Ever wondered why you have three versions of the same top but want to buy another? Or why some shop mirrors are more flattering than others? And whether we really only wear 20 per cent of our wardrobe 80 per cent of the time? Emily Stott is passionate about high street fashion. Her Saturday morning shopping trips as a child led to jobs both on the shop floor and in the offices of upmarket stores. But it was while writing about fashion brands for magazines and simultaneously spying as a mystery shopper that she gained a whole new insight into fashion retail. Now a stylist, Emily Stott writes with warmth and wit on the pleasures of dressing up, the trials of growing up and learning how to shop for yourself. Full of insider knowledge, Shopped is a funny and engaging story about the pursuit of style. You'll never shop in the same way again.
Emily Stott was born in London and started out as an actress appearing in West End theatre, television and film. In between acting jobs Emily worked on the House of Fraser shop floor and then at the head office of Thomas Pink. She also has many years experience as a high end mystery shopper. After reaching the final ten of the Vogue Talent Competition for young writers, Emily went on to write for the Sunday Mirror, Sky News Active, London Lite, Drapers magazine, Take a Break, Time and Leisure and Residents' Journal before deciding to also train as a personal stylist. Always a keen and eagle-eyed shopper, Emily is passionate about the British high street and her first book SHOPPED (September Publishing) is testament to this. She loves nothing better than a rummage through the rails of TK Maxx and H&M and is a big believer in the power of wearing the right colours for your skin tone and the most flattering clothes for your shape. She lives in Battersea with her son. More of Emily's style tips can be found on her blog http://aftercarrie.wordpress.com