Rock ‘n’ Roller Mary Charteris | FashionTV’s Model of the Week
If you were to look in the dictionary under the word ‘cool,’ you may just come across the name Mary Charteris, a 25-year-old British model and DJ, who’s rock star husband and vintage wardrobe only adds credence to her super stylish image.Oh, and did we forget to mention... she’s a Lady?!
Signature look: Vintage, vintage, and more vintage!
Reputation: She’s a rebellious rock-chick and never one to shy away from showing a bit -- or a lot -- of skin!
Fashion Fact: Mary is the niece of artist Daphne Guinness (ahem, of the Guinness family)
Lady Mary was born and raised in London to wealthy landowner, Jamie Neidpath, and former journalist of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, Catherine Hesketh. She was introduced to the world of high fashion from a young age, and mentored by family friend and international style icon, the late Isabella Blow. At just 14-years-old Mary was modelling for Blow on Tatler shoots, mingling at high-flying parties, and behaving raucously!Mary Charteris behind the scenes at a sexy fashion shoot for The Village Bicycle
Mary the Muse
Through her friendship with Blow, Mary began to work with “the greatest millner in the world,” (as Lady Gaga introduced him at London Fashion Week Spring 2013) Philip Treacy, who still uses Mary today if he needs someone to model his creations for a photoshoot or pre- fashion week viewings. You can often catch them giggling and fooling around together at the trendiest of fashion shows and parties!
And then there is the eternally chic, performance artist, Daphne Guinness, who has played a major role in Mary’s life, inspiring her in the world of expressive fashion. They are regularly seen attending fashion shows together, the pair of them simply oozing creative flair.
Mary is a natural under the spotlight: her urban-chic look inspiring avant garde designers who simply brood over her golden locks and expressive beauty. She has shot for US Vogue, British Vogue, Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Purple, Jalouse and Dazed, working with the likes of Mario Testino, Terry Richardson, and Olivier Zahm.
Mary has also collaborated on special projects with a host of designers including Louis Vuitton, Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Markus Lupfer. Speaking of Lupfer, the British fashion designer chose Mary to take part in a ‘mockumentary’ film for his resort collection. See if you can spot her in this clip!
We would like to remind our readers, that living the life of aristocracy and high fashion is no easy task, and Mary -- who is represented by Insanity Artists -- always seems to take a sartorialists angle, even when she hits the catwalk. Modelling for Pam Hogg’s Spring 2013 show at London Fashion Week is a prime example of what we mean -- dressed in a barely-there net halter top, with matching knickers, hat, gloves, and shoes! Mary famously wore the eccentric Hogg’s design for her wedding with Big Pink frontman Robbie Furze early in September, whose star-studded guest list, would have given even a Chanel show a run for its money!
When she’s not busy DJing at fashion parties, showcasing the latest pieces for boutique stores, choosing clothes for Lula magazine, and rubbing shoulders with besties, actress Tallulah Harlech, and stylist Sophia Hesketh, word on the grapevine is that Mary is busy designing for her own fashion label. Only fashion time will tell and FashionTV will be first on the scene to find out what’s next for our rock ‘n’ roll Lady.Mary looking hot on the front row at Sass and Bide, wearing one of their creations
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