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Alexandra Shulman: ‘I value contentment rather than focusing on being happy’

By Ruth Huntman

The Vogue supremo on being a hairdresser, growing up on the King’s Road and why fear is her default mode

‘Interesting’ is how I’d describe my childhood. My parents were journalists [art critic Milton Shulman and author and broadcaster Drusilla Beyfus], so the house was always filled with books, talk, TV and newspapers. I realised early on that everything was a story.

I’m proof that parents can criticise a lot and not really harm you. Dad once told me I wouldn’t get a husband if I carried on arguing the way I did. But I knew I was loved and that makes the difference.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/09/alexandra-shulman-value-contentment-rather-than-being-happy