Tell us a little bit about what you do? What are you excited for this year? Can you tell us about some of the projects you are working on at the moment?
I'm a writer who contributes to British Vogue, Sunday Times Style, Grazia, Vogue Scandinavia and other respected publications. I published my first book, Beyond Grief, last year and am currently writing my second book, which is a memoir of growing up above a famous pub in Chelsea owned by my gregarious, glamourous mother in the 80's.
What is an opportunity you are grateful for in your career?
Edward Enninful, a friend at the time, introduced me to Terry Jones, the founder of i-D magazine. I began styling shoots for them and it launched my career as a fashion stylist. I went on to style editorials for American Vogue, Italian Vogue, W, Interview, amongst others and tour with bands, creating their stage looks.
Is there anyone who acted as a mentor to you along the way?
Without doubt Edward Enninful. He is one of my oldest friends, and just seeing what he has done to make changes in not only the fashion industry, but now the world, is a constant source of inspiration. He is also one of the kindest people I know.
How do you approach getting dressed every day?
I like things to be simple. I have a staple wardrobe of classics and am usually wearing white. White jeans, a simple well-cut white t-shirt, white trainers. For meetings I love a high-waisted loose fit white jean with a classic cashmere jumper tucked in, a tailored blazer and a great bag. Simplicity is the key to me feeling confident in what I'm wearing.
What are you wearing here and what made you gravitate towards this look from Huishan Zhang?
I'm surprised I chose this suit and not one of Huishan's incredible gowns. I wanted to keep things simple and loved the cut of the top - rather than being fitted, it's an elegant box shape that I will also wear with jeans.