CHARLIE MAY S15 SNIPPET


A small edit of the S15 presentation, lensed by Kasia Bobula.

On Sunday I presented my SS15 presentation on Rathbone Place in London, as most of you saw via instagram I am sure :) Super happy with the way it turned out, can the interiors just be my living room already? I worked with interiors designers Palm to create foliage surrounding the daybed furniture and marble plinths. Adidas sponsored the footwear and we covered the slides with the matte rubberised leather from the collection, the illustrations on light blue neoprene are a collaboration with Clym Evernden. Now gearing up to head to Milan and Paris fashion weeks!

 



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WIN £1000 WITH MCQ AT SELFRIDGES


Wearing: McQ x Yoshiyasu Tamura sweatshirt, Céline skirt, Adidas shoes

Just your average Monday morning hanging out with a giant McQ manga bunny rabbit..! McQ has collaborated with Selfridges to house a giant rabbit – inspired by the man himself, Lee McQueen when he famously came out at the end of his 2008 show wearing a giant rabbit costume (I think I need to try this for my next show)! 

This collaboration was created by Japanese artist Yoshiyasu Tamura and you can find him on the third floor of Selfridges. In fact, McQ and Selfridges are encouraging you to take a selfie with the rabbit, and upload it onto your social channels hashtagging ‘McQBunny’ and @ing McQ and theofficialselfridges, to be in with a chance of winning £1000 to spend in store on McQ and their new Manga inspired collection. There’s also an exclusive in store, the hand painted leather biker jacket, with only three in the whole world existing and painted by the artists own hand. Also, the grey flocked sweatshirt with a limited edition of 200 pieces. SO now you have no reason to not head to Selfridges to shop and snap your pictures. Remember to be as creative as possible to win – they will literally let you climb on him so the possibilities are endless!!

 

SEPTEMBER


Wearing: All Saints leather jacket, Zara shirt, Joseph trousers, Adidas kicks, Triangl bag, Céline sunglasses

I’ve never been one who particularly feels they can pull off a leather jacket, reserved for the cool girls or the “models off duty”, which I have ever been, but more and more I’m feeling comfortable in my own skin (mainly since a juice cleanse and plenty of exercise over the summer) and wanting to experiment with what I wear; whether that be baggy, comfy or dressed up.

This asymmetric guy from All Saints had me at hello, side patch pocket! Obsessed with the almost awkward non-collar too. It’s been living on my body since it’s arrival via post last week. I’ve always been more of an online shopper, and All Saints have so many good things going on right now. They have this guy in denim, neoprene and shearling too! I heard they have some new members on their design team originally from the Margiela headquarters, which explains why their leather is so bang on.

Photos by Shini

 

WITH/WITHOUT



Feeling a little miz as the cold starts rolling in and summer is fast disappearing past all memory. Going back through some old photos I found this look, from July I think, when I stumbled upon these Haider Ackermann shorts in the HN sale; that perfect find when you wonder how you ever lived without a piece in your wardrobe. Worn with another favourite, this easy Thomas Tait bomber jacket picked up at his recent sample sale in East London. Feeling textured all-black a lot these days it would seem.

Photos via instagram

 

OFF DUTY



This week I discovered that Zalando Lounge has finally opened to the UK! I was on the hunt for some more laid back footwear (as if I don’t have enough trainers – addicted I must be), and these navy satin Reeboks caught my attention. Even more for the price than the design, as the site is all about offering different flash sales every week, like a great shopping club, so make sure you check it out.

I’ve been living in these Charlie May split knee joggers on the run up to fashion week, they’re so easy to run around in and even better with this perfect light weight coat from Acne. Worn after a pretty amazing Yoga session yesterday with Glaceau Smart Water, can you see how zen I’m feeling?

Photos by India, in collaboration with Zalando. 

CHARLIE MAY AW14 CAMPAIGN



YES. The campaign is finally out, as well as the new collection being online - (knitwear and coats to follow next week). I am so excited, every season I am more and more happy with the brand and the exciting direction it’s taking. I loved the opportunity to work with two models for the first time; it creates a really great dynamic within the images I think. Gotta go as super busy with the new collection on the run up to fashion month just around the corner!

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Styling by Nobuko Tannawa, Photography by Atlanta Rascher, Make up by Emma Williams and Hair by Alexander Soltermann

BAGGY LEATHERS



YES! I have exciting news my friends, after taunting you all this week on instagram with these leather trousers from my AW14 collection, they are now available to buy! Finally hey :) We still have an insane sale going on, trying to clear out the studio so all SS14 and back prices are 70% off and more.

I am really quite obsessed with these leathers; drop crotch, padded knees and welt zip fastening with matte black hardware.. I could run away and join a biker gang right this moment. 

Photos by Shini


 

CLEAN LINES



Talking about dressing for colder weather, is there anything better than a simple black cami dress, where the focus is solely on the clean lines and straps across the collarbone? (Just add chunky knitwear as the nights draw in!)

The new Fashion Weeks collection from H&M, is exactly what it says on the tin; coming out at the end of August it’s perfect timing for strong statement dressing for the fashion month ahead, it’s modern but quirky in a unique way, heavily focused on monochromatic minimalism. As usual we can rely on H&M to make high fashion wearable for everyone.

Shop the collection at H&M

 

THE CHARLIE MAY MOHAIR KNIT


Wearing: Charlie May mohair knit on Vanessa of The Haute Pursuit

The insanely beautiful Vanessa of The Haute Pursuit wearing my new season mohair knit. So happy that this small styling piece has turned into a major collection must have – from the front page of the Telegraph magazine to my first piece shot by Tommy Ton on Style.com streetstyle. The delicate fabric is composed by tiny strands of intertwined cotton, looping together with mohair trapped in between, very beautiful, I think you’ll agree.

(See the Charlie May mohair top here)

BACK TO THE CHUNKY KNIT



So, with the colder wetter days rolling into London, it’s on all our minds. Autumn is here. When I think about it though, Autumn is my favourite season; chunky knits, leather trousers, and with the weather still bearable enough to pull off slides and no coat. Crisper, colder days but with blaring sunshine, sunglasses are also still appropriate. The only thing is the temperamental element, when cycling to meet Shini yesterday I got caught mid-Dalston in a heaving downpour. We grabbed lunch and before you knew it, it was back to what you see here! I can handle that.

Feeling the need to introduce a bit of mild colour (you know that navy was heavily on my mind for Charlie May AW14) I’ve gone and bought this new knit from Acne. I’ve seen it in beige and black, but there was something about it in blue that grabbed my attention. The perfect neckline, revealing just enough of that black mesh Triangl bra, which incidentally is my new favourite underwear of choice. Perfect to tide me over until winter rolls in and I need to hide away in my new Eleven Everything x Charlie May merino polo neck.

Photos by Shini

 



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