Leslie Scocca Croft


A staple in British Drawing Rooms in the 19th century, Punch Magazine had a close relationship to Parliament during the Victorian Era and was a celebrated critique, satire and commentary for the British Empire. Repositioning the brand to the U.S. in 2008, LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT joins Charlatan Magazine to sort politics from culture and style in the modern age.

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Leslie Scocca Croft c. 2012. Photograph: Charlatan Magazine

Leslie Scocca Croft grew up in Queens, and, against the backdrop of a twinkling city, was drawn to the thrill of fashion. Ranked among the Top 5 Fashion Schools in the World, Leslie enrolled at the illustrious Fashion Institute of Technology whereupon she studied Advertising and Communications, and summarily earned the distinction Bachelor of Arts. Upon graduation, Leslie joined the Hearst Corporation and went to work at Harper’s Bazaar, America’s First Fashion Magazine, where she reigned as a senior editor for over 14 years.

But when the chairman and owner of one of New York City’s longest established property management and real estate development firms tapped her as his right-hand person, fate brought Leslie’s reach in New York’s advertising world to the fast-paced and exciting labyrinth of New York City Real Estate.

After joining Charlatan, The #1 Digital Culture Magazine, Leslie returned to the world of reporting and is proud to have pioneered and pen, The Grand Bazaar: A Day in the Life of our Culture. In 2012, she was appointed Charlatan’s New York Bureau Chief and oversees reporting from New York City’s diverse culture to the magazine’s 31 international markets. Whether in Las Vegas, Portugal, London or beyond, Leslie remains transfixed on Global Culture, and continues to provide commentary, editorial oversight, and exclusive, cutting-edge interviews from the Capital of the World.

Leslie and her husband of 18 years, the real estate mogul Tony Croft, reside along the Hudson River and maintains that
“Life is full of surprises. It advertises nothing.”

Articles by Leslie Scocca Croft

The Omorovicza Skincare Revolution

Plastic, silicone and petrochemicals dominate the cosmetics industry, and are increasingly suspect as arbiters of catastrophic disease. But when Omorovicza Skincare turned to the mineral rich, thermal spas of Budapest for the solution, they effectively changed the conversation in luxury skincare. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT chats with Stephen and Margaret Omorovicza in New York City and learns why its never too late to return to nature.

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A Conversation with Gregory Brown

Renewal Epidermal Science (RES) Technology are bio-engineered ingredients which incorporate a 1986 Noble Prize winning technology called Epidermal Growth Factor. Indeed, it regenerates the appearance of youthful skin. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT sits down with Dr. Brown in his Manhattan office to discuss the RéVive skincare revolution.

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Chatting with Perfumer Laurice Rahmé

Launched as a homage to the Big Apple, perfumer Laurice Rahmé is creating fragrances that capture and celebrate the unique neighborhoods of New York City. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT checks in at the Bond Street location, takes a spin around the city in the famous Bond Mobile, and chats with the founder herself about why ‘Private Blendings’ and personal service are the next conversation in luxury perfumery.

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Hideaway of Kings, Presidents, even Pugs

When King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England for the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson, he chose to hideaway in New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Contributor LESLIE SCOCCA CROFT checks in at the Royal Suite to find out what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in the last 80 years.

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