British Vogue editor Edward Enninful assembles woke squad of 15 women

TALK OF THE TOWN: It’s ‘Edward’s Angels’! British Vogue editor Edward Enninful assembles woke squad of 15 women to bring diversity into editions across Europe

Forget fawning Charlie’s Angels and those scantily clad Angels at Victoria’s Secret. 

Fashion bible Vogue has now assembled ‘Edward’s Angels’ – 15 feisty and diverse women primed to take the reins at publishing giant Conde Nast.

The brainchild of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, his Angels are a battalion of powerful fashion editors and directors who bring new meaning to the term woke warriors.

They have been charged with bringing a ‘diverse perspective’ into Vogue editions across Europe, which Edward now controls following a restructuring which pushed him to the upper echelons of the Conde Nast empire, answering only to US-based editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Fashion bible Vogue has assembled ‘Edward’s Angels’ – 15 feisty and diverse women primed to take the reins at publishing giant Conde Nast. The brainchild of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, his Angels are a battalion of powerful fashion editors and directors who bring new meaning to the term woke warriors. The highest-profile Angels include Edward’s right-hand women Vanessa Kingori (above, with him last February)

Vogue’s four new European editors are also Angels, including Italy’s Francesca Ragazzi (above)


Edward’s ‘eyes and ears’, former executive assistant Debs Ababio (left), has been promoted to entertainment director. She too is an Angel – as is France’s Eugenie Trochu (right), editor of Vogue Paris

Other members of Edward’s Angels include some rising stars at British Vogue, such as fashion director Julia Sarr-Jamois (above), of whom Edward tells me: ‘All the girls want to be her or be friends with her’

Edward with another of his Angels – Vogue Spain’s head of editorial content, Ines Lorenzo

Sarah Harris (above), another of Edward’s right-hand women, is part of the Angels team. A source says: ‘Edward loves the nickname Edward’s Angels. It’s much better than the old-fashioned term It Girls – they are too powerful and diverse for that’

The highest-profile Angels include Edward’s right-hand women Vanessa Kingori and Sarah Harris, as well as Vogue’s four new European editors – Italy’s Francesca Ragazzi, France’s Eugenie Trochu, Spain’s Ines Lorenzo and Kerstin Weng of Germany.

A source at British Vogue tells me: ‘Edward is the original champion of diversity at Vogue and has hand-picked these girls to be the most glamorous woke squad in Europe.

‘He has tasked them with transforming the European Vogue titles. They are preparing to roll out their new front covers in the next few weeks and the change will be clear for all to see at last.’

Despite Edward’s growing power and influence, he has taken to wearing a trendy bucket hat at the office. 

The hat, which has a wide, downward-sloping brim, was favoured by Liam Gallagher during his Oasis heyday. 

Insiders say the look is Edward’s attempt at a trademark, similar to Anna Wintour’s omnipresent sunglasses.

The Angels have been charged with bringing a ‘diverse perspective’ into Vogue editions across Europe, which Edward now controls following a restructuring which pushed him to the upper echelons of the Conde Nast empire, answering only to US-based editor-in-chief Anna Wintour

The source adds: ‘These European women all think Edward is a creative genius. They see him as a kind, funny, sweet mentor – especially when he’s wearing that bucket hat which makes him look so down to earth and cool.’

Other members of Edward’s Angels include some rising stars at British Vogue, such as fashion director Julia Sarr-Jamois, of whom Edward tells me: ‘All the girls want to be her or be friends with her.’ 

He also describes fashion and accessories editor Donna Wallace as an ‘eclectic, indie cool kid and true culture shifter’. 

His ‘eyes and ears’, former executive assistant Debs Ababio, has been promoted to entertainment director.

The source adds: ‘Edward loves the nickname Edward’s Angels. It’s much better than the old-fashioned term It Girls – they are too powerful and diverse for that.’

There’s a hot new couple on the society scene, I can reveal. 

Things are getting serious between Bella Buchanan, granddaughter of the late Nicholas Parsons, and Harry Medina, the only son and heir of George Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven.

My spies first spotted the couple at Glorious Goodwood in July where Harry’s sister Tatiana was riding in the Magnolia Cup. 

Things are getting serious between Bella Buchanan, granddaughter of the late Nicholas Parsons, and Harry Medina (both pictured), the only son and heir of George Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven

Recently they celebrated Harry’s 30th birthday at a party with a racy Tarts and Vicars theme at his family home in Scotland.

‘The secret’s out,’ a friend tells me. Bella, 31, will be particularly grateful to have Harry at her side right now as he is no doubt providing a sturdy shoulder for her to cry on. 

Her grandmother, Denise Bryer – Nicholas Parsons’s first wife and the voice of the 1960s Noddy children’s TV series – sadly died two weeks ago, aged 93.

Mojito’s in on the act 

I do hope Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new pet Mojito is front-of-house trained because the Havanese has the run of the theatre impresario’s West End empire.

Composer Andrew, 73, calls Mojito his ‘therapy dog’ after the big-screen flop of his musical Cats. 

‘He knows every nook and cranny of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He’s sat in the Royal Box,’ says Lord Lloyd-Webber.

‘I just let him run around. He’s quite disruptive at rehearsals but that’s just one of those things.’

Try telling that to the actors!

I do hope Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new pet Mojito is front-of-house trained because the Havanese has the run of the theatre impresario’s West End empire

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