Saturday, 27 July 2013


Recently my sister gave me a copy of "The Vogue Factor" by Kirstie Clements who was Editor of Australian Vogue for 13 years until she was, and I quote, "uncermemoniously sacked" from the role.

It is a light and enjoyable read which I finished in a few days...  I could not put it down.  Kirstie shares some wonderful stories from how she began working at Australian Vogue as a receptionist, to the fabulous dinners and events she later attended as Editor. 

The most appealing part of her story, for me, were the relationships she built over the years, the acknowledgements and respect she expresses for her colleagues, and the fact that she never forgot that the exciting lifestyle working for Vogue afforded her, was in fact a privilege, not a right.

In a world where positive role models are few and far between, Kirstie is most worthy of our admiration and respect.  And I think it goes without saying she is one stylish woman.

Definitely worth a read.
xxx Deborah

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  1. Sounds like a good book that I would enjoy. What a lovely woman also.

    blue hue wonderland

    1. Stylish indeed and a person of grace and gratitude. Characteristics that are sometimes hard to find in the fashion industry.

  2. I read her excerpt in one of the weekend magazines. It was fascinating, I must pick up the book!

    Your WIWs and posts are looking amazing Deborah, worthy of your own site which I didn't know you had! Always a pleasure but I'm particularly enjoying the way they've evolved.

    Fruitful xx