Hi Jody! Where are you from?
Originally north Kent, then London. I’ve lived in Brighton for the past 10 years and love it.
Its a pretty relaxed place but still has a buzz about it, and you have the beach, which is
lovely. We’re framed by the downs so you can be in the middle of nowhere in a 10 minute
What do you do at YMC?
I’ve worked with YMC from the very early days – firstly as in-house PR and now as E-
commerce stylist and copy writer. Fraser [YMC menswear designer] is my husband so I
help him out sometimes with various errands.
How long have you been at YMC?
- Since time began.
Why have you chosen these pieces?
Broderie Anglais is an excellent fabric for summer and I love the simplicity of this dress; its
easy to wear, plus its got pockets! The white leather plimsols are a really simple lo-fi
design and they’ve got a real authentic look about them – the wrap sole is pretty
hardwearing too, which is perfect.
Any three people you’d have round for dinner?
The League of Gentlemen: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith in various
characters would be a bizarre and very funny night.
McVitie’s Fruit shortcake. I know boring and old fashioned but I could literally eat a packet
in one sitting and not feel sick. I have to have them with a mug of strong but milky tea
Tell us something we don’t know?
I don’t iron anything, life’s too short.
What do you get up to on the weekend?
Nothing too full on – gardening, painting or just hanging out my family. I do like a date
night out, a late-night film or a meal out with friends in Brighton. 64 Degrees and Food for
Friends are two favourites.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Well, I seem to be listening to a million bonkers obscure songs that Fraser is ear-marking
for the LCM menswear show in June. It’s that time of year. On my iPod I like to run to
something noisy, like The Amps, The Pixies or Trail of Dead. At home, it’s something more
soothing like Warpaint.
What are you watching at the moment?
I LOVE sci-fi and fantasy. I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones so I’ve just started watching
series 5. I also love a dark perioddrama – Wolf Hall is one of the best I’ve seen.
West Wales. Its magical and unspoilt.
The Black Dove in Kemp Town, Brighton. Excellent cocktails and loads of different ciders
plus you get some really interesting DJ’s turning up, its a great meeting place near to
where I live.
If you were given a super power what would it be?
To click my fingers and everything gets tidied up. I’m super messy and create a bit of a
weird nest around myself. The flip side is my bag has often been mistaken for a bin and I
have to have a frenzied tidy-up if anyone threatens to come round.