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  • Sheherazade’s go-to pieces

    Dress by Elie Saab; earrings by Olivia Collings

    McCartney makes perfect red-carpet dresses.”

    “ONE OF MY
    favorite beauty looks is a strong red lip.”

    feminine and simple, with a little sense of humor.”

    speed, Goldsmith maintains her home life, nurtures her business and supports her boyfriend’s big moment. “Since January I’ve got on a plane every two weeks to spend 48 hours in LA,” she says. “It’s extreme, but such a privilege you find ways to make it work.”

    Her sanity relies on “living in the present, with no regrets about the past and not getting overexcited about the future”. “And my kids keep me grounded,” she continues. “I’ll go from the airport to pick them up and it’s all, ‘Can you get

    NAME: Sheherazade Goldsmith PROFESSION: Very new jeweler
    MY STYLE: Bold yet classic – London ease mixed with French chic
    MY GO-TO LABELS: Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney and Valentino
    MY FAIL-SAFE PIECES: Rag & Bone jeans, Marni skirts, Bella Freud sweaters, Isabel Marant shirts
    MY FAVORITE ACCESSORIES: My loquets from Loquet London
    MY FAVORITE FOOTWEAR: Isabel Marant boots, Saint Laurent heels

    me [out of] sports?’ or ‘I forgot my guitar’. Then they say, ‘How was your thing, Mum?’ I’ll start, ‘Oh, it was…’ and be interrupted by, ‘So, can I go for a sleepover?’”

    For the daunting business of the red carpet, Goldsmith says she “realized early on that my dress choice should reflect that I’m not an actress, I’m there to support my boyfriend. So I can wear a quirky dress by Stella McCartney or a floral gown, like the Temperley one I wore to the Golden Globes.” The latter was not without its own dramas: “I left it in the lounge at Heathrow Airport and had to sprint all the way back to get it. And then at the ceremony, somebody stepped on it and the back ripped. I spent the rest of the evening clutching onto it, so no one would see my big knickers.” 

    ‘Project Me’-style prep isn’t really her style. “I’d rather have lunch with Alfonso before a ceremony than get my nails done. And I haven’t used a stylist; my kids tell me what to wear,” she laughs. “James [10] will look up from his

    computer and say, ‘It’s a bit too poufy’. But Uma [13] and Thyra [11] are always spot on – and by helping me pack it makes them feel part of this whole thing.”

    Soon ‘this whole thing’ will be over. On March 2, Goldsmith and Cuarón will walk the 86th Academy Awards’ red carpet, for which Gravity is nominated

    for 10 awards. Goldsmith will be wearing a dress she picked from this very shoot (the question is: which one?) and Cuarón will have a collection of lucky loquets pinned to his chest. And it will be clear for all to see, that individually and collectively, Alfonso and Sheherazade shine bright.


    Hair: Diana Moar. Makeup: Celia Burton at CLM. Art Director: Gemma Stark

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