Mary Fellowes has worked for sixteen years in fashion, principally as a stylist for editorial,advertising and celebrity. She also consults to fashion and luxury brands, also doing diverse digital content creation and fashion and features writing.
She started her career after a fashion degree at Central St Martins, and went on to assist and be mentored by fashion legend Isabella Blow. After assisting at The Evening Standard Newspaper supplement she worked full time for Vogue UK for four years in the fashion department, assisting their Fashion Directors, and also writing and styling miscellaneous editorials and advertorials.
She then freelanced for Conde Nast International, styling formative fashion stories during their launches of Vogue China, Vogue India. She contributed fashion and beauty stories to Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia and Vogue Spain and portrait stories for Teen Vogue and Vogue USA. During this freelance period she also dressed celebrities and musicians, and styled fashion shows in Tokyo. She also worked with Mario Testino for charitable projects.
She was approached several years later by The Economist in London to co-edit the style section of their cultural supplement, Intelligent Life. For two years she styled fashion stories, and wrote her own features as well as co-commissioning articles from writers including Sarah Mower and Tim Blanks, and legendary novelist A.S. Byatt. During this period she also continued her celebrity work and consulted for various British designers on their collections and runways shows, look books and campaigns.
Conde Nast then approached her to help launch the first ever edition of Vogue in a Muslim country – Turkey. As their Fashion Director, she pioneered a huge internationally acclaimed magazine, working with and also commissioning the top fashion photographers (Mert and Marcus Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Emma Summerton and Terry Richardson) as well as fine art photographers and film maker Larry Clarke. She also worked closely across all areas of the magazine, advising on front of book, fashion features and beauty. She also brought various supermodels and A-List celebrities into the magazine.
Conde Nast UK approached her again several years later to create the fashion section of a new quarterly cultural title, Baku Magazine. She was appointed Fashion Director, where she not only styled fashion stories, but advised on fashion coverage overall in the magazine, and also writes features for them on celebrity, art and fashion and style. She still contributes to this publication now.
She is now based in New York, with occasional projects in London and Los Angeles. Editorially, she works regularly with Vogue USA, Vogue Japan Gioello, Harpers Bazaar Latin America, Yahoo Style, and has contributed to Glamour USA, Teen Vogue and The Hollywood Reporter. She continues to style celebrities for red carpet and promo, work with brands styling advertising and commercials, as well as contributing written work to various publications.
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The Lead Cast of Narnia
USA, UK, Italy, Japan, China, Turkey, Spain, Teen, Latin America, India
The New Yorker
The Hollywood Reporter
Vanity Fair (UK)
Harpers Bazaar (Latin America and Japan)
Sunday Times Style