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
So it happened on instagram and I thought it was time to reward my lovely readers on here too! So I’m giving away a pair of my Hudson collaboration shoes to one lucky reader. Please leave your email address with the comment, the winner will be contacted on the 1st July.
Wearing full Charlie May, and feeling pretty happy about it. The pieces are across three seasons, calf collar bomber jacket for next season (so excited!), deep v silk tee currently in store and the white wool skirt currently in the sale :)
Making a point of wearing me every day since multiple embarrassing situations of people asking if my something-or-other was Charlie May. No longer! Being a designer I totally get that people expect you to be head to toe in you/ be your own walking billboard, and now here we are. – Just don’t ask me about my bag or shoes, ok?
Photos by India
If you guys are already subscribed to my newsletter you’ll already know this, but the Hudson Brogues are back in stock! Back by popular demand after selling out in just a week. The limited edition shoes are available to buy now, I won’t be putting in another order so this is your last chance! :) Perfect for summer and even more perfect to do some shopping this bank holiday from the comfort of your sofa. Have a great weekend!
I can finally say I’ve recovered from fashion month and Paris last week! This was our showroom in the heart of Marais, the space was also home to beautiful accessories designers Kite Eden and Jessie Harris. I had so much fun sharing the space and our time together, with our work hard, play hard logistics that I think everyone adopts when they’re in Paris for fashion week! Next season I’ll definitely be staying a little longer.
Nothing compares to seeing a collection up close and I felt many of the texture details were lost in the catwalk imagery, so there’s some close ups for you to see here too. The mesh fabrics were made in the studio, layering up sheer silks with the mesh trapped in between, bonding the mesh with cotton to create a versatile three dimensional fabrication; also using croc print raffia against sports jerseys and scubas and butter soft leathers was another favourite.
Huge thanks to those who came to visit, until next season!
I love looking back at these photos and reliving the moment of being backstage at St Martins Lane last Sunday. Most of the event goes by in a blur and in no time at all, so it’s nice to have these as evidence! Last minute finishing touches to be done, hair and make up prepped as well as running through the outfits one more time and making any last minute changes, all in just two hours. You can see more close ups of the collection on 1883 mag too, and of course my fashion week Pinterest collaboration board. What an amazing show, and made so much more enjoyable by my amazing team and St Martins Lane, the perfect show location for SS14!
Photos by Joseph Piper (colour) and Jay McLaughlin (B&W)
Eh voila! The collection I’ve been working so hard on the last few months and the reason this blog has become a bit of a desert wasteland the last week and a half! So super excited about the show yesterday, everything went perfectly and I loved every second of it. More backstage imagery to come and if you want to see more, I’m updating my London Fashion Week Pinterest collaboration board with any show pictures I find, and it went live on VOGUE.COM if you want that super close zoom too.
Thank you to my amazing team credited below, and to everyone who made the show possible!
Absolutely love this Notion editorial featuring the grey leather trousers from my AW13! Super beautiful worn with a loose knit; I might have to copy this look very very soon. Fashion week is less than a week away, with NYFW already kicking off yesterday. The SS14 show is one week tomorrow, which explains the lack of posts on this blog. So many apologies but it’s going to be so worth it!