Charlie Porter’s realm is how we wish every blog would be. A journalist with over 15 years experience first and foremost-putting pen to paper for the likes of The Guardian, i-D and Fantastic Man-his most recent venture is like a Twitter stream of everything that excites him in over 140 characters. From GIFs of One Direction wearing Comme des Garcons and upside down catwalk images (all the better to decipher the latest fashions) to live blogging from Frieze, behind the scenes X Factor photos and ‘The Daily Who-Looks-Awful-And-Is-Awful-Update’.
A vocal advocate of London based designers-posts mentioning Christopher Shannon or Shaun Samson have an even higher ‘jolly’ and ‘amazing’ frequency than usual (usual being about three per post)-he sits on the board for Fashion East’s menswear and womenswear initiatives. His talents extend far beyond fashion though-see The Tower, his fictional scribblings that accompany The Realm on charlieporter.net-while his disc jockey skills are some of east London’s most favoured.
A hardcore vinyl fan, Charlie’s advances in the technical world have led him to Spotify and this issue’s Fashion Mixtape; a treat through and through. With our double (shelf) life comes a double playlist, says Charlie, 'side one is for a cathartic Christmas, side two is for jolliness at New Year and beyond...' Jolly indeed.
You can listen to Charlie's Mixtape HERE.