"Work really hard as early as possible and never stop learning. If you have really stopped learning anything in a role then it is time to move on."
I met the Publisher of Vanity Fair at the time, who introduced me to our HR Director. My first role at Condé Nast was Creative Partnerships Assistant for CN Digital, I then moved to GQ and then in December 2017 was offered a job at British Vogue.
I love the diverse range of brands I work with, which in turn enables me to meet and build relationships with a really interesting and varied range of people. It is a very gratifying job and I love interacting with as many different people as possible. My team is definitely the best thing about my job. We are all friends and get on extremely well.
I am currently working on a really exciting project. It is called The Five Days of Vogue; Supper Club series. It will be a series of five supper club evenings, each hosted in a top restaurant, and we are currently looking for brands to come on board to sponsor each evening. The series launches in October and I am really excited/petrified about it!
I am constantly working on a number of different projects at one time as the volume at Vogue is so huge, so I would love to say that I am cool, calm and collected but that would be a complete lie. I love the pitching process and the sell, it’s so exciting and always completely different with every client.
Work really hard as early as possible and never stop learning. If you have really stopped learning anything in a role then it is time to move on.
I worked on a really amazing partnership with a fashion brand called Reserved last year - it was a really big accomplishment career wise. I learnt so much and we ended up curating a Capsule Collection that was sold in 50 stores worldwide as well as online, and it was a sell out!! It was exhausting but amazing.
I am really really obsessed with moisturiser. I use Bioderma – Atoderm Intensive Baum. Its £15 for a huge bottle and is amazing. I also LOVE primer – Laura Mercier or Charlotte Tilbury are really good for a glowing complexion
"British Vogue is a very gratifying job and my team is definitely the best thing about working there. We are all friends and get on extremely well."
1. Use your contacts. 2. Apply to as many roles as you can as it’s hard to cut through the noise 3. Always talk about what you are doing as you never know who you could meet
There are loads of women and men who inspire me for loads of different reasons, however the main one and sorry as its quite cliché is my mother. She has just completed her Master’s in Business Coaching at the age of 60 which I think is an amazing achievement and is the most incredible support to me and my siblings.
Business of Fashion – I also love their Podcast Series, Vogue Business, Matchesfashion.com, Net – A – Porter, All Conde Nast sites, obviously Vogue is checked multiple times per day, Refinery 29, Glossy (love their Podcast Series as well), Huffington Post, Instagram and Twitter... I could go on but a lot of fashion sites.
My iPhone or my Cloud 9 Hair straighteners.
I’m single, so any time going on a date is acting fearlessly to me.
I am a huge fan of Barre classes and yoga. I love seeing friends, it’s the best relaxation time for me as all we do is laugh. I also have a niece and nephew who I am obsessed with so seeing them is heavenly, perhaps not relaxing… but extremely enjoyable.
I always wanted to be a dancer, ice-skater or gymnast. I still try and do all of them but it’s hard to keep them going. I would also have loved to work in film if I could.