Funmi Fetto is Executive Editor and Beauty Director at Glamour UK.
I started my career in Financial Management - I actually studied Accounting and Finance and left my degree already part qualified as an accountant. I worked within the financial management field for around three years and then finally took the leap into what I really wanted to do, which at that time was to work on a magazine and work in fashion.
I had always loved magazines and I loved fashion so wanted to explore how I could combine both. I left my job and began an internship at Elle in the fashion department - I did everything from assisting on shoots to clearing the fashion cupboard to organising tickets for shows to getting editors coffee! I moved on to Sunday Times Style where I assisted the Fashion Director and started contributing small features. I then moved to The Telegraph where I worked on fashion shoots with the then Fashion Director. My first full-time permanent role was at Harper's Bazaar. I was responsible for the front of book - writing fashion news stories and also assisting the fashion directors on all their shoots and attending fashion shows across the fashion capitals.
When I left, I began focusing more on writing and began contributing to British Vogue. I did a number of things in that time, I wrote a book on vintage fashion, interviewed designers and contributed to numerous international editions of Vogue. I began contributing beauty articles to a variety of publications and pretty quickly I found I was focusing more and more on beauty. The issue of inclusivity really stood out for me and I felt I needed to address that as part of my work.