Craig Arend

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Charlie Hunter Paille, a model with her own line of clothing

Charlie reworked this vintage coat by adding the straps herself.

the "world is your oyster". Or should I say all that jewelry!

Finding inspiration in photography is normal as she carries her camera with her wherever she goes.

Finding inspiration on the subway between castings--possible

Charlie journals her inner thoughts in a diary, away from the world and through the peace of her pen

After time at Starbucks, back on the go between castings. Here rushing to Soho, then back to Union Square, then to the East Village. Repeat times two.

"my way" tattoo

Charlie wears her own creation, a Charlie Hunter Paille lace mini to a casting. The inspiration for this dress came from a photo she saw of Kate Moss. The dress took her about 2 hours to sew after she had the fabric cut at a garment store.

When a approaching castings, Charlie goes into model mode, with a James Bond like focus

In between castings, Charlie finds time to indulge her taste for Post Punk London music

which includes an ethereal appreciation for The Sex Pistols

Or sometimes dreams of Punk Rock music in from the 70's, like the Ramones

In her appreciation for the punk rock music and influence on clothes, she often finds herself at Search and Destroy

and loves to shop at Trash and Vaudeville for inspiration too.

She once made an ice cream statue as a child (5 yrs) and later had a tattoo made in remembrance of it.

1 of 3 daily meals here included fresh organic greens from Quintessence, one of the East Village's most famous raw/vegan restaurants.

Taking time again after eating to collect her thoughts.

One more trip to Search and Destroy won't hurt before ending the day!

Calling it a day.

Charlie Hunter Paille, a name that brings with it not only the privilege of own design and label, but a broad spectrum of interests from photography to fashion design to modeling. If Charlie's not busy scooting around the world's cities to castings, you can bet you'll find her rocking out to some Sex Pistols music or alternately, peacefully sewing a new masterpiece of masculine leather straps onto a more feminine foundation.

Charlie (Marilyn, NY) is a graduate of Montréal's Collège LaSalle with a major in Fashion Design. The following is but a brief glimpse into the world of Charlie Hunter Paille, a world full of castings, subway travel, dietary requirements, and time travel into London's Post Punk Era of the late 1970's. It also doesn't hurt that today is Charlie's birthday. Happy birthday Charlie!

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  1. wow awesome pics!
    I like ur dress and tattoo <3

  2. analee says:

    Absolutely awesome.... I like the my way and ice cream tattoo really great

  3. liza says:

    She seems very cool. Love these posts documenting a model's day!

  4. Vasilieva says:


  5. Original post and story
    Keep on this good work


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  6. Love this photo story. It looks great.

  7. salomé says:

    VEry nice pics ;D

    SUPER t-shirt to discover:

  8. I am still waiting for that pic you took of Abbey after miu miu :)

  9. Any girl who loves 70s punk is a girl after my own heart. And Search & Destroy is one of my favorite stores, it's just so damn expensive! Great photos, I love the vintage coat she re-vamped.
    xx V

  10. great photos and great tattoos! really awesome

  11. Theresa UK says:

    amazing photos and amazing girl

  12. it-girl says:

    I love your report about her. She is so lovely!

  13. O absolutely loved it. Loved the jacket.
    Great post!!! following.

    New blog:
    The Clean Approach
    Take a look! :)

  14. Chantal says:

    I realy like your tattoo

  15. Cindy says:

    Wow, she is so edgy and unique. I wish I could be as creative and quirky as her.
    Great feature. Very cool to look into her life with such detail.


  16. Anonymous says:

    such a good work today!
    thanks for this small NY's view: we all need a bit more NY's atmospher in our daily-dead life.
    well done.
    mavi, italy

  17. Mjlena says:

    I really like this tattooo!!!

  18. i really like knowing more about her, it puts more depth into her pretty face when i look at her pictures.

    dirty hair halo

  19. Anonymous says:

    Please do more of these posts, they are my favorite! I love seeing a day in the life of a model :)

  20. The girls in this office all agree - We want one of those black dresses soo badly! We're even prepared to share one if we have to, - gorgeous!

  21. Just came across your blog, it is fabulous.

    These snappy sentences and perfect pictures depict her day so well and interestingly.

    Following; can't wait for more!

    Olivia x

  22. Kimberly says:

    love the photos so amazing! she's beautiful!

  23. ttv says:

    She is so sexy. really cool photos.

  24. I want to go around loke the pics....

    nice blog!
    following you!

  25. amazing!!!...great work...great shots!!!

  26. Špela says:


    love your blog

    come by

  27. great post, I met Charlie last year when she was just finishing her degree at LaSalle College, she is truly inspirational! I'm so happy she is realizing her dreams, she is very talented

  28. galatea. says:

    very cooool shots x

  29. Anna Lee says:

    I met her while in Singapore... never had a one on one conversation but every time I saw her I envied her outfit ;)

  30. i photographed her in the street of singapore :

    she is really lovely!

  31. Mara says:

    This post is amazing! I wish I had someone to take me photos like these.

  32. Anonymous says:

    I love her bag, where she got it?!