The girl with green eyes and hair that tumbles to the waist. Her parents may have named her Charlotte but, for us, it’s Lottie forever. Discovered at just 13 at Birmingham’s The Clothes Show, this one’s a “true Scorpio”; she chooses her friends carefully, and has a look that’s all her own.
“My best life lesson is always remain true to yourself. Oh, and also greaseproof paper can set on fire in the oven if not paying attention.”
She was raised in Manchester, northern England, in a town called Sale. “I enjoyed growing up there as everything was in walking distance, so you could see your friends easily but also head into the centre of Manchester which was completely different. There was so much to do all the time.” It was during this time that she cultivated her love of cooking, “when my Mum used to make a different cake every Sunday. When I was old enough I was able to help bake and it then became a tradition to bake on Sundays and then as I got older I experimented and came up with my own recipes and ideas and I’m obsessed.”
“My future plans are to eventually open up my own bakery / cake decorating store.”
“I enjoy getting to visit so many places I would have only dreamed of visiting and meeting many different people along the way.”
She’s fronted campaigns for Zara and See by Chloé, but hers is a style that’s decidedly more street. “I would describe my style quite skater boyish. The majority of my clothes are quite baggy and men’s, but whatever I’m wearing is always teamed up with a cute bag.” A collector of teaspoons – “I collect [them] from every place I visit” and the perfect blend of “exciting but sensible”, she’s got the face to raise a riot. I just want to be about you.
PHOTOGRAPHY Sam Hendel
FASHION Bridie Gilbert
MODEL Lottie Hayes @ Select
HAIR Blake Henderson
MAKE UP Crystabel Riley using Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Alesha Jivanda