OFF DUTY



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. 


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CHARLIE MAY AW14 CAMPAIGN



YES. The campaign is finally out, as well as the new collection being online - (knitwear and coats to follow next week). I am so excited, every season I am more and more happy with the brand and the exciting direction it’s taking. I loved the opportunity to work with two models for the first time; it creates a really great dynamic within the images I think. Gotta go as super busy with the new collection on the run up to fashion month just around the corner!

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Styling by Nobuko Tannawa, Photography by Atlanta Rascher, Make up by Emma Williams and Hair by Alexander Soltermann

BAGGY LEATHERS



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


 

CLEAN LINES



Talking about dressing for colder weather, is there anything better than a simple black cami dress, where the focus is solely on the clean lines and straps across the collarbone? (Just add chunky knitwear as the nights draw in!)

The new Fashion Weeks collection from H&M, is exactly what it says on the tin; coming out at the end of August it’s perfect timing for strong statement dressing for the fashion month ahead, it’s modern but quirky in a unique way, heavily focused on monochromatic minimalism. As usual we can rely on H&M to make high fashion wearable for everyone.

Shop the collection at H&M

 

THE CHARLIE MAY MOHAIR KNIT


Wearing: Charlie May mohair knit on Vanessa of The Haute Pursuit

The insanely beautiful Vanessa of The Haute Pursuit wearing my new season mohair knit. So happy that this small styling piece has turned into a major collection must have – from the front page of the Telegraph magazine to my first piece shot by Tommy Ton on Style.com streetstyle. The delicate fabric is composed by tiny strands of intertwined cotton, looping together with mohair trapped in between, very beautiful, I think you’ll agree.

(See the Charlie May mohair top here)

BACK TO THE CHUNKY KNIT



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

 

HALTER



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!

(Check out Charlie May SS14 sale – now 70% off)

 

FELTED 2.0



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

SURFING ON MARBLE



As a girl born into a landscape where surfing is a way of life, this new collaboration from Alexander Wang and Hayden Shapes speaks to me beyond the fashion element of OMFG marble everythang! These boards are just downright SICK, and that’s not a word I use often. 

 

CUFFED



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

 



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