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30 Mar

My First Apartamento: Vanguard Stylist, Zoe Bedeaux

by Nacho Alegre, Natalia Rachlin, Raven Smith | NOWNESS

Over the course of her 25-plus year career, Zoe Bedeaux has dressed Grace Jones and Kate Moss, styled the pages of WSelf Service and 032c, and steadfastly pursued a decade-long collaboration with Juergen Teller.

The London-based fashion vanguard is considered part of an influential group of 90s stylists that includes Camilla Nickerson, Jane How, Camille Bidault-Waddington, who all created shoots for The Face and i-D on a shoestring budget—and she had, and still has, an uncanny and unparalleled eye for spotting vintage treasures. Today, though less actively involved in the day-to-day of the fashion industry, Bedeaux’s inimitable eye remains an enduring influence that transcends fleeting trends.

In the third and final installment of this new series made in collaboration with Apartamento, which takes us inside the homes featured in past issues of the cult interiors magazine, we tour Bedeaux’s jam-packed London home as she talks us through the difference between hoarding and collecting, and reveals the power of boredom.

My space is very much about my interior world. When you’re styling people they’re not spaces, they’re not vacuous—they’ve got stories, identities and it’s much more about finding things to support them. With my space, it’s much more about bringing things in that support me and that I enjoy living with.

My dress sense is quite shambolic. I just literally throw things on, most of the stuff I wear is all vintage. I’m held together by safety pins, everything is just in a state of repair or falling apart. I don’t mind that.

There’s a difference between hoarding and collecting. Hoarders don’t necessarily care about the shit, they just want to acquire stuff. That’s not what it’s about for me, I love everything and it’s about keeping in great condition. I’m not into the idea of things just being stagnant. If I’m not wearing something, it’s got to move on.”

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