Where are you from originally?
“I was born and bred in London. I’m a total London girl!”
What did you study in school?
“I studied history at Oxford, which was the most amazing three years of my life. It has no relevance to what I’m doing today, but I don’t think you necessarily know what you want to do when you’re that age. I thought I was going to go into law or finance.”
What was your first job?
“After graduation I worked for Richemont, and I thought, ‘ok, I really want to work on the business side, but in a creative environment.’ But when you go to a corporate head office, it’s not creative at all—you end up being an analyst pushing numbers. I was on the international media team as a coordinator and it was a lot of group-aggregated buying. I could have gone to other brands but none of them had headquarters in London. Chloé is in Paris, Cartier is in Paris, and I wanted to stay in London near my family.”