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Jo Elvin

Job

Editor, Glamour

Company

Condé Nast

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7499 9080.

Address

6-8 Old Bond Street, , London, , W1S

Born

21st February 1970

Fantasy business partner

Anya Hindmarch, ridiculously clever, ludicrously lovely.

How do you off-set your carbon footprint?

Recycle, turn off all the lights, try as much as possible to buy locally-grown food, um? turn off the tap while cleaning my teeth.

Greatest influence

My tragic addiction to perfectionism. It's a curse, really.

Clubs

The Groucho, the BSME, the Sydenham Society, Facebook (which went from cool to embarrassing quite quickly some time ago, didn't it?.

Favourite gadget

The Sky + control.

Desert island objects

A mobile phone, a television and a laptop.

Most-admired politician

David Cameron, for finding his voice as an effective opposition (well, in the week I wrote this anyway).

Favourite media

I read all papers. I'm addicted to food magazines, and I especially love Donna Hay. Way too hard to pick a favourite TV programme, but, at the moment, it's probably Flight of the Conchords, Radio 2, gawker.

Biggest risk taken

Arriving in London with virtually no money and very arrogant aspirations (as one tends to at the tender age of 22).

Perfect day

Any day where I don't have to tackle the London public transport system.

Who should play you in the film of your life?

Joan Cusack could probably mine the comedy gold from my altercations with builders, taxi drivers, train ticket inspectors, etc.

Career highlights

Glamour, Glamour, Glamour.

Fictional hero

Owen Meany (in A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving).

Best job outside advertising

Never worked in advertising. Outside of publishing, I haven't enjoyed any other job I've done. They were all in the menial end of the food industry.

Lowdown

The feisty Australian is ensuring the monthly women's market continues to fend off the threat of weeklies. While Elvin may have been disappointed by a drop in ABC figures in the first half of 2007, she can console herself that circulation of her title is still leagues ahead of its rival, Cosmopolitan.

Most expensive purchase

A big trip to Australia with the husband, daughter and mother-in-law last year. I try hard to never think about how much it cost.

Why are you good at what you do?

Because I get bored easily. I'm always challenging myself and the Glamour team to find new ways to do things, and to surprise the readers. It keeps me stimulated, and so I hope it does them.


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