CHARLES FICTION

I USED TO BE AN EXTREMELY SENSITIVE CHILD

"But who is this Andreas you always talk about in your stories?"---- "It's an imaginary friend that I invented some while ago"

Photograph by Andreas Lonn / Stockholm 2021

I Wish I Was A Cat

So much of what made my shows cute and noticeable over the first few seasons came with Marie’s unusual approach to casting. Small girls, very small for Paris’ standards at the time. But also a weird mix of top models, girls living in the countryside … and even the daughter of someone who had been kidnapped. The process of casting being still mysterious to me, I had let Marie go with the strangest of ideas for our upcoming Spring/Summer show: casting only our friends and relatives.She came up with this very bold choice that reinforced the extreme anxiety I was experiencing upon hearing the awkward news that, based on the PR’s initiative and wild negotiations, we would be showing for free at the ‘coldest’ place on earth: Le Carrousel du Louvre. But what Marie wants Marie gets. So everyone went along with a real, feminist casting: Film director Lisa Rovner joined the three members from the band The Like—including activist Tennessee Thomas. Actress Joana Preiss said yes immediately. Even though Christopher Niquet’s sister, a literary prep class student, was petrified by the height of the platform shoesI was born in London in 1979. Age twenty, I intoxicated myself with a mix of magic mushrooms and codeine and fell into a coma. When I woke up I started drawing and made a career out of it. In 2004 I launched an eponymous label Charles Anastase that became today an online concept store Charles Little Shop Of Horrors.

In conversation with Isabella Hermann, 3 avenue Matignon: « Are you really telling me that you want to go corporate Charles? »

ME CHILLING IN THE VOID

portrait by Megan Winstone

SCHOOL JAIL

Apprentissage de la "Vie" Bourgeoise

@servethepig

COMMENT

Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

@4fucksakebabe

CARNIVAL PARADE

Sex P

Bruce LaBruce asked me through MySpace to design the poster for his next movie about zombie. He was very adamant I do it. I had Alban posed for that in the kitchen. We had separated a few months ago.

by Charles Anastase

Life at the Airport

@theratscompany

I WAs Not Raised in a Warzone

@andreasgrill

Schuman Has Too Many Notes

@fumikoimano

Adding your text here will make a real difference in the long term if you see what I mean Cunt please mama boots the house down.

I had been wearing the same Prada coat for the last three years and wondered when I was going to buy the next one. It was then that I realised that the same question could easily be applied to my next collection. What would be the point in this climate to create another dress? This is how the concept of “Re-collection” was born.

Adding your text here will make a real difference in the long term if you see what I mean Cunt please mama boots the house down.

I had been wearing the same Prada coat for the last three years and wondered when I was going to buy the next one. It was then that I realised that the same question could easily be applied to my next collection. What would be the point in this climate to create another dress? This is how the concept of “Re-collection” was born.

SOMETHING TO WEAR TO THE CLUB AND AT THE OFFICE

Why Does Daddy Sleep So Much ?

SOMETHING TO WEAR TO THE CLUB AND AT THE OFFICE

Why Does Daddy Sleep So Much ?

I had been wearing the same Prada coat for the last three years and wondered when I was going to buy the next one. It was then that I realised that the same question.

What would be the point in this climate to create another dress? This is how the concept of “Re-collection” was born.

I will be your emotional support sock, she said

Word of the day: I will put the fun in dysfunctional

by charles anastase

It was so Proust’s shit. At some opening in Soho, nothing spectacular, just the kind of thing we would go end of the day before getting hammered at GAY or xxx. That night it was the first time of my life I was seeing Pam Hogg for real. But I didn’t have time to be amazed that Alban was already chit chatting with her and when they kissed I got emotionally shooken to some unknown depth. Proust would have probably wrote a 400 pages long sentence about this incident. I just blushed. Alban and I never spoke to each other, or rarely, I actually never really spoke to people close to me, except for Jim, but I wouldn’t share so much with others, that I never asked Alban how he knew Pam and never confessed to him she was my ultimate hero. Pam revealed herself being so nice and accessible, like most of London legends, except for Vivienne Westwood who always presents herself as a cunt person to anyone addressing her, particularly the youngs,

Inside your standard

Death is closer than ever

Other, girl die in blaze

The process of casting being still mysterious to me, I had let Marie go with the strangest of ideas for our upcoming Spring/Summer show: casting only our friends and relatives.She came up with this very bold choice that reinforced the extreme anxiety I was experiencing upon hearing the awkward news that, based on the PR’s .

Brian Ricks quits the stage

But what Marie wants Marie gets. So everyone went along with a real, feminist casting: Film director Lisa Rovner joined the three members from the band The Like—including activist Tennessee Thomas. 

Go Down The Rabbit Hole

But what Marie wants Marie gets. So everyone went along with a real, feminist casting: Film director Lisa Rovner joined the three members from the band The Like.

Add Your Heading Text Here

Yoko Ono's Scream for Freedom

So much of what made my shows cute and noticeable over the first few seasons came with Marie’s unusual approach to casting.

WHAT'S FOR DINNER TONIGHT

I told her my flat in Brussels was almost similar to this beautiful studio of hers with fake windows ultra designed in gold number but I was lying a bit. Mine was 4,5 meters high hers was ten. Almost as giant as a boat.

coat by Prada

HARNAIS

I'LL BE YOUR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SOCK

I leave the cat enough food for 3 days, but who cares, he doesn’t live here anymore. The driver is waiting outside. Will the small orange Prada suitcase fit in the cabin? Sara on time at Heathrow. I’m lucky I have the most beautiful PR. We travel next to each other, funny for 5 minutes, busy playing on my Nintendo DS for 5 hours to a game I already finished twice. ZELDA ? JFK at night. Ugly airport. New York. It’s raining. Soho Hotel. Looks like 1989. 6 hours at the desk to get a room. Love the room. Feel sick. Looking through the window. Beautiful buildings. Is Kristopher there somewhere?Deep sleep. I’m in love with New York. Wake up. Breakfast. Most boring meeting ever at Barneys with Julie Gilhart. Stuck in traffic for hours for next meeting, shall we walk? Style.com office. Ghostbusters movie like. They share their office with a bank or something. Weird. Can we see Nicole Phelps? Wait for 10 minutes in a kitchen. An intern asks me if I brought any samples. I ignore her. Nicole Phelps office. 5 millimeters square. Books and magazines everywhere. What a mess. She didn’t want to see me. Difficult meeting. It’s decided to make a video about me singing. Never happen. What am I doing in this business?Tea time with the girls of OPENING CEREMONY. Two angels absolutly adorable. Tattoos. Le Pain Quotidien. Am I sweating? Talk about business. Someone lost its wallet. Tennessee Thomas and Valentine at APC. Valentine is shooting for Purple with Christopher Niquet. Tennessee wants the boots. I owe her money. I pay for the boots. My card is declined. Bank on the phone for 20 minutes. Did I withdraw cash in Jamaica yesterday? Well no… I buy the boots. Lunch macaroni and cheese disgusting. Sara fed up with me. Taxi. Long, slow. I like I can pay the cab with a credit card.Opening Ceremony the show room. Bernhard Wilhelm’s collection. A dog. Opening ceremony  the shop. Is it the place? Everybody is coming here. Bjork often. Adrian Joffre told me nice things about it. Comme Des Garçons perfumes. I check Rodarte. Can I have this CDG hologram panther print wallet please? What do you mean you’ve just sold the last one? But I want it. No negotiation possible. Frustration but happy I saw the shop. My collection will be in next season. Good. Am I funny or the taxi driver is laughing at my jokes? New York most beautiful city in the world. Sara is flirting again. Back to Soho hotel. Kristopher on the phone, doesn’t want to see me. Magnus Unnar is showing me photo proofs for our next campaign for LOVE magazine. God he’s Icelandic. His driver arrives. We have to go to a party. Really ? Let’s go. He says he lives in Chinatown. Party boring in a white building. Looks a lot like Paris. Two guys with hand tattoos and hats. It’s hot and wet. Alexa Chung is deejaying. Notice for the first time how beautiful she is. Avedon’s studio. Awkward to have a party in the flat of someone who’s dead.

 

"If You're Ugly With Pretty Eyes That's Your Moment"

I Wish I Was A Cat

NO SCHOOL NO WORK JUST MEOW MEOW

RE-COLLECTION WINTER

Charles 2 Cents on Upcycling

I had been wearing the same Prada coat for the last three years and wondered when I was going to buy the next one. It was then that I realised that the same question could easily be applied to my next collection. What would be the point in this climate to create another dress? This is how the concept of “Re-collection” was born.

photo by Fumiko Imano

RE-COLLECTION WINTER

Charles 2 Cents on Upcycling

I had been wearing the same Prada coat for the last three years and wondered when I was going to buy the next one. It was then that I realised that the same question could easily be applied to my next collection. What would be the point in this climate to create another dress? This is how the concept of “Re-collection” was born.

photo by Fumiko Imano

"I'M REALLY MYSELF WHEN I'M A WHORE"

Memories That Are Not Mine

She's Your Meatpuppet

Un papillon s’est posé sur ma jambe nue. Un grand papillon qui me regardait. Je me suis demandé si c’était un signe et si Sophie cherchait à me dire quelque chose. Et puis une grosse mouche noire s’est posée elle aussi. J’ai eu peur qu’elle me pique et en voulant l’éloigner, le papillon s’est envolé. J’ai compris quelques minutes plus tard ce qu’il y avait à comprendre. En cherchant à éloigner un être que l’on juge toxique on effraie les gens exceptionnels qui nous entoure.

Erotic Fiction By Charles Anastase

Lady The Mini Dachshund

When I was nine or ten, Mother would forbid me to wear at school those acid house badges that I used to find quite elegant, having no idea what they were about.

The meme dachshund one the left, backstage summer 2009 on the right

It is true that Dachshund training can be challenging, specially when it comes to mini dachshunds. And Lady, my little dog, was no exception. Born in Normandy on the D-Day-landing beaches, this French girl had, from the start, a lot of personality and attitude for someone her size (she was the smallest of the litter, and could be described as the tiniest sausage dog ever). When she arrived in Brussels, Belgium, she had not yet reached the age of one, and still had a lot to learn. The first days in our brand new gigantic flat on rue Royale were a bit chaotic for the both of us. Lady, being the size of a large rat, found difficult to adapt to the new distances she had to walk to reach my desk from her basket. In proportion to her size, it was like walking one or two football fields, several time a day (when she didn’t get lost at all!). On my side, my adapting to our new life was beyond awkward, borderline disaster. To make a long story short, unaccustomed to living with closed door, I thought appropriate to grant a 24/7 free access to my property to anyone who felt like visiting. The result of this rather peculiar lifestyle, inherited from years of bohemian escapades all around the world, ended with my precious little dachshund somehow escaping a ‘Patty Hearst kind of situation’ when a couple of homeless people, who had spotted the arrival in the neighbourhood of a new canine celebrity, would simply follow us, open my door and abduct Lady. But the fact of the matter is that dachshunds are famously difficult to grab and their barking is so hysterical that ‘The Disappearance of Little Maddie as a Kaninchen’ never happened.  

"If You're Ugly With Pretty Eyes That's Your Moment"