Sophie Cornish (born Sophie Vincenzi in London, 11 August 1965) is an author, journalist, entrepreneur and co-founder of Cornish lives in London with her husband and two children. She is daughter of novelist Penny Vincenzi.

Early Career

Not going to university, Sophie began her career as a journalist with the National Magazine Co. for whom she worked between 1984 and 1990 as a health and beauty editor and writer on Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping Magazine.

She moved into marketing in the 1990s, developing Boots' No 7 and 17 cosmetics ranges. After this she managed the advertising campaigns of L'Oreal and Monsoon.[1]

She returned to journalism in 1999, and contributed over the next six years to PS Magazine, Boots Health & Beauty Magazine, Brides Magazine and the London Evening Standard as well as other titles.

In 2003, Ebury Press published her book Your Wedding Your Way.[2], a guidebook that gave information to brides and wedding-planners regarding hosting a wedding ceremony and reception event on a budget.[3]

Personal Life

Sophie was born in August 1965, to Penny and Paul Vincenzi. She is the second daughter of four. She met her husband, Simon, when she was 28 and then married him at 35, in September 2001. She had her first son, Oliver, in 1997 and then had her daughter, Honor, in 1998.

Launched in April 2006 by Sophie and her business partner Holly Tucker,[4] is an online marketplace for small businesses from the united Kingdom that specialise in craft and design. The website allows consumers to shop for products from artists, designers and independent businesses based in the United Kingdom. Some of the awards that Sophie and Holly have won include Young Guns 2008 and BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur 2008, as judged by Peter Jones. Sophie and Holly were also named in Marie Claire as two of '23 Women Shaping a Greater Britain'. In 2011, the website was listed as an official honouree at the Webby Awards.[5]

Stylist Magazine

Since August 2011, Sophie Cornish has been a columnist for Stylist Magazine, contributing a weekly column on business[6].


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