Friday, July 27, 2012

Alexandra Shulman Talks at the V&A

Alexandra Shulman is know across the whole globe for her role as Editor in Chief of British Vogue but at a recent talk held at the Victoria and Albert Museum she uncovered some hidden truths about her life before Vogue.

The talk was created as a way to celebrate Shulman's 20 year career at the helm of the fashion bible but also it provided a platform on which to promote her new novel, 'Can We Still Be Friends?' Set in the big lecture theatre, Alexandra Shulman appeared in conversation with the journalist and broadcaster, Francine Stock. Francine guided Alexandra on a whirlwind journey through pivotal Vogue covers from the past 20 years, highlighting just how many changes Alexandra has played witness too.

"My initial thought when I got the job as editor was... 'God, what am I going to wear?" exclaimed Alexandra.

 Luckily this has not been an issue and twenty years later Vogue is going from strength to strength. Kate Moss in the style of David Bowie, Amber Valetta in an M&S shirt and most recently (and controversially) Victoria Beckham have all been chosen by Alexandra to grace the cover of the magazine.  It is clear from this daring array of cover stars that Alexandra is not shy about causing a stir and most importantly that there is more to her than just fashion.

Her recently published novel, 'Can We Still Be Friends' is the perfect summer holiday companion and it allows readers a glimpse into the time just before Alexandra took the to the helm of Vogue. It details the lives of three very different girls who are all brought together by an unfaltering bond of friendship. Definitely a book I would recommend for the summer.

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