Editor- in- Chief: Jo Boon
Jo: I'm the founder of Label and it's been an incredible roller coaster that has enabled me to work with lots of fab teams, including the one below. Label Press is a platform for people to share their stories, and for us to celebrate the beauty in diversity! We aim to combine glamour with inclusivity, and style alongside a celebration of what makes us unique. We are always on the lookout for regular contributors, or one-off articles so get in contact if you have ideas.
Managing Editor: Emily Caulton
Emily: I'm Emily, a graduate of St Andrews with a degree in English. I love writing and reading about other people's experiences, which is why I'm excited about becoming the Managing Editor for Label Press. I'm looking forward to helping people share their unique stories and showing readers that they're not alone with any struggles they have.
Food & Drink Editor: Mandy Wright
Mandy: Not only do I spend my time cooking, tasting, and discussing any and all types of food, but I'm a recent English and French graduate from the University of St Andrews, and I'm pursuing a career as a writer, editor, and publisher. I am extremely excited about working with a team of equally food and flavor-enthused writers and about exploring the universality and limitlessness of cooking and cuisine!
Mental & Physical Health Editors: Amaan Akhtar and Lucy Beall Lott
Amaan: After graduating from university, I’ve been pursuing a career as a writer and avid storyteller. I love hearing people’s stories because it has offered me the chance to connect with them on a personal level and gives me a glimpse into what made them the person they are today. I especially feel that a lot of someone’s personality and character is formed by their experiences with mental and physical health. So, I’m honoured to have the opportunity to share such stories through this platform.
Lucy: I’m entering my second year at St. Andrews where I study history of art, classics and literature. Before St. Andrews I lived in London and took history of art and archeology courses. Living with a terminal illness has inspired me to my own experiences as well as the experiences of other’s. I am so excited to work with Label to better share these stories!
Fashion Editor: Emily Stamp
Emily: I’m a St Andrews psychology graduate, and beginning a KCL masters in International Conflict Studies. Fashion wasn’t always on my radar and it took me years to work out what fashion was to me- predominantly minimalist, monochrome clothing, wearing a statement coat and decent jewellery. But it’s much more than that; it’s about being comfortable, it’s about expression, raising awareness about your ethical values within the fashion industry and being yourself. I am still not a fashionista but I have finally found ‘my style’ and that’s okay with me.
Your Stories Editors: Claire Fogarty
Claire: I'm a third year student of Philosophy and Art History at St Andrews. When I’m not purging my overdraft for creative supplies or skipping lectures to jog by the sea, I love to write, travel, and discover quirky cafes. My interests extend to all things animal, aesthetic, and art-related, whilst I try to practice ‘good life’ living-hacks I pick up from the moral-focused half of my degree: meaning vegan food and vintage clothes, plus sex-positive, feminist, and fun musings/memoirs as eclectic as me.
I am Lakshmi, a graduate of St Andrews who loves travelling and experiencing new cultures. I split my time between India, France and UK, writing and reading about other people's experiences and keeping-up-to-date with all the latest fashion trends. I am looking forward to talk about fashion (mostly) as the latest columnist for Label.
I was born and raised in Hawai‘i, and I am currently a second year Journalism major at Emerson College in Boston, MA. My interests include the environment, food, health and simply sharing people's stories.
I’m Grace, a student and writer from Washington, D.C. I currently study political communications and journalism at Emerson College, and am passionate about politics, environmental issues, and health/beauty. There’s nothing like Label and I love being a part of it!
I’m Caroline, an English and Modern History graduate of the University of St Andrews. I am now pursuing a postgraduate degree in Art History focusing on early 20th century fashion at the Courtauld Institute. As a part time model and former Label Fashion Editor, my interests lie in the intellectual and historical side of fashion and what is has meant as a medium of expression for different people over the course of time.