Samantha Simmonds is a freelance writer and stylist based in London.

She is currently Associate Editor of After Nyne magazine, a contributor to Yahoo! Style and The Idle Man and a critic and feature writer for Everything Theatre.

Samantha graduated from Reading University with a First Class degree in Psychology before achieving Distinction in her Diploma in Fashion & Personal Styling from the London College of Style. She has previously worked as a researcher and personal shopper.

Trained in classical theatre and various dance styles, she also moonlights as a dancer, actress and model, with credits including Channel 4's The 5 O'Clock Show, Rush (Ron Howard) and Schwarzkopf.

She's a sucker for lychee-based cocktails, cute cats and cropped flares. She’ll try (almost) anything once and abhors style rules. Florence Welch is her spirit animal.