I just stumbled across this editorial from the latest issue of the Wall Street Journal; the layering of the fabrics, how the textures move against one another, it’s perfect! How is it that Phoebe Philo has so easily transformed my entire view of the ugly sandal, i.e the furkenstock, and in turn given me an appreciation for these very sporty Nike’s. Making very dressy clothes, casual feels like a rebirth of the 90′s, and very fresh, new and now.
The white neoprene coat backed with leather is a bit of a dream come true too, if anyone can tell me who it’s by, I’d appreciate it so I can start trawling immediately.
Source: Design Scene
How good is a white suit with black shoes, or vice versa?? Completely impractical, but maybe that makes me love white tailoring even more. Céline, Haider Ackermann and Narciso Rodriquez (a rising favourite) are some of the best. I’m planning a summer holiday to Turkey in a few months and I’m dreaming of wearing this exclusively, a black bikini under a white blazer hung over the shoulders, and those dreamy loose white shorts – begging myself to make this happen.
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Lots of white, black and moody layering is feeling just perfect to me right now. Some of these amazing scenes look like they’re right out of Devon, which I’m already planning to recreate on my visit at the end of the month. Cue the hunt for the perfect baggy white trousers – seriously though I’ve been looking for far too long now!
I’m always putting my favourite editorial pictures up on Pinterest, but it occurred to me that not everyone follows me there, so it’s good to transfer onto the old blog from time to time. I didn’t want to clog everything with credits, so if you hover over the image it’ll come up that way, or you can click the links through to the original pins. Have a good weekend!
Gearing up for the weekend by seemingly adding furiously to my wishlist. I’m completely obsessed with this BLK DNM leather wrap skirt, I’ve mentioned it a few times already but it’s perfection in my eyes. Not sure if it’s a little OTT to pair with a white bustier top, but throw a silk shirt over the top of that and I think it’s acceptable. Now off to Notting Hill to meet Shini and Camille to enjoy brunch in the sunshine – have a good weekend!
Some of my favourite details at the Walenciaga show. I’m totally obsessed with the cracked paint pieces, the knitted look featured last here, being my favourite. I wasn’t sure the whole collection worked for me, It’s obvious he was trying to hit a different age bracket but the genius of Wang is that his label appeals to many generations all at once. Still, get those shoes on my feet!
Photos by Style.com
So London FASHUN week is just around the corner, show being 9 days and counting WHAT! I thought I would share some of my inspiration for the season, the mood and colour palette from the collection comes from these dramatic volcanic images, so maybe you can get an inkling of what the collection will be like.
Are any of you on Vine yet? I know everybody’s been going on about it but I’m excited to share with you some behind the scenes videos on the run up to the show. You’ll be seeing castings, fittings, backstage dramas (hopefully not too many..) Sometimes videos can be so much better than a little snapshot I think – sorry instagram.
You can find me on Vine at @charliemay
Totally in love with the clean, edgy pre fall from Barbara Bui. It’s all about the head to toe leather. Apart from the footwear, I’ve never looked at that many of her collections; time to sit up and take notice, I think.
See more of my favourite pre fall on Pinterest.
I’ve been falling hard for Yang Li recently, the boyish up-and-down, long and folded shape is everything I want to be wearing right now. When I saw the SS13 look book on Dazed a month back, I knew it was going to end up here. In the meantime I’m going to keep drooling over the insanely good AW12 on The LN-CC!
Down in Devon over the weekend for my brothers birthday, I couldn’t resist a trip to the coast where the two beaches Saunton and Croyde meet, there’s a coastal foot path that runs between the two beaches; overlooking the treacherous rocks and surf below. This is my favourite place to roam, as it’s far away from the tourists and the surfers, and has the best views of all. There was some seriously amazing surf this weekend – I don’t think I’d ever seen it so high, so I sat and watched as the sea devoured the surfers one by one, and enjoyed some rare autumn sunshine!
I wanted to share this beautiful video with Charlotte Gainsbourg for Tommy Hilfiger (how perfect is her whole outfit? I love the shirt underneath the sleek white cotton top – must do this). For the 6th year running Tommy Hilfiger have partnered with Breast Health International to raise money and awareness for women suffering with breast cancer. You can help be a part of this amazing cause by purchasing the limited edition bag, with a percentage of it’s sales being donated to the BHI. “Everyone needs help at some point..”