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Mini Edit Mama is a series of interviews with the women who inspire us most. Join us as we sit down with the mums we love, from famous faces, to friends, family and the women who’ve built our business.
Laura Jackson ( @iamlaurajackson )
Our first Mini Edit Mama is TV presenter, Author and contributing editor for Marie Claire, Laura Jackson. Laura is the poster child for a new wave of millennial muses; beautiful, brilliant and achingly cool, with a resume as diverse as her 90k insta followers. As well as being a hugely talented broadcaster, Laura has cemented herself as a modern lifestyle guru after the wildly successful paid-for supper clubs she runs with radio DJ Alice Levine, led to the launch of a glorious homeware range for Habitat and their debut cook-book ‘Round To Ours’. We sat down with Laura to find out more about her world and her journey into motherhood...
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
My husband and our whippet Barry
WHERE IS YOUR HAPPY PLACE?
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT?
Zoe Ball's BBC2 breakfast show
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST GUILTY PLEASURE?
I don’t feel guilty about pleasure!
WHAT’S IN YOUR HANDBAG TODAY?
My pregnancy notes, wallet, phone, keys and paw paw lip balm
WHAT’S YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION?
WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE PERSON ON THE GRAM?
I do love a bit of Trinny! ( @trinnywoodall )
WHAT’S YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
WHO’S YOUR STYLE ICON?
I love the Olsen twins
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
I always wanted to work in telly because I loved watching telly
WHAT’S THE ONE PIECE OF CAREERS ADVICE YOU WISH YOU’D BEEN GIVEN?
I wish I had been given better careers advice full stop. Growing up in a small northern town your options are pretty limited. It wasn’t until I moved to Leeds from Huddersfield that I grew to see how big and exciting the world and the possibilities were.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE MUM HACK OR KEY PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN?
You do you – always the best advice
WHAT’S THE WORST DECISION YOU’VE EVER MADE?
I don’t regret decisions; they help you grow
WHAT’S YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT?
Owning my own house which I managed to achieve by working hard in a job I really love
WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?
Most women I find inspiring, multi tasking to a whole new level. Family, work, home and friends – the juggle is real.
WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT?
Too much Yorkshire tea
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU TODAY?
Writing my column for Marie Claire Magazine, which I love
AND THIS YEAR?
Having a baby, hosting a TV show, designing a women’s knit wear range and starting a little brand called LORE