“Having begun a lucrative career in fashion with Alexander McQueen, I decided to pursue my passion for food and specifically eating well. I went on to work as a writer and stylist within several leading food publications, alongside cookery pioneers such as Jamie Oliver, Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson. I continue to enjoy the growing diversity of my role more than ever, creating content for top food magazines, the world’s best food brands and some of the most popular, highly-regarded restaurants, in both London and internationally.
Some of my most recent projects include curating a healthy sell-out vegan and vegetarian menu for @TheHoxtonHotel in London, Amsterdam and Paris, filming a ‘day in the life of’ for @StylistMagazine and running an instagram workshop for Tabasco within the bustling surroundings of Borough Market’s food scene.⠀
My cookbook ’The Goodness of Nuts and Seeds’ is full of sumptuous recipes that are both indulgent and nourishing. In my eyes, a home kitchen is a place of creative, enjoyable cooking which should be simple, fresh and tasty!”
“I’m 27 and I am an illustrator originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, I moved to London just over 2 years ago.⠀ ⠀
I have always loved to create, around ten years ago I discovered how much happiness drawing in particular brought me, I have practiced my technique and style, non stop ever since. Within the past couple of years I have really discovered what my signature style is. I’d describe it as being nature focused, with a relaxed, free spirited bohemian vibe, I draw my inspirations from multiple things but the main ones are nature in the city, new places and different cultures. ⠀ ⠀
Most recently, my illustration brand Felicity & Ink has been born and I have started to teach others online what I have learnt throughout my journey. I’m even starting to develop my illustrations into real life products. I love the idea of spreading happiness through my work and I can’t wait to see what I create next.
I started working on Felicity & Ink around 3 years ago, it actually started out as a little hobby and it was just a blog about my travels, recipes and general lifestyle. All the imagery that I posted was hand drawn by myself and naturally over time it is starting to turn into a mini brand that focused on my illustrations and how I create them. Creating products is a fairly new venture for me but it’s something I’ve always dreamt of doing and has probably always been my main goal. I hope to keep building Felicity & Ink with lots of illustration work and products and I also hope to keep helping others with their illustration ventures through my workshops on Skillshare.”
Check out Joy-Louise’s website here, where you can purchase her illustrations
“I’m Daisy Buchanan and I’m an author, journalist and newly minted podcaster! We’ve just launched our brand new podcast You’re Booked – presented by me and produced by Dale Shaw, who created and produced Unpopped for the BBC, who I am handily married to.⠀ ⠀
In each episode, we go to someone’s house – usually a writer – and I put on my Book Inspector hat (metaphorical, but I’m thinking of asking for a real one) and I find out about our subject’s secret reading habits. What are the books that are displayed prominently, but remain unread? Are any of their books stolen, or borrowed and never returned? Do they remember the first book they read, knowing they weren’t supposed to read it? (Dolly Alderton gave my favourite answer – she used to sneak peeks at The Joy Of Sex when her Mum was out – and she thinks that’s why she loves men with beards.) It becomes a conversation about how books let us be private and intimate with ourselves while becoming more understanding of humanity. People reveal so much about themselves when they talk about their books. It’s a real privilege to get to know these writers better through their shelves.⠀ ⠀
So far, we’ve been all over London, Cornwall, Cambridge and Whitstable – and in 2019 we’re hoping to record some episodes in America, while launching You’re Booked Live! I love independent bookshops and I’m really keen to organise events at them, if they have the space. I’ll even bring the wine. I’m also excited about my new book The Sisterhood, which is released in March. It’s a memoir about being the eldest of six girls, and what I learned about womanhood – it’s been described as “the Mitfords meet Fleabag” and it’s about friendship, feminism and loving your sisters, be they biological or spiritual.”
“I’m a vintage fashion blogger/writer, the creator of It’s Beyond My Control vintage fashion blog with a modern twist. In truth, I’m neither a fashion historian nor a fashion journalist, rather I’m a real aficionado of vintage fashion with a proclivity for conducting extensive research on the topic of fashion from 1930s-1950s. So let’s just say I’m a fashion journalist adjacent.⠀
I like to write as though I’m having a conversation with women who equally share my passion for vintage fashion as well as those who are only starting their adventure with vintage and would like to get an idea of how to mix something that’s at least 60 years old with contemporary brands.⠀
I believe that it’s more important to find and refine one’s own personal style, rather than obsess over this seasons “must have” items that will probably not be suitable for most people and go out of fashion in the blink of an eye. My motto is “quality over quantity!”⠀
One of the main reasons behind It’s Beyond My Control blog is to keep vintage fashion alive.⠀
I heavily promote vintage shops from around the world and I share the fascinating stories of their owners through a weekly Q&A in the Vintage Shop Of The Week section.⠀
It’s Beyond My Control blog is definitely my priority and I sincerely hope that thanks to kindred spirits like yourself, more people will discover and enjoy my vintage world.”
Check out Dominque’s blog here
“I’m an Illustrator and Designer based in London, UK. I draw inspiration from the inclusive community I’ve grown up with in London, my dual Turkish and British heritage and travelling. Alongside my personal work, I enjoy creating illustrations and designs for use across editorial, print and online platforms.
Growing up in London, I identify more as a Londoner than anything else and I’ve always appreciated the inclusivity of London in terms of having a mix of people from different backgrounds, cultures and professions. I’m very aware of wanting my illustrations to be inclusive of the many people that inhabit the world and not focus on telling one type of narrative or portraying one type of person. I think having roots in two cultures has helped shape this interest in learning about new cultures, heritages and people.
I love my job and working as an illustrator. I really enjoy the collaborative and story telling aspects of illustration and working with art directors, picture editors, writer’s and a broad range of people to help tell their story through my drawings and illustrations. I’d like to continue working as a editorial illustrator whilst also making sure I create time for more personal work and projects. I’m currently working on a personal body of illustration’s and artwork which I’d like to exhibit in 2019 as part of my first solo exhibition”
See more of Erin’s work here
“Fluff aficionado, wannabe wordsmith and purveyor of feather treasures; that’s me in a chocolate covered nutshell. ⠀
I’m Daisy and I rule over the kingdom that is pieandfash.com. (OK, slight exaggeration on my part.) When I’m not freelance copywriting or oversharing on ye olde blog, I’m making and selling feather tops alongside my lovely mother for our own little label, Ploom. There’s truly no cooler feeling than seeing someone in our creations and I’m not above getting utterly geeked out about it. ⠀
I’ve never been one to have a game plan but in my wildest dreams I might imagine myself at the helm of a fluff empire with a writing job as casual as Carrie’s (Bradshaw, who else?!) that pays me an exorbitant amount per word and allows me to indulge my oversharing tendencies. Is that too much to ask for? I think not.”