Wish You Were Here With… Alice Casely-Hayford
Sailing in the Hamptons? Partying in Ibiza? Lounging in Morocco?
British Vogue’s Digital Editor Alice Casely-Hayford is leading this week’s vacation selfie series and stirring some serious FOMO...
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
I’m the digital editor at British Vogue, overseeing vogue.co.uk, our social media channels and video
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I was very fortunate to know from a young age that I wanted to be a writer, though there was a brief period aged 5 when I wanted to be the Queen.
How do you waste time, when your schedule is clear?
Having enough time to devour a book is such a rarity so that’s the first thing I do when I have chunks of time to myself. That or Love Island.
What did you do on your last day off?
Very little and it was bliss.
What’s your greatest ambition?
To follow in my parents’ footsteps and raise a happy family whilst doing the job I love.
Do you have any phobias?
I’m extremely scared of apple cores.
Who do you most admire?
My mother and father.
What do you talk about when you get your hair cut?
I spill all my secrets in that chair.
What’s the last dream that you can remember having?
I dream very vividly but they always evaporate into thin air the moment I wake up.
What would you most like to change about the world?
I would really love for my children to grow up in a world more tolerant and peaceful than the one now though that seems increasingly unlikely
What would you most like to change about yourself?
I’m such a worrier. I’d like to be more glass half full.
Have you ever pretended to be someone else in the mirror?
Almost daily when I’m brushing my teeth and singing in the mirror.
If you could do anything without fear of repercussion, what would you do?
Eat all the macaroni cheese in the world, despite my lactose intolerance.
If you could ask anyone a question, who would you ask, and what?
Are you happy?
Describe yourself in three words…
Love Island obsessed.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
My meme archive is incredibly vast.
The Five Stairsteps ‘Oooh child’
The perfect night out?
Dancing until dawn surrounded by my best friends. (With a pitstop for a light snack on the way home.)
The funniest person you know?
My niece, Rainbow.
One thing you can’t live without?
My husband to be.
Favourite thing to eat?
Pasta in every shape or form.
Least favourite thing to eat?
What was your first job?
Running an under 18s live music night when I was at school.
The best advice you’ve ever been given?
To always be kind, always work hard and remember that everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Who or what inspires you?
People who go above and beyond to be a force of positive change. People who think outside of the box and who never give up.
What drives your creativity?
Music, my family, my friends, my colleagues, books.
Who’s the coolest person you know?
My niece, Rainbow.