The former Vogue editor and co-founder of Collagerie, GWG’s Website Of The Year 2021, shares a few of her favourite things.

Serena Hood is the co-founder of shopping platform Collagerie along with fellow British Vogue alumnus, Lucinda Chambers. In addition to her tenure as executive fashion editor at the glossy fashion bible, she has also worked for Giorgio Armani and Marc Jacobs. In short, she’s no stranger to fashion front rows; she lives and breathes style; and we pore greedily over her edits every single time. Here Serena shares some of the things she loves most in world.

Main Image: Sam Copeland

Favourite place in all the world?

There’s no place like home.

Dream holiday?

I would love to go on a safari to the Serengeti with all my family. It looks completely magical and has always been a dream!

Most coveted item right now?

The Jigsaw x Collagerie liner coat. You get two coats in one!

Proudest professional moment to date?

Winning the Good Web Guide’s Website of the Year award in 2021 was a very proud moment indeed.

Your dream future project?

Now that would be telling…

What book is on your nightstand/ kindle right now?

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

Best film you’ve seen recently?

I recently took my children to see Lyle, Lyle the Crocodile and was dancing in my seat.

Best binge-watched TV show?

The Morning Show. If you thought Jennifer Aniston was brilliant at playing the character Rachel, you will love her performance in this.

Top podcast of the moment?

Diary of a CEO. I am fascinated by founder journeys and am always gripped by the rollercoaster rides of guests on this podcast by Steve Bartlett.

Your hero?

My mother. The reasons why are endless.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

A bird – I’ve always wanted to fly.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

The Boss.

Worst job you’ve ever done?

Teaching rock climbing as a camp counsellor.

Favourite dish to cook?

Anything that takes 20 mins or less

Favourite café/ restaurant?

The River Café.

What tune always makes you want to dance?

Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust.

Favourite website or app?

StepsApp. I always aim for at least 10k per day.

Most useful thing on your desk?

My Airpods.

Which five people, dead or alive, would you find most interesting to be stuck in a lift with?

David Attenborough. Christiane Amanpour. Barack Obama. Bobbi Brown. Steve Carell.

Favourite Instagrammer or tweeter?

@NASA – a daily view on the wonders of the universe helps keep everything in perspective.

Your screensaver?

My children.

What would your biography be called?

Ask me again in 25 years

What would be your epitaph?

Always look on the bright side.

By Nancy Alsop
December 2022

Nancy Alsop


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