Meet Me: Millie Charles-Davies
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I'm from a town in South Wales, surrounded by the sea. People are often surprised by this because, apparently, I don't have a welsh accent!
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. The honest insight into entrepreneurship is very eye opening and inspiring.
FAVOURITE SONG CURRENTLY?
Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton, it’s such a feel-good song!
WHAT'S YOUR TOP HOLIDAY DESTINATION AND WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO ONCE RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED?
I am so ready for a spontaneous trip to Paris or Copenhagen, preferably both!
WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU'RE GOING TO DO ONCE LOCKDOWN IS LIFTED?
I will be travelling straight to London to visit my close friends!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
Gosh, there are so many, I had the happiest childhood; this is something I will forever be grateful for. If I had to be particular, I would have to say getting on a plane and visiting new countries with my parents. There’s just something very special about being in new surroundings and learning about different cultures.
WHAT/WHO INSPIRES YOU?
When it comes to fashion, I am inspired by anything Scandinavian design; it’s a style that signals effortless chic. Scandinavian women have mastered understated elegance.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN YOUR LIFE SO FAR?
Completing a degree in Fashion Design and International Fashion Business in 2020 - this was something that I set out to do from the age of 13 so I felt immensely proud after achieving this.
HOW DID THE FLORENCE STYLE CLUB COME ABOUT?
FSC started by posting style edits featuring a collection of urban, chic and timeless outfits. This was a creative outlet for me to go into painstaking detail on how women could put together easy, yet elevated looks using what they already have in their wardrobe. My aim was to inspire and help women with any of their fashion dilemmas. This soon turned into a virtual personal styling business whereby I started working one on one with clients, providing them with the tools to build a long lasting and versatile wardrobe capsule. The services that I provide are very personal to the individuals lifestyle and personal goals but my goal remains the same and that is to make fashion both easy and enjoyable for all.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE WITH FSC AND WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This is just the beginning for FSC but we are currently working on providing FaceTime consultations - these will be hour-long sessions where we can walk through anything styling and wardrobe related.
Long term, I wish for FSC to be a digital platform that is recognised globally and to launch a range of accessories that can enhance the everyday woman's wardrobe.
TELL US ONE KEY PIECE OF STYLING ADVICE
In an era of refined and minimalist style, I would suggest sticking to a neutral colour palette and only purchasing items that you can visualise being paired with other garments in your wardrobe.
WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR STYLE?
I’m drawn to structured and asymmetric silhouettes which are highly inspired by my love for modern architecture and geometric shapes.
WHAT TRENDS DO YOU SEE FOR SUMMER 2021?
Lace back slip dresses, cut out tops, relaxed tailoring and playful silk scarves.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS
Minimalistic, Elevated Aesthetic and Chic
DO YOU PREFER A MINIMAL OR STATEMENT JEWELLERY LOOK?
I love both minimal and statement, but for my everyday jewellery looks, I love a minimal design that is still eye catching.
DO YOU HAVE A FINISH PREFERENCE BETWEEN GOLD AND SILVER?
For me, there are no rules when it comes to jewellery and so I love mixing both gold and silver.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT SAVAGE & ROSE JEWELLERY?
I love the strong attention to detail, from the designs to the luxurious packaging. S&R have mastered versatility because the jewellery pieces are eye catching enough to wear alone but you can also style multiple pieces together, which completely elevates any outfit.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE S&R PIECES?
Tyler drop earrings
Nova bangle cuff
I felt so sophisticated wearing all of these pieces together.
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