Alexandra Shulman is a real inspiration of mine, if I could spend a day in anyone’s shoes it would be hers. I would highly recommend this book to any fashionista, writer, entrepreneur, woman, man or Vogue enthusiast – basically everyone.
Even though she is in the heart of the fashion world she is most definitely a journalist above everything else. She is less cliche in her writing and more rich, honest and too the point, she writes with sophistication but that said you can feel the warmth and the heart she puts into her work and her writing.
She knows her readers, understands the market and most importantly she understands the heritage of Vogue. Her life seems to be a whirlwind of meetings and dinners, fashion shows and events; it all seems so exciting and Vogue is a serious passion of hers but you can also see the amount of work, time and thought she dedicates to Vogue.
You join her for the emotional ride that is Vogue’s 100th year and you really feel part of the process, from planning the gala to random domestic chaos. For anyone who wants to know the real Alexandra Shulman, to really understand what it is like to be a fashion editor, to run one of the most successful magazines then this book is for you.
Vogue was her life but the magazine did not make Alexandra Shulman who she is, she made Vogue what it is today.