The December Interview with Monocle Fashion Director
Fashion has always been a part of Daphné Hézard’s life. She grew up in Monte Carlo with two parents working in the fashion industry and was inspired by them at an early age. Daphné first served as editor-in-chief at both Jalouse and L’Officiel before landing her dream job as fashion director at Monocle, a magazine briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and more. Here, her fervor for fashion fits into a larger context that brings together the many different facets of the global community.
Wanting to hear a little bit more about this driven woman, we sat down with Daphné to talk about her experiences in journalism and what she’s doing today.
BWB: Tells us a little about your career and your new position at Monocle?
I’ve always worked in press and journalism. After being editor for two fashion magazines I was asked by Tyler Brûlé to become the fashion director and French correspondent of Monocle.
In between I’ve also hosted some TV shows focused on Activism around the world and Eco Tourism. I also spent some time in Beyrouth to launch the lebanese version of L’Officiel in 2010
It’s an honor to work for Monocle and to spend more time in London where the head office is located.
Monocle is an international affairs, business, culture and design magazine. It reports from around the globe in print, on radio and online.
BWB: Tell us more about Monocle?
Monocle was founded in 2007 by Tyler Brûlé, the founder of Wallpaper magazine and a Financial Times columnist. It’s an international affairs, business, culture and design magazine based in London with offices in New York, Zurich, Tokyo, Toronto, Singapore, Istanbul and Hong Kong. Monocle reports from around the globe in print, on radio and online.
BWB: What are so of the themes you are going to talk about this Holiday season?
Maison Bourgeat, Molli or Vetra. I also went to Lebanon to visit a new kind of guesthouses created by the food activist Kamal Mouzawak.
BWB: You live between Paris and London. What are some of your favorite Beauty and Wellness addresses in both cities?
- Martine de Richeville for her fitness massages
- 22 rue de Verneuil for Pauline’s haircut and Wanig’s colors
- Green Esthétic for lymphatic drainage by Rose May
- Dr Haushka Spa
- Pontoise pool
- Buly 1803
- Oh My cream from their online store and boutique in Paris
- The new beauty section of le Bon Marché
- Grace Belgravia is a great women’s health club
- Pauline and Julien’s massages offered like Martine de Richeville
- Manicure and pedicure at the Cheeky Parlor in Shoreditch
- Beauty products from Content in Marylebone,
BWB: What are some of your favorite makeup and skin care brands?
- Chanel nail polish
- Kure nail Polish
- Mac foundation
- Red Saint Laurent Lipstick
- Guerlain Khol
- Tata Harper
- Re trouvé
- Dr Haushka
- Crème de la Mer
BWB: You have a great sense of style, what are some of your favorite looks this winter?
- A sheepskin coat from Vanessa Seward
- A Pair of Michael Paraboot
- A Fifi Chachnil 50’s skirt worn with and angora cardigan
- A total look denim outfit from Keji Denim
- A Pallas Suit
- Some Molli knitwear
- Black Crows ski wear
- Mansur Gavriel Mini cross body bag
- The whole collection of Hillier Bartley
- LemaireX Uniqlo capsule
- Poncho hand knitted by ZAZ