Alison Taylor

I am a northern writer living in East London with a bacon sandwich addiction. After starting out a (rather dull if I’m honest) business magazine I worked at Elle for four years before going feral, I mean freelance and sharing my thoughts on fashion, arts and lifestyle for the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, The Guardian, Stella, Nylon and Stylist. I’m a contributing editor at NET-A-PORTER.COM and my first book The Still Single Papers was published by Mainstream in June 2012. It’s a memoir about my ridiculous dating life that ‘Makes Bridget Jones’s Diary read like a Saga Holidays brochure’ apparently.

Age: 34

Twitter: @lovefoolforever

What I Do, Job-wise: See above. I also teach journalism to degree students who don’t feel the need to make notes.

What I Do, Fun-wise: Drink, dance, be too merry. Watch films, eat Mexican food. CSI.

My Motto: F*ck it.

My Anti-Motto: Everything in moderation.

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Sean Astin in The Goonies. 

My “celebs to make out with” list: Too many to list but starting with A…Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys fame.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Something Changed, Pulp.

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: The Story of My Life, Jay McInerney.

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Navy blue M&S lambswool cardigan borrowed (stolen) from my dad and with gaping holes under the arms.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Vaseline Rose, anything Elemis.

I smell like: Rare Pearls by Avon. Sounds shit, smells delicious.

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Sorry, what?

 

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