On this exqusite Sunday in December, I bring you Cool Girl of the Week: Pandora Sykes. As a woman who has influenced my personal style and drive to create content, I had the lucky opportunity to get to know the woman who does it all and looks fabulous doing it. Grab your coffee or cup of tea and get to know Pandora.
What’s a typical day in the life for Pandora Sykes?
Every day is different! It usually involves meetings, writing and lots of coffee.
How did you get into what you're doing right now? (Which is a lot! Fashion Features Editor and Wardrobe Mistress at The Sunday Times Style,co-host of The PanDolly Podcast, runner of her personal blog pandorasykes.com as well as a bit of styling and consulting on the side.)
Honestly? There is no quick answer! I just worked my butt off and took every opportunity that came and seriously read and wrote a LOT. There was a lot of crap on my first ever blog...·
What are the top five essential pieces every woman should have in her closet?
This sounds boring, but the older i get the truer I find this: a great white silk shirt, perfectly tailored black cigarette pants, a brilliant pair of black leather ankle boots, a statement coat and a pair of vintage levi's that took you 5 years to find and fit you like no other pair of jeans.
When’s the last time you cried laughing?
With my cousin, last week, remembering us both as teenagers.
We have a lot of young readers. What advice could you give to some that are considering a career in fashion?
I wish I had some great advice! Like in any career, do your homework. Study every magazine, every fashion designer, read every blog... there are so many resources out there these days, it's not hard to keep up.
If you could hop on a plane right now, where would you go?
Colombia. Where i am going at Christmas!
Who are you listening to (musically) right now?
Vintage or Runway? Both
By plane or by Car? Both
Tea or Coffee? Both!
Black & White or Color? All of them!
To love or Be Loved? Both!
Denim or Leather? BOth!
Digital or Film? Both!
Heels or Flats? Heels
Eyes or Lips? Both! But not at same time
Book or Film? Both! But books will forever be my love
Hot or Cold? Both
Glossy or Matte? Both!