How apt that the modern photo diary would be instagram exclusive. I would normally lug my Mark II around; but with a full 40 piece collection to lug, and rails, and personals, the camera had to stay behind on this trip, forgive me? We were in Paris for sales and I have to say it’s the first time I really loved the city. Hanging out with people that know it like the back of their hand really is an awesome thing.
To recap. Our beautiful balcony 7 floors above the Rue Saint Honoré, living walls, discovering Uncommon Matters, India repping AW14, white shoe game, Colette, the Yohji show, Nicholas Kirkwood pearl boots, Jennifer Fisher at the Valery Demure showroom, SS14 croc bombers, cut out 3.1 Phillip Lim tees, leather slides, sunsets with Clym, and of course the new collection.
Photos from Instagram
Some of my favourite looks from the show on Saturday, held at the beautiful OXO2 venue on South bank. Our campaign girl Zoe Huxford opened the show; black, navy and chalk looks with hats by Gigi Burris for Charlie May, and knitwear by Eleven Everything x Charlie May. Full catwalk looks can be seen on Vogue. Also, great backstage shots from Notion Magazine. Thanks to everyone that made the show!
Photos by Simon Armstrong
Finally I can unveil the SS14 campaign! It ran as an exclusive on Tank Magazine’s Because on Friday, huge thank you to those guys for all the ongoing support. So happy with it, as you can tell, what a dream team to work with and how drop dead incredible is Zoe Huxford?!
The Spring/Summer collection will be landing in stores and online in two weeks at the beginning of Feb, including the limited edition Charlie May x Hudson shoes collaboration, can’t wait!
Photos by Atlanta Rascher, Styling by Nobuko Tannawa, Make Up by Emma Williams, Hair: Nao Kawakami, Model: Zoe Huxford @ D1
When is inappropriate footwear appropriate? I deem it to be so when you have a floor length cashmere coat to keep you warm, an extra jumper will help too. Mixed reactions on these babies but I can assure you, my toes are as happy as I am. Heading back to London today in time for new years. I think I’ve pretty much exhausted my outfits from the suitcase I brought down two weeks ago. Looking forward to being reunited with my wardrobe, a full speed internet connection and an empty fridge. So much overindulging when I’m at home; a bottomless wine glass and chocolate box in front of the TV and I’m officially ready to start working out again.
New Years Eve tomorrow! Thank you to those who joined the party in 2013, and an extra big hug to those who have been with me all along. I don’t want to get too sentimental but what an awesome year it’s been! Already so much in store for January that I seriously can’t wait to share. Wishing you all a Happy New Years!
Wahoo the winter sales are here! And not just the big guns like NAP or Selfridges, but my own too! So if you’ve been waiting on that special leather jacket or seasonally appropriate trousers, then look no further. My favourites include, the perfect stretch leather pants and ostrich biker jacket. Happy shopping!
On the other corners of the internet, some of my favourte things on instagram as of late. Little outfit details, mostly including feet, and even more so those new Nike trainers. I’ve been getting lots of enquiries as to where to get them, so I thought I’d point you guys in the right direction: on the Nike website you can create your own, I did that using the Nike Free skin. It’s super easy and worth giving it a go as it costs no more than the usual pair, you just have to be more patient with the arrival!
Photos via Instagram
Or more, ostrich printed cows leather. Wearing again, but in more detail, a favourite new wardobe addition from my own AW13; the ostrich biker jacket. Feeling more and more right that this image that’s been making the internet rounds is the gospel truth on the matter. Wearing with a pretty unusual jumper from fast becoming favourite Cedric Charlier. I was mistaken to be wearing a 90s-esque choker throughout the day when wearing under jackets and coats, which is no bad thing. Channeling my adolescent gothhood as it were. On the other end of the scale accompanying with high end accessories, Givenchy-bag-turned-clutch and black suede and gold beauty from Larsson & Jennings. Life is also better with a watch it would seem. Off to draw a new cartoon..
Photos by Shini
Just before we were whisked away to Malta, I was treated to afternoon tea at Aqua Shard by new accessories label Completed Works; seeing London by night is a definite highlight of living in the city, it was beautiful sitting there from day to night and watching the whole skyline light up. I’m completely in awe of their very first pillar collection; the rings using marble and jade contrasting black Rhodium and gold are kind of a purists dream, whilst 3D printed broken column necklaces seem dainty and chunky all at the same time.
The night before last I found myself at the opening of the new Guild hair salon in London’s Chelsea; we’re all aware that the French influence is taking over here in London, and Guild’s unique selling point being that their hairdressers have been brought in from Paris, all speak french and even offer you Champagne whilst you’re in the chair! This may be the reason for the drastic hair change; feeling a little more confident than usual I thought it was time to try something a little new. Still obsessing with this Daria hair it was time to loose a lot of inches, now leaving me with more hair on my Neil Barrett sweater than on my head. Thank you Guild and RedKen for the drastic change and wonderful evening!
Very excited to invite you all to my first ever sample sale and private orders evening next Wednesday. There will be samples dating back to my first collections, and you’ll be able to order the brand new S/S14 collection, not to mention all the other designers that will be there too. I look forward to seeing you there, come and say Hi!