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An expat brat, Andy’s wandering life led him into the British Army, where his interest in photography developed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He traded in his rifle for a camera and trained his sights on Savile Row. Today his client list reads like a who’s who of London menswear including Anderson & Sheppard, Henry Poole, Huntsman, Drakes, John Lobb and Turnbull & Asser.
After graduating from St Andrews University, Rupert attended RMA Sandhurst before commissioning into the Royal Artillery and serving for seven years. His long-term interest in bespoke menswear was further piqued by going to Savile Row tailors for his uniforms. Aside from this, he has a keen interest in 18th and 19th Century British art and is an enthusiastic - if highly inexpert - polo player.
Marc's passion for automotive extends beyond aircraft to encompass cars and motorbikes. In fact, anything with an engine and his buttons are genuinely pushed. Contributing for Riddle allows Marc to unleash his inner Clarkson (the driving and commentary side) and fulfil a boyhood dream. When not driving, Marc is settling into village life in Somerset with his wife Toni and their two daughters Millie and Sophie.
Sam began his design career in packaging before moving into publishing at Thames & Hudson. Specialising in fashion and graffiti titles, Savile Row by James Sherwood and Graffiti World by Nicholas Ganz. Leaving London for Singapore for several years where he was art director of Revolution and The Rake magazines. Returning to the UK in 2013, Sam co-founded the design studio By the Sky Design.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Catherine is now an adopted Mancunian. She came to the North West to study journalism in 2001 and followed a rather wiggly path back there after ten years working in media operations and teaching soldiers and firefighters in an array of weird and wonderful locations. She has a passion for food, drink and travel with a particular interest in wine.
Alice is a qualified registered veterinary nurse and the founder of MEDIK9 – a company specialising in first aid kits for dogs. She lives in Dorset and when not at the vets surgery has her hands full running MEDIK9 and looking after her beloved dogs, Boston terrier Etty and wirehaired vizsla Flo. She writes a monthly column on pet care and covers all things animal related.
Andrew is a freelance broadcaster, writer and journalist, based out of West Yorkshire, and a renown concert junkie. Graduating with honours from the University of Leeds in 2016, he has since worked with many diverse publications such as Riddle, Mantality Magazine, the Yorkshire Evening Post and the BBC. He has a passion for Rugby and can often be found at the local game.
Having always been a writer, even when being a mother, Lizzie has lived a very full and emotionally complicated life. Now starting to write the stories that she's lived, Lizzie's had a lot of rainbows in her clouds and ultimately that, and the people that you love is all that counts. As an author, she has recently had the popular book 'The Man on the Middle Floor' published to great acclaim.
Izzy is a freelance lifestyle writer who has carried out a wide variety of assignments, from The Sunday Times Magazine to ACP Magazines in Australia to spending 3 months in Sri Lanka co-writing the historical travel guide book “Around the Galle Fort in 80 Lives.” Izzy is an avid blogger, a dedicated follower of fashion and has a insatiable appetite for Italian cuisine.
A born and bred south Londoner, Jo is a self-confessed lover of all things relating to food, travel and risk taking. After graduating from BRIT School, she went on to have a flourishing career in music & media for over ten years before becoming a writer. She is currently spending her time partying in Cannes, sky diving and taking a time out, because she can.
Lara lives by the sea in Brighton with her family. Working as a blogger, social media manager, and illustrator, her background is in History of Art with a specialism in Byzantium. Although partial to fine dining, these days she can more often be found making baby food. Writing a monthly parenting column for Riddle, she also covers all things lifestyle from travel to food and drink.
An ex-beauty journalist for a national newspaper (10 years for her sins) Lauren is now a hack of all trades. She has written extensively for various magazines over the years and – despite hating flying - adores taking revitalising sojourns (Spain’s a favourite). Often dividing her time between consultancy/PR work and beautifying clients, Lauren has now branched out to tutorials on YouTube.
A regular contributor, Mark Nicholls is an award-winning journalist and author. He has reported from across the world, including combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is widely-travelled in Europe and the Middle East. With a particular interest as a seasoned travel writer in the Indian sub-continent, skiing and rail travel, he is married with two daughters and lives in Norfolk.
Martin is an obsessive consumer of food, drink, retro gaming and anything with loud guitars and drums, he took up distance running three years ago to keep the calories at bay. Martin traded in the quiet idyll of the North Yorkshire coast to live and work in London but still approaches life with a sunny northern mentality. Enjoys bringing out his inner child with his young son Cameron.
Matt is a BSc (Hons) exercise and health science graduate, ex British athlete and founder of FITISM. Matt and his team of trainers and nutritionists work with hundreds of people to make body transformation possible. Taking the complexity out of nutrition and exercise by deconstructing the science to offer effective, simple strategies and tactics to have the biggest impact on body shape in the shortest amount of time.
Founded UDESHI men’s tailoring two decades ago in London, Oscar began his career as a city banker after graduating from the LSE. Realising there was more to life than staring at screens, he attended fashion schools in London and Paris and earned a degree in philosophy, and became the youngest chairman of the British Menswear Guild. Born in Hong Kong, he has lived on three continents and can be found drafting a pattern with a fine Cuban cigar in his mouth.
Authentic and known to be a little bit eccentric, Trevor Pickett has built up his eponymous British leather empire and brand over the past 30 years to become a seamless blend of classic but quirky sophistication. Trevor's passion for art and architecture provides the inspiration for his collections. Owning the acclaimed Pickett store on Burlington Gardens, Mayfair. Trevor has been at the very heart of life in W1 for many years.
Winston is a London based consultant working specifically in the luxury sector. He has a passion for music, style, good food, wine and whisky, as well as art, architecture, travel and the British countryside. Winston is a frequent traveller to Manhattan and a noted consumer of great suits, ties and gin Gibsons. Being familiar with the NY-LON routine Winston writes for Riddle about all aspects of luxury lifestyle on both sides of the Pond.
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