During London Fashion Week one of the shows I was most looking forward to was Charlie Mays. This was the first season that Charlie put on a catwalk show and I was so...Read More →
During London Fashion Week one of the shows I was most looking forward to was Charlie Mays. This was the first season that Charlie put on a catwalk show and I was so excited to see her collection saunter down the runway. On the day I got to shoot some of the action backstage before the show. Everything was so organized and well run. You wouldn’t at all expect that this was just Charlie’s third season showing.
The SS13 collection is absolutely stunning. The first look that came down the catwalk was a top and trouser velvet combo in a shade of icy blue. It was my favourite look from the entire collection and I can just imagine myself wearing it now (perfection). There’s also a nude coloured biker jacket, asymmetric shorts and classic white silk shirts that would be incredibly useful in anyone’s wardrobe. Charlie’s collections just keep getting better and better each season as she hones in what her design aesthetic is. I already can’t wait to see what see what’s in store for next season.
Every year Innocent smoothies hold the Big Knit where they pop little wooly hats on their bottles to raise money to help keep old people warm in winter. So far they’ve raised over a million pounds for Age UK. This year they asked me if I’d design a hat to go on one of the bottles and I jumped at the opportunity. I made a little bear with a mustache and a read bandana over it’s eyes. The hats hit shelves in stores next Wednesday so if you see one be sure to snatch it up. 25p from each bottle sold go directly to Age UK.
A couple of months ago I took some photos for a feature in Company magazine. The article was about where you blog from and my position was blogging on the go. Since I travel quite a lot it’s super important to be mobile. I was featured alongside Isabelle, Charlie and Ivania. Along with the photos I also answered a few questions for the article:
Tell us a bit about yourself: I’m a digital and fashion consultant. I live in Zurich but work mostly in London. I started The Style Crusader almost three years ago- it started out as just a bit of fun but quickly turned into something I loved. I blog about all my adventures – from fashion week to coffee dates.
What are your essential blogging companions? My camera and laptop. I use a Canon 550D and a MacBook Air; both are perfect because their super convenient when traveling.
Explain a little about your space: My space is pretty minimal – I don’t like having lots of clutter around me.
What makes your location good for blogging? My location changes constantly. I travel a lot for work, which means I always have new locations to capture and I find them all really inspiring.
Why do you blog on the go? I’m constantly on the move so have t blog from random places – trains, stations, cafes, hotels rooms. I blog from wherever I happen to be.
Name three things you can’t blog without: Photoshop, coffee and an idea.
Recent inspirations? I’m addicted to Pinterest and Tumblr. I also find daily life pretty inspirational – there’s beauty everywhere, you just have to slow down to see it.
Three tracks you’re blogging to: Meet Me Halfway by the Futureheads, Ayo Technology by Milow and Doo Wop by Lauryn Hill.
I love this season’s Asos Africa collection. The bold prints, grey marled tops and slouchy shapes are straight up my street. The black and white houndstooth outfit is my absolute favourite. I love the peplum shaped jacket and the flared out shorts.
The collection has definitely got me craving a bit of an Asos shopping spree.
I’m sitting in a cafe in Zurich watching the rain come pelting down. It’s cold and winter is clearly on its way. Despite the frosty weather I’ve been thinking back to the trip I took to Jamaica a couple of months ago. I couldn’t resist reliving it through this post. I had such an incredible time – lying on the beach all day reading books and drinking strawberry daiquiris. It was absolute perfection.