17 November 2009
The Lady announces editorial team
Bursting at the seams with excitement, The Lady magazine announces the appointment of her new fashion and beauty editorial team. Made up of some of the industry’s top people, The Lady’s fashion division includes Vanessa de Lisle, fresh from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, fashion journalist Avril Groom and beauty writer Kate Shapland.
Commenting on the new appointments, Rachel Johnson says: ‘As a ‘dedicated follower of fashion’ myself, it is has been my mission to assemble a crack team of fashion mavens. Now it is in place, I cannot wait for our readers to see the stylish, practical and affordable clothes we have in store. For women of all ages and body types, these pages will reflect The Lady reader herself, whether she lives in the town or in the country.’
Vanessa de Lisle – coming to The Lady from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked as fashion editor, Vanessa is part of the fashion elite. Style and trend consultant to top high street retailers including Harrods, Marks and Spencer, Burberry and Kurt Geiger, Vanessa now runs her own business as a personal stylist and shopper. Her shopping tip is “buy better, buy less”.
If anyone knows about financing fashion habits, it’s Avril Groom. A regular contributor to the Financial Times’ How To Spend It magazine, Avril brings years of experience in fashion writing to The Lady, previously contributing to publications such as AMEX’s Centurion magazine and The Australian newspaper.
Kate Shapland - best known as beauty editor of The Daily Telegraph, Kate has written on beauty for 25 years, contributing to Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire amongst others. She keeps the wider world up-to-date on beauty tips through her popular beauty blog.
For more information on The Lady magazine, visit www.lady.co.uk
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
The Lady was first launched in 1885 and is England’s longest running weekly magazine for women.
Independently run, The Lady was founded in 1885 by Thomas Gibson Bowles, maternal grandfather of the Mitford sisters. Gibson Bowles started The Lady upon his wife’s suggestion that a women’s magazine would prove popular. Since then, The Lady has remained within the same family and is now run by publisher, Ben Budworth, and edited by journalist and author, Rachel Johnson.
The Lady has been based at the same building in London’s Covent Garden since 1891 and is renowned for her legendary classified advertisements.
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