Charlie May was born and raised in Devon, South West England, and later moved to Bristol to study Fashion Design at UWE. During her studies Charlie interned for Louise Goldin, followed by a move to London where she held a one year tenure with Thomas Tait. In 2011 Charlie founded her own eponymous womenswear label, showcasing 10 looks to key fashion press for S/S12 as well as a short fashion film. Charlie May and Girl A La Mode have generated global press recognition including Vogue.com, Vogue Italia, Tank, AnOther magazine, L’Officiel, Elle, and Marie Claire.