Mum of two, freelance fashion and beauty editor
Fatima Truscott is a freelance fashion and beauty editor. Since graduating in 1998, the award-winning stylist and writer has worked with celebrities from Little Mix to Katy Perry.
From photo shoots in Miami to testing out the latest anti-ageing creams, Fatima says: “It does all sound very glamourous and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t, but it’s also a super stressful and a highly competitive industry.”
Based in Surrey, Fatima is married to Andy, a fire fighter for Surrey Fire & Rescue. They have two children, Noah, 9, and Evangeline, 3. And not forgetting their cat, a Persian Chinchilla called Nanook. “Being a working mum is hard, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I went back full time after six months' maternity leave after both children. Not only is my career important to me, it’s fun and I love it! But there’s no denying that it’s the hardest yet most rewarding juggling act you’ll ever see me do!” Fatima has recently gone freelance and feels a better work/life balance has begun, “It’s great that I can be around my family more and still go to London Fashion Week- even if my Mulberry is littered with empty raisin boxes and Kinder toys!”