Simplicity is always the best policy, especially when the tops have so much to say.
I recently discovered young up and coming designer JH.Zane and got the chance to play around with a few of his pieces in my studio last week. What started as one photo, quickly turned into a whole photo shoot. Summer needs to hurry up so I can actually wear this out on the street!
As I’m cosying up for the weekend, recovering from our work Christmas party on Thursday night and generally hiding from the cold, I feel myself dreaming of this recent press from Creem mag. Take me to the Devon beaches wrapped in cosy knits! Check out the editorial; so much winter inspo, it’s unreal.
Photos by Creem Mag. Styled by Basma Khalifa, Photographed by Christopher Fenner, Hair by Terri Capon and Make Up by Kenny Leung.
The year’s gone by so fast, and here we are, the first of December! There’s such a feeling of holiday in the air already, Christmas trees lining the streets of Columbia Road yesterday for the weekly flower market, Maria blaring out on every available radio.. And here I am wrapped up to the nines in what I’ve practically been living in the last few months.
This knit from my AW14 collection (now currently on sale only until tonight!) has been a saviour when it comes to the cold. It’s actually the best thing I own! Added with the perfect thick wool coat and pony hair boots. – The only thing left to get cold are my knees, fashion over function etc!
Photos by Matthew
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!
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