Linda Vongdara is a perfectionist. She cares so much about everything in her collection that she has only a few pieces.
She tries everything, and if it's not as confortable as she hopes, she cut again, and again until finding the right fit.
Her clothes look incredibly simple but when you wear it you feel it is very well thought.
Everything is made in France and the materials are only natural ones : silk, cotton, cashemire and virgin wool.
For her first collection, Linda Vongdara was inspired by fetichism and uniform. Very sexy meets severe.
For my first look, Linda chooses a corset and a leather skirt. I'm a little bit afraid. Last time I tried a corset I barely could breathe. She insists. I don't want to be rude, after all she is the designer, so I try it.
She helps me gripping it
Is it tied now ?
It's so strange it is just like another skin.
It is soft but perfectly fitted.
When I ask her why she choose this look for me, she explains that she wanted to breake with strong and sexy pieces my angel face !
For the second look she wants me to wear a t-shirt with trousers under a beautiful coat that I noticed immediatly when I came into her showroom.
And when I talked to her about Charlotte Gainsbourg's coat, my obsession of last winter, and the way her coat makes me think about it, she tells me that it's funny because she wanted to play with my Gainsbourg attitude !
We go out on the terrace for a few pictures, it's still a bit cold outside, the wind is very fresh but I cannot feel anything, just the sweetness of the coat. I feel so good inside this coat that I look for an emergency exit I could take to run away... unsuccesfully.
I give her back regretfully thinking very strongly about summer season coming trying to let it go. Can't wait for winter sales to be able to get it !
Pictures by Yulya Bazzy