Highs and Lows of a Magazine Editor

This week has been a manic one. It all kicked off with a rather depressing editorial meeting about Pigeons & Peacocks magazine. The ideas that I pitched with the team were picked at until there was almost nothing left of the original concepts: draining to say the least but it's all a part of the process. Every story has to have an angle and a hook. It needs to be relevant to our reader and challenging. 

Back to the drawing board with that then, but it's all a part of the process. I'm excited about the shoots we have planned for the magazine. We're having a camera made for one shoot and another shoot is taking place in Colombia. We're also trying to push to have our big music feature shot in Blackpool - which I'm eager to follow through with (partly because Blackpool is my home town but mainly because it will be such a fun shoot to be a part of.)

Secret Cinema, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Secret Cinema, The Grand Budapest Hotel

One of the best things about my job is the cool stuff I manage to bag tickets to for free. I reviewed Secret Cinema's event for GUISE this week. They screened Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel a week before its UK cinema release date as part of a huge cinematic experiential event. Dressed in traditional 30s garb, my guest and I were led from a secret meeting spot in Farringdon to London's own answer to The Grand Budapest Hotel. A night of make-believe and merriment ensued - plenty of fun for a drama graduate...

Last night Ella Sullivan (fashion editor at P&P) and I went to see Rae Morris perform at The Lexington in Islington. We were completely blown away by her heartfelt lyrics and haunting tones. After receiving the album sampler from Atlantic Records last week, I was anticipating a great gig but last night was actually phenomenal. Rae's a truly talented artist with a unique, soulful voice that packs a punch. I'm thrilled to be featuring a fellow Blackpool gal on the cover of Pigeons & Peacocks magazine - and last night just cemented how perfect she is for this issue. Here's to pushing that shoot on Blackpool Pleasure Beach through.