3 posts tagged "Charlotte Stockdale"
Since Charlotte Stockdale was named “style editor” for Jo Malone London in a series of changes and upgrades meant to make the brand ever more relevant and desirable, we’ve been curious as to what, exactly, the i-D fashion director and stylist would precisely be doing in her post. “I sniff, I smell, I do everything,” she revealed last night at “a thoroughly proper” holiday party at the brand’s new Marylebone office, which sits in an elegant and vast Georgian town house. “I do everything from start to finish, from helping to formulate scents to packaging,” continued Stockdale, who had her hair dyed a festive red and green ombré for the occasion. “But it’s such an iconic English brand; there is not much to improve upon.”
A long beloved gifting go-to, the quintessentially British candles and eaux de toilette wrapped in those signature cream and black boxes feature increasingly thoughtful notes (think: orange blossom, lime and basil, pomegranate and pine), which are made all the better through the art of scent combining, a pastime that Jo Malone London helped popularize. The new year will bring more olfactory enticement for fans of the brand to love when its Sugar and Spice collection debuts, celebrating English cakes and confections with essences of ginger and nutmeg.
While swooning over the Rose Uniacke-designed space, conversation between guests like Hugh Grant, David Bailey, Tallulah Harlech Peter Pilotto and Nick Rhodes turned to holiday plans, of which an Alaïa-clad Stockdale has a few. “I’ll be decamping to the English countryside with family for a quiet, cozy holiday,” she said, revealing her secret to successful gift-giving. “I personally love to give—and receive—books. They make everyone happy, including children. Then of course there is Jo Malone London,” she effused—and Yves Saint Laurent, according to Alex Fury. The Love magazine editor was beaming about the YSL Robyn wedge shoes in hounds tooth and patent-leather he had purchased for his mother. We could all use a son like that.
As Jo Malone London’s style editor, Charlotte Stockdale approaches fragrance as she does fashion—with an understated elegance and glamour. In her unique role—the first for the Brit perfume purveyor—the fashion director of i-D will do everything from curate collaborations with tastemakers and influencers and mastermind campaigns to host chic parties aplenty, like the recent soirée at her London flat earlier this month, in which designer Roland Mouret and both Simon and Yasmin Le Bon toasted her new appointment. Of course, all this comes easily to Stockdale, who multitasks as a super-stylist and has consulted for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld. As the fashion pack descends upon London this weekend, Style.com caught up with Stockdale to talk about scents, what’s in her makeup bag, and the best spots for recuperating in between shows, from the U.K. to Paris.
The Trusted Hairstylist: Alex Brownsell at Bleach Hair Salon
“Alex is brilliant and immediately understands what it is that you want—whether it be a completely outrageous new look or something simply natural.”
For locations, visit www.bleachlondon.co.uk.
The Nail Artist: DIY Magic
“I do my own nails, and always with a Chanel polish as their colors are always on trend. Their matte top coat is an absolute essential!”
Chanel Beauté des Ongles Mat Top Coat, $26, www.chanel.com.
The Complexion Perfectors: Three for Three
“I use The Mist and The Hydrating Infusion by Crème de la Mer twice a day, every day. I can’t live without them. And the Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Scrub is my perfect exfoliator—it leaves my skin so soft and smooth.”
Move over, Charlotte Gainsbourg. Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière has a new muse—and her name is Kristen Stewart. The Twilight star has just been named the new face of the French house’s forthcoming fragrance. [WWD]
It looks like Jo Malone’s whimsical launch for its last scent, Wild Blue Bell, was just the beginning of the brand’s “coolification.” The fragrance house has just named stylist and i-D fashion director Charlotte Stockdale its first-ever style editor. We’re holding our breath for some one-eye-shut ad campaigns. [Vogue.U.K.]
Kimora Lee Simmons is the latest celebrity to flex her skincare muscle. The Baby Phat designer has launched Shinto Clinical, a full range of East-meets-West complexion savers based on “cultures that live from the sea.” [WWD]
Snake venom creams and bee sting serums are old news. It’s all about dragon’s blood sculpting gels, which are formulated with the red sap of the sangre de drago tree. Lady Gaga is already a fan of the exotic plumping and sculpting elixir, as if there were any doubt. [Daily Mail]
Forget the breakup bob. Katy Perry is pioneering breakup blue. The pop star’s cobalt-hued hair color du jour will presumably help her forget all about her impending divorce from actor Russell Brand. [Us Weekly]