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Lorraine Candy

Former Editor in Chief, Style

The career journalist was in charge of fashion coverage at the Sunday Times where she was luxury content director and editor in chief of Style.


Lorraine Candy was the former editor-in-chief of Style. In November 2016, she was appointed to the newly created position of luxury content director of The Sunday Times and editor-in-chief of Style. Candy joined from Elle UK, where she spent 12 years, most recently as where she was appointed to the position in 2004; during her first five years the publication won 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 saw 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. She would go on to be a features writer at the Daily Mirror, columnist for the Daily Mail, 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 relaunch.

In July 2020, Candy announced she was stepping down from her role as editor-in-chief. She is currently focusing on her new book as well as continuing with her podcast Postcards from midlife.

A mother of four, Candy also writes a parenting column for The Sunday Time Magazine. She is based in London and represented by Caskie Mushens. In November 2017, she received an achievement award at the Cosmetic Executive Women Awards.


Cosmopolitan Magazine

Cosmopolitan Magazine

2000 - 2004

London, United Kingdom

The Times

The Times

1997 - 1999

London, United

Elle Magazine

Elle Magazine

Editor-in-Chief, Elle UK

London, United Kindom

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United Kingdom

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