What does your job at ELLE involve?
Everything from writing features, overseeing the make-up / hair direction on photoshoots, attending press launches, developing my team. It's a lovely 360 degree job that allows me to have a little taste of so many different aspects of the beauty industry, and it's rewarding to boot.
How did you get started?
I started out working as an assistant in a creative studio that produced advertising campaigns for big brands like Mulberry, McQueen, Lanvin and Comme des Garcons. But I always wanted to write. I was offered a job as a beauty assistant on a glossy title 8 years ago and the rest, as they say, is history.
What are your career highlights?
There are so many and coming to ELLE has got to be one of them. Working with some of the great talents in the industry, Eugene Souleiman, James Kaliardos – and getting to know my brilliant team too.
Best thing about working at ELLE?
Without a doubt, the people, from the fashion department to the interns, everyone is so passionate about the job and wants to achieve the best result possible. There's no other place like it.
Advice for people starting out?
Remember that everyone had to start somewhere, so enthusiasm is the most important thing. Apply yourself to everything and that will always be recognised.
Describe your style.
Classic, and I'm not a skirt person, always trousers. It's rare I'm not in jeans. I love Zadig, Joseph, Wang and Vanessa Bruno for knits.