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Journalist and website editor with 18 years of experience in leading national newspapers and magazines, both in France and in the UK, with excellent editorial and networking skills and a large array of high profile contacts including CEOs, sport personalities, famous designers, artists, Michelin-starred chefs, entrepreneurs, etc. Also experienced in Events management and TV documentaries.
Founder of Chic-Londres www.chiclondres.com, an online London lifestyle magazine featuring articles on all things interesting/trendy as well as interviews. Achievements • Exclusive access to hard to reach personalities and celebrities such as footballers Nicolas Anelka and Robert Pires, fashion designers Nicole Farhi, Roland Mouret and Anya Hindmarch, artist Ron Arad, actors Vincent Cassel, Leslie Caron and Carole Bouquet, philosopher Alain de Botton, ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell, entrepreneurs Nick Jones and James Dyson, amongst others. • 8,000 monthly unique users and 2,000 readers registered for the newsletter.
-London correspondent for French ELLE (1999-2002) -3-page feature in bestselling women’s magazine RED, on the “French Women Myth” -Writing and Editing of 3 bestselling London guides in French: Londres Pas Cher, Lonely Planet and Guide Bleu Hachette. -Hotel reviews and city guides for RED online, Quintessentially and Mr & Mrs Smith.
• London Correspondent for French ELLE • 3-page feature in bestselling women’s magazine RED, on the “French Women Myth” • Writing and Editing of 3 bestselling London guides in French: Londres Pas Cher, Lonely Planet and Guide Bleu Hachette. • Hotel reviews and city guides for RED online, Quintessentially and Mr & Mrs Smith.
London Correspondent for leading French current affairs magazine Le Point (400,000 copies sold per issue), covering Politics, Social Issues, Fashion, Lifestyle, the Economy, Travel and Arts, as well as London Correspondent for leading daily French newspaper Liberation (2005-2008). Achievements • Many face-to-face interviews including an exclusive interview with Tony Blair in 2002 when he was Prime minister (I was the first French journalist to be granted a one-on-one interview with him after he became PM), Seif Gaddafi, with whom I travelled to Tripoli, as well as a vast array of personalities including Boris Johnson, Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Paul Smith, Tamara Mellon, Stelios Haji-Ionannou, Natalie Massenet, Bob Geldof, ex-MI5 boss Stella Rimington, Richard Curtis. • A wide range of lifestyle features, such as London’s Super Rich, Burberry, Bentley, Purdey, Jimmy Choo, Topshop, the Young British Artists, London Fashion Week, the Cotswolds, the Royal Family.
Producing and directing two TV documentaries set in Australia: • “Kangaroos and murderers”, about a wildlife centre built by prisoners within a high security prison in New South Wales where I followed three convicts (a murderer, a violent robber and a drug dealer) responsible for looking after injured and orphaned wild animals, such as kangaroos, koalas and pythons. This (very successful) rehabilitation program aims to prevent prisoners condemned to long sentences to re-offend when freed, teaching them respect for life and gives them a sense of responsibility by caring for those animals. • “Sydney gay police”, which covered the multiple roles of the Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers of the Sydney police: resolving homophobic crimes, touring schools to give speeches to prevent homophobia, liaising with the gay, lesbian and transsexual communities to promote a more tolerant image of the police and targeting domestic violence within the gay community. For two weeks, I shadowed a (gay) police officer, in both his private and professional life, and some victims of homophobic crimes. Achievements Both documentaries were shown on prime time TV channel Arte and sold worldwide.
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