Monthly Archives: September 2011

THE WOMEN ON MENSWEAR DAY

Just as impressive as the men this London Fashion Week I think. The sun was finally out for the final day so we could truly enjoy it! I’ll be sorry not to be going to Paris this season, I had such an amazing time in February. I’m a little over fashion week now, seeing as I’ve been making a collection for the last few months; I need a fashion break! 

OIL SLICK

Wearing: Ann Demeulemeester blazer and top, Charlie May skirts, Dr Martens shoes, Dominic Jones ring
Wearing my new Dr Martens from the First and Forever campaign, so in love with them! Also, if you want to see more of my outfit in a ‘taking over the world’ kind of way check here. See what I mean?
Heehee, Thanks Jen for the photos!

THE MEN ON MENSWEAR DAY

Always my favourite day of fashion week, menswear day. It always seems calmer (although not so much this season!) and there are much more personal style gems for keen eyes to spot.

CONCEAL YOUR HEEL

As some of you may remember, I was scouring the internet to get a closer look at the Simone Rocha shoes last season and I finally got to see the updated version in the London showroom this week. From pony hair to clear plastic, this Spring/Summer 2012 are even more amazing. I love the cross stitching and there was even a flat pair with a round chunky plastic heel.

SLICK BACK

Wearing: Charlie May leather jacket and sheer tank and belt, vintage shirt, Jil Sander trousers, Acne shoes, AA clutch and Dominic Jones rings

Outfit on LFW day 4 inspired by total babe Celestine Cooney sporting her tight bun and leather jacket all fashion week. I had so many compliments on the jacket, it’s amazing to be able to tell people that I designed it. For those of you interested, I will be going into production soon, trying to get a web shop up and running as well as a website asap. Email me with your orders, like this leather jacket and I can start preparing. It’s been so amazing getting such great feedback from you guys, I can’t wait to see you all wearing it too!

 Email info(at)charlie-may.co.uk

GILES SS12

Aside from the embarrassing situation where I was put in Jessie J’s seat and then moved to sit with Vogue instead (show off to a total bad start), as soon as the lights went down and the music begun all bad feelings were forgotten. At the start of the catwalk there was a scrunched up foil back drop, a perfect clue for what was to come. Inspired by Baba Beaton: ‘A Symphony in Silver’ and The Bowes Museum’s ‘Silver Swan’, a huge white swan in ostrich feathers led the way with a white silk trousers suit underneath for the first look, followed by outfits in reds, silvers and pinks with laser cut patterns of clouds and swans, finishing with elegant evening gowns in silks and ostrich plumes taking up the whole catwalk sweeping up forgotten feathers. My favourite without a doubt was all the silver pieces, matching the invitations of silver shredded paper masks, Giles definitely gave us the most dramatic show of LFW.

 This ticket was sponsored by Glaceau Vitamin Water

RECUPERATION

Wearing: Ann Demeulemeester jacket, Helmut Lang knit, Charlie May crop top, Haider Ackermann trousers, Acne shoes and American Apparel clutch.
Another picture pinched from the Vogue Italia site taken from the 4th day. There was a distinct lack of outfit posts during London Fashion Week so I’m trying to pick up the pieces now. Now, I am off to Devon for some much needed recuperation, see you all soon!

MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF SS12

This was without a doubt the most fun I had ever had at a fashion show! First up kinderwhores came out dancing around with powder puffs whilst the models started to filter out wearing the candy dream collection; lots of hearts and lace with cutout dresses that looked like they were made out of paper. Then little ballerina girls came out and did a little show, we thought it was all over until a gold curtain fell down at the back to reveal a pyramid of models dressed regally, all in pastel. My favourite hands down was the pink cape with bodysuit pictured last, the wigs with pink hair dye randomly applied and the awesome glitter platform cake shoes, everything was so incredible! The music just made you want to dance and everyone had the biggest smile on their faces, I wish all catwalk shows were this fun.

ROKSANDA ILINCIC SS12

I really loved all the small details that went along in Roksanda Ilicic’s SS12 collection; like the hard rope belts in orange and red with the box pleats flowing out over the top, darts on the outside of some of the dresses and the interestingly awkward sleeves. The whole collection was so feminine and classic but still had an edgyness to it. The soft feminine clothes played against the styling perfectly; neon heels on the Nicholas Kirkwood shoes were modern and cool whilst the beanie hats seemed to chill it all down a notch too. 

This ticket was sponsored by Glaceau Vitamin Water

LOST SOUL

My short fashion film featuring my SS12 collection is now live online!

Featuring music by Chelsea Wolfe
Film by Mark Gostick
Art Direction by Alexxsia Elizabeth
Hair and Make up by Sophie Higginson
Model – Ellen Gibbons @ Elite


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