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We Love THE LOOK of Ossie Clark

Raymond "Ossie" Clark (9 June 1942–6 August 1996) was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era. As a result, Ossie is now extremely well renowned for his vintage designs, the contemporary fashion era being characterised by past influences and a retro feel to design.

Clark is compared to the 1960s fashion greats Mary Quant and Biba. He is also known to be a great inspiration for many fashion designers, including Yves Saint Laurent, Anna Sui and Tom Ford. Manolo Blahnik has said of Ossie Clark's work: "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do — produce desire." Ossie Clark and Ossie Clark for Radley clothes are highly sought after, and are worn by well known models like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.

Ossie Clark staged a fashion show on the streets of London and meter maids famously crashed the show posing as models and hamming it up for the press.

Ossie and his wife Ceclia is featured in David Hockney's 1970 painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy[4]. It now hangs in the Tate Britain gallery on Millbank and is one of the most visited paintings in Britain.

To learn more about Ossie Clark click here.


posted Sun, 12/26/2010 by Charles David

Wishing you the best gifts of the holiday season


posted Fri, 12/24/2010 by Charles David

Want List: Leather & Lace

#6 LEATHER & LACE - In a previous post, we shared our fervor for Leather & Lace - "Lovers Forever - face to face".  So, it's not a surprise that this trend tops our holiday Want List. 

For those of us who've been a little bit naughty and a little bit nice this year... this combination combines the fierce with the feminine.  The Nebula is a great bootie to dress up almost any look.  If you'd rather show a little skin, the Neat might be more your style.   


Lyrics written by Stevie Nicks, Leather & Lace

posted Fri, 12/17/2010 by Charles David

Perfect Shades

Dress up your toes with Chanel's perfect shades of nail polish.  Khaki Brun by day/Gold lame at night.  Obsessed!


posted Thu, 12/16/2010 by Charles David

Want List: Metallics

#5 METALLICS - A metallic shoe will add that extra touch of glamour to your Holiday look. Wear the Disco, Babble or the Flora* with your New Year's Eve dress, shimmer and shine and dance the night away. 

*Available in stores now.

posted Thu, 12/16/2010 by Charles David


We LOVE all the nude tones of the upcoming summer season; whether it is true nude, blush nude, rosy nude, sheer nude, grey nude, nude nude...     Charles David did some amazing spring summer suedes in beautiful shades of nude, chiffon and atmosphere.  We cannot wait for them to hit the stores!

posted Thu, 12/16/2010 by Charles David

Want List: Over The Knee

#4 Over The Knee - Uber tall boots are an unstoppable trend that instantly chic up a pair of skinny jeans or leggings.  Step out in HIGH fashion with one of our most popular Made In Italy styles - the Renegade, Regent, Proof or Province

posted Wed, 12/15/2010 by Charles David

Give the Gift of Shoes

When you don't want to make a mistake on size and wrapping is not an option - Pick up a Charles David Gift Card.  The word 'shoes' alone will make her swoon. 

Available at all Charles David boutiques nationwide.  For purchase in any desired amount.    

posted Tue, 12/14/2010 by Charles David