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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


 

RUFFLED



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! 

 

COSYING UP FOR THE WEEKEND



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. 

You all know how I feel about this chalk duo, so excited to be working on Autumn/winter again, lots more knits and textured leathers to come from Charlie May in February.

Photos by Creem Mag. Styled by Basma Khalifa, Photographed by Christopher Fenner, Hair by Terri Capon and Make Up by Kenny Leung.

1ST DEC


Wearing: Thomas Tait coat, Charlie May x Eleven Everything knit, Charlie May split knee trousers, Joseph shirt, Céline boots.

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


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