Zoey Goto | Journalist & Feature Writer

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Here is my interview with the designer Marc Newson, out in the September/October issue of the Spanish style magazine Neo2.

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Here is my interview with the Olympic equestrian sportsman Alex Hua Tian, out in this month’s GQ China. Alex was born in London to a Chinese father and British mother and started horse riding aged just four years old. In 2008, he was the youngest equestrian rider to compete at the Olympic Games in Beijing. The 25 year old is now the only Chinese event rider competing internationally. Last year Alex also became the brand ambassador for Gieves & Hawkes, one of the world’s oldest bespoke tailors.

I enjoyed a breakfast meeting at Cecconi’s with Alex, where we discussed his collection of horses, the best places to eat in Hong Kong and his early experiences of tailoring. We then went across the road to the Gieves & Hawkes store, where he was having a fitting for his first bespoke tailcoat and show jumping jacket (there is a photo of this on the final page). Alex says that the beauty of bespoke is that ‘it feels like a piece of sculpture, but I find that the real joy is in the process; it’s the personal relationship with the tailor and being able to watch this piece take shape over the course of the fittings that is really exciting’.

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‘Sprezzatura’ is the latest buzzword in menswear, used to describe a look of effortless elegance. Here is my interview with the Italian tailoring aficionado Cristiano Corneliani, offering expert advice on how to achieve this elusive look – out in this month’s Square Mile magazine.

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Yesterday I visited London’s Design Museum to interview the renowned designer Marc Newson. He is on the eve of celebrating the 10-year anniversary of his collaboration with the denim brand G-Star. Marc talked me through his latest collection for AW14, including an American bomber style jacket, decorated with badges to represent each collection that he has designed for G-Star.

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Juicing has established itself as the health trend of the moment. Once considered the domain of glossy celebrities and Californian yogis, juicing has now firmly entered the mainstream, with John Lewis recently reporting a 130% rise in sales of their home juice machines. At the forefront of the British juicing revolution is Jason Vale, aka the ‘Juice Master’. Jason has brought out 7 best-selling books, with 3 million copies sold worldwide. He is on a mission to see the juice machine become as common as the microwave or toaster in the average kitchen, and uses his own story to speak publically about the power of freshly extracted juice.

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Susanna Lau, also known as Susie Bubble, is one of the world’s most influential fashion bloggers. Susie started her popular blog Style Bubble in 2006, offering a peek inside the fashion world as she chronicles international fashion weeks and emerging designers. Part of Style Bubble’s appeal has also been Susie’s regular posting of her colourful and quirky outfits. The London based blogger credits regular trips to Hong Kong, where her parents originate from, with having an impact on her personal style.

This bedroom blogger has now become a leading voice in the fashion world, with an impressive CV that includes editor of Dazed Digital, partnering up with Armani and Dr.Martens and modelling for a Gap advertising campaign. My Modern Weekly interview covers Susie’s fashion week essentials, recommendations for designers to watch and London shops to visit and her future hope of interviewing the director Wes Anderson: http://www.zoeygoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Zoey-Goto-Susie-Bubble-Interview-Modern-Weekly-March-2014.pdf

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My interview with the designer Paul Smith is out in this month’s Vantage magazine and covers topics such as his design philosophy, new Shanghai store and why his initial attempt to crack the Chinese market was unsuccessful.

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My interview feature on Luca Rubinacci’s style tips has been published in this month’s issue of Square Mile…

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My article on Lee Broom has just been published in Exclusive magazine, to coincide with the launch of Broom’s new store in East London.

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Self magazine (Conde Nast China) have recently published my two-part guide to eccentric businesses in London. Myself and the photographer Xiaoye Shen spent an intensive few weeks visiting some of London’s most unusual shops and hearing the stories of the people who started them. This included London’s best tattoo parlour, Lady GaGa’s latex designer, the world’s most theatrical cake maker and The School of Life – where you can take a class in ‘How to be Cool’. To see the complete articles, please click through to my lifestyle section:http://www.zoeygoto.com/lifestyle/

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