Rebecca Corbin-Murray is a stylist in London and works with Emma Watson, among others. We met her for an interview
You can spot Becky from far away: a gazelle-like stature, what seems like endlessly long light blonde hair, big doe eyes, and then when she’s finally standing in front of you, her warm heart and charming disposition are captivating. She’s already been in our circle for a while through friends of friends, and in the meantime she’s risen to become the “hottest stylist of the moment” through her very well-known client, Emma Watson.
The most exciting part of her new outfit series: First and foremost, it’s finding new labels with a sustainable position for Watson’s press tour to accompany her film Beauty and the Beast. An Instagram account was even set up for it (@the_press_tour). We asked our favorite stylist a few questions and visited her in her London home last summer.
City of Residency
Old enough to know better
What is your current occupation?
I’m a stylist (editor’s note: she’s represented by The Wall Group).
How did you get there?
Assisting some brilliant and inspirational stylists!
What was the most important or influential stop on your career path?
Meeting the inimitable Ellen von Unwerth!
What do you love most about your job?
The people I work with, how no day is the same, being surrounded by beautiful things, and getting to be creative.
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And what don’t you love so much?
Last minute jobs!
What is your secret trick to get everything done in time?
A really brilliant team.
If you could swap jobs for a week/month, what would it be?
A panda cuddler. That’s a real thing.
What role does Instagram play in your daily business life?
People look at Instagram before they look at portfolios these days!
Describe your work situation. What does your usual day look like?
No two days are ever the same! It’s organized chaos.
Who is your favourite person to work with and why?
That’s like asking a mother to pick their favourite child!
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How would you describe your ability to balance work and life? Have you discovered something new recently that you can share?
It’s a work in progress. But transcendental meditation, a good dermatologist, and a great assistant.
What’s your everyday treat or the highlight of your day?
What do you love about the city you live in?
And how does that influence your work?
So many amazing creative and inspiring people live in London.
What about future plans: What’s going to happen in your 2017?
There are various press tours on the horizon – also working on @the_press_tour.
Looking at the big picture, what future project are you dreaming about realizing?
Seeing more brands become more sustainable, having more transparent supply chains and using creativity to create less toxic recycled fabrics and so on. It’s the future!
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Julia co-founded one of the first fashion blogs in Germany in 2007 and became a freelance consultant for digital strategies after publishing her first book in 2010. After an eventful four years with Condé Nast working mainly in the digital department of Vogue Germany, she decided to launch her own online magazine with her dream partner, Veronika Heilbrunner. She is based in Berlin and loves to read books.