‘I use Cocoa Butter on my body….I love the smell of it!’
Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing knows all about looking and feeling great, whether he’s at his favourite London clubs The Box and Public or partying and having fun in New York and San Tropez. Known for never getting tired and as someone who ‘can’t say no’ the 22 year old McVitie’s heir intends to carry on the family tradition and open his own ‘sexy sweet shop’ – when he has time that is!
A firm believer in keeping up appearances, he cites his grooming inspirations as Johnny Depp, James Dean and Tom Ford. Jamie lets us take a peek inside his washbag, which proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look great or have the grooming regime of a Chelsea boy!
Portrait by Nick Heikkinen.
What’s in your wash bag then Jamie?
My wash bag is bursting. I have the essentials: moisturiser, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, wax, as well as Chanel after-shave, Burt’s Bees lip salve and dental floss (if I remember to pack it).
Bath or shower?
Normally a shower, however I do love taking baths to warm me up in the winter.
How do you like to smell?
Amazing of course… I normally choose something by Chanel.
Since appearing on Made in Chelsea, are you now more aware of your appearance?
I’ve always been aware of my appearance, I’m a firm believer that men should take care of themselves
Which actors are your style icons?’
James Dean and Brad Pitt. I believe they all have their individual styles.
Do you use any particular products on your skin?’
I use Creme De La Mer on my face and I also use Cocoa Butter on my body. I love the smell of it.
Do you and the other Made in Chelsea guys (or girls) ever swap grooming tips or products?
Not really but I’m sure Ollie Locke does. I can confess that I’ve found Spencer using my moisturiser… and on more than one occassion!
Who inspires your grooming routine?
Tom Ford and Johhny Depp ( but not as Jack Sparrow obvs)
I hear you don’t sweat! What’s your secret?
I don’t know I know it seems strange. I believe everyone has a power, it’s just about finding what it is. Mine happens to be that I don’t sweat… I guess I’m just super lucky.
Have you had any grooming disasters?
I once used my sisters’ moisturiser, I rubbed it all over my face only to find out it was fake tan. It wasn’t a good look.
1. Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream £180.00 for 60ml at House of Fraser
2. Johnny Depp
3. Burt's Bees Lip Salve £3.69 for 4.25g at www.burtsbees.co.uk
4. James Dean
5. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Men Lotion £3.97 for 250ml at Boots
6. Tom Ford
7. Bleu de Chanel £60.00 for 100ml EDT at Selfridges