It goes without saying that every woman is unique — as no two leaves are the same, each woman has her personal style. Diversity of character is a cause for a celebration: Pandora’s “The Look of You” explores how we physically embody our inner selves for the outside world to see, while staying on-trend.
The campaign sees international stylists Caroline Issa, Micaela Erlanger and Rebecca Corbin-Murray in a documentary-styled video helping a real woman, Ella, to elevate her character with Pandora pieces as well as their styling advice. The stylists in the end see how each of them have styled Ella — she also styles herself.
“PANDORA’s jewellery world is more adaptable than ever, offering a range of precious metals, vibrant gems and innovative, hand-finished designs that remain at the forefront of seasonal trends. “The Look Of You” campaign and film celebrates the versatility of Pandora’s latest collection alongside the versatility of women and encourages our audience to embrace individuality from the inside, out,” explains Stephen Fairchild, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer at Pandora.
Rebecca Corbin-Murray describes the experience, “It was exciting to see how three different stylists interpreted what a real woman had to say about herself, taking from these ideas to build whole looks that expressed her personality and her interests, whilst demonstrating how Pandora jewellery can be styled for the season.”
To find out the season’s biggest trends, head to Pandora’s official site for The Look of You. Also check out this exclusive interview with Rebecca Corbin-Murray:
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in Guernsey – a little British island. If I get have a free second, I’m either in the countryside on a horse or travelling. My morning routine consists of doing some transcendental meditation before a quick shower and enjoying a pot of tea with breakfast while I look at my emails. Most mornings I’ll go to Pilates or the gym – I’ll pick up a green juice on the way home and then get ready for the day.
You’re a well-known stylist, tell us about the start of your career.
I moved to London and was fortunate to begin my career assisting Charlotte Stockdale who was a fashion editor at British Vogue at the time. I was then lucky enough to freelance assist for stylists Andrea Lieberman who was working with Gwen Stefani and B Akerlund who was mainly working with Madonna during this period.
I moved to Paris where I met the incredible photographer Ellen von Unwerth who believed in me and gave me my first big break. One of our first jobs together was a Guess Campaign in LA which was incredible. Working together we shot actresses and singers as well as models. Ellen was always more interested in working with girls with personalities and stories. I think in hindsight this is when I started gravitating towards working with actresses more.
A couple of years ago I changed my agency and made a conscious decision to stop hustling for editorial and concentrate on working with celebrity. When I started working with celebrities it still wasn’t deemed as cool and not many people were doing it as industry insiders didn’t think it was a particularly credible career path.
I think that after Rachel Zoe became recognised, it became cooler and she opened the door for a new generation of stylists to come through.
Why did you decide to become a stylist?
When it comes to styling, I feel like my strength lies in my ability to understand people. I felt people saw me less as a fashion editor, with my skills better suited to celebrity styling so it was a bit of an epiphany when I switched over.
I now have clients such as Emma Watson, Lily James, Sophie Turner and Jenna Coleman.
I find the women I work with endlessly interesting, what they say and what they are doing, and I love translating that into fashion moments.
What’s your style?
My day to day style is quite paired down – I wear a lot of dark colours and normally wear jeans paired with tailored pieces.
I live in London which is renowned for bad weather so I have quite a collection of sweaters and boots! I tend to mix high and low brands but I invest every season on classic pieces.
When I go out, I love dressing up in more feminine and colourful looks which is the antithesis to the everyday black masculine pieces which fill my closet. I’m a Gemini so this is probably both sides of my personality!
Where do you draw inspiration for style from?
I get inspired by so many different things, old film stars and films, social media, street style, travel, all things elegant and equestrian.
Who are your style muses?
Jane Birkin, Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Caroline de Maigret, Emmanuelle Alt and Christine Centenera, to name a few.
What are your key fashion items?
Céline sweaters, Ellery blouse, Frame jeans, Chanel boots.
A very fine cashmere scarf my boyfriend bought for me.
What’s your favourite trend for AW16?
My favourite is the Gothic Romantic trend.
How would you style the Gothic Romantic trend for work and for going out?
I would probably invest in a great coat or some outerwear which is tailored, modern and yet had a gothic edge.
For going out I would wear either a dress or high necked lace or ruffle detail blouse with a pair of jeans or tailored trousers. I would definitely frame the look with a pair of earrings or a piece of statement jewellery.
What’s your favourite piece of the PANDORA Autumn 2016 collection?
I love the asymmetric earrings in PANDORA Autumn 2016 Collection. They are so elegant yet cool and modern – you could use them to complement a dress going out or to spice up a day look.
What are you seeing women from London wear right now?
Women in London are being clever with layering and opting for new twists on classics like a reconstructed men’s shirt or pair of blue jeans. They are reworking everyday pieces into new silhouettes.
What’s the hottest street style?
What do you think makes women unique?
Women are unique because we have had to fight for the things we have. We share a history of empowering one another and I think with empowerment come strength and creativity. We are seeing more and more women entering the work place into key positions – this is also true in fashion.
What do you think defines a woman’s unique style?
Style is having consistency and the ability to see when less is more. I think investing in a few key things and creating silhouettes which flatters your shape is important.
What’s important in a woman’s wardrobe and jewellery box, to express her own style?
A structured coat and a good trench should be in every woman’s wardrobe. Accessories bring a personality to a look. Jewellery is something I collect, it adds personality and polish to any outfit and pulls a look together.
What’s on your bucket-list?
Going to Ethiopia and riding through the Botswana Delta.
What’s your favourite accessory?
My grandmother’s wedding ring as I think it brings me luck.
Do you prefer pants or skirts?
What fashion look do you regret wearing?