Celebrity Stylist – Angie Smith | Women Influencers Interview | Womens Day | Hobbs

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Angie Smith’s days of interning at magazines are well and truly behind her, having built a successful career as a stylist to some equally inspiring women, including Holly Willoughby and Michelle Dockery. She reveals what motivates her and how recognising your achievements is key to becoming more confident.

WHAT'S YOUR MORNING ROUTINE?

My alarm goes off at 6.30am. I have a smoothie for breakfast, get dressed and walk my dog Gus to the office, grabbing a coffee from Gail’s Bakery on the way.

WHAT'S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR DAY?

On days when my dog Gus has been to work with my boyfriend, I love being greeted by him when I walk through the door.

HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?

I feel I’m so lucky to be doing my dream job. That, in itself, motivates me!

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO WOMEN WHO WANT TO FEEL MORE EMPOWERED IN THE WORKPLACE?

When I was younger, I wouldn’t have been confident enough to ask for a pay rise or highlight my achievements. So I’d say, make sure you let your manager know when things go really well and never be afraid to voice your own thoughts and ideas about their business. Now that I’m the boss, I really love it when people notice how something could be done in a more efficient way and point it out to me.

WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?

Definitely my mum. She’s the bravest and strongest person I know.

WHAT'S YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Renovating my London flat.

IF YOU HADN'T BECOME A STYLIST, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

I love food so I would have probably tried to become a chef or a travel journalist. But I can’t write, so maybe a chef then!

HOW DO YOU UNWIND?

In a hot bath with a facemask while scrolling through Pinterest on my iPad. Absolute bliss!

WHERE IS YOUR HAPPY PLACE?

I’ve already mentioned the bath, so I can’t say that again! I’m going to say somewhere sunny with amazing food and wine – probably Italy!

WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU HIGHLY RECOMMEND?

The Alchemist.

TOWN, COUNTRY
OR COAST

I grew up in Belgium and Cyprus, as my Dad was in the armed forces, so I’m quite comfortable not being in the same place too long. That’s why London really feels like home as it’s so diverse and always changing. I definitely love cosy weekends visiting my parents in Somerset, and you can’t beat being by the coast to blow the cobwebs away when needed.