For this piece I interviewed Margi Kent, Stevie’s stylist and friend since 1975 and the woman responsible for the singer’s eclectic, oft-copied and much-praised ‘boho’ look.
I regularly contribute to Marie Claire’s Life Story series, profiling iconic women (and occasionally men!) who have shaped the world, by talking to the friends and associates who know them well. The women I’ve profiled include Stevie Nicks, Meryl Streep, Madonna, Jean Shrimpton, Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell and HRH The Queen.
The great thing about writing for lots of different magazines is that you get to cover a multitude of topics – some of them real eye-openers! Here’s a piece I wrote for Stylist magazine on the germs that linger in our homes and on our clothes.
One of the best moments of my journalistic career was appearing as an extra on Friends while working as Features Editor on heat magazine. To mark the 20th anniversary of the series first airing, I wrote a piece for YOU magazine on why it’s winning over a new generation of fans.
In 1991, while I was junior reporter at the Bucks Free Press, local mum Penny Bell was found stabbed to death in a car park off the M40. Her murder remains unsolved. In 2011, on the 20th anniversary of the murder, I interviewed her daughter Lauren about the devastating impact of her mum’s death and why she’ll never stop her search for the killer.