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
Feeling very black and white these days, it goes from full looks to pitter-patters of this and that, but monochrome is my jam, that’s for sure. It’s been a long time since I thought wearing a halter top in public was acceptable (too many childhood memories of the nineties and times when I was skinny enough to pull one off) but this perfect nappa leather version from Eight Slate has won me over. The shape is actually super flattering! So I don’t know what I was thinking.. Also questioning how acceptable it is to be reposting outfits appearing on gram? I don’t want this blog to become a barren wasteland ahead of fashion month, if that hasn’t happened already.
The new collection is coming along nicely by the way and I’m super busy if you couldn’t tell – which is always fun! Gearing up for a month of travel as I include Milan into the schedule this season for the first time. You guys will have to hit me up on great places to see and eat whilst I’m there!
Continuing on the felt trend in a mildly obsessive way.. I stumbled upon this Wood Wood dress last week, and even though it’s a full sleeved thick wool dress from the winter collection, and this was a hot London day that definitely needed a tank top and shorts attire, I am in love. The small design details make it for me, the gathered cuffs, the hidden pockets, the darts on the neckline. Not to mention this delicious Kara store bag that I pinched off India that day, what are friends for and all that.
Photos by India
My latest thing seems to be trousers; cuffed, loose, split or short, I seem to be amassing no end of the black tailored variety. I’m also gravitating towards all black a lot more than all white this summer, what is going on! After seeing those notorious Calvin Klein SS14 cuffed trousers (that are way out of my budget right now); these Joseph trousers in the sale were the perfect nod towards one of my favourite SS14 trends.
Photos by India
‘At home with Charlie May’ – Haha! Really the home is that of Shini Park; I invaded her much more photogenic house a few weeks ago to shoot a couple of my favourite cashmere Duffy pieces. I’ve been living in these knits at home, the knitted shorts are so comfortable and feel like more of a modern sweat pant really. Perfect for those nights spent outside enjoying the summer evening too. I just got back to London from a few days holiday in Devon and I made sure I spent every evening out under the stars! Now back to the grind as I have a new collection to finish :)
Duffy is available to buy on Net A Porter - enter at your peril ;)
Photos by Shini
As the last of my spring/summer collection is disappearing into sale, I’m happy as the weather is finally good enough to permit me to wear it all here in London. A few pieces Ive been wearing to death is the cami dress (perfectly breezy), the raw v dress (raw silk always gets me) and the croc embossed raffia bomber (need I say more?). This feature comes from a meet up with Coldlilies to shoot my favourites from their site. You can find the online curation here. So many perfectly delicate pieces, when it’s too hot to wear anything else.
Photos by Lucie Rox
Two nights in London and a hell of a lot of fun later; the Disaronno Terrace celebrating the new Disaronno Sour cocktail finished up this week. We saw Rhodes perform as well as a pretty sick (hello 90s!) DJ set from Charli XCX. I wore my new favourite summer combo of easy going dress and silk trench. This ASOS white trench has been on me ever since it landed through the mail box. Perfect for this heat, when I hate showing off too much skin. I don’t think I even need to talk about this The Row dress as we can just agree it’s damn near perfect. Thanks Disaronno for the wonderful evening(s)!
Post in collaboration with Disaronno
Last week I stumbled upon the Wishbone pop up store on Brompton road; chic, modern, understated classics filled the store and obviously I couldn’t leave without picking up my go-to choice of white silk and black leather. I’m loving the silhouette of longer skirts at the moment, and as Shini pointed out the shirt being longer at the back elongates my body even more too.
Also, I hear you say – Is that another pair of sunglasses!? Call me a sunglasses fiend but I picked up my second pair for the summer, obsessed with the sheer sides and cat eye frames. I’ve had my eye on these for a while. What can I say Céline, you get me.
Before I left for Paris these new felt sandals from Marni fell heavily onto my radar. Hello new shoe obsession! Accompanied by these shorts from Haider Ackermann I found heavily marked down in the sale, I’m completely in love with the bizarre deign; they have an inside belt/waistband/facing that buttons up leaving the outside to droop like an oversized pair of shorts. Amazing!
Also new on my radar is this new Céline shape from Smart Buy Glasses, usually I’m all about the round or cat-eye but Céline’s new angular shapes are just too gewd. I often like buying from stores such as SBG as their selection is global and I’m a serial late night shopper on the web. So happy the weather has turned in London! Goodbye winter wardrobe for good..
Photos by India, post in collaboration with SmartBuyGlasses
Enjoying the speckled light in Dalston one fine evening, attempting to recreate this genius by Yuvali Theis, SO good though! What a talent. Happy it’s finally hot enough to wear more of my SS14 collection, although looking a bit #normcore in my mom jeans. Cycling favours the trouser, ok!
Haven’t had much time to post, currently casting for my AW14 campaign (as well as starting SS15! Excitement.) And headed to Paris tomorrow for mens collections. Life is busy but good.
Photos by Shini