I’m Gemma Cartwright, I’m 34, and I’ve worked on fashion, beauty, celebrity and lifestyle websites for over a decade. In 2002, When I was 18 and studying for a degree in Fashion Journalism, I created a fashion blog called Catwalk Queen. Through various opportunities it grew, over the years, into one of the UK’s leading fashion news, celeb and shopping blogs. I worked on that site, and at various other online start-ups, for most of my twenties. Catwalk Queen finally closed its doors at the end of 2014. I’m so proud to have been part of a site that existed for twelve years. When I started out, barely anyone knew what a blog was, so being able to turn one into a career was an amazing thing.
However, life is about new challenges, and moving onwards and upwards. Catwalk Queen was a huge part of my life, but I eventually outgrew it, and in August 2013, I joined POPSUGAR as UK Editor. The role offered an amazing opportunity to collaborate and learn from a team of hugely talented writers in the USA, whilst producing and curating my own content for a UK audience. I love it and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.
I’ve now been at POPSUGAR for four years, and am Senior Editor, managing the UK editorial team and looking after a site that reaches millions of people each month. You can see my latest work for POPSUGAR by clicking here. My work for that site means I rarely have time to update this blog any more, and this site is now on hiatus. Rest assured when I have something to say that doesn’t fit on POPSUGAR, I’ll be back.