Friends of Begg x Co

A collection of interviews from friends of Begg x Co as they reveal insight into their lives and current working from home habits.

Friends of Begg and Co - Andrew O'Hagan

Author - Andrew O'Hagan

Read our interview with Ayrshire-born author Andrew O'Hagan, as we discuss his new book 'Mayflies', how Ayrshire inspires his writing and his memories of the post-punk era in Scotland.

Friends of Begg and Co - Flora Collingwood-Norris

Swiss Darning Expert - Flora Collingwood-Norris

"Swiss Darning has become a passion of mine over the last few years. It's such a creative way of giving clothes a new lease of life and making them completely personal and unique."

Friends of Begg and Co - Ted Le Swer

Artist - Ted Le Swer

Read our interview with artist and Friend of Begg x Co Ted Le Swer as we discuss what inspires his art, exciting upcoming projects and his book recommendations.

Friends of Begg and Co - The Happy Pear

Friends of Begg and Co - The Happy Pear

"We started the happy pear as a veg shop in 2004 age 24 to try to create a happier, healthier world and build community. We have over 1 million followers across all our social channels including nearly 30 million views on our youtube channel. We have a farm, coffee roastery, studio for filming and love what we do!" 

Health and Beauty Writer - Camilla Hewitt

Health & Beauty Writer - Camilla Hewitt

Read our interview with Health & Beauty Writer Camilla Hewitt. She shares some amazing images caught whilst being an incredible open water swimmer. Discover how Camilla is coping with lockdown on the Isle of Wight.

Hair and Makeup Artist

Hair and Makeup Artist - Teddy Mitchell

Our HMU Teddy Mitchell talks Zoom beauty wins with us and how he coped in lockdown. 

Lena Studio Small Designer

Designer, Studio Small - Lena Winkler

Read our interview with Friend of Begg and Co Lena from Studio Small as we discuss how she is coping in London with all that is going on, her positive living tips and book recommendations.

Sophia Aerts Fashion Photographer

Photographer - Sophia Aerts

Originally from the Netherlands, Sophia is a fashion and portrait photographer working between London and New York. Her intimate aesthetic is defined by her use of film and natural light. She works on editorial and commercial projects with brands and creatives. 

Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus Fashion Director

Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman - Bruce Pask

Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman and Friend of Begg & Co, Bruce Pask. Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Read our Q&A with Bruce Pask and learn more about his working from home routine and fashion tips.

Friends of Begg & Co - Massimo CEO Lanecardate.

CEO of Lanecardate  - Massimo Montanaro

Massimo is the CEO of Lanecardate and is very passionate about his job, his employees and his family. As CEO of Lanecardate he leads from the front, very customer focused and an amazing friend of Begg & Co. His love and passion for his job shine through in our Q&A with Massimo.

Friends of Begg & Co - Andrew Blanch

MD of New England Wool - Andrew Blanch

"My job, along with my team is to procure high-quality raw material (wool and Mohair) from all the major producing countries in the world. We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and representatives in Western Australia (Fremantle), New Zealand (Christchurch) and South Africa (Port Elisabeth)." Read some amazing industry insight and Andrew also delivers a fresh take on dealing with the current situation we all face just now.

Style Blogger and Content Creator - Rachael Clifton

"Taking one day at a time, trying my best to stay positive and enjoy the slower pace and time at home over the next few weeks and months. Having time to think straight, read, take afternoon baths and do everything on my to-do list feels pretty good!"

Photographer - Joshua Atkins

Joshua Atkins is a portrait and events photographer based in Kent, taking commissions throughout the UK. Joshua has worked with clients including Rough Trade Records, Tate Modern and Converse, and his work has been featured in publications such as GQ, Vogue and Financial Times.

Freelance Writer, Journalist and Editor - Angela Hui

Angela is a freelance writer, journalist and editor primarily covering lifestyle, food and travel. Bylines include BBC, Eater, Independent, Metro, Refinery29, and Vice, among other publications.

Soil and Solder - Joe Earley

Joe Earley is a creative based in Rochester, Kent who runs Soil and Solder out of his home workshop. Soil and Solder is a small self-established business making Geometric terrariums with recycled glass.

Passionate Home Cook - Jessica Nguyen

Jessica Nguyen is a passionate home cook living in Melbourne, who’s mission is to inspire people to cook at home for themselves and for the people around them, one Instagram story at a time.

Photographer - Gordon Burniston

Gordon is a commercial photographer mainly working in design and advertising, based in Glasgow, Scotland. We interviewed Gordon and he told us how he is working from home and adjusting to a temporary new norm. Gordon also shared his photo diary with us. Check out Gordon's takeover playlist below.

ARRAN Aromatics Director - Andrew Russell

We spoke with our neighbour at Arran Aromatics about life on the Isle of Arran during this time and what they are doing to help. Andrew gave us an insight into his daily routine as we adjust to this temporary way of living.