Alexandra Shulman

'I feel uncomfortable with doing something interventionist to my body that means that it's somehow kind of disguising what I really am. I have a sort of Dorian Gray feeling about it, that you know somewhere this person, this old crone will be there underneath it all and you're wearing a kind of mask.'

Journalist and former editor-in-chief of Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, joins me in this episode to discuss her life, and her 25 years at Vogue, candidly, touching on everything from the expectation to look a certain way, to panic attacks, maternity leave, fear of failure, and sizeism in magazines.

She also talks about her renewed passion for make-up, her views on ageing, and how she came to curate a collection with No 7, which is currently available in shops.

Products, and places, mentioned:

- Molton Browners

- No7 x Alexandra Shulman

- Vaishaly Patel

- Wildsmith Active Repair Nourishing Cleansing Balm

- No7 Airbrush Away Primer

- By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer

- Clinique Airbrush Concealer

- Golbourne Road

- Regent's Canal

- Ida Restaurant

Beauty Full Lives is hosted by Madeleine Spencer, produced by Charlie Jones, and with artwork by Sung Lee.

This episode is sponsored by HiSmile. To receive 20% off HiSmile products, enter 'BEAUTYFULL' at check out at HISMILETEETH.COM


 

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