Cara Mia May (in Italian, it means Dear Beloved May) is conceptualised and inspired by my farm stay in Puglia. It's a design-led brand that is focused on vintage-theme designs from inspirations drawn on my love for travel and handicrafts. So rare are antique pieces and so priceless, they are created with attention to fine details and is a thing of beauty to be enjoyed.
My first collection is inspired by vintage pigiamino (pyjamas) laid out on our bed at Masseria Potenti, each time we visited. These pyjamas are unique and timeless collections from the 70s. They are made in true Italian craftsmanship, with exquisite embroidery on delicate and luxe fabric. So beautiful indeed, these are not just sleepwear but can be worn all day long whether lounging around, to breakfast or even a cocktail party.
Working with local artisans, Cara Mia May is delighted to bring these heritage wear to the world. Each piece is made ethically with care by artisans themselves. Do take time to read about them and their story. It's a celebration of creativity and appreciation for old things and giving them a spark of life in the modern world.
If we don't start appreciating our artisans' work, they will become extinct in future generations. It's our way to help keep traditions alive.