Charlotte Stockdale looked “round and unhappy” when she tried to model.
The stylist went to boarding school when she was 11 and when she left she knew she wanted to be in fashion. Initially she tried her hand at modelling, although she soon realised that wasn’t the path for her.
“I just looked round and unhappy about being there,” she laughed to British newspaper The Telegraph.
A career as a stylist soon followed, including working at Fendi with Karl Lagerfeld. She helped with campaigns and catwalk displays alike but is modest about her input.
“Karl draws and comes up with all these brilliant inspirations and ideas, then I just get to play around with them,” she claimed.
For the last year and a half Charlotte has worked as style editor at Jo Malone, the beauty company famed for its fragrance and candles.
Her job sees her come up with mood boards full of images, which are then translated into smells. The star is careful to point out she is a visual person, so only works with pictures and not words.
Although it sounds strange, Charlotte is adamant she’s achieved a lot with the company.
“[It’s] traditional but with a twist. I love the fact that you know what the ingredients are and they’re relatively simple. There’s no weird kind of nebulous thing that you can’t grasp. I like quite honest scents personally, and I think it’s a very elegant brand. It is a bit like having a Chanel handbag,” she said.
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