Since the day it was founded 150 years ago, Harper’s Bazaar has always championed the cause of the career woman. For the past four years, our Bazaar At Work initiative has aimed to inspire, empower and inform our readers with the most exciting developments in the world of work.
Now, following the sell-out success of Bazaar At Work’s event programme, the Bazaar Summit aims to bring together Britain’s most inspiring female leaders for a life-changing day of empowering talks, thought-provoking panel discussions and unmissable networking opportunities.
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The entrepreneur, model and actress made her catwalk debut in 2003 alongside Naomi Campbell, was signed to Victoria’s Secret in 2006 and has since modelled for a host of luxury brands including Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. She has also had acting roles in Transformers and Mad Max. Rosie is perhaps best known for her successful collaborations with Marks & Spencer, for which she has created bestselling lingerie and cosmetics ranges. Earlier this year, she also co-designed a collection for the denim brand Paige.
Livia Firth is the founder and creative director of Eco-Age, a brand and marketing consultancy that helps businesses to grow in a sustainable way. Founded in 2009, Eco-Age has developed considerable connections with the world’s most influential voices in sustainability, and is able to drive global debate, focusing on positive social and environmental impact. Its clients include leading fashion and jewellery brands such as Chopard, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane. Livia is also the driving force behind the launch of the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC), a dynamic project that pairs glamour and ethics to raise the profile of sustainability and social welfare. The inaugural Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, was held in September during Milan Fashion Week.
Livia has given a number of acclaimed speeches, including at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit in May 2016 and the World Economic Forum in June 2016. She has also collaborated with the award-winning film director Andrew Morgan on his documentary The True Cost, which sparked an international debate and hopes to ignite much-needed change in the global fashion industry. Livia is now working with the Lawyers Circle as a first step on an international study that will set out the legal argument for the living wage as a fundamental human right. As an Oxfam Global Ambassador, she has travelled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Zambia, connecting with the people at the beginning of the supply chain. She is also a founding member of Annie Lennox’s The Circle, a powerful women’s advocacy group.
The British businesswoman was the creative director for Smythson of Bond Street from 2006 until 2010. While her husband served as Prime Minister, she was an ambassador for the British Fashion Council and continued as a part-time creative consultant for Smythson. In February 2017, she launched her own brand, Cefinn, which aims to fill a gap in the market by creating accessibly priced workwear and day dresses.
During her professional career, Alison Loehnis has worked for the LVMH Group, JPE, The Walt Disney Company, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, and Saatchi and Saatchi. In 2007, she joined NET-A-PORTER as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, also performing key roles in major projects such as the launch of THE OUTNET in 2009 and MR PORTER in 2011. In the same year, Alison Loehnis was appointed President of NET-A-PORTER. She is currently President In-Season of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, and is responsible for in-season multi-brand online stores, NET-A-PORTER, and MR PORTER, as well as the Media & Publishing Division, which includes publications like PORTER, The EDIT, The Journal, and others.
In the decade since it launched at London Fashion Week in 2005, the ROKSANDA fashion house has evolved an unmistakable woman-centered design aesthetic. Sophisticated and feminine yet playful and effortless, its iconic ready-to-wear and accessories are instantly recognisable to the burgeoning community of international customers who enjoy them for their contemporary distinct impact and enduring appeal.
Having combined Architecture and Fashion at The University of The Arts back home in Belgrade, Serbia, Roksanda moved to London to study Fashion under Professor Louise Wilson at Central Saint Martins. In 2003 she made her first appearance on the London Fashion Week schedule sponsored by Fashion East, an initiative which supports emerging designers.
Today the label is stocked in over 50 countries worldwide in some of the most prestigious luxury retailers. Stockists include Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols in London, Lane Crawford and Joyce in Hong Kong, Neiman Marcus, Saks and Nordstrom in the US and Net A Porter, Matchesfashion and MyTheresa online. Her range offers women’s ready-to-wear, jewellery and a newly launched range of bags and leather goods as well as the children’s wear line BLOSSOM and bridal collections. Designing four main line collections a year from her London studio Roksanda uses the finest materials and craftsmanship, producing her goods in the UK, France and Italy.
In 2014, Roksanda opened her first dedicated retail space at 9 Mount Street in Mayfair, London. The idea behind the shop, designed in collaboration with architect David Adjaye OBE, was to create a unique shopping destination and experience, showcasing Ilincic’s flair for contrasting colours, unexpected textures and luxury materials.
As well as her fashion collections, Roksanda is committed to championing the work of artists and designers working in other disciplines. Her regular participation in the art world has led to landmark collaborations with eminent organisations such as the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Studio Voltaire. She has also collaborated with Linck Ceramics, and Eva Rothschild on limited edition products throughout her career and this year has been chosen to stand on the committee at The Royal Academy alongside others such as David Bailey, Woolfgang Tillmans, and Farshid Moussavi.
Roksanda has received multiple awards and nominations for her work including Womenswear Designer Of The Year at the Fashion Awards and Businesswoman of the Year at Harper’s Bazaar UK’s Women of the Year Awards. Roksanda’s name can also be found in the Business of Fashion 500, a global index of the people shaping the fashion industry. She is regularly featured not only in fashions top publications, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, The Gentlewoman and i-D, but also design led publications such as Wallpaper*, Disegno and Dezeen.
In June, Dame Stephanie Shirley (83) was appointed one of the 65 Companions of Honour. This was for her “major contribution… over a long period of time” as an IT entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Her 1962 initial £6 investment in the female orientated Freelance Programmers eventually resulted in a plc employing 8,500 people. When it was acquired in 2007 it was valued at nearly $3bn and had made 70 of the staff into millionaires.
She founded the Oxford Internet Institute as well as three autism charities – Autism at Kingwood (long term support), Prior’s Court (education) and Autistica (medical research).
Her TED Talk has been viewed 1.9m times and a film is currently being made of her memoire Let IT Go.
The Matches Fashion founder Ruth Chapman (alongside her husband Tom) has led the company to become a globally recognised luxury brand by capitalising on a unique product offering a truly customer-centric approach. Matches is renowned as one of the most innovative luxury boutiques in the world, and has grown to five sites across London. In response to international demand, the online site launched in 2007 and all business platforms were rebranded Matchesfashion.com in 2013 – a move to unify the business and provide a universal customer experience. Ruth has been responsible for driving the visionary buying strategy at the heart of Matches Fashion. She has created a buying team that has a reputation for being the first to spot and embrace emerging talent and for creating innovative, exclusive collaborations with established and emerging brands, becoming a much sought-after mentor within the fashion industry and spearheading a sustainability partnership between Matches Fashion and Eco-age.
Justine Roberts CBE is Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations with over 11 million unique users per
Mumsnet hosts around 170 local sites, a network of around 10,000 bloggers, and regularly campaigns on issues its members care about, including miscarriage care and postnatal care.
In 2011, Justine launched Gransnet, a website for the original baby boomer generation. She is a mother of four (and two dogs), and was appointed CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the economy.
Susanna Lau, also known as Susie Bubble, is a writer and editor living in London. Lau started her blog ‘Style Bubble’ in 2006, consisting of her widely read thoughts, personal experiences and observations on fashion with a focus on spotlighting young talent. A spearhead of fashion in the digital era, Lau has long since transcended the title of blogger to become a distinctive and respected voice in the industry, Instagramming to her legions of followers, contributing to numerous publications and collaborating with brands such as Coach, Gucci and Prada. Lau was editor of Dazed Digital, the website of Dazed & Confused magazine, from 2008-2010 and now works full-time on her blog and other freelance projects.
Helena is well known in the City, particularly for her work on gender equality. She was CEO of Newton Investment Management for fifteen years and has recently joined Legal and General Investment Management, leading a new drive to engage the nation to invest more.
In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club, a business-led campaign to improve gender balance in the boardroom. The proportion of female directors on UK listed company boards has since more than doubled and there are now ten 30% Clubs throughout the world. Helena chairs the Diversity Project, a cross-business initiative aimed at improving diversity across all dimensions within the UK investment and savings profession.
Helena is an Ambassador for the Eve Appeal, a charity funding innovative research into gynaecological cancers and a member of the Institute of Public Policy Research’s Commission on Economic Justice. She has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’ at the paper’s Boldness in Business annual awards. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list.
Helena is a Philosophy graduate. She is married to a Buddhist priest and they have nine children. Her first book ‘A Good Time to be a Girl, How to Succeed in a Changing Time’ will be published by William Collins in February 2018.
Mary Beard is one of Britain’s best-known Classicists – Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. She has written numerous books on the Ancient World, has presented highly-acclaimed TV series, Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, and is a regular broadcaster and media commentator. Mary is also Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and writes a thought-provoking blog, A Don’s Life. Made an OBE in 2013 for services to Classical scholarship, her latest book is SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome and she is a presenter for the forthcoming landmark BBC Civilisation series.
Emily Maitlis is one of the most recognized faces on television news. She is part of Newsnight’s core presenting team and recently won the London Press Club ‘Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ Award for her work on the programme. She combines this role with working alongside David Dimbleby and Jeremy Vine to front the General, Local and US elections. Emily was part of the core news team for BBC’s News Channel and anchored BBC2’s new current affairs programme This Week’s World.
Emily is also a documentary maker and in 2011, secured an exclusive television interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which formed the basis of her much-acclaimed BBC2 documentary, ‘Inside Facebook: Zuckerberg’s $100 Billion Gamble’. Her other documentaries have been on subjects as diverse as Donald Trump, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barbie. She has also interviewed major political figures such as Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger and Christine Lagarde, as well as all four of the last UK prime ministers. She has interviewed key figures from the world of sport, entertainment, and business – David Beckham, Hugh Grant, George Soros, to name but a handful.
Prior to working in news, Emily was a documentary maker in Cambodia and China. She spent six years working with NBC Asia, initially as a business reporter and then as a presenter in Hong Kong, covering the collapse of the tiger economies in 1997. She also covered the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong with Jon Snow for Channel 4. She then moved to Sky News in the UK as a business correspondent, and to BBC London News when the programme was re-launched in 2001.
She speaks French, Spanish, Italian (and English) but, contrary to popular belief, her Mandarin Chinese isn’t so hot.
Anna is a senior communications specialist with a long track record in brand building and reputation management. In her role at the Estée Lauder Companies she also leads key cultural programmes and was part of the leadership team which oversaw the company’s relocation to its multi-award winning UK headquarters, One Fitzroy. Anna led the strategy which defined the design and cultural blueprint for the office and put employee wellness at the top of the company’s agenda, resulting in a 300% increase in workplace satisfaction.
When Marcia Kilgore first put her stamp on the beauty business by opening bliss® spa in NY in the mid-‘90s, and SoHo was a stamping ground for art gallerists and fashion photographers, pundits dubbed her “the new Estée Lauder”, crediting her with revolutionising the day spa industry.
Three years later (and a few months after she’d sold her majority stake in bliss) Time Magazine chose Kilgore (then 29) as their cover star, pegging her as one of the new generation of young entrepreneurs – those whose hard work, ingenuity and fearlessness trumped the networking business school bigshots.
When, on her final show in May 2011, Oprah Winfrey referred to her former facialist Kilgore as one of the most inspiring people she’d met in her 25 years on television, by this point Kilgore had moved to London, started a family (she and husband Thierry have two boys) and started watering two new business idea buds, Soap & Glory and FitFlop.
Then in November 2014, Kilgore sold beauty brand Soap & Glory® – Kilgore’s post-Bliss beauty brand- known for giving customers “the best bang for their beauty budget” and with annual sales topping £100 million – to Boots/Walgreens, cementing her status as serial-entrepreneurial wonder woman.
FitFlop®, Kilgore’s ergonomic footwear brand, is now distributed in 64 markets globally, having spearheaded the trend of mixing comfort and function with a splash of fashion, having launched design collaborations with fashion legend Anna Sui, cool Soho fashion house Kirna Zabete, industrial designer Ron Arad and superstar British milliner Stephen Jones. Industry watchers have dubbed FitFlop ‘footwear’s Lululemon’.
Hilary is the Director of the Government Equalities Office, which has a particular focus on gender, and on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender policy. The GEO leads on work to close the gender pay gap, and supports the Hampton-Alexander Review to get more women on boards.
Hilary’s career in government has included work on school reform, teacher training, children’s rights and counter-terrorism. She has worked in Brussels, Ghana and in Washington DC. She was Principal Private Secretary to Michael Gove when he was Secretary of State for Education, and then the Director of Strategy and a member of the DfE board. She then became Director for learning and development in the Civil Service, before taking up her current role.
Nina Bhatia is the managing director of Centrica Connected Home, responsible for the Hive brand that focuses on making smart home products and services accessible to everyone. Her key focus is on putting the customer at the heart of Centrica, and transforming the business through innovation. Previously, Bhatia was the commercial director at British Gas responsible for all brand, marketing, product development, digital, sales and insight. She also ran one of British Gas’ home-services businesses, delivering electrical, plumbing and drainage services across the UK, including the Dyno-Rod franchise. Earlier, she worked in management consulting across multiple sectors and countries. She was a partner at McKinsey & Co, serving clients globally. For more than 20 years, she worked in various markets around the world, specialising in media, energy and healthcare. Bhatia has a double first in law from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is married to Alessandro and they have two teenage daughters.
Deborah joined Investec as a private banker in September 2013 from Citi Bank, where she worked as a private client wealth manager. Today, Deborah leads a team dedicated to supporting the banking, lending and investing needs of private equity and finance professionals.
She also leads the Investec Female Entrepreneurs group, a forum that brings together like-minded female entrepreneurs and professionals, and heads up the Bank’s client initiative on diversity.
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Manchester and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in psychosocial studies.
She has appeared on panels at industry events mainly around the topic of gender diversity in the workplace, an area she is particularly passionate about.
Julietta Dexter is Founder & CEO of The Communications Store, one of the UK’s leading strategic brand development and communications partners to some of the world’s best brands. TCS works with clients in fashion, beauty and lifestyle and is fast-becoming an increasingly global business with US offices alongside partner-agencies across the world. TCS has a strong creative, innovation, design and digital team as well as a VIP & Events department.
In 1995, at the age of 26 Julietta set up the company with £600.
A practising psychotherapist, Lucy Beresford is known for presenting LBC’s Relationships & Sex advice show, as well as for being an agony aunt on ITV’s This Morning. She has written four books, including Invisible Threads, which was shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award. Additionally, she reviews the newspapers on Sky News, is a faculty member of the School of Life and has written for numerous international publications. In 2014, she set up The Kindness Club, which encourages random acts of kindness in an effort to promote positive change around the world.
Kate has extensive board level experience in the communications and marketing industries and was Chairman of the Creative and Marketing Services division of Chime Communications PLC from 1997-2001. Over the following ten years, Kate continued to advise clients in marketing and branding. In 2009 she studied for a Master’s Degree in Luxury Brands and Services, for which she won the University Thesis Prize for her paper on The Convergence of Medicine and the Global Spa Industry.
In 2012, based on the central proposition in her thesis, Kate co-founded Grace Belgravia with Dr Tim Evans, Apothecary to HM The Queen. As a business woman and working mother, Kate is passionate about supporting women in getting the very best out of their lives. She is a champion of preventative medicine and ageing well, which is at the heart of the Grace Philosophy.
Grace Belgravia is London’s leading health, wellbeing and lifestyle club for women built on the philosophy that to thrive in today’s society we need to invest in our greatest asset, our health.
With dynamic fitness classes and tailored personal training, a luxurious wellness spa, deliciously healthy food and a comprehensive Medical Clinic providing extensive physical and mental health support, Grace Belgravia is creating the blueprint for optimum health, with the best of the best under one roof. The Club offers an inspiring calendar of events and an opportunity to meet like-minded women, with a shared focus on prioritising health and wellbeing.
Gina co-founded SCM in 2009 as an innovative investment manager offering low cost access to high end wealth management.
In 2012 Gina launched a True and Fair Campaign calling for an end to rip offs in the UK financial sector. Her relentlessly campaigning, has contributed to three EU Directives – MiFID II, PRIPS and the Shareholder Directive, which will see over 500m consumers across Europe benefit from enhanced consumer protection in 2018.
As a passionate philanthropist, her True and Fair Foundation supports dynamic small charities, and campaigns for greater scrutiny in the charity sector.
In 2016, Gina successfully challenged the Government over its authority to implement Brexit; winning in both the High Court and Supreme Court.
Tor joined the Met Police in 2008. She’s worked across London in local policing and specialist crime, most recently as a Senior Investigating Officer. She is now a Detective Superintendent on a business secondment.
Tor cares about delivering great policing through harnessing the commitment of frontline officers. She set up the ‘front-line innovation cell’, the ‘Commissioner’s 100’, to drive improvements and co-founded Police Now – a 2 year entry route for exceptional, diverse, emotionally intelligent graduates
Tor has a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences from Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, is a Fulbright Scholar and featured this year in Management Today’s 35 under 35.
Natalie Reynolds is the founder and CEO of the leading negotiation firm advantageSPRING and has provided training to corporations around the world. Recognised in Forbes magazine as ‘a leading expert in effective negotiation’, Reynolds is also the bestselling author of We Have A Deal. She has appeared as a negotiation expert on BBC News, CNBC, Sky News and Radio 4, and in the Financial Times, The Guardian, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. Reynolds is a globally recognised expert on the role of gender in negotiation, as well as the psychology of deal-making and reaching agreements, and has delivered keynote speeches for organisations such as the United Nations and numerous global women’s networks.
Debbie Wosskow OBE is recognised as one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs in the UK, known for successfully launching and scaling businesses in the areas of digital disruption, the sharing economy and female empowerment. Thanks to her knowledge, track record and authority in those areas, Debbie holds a number of prominent leadership positions across associated sectors and is regularly interviewed on her specialist subjects in the media, including on TV and radio. She was the founder and CEO of Love Home Swap, sold to Wyndham Destination Networks for $53 million in July 2017.
As the co-founder and chairperson of AllBright, Debbie, along with her co-founder Anna Jones (the former CEO at Hearst), aims to close the gender-based funding gap that currently prevents many women from launching and succeeding with their business ideas.
A long-standing investor herself, Debbie has personally backed a number of female-led businesses including Lifestyler, a digital marketplace for style services, and TAP, a technology-events platform.
Debbie was the founding chairman of Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) and sits on the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is currently shortlisted for the City AM 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. Hailing from a family of female entrepreneurs, Debbie started her business journey at the age of 25 when she launched her first company Mantra, a marketing consultancy, later sold to Loewy Group in 2009. Debbie is a trustee of the Hampstead Theatre.
Daljit Bamford is the Director of Strategic Programs, EMEA at Salesforce. In her role she leads the high growth strategic initiatives across EMEA. Prior to this, she was UKI Platform Director, leading the region’s sales and strategy. Dal has worked in the technology sector for 16 years, helping companies think differently about how they apply technology to connect and engage with their customers. She is an experienced keynote speaker and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford. She is an ally for equality in the industry and focuses on spending time mentoring talent from diverse backgrounds.
Kirsty Bashforth is a non-executive director of FTSE 250 companies Serco plc and Kier Group plc, and CEO of QuayFive Ltd, where she advises senior teams how to align their culture to better deliver strategy.
At 45 she decided to go plural for the 2nd half of her working life; leaving her 24-year career at BP with the goal of spending 50% of her time as a board director and 50% running her business.
She is best known for putting organisational culture at the heart of driving performance improvement, and for being a passionate influencer and speaker on diversity, particularly women in business.
She led the work for 5 years to stabilise and refresh BP’s culture in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon accident, and was voted 12th in the Financial Times/OUT-standing list of top 20 executive LGBT Allies in 2014.
She is a columnist for Harpers Bazaar, providing tips on success in the workplace, and is also a governor of Leeds Beckett University and Ashville College.
Kirsty has an Economics degree from Cambridge and is married with 2 children. She has a passion for all things Viking and celtic, Manchester United FC, Ireland Rugby and above all, chocolate.
Dr Eve Poole writes about leadership, and teaches at a number of UK business schools. She has a BA from Durham, an MBA from Edinburgh, and a PhD from Cambridge. Her earlier career involved working for the Church Commissioners, and for Deloitte Consulting. She is the first female Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun, so has a particular interest in women in top jobs. She blogs for several thinktanks, and has recorded a popular TEDx about her latest book, Leadersmithing. She is a regular contributor to Thought for the Day for Radio Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh.
Alice Bentinck MBE is the CPO of Entrepreneur First (EF), which she co-founded with Matt Clifford in London in 2011 to connect the world’s most ambitious technologists with investors globally. EF’s bespoke programme, the first of its kind in the world, helps outstanding individuals find co-founders and investment, and build high-growth technology companies from scratch.
Helen Brocklebank is the chief executive of Walpole, the trade body for the British luxury sector that counts 200 of the UK’s finest brands, from Alexander McQueen to Wedgwood, among its members. The sector is worth £32.2 billion to the UK economy and is forecast to employ 160,000 people by 2019. Helen built her career in luxury publishing and ran her own content agency before becoming Walpole’s CEO in Feb 2017.
Justine Picardie is the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, formerly a journalist for the Sunday Times, features director of Vogue, editor of the Observer magazine, and a columnist for the Telegraph. She is the author of five books, including her critically acclaimed memoir, ‘If the Spirit Moves You’, and has also contributed short stories and essays to several anthologies and books on fashion and photography.
Lydia Slater is the deputy editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country. She has interviewed everyone from Nicole Kidman to David Attenborough, and is responsible for Bazaar At Work’s editorial and events programme, as well as that of the Summit itself. After studying French and Russian at Oxford University, where she was the literary editor of the university magazine Isis, she went on to work in newspapers. Her roles have included assistant features editor at the Daily Telegraph, features editor at Harper’s Bazaar, deputy editor of the Sunday Times’ Style magazine and editor of The Week: Fashion. A regular columnist for Style magazine, ES Magazine and the Evening Standard, she spent a decade freelancing when her children were small, writing regularly for The Times, Stella magazine, the Mail On Sunday and the Daily Telegraph and many others, before returning to work full-time for Harper’s Bazaar.
Helena Lee is the features editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country. She is responsible for Bazaar’s art and culture coverage and commissions award-winning writers and artists such as Margaret Atwood and Tracey Emin.
Most recently, she edited the annual Bazaar Art magazine, and spearheaded the cultural celebrations for Bazaar’s 150th anniversary, which included contributions from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yoko Ono and Ali Smith.
She began her career in advertising as a graduate trainee at Ogilvy & Mather, creating campaigns for BT, Unilever, the mental health charity CALM, Nestlé and Ford cars, before becoming a director at Lowe and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has also written for The Times, City AM, The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveller.
Avril Mair is the fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country, responsible for the fashion content in both titles, commissioning photographers and stylists as well as spending three months each year attending shows. Formerly the Editor of Elle Collections, Associate Editor of Elle and Editor of i-D magazine, as well as an award-winning writer and columnist, she was named Communicator of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards in 2014. A luxury consultant who has worked with brands including Chanel, she has interviewed everyone from Jenifer Aniston to Rei Kawakubo and is also the editor of two books: Smilei-D and Fashion Now, both published by Taschen. She has written for The Times, The Telegraph and Wallpaper.
Katy Young turned her skincare and make-up addiction into a profession 15 years ago. Since then she has worked at Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar and The Telegraph, most recently returning to Bazaar in 2016 as Beauty Director. She now spends her time interviewing the biggest players in the beauty industry and testing world-firsts in the realms of anti-ageing, wellbeing and fitness, while forever in pursuit of the elixir of youth.