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Laia Farran Graves

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Full name Laia Farran Graves
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

I am a freelance journalist and fashion stylist. I specialise in fashion and beauty writing/editing both for print an online publications and clients. I am trained in CMS, html and InDesign and have experience working as a sub editor. To see my work, go to www.laiafarran.com

Editorial work Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing, Picture editing
Last updated 17-04-2012 14:16

Biography

I am a freelance fashion and beauty editor.

My background is in fashion styling. I got into journalism by reviewing London Fashion Week for Metro newspaper and have since worked as a stylist, journalist and editor specialising in fashion and beauty.

Email: laiastylist@mac.com
Mobile: 07798 796 496
Experience
Freelance stylist. Portfolio displayed on laiafarran.com
Clients include Britney Spears, Carmen Electra, Iron Maiden, Kelly Brook, Johnny Vaughan, Chris Tarrant, Liberty X, Sophie Anderton, Lady Isabella Hervey, Jordan, Ben Elton and Finley Quaye

Freelance journalist
Metro, ES, Irish Tatler, Shoo, Pride, New Woman, Hello!, Highlife, Seven, Cyprus Mail, Emirates Woman, Lounge, Radox, Ambi Pur, Grove, Your Week

Online writing/editing:
Channel4.com/food
weightwatchers.co.uk
numberstores.com
swear-london.com
philloflowers.com
thetubeparis.com
nipilandstore.com
bstorelondon.com
puressespace.com
twoseelife.com

Freelance sub editor
Men’s Health, In Style, Glamour, Coast, House Beautiful, Latestinbeauty.com, Brides, GP, Bella, Crystallized, Weightwatcher.co.uk, Elleuk.com, Your Week

Education
LSP (London School of Publishing) Sub editor course, 2008

London College of Fashion, Fashion Journalism course, 1997

BA (Hons) Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Communications Studies (film) and Anthropology, 1990-1993

I.N.B. Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Spanish Baccalaureate

Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, Conversational French.

Work History
Current Employment
Freelance Fashion Editor for Grove Magazine (From 2008)
Contributing Editor Weightwatchers.co.uk (From October 2009)

November 2008 – March 2009
Editor and Programme Editor at Weight Watchers online
Responsibilities include:
• Writing copy for the website
• Proofing, sub editing and sourcing images
• Planning and programming content using CMS
• Liaising with PRs and researching for features
• Organising fashion shoots

January-April 2008
Content Editor at Far-fetch.com, e-commerce fashion portal
Responsibilities include:
• Writing, editing and proofing copy for fashion websites including newsletters
• Liaising with clients
• Attending and reviewing London Fashion Week shows and events
• Interviewing designers
• Organising photo shoots for the website and fashion look books
• Setting up online competitions

November-December 2007
Freelance Assistant Editor at Trendstop.com, trends forecasting website
• Content editing and writing
• Picture researching

May-September 2007
Website Editor, researcher and writer for PuresseSpace.com Lifestyle website aimed at women
Responsibilities include:
• Content editing and writing
• Picture researching
• Client liaising

January-May 2007
Fashion and Beauty Editor for Lounge magazine (freelance)
Lifestyle luxury magazine distributed in VIP airport lounges and private jets
Responsibilities include:
• Dealing with and commissioning freelancers
• Organising and executing photo shoots
• Liaising with PRs and clients
• Writing features
• Editing fashion and beauty sections (approx. 30 pages)

May-September 2005
Fashion and Beauty Editor for Asian Woman and Asian Bride magazines
Glossy monthly magazines aimed at the Asian community
Responsibilities include:
• Dealing with and commissioning freelancers
• Organising and executing photo shoots
• Liaising with PRs and clients
• Writing features, organising and shooting advertorials
• Editing fashion and beauty sections (approx. 50 pages)

November 2003-04
Fashion and Grooming Editor for Ice magazine
Men’s magazine
Responsibilities include:
• Still-life photo shoots
• Organising and executing fashion shoots
• Researching trends and identifying fashion themes
• Writing and styling grooming pages
• Dealing with and commissioning freelancers
• Editing fashion and beauty sections (approx. 25 pages)

September 2000-October 2003
Fashion and Beauty Editor for Lab magazine
Conceptual style magazine
Responsibilities include:
• Organising and executing fashion shoots
• Writing and styling grooming pages
• Dealing with and commissioning freelancers
• Interviewing, researching and writing
• Editing the fashion and beauty sections (approx. 50 pages)

December1998- September 2000
Freelance Stylist




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