I finally got my birthday shoes in the post! – A birthday present to myself I might add; found on a dusty corner of eBay and shipped across the Atlantic. They’re taking a bit of wearing in. I managed to hobble out of Shini’s house to take these pictures (just kidding, but they are most definitely cab to curb heels only for now…). Worn with the white wool coat from my AW13 collection and other perfectly matching white things. Possibly my favourite outfit on here, ever.
Photos by Shini
Currently living in this kind of thing; switching between jeans and tshirts, mixing with tailored pieces such as this shirt or those trousers, pretty addicted to the white and black thing by now. It just feels so laid back and uncomplicated, which is perfect for the bank holiday weekend.
Let’s talk about these perfect fitting black jeans for a sec. This week for the first time I got to try out the jeans fitting service, Jeanography. They got in touch with me and asked me to give it a try, seeing as my live-in jeans have had a broken zip for a while, and are also now grey from some poor washing machine choices, I thought it was the perfect time. I ordered three pairs of jeans off the site using their ‘fit first time‘ (all from Hudson), this pair of skinny black Nico’s and these black leather accented Leeloo’s. Ordering different sizes to try on in the comfort of your own home, without actually having to pay before you try is a genius idea, and one that I’ll be using from now on. Officially converted. It also helps that these Hudon’s are quite stretchy and ridiculously comfortable.
I never thought I’d be on this blog talking about jeans so much, but there we go. I can still surprise you. Surprising like this bright poppy clutch from Backstage. I was obsessed with the Proenza Schouler holographic card holders, and now I have a much bigger version in my hands!
I’ve been wearing my sleeveless blazer pretty consistently with this perfect shape Moxham tee; picked up at Madeleine’s pop up shop in Covent Garden. I’m not usually one for logo tees but when it’s an awesome label (& logo), and a friend, I am more than happy to obliege!
I have been enjoying the rise of the slogan tee, most likely brought on by Les Plus Dores; with Acne’s pastel COLLAGE or MUSIC slogans and Phillip Lim’s Weirdo Tee, that I really want. I also love the insane rise of THE TEE in general; made out of every fabrication you can imagine. It’s something I’ve been playing with the last couple of seasons with the Velvet tee for SS13 and the leather and silk tee for AW13, and it shows no sign of stopping.
So, here I am finally wearing my favourite SS13 piece; the sleeveless blazer, in the perfect dusky pink, and available to buy here.
Photos by Shini
Black and white, but definitely not monochrome. Oops sorry, how did I not know that? So taking very literally the tailoring inspiration from my last post, white suit trousers from Zara with a low waist, and the blazer sample from my AW12 that’s in my possession temporarily; it’s the perfect fit and shape and a simplified evolution from the dusky pink sleeveless blazer. The jewellery I’m wearing was borrowed from Victoria Kelsey – I love the molton gold with unusual details, such as the bracelet mounted on a leather watch strap. I’m sad to have to be returning those, but she’s one to watch having only just graduated!
Kobi and I are a natural matching twinset, hasn’t he grown since he was last on this blog?? I’m now renting him out to hot bloggers everywhere, apparently. Currently appearing with the super beaut Park&Cube, and in my first biker jacket no less!
Photos by Shini
With every season, I feel that there is one piece that stands completely alone in representing the essence of the entire collection. For my SS13 it has to be the dusty pink sleeveless blazer; it looks just as good on the hanger as it does on a body, which is important from a sales point of view, but also from a buyers perspective, just to have it hanging in your wardrobe screaming ‘please wear me!’ is an awesome thing, no one wants to be bored when getting dressed in the morning! I love the cut of the sharp lapels, it’s squishy soft texture, and the asymmetric hang at the hem, that falls to just mid thigh – which is totally flattering for us ladiez.
I’ve worn it a few times but am yet to photograph it as an outfit, I promise it will come soon!
See the lookbook for this collection on my website.
London is so beautiful right now, with blossom trees lining every street. I will never get tired of the hundreds of petals on my instagram every day, so thought it was about time I bring this spring feeling onto the web. Wearing the silk georgette shirt dress from my SS13 collection (available to buy here) and some new Zara jeans that will stay white, if I can help it.
If there ever was a girl to wear my biker jacket, it had to be this girl. AMAIRIGHT? I think we all wish we could dress a little bit more like Camille, her seriously easy going French sense of style rubs off on all of us through her delicious insta feed, which in itself sounds kinda like a ready meal from the future, no? Nothing makes me happier than seeing my collection translated through another’s personal style; how I love all these emerging Charlie May girls!
I’m seriously happy with the biker jacket in cotton, I’ve done leather jackets every season and despite the transitional London weather patterns, I still think cotton was a great choice for SS13. I’m currently evolving a new lightweight biker for SS14, which is I’m sure is going to blow everything out of the water, but that’s in many many months time, so let’s just ogle Camille’s kick ass loveliness for now.
Loving this new Volstrom editorial featuring the silk wrap skirt and the high cut shorts from SS13, worn with some beautiful Kirsty Ward & Hugo Boss tops. The sportswear vibe feels so right paired back with the minimal wrap skirt; this is definitely a look I want to replicate for summer.
I was sad the skirt never went into production, despite being popular in Marie Claire and with you, dear readers, sometimes pieces slip through the net! This season I’ll be making sure that doesn’t happen as I’ll be ordering for my own e-commerce store, expected to launch for August, so watch this space!
At this point I’m almost certain that I have one of those sunshine disorders, as I am just ridiculously happy when it’s hot and the sun it out, like today! Maybe it’s just everyone in the UK that has this but it’s reaching about 20 degrees here in London; which is nothing to scoff at considering that I practically have webbed feet from all the cold, wet weather we’ve been having.
I’m now back in London for a measly 24 hours before heading off to the Antwerp stock sales tomorrow with Michael, Louisa and Lexxi. Also excited to be meeting up with Ivania too in the city. We’re staying tomorrow night in this pop up hotel Sleeping Around, luxury bedrooms in traveling crates along the harbour(!). You can follow me on twitter and instagram where I’ll be updating regularly throughout the trip as I doubt I’ll have too much time for blogging. See you laterrr and enjoy the sunshine!
One of my all time favourite images of my girl Sandra, wearing the Charlie May AW12 biker jacket and shirt dress outside the Topshop Unique show at LFW. Definitely the most exciting thing about being a designer is seeing real girls wearing your designs, looking so amazing and obviously feeling goood; so I’ve creating some new boards and albums (via Pinterest and Facebook) dedicated to Charlie May street style. I hope you’ll follow them and be as excited as me! I’ll also start posting more on here as they come up, because it’s not all about my outfits.
Please forward me all pictures of you guys wearing my label too!