Now that we are talking about the power of simple anyway, let’s talk Charlie May. I went to visit this London based youngster and her names-sake brand at her temporary showroom in Paris the other day to have a look at the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Quite impressive, knowing we are exactly the same age and it is her 5th collection already.
I particularly loved the layering of different textures – think silky stuff over fishnet – and the unfinished hems (as used for the dress pictured above). Also, the grey leather pants from Charlie’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection she secretly took from her stockroom to wear herself, yummm.
The Burberry Prorsum English Rose collection for spring/summer 2014 was so SOFT! Literally and figuratively. From the cardigans to the shoulders, to the bags, to the pastel palette and the everything else. (I almost wanted to run down the catwalk and hug the models (or the bags), but that would have declared me an instant weirdo.)
Even though a full-on pastel palette with beautiful sounding colors like soft pink, lavender, mauve, pistachio, pale lemon is nothing like my wardrobe at home – in case you missed I like all black everything – I can very much appreciate it on the runway and on others.
On the contrary, the peachy eye shadow the models were wearing actually ís something I am dying to try, though in a highly shiny version.
More on that later…(when I find the perfect one).