A shirtdress amongst the rusty leaves

Plaid Pauline Alice Cami dress - Carlotta StermariaThis was in October, in Paris, before I left for Thailand – with Noctvrna, we couldn’ see each other as often as we would have liked since I had moved to another city, and we had settled to meet for a photo shoot before I took the plane for vacations. Since winter sewing is not really my thing, all I had for her was this shirtdress, reminiscent of fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. Continue reading A shirtdress amongst the rusty leaves

The blitz

Last saturday morning in Bangkok, I woke up to the sound of the rain pouring heavily, intensely in the street, as it does in Asia. It only took me two steps to reach for my phone in the tiny bedroom we occupied in our guesthouse. It was about five in the morning, and the notifications I received from the Le Monde app made me shiver. I spent the next hours exchanging messages with my close ones. Where are you? Do not move. Do you know where is… Where are… They should stay there. They should turn off the lights. Above all, please, please be careful. And while waiting anxiously for answers, we checked frantically news websites and social networks. Oh, to wait greedily for new elements, to go deeper and deeper in the horror, until it hurts, until you can’t breathe, until your heart seems to break.  Continue reading The blitz