September approaches with the need to get everything sorted out before term starts. Instead of pencil cases, uniforms and ring binders, I’ve been going through paperwork from the past several decades including old newspaper cuttings. Among them I found an article I wrote for the Evening Standard in 1982 headlined, “Why good girls leave home”.
The British weather is just like the worst boyfriend. The kind that keeps you in a state of permanent insecurity over their intentions. ‘See you later,’ they say blithely on departing in the morning, a comment that could equally well mean after lunch, or sometime in the second half of the year. Our programming for disappointment is so deep that even during the recent weeks of sunshine it’s been hard to feel completely safe in making future plans. Supper tomorrow in the garden? A picnic next weekend? Is that hubristic? Should we have a plan B?
Daily Mail 17 June 2018
When the Daily Mail recently published my suggestions on what could be done to improve the ailing Marks & Spencer, my ideas garnered a huge response. Almost unanimously, readers wrote of their loyalty to the High Street store, but also their frustrations in navigating the swamp of clothes on offer and the difficulty in finding the great ones.
Daily Mail 9 June 2018
Former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman gives her take on how to save M&S. She says M&S should ditch the brands, don't ignore old people & keep it simple. She also adds there should be more mirrors in store and give us sexy lingerie
Daily Mail 21 May 2018
What was not unexpected, however, was that every detail of the dress demonstrated Meghan's genius in the art of using herself as a powerful, beautiful and captivating billboard to get across the ideas she wants to convey.
The Sunday Times, April 15 2018
He opened his first shop in Chelsea in 1973 and has since become a byword for the most luxurious — and, yes, comfortable — heels. Interview by Alexandra Shulman
The Telegraph 28 February 2018
When I left my job as editor-in-chief of Vogue last June, one of the most common pieces of advice I received was “you’ve got to get out of your pyjamas every day.” I would nod in understanding while thinking to myself, “are you crazy? That is the whole point. I’ve had 36 years of office life and now I am jolly well going to stay in those pyjamas if I feel like it.”
The Sunday Times, December 24 2017
What is life like when you choose to give up a job that has shaped who you are for 25 years? The former editor of British Vogue reflects on the year since she made her decision to leave