Name: Alison McGill
Occupation: Editor in Chief, Weddingbells
Who is your role model/mentor: My mother—a smart, savvy businesswoman and extraordinary person. She taught me everything I know.
Daily ritual: Hitting my iPad early in the morning to check Twitter. Reading daily papers. A few good cuppas. A Diet Pepsi. An intense morning and night beauty regime. Watching Coronation Street.
What do you like most about your job: EVERYTHING. I love the creativity, the wonderful people I work with and the fabulous industry I work in. I love being the face of the Weddingbells brand and all the media appearances and opportunities it presents. I love that everyday is different; that I work in print and digital; and that I come home at night from work and love whatever I did that day.
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed? I am a creative soul, a people person and a good communicator who’s not afraid to ask questions and give answers. I do what it takes to get the job done. Also, I am always gracious and thankful for all the opportunities my job affords me.
Memorable celebrity encounter: Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran. I’ve met and interviewed him a few times. Fabulous man, one I’ve loved for 25 years!
Who is your favourite fashion designer? I’m a big Joeffer Caoc fan. He’s a friend and everything he makes for me is perfect (including my wedding dress!). Also love Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, Kate Spade and for daily basics it’s Banana Republic.
Where do you go for some retail therapy? Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Holt Renfrew. I like a little luxury in my life. I also love online shopping—Net-A-Porter is amazing!
What has been your favourite event to attend? At the risk of sounding cliché, my wedding. It was super-intimate, with just my parents, my husband and I. We were married on the most gorgeous February day in 2009 at Langdon Hall in Cambridge—one of our favourite places. It was so personal and absolutely perfect.
Favourite hangout: Home sweet home. There’s no place like it.
Favourite childhood memory: Everything. I had a wonderful childhood and the most amazing parents, grandparents and friends. Everyday was an adventure.
Favourite place(s): London, Paris and Edinburgh are beyond amazing. Also love New York, Boston and Hawaii!
If there was more time in the day you would: Sleep. I like nine hours a day, but usually only log about seven.
Last song you downloaded: Two Door Cinema Club’s album Tourist History.
Favourite social network: Twitter and just getting into Tumblr. I don’t Facebook.
Favourite Blog: Current obsession is refinery29.com. Such great style ideas and inspiration!
Photos provided by Alison McGill - Image above: the team of editors at Weddingbells