Meet the Stylus Experts
Consisting of 50 analysts and researchers, the Stylus team is joined by over 100 global contributors in 33 countries. We are passionate about sharing our expertise, intelligence and insights. Think of us as your in-house innovation team.
With 20 years’ experience in translating cross-industry trends into design innovation, brand and product strategy, Tessa leads the global Content team, guiding Stylus’ content and creative direction. Before Stylus, she consulted on luxury and mass-market brands across a variety of industries including beauty, food, retail, architecture, transport, technology and packaging. As senior strategist and head of trends at Seymourpowell in London, she worked throughout Europe, the US and Asia with clients including Unilever, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Ford and Jaguar.
Tamsin takes a holistic view across all of the content on Stylus, ensuring that standards are maintained and house style is consistent. Having spent four years in fashion and lifestyle e-commerce at Arcadia and Notonthehighstreet, Tamsin has developed a strong commercial focus. Prior to this she worked for six years at publisher Emap and forecaster WGSN where she analysed current and close-to-season trends. She has also consulted on trends for e-commerce retailer Stylistpick and produced features for Craft & Design magazine.
Overseeing the content creation process, Kallia works with the global content team to maintain Stylus.com. Before this, Kallia spent nearly five years at Amazon UK in online retail brand strategy for clients such as Silentnight and Joseph Joseph, leading marketing campaigns and operational excellence reviews. She has presented training days and workshops on online strategy to hundreds of new-to-platform vendors. Born in London to Greek Cypriot/Irish parents, Kallia studied history & journalism at Queen Mary & City University.
As Head of Consumer Lifestyle, Hayley asks the most interesting questions about how people and technology are changing. She was previously acting managing editor at Global Blue, an international tax-free shopping business that produces print and digital shopping guides. Her first pitch won gold at the Cannes Lions Masters of Creativity, and she has delivered microsites, direct promotions products and marketing campaigns for clients including Selfridges, Montblanc and Chic Outlet Shopping. Born in Seoul, she is British-American and has lived across three continents.
Kate maps changing consumer attitudes and behaviours, alongside trends in wellbeing, leisure and tech. Before joining Stylus, she worked in the legal industry and has an MA in International Journalism with distinction from London's City University. She has written for Vice, BBC Good Food, Stylist, Positive Luxury and various start-ups. Born in South Africa, her 23andMe genetic profile reveals she is also 25% Northwestern European, and more Neanderthal than 98% of the population.
Terpsichori is assistant editor of Consumer Lifestyle at Stylus. With an MA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths University and a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens, Terpsichori approaches her research into consumer and tech trends with anthropological flair and a historian’s curiosity. Previously, Terpsichori worked for Canvas 8 and was a strategist for Possible, working with clients like Ikea, Adidas, Matches Fashion and HSBC. In her spare time, she makes ceramics in an east London studio.
Mandy is head of Food, Beverage & Hospitality – covering food culture and consumption, flavour innovation, product development and technology, as well as leading innovations in travel and hospitality. Before Stylus, Mandy was executive editor at GDR Creative Intelligence, where she worked with clients such as Waitrose, Kraft, LVMH and Starwood Hotels. Mandy has curated content for Contagious, been a thought leader at Canvas8, and serves on the Advisory Council for the World Brand Congress. Mandy is also a prolific public speaker.
With a special interest in restaurants and sustainable food, at Stylus, Anna also covers food innovation, the future of travel and technology. She has previously worked as a freelance journalist and editor for food and restaurant publications. As a consultant, Anna develops food and hospitality projects throughout Europe and founded the TMRW Project, which seeks to support newcomers in the hospitality industry. She grew up in Malaysia and New Zealand, originally moving to London in 2001 to study.
With passion and endless curiosity, Laura tracks the latest in food, beverage and hospitality – from global food influencers and the evolution of flavour, to the latest developments in hotel tech. Before joining Stylus, she worked in food and travel PR, working with brands such as Mondelez, United Biscuits and Unilever, as well as across a spectrum of alcohol, hotel and food-service brands. Outside of work, she travels and eats out as much as possible, and works out to negate the two.
Emily oversees Stylus’ Fashion, Beauty, Colour & Materials and Product Design content directories – ensuring a cohesive approach to our visual trend output. With 25 years’ experience in trend forecasting and retail, she has worked for and consulted to global names including Topshop, H&M, Walt Disney, Zara, Target, Levi’s and WGSN. She has also written for titles including British Vogue, and contributed to various published book titles on the history of fashion and popular culture.
As assistant editor of Fashion, Lianne tracks, decodes and reports on emerging trends across the wider fashion landscape. With eight years’ experience in fashion retail, she has developed a strong commercial perspective and loves to identify the socio-economic patterns, cultural influencers and behaviours that drive fashion as a global industry. Lianne has also recently completed an MA in Fashion Critical Studies at Central Saint Martins.
Darian is a researcher for the fashion team, contributing to Stylus’ seasonal fashion forecasts. Driven by the intersection of fashion, culture and society, she has a particular interest in emerging industry and consumer trends. Before Stylus, she graduated with a distinction in Fashion Journalism from Central Saint Martins and first-class honours in Media & English from Goldsmiths University. Darian has contributed to fashion publications including Dazed, TANK and 1Granary.
As Stylus’ senior editor of Beauty, Lisa charts trends, dynamic shifts and bankable innovations in the global beauty industry. She leads her team in discovery and insight through catwalk analysis, international event coverage and future-facing beauty forecasts. Before joining Stylus, Lisa graduated with first-class honours in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion. Born in Honduras, she is of dual English and Brazilian heritage, and lived in Africa and the Americas before finally settling in London.
A journalist and trend analyst with a background in design, Alice oversees Stylus' wide-ranging beauty coverage, bringing a visual eye to forecasts, catwalk analysis, industry trends and product innovation. Alice previously managed WGSN's celebrity, pop culture and beauty coverage, and has worked as a writer and stylist for The Independent, The Face, Arena Homme+ and FHM.com. She received first-class honours in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts and holds a PG Cert in Fashion Journalism from London College of Fashion.
Fascinated by beauty’s changing role within global consumer groups, Hong Kong local Disha helps chart the latest innovations and emerging trends, with a particular passion for youth culture, activist beauty initiatives and technology. Disha has an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Nottingham, channelling her expertise to write about worldwide luxury lifestyle trends for the London Evening Standard, Prestige Hong Kong and AsiaSpa Magazine.
Dedicated to unearthing the most cutting-edge innovations, Dewi is passionate about guiding Stylus’ seasonal Design Directions – an inspirational tool for concept creation across furniture, packaging, transport and consumer electronics. Dewi has a degree in Fashion Textiles & Technology and 10+ years’ experience working in the design sector, editing and writing for trend publications, creating exhibitions, and producing design projects for clients such as The Met and The Guggenheim. She is of dual Dutch and Indonesian descent, and lived in New York and Amsterdam before moving to London.
As researcher for Product Design, Ella explores the latest events, products and innovations across furniture, automotive, tabletop, technology and packaging to examine the future trajectory of consumer product. After studying journalism at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, Ella gained experience at high-end architecture and design publications Belle Magazine (within Bauer Media Australia) and Habitus Living. She also worked in radio, acting as contributing producer for design broadcast Blueprint for Living – a programme from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Lauren tracks and analyses design innovations across the creative industries and oversees Stylus’ reporting on colour and materials. She holds a BA in Textile Design from Central Saint Martins and has more than seven years’ experience in trend forecasting, working previously as a fashion researcher for New York-based trend company Fashion Snoops. Born in London, Lauren is of dual Chinese and Irish heritage, and her passion lies in craftsmanship, tactility and visually striking colour.
Driven by an all-encompassing interest in design across the creative industries, Chloe is a researcher for the Colour & Materials team. She contributes to the seasonal colour and material directions here at Stylus, and has a particular passion for tracking and identifying exciting colour stories and material developments. Chloe previously worked for Burberry’s textile design team, gaining industry experience from a number of textile mills and design studios with an MA in Woven Textiles from the Royal College of Art.
Katie is head of Retail, disseminating trends, insights and innovation across retail – including digital commerce, store design and burgeoning business practices. Pre-Stylus, she spent 13 years navigating VM, store design and creative management for Habitat, Liberty, Yellowdoor agency and fashion production for Harper's Bazaar. She's authored two books on visual culture, Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries (2012) and Fashion + Music: The Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture (2016), and is a founding member of futurist think-tank Digital Anthropology Lab.
Roger is Stylus’ acting head of Retail, looking after research and reporting on emerging micro and macro trends across the retail sector. Besides working for Stylus in a variety of roles since its inception, Roger is also course leader of MA Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins. He has consulted for both fashion and tech start-ups, and has worked extensively in China. He is currently working on a revised edition of The Great Fashion Designers, originally published by Berg in 2009.
As assistant editor of Retail, Stefanie tracks disruptive shifts within the retail landscape in order to define the future direction of store concepts, online engagement and technology. Before joining Stylus, Stefanie worked as a brand strategist, fashion stylist and social media manager. With qualifications in fashion design, economics and marketing, her passion lies in the amalgamation of contemporary design, retail and visual communications. Born and raised in Austria, she lived in Paris before coming to London.
Christian oversees Stylus’ research into subjects including branding strategy, digital advertising, online engagement and pop-culture trends. He is also a regular speaker on marketing innovation at conferences including SXSW and YMS. Before joining Stylus, Christian was a music journalist for the NME (where he got to interview his heroes, Daft Punk), as well as a PR for the BBC and a host of European start-ups, including SoundCloud and Last.fm.
Julia’s focus areas are online communities, inclusivity, interactive media, content distribution and creative brand platforming – making her the responsible party for our Pop Culture Round-Ups. Born and raised in Germany, she studied Graphic Design in The Netherlands and earned her MA in Design Writing Criticism from University of the Arts London. Julia previously worked as a design thinking consultant, but soon ran for the hills of culture writing.
As head US analyst, Alison oversees US-specific research, as well as helping clients to apply Stylus’ cross-industry trends. Alison has over 10 years’ experience in global trends reporting and consumer behaviour analysis. She is a public speaker, panel moderator and guest lecturer at FIT, Parsons and LIM. Alison previously worked at WGSN, Selfridges, The BBC, MTV and at Peclers Paris. As a freelance designer, she has worked for clients including Donna Karan, DVF, Kenneth Cole and Victoria's Secret.
As Stylus’ New York-based senior editor, Marian tracks, researches and writes about US trends across categories, ranging from the cannabis opportunity to new consumer attitudes. Before joining Stylus, she oversaw content for JWT Intelligence, the global marketing agency’s trend-spotting unit. She’s also worked in magazine publishing, including stints as managing editor for Adweek and copy chief for Rolling Stone. A long-time Brooklynite, Marian was born in South Africa and grew up in LA.
Based in New York, Emilia covers US trends, store openings and events. Before joining Stylus, she worked on content writing and social media management for food and travel start-ups, and helped launch a print magazine for Califia Farms. Emilia has written for Serious Eats, Roads & Kingdoms and The Daily Meal. A native New Yorker, she holds an MA from University College London, a BA from the University of Bristol, and speaks fluent Italian.
Covering all directories as well as marketing and advisory literature, Nadia ensures Stylus content is polished to perfection and adheres to house style. She has more than 10 years’ experience as a sub-editor and writer in print and online B2B publishing, and previously worked at Reed Business Information. With a BA in English Literature & Sociology from Reading University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism from PMA, Nadia can often be found blogging up a storm on The Tellergram.
With a keen eye for detail, Ariadne helps to ensure that written content is of the highest standards across all channels. She enjoys working across Stylus’ diverse range of topics, and takes particular interest in its coverage of the creative and design industries, having previously worked in an editorial role on illustrated visual arts books at Bloomsbury Publishing. Ariadne has an English degree from the University of Leeds and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design from London College of Fashion.
Halina provides image support across editorial content, co-ordinates video production, and curates our @wearestylus Instagram account. Before Stylus, she worked as a camera operator and video editor, making short-form packages for House of Illustration and the BBC, and filming live events at the Roundhouse. Her love of celluloid film and visual culture led her to retrain in researching and protecting visual archives. She is also a keen cook and lived in Barcelona and Morocco before settling in London.
Richard has over 12 years’ experience in both interior and graphic design studios. He graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Interior Architecture and went on to practise as an interior design consultant for Jason West Design Consultants. Before joining Stylus, Richard worked in print as an artworker, additionally taking on personal design projects in the arts, culture and commerce sectors. Richard specialises in a number of design disciplines including typography and editorial work, and has an interest in 3D and UX design.
Bethan brings Stylus trends to life, creating visual concepts for content both online and in print. Since gaining a BA in Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Art & Design, she has worked as a designer for a theatre and arts advertising studio, and as a freelance designer for titles including The Sunday Times’ Style magazine and the Telegraph Magazine. Bethan enjoys doing collage in her spare time – you can see her work on Instagram by following @bethansnaps.
Ciara creates and executes visual digital and print concepts for Stylus, having studied Graphic Design Communication (BA) at Bath Spa University. Prior to joining Stylus, she was a freelance designer for Capgemini, where she designed branding and digital images for numerous campaigns and launches. She has also taken on a number of internships for companies such as Harper’s Bazaar, BrandOpus and Big Fish, where she worked on brand identity and editorial design.