Charlie May was born and raised in Devon, South West England, and later moved to Bristol to study Fashion Design at UWE. During her studies Charlie interned for Louise Goldin, followed by a move to London where she held a one year tenure with Thomas Tait. In 2011 Charlie founded her own eponymous womenswear label, showcasing 10 looks to key fashion press for S/S12 as well as a short fashion film. September 2012 saw her first solo catwalk show for S/S13, a runway show which received swift industry recognition and paved the way for seasonal shows during LFW, the two most recent of which saw collaborative projects with Hudson Shoes, New York based milliner Gigi Burris and London-based knitwear brand Eleven Everything.

Charlie May and Girl A La Mode have generated global press recognition including Vogue.com, Vogue Italia, Tank, AnOther magazine, L’Officiel, Elle, and Marie Claire. Participating in various collaborative and consultancy projects have played an integral part in creating the Charlie May brand, the most recent of which saw Charlie collaborate with the latest issue of POP for the relaunch of their site, in collaboration with YOOX for #POPSHOPPING.


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  1. Reply
    Yvonne Jay June 7, 2013

    Hey I love your blog and your whole ethos on fashion. I really adore what you have created in your designs and for a few years ive wanted to assist you on any upcoming projects that you may have this summer. Im really enthusiastic about fashion photography and writing and hope one day to have my own underground clothing line, but i really just want to get to experiance what its like to assist and get my foot in the door and start somewhere.

    I hope to here from you soon


    • Reply
      Charlie June 7, 2013

      Hi Yvonne, If you send me an email about dates in which you’re free etc, it would be great to meet up and discuss maybe an internship over the summer. Hope to hear from you! Charlie x

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        Yvonne Jay October 27, 2013

        Hi Charlie,

        I hope you are well, I hadn’t realised that you had replied to my message. Thank you so much for getting back to me.

        I have seen your recent collection and it look’s amazing; following on from this I will be emailing you “charlie@girlalamode.co.uk” and hope to work with you in the near future.

        Warm Regards,

        Yvonne Jay

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    elaine October 3, 2013

    hey charlie,
    I absolutely love both your blog and your designs. I actually noticed you on pinterest a while ago and I’m glad I found your blog!! also the fonts on your store website make me really happy. just thought I’d let you know that. x

    • Reply
      Charlie October 3, 2013

      Thank you, that’s so kind! :)

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    Selinde December 23, 2013

    Hi Charlie,
    Just discovered you a few days ago via instagram (stunning pics btw). I love your site and your work, it’s inspiring! From now on definitely one of my daily reads! Thanks!

    x Selinde

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    Aphrodite Vella Vphra May 11, 2014

    Love your design work. Such a taste.

    Aphrodite – http://www.vphra.blogspot.co.uk x

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    Belén June 2, 2014

    I admire your work, you are a true talent.


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    Ramn Grewal September 10, 2014

    Hi Charlie,
    Your latest work (SS14 and AW14) is pure perfection. I am glad to see a young designer like you step in to the major fashion arena.

    Therefore I wonder if you might be up for an interview?
    I aim to interview young people with dreams and expectations in order to inspire and lit a spark of courage in other young people.

    Also I would like to gain more experience in the behind the scenes of fashion, editorials, backstage, pr, and so on. So if have the place and time to include me, I would be more than happy.

    Once again, amazing work.

    Warm regards,
    Ramn Grewal

    PS. It would mean a lot to me if you could check out my blog and tumblr. Thanks.


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    AMillionPinks September 17, 2014

    Your blog is great!


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