Lorraine Candy was appointed editor-in-chief of Elle UK in 2004; during her first five years the publication one ten awards, including Candy’s consecutive wins of the BSME women’s monthly Editor of the Year award, in 2009 and 2010.
Candy’s editorship of Elle UK has seen the magazine increase its fashion content, take on board unexpected writers, including Nick Hornby and Rebecca Miller, and woo more controversial and commercial cover stars.
She joined Elle from Cosmopolitan where she was editor-in-chief. Prior to Cosmopolitan, Candy’s career was spent working on newspapers, beginning aged 16 when she took her first job at her local newspaper, The Cornish Times. Lorraine currently has a weekly column in The Daily Mail titled ‘I Don’t Know How I Do It’. She has been a features writer at the Daily Mirror, The Sun’s women’s editor and features editor at The Times, where she was also appointed deputy editor of the paper’s Saturday Magazine, and oversaw the supplement’s re launch.
She also writes for The Guardian, and Observer Woman.