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Charlotte

Designer/Manager at Courtshop Denim.         East Williamsburg. 

 

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, she moved to NYC in 2012 with her soon-to-be-husband Nate. She went to college for writing in NC and moved here to further that pursuit, but ended up transitioning into the fashion industry. Currently, she is the general manager of Courtshop Denim and does art on the side. Charlotte likes to drink wine and eat cheese on a daily regimen, she loves to ride the bus, and she has an obese black cat named Rupert. 

 

Dress, Courtshop ; Sunglasses, Spitfire ; Shoes, Attilio Giusti Leombruni ; Bag, Vera Pelle

Overalls, Courtshop ; Bra, American Apparel ; Necklace, RILA

Overalls, Courtshop ; Bra, American Apparel ; Necklace, RILA

I get most of my clothes at Courtshop, but I also love to shop vintage and mix old and new. I would say my aesthetic is mostly black and white, semi-androgynous, and most importantly: COZY. One time a stranger told me I dress like a “gamer” which I think is an oddly accurate depiction.

Overalls, Courtshop ; Bra, American Apparel

I start my mornings by hitting snooze 91 times, feeding Rupert, then washing my face and doing my makeup. Sometimes I fix my hair and sometimes it won’t let me. Then I check the weather and pick out my outfit. I’ve gotten my entire routine down to about 20-25 minutes, that’s the exact amount of time I allot myself between opening my eyes and running out the door. Not a morning gal.

Dress, Uzi ; Shoes, Dr. Martens

Overalls, Courtshop

Overalls, Courtshop


Charlotte's favorite books

Reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra changed my life. Nate is how I got into Nietzsche in the first place and he gave me his copy when we first moved to NYC. Thus Spoke vigorously reminds me that our only job on Earth is to observe. I would say to be Zarathustrian is to have no choice but to be moved by everything around you.

Charlotte's favorite beauty products

I have a VERY concrete beauty routine that I’ve gotten down to a science. I wash my face before anything else because it wakes me up. I use face moisturizer and my Bare Minerals face powder everyday. I’ve been using the same Bare Minerals powder for ten years - it’s so lightweight and contains SPF 15 sunscreen, which is imperative for my Irish ass. I tend to find a product that works for me and use it for the rest of my life.
Overalls, Courtshop ; Necklace, RILA

Overalls, Courtshop ; Necklace, RILA


Charlotte's favorite records

Charlotte's favorite records

Top, Courtshop ; Skirt, Something Else ; Shoes, Dr. Martens

Top, Courtshop ; Skirt, Something Else ; Shoes, Dr. Martens

Their music will always have an air of nostalgia for me, as music was a rare solace in that tough period of my life.

Top, Courtop ; Skirt, Something Else

My Outkast Aquemini album was a gift from my brother Patrick. It brings me back to middle school. I first got super into Outkast when I was 12 because my cheerleading squad did a step to Bombs Over Baghdad.

Charlotte's studio

Charlotte's studio

I think my biggest inspiration is probably people watching - one of my favorite things to do. I draw people more than anything else. In fact, I learned to draw from looking in the mirror and drawing myself. I would say drawing feeds into fashion for me. Sometimes I don’t produce any artwork for a while and I feel lazy, but I’m able to use my style as a creative outlet every single day.

Overalls: Courtshop ; Bra, American Apparel

Overalls, Courtshop ; Bra, American Apparel ; Shoes, Converse

I worked in retail for years as a teen, so that’s where most of my work experience lies, which made the transition into fashion pretty seamless. I do write all the time, though it’s mostly thoughts or observations that I jot down in NOTES on my iPhone. The good thing about having a passion for writing, is I get to use that passion all the time even if it didn’t end up being my career.
Rupert

Rupert

Poss and Sheepermin 

Poss and Sheepermin 

Nate and I have had Poss (short for Piece Of Shit) and Sheepermin (our BFF) for almost 8 years now. Essentially, they were our pets before we adopted Rupert.

Charlotte's Wishlist


Charlotte Recommends

Littleneck Outpost in Greenpoint for a sammie. Daddy's for a chill night at the bar. Or every night.

McGolrick Park for weekend lounging.

 

Alter for quality clothing at decent prices, and obviously Courtshop for all your denim needs!

 

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