In the first of a regular series, I'm doing mini-interviews with the great, the good and the brilliant people from my phone book.
It's amazing what a quick scroll through of the friend list will come up with career-wise – from professional polo players and entrepreneurs masterminding their own businesses to those at the forefront of the fashion and beauty scene and on the cusp of earning their millions in the property world. I'm very proud of each and every one of them, because one thing that links us all, no matter what career path we're on, is that we all live by the same mantra: work hard, play hard. Amen.
First in the hot seat, Lolly Mills who is not only seriously lovely with a wardrobe to match, but also my own personal Boots as she supplies me with a never ending supply of NARS products. This is one of the many reasons why I adore her.
|Myself & Miss Beauty Seen in Paris for my big Two Five|
Job Title: Senior Account Manager at Beauty Seen PR
The Big Break: I began as an intern for Prescriptives within The Mothership establishment of the beauty world, Estée Lauder
I do this job for the... Love of beauty, social environment and insight into upcoming fashion and beauty trends – I love finding out what the next new must-have shade of polish is or who's the hot new facialist to see
I couldn't get through the working week without... clutching a large black coffee on route to the office and my late night gossips with my roomies, Olivia and Nicholson
Who inspires you? The genuine genius beauty brains that consistently bring new trends and formulations to market at shocking pace – there is always a new product to use or a must-wear hot trend to try
The Head's Up: Check out Cowshed's new firming wobble busting Slender Cow range. The Scultping Serum contains mika which gives legs a gorgeous luminosity – perfect for giving off the illusion of toned and healthy pins [Stilettos in the Sticks loves a cheat sheet]
The Next Big Thing: It's all about brows this autumn so ensure you book in to the Lash Bar in Carnaby for an appointment with Nasreen, she will pluck, thread and shape your brows to perfection. Or try Hi Brow by La La for an on the go quick fix brow palette
The Plug: Dr.Jart+ have just launched in the UK. They're the best selling BB Cream brand in Asia and definitely worth a go if you are in search of the ultimate and original BB 'wonder cream'
Best watering hole in London: Tough one. I do love the roof terrace at Aqua Kyoto on a sunny evening or a good Hendricks gin at the No.11 Hotel in Cadogan Gardens
And in The Sticks? The Hatch Pub in the depths of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex for its rickety oldey worldy vibe
Words of Wisdom: I've always lived by the philosophy 'work hard and play harder'. Life is not all about work deadlines