Portia Freeman has been a model crush of ours for some time now, so you can imagine our excitement when we saw her in the new Charlotte Olympia campaign. Channelling a sweet yet sultry fourties pin-up, Portia’s is looking seaside ready in these pretty pastel–hued shots.
The campaign was shot by Julia Kennedy, and features the blond bombshell who is looking an all time best, after her 2nd return to the fashion industry. The fun kitsch beach imagery of parasols, sea shells, lifeguards and deck-chairs has begun the official countdown to summertime...roll on the beach! The campaign is brilliantly pun-o-riffic too…our absolute favourite being “Muscle men love Mishell”, with Portia decked out in Charlotte Olympia silver shell shoes with matching necklace and earrings, and a young chap casually flexing his biceps in the background. Eye candy in every way!
The collection designed by Cordwainers graduate and fellow cool-girl Charlotte Dellal. Portia spoke to Grazia Daily exclusively this morning, “I loved shooting this collection with Charlotte, it’s a playful one with gorgeous pastel colours for the summer. I love the red Capri Cat flats with a kind of espadrille feel and I love the 'Leaf me alone' heels, I also love Melody rafia with the playful pompoms... Everyone needs a pair of Charlotte Olympia's in their wardrobe." And we couldn’t agree more! We’ve selected four of the best SS’12 pieces below for you to shop for your very own seaside chic…enjoy!Clockwise from left: Daryl shell shoes, £695, Charlotte Olympia at Matches, Pandora perspex clutch, £475, Charlotte Olympia at Net-A-Porter, Leaf clutch, £395, Charlotte Olympia at Net-A-Porter, Marina leaf prints sandals, £295, Charlotte Olympia at Matches