Evening Standard - ES Magazine


- @bengcobb

Our cover star this week needs no introducti­on. She is as famous as the Queen, she’s worshipped (and copied) around the world for her style and, for 30 years, she’s been the poster girl for cool London… I know Kate Moss well enough to say hello and have a chat — we have lots of mutual friends — but this was my first proper one-on-one interview with her; and, to boot, it was at her home. Now that’s what we in the trade call a coup. Cometh the hour, she did not disappoint. Sorry, I’m not going to give you any spoilers here, so for my full scoop head to p22.

If that’s not enough for you dear reader, then this week Susie Bubble, surrounded by her life stuffed into unpacked boxes, questions the sanity of moving house in a heatwave. She’s not alone it seems. As our executive editor Dipal Acharya — who did the same last week — can attest, convoying across the city in 35+ degrees is not for the faint hearted. So, if schadenfre­ude is your thing, flick to Bubble Rap on p8. For anyone who survives the horrors of housemovin­g there is, of course, the abject terror of decorating waiting next. Never fear: Adam Bray, our resident interiors expert (and my neighbour), is on hand with a round-up of indispensa­ble intel on p15.

Lastly, you might have noticed there’s a bit of a power struggle happening around

Downing Street. Yes, the gloves are off in the fight for the next prime minister and Katy Balls has a ringside seat over on p20. I’m not much of a boxing fan — there’s not enough ear-biting these days — but I’m starting to think the sport could be a less vicious and more dignified decider for the top job? Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme but there must be something better than the torturous rounds of debate and dishonoura­ble backstabbi­ng. Actually, whatever happened to It’s a Knockout? Who wouldn’t want to watch our leaders compete for the prize in giant inflatable costumes?

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