the Stylum | Style & Lifestyle blog By Charlotte Amy

My name is Charlotte Amy and I am a language graduate from London with an obsession with all things style and beauty related! I have recently moved to Porto, Portugal, and this blog is kind of a journal of my new life.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

LOOK | Portugal Fashion #2

Wednesday, 9 April 2014





Top Bershka | Jeans Topshop Joni | Shoes Primark | Bag Mango

So this is my second outfit for Portugal Fashion Week, and the last. I had a lot of pit stops to make that day and wanted to wear something casual and comfortable. It was also a beautiful day so I was lucky enough to take a quick five minute stroll along the River Douro and breathe in the Porto air. I always get sad leaving sunny Porto as my fondest memories in life are nearly all during spring or summer when I was living in Portugal, but it's nice to know I can always hop on a plane and go back whenever I'm feeling nostalgic! 





Monday, 7 April 2014

Portugal Fashion | Fátima Lopes

Monday, 7 April 2014










I didn't attend many shows during Portugal Fashion due to time constrictions but one show I made sure I didn't miss was Fátima Lopes. Before a few weeks ago I didn't know of many Portuguese designers, but when I told some of my Portuguese friends that I was going to the shows they all made a fuss about Fátima Lopes so I knew I couldn't miss her show. Fátima Lopes is a big name in Portugal especially, and after seeing her AW14-15 collection I can tell why: sexy but feminine shapes, leather galore and a palette of neutrals with a pop of colour at the end... her collection has something for every woman. Although I'm pining for spring, I especially loved the olive green leather which excites me for AW all over again. 




Wednesday, 2 April 2014

LOOK | Beyoncé

Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Jumper & Necklace Zara | Jeans Topshop Joni 

Last week I jetted off to Lisbon to see BEYONCÉ at the MEO Arena. I've been a huge fan of Beyoncé dating all the way back to the Destiny's Child era when I would sing their songs in the playground and at talent shows but for some reason I have never seen her live. I was so excited and for the last two-three months I'd told every person I know (and many that I don't) that I was going to see Queen B. 

The night before the concert we went to a fancy restaurant and I dressed up so as we were just going to the concert and I'd already done the whole fancy birthday thing I decided to be comfortable and I dressed pretty casual. I've been living in my Converse recently and I think it has gotten to the point where I should stop wearing them as I'm getting too predictable... but I LOVE THEM!

Beyoncé is amazing live and I absolutely have to see her again soon! I've had her albums on repeat non-stop since last week and yesterday was an extremely exciting day as I discovered that Partition is finally on Spotify (it's the little things in life)! 


Monday, 31 March 2014

Portugal Fashion | Showroom

Monday, 31 March 2014




Following on from my last post... This Season I was lucky enough to get a press pass for Portugal Fashion Week which was held in both Lisbon and Porto. Unfortunately due to my hectic schedule that weekend I wasn't able to make any Lisbon shows but I made sure that when I got to Porto I made an absolute effort to check out the scene. Portugal Fashion week is a lot more relaxed than LFW and from what I can tell there was very little blogger activity, which made getting a press pass that little bit sweeter. 

On the Friday I went to dinner at my favourite restaurant in Porto (post to come) and then headed to the Alfândega to see what was happening. I first visited the exhibition space where a few designers were showing there pieces from the previous and current seasons and was able to meet some of Portugal's finest up and coming designers, which was amazing. I spoke to João Melo Costa, who we saw at Fashion Scout last month,  and asked him about his collection. João seems to have a lot of creativity swimming around in his mind, describing one of his pieces to be inspired by the wires of a computer cable let loose and free and the collection in general to be like a creation of a new sex, one that is neither masculine nor feminine, but both at the same time. He was so nice and let me try on a few of his pieces (I felt super cool I won't lie).

Then I went over to talk to Teresa Abrunhosa and this is where the magic happened... I am one of those people who when they like something, they get borderline obsessed and this has definitely been the case with this designer! Teresa's collection is absolutely stunning, a perfect balance between femininity and sexiness and it is one of those rare collections that you can actually wear everything straight off of the catwalk. I have a post coming up next week which focuses on her as a designer with pictures of the beautiful pieces and a little interview, but if you can't wait to see them then check out my Instagram as I took far too many pictures at her show.