From the outskirts of Edinburgh, Stacey Duguid studied Fine Art at Manchester University before moving to London in 1995. Working her way up from the shop floor of Harvey Nichols to the giddy heights of Prada, Stacey was eventually offered her dream job at ELLE magazine in 2004. Almost a decade on, the magazine that sparked her imagination as a fourteen-year-old continues to inspire her. After nine years working as Executive Fashion Editor, Stacey became Editor-At-Large in early 2013. This new title allows her to write across all aspects of the magazine, and to finally realise her dream of being a full-time writer.
Mademoiselle, Confessions of an ELLE Girl, British ELLE’s first ever column, ran successfully on the back page of ELLE for four years. After the birth of Stacey’s son in 2011, the column came to a natural end, but when Stacey returned to work in 2012, she became British ELLE’s first ever agony aunt with her new column, Dear Mademoiselle, which continues to run.
Stacey writes across a broad range of subjects that include travel, beauty, fashion and lifestyle, and has previously written for The Saturday Times, The Sunday Times Style and the Daily Mail. She also writes columns and fashion copy for fashion retail websites, such as Matchesfashion.com, and freelances as a fashion consultant for a number of established fashion brands.
Stacey is currently working on her first novel.