I’m excited to introduce a travel segment to you, I’ve always been passionate about travel, exploring and documenting and have covered many countries here, on this humble blog O’ mine. I’m off to the Canary Islands in two weeks and I can’t wait to explore and suss out the best places to relay to you here and on gram of course.
Firstly though, I felt it was important to start with those countries closer to home. I’m in Paris twice a year, if not more (three times this year for mens as well as women’s fashion week), and it was this trip that I finally felt like I’d got the lay of the land; discovered great places to eat – read: great places to find a salad, and not just steak frites..
I know my way around the city pretty well by now, so I’ve created this map for any of you travelling out there and wanting to know my regular haunts, mostly food but some of my favourite stores too, such as Christoph Lemaire. I’ll add to it each season, or as soon as I find somewhere new that I NEED to share/ remember myself :)
Just a quick update with what I was wearing yesterday, leathers from my collection out now and voile Joseph shirt scored at the sample sale this week (the last day is today if you’re in London and free to go to The Music Rooms on South Molten lane), the usual Adidas sneakers on my person at all times and the perfect floor length coat, also from Charlie May AW14. Check out the new arrivals – the Eleven Everything x Charlie May knitwear, buy now as once it’s gone it’s gone :)
Back in London after a short recharge of batteries last week and already I’m prowling around some of my favourite haunts. Mount Street in Mayfair is one of my favourite neighbourhoods, even though I’m from the other side of town, it welcomes you in and keeps you there until the late, great hours. Much like the new kid on the block, Bally to new Bond Street, being welcomed in by fellow neighbours as part of the #BallyMayfairWelcome series – I love it when businesses support each other. You can watch the series of short films welcoming Bally to the neighbourhood here as well as catching up with the campaign on their very chic blog.
As for me, I’m back to full-time living in chunky knitwear, this grey dream is from Bally and needs to stay on my body forever please. Paired with a beige oversized cashmere trench from Joseph and the perfect point winter boot from Cara.
Photos by Matthew, in collaboration with Bally.
This was my first time in Milan for fashion week, I was kindly invited out by Vogue Italia to be part of their Vogue Talents showroom which was amazing. I love travelling to new places and when you can write it all off as a work trip, even better. I love flying to Italy as you fly over the Alps which is so jaw droppingly beautiful, yes, I’m that person looking out the window the entire time on flights, how can you not!?
My favourite part of the trip was discovering Ceresio 7, pictured here a few times. Designed by Dsquared, the rooftop bar and pool was insane, we sat watching the sun set whilst enjoying delicious drinks and food – in Italy it’s tradition to bring out large snacks around 7pm with your drinks, amazing! It definitely gives Shoreditch House a run for it’s money – it felt more like The Row store than a bar at all tbh. We were blessed with 30 degree weather on our trip, which was a little depressing being inside a showroom all day and taking turns alternating the outside sun spot, but as soon as the showroom closed we ran out to eat, drink and enjoy! Thanks to India for keeping me company and letting me pinch her Kara bag more than once :)
On Sunday I presented my SS15 presentation on Rathbone Place in London, as most of you saw via instagram I am sure :) Super happy with the way it turned out, can the interiors just be my living room already? I worked with interiors designers Palm to create foliage surrounding the daybed furniture and marble plinths. Adidas sponsored the footwear and we covered the slides with the matte rubberised leather from the collection, the illustrations on light blue neoprene are a collaboration with Clym Evernden. Now gearing up to head to Milan and Paris fashion weeks!
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. 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!
Make sure you sign up to the Charlie May newsletter the hear all about the newest items added to store every day :)
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
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.
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