"I think I unintentionally design for myself."
[Ed. Note: Charlotte Ronson is a designer for her namesake brand and for I Heart Ronson, sold at J.C. Penney. She is the daughter of Ann Dexter-Jones, and counts Mark Ronson, Samantha Ronson, and Annabelle Dexter-Jones among her talented siblings.]
rowing up my parents taught me] to always wear clothes with confidence. Growing up in London and New York there were always so many different styles and characters, which has it’s taught me to keep it simple and embrace my individual style.
I buy tons of trousers–I love their cut and patterns–but I always end up in my old trusty jeans. I don’t know why I do it. I’m drawn to skirts, dresses, or if it’s going to be trousers, it’s got to be a denim of sorts; a more casual thing. Trousers always just feel so serious.
I think I unintentionally design for myself. I design clothes from ideas I am aesthetically drawn to, so I end up loving those pieces and wanting to wear them. Every day, I wear at least one item from my Charlotte Ronson collection or I Heart Ronson collection, which I mix and match with vintage pieces or pieces from other designers. It’s important to believe in the product you are creating, to stand behind it, and actually want to wear it. I like to think I design for the confident, feminine, and rebellious woman.
Designing from Charlotte Ronson to I Heart Ronson–it’s so nice to appeal to a broader customer and to be walking down the street and see someone walking in my clothes. I’m just blown away and so flattered just to see anyone wearing my clothes and to make it their own.
I organize my wardrobe by color, category, and silhouettes. It’s an art. It’s always fun to take the time to get dressed up and pampered, but usually I don’t have so much time, so I like to keep it simple and make it about the dress for the occasion. I always like to use products from my Charlotte Ronson for Sephora beauty collection. It’s kept very minimal, and my hair is usually in a bun or down loose in natural ways, which I usually use my products in. It gives you that perfectly messy hair.” – Charlotte Ronson to Shop Ghost
Charlotte Ronson photographed in New York by Stevie Dance.
"Growing up my style icon was Kate Moss. She makes it all look so easy and effortless. You can tell each piece she wears is cherished and has a purpose. I'm still always drawn to Kate Moss's style, but I also find Bianca Jagger to be such an inspiration. She's a risk taker, and she optimizes the perfect mix of femininity and masculinity. Her look is always perfectly coordinated."
"I travel when I can. I go to shows, galleries, and movies. I love photography books, but most importantly, I make sure to keep my eyes wide open and pay attention to what's going on around me, because you never know when you will be inspired."
"I have a couple of vintage dresses my mother has given me over the years, and they're the most treasured pieces from her. And one day it will be a great feeling to pass those down to my daughter."
"I collect old, 60's and 70's movie posters, photography books, friendship bracelets, furs, under-clothing accessories."
"I shop at Net-a-porter, eBay, and ShopBop. My friend has this store, Blue and Cream, which is great and in New York City. ... the most unlikely place I've shopped is this store Kinokuniya. It's a bookstore, but they have great stickers. It's right next door to me from my office."