi and Family Affairs last year I've been wildly enamoured of the clothes, the styling, the mood and the poetic names and stories given to each piece. So when lovely Nina from Toujours Toi asked if I'd like to write the press release for her Family Affairs autumn/winter collection, I said, OHMYGOD WOOHOO, OF COURSE, ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY, or something in the affirmative to that effect.
To be able to delve into the references and inspirations for the collection was something I enjoyed every second of. I mean, come on, how can you beat re-watching scenes from Annie Hall on youtube and calling it *research*. Weirdly, a week or so before I heard from Nina I had been re-watching the video of Morrissey's Everyday is Like Sunday. When I was a child I would watch it over and over on a VHS tape I'd recorded from the TV. And Everyday is Like Sunday is the name and inspiration for the fall/winter 09 collection. See, it was meant to be.
The bio I wrote is here, and here's a bit of my blurb about the collection:
The name Everyday is Like Sunday comes from the Morrissey song, evoking feelings of melancholy, wandering, ennui, (the lyrics: every day is silent and grey; how I didn’t wish I was not here) but within that, a feeling of contentment. Other inspirations in the mix include listening to favourite records late at home on a Sunday, Annie Hall in the Hamptons, the sad beauty of fall, strolling through Paris in the rain with your best friend really tired but happy...together these references merge to set the feel of the fall / winter 09 collection.
I'm so in love with the collection, especially the stars, I'm obsessed with that star print. Here's a little taster, you can see the rest of the lookbook (and shop) on the site now.
Erm, my favourite ladies Au Revoir Simone also wear the collection = DYING.