One of the unintended consequence of the #metoo movement is that senior men are apparently more reluctant now to mentor junior women. After @sherylsandberg observed this anecdotally, she commissioned some research (via @leaninorg and @surveymonkey ) which supported as much. She spoke to me exclusively (I mean, career high!), and I also got to speak to some other wise and smart people @clementine_ford @weareutopians founder Daniele Fiandaca, @ad_association CEO Stephen Woodford and @leaninorg president Rachel Thomas. Anyway, they all had really good ideas about how to navigate this unchartered territory. Link in bio ☝️ . . . . . #STYLEleadingwomen #sherylsandberg #postmetoo #mentoring #leaninorg
Fresh looks for the summer, folks! In Sunday's @theststyle. Plus, @dollyalderton celebrates When Harry Met Sally on the 30th anniversary of the iconic romcom. Also: what does the workplace look like in a post #MeToo world? We spoke to Sheryl Sandberg (I know!) about how men and women can navigate the surprisingly bumpy new landscape. #leaninorg #Sundaytimesstyle #STYLEleadingwomen #sherylsandberg #postmetoo Photography by @sonia_szostak | Styling by @verityparker | Model @sophiekoella wears @khaite_ny, @erdem, melissashoesusa x @openingceremony and @pebblelondon
Are you in a comfort trap? Do you cancel your diary in the interests of "self-care"? Are you up to speed on Netflix and box sets? Yes, yes, and yes? (And let's fact it, you're not alone.) Well, according to the experts, you may need a little less of the green zones and more of the orange and red. It's called positive discomfort - see link in bio for how 👆 #positivediscomfort #circling #jeantwenge #wellness #Sundaytimesstyle #thesundaytimes
Did someone say spoon whittling was a thing? When you forget to pack cutlery for the picnic but you happen to have a trusty Opinel in your bag (thank you @snowstormlondon 👍). As is evident, nobody (apart from me) was impressed by my newfound skill.
In Sunday's @theststyle wellness special, our writer macrodoses psychedelic mushroom truffles...so you don't have to (SUCH an excellent and hilarious read - the writer Mark Smith got the word "zwaffle" past all of us. Honestly, just look it up now). PLUS why you should make fear your friend, and the fitness trends coming over from America. Cover photographed by @ivonach | Styling by @anniehertikova | Model wears @nokaoiofficial @torysport
Apologies for bringing this right back to me AND for comparing myself to a cover model, but this reminds me of a party I went to a couple of weeks ago where I actually wore a face mask and snorkel on my head (among other bits and bobs), and realised I was the only guest to have followed the dress code, namely "Tara PT (RIP) falling out of Chinawhite". What else can you do but style it out like Tara? But the big question is whether this was wunderstylist @verityparker's inspiration for the @theststyle cover shoot this Sunday featuring @callie_dixon ?? . Anyway, the good news is that this issue also features the sustainable fashion and beauty brands you need on your radar. HOORAY! . . . #Sundaytimes #styleleadingwomen #swimwearfashion #stylemagazine up
Do you feel less visible than you would like in the work place? Do you feel overlooked in meetings? Do you feel like your talents are being underestimated? Yes, yes and yes? Then please read Dr Hayaatun Sillem's eminently sensible solutions that ran in @theststyle this weekend. Link in bio 👆 . . . . #STYLEleadingwomen #stylemagazine #thesundaytimes
When you live life on the edge, my dear, you have to be prepared to fall in sometimes. #freerangekids
THANK YOU @viviensolari for taking a stand against all those "business as usual" practices that turn a blind eye to climate emergency. (The second image is Vivien's email to her agency that she posted on her Instagram.) So she's sworn off flying long haul except in emergencies, no more business class, and instead takes trains where possible within Europe, public transport and walking, and no more far flung paradise islands. In fact, you don't have to work in fashion to make this pledge - we should all make it. Proud to have you on our cover. . . . . . Photographed by @wardivanrafik | Styling by @verityparker | Vivien wears @lorettacaponi, @rosettagetty and @mujiusa #viviensolari #climateemergency
My cat is auditioning to be the next Street Cat Named Bob. Just as I'm leaving the house, she'll jump on my back, sink in her claws and hold on for dear life until I slowly, slowly lever up and let gravity take its course. . . . #😻 #catsagram #catsagram Dress from @oxfamonlineshop Cat from @celiahammondanimaltrust
This column always works best when my interviewee is prepared to admit the tears and tempers. And there's not much more tear-inducing than redundancy. I love this response on how to deal with redundancy from Hannah Vickers, now the CEO of the Association of Chartered Engineers, who lost her dream job in the Civil Service - thank you for being honest and vulnerable, and wise too. Link in bio 👆 . . . #whatshesaid #STYLEleadingwomen
Today! @ambervalletta talks candidly about her struggle with addiction, the reality of underage modelling and finding happiness (link in bio 👆). Plus: @dollyalderton decodes summer weddings, and for the first time ever, @nimkoali opens up about rebuilding her relationship with her mother in the wake of FGM.
Totally get why my four-yearold son is so obsessed with trains now. A bit more mileage from my evening on board the Belmond through the Surrey countryside.
If I look a bit manic here, it's because it's hard to contain the excitement of being aboard the @belmond on a sunset jaunt though the Surrey countryside last night. A five-course dinner cooked on board by @skyegyngell served by white-gloved waiters, live music by @thespitfiresisters and hilarious company from @phoebefrangoul. Thank you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @gerbercomms @tanyagerberpr and the Belmond
I hear this issue so often - what to do if you realise you're working for a company whose system is broken and dated? Well, there ARE things you can do, even if you're not leading the company. Link in bio ☝️ #STYLEleadingwomen #thesundaytimes #stylemagazine
Is time running out for fashion to go green? I went to so-called Davos of fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, to ask some tough questions. Though actually, I firmly believe that all of us - and not just the industry - have a role to play in making sure that's not the case. . . . . #sustainablefashion #copenhagenfashionsummit #circularfashion #whomademyclothes #fashionrevolution #socialresponsibility #fashion #buylessbuybetter #buyless #30wears
Happy #worldoceansday - guess which brand received the dubious honour of being the number one beach litter culprit, as audited by the heroic folk at @surfersagainstsewage last month? Yup, @cocacola which made up 12% of all rubbish on British beaches. Number 2, by the way, was @pepsico - and of the unbranded items found, the most common products were cotton buds, cigarette butts and baby wipes. (The fag butts really get me because we're just conditioned to litter them without any thought. According to @oceanconservancy they're the no. 1 man-made contaminant in the world’s oceans and are full of water-polluting chemicals and plastics.) 😢 . . . #plasticoceans #plasticoceans #plasticisforever #surfersagainstsewage #surfersagainstplastic #binyourbutt
When your kids are way braver than you - this in the breakdancing competition at the #breakinconvention festival yesterday. Dreaming of all the things I could get away with if I were as sweet.
I mean, how hard can it be to look like @caradelevingne - what if I smudge some face paint into my eyebrows and scowl? Does that do it?
There's only one Kylie. In today's Sunday Times Style. #kylie #stylemagazine
When going to the supermarket is the best thing ever because you're with ridiculous people... I mean, the people you love.
Oh hi, R Patz. You're back. Has anyone ever seen him smile, by the way? Will he this Sunday in @theststyle - it's the Big Question
Time to call time on the BS within the wellness industry? If the media storm around Skinny Bitch Collective's Kenyan retreat (complete with Maasai men used as insta props) is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding YES. I co-wrote this piece with the brilliant @rosamundurwin for @theststyle on the growing movement towards accountability- particular shoutout to @wellspokenmark which is bringing much needed standards and regulation to the industry, and to @jameelajamilofficial who has done so much to call out irresponsible influencers peddling weightloss supplements to their impressionable fan base. Link in bio 👆 . . . . . . . #sundaytimesstyle #thesundaytimes #wellness #wellspoken #wellnessindustry #callingBS
Dear Britain, please can we have more stuff like this on your menus? I mean, it's not exactly hard, is it? Missing the crudités at MC Beach in Marbella. . . . . . . #marbellaclub #marbella #marbellaluxury #marbs #marbslife #crudites #fiveaday
Quite easy to lose a child in this bed. Thank you so much, Marbella Club, for a dream stay. . . . . . . #marbellaclub #marbella #marbellaluxury #marbs #marbslife
I'll never cycle on a road again after an idiot Range Rover mowed me down a couple of years ago, yet I still feel like a cyclist in my bones. So so happy to be a speeding taxi driver
Oh sorry, is the weather miserable in London? Boasty McBoastface 😘 #marbellaclub #springgetaway
Aerial yoga shavasana
Oh, morning, little bed invader
Can you guess who cooked my supper?! #luckycatmayfair #luckyme
How to make a Mini look massive #minicooperclassic
How four-year-old boys show their approval. . . . #shaunthesheepcake #shaunthesheep
Did you know that if all the women who wanted to start a business could (ie if all those barriers stopping them were removed - sexism, lack of confidence, lack of funding etc), the British economy would be worth an additional £250bn? And let's face it, we could do with that. For @theststyle I wrote about the visionary women who are making that happen - the women who are funding other women, supporting them, and holding that ladder up for them to join then at the top. Link in bio 👆 . . . . . . #styleleadingwomen #sheconomy #femaleentrepreneur #nataliemassenet #carmenbusquets #rosereview
THIS SUNDAY: the world's most influential make-up artist @patmcgrathreal guest edits our make-up special, sharing seven beauty tips that work for every woman, lots of useful career advice as well as an exclusive shoot and interview. Plus: how to wear tie-dye, the best corduroy on the high street and @driverminnie on raising a son in Hollywood. Also: @pandorasykes explains why she came around to the tracksuit, @dollyalderton looks at how we all end up a little bit like our mothers AND the Style Beauty Awards are back, giving you a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Maldives.
If you're searching for a bit of optimism today, here it is. We only blooming well got @Oprah for you in this week's Style! In an exclusive extract from her new book, Oprah shares the secret on how to find your purpose. Which feels like a pretty good distraction right now. Plus: 8 sustainable fashion brands to bookmark, your guide to the AW19 shows, how to wear statement belts and your spring beauty shopping list. Also, @dollyalderton on I'm In Trouble Syndrome and @munroebergdorf on the hi-tech facial that claims to banish acne scars. . . . . . . #findyourpurpose #oprah #Sundaytimes #stylemagazine #sustainablefashion
Unless you're living on an exotic island, with your only worry being what you're having for lunch (at least, I think that's the dream??), the chances are that you suffer stress and, at some point in your life, are at risk of burnout. In that case, you must read this (link in bio 👆) - an interview with Emily and Amelia Nagoski, the authors of a major new self help book on burnout, plus an exclusive extract with heaps of useful tips on how to avoid the Big B. The good news is that those include kissing and hugging. And remember, you can bypass the Sunday Times paywall if you register. #burnout #burnoutrecovery #Sundaytimes #stylemagazine
It's the BIG FASHION SPECIAL, people, and it's big on amazing gets - like 1990s icon @CarolynMurphy photographed by legendary fashion photographer @ArthurElgort, 20 years after they last worked together. PLUS: exclusive extracts from two major new books, Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle by @enagoski and @amelianagoski and Daily Rituals by @masoncurrey - which will tell you how the likes of Coco Chanel started their day. And yet more delights besides - the most joyful trends from the SS19, @claudiawinkle on how to style boiler suits, an ode to the dress by @dollyalderton and the ultimate high street shopping edit. Styling by @verityparker | Carolyn wears @delavali_official, @therow and @fallonjewelry
In anticipation of International Women's Day next Friday, I got to hear these three brilliant people @scarcurtis @theslumflower @oteghauwagba (and many more besides - hello @helenabonhamcarter_offical @nicolamen @papa_pukka) at Facebook's London HQ this morning speaking on feminism today - for example, why #metoo can never go too far, and why we should drop the little miss nice girl act to be more ASSERTIVE AND ANNOYING! YES! Be less nice and more annoying - that's your mantra for this year. #iwd #iwd2019
I so mourn the absence in me of whatever it is that makes people want to strip off and run free through freezing cold water. My kids had so much fun and I chose to miss out. #funpolice
This has to be my favourite reader's letter ever. I recently wrote about the Mexican fashion designer @carlafernandezmx and her quite incredible concrete house in Mexico City. "You don't have to go to Mexico to see a concrete house," wrote Primrose (Primrose!) from Northern Ireland. Her family built theirs 50 years ago, they've hosted dance parties and music sessions there, and now that the family have moved to other parts of the world, I would be able to come and stay. God bless Primrose! And by the way, Carla produces some pretty amazing fashion (she had a big show at the V&A last year). Through her work, she supports traditional artisans, uses her medium for protest and sharing her progressive philosophy, and designs with sustainability in mind. Hooray to that. #concretehouse #brutalist #carlafernandez #sundaytimesstyle #thesundaytimes #readersletters
Yes, you absolutely should expect to be thanked at work, and not just see it as a bonus if it actually happens. And what's more, that thanks has to be financial, too. This is such a powerful argument from Heather Melville, a director at @pwc_uk. I'm definitely someone who just viewed any gratitude as a bonus. But what I really love is the idea of paying the thanks forward to everyone around us. #STYLEleadingwomen #sundaytimesstyle #thesundaytimes #gratitude #pwc #womeninbusiness #askformore
What to do when your boss is too insecure to let you spread your wings? I get so many questions on this theme for the #whatshesaid column on @theststyle. Fortunately, I now have the solution, from @mariadepop the CEO of @depop. And if you happen to be an insecure manager, this is useful for you too. Link in bio 👆 Don't forget you can read for free on the website if you register. . . . . #STYLEleadingwomen #stylemagazine #Sundaytimesstyle #femaleleadership
"It doesn't smell of burning, Mummy. It smells of love." 💔💔💔 Happy Valentine's Day #valentinesday2019
Can you believe I was sent these roses in November? They're 'eternity' roses and they apparently last a whole year (these are by @infiniroses and they've withstood cat attacks, unwanted attention from children and total neglect). So, y'know, If you're in the market for florals for tomorrow, you can finally spare yourself the grief of a short-lived bouquet, not to mention the grandad-breath water when you've kept hold of them too long. . . . . . #eternityroses #valentinesday2019
Move over, birdsong FM. Plant music is officially a thing! I actually listened to this sweet orchid's song this evening (think experimental orchestral) and it isn't even close to April 1st. Thank you @mamaxanadu @chloeisidora @moyo_samantha #lovemagic #secretlifeofplants #plantfm #orchidsofinstagram
This is my current bugbear. Why oh why does a teeshirt need to be dry cleaned? Please tell me this @beulahlondon. I actually want to start a campaign that makes brands take more responsibility for the aftercare of their products. Brands tell us to dry clean way more than is necessary, but a white teeshirt???! Think about all the chemicals, all the plastic that it's then swathed in. It's totally irresponsible. @fash_rev @therightproject what do you think? No one ever needs to dry clean a teeshirt.
Meet my number one fan - fortunately she is way too much of a homebody to follow my every word and the social trend I wrote about for @theststyle - which is basically to up sticks and live as an "ultra nomad". These are folk who have "radically dematerialised" - ie, sold up most of their material possessions until they can pretty much carry all they own on their back - in order to prioritise the joys and benefits of worldly experience (leading the way are @carmenbusquetsdotcom @mishanonoo and @ajleon who all kindly spoke to me for the piece). It's admittedly extremely tempting - were it not for Madam, above. But actually, as the exceedingly wise @greensolitaire points out, you don't have to commit to this lifestyle, you can just adopt the philosophy of less stuff, more experience. Which in a world of #stuffocation (yes, I spoke to the oracle @jameswallman too), seems like a very smart idea indeed. Link in bio 👆 . . . . . #sundaytimesstyle #thesundaytimes #ultranomads #digitalnomads #mishanonoo #travelling #freespirits #citizenoftheworld #handluggageonly
Blatant exploitation of a child to push an idea - but it is a good one. Did you know that when you wash a load of clothes made from synthetic fabrics, around 700,000 microplastics are released into the waterways, which are too small to be filtered out (and then they get swallowed by the fish that we eat)? And did you also know that about 80% of our clothing contains synthetic fibres? So this, hopefully, is a viable fix - the #guppyfriend bag, which claims to capture all those microplastics. And small boys. You can actually but these bags at @lakelanduk which means that this is a perfectly mainstream thing to be doing. Do it for your kids. Thanks for the recommendation @charliedaviesfashion . . . #stopmicrowaste #stopmicroplastic #plasticoceans #plasticisrubbish #plasticconscious