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
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.
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.
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
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