PEOPLE: ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL CELEBRATION CREW

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Anniversary Special

Celebration Crew

Meet our CHARLES & KEITH family — friends, celebrities, and personalities — in our anniversary series

As the celebration of our 25th anniversary continues, we invite members of the extended CHARLES & KEITH family – including Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lina Hoss, and Mae Tan – to put their unique spin on the Anniversary Series. Other than showing us how they would style the limited-edition capsule collection, they also share special moments and memories related to the number 25 with us.

ABBEY LEE KERSHAW

@abbeylee

If you only had 25 minutes a day, how would you spend it?

If I have only 25 minutes a day, I would spend 10 minutes in a furious, freezing cold ocean. For the remaining 15 minutes, I'll wrap up in a blanket on the sand with a hot chocolate, with my brother and sister beside me, making me laugh.

What is the best memory you have of your mid-twenties?

My 25th birthday was one of the most profound memory I’ve had. I was actually on the plane from New York to Namibia to film my first movie Mad Max and that was a pivotal moment in my life because it marked the beginning of a passionate love affair with the craft of acting.

Tell us about your favourite birthday.

It was my 30th birthday for sure. After a decade of not hosting my own birthday parties, I decided to gather a very small select group of my dearest friends in the Californian desert for 3 days. It was wild, and I’ve never felt so free and loved as I did then.

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LINA HOSS

@lina_hoss

If you only had 25 minutes a day, how would you spend it?

If I have only 25 minutes a day, I would probably spend it doing yoga or going to the beach. Or I will take my yoga mat to the beach. Yoga is one of the best ways to release tension in your body and the beach gives me this beautiful feeling of inner peace.

What is the best memory you have of your mid-twenties?

When I was 25, one of my favorite memories is the first time I went to Los Angeles. I've always dreamt to go there. I discovered there my love for beaches. LA is actually still one of my favourite places in the world.

Tell us about your favourite birthday.

My favourite birthday memory is actually of a friend’s birthday. I think I was 8 years old. We were kids with big dreams, going wild and playing Germany’s Next Top Model. It’s super funny when I look back at it.

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GALA GONZALEZ

@galagonzalez

To get into a celebratory mood, model Gala Gonzalez decks out in a bright yellow romper. She grounds her striking outfit with the Charli penny loafers from our Anniversary Series. In classic black, they are versatile footwear that will stand the test of time.

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MAE TAN

@marxmae

If you only had 25 minutes a day, how would you spend it?

This is a tough one… Let’s break it up! I’ll spend 5 minutes getting up, 5 minutes enjoying a cup of tea in nature, 5 minutes eating something delicious, 5 minutes meeting my friends, and the last 5 minutes helping a stranger.

What is the best memory you have of your mid-twenties?

My best memory was creative directing and photographing my very first editorial spread for Gucci for Elle Singapore. It was a huge challenge because we had to shoot it during the pandemic and an intimidating opportunity because I was given complete creative freedom for a print magazine! I was truly humbled and grateful for this experience.

Tell us about your favourite birthday.

My favourite birthday memory was in 2020 – my 25th birthday – when we were actually in lockdown! All my friends from Singapore and around the world compiled their silly wishes and love into a video! Although we had to celebrate remotely through Zoom, it felt so precious.

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ALYSSA LAU

@imalyssalau

If you only had 25 minutes a day, how would you spend it?

I would sit down in front of the TV with breakfast and watch a good Netflix show. It’s become my favourite thing to do during my baby’s first nap of the day.

What is the best memory you have of your mid-twenties?

The best memory I have of my mid-twenties is when we welcomed our second dog into the family!

Tell us about your favourite birthday.

My best birthday memory was when my husband and then-boyfriend surprised me with a cactus and a card that said, “I Pricking Love You”. Mostly because he can’t really keep surprises from me so this was extra special!

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TARA WHITEMAN

@taramilktea

If you only had 25 minutes a day, how would you spend it?

I would definitely spend it in nature! It’s something I try to do to clear my mind each day.

What is the best memory you have of your mid-twenties?

I hit some major career goals at 25 that I am so proud and thankful for!

Tell us about your favourite birthday.

Any birthday spent surrounded by my loved ones makes for the best memories.

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