The birth of Jade Jagger was a media event, much like the wedding of her famous parents, Mick Jagger and Bianca Jagger. As she was deemed to be “very precious and quite, quite perfect” by her dad, it was only natural that she be named Jade. Living with popular parents whose lifestyle was often typified by the excess of the times, her odd upbringing included regular trips to exotic destinations like Mustique, and babysitting sessions with the legendary Andy Warhol. She was still relatively normal, however, with dreams of being a ballerina or a superhero like her television idols, Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman.
The eventual split of her parents caused Jade Jagger to rack up significant frequent flyer miles between New York and London. She enjoyed life in New York, where she found a regular hangout in Central Park and more than a few outlets for trouble. Mick Jagger was concerned about his daughter’s surroundings and sent her to a British private school instead. The social experiment didn’t last, since 15-year-old Jade Jagger was quickly expelled — for trying to sneak out of her room to meet a prospective boyfriend. She had good reason, however, since he was next in line to inherit a raincoat empire.
Besides motherhood, which arrived in Jade Jagger’s early 20s, art and fashion would soon take control of her as an adult. It started with an art history course in Italy and continued through romantic dalliances with fellow artists Piers Jackson and Euan McDonald. After working closely with Matthew Williamson, a London-based designer, Jade Jagger discovered jewelry to be her accessory of choice and she created her namesake organization, Jade Inc. in 1997. Within four years, she was hired on by fashion heavyweight Garrard as its new creative director. There she had creative input over the company’s jewelery lines and even designed the interior of its main retail store in London.
While working at Garrard, Jade Jagger took her interior design ambitions further through a collaborative venture called Yoo with John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck. In fulfilling every loft buyer’s dream of having their new home designed by a celebrity, Jade Jagger put her imprint on new apartments in London and New York, dressing them up with an elegant bohemian-influenced style. The ambitious yet uncharacteristic project would end up a success and Jade Jagger continues working with Yoo to this day.
After leaving Garrard in 2006, Jade Jagger has actively promoted her newest project, which is known as Jezebel. Referred to as a “lifestyle label,” it shows off Jade Jagger’s creativity across different areas of life, with the main concentrations being in music, art and fashion. The launch of Jezebel brought with it a series of posh parties in London and other parts of Europe, all featuring eclectic music, atmospheric party spaces and upstart performers like Lily Allen.
Through Jezebel, Jade Jagger has kept her creative mind alive and also had enough success to maintain a high standard of living. In 2008, she partnered with Belvedere Vodka to create the Jagger Dagger, a deluxe ice pick of gold, sapphire and diamonds that made its debut at exclusive night clubs in London, Paris, and New York. With a value of over $250,000 each, the daggers were more expensive than the annual salaries of the club patrons who got to test them out. Jade Jagger’s next project in 2009 would be much cheaper — a clothing line called Queen of Teens, created with the input of her teenage daughters. Jade Jagger capped off her successful new venture by celebrating — how else — with Paris Hilton on the new reality show, Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend.