Posts Tagged: Charlie May

LAYERED UP

 



Last week in Stockholm for 24 hours. Layering up in next season Charlie May knits and the raw kimono coat, that I’m obsessed with. Can’t wait for these to land in stores worldwide! We are now stocked in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Germany, Norway and Canada. I’m also excited to announce that Selfridges has bought the AW15 collection and I will be on the contemporary floor in August!

 

 

FLOATING IN LA


Wearing:  Tibi poplin shirtCharlie May moto trousers, Adidas Originals

Getting used to single digit layering in California sunshine this week. I’ve had this Tibi shirt stored away for a while now and I new that my trip to LA was going to be the perfect time to bust it out. Never before has floaty cotton been so neccessary. 

 

THE LIGHT OF SPRING



The feeling of Spring is in the air and this new editorial from Tank magazine is perfectly representing London’s mood right now. Our frayed denim culottes are perfect for those wanting to get their legs out for the first time this year, whilst our raw silk shirt and cotton skirt can be dressed up or down. Heading to New York and then LA next week so will be pulling a few of these looks out for sure.

Photos by Tank Magazine
Styled by Kama Krystel
Photographed by Benjamin Mallek

LIVING IN LEVI’S


Wearing: Charlie May S15 coat and tee, Levi’s 501 jeans, Adidas Originals, Larsson & Jennings watch and Céline sunglasses

I never before thought I’d get into blue denim jeans. In collaboration with Levi’s I picked out a few bits pre fashion week and I couldn’t believe that I actually chose lots of lighter styles. I think for summer they make so much sense. I’ve been loving pairing the 501s with Adidas Originals and bits from my new SS15 collection. 

In collaboration with Levi’s

FASHION WEEK AT THE BEAUMONT


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Our insane ride for fashion week, the Rolls Royce Series II Ghost, outside the front of The Beaumont

There’s so much to say about the fantastic experience we had at The Beaumont Hotel over London Fashion Week, I felt I simply had to share it with you. I’d been walking past the hotel a few times in the last six months and the Antony Gormley statue had always caught my eye. Flash forward to us looking for a venue for my AW15 presentation and The Beaumont just felt so right. We had a tour inside the hotel and even found that there was a suite actually inside the head of the statue! It’s quite incredible, you walk into the hotel room and it looks like the others, but then you see the stairs lead up to the bedroom and all of a sudden you’re inside this very peaceful, tranquil space; with only a bed inside and a window looking up to a blue sky. Quite amazing that you can feel so peaceful when you’re a stones throw away from Selfridges on Oxford Street.

Breakfast at The Colony was quite a treat. We ordered caramalised grapefruit (a must try!), fruit salad, along with eggs benedict and lots of coffee. The feel is very old-world, which I love, taking inspiration from 1920′s era grillrooms from London and New York. Talking more about the night of the presentation, we were exceedingly lucky as the presidential suite was free on the day and we were able to use it. What a magnificent space! We shot the lookbook in the living room of the suite, which looks out over the balcony that looks out over the top of the Antony Gormley statue. That night we were lucky enough to be able to stay in the suite itself, cue matching bath robes, breakfast in bed and a long soak in the bath before our Rolls Royce chariot came to pick us up and take us on to brunch. 

I feel I still have to pinch myself about the entire experience. It really was a dream! If you have a chance to go to The Beaumont I recommend a Sunday brunch with friends or even a few cocktails at the beautiful bar inside The American Bar.  

Thank you to Lauren Gurvich, Jeremy King and Martine at Corbin&King for your great hospitality!

LIVE LOOKBOOKING


Feat: Charlie May AW15.

While I wait for images of Saturdays presentation to come back, I just had to share with you these illustrations by Clym Evernden. Followed by the amazing moving GIF from Nordstrom’s blog. It was a really unique idea to stage a live lookbook shoot in the Beaumont hotel, guests arrived and could watch us shooting and prepping. Styled by Sebastian Kauffmann and shot by Yuvali Theis. Can’t wait to show you the new collection in full!

CHARLIE MAY SS15 HAS LANDED

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Feat: Charlie May by Yuvali Theis and India Rose

Spring/summer has finally dropped! Doing my best to upload the new collection whilst making the new one, but there are a few peices already on the site. Some very hubba-hubba white denim styles. Summer is just around the corner now! :)

Peruse the new collection here

Photos by Yuvali Theis, Art direction by India Rose

WINTER DATE


Wearing: Charlie May coat, Stella McCartney knit, Dagmar trousers,  Marni sandals, Louis Vuitton cross body, Knobbly studio earring, Jessie Harris ring.

Trust me to see a pair of spring/summer Marni sandals in the dead of winter, with snow still on the ground, and think Yup! I don’t see why though it’s acceptable to wear sandals on a fancy winter date and not a pair chic flat sandals. I’ve been collaborating with Amex style hub this month, with the launch of London Collections: Mens in January and now, just out is this ‘How to dress up on a winter date’. My way anyway ;)

See the full post from the Amex Style Hub here

Photos by Shini


CHECKPOINT CHARLIE



Last week after a pretty insane feast at Sake No Hana, in St James (full post to come later on over the weekend) wearing a uniform of sorts… except for the skirt which was a brave decision on my part. The knowledge of a cab ride and sitting in a warm cosy Mayfair restaurant made me throw caution to the wind on that one. So excited for summer to come already, it’s been snowing in London this week and I can’t leave the house without a thousand layers on. This is me dreaming of what I’ll be wearing in two months time, shall we say?

Photos by India

STOWAWAY



The last Christmas lunch in London, celebrating the holidays ahead with #blycore before India and I snook off to shoot a lil something before the two week hiatus. Recent casual cravings have left me yearning for oversized linen shirts and split knee trousers, borrowing something from the boys etc. In fact I took a look at myself and the boyfriend today and realised we are both in white shirts, tailored trousers, trainers etc; but who came up with this look first I don’t recall. This is coming from the man who asks me to take selfies for him and who calls my homely tinsel ‘ratchet’. Follow me on twitter for more absurd of-the-moment boyfriend words of the day to come no doubt..

Focusing on the accessories is much more my thing of late. So many beautiful things to focus on, from so many designers I love. I’ve had my eye on this Kara stowaway for so long, the decisions between a stowaway and a backpack was very difficult, but I am obsessed. As well as Larsson & Jennings who are doing so well, hello new Soho store! Obsessed with this Saxon watch that I’m living in, currently coveting the all rose gold watch exclusive to Net-a-Porter. 

Photos by India


 



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