If there’s one woman who looks like she’s having the time of her life at the moment, it’s Jamie Lee Curtis. The actor has been hotfooting it between London, New York and Los Angeles on the promo trail for her latest film, Halloween. Though not a contender for awards season, Lee Curtis has treated each radio slot, primetime TV show and press junket for the thriller with the same gusto as one might expect from Bradley Cooper during this time.
Because Lee Curtis is a professional with four decades in the biz. For the last 15, she’s had the help of her stylist, Jane Rose, to make sure she’s outfitted in a way that corresponds with her, rather than her latest horror movie role. The duo met through a mutual friend, jeweller Cathy Waterman, and hit it off straight away. “She is a dream of a person,” Rose tells Vogue of her client. “She has an enormous open heart and takes extraordinary care of everyone in her path. But she’s also a true artist – smart, creative and interested.”
Their working relationship is collaborative, but, Rose says, Lee Curtis has a firm understanding of the parameters of her style. “She knows her figure and what looks good and what doesn’t. Her style is about chic, minimalist tailoring where less is more.”
This “simple, simple, simple” motto the duo adopted on the Halloween tour manifested itself in postbox-red Alexander McQueen suiting, blue velvet co-ords from Altuzarra, a black strapless Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit and a white form-fitting dress by Carolina Herrera. All jewellery was, of course, by Waterman.