5 minutes with Pandora Sykes
Pandora India Nicola Sykes.
So many: Panda, Pandy, Pod, Dora, Pin, P-Dora, Doodle.
Place of birth?
Gin and tonic with Hendricks or Aperol Spritz.
Best beauty advice you've been given?
Take your make up off at night.
Beauty products you can't live without?
Five things that are always in your handbag?
My phone, my keys, my Smythson diary, Kiehl's lip balm and Nurofen plus.
Santal 33 by Le Labo.
Women you most admire?
Leandra Medine, Lorraine Candy, Eva Chen, Arianna Huffington, my mother.
What advice would you give the next generation of women?
It's so tricky this one. Work hard; remember tomorrow is a new day; work at finding your USP and stick to being the best version of you.
What qualities in women inspire you?
Integrity, loyalty, kindness and humour.
Where do you look for inspiration?
No specific place. But I like to mull whilst on the tube.
What are you secretly addicted to?
Cake and The Good Wife. And Daily Mail pictures from the early noughties.
Three words to describe your work?
Eclectic, passionate and hopefully idiosyncratic.
Work are you most proud of?
I styled a few lookbooks recently I am proud of as they took me out of my comfort zone. A few of my blog posts got a really great traction recently; on our attitude towards boobs and on the subject of Zoella and popular culture. And any work I've done whilst at The Sunday Times; it's such a privilege to be there.
Check out Pandora's blog here - www.pandorasykes.com