Jeweller Annoushka Ducas MBE has been collecting charms for as long as she can remember, here she explores their unique ability to evoke memory and meaning with seven inspiring women, as they reveal their Life In Seven Charms
My Life In Seven Charms with Holly Tucker MBE
A must-listen for any budding entrepreneur or dynamic creative, this week’s episode is with Holly Tucker. A trailblazer, an entrepreneur and a cheerleader for hundreds of small businesses, she founded Not On The High Street and in more recent years, Holly & Co. However, like many people, Holly's path to her passion has had some major obstacles, which true to her effervescent spirit, she has overcome with determination and grace. She has, as the poem says, met with triumph and disaster and treated them the same. Ahead of her time in the opportunity she spotted, she had the guts to persevere in the face of the mostly-men who said no and went on to make the British high street a virtual one.
My Life In Seven Charms with Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson is undoubtedly a high achiever, having navigated a career as a novelist, journalist, editor and now broadcaster on prime time radio and yet as many women of talent have often been, is all too often categorised primarily as the sister or daughter of a prominent man. A member of one of the most well-known political families of our time, in this chat Rachel, explores childhood memories on the family farm in Exmoor, her deep connection and admiration for her parents and how she manages her place among 3, independent-from-the-word-go, brothers.
My Life In Seven Charms with Lucia van der Post
The doyenne of decadence, Lucia van der Post is the pre-digital influencer having crafted a career as a tastemaker and a curator of beautiful things, most notably in her role which spans some decades, at The Financial Times How To Spend It Magazine, which she was fundamental to launching in the mid-1980s. In this, at times emotional chat with Annoushka, Lucia shares tales of early years in her native South Africa, where she spent her formative years during apartheid and talks openly about her late, great philosopher, explorer and conservationist father Laurens van der Post.
My Life In Seven Charms with Kit Kemp
Interior and Textile designer Kit Kemp is best known for shaping the boutique hotel industry known and loved today. Renowned for her stylish and witty aesthetic, immortalised through three critically-acclaimed books, here she shares childhood memories and tales of young love with Annoushka in a relaxed chat at The Hamyard Hotel.
My Life In Seven Charms with Alexandra Shulman OBE
An icon in the world of fashion journalism, Alexandra Shulman OBE is British Vogue’s longest-serving Editor-In-Chief, as well as a successful author. In this candid chat she reflects on life post Vogue; shares anecdotes from her time in the lens and unpicks how she balanced that with her other role, as a Mother.
My Life In Seven Charms with Caroline Issa
It has been said that no other individual currently working in fashion has seen the industry from as many angles as Caroline Issa, she’s a designer, an innovator and as the Editor of cult title TANK Magazine - a woman in love with both the written and spoken word. In this informal chat between friends, Caroline recalls childhood memories in Canada, how she discovered her roots in Tehran and how her love of food has taken her across the globe.