ShopTrotter Q+A: Sairey Stemp, Senior Fashion Editor Cosmopolitan UK
Meet Sairey Stemp, Senior Fashion Editor of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, UK
The unquestionable style icon, a fashionistas’ guru, always immaculately dressed, elegantly matching high and low fashion. Daring to experiment with the mixing and matching of patterns, not afraid to re-discover an old tucked-away skirt from previous seasons if she loves it. She has her own strong opinion on fashion, which she has been preaching for almost 11 years. Who is so creative, yet so pragmatic in her attitude to fashion? That’s Ms Sairey Stemp, Senior Fashion Editor of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, UK.
Road to Fashion
Sairey is an English Language and Literature graduate of the University of Hull by education, but since 2006 she has successfully been Senior Fashion Editor of the British Cosmo. What does she do in the Cosmopolitan? She styles main fashion stories, celebrity covers, shoots and compiles the monthly Hit Listshopping section for the magazine.
If you have ever read her editorials in Cosmo, you could not have missed her professionalism, thorough knowledge of the fashion world and trends, meticulous selection of brands and collections and a light style of writing. Readers love her articles and take her opinion on fashion into account very conscientiously.
She has become even more inspirational for the public in the UK for her uncompromising response to an e-mail she had received from a company promoting the use of real fur in fashion. Her swift and decisive reply divided a broad spectrum of readers, some praised it, while others criticized it, but it did not leave the issue of the use of fur in fashion unnoticed.
And what does Sairey Stemp say of herself:
“I am an extremely hard-working, positive and proactive person who loves working as part of a team but also is very self-motivated and dedicated. I will always do my utmost to please and fulfill whatever brief I’m working on. I love to be creative, but also love order and organisation.”
This is the perfect description of a person who has been running the fashion part of the Cosmo, UK, for so many years. Interested in getting to know Sairey Stemp better?
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