The scene beyond my window is one of autumnal carnage.
All around, trees brazenly perform a seasonal striptease whilst the lusty wind carries away their lingerie leaves. Nature’s own Fire of London, the streets blaze with orange, red and riotous yellow.
A long, hard winter beckons.
With broderie anglaise, the briefest denim and flirty floral motifs, it may seem a little cruel to share these pictures from the Isabel Marant Spring 2011 lookbook. But what better motivation can there be to endure winter’s cruelest days?
They promise spring and summers to come.
Either that, or the impatient amongst us can bang up the central heating and make like we’re already there.