ATELIER-MAYER was born, a concept dedicated solely to the global phenomenon of 20th-century vintage shopping. This luxury e-boutique is also a gallery showroom in London for vintage fashion lovers, collectors, students, designers and artists. The inspiration for both the brand and its name came from Carmen’s late grandmother, Klaudia Mayer, an Austrian haute couture tailor in the 20s.
Carmen and I go way back, we first met in 2002 while she was at the French label Céline and I was at The Telegraph Magazine. This trés chic mother of three was kind enough to share her FASHION CONFESSIONS with me.
WHAT’S YOUR FASHION ADDICTION?
Vintage fashion and accessories
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE LONDON'S FASHION STYLE?
Quirky, eclectic and fun
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Classic elegance with a funky twist
WHAT’S THE MOST PRIZED POSSESSION IN YOUR CLOSET?
My late grandmother's clothes collection
WHAT DOES FASHION MEAN TO YOU?
Fashion is fast, you need to live and breathe it to keep up with it. That's why I like in particular vintage it is beyond fashion and withstands time.
BEST BEAUTY TIP YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
For super soft hands, wash them with champagne