The rays are beating down on yet another Californian day of sun, as 21-year-old starlet, Chloë Grace Moretz, takes residence beside the leafy pool at The Parker Hotel—one of Palm Springs’ iconic properties. But this isn’t Chloë’s first desert jaunt—indeed, the resort destination is, as she explains, the ultimate weekend getaway. “Growing up in LA, I’ve been coming to Palm Springs since I was young. I love the history attached to this small oasis.” Of course, for Chloë, that childhood was somewhat more glamorous than for most. Making her on-screen debut aged just seven with 2005’s Amityville Horror, her filmography, which spans blockbuster hits like Kick Ass & Carrie as well as acclaimed indie titles, is nothing if not prolific. With four films already slated for release this year, if anyone needs some downtime it’s Ms Moretz.
Packing for a weekend jaunt is, she says, about keeping it simple, “All you need are sunglasses and shoes—they’re definitely my statement pieces when I’m on a getaway.” Indeed, footwear is, she explains, a mainstay of her wardrobe. “When I was younger, my mom always had the best shoe collection, so I always knew that’s what I wanted too. The perfect shoes for me are comfortable, but they also have to stand out.” Chloë’s bag requirements are equally specific: “It depends on where I’m wearing it. If it’s a clutch, it needs to be big enough to hold my lipstick, phone, and wallet. And I definitely need it to be a cross-body, just in case the night leads to dancing!”
A long-time red-carpet Jimmy Choo devotee, Chloë’s penchant for the brand is all down to the way the designs express her individuality. “My Jimmy Choos have always made me feel flirty and sexy, while still being comfortable in myself—they make my outfits feel uniquely me, be it for a red-carpet event or Thanksgiving dinner. For example, when I was at Sundance Film Festival, I didn’t take off a pair of perfect gold Jimmy Choo boots. I ended up wearing them to the Women’s Rally and then after the march I wore the same boots with a dress by Vampire’s Wife for the film premiere. In the falling snow, the shoes made me feel like Wonder Woman!”
When it comes to career drive, Chloë explains she’s always been determined to play the industry by her own rules. “It was never a question for me whether I wanted to be the heroine of my own story or the damsel in distress. I always wanted to be the one taking charge instead of riding shotgun. I was raised by a single mother and my four brothers. From the get-go, I was bound to have a strong opinion of who I wanted to be in this world, which translated to who I am in this industry,” she says. “I’d say my drive comes from my deep love of acting, and film making in general. I’ve always wanted to be the best that I could be at my craft, because I truly respect the medium.”
That attitude has also been reflected in Chloë’s take on female empowerment, though she’s keen to point out that the complexity of the problem defies one single solution, “I’ve found that always vocalizing my opinion, while simultaneously listening, comprehending, and learning from others’ has been more beneficial than just having one stance,” she says. “It’s helpful to have progressive debates on subjects; there are so many ways to empower yourself and others around you.” When it comes to female mentors in Hollywood, Chloë counts herself fortunate, “I’ve been incredibly lucky, from the time I was a kid, to have always worked with such supportive women, in front of and behind the camera. They taught me, as did my brothers and my mother, that we are stronger together. Supporting each other will get us further than being so fiercely competitive that you alienate not only others around you, but yourself as well.”
This year, Chloë will continue to champion the causes that most matter to her with the release of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a film about a young girl forced into a gay conversion therapy centre by her conservative guardians. The script took on resonance for Chloë, not just because two of her brothers came out at a young age, but also, because it was a story about inequality and discrimination which she deeply felt needed to be told. “It’s important to me that I use my platform to create and be part of projects that are progressive—especially considering our country’s current political climate. My brothers coming out showed me at a very young age that we are all equal; that love is love. It also showed me how important it is to stand up for the people whose voices are being taken from them.”
As such an eloquent and confident woman, it’s little surprise that her creative ambitions go beyond just the next audition. As well as photography, a passion which she showcases to her 14.2 million fans on Instagram, Chloë admits that she’s interested in pursuing roles behind the scenes. “I’m excited to try my hand at different jobs in this industry, to really dive into being more of a creator than just an actor,” she reveals, “From producing through my production company, to co-directing with my brother, Trevor, I believe I’ll come in to my own artistic groove over the coming years.” You certainly wouldn’t bet against her.
Chloë wears: Jimmy Choo
Henry Cavill dons his Jaeger LeCoultre Polaris at movie world premiere
The Polaris is such an attractive watch that it can fit into almost any part of my daily life. I wear it as often as possible, says Cavill, who in the past year has joined Jaeger‑LeCoultre’s friends. “I first came across Jaeger‑LeCoultre after they invited me to the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Gold Cup Polo match. I was also fortunate enough to attend the lunch beforehand at Lord and Lady Cowdray’s house, where I had the great pleasure of being taught how to swing a polo club, sadly on foot, however, not from horseback!”
In a series of recent photographs for Jaeger‑LeCoultre, shot by Damian Foxe, Henry Cavill also chose to wear the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Polaris in its Chronograph iteration. The Jaeger‑LeCoultre Polaris Collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Memovox Polaris watch from 1968.
An actor who brims with classic English style and is passionate about performing his own stunts, Henry Cavill made his feature film debut in The Count of Monte Christo. He was the first non-American to step into the iconic, Superman suit. Man of Steel, a worldwide box office hit became the highest-grossing Superman film of all time and resulted in Cavill’s two further reprisals of the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Cavill captivated audiences in the Golden Globe award-nominated Showtime series The Tudors, and in Guy Ritchie’s spy drama The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Upcoming, Cavill stars in the psychological thriller Nomis opposite Sir Ben Kingsley and Stanley Tucci.
Reggaeton icon Nicky Jam joins the prestigious Hublot ambassadors club
The champion of the charts partners up with the champions’ watchmaker to officially become an ambassador for the Hublot watchmaking brand.
A long-term friend of the House of Hublot—in particular, we saw him last year during the festivities organised by the watchmaking brand at the Hublot Loves Art in Miami event—Nicky Jam is now becoming its ambassador.
Real name Nick Rivera Caminero, the Latino singer born in the United States to a Puerto-Rican father and a Dominican mother is endlessly racking up hits. In 2015, the success of his song “El Perdon” easily crossed the borders of Latin America to make an impression in Europe, taking the top spot in the charts in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and France, which led him to being rewarded at the Latin Grammy’s Awards 2015 ceremony. He is back at it this year thanks to the single “X (Equis)”, whose catchy notes are already setting it up as a summer hit and whose video is very close to hitting a billion views on YouTube.
Behind the Scenes with Cara Delevingne
Glitter, glimmer & shine. The holiday season is upon us and who better to showcase Jimmy Choo’s Cruise 2018 collection of party-ready flats, heels and totes than dancefloor expert, Cara Delevingne? Whether she’s wowing the critics in her latest movie or impressing readers with her debut novel, model, Instagram-royalty and campaigner Cara fizzes with fun and good humour. Backstage on the imposing New York city set, the 25-year starlet is full of her characteristic vim on the subject of the holiday season, “I’m very much pro Christmas jumpers – you’re definitely obliged to look stupid because you’re with your family,” she laughs.
Slipping into her favourite MAINE ankle boots ahead of a traffic-stopping scene for Australian filmmaker Lorin Askill’s Shimmer in the Dark film, she starts to reflect on the people that have inspired her multi-faceted career. “There are some people that just have an energy about them like Luc Besson or Pharell. I met Whitney Huston and Mariah Carey at the same time and that completely dumb-struck me. All of those people have really inspired me through how they’ve challenged the world.”
Musing on advice, it’s The Fresh Prince himself who has made the biggest impact, “I was actually just remembering a piece of advice that Will Smith gave me—and this applies really whatever job you do. He said you should treat yourself as though you’re a professional athlete. Look after yourself, sleep a lot and do everything that will help you do your job to the best of your abilities.”
Cara is a New York veteran having spent a substantial amount of time in Manhattan over her modelling career—but she’s not looking to relocate anywhere for good imminently. “I’m a definite traveler,” she explains, “I love to be in different places at different times of the year depending on climate, so I would find it very hard to pick one place to live. If you really pushed me, it would probably still be England, because I love it and it’s my home, but I would love to go to every country in the world. It’s such a vast and magnificent place with so many cultures to discover and understand.”
Next up backstage she’s poised on a city skyscraper rooftop waiting for glitter confetti to explode and photographer Tom Craig to capture the moment. While the wind machine revs to top speed, Cara is entirely unfazed—on-set composure is yet another of her talents. When it comes to dream film roles, she doesn’t hesitate. “I always wanted to be Martha in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’. I’m too young for it now, but I’d love to do it at some point. Or Julie Andrews in the ‘Sound of Music’. God, I love that movie so much!” Sounds like it’s time to add yodeling to that impressive résumé.
What’s your favourite cocktail?
It depends on what kind of mood I’m in, but I do like something sparkly, maybe with some elderflower. And lots and lots of ice.
What is a song guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor?
Everybody Dance Now just popped into my head. If you put on a classic tune, I’ll probably dance to it, but what’s really guaranteed to do it is anything 90s, old school, disco or funk.
If you could have dinner with anybody who would be your dream guests?
Stephen Fry, David Attenborough and Judy Dench. And Barack Obama. God, that’s a fun dinner. I’ll send out the invites tomorrow.
What would you cook for them?
I like finger food, so a lot of appetizers—get everything in there from all corners of the Earth.
What’s your favourite New York hotspot?
I love being on the streets in New York, because the energy is so amazing. You can see so many amazing things and meet so many great people.
What is your pizza order?
It depends on what time of day it is. Sometimes I like an egg. Olives, bacon, tomato and cheese is a classic order. They do a vodka pizza here in New York which is apparently quite interesting, but I’ve never tried it. But it’s one for my list!
How many shoes do you own?
A lot. I think shoes are really important. I like to get one pair of incredible shoes and wear them to death. I’ll repair them, but wear them until the end!
What’s your tip for taking the perfect selfie?
Just have fun and don’t care too much. And have as many people in it as possible.
Cara wears Jimmy Choo
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