SUMMER GIVEAWAY



So it happened on instagram and I thought it was time to reward my lovely readers on here too! So I’m giving away a pair of my Hudson collaboration shoes to one lucky reader. Please leave your email address with the comment, the winner will be contacted on the 1st July.

If you don’t already, please follow me on twitter, instagram and bloglovin’. I only have UK sizes 3-8 (so sorry to the guys!) , but I will ship worldwide, this comp is open to everyone :)

I’m also giving 30% off on my ecomms, just use the code ‘SUMMER30′!

 



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FLIGHT MODE



That summer itch when all you want to do is have a holiday but in actual fact you’re knee deep in work and have nothing planned. The balloon sleeves on this dress quite make me look like I’m about to take off anyhow. Living in all black Y-3 and gleaming white Adidas for the last few weeks, until the heat wave struck and now I don’t quite know what to wear. I think my girl India is rubbing off on me a bit! I was always sporty spice in my school friends group anyway. 

Photos by India


 

METALLIC


Featured: In Style

The two piece metallic short suit from my SS14 collection featured in In Style a while back. Never thought I’d be so into metallics but this pink is the perfect punch for Spring. My friend Anna wears the skirt two piece perfectly, matching sets always look so damn good.

Shop Charlie May metallics
 

THE NEW STAN SMITH PRIMEKNIT


Wearing: Charlie May baseball tee, Zara skirt, Adidas Stan Smiths, Love Aesthetics x Black Blessed bag, Céline sunglasses, THP rings and Mirlo cuff

Back to London with a bump, brunching, cycling around the city and generally just lapping up the sun. Wearing my typical all white, mesh on top and on my feet with my new Stan Smith PrimeKnits. I never really got onto the Stan Smiths, I was more about the superstars, until these babies; they’re airy and light and perfect for running around the city in the midday sun! Ready to get back to work now after spending the week on holiday. Happy to say I left my camera at home for ultimate recuperation, so you’ll have to just be content with my instagram for now. Don’t we all just prefer instagram anyway really?

Photos by Shini

 

MARNI


Wearing: Theory top and Marni skirt from Shop at Bluebird, Isabel Marant sandals, THP rings.

Another favourite outfit from what seems to be my new favourite store. I don’t know why Marni has never been so on my radar before but this current collection is ticking all the right boxes; micro silk pleats with raw hem, wrap around belt tie that just goes on and on. Perfect for this heatwave.

Photos by India

 

RIPPED DENIM


Wearing: COS coat, Charlie May dress, Paige Denim jeans, Isabel Marant sandals, Acne sunnies, Larsson & Jennings watch, Mirlo ID cuff, Alexander Wang tote bag.

I never thought I’d be back on the ripped jeans bandwagon after leaving my teens, but it seems Paige denim has seen otherwise. I actually love them for summer, not only are they my token colour of white but actually feel pretty breezy and cool. Another convert! Trekking around West London for what was probably a Mount St Céline pilgrimage with Shini, finding marble staircases and draping Wisteria along the way. 

You’ll forgive me for being awol for the past week due to incredible meetings; sending off AW14 to the factory (and all the organisation that entails), and then my 26th birthday on Friday! I’m now writing to you from my home in Devon, very happy to be back here for a week to recharge my batteries, soaking up some sun and sea air and getting some inspiration for SS15.

Photos by Shini


 

PLEATED


Wearing: Helmut Lang kimono jacket and Marni pleated silk dress at Shop At Bluebird, Céline sandals and sunglasses, watch by Larson & Jennings, rings from THP shop.

When you find yourself wondering around London’s Chelsea, it’s impossible not to stop in at Shop at Bluebird. Lunch on the terrace, a custom facial at their in house spa, a little light heavy shopping, and before you know if the afternoon has flown by and it’s time to hitch the bus home.. (a journey that takes 90 minutes but is scenic and beautiful none the less). I completely fell in love with their selection –  mainly some beautiful silk Marni pieces, this Helmut kimono wrap jacket that needs to be mine immediately; as well as some chunky Marant leather . It’s my birthday next week if anyone needs a hint!

Shop at Bluebird are having a 20% off bank holiday weekend sale so if you find yourself gravitating towards London’s chelsea, you know where to go.

Photos by India

 

PLATFORM


Wearing: Charlie May Ostrich Biker (on sale) and raw mesh shirt, Joseph trousers, Stella McCartney shoes, Saint Laurent bag.

Summer has arrived in London and I am just so happy about it (check out that face in picture two!). It’s getting difficult to get any work done when all you want to do is be in the park with friends and get your new bikini out. I’ve got a pretty exciting/busy week ahead followed by ultimate relaxation in Edinburgh to visit Michael for the bank holiday so it’s all ok :)

Even though the weather is hot, I bike back home from the studio in the evening when the sun isn’t so blaring, so a biker jacket is perfect for the wind. Maybe not the shoes though.. but they’ve been hidden for too long, trainers are out and platforms are back in – for the time being at least.. 

Photos by India

THE ROW


Featuring: The Row Flagship, Melrose Place, LA.

No, it’s not a dream, you are visually laying your eyes upon the new flagship from the Row; as discovered through my girl Andy Heart via WWD. When I posted this last week there was some speculation if this was even real, the space looks so other-wordly to us we can’t even imagine. The space is reported to have been both Mark Kate and Ashley’s hairdressers before it became available. I dream about when I open my first store but I can’t imagine it ever having an open roof pool feature – only in LA! Which reminds me is on my list of top visits this year..

Photos by WWD

SHOW & TELL

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It’s always a great honour to see your work translated exactly how you imagined it; in the form of street style/personal style, editorial or photography. The work of photographer Yuvali Theis is something I admire greatly, she has the most amazing eye for detail and there’s a soft femininity that comes through in her work, as well as just being too damn cool for her own good. Same goes for stylist Lucia Silva; I’m in love with the editorial they’ve worked on together for Ones2Watch, it’s kind of amazing to see all your collections styled together in one body of work. It feels like the perfect ed for the start of summer!

You can read the full interview here.

Photos by Yuvali Theis, Styled by Lucia Silva, all clothing Charlie May.


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