Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Charlie May SS12 Film ~ LOST SOUL

Charlie May SS12 from Polymath films on Vimeo.

A film by Mark Gostick
Model- Ellen Gibbons @ Elite
Art Direction by Alexxsia Elizabeth
Hair & Make-up by Sophie Higginson

Set at the beautiful eroded cliffs of Highcliffe beach in Christchurch, this short film was an absolute pleasure to make. Having such a creative input on the overall aesthetic of Charlie's collection was a great honour and privilege, as we share the same view of beauty it was easy to create a style that I knew would interest both of us.

Choosing the option of doing a short fashion film was to get a feel for the movement of the clothes. The idea primarily focuses on the textures of the garments, using key items from the collection and ultimately is an expression of the senses; particularly touch.

The story runs along the lines of a lost soul, alone with the textures and elements of the location, there is an underlying feeling of entrapment, purgatory and death.

The mood board below shows the original ideas behind the art direction.

Also a big thanks goes out to my Dad for driving us down and helping out loads, as well as Sophie for also driving the other half of the team, and Sophia Rice for her assistance.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Photographer/Damian Weilers
Stylist/Alexxsia Elizabeth
Make-up Artist/Sophie Higginson
Nail Artist/Saffron G
Model/Sophie Sumner

Monday, 24 October 2011

Things I'm Loving ~ SS12 Pastels

 Louis Vuitton, Meadham Kirchhoff, Prada, Versace, Valentino.
Givenchy, Christopher Kane, Chanel, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen.


Saturday, 22 October 2011


So beautiful, elegant, classic and true to Chanel, yet so fresh exciting and innovative whilst being so on trend with the touches of metallic’s, iridescence, sportswear, plastics, aprons and pastels and of course influences from the sea.

The beautiful textured layers and silhouettes are pushing new shapes and styles into a new wave of fashion. I really feel like it has got so experimental, with all these new plastics being used, a real positive for the direction fashion design is going in.

The accessories and details are just the finishing touch that makes this collection so perfect, intricate little bags and pearl detailing down the models backs, and that shoe-with the coral heel! styling perfection.

Also the set is, as always, something out of your wildest dreams, Florence singing out of an open shell, in a vast arena of a minimalist seabed, encircled by a giant shower curtain.

Once again Karl has created a collection of pure beauty and genius.

Friday, 21 October 2011

WIN! We Are Handsome goodies with START

My all time favourite east London shop- Start, have teamed up with halcyonic Australian brand We Are Handsome to giveaway £500 worth of We Are Handsome goodness!
The £500 prize will include a swimsuit from each of the collections so far: The Pictures, The Aviary, The Memoirs and The Vintage.
Entrants must answer the following multiple-choice question correctly to be entered into the prize draw:
What We Are Handsome’s swim suit depicts an Owl?
a)    The Wiseman
b)    The Knight
c)    The Protector
The competition will run until Wednesday 26th October. The winner will be notified on Thursday 27th October.
To enter click here. Best of luck!