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Alexandra Shulman

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Alexandra Shulman

The Mid•Point with Gabby Logan

Alexandra Shulman led British Vogue for over 25 years until stepping down in 2017. Under her direction the magazine saw its readership rise to unprecedented levels, offering women a more accessible and inclusive blueprint for what fashion could mean to them. She also championed British designers and was one of the first to feature plus-size bodies on the magazine's cover. Despite this, she never quite fit in, and was heavily criticised by tabloids and the fashion elite for her appearance and salt of the earth attitude. So what does think about Vogue's direction now? And how has she adjusted to life without it? We also speak to Sunday Times bestselling author Davinia Taylor about the vital link between gut health, mental health, weight and addiction.

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23 Jun 2021

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Alexandra Shulman

Better Known

Former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Alexandra Shulman was editor in chief of British Vogue, the longest serving editor in the history of the magazine. Her new book is Clothes and other things that matter. https://www.waterstones.com/book/clothes-and-other-things-that-matter/alexandra-shulman/9781788401999 Passion Flower capsules or tincture https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/calming-effects-of-passionflower Delayed Gratification https://www.slow-journalism.com/ The London Library https://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/ Microwaveable rice https://steamykitchen.com/22048-how-to-cook-rice-microwave.html Kiev https://www.ryanair.com/try-somewhere-new/gb/en/travel-guides/kiev-hidden-gems/ Where Stands a Winged Sentry by Margaret Kennedy https://www.handheldpress.co.uk/shop/womens-lives/margaret-kennedy-where-stands-a-winged-sentry/ This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

16 May 2021

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Life and Soul by Emma Forbes

Today I’m thrilled to be joined by Alexandra Shulman. She is, of course, the longest serving Editor of British Vogue, one of the country’s most quoted voices on fashion trends, author of two novels and a columnist for the Mail on Sunday. During the first lockdown, she also published her new book, Clothes and Other Things that Matter that blends memoir with fashion history. For more than 25 years clothes had been an integral part of her professional life. However, she explains that being surrounded by all those clothes made them the stuff of work and not personal pleasure. It was only when she eventually went digging through her cupboards that she thought about what those clothes had meant to her and how specific pieces were emblematic of a time in her life. In this episode, we discuss everything from her lockdown cosmetics obsession to how she’s bored of her bubble and longing to get dressed up again. We also discuss how she sees the fashion world changing, how smaller brands will become more ethical and what might happen to the way we shop. This conversation really encouraged me to take a proper look at my wardrobe, there are so many pieces that evoke certain memories and so many I can't bear to get rid of! Well.. maybe my Covid closet will have to go! *** Life and Soul is hosted by Emma Forbes, produced by Georgie Rutherford and edited by Steve Campen. If you’re looking for more content by Emma, please take a look at her new website which is a curation of everything she loves in life - from fashion and food to health & wellbeing:  https://www.byemma.co/ Follow us: @byemma.forbes @emmaforbeslifestyle Follow Alexandra: @alexandrashulman Buy Alexandra’s brilliant book here. We would also love to hear from you so feel free to send us an email if you enjoyed this episode to hello@byemma.co


14 Apr 2021

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S5 Ep1: Alexandra Shulman and her mirror horror

My Wardrobe Malfunction with Susannah Constantine

Welcome to series five! Today's special guest is journalist, author and former Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Alexandra Shulman! She and Susannah discuss happy pants, teenagers and awkward Hollywood encounters...Alexandra's new book 'Clothes...and other things that matter' is out now. Click here to buy a copy. You can also find her on Instagram and Twitter.Thanks to our super stylish house band ‘duo’. Find them at duoguitarmusic.com and order their new album here. And, of course, huge thanks to you for listening! If you like this episode, please check out the others and give us a five-star rating and review.Finally, we’d love to hear about YOUR wardrobe malfunctions. Please email us at help@mywardmal.com. And you can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube all @mywardmal, and on our website at mywardmal.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


9 Nov 2020

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My Life In Seven Charms with Alexandra Shulman OBE

My Life In Seven Charms with Annoushka Ducas MBE

An icon in the world of fashion journalism, Alexandra Shulman OBE is British Vogue’s longest-serving Editor-In-Chief, as well as a successful author.  In this candid chat she reflects on life post Vogue; shares anecdotes from her time in the lens and unpicks how she balanced that with her other role, as a Mother.


22 Oct 2020

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Isolationcast #18: Alexandra Shulman on life after Vogue

The Sunday Salon with Alice-Azania Jarvis

I am so excited that my guest this week is the journalistic legend that is Alexandra Shulman. As well as being British Vogue's longest serving editor in chief (she ran the title for more than 25 years), she is the author of two novels, as well as Inside Vogue: My Diary Of Vogue's 100th Year and most recently, Clothes And Other Things That Matter, a totally riveting and engaging memoir in which she uses different items of clothing as jumping off points for sharing memories and anecdotes from her life and career. It's moving, funny and very revealing - and unsurprisingly became a Sunday Times bestseller. As you can imagine I was excited - and a little nervous - to speak to Alexandra. This only made it all the more mortifying when a problem with our virtual recording meant that I lost her halfway through - and with it, seemingly, our conversation. These, of course, are the perils of podcasting in lockdown but it was nonetheless pretty excruciating - particularly as it happened not once, but twice. Well, all's well that ends well - Alexandra was beyond kind about it, and gave me extra time so we could recap, and even spoke to me the next day so we could finish our interview off. I was also eventually able to retrieve the lost files. So thank you Alexandra, and thank you too for being so open and honest and interesting to speak to. We covered everything from the moment she decided to leave Vogue, to her struggles with anxiety, what she has been up to in lockdown, and, of course, her writing routine and rituals. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Instagram: @aliceazania / @alexandrashulman Twitter: @aliceazania / @AShulman2 Buy the book: https://www.waterstones.com/book/clothes-and-other-things-that-matter/alexandra-shulman/9781788401982 Edited by Chelsey Moore


26 Jul 2020

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Alexandra Shulman

The CLF Podcast

Alexandra Shulman was editor in chief of Vogue for 25 years and in that time saw many fashions come and go. Her book, Clothes and Other Things That Matter, is a dazzling argument for us to recognize the importance of how we present ourselves to the world while also keeping it in perspective. Join her and Alex to discuss the ins and outs of dressing up and dressing down. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


7 Jul 2020

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Former British VOGUE Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman | Reflects On a Life in VOGUE

The Grace Tales

“The night before I felt dreadful, waiting for something I didn’t necessarily want to happen” – these are the words Alexandra Shulman wrote in her personal diary when she was offered the position of editor-in-chief of British VOGUE, a position she held and adored for over 25 years. Alexandra was awarded the CBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours list and she is currently a columnist for the Mail on Sunday, a contributor to a variety of newspapers and magazines and a Vice President of the London Library. She has written two novels, Can We Still Be Friends (2012) and The Parrots (2015) and Inside Vogue: The Diary of My 100th Year (2016). In her most recent book, Clothes... and other things that matter, she delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress. From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, she explores their meaning in women’s lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world - the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, ambition, failure, body image and celebrity. In today’s conversation we discuss: How as a child, she realises early on that everything was a story. Her mindset when she was appointed the editor of British VOGUE when she was 34. Her new book Clothes… And Other Things That Matter. Chronicling life through the VOGUE filter. Why being fired is one of the best things that can happen to you. Why despite being a nervous person, she’s never had any anxiety about work. How it took her until you she was well into her 50s, to value contentment rather than to focus on being happy. Why motherhood was the greatest compliment to her career Our changing consumption habits The reality of maternity clothes How she met her partner in a tracksuit Whether or not she was a relatable editor You can purchase Alexandra’s brilliant new book Clothes... and other things that matter here and follow Alexandra on @alexandrashulman Please take a moment to rate and review our Podcast – your support is greatly appreciated!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


22 Jun 2020

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15: Alexandra Shulman, editor, novelist and memoirist

In Writing with Hattie Crisell

Alexandra Shulman joins me this week to talk about life on both sides of the divide: editor and writer. At the helm of Vogue, she spent 25 years herding journalists. Now she has a column in the Mail on Sunday and has this year published a book that blends memoir with fashion history, Clothes and Other Things that Matter. We talk about the article that changed her career, the challenge of writing two novels with a full-time job, and the value of storytelling in journalism.


12 Jun 2020

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Alexandra Shulman, ‘The Modernist’ & ‘The Maritime Edit’

Monocle 24: The Stack

We speak to the former editor of British ‘Vogue’, Alexandra Shulman, about her new memoir. Plus: the co-founder of ‘The Modernist’ magazine and James Mullinger from ‘The Maritime Edit’


16 May 2020