Maggie Semple is a successful business woman and entrepreneur. In 2010 Maggie set-up Semple, a bespoke women’s fashion brand; a labour of love established to empower likeminded women through made to measure fashion, networking events, a daily blog and biannual magazine.
Maggie serves on a range of Boards including the City & Guilds Institute and the Southbank Arts Centre. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
Maggie is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878 and is cited in the World’s Who’s Who. She was awarded an OBE in 2000.
Residing Editor of the Semple blog and Magazine, Jenna graduated from Goldsmith University with a degree in Media and Communications and a fierce desire to find her dream job in the fashion industry. Jenna lives and breaths her sartorial dreams through the written word and can normally be found lusting over all manner of designer brands, from The Row and Alexander McQueen to Mary Katrantzou and Acne. When she isn’t managing the blog or planning the next issue of Semple Magazine Jenna can be found at the latest V&A exhibition, online shopping, coming up with awful puns or daydreaming about Coachella.
Jessica spent a short time studying fashion before gaining valuable experience in the industry. At Semple, Jessica puts her hand to anything creative from styling the Semple Magazine photoshoots to helping clients with the design, style and fabric of their bespoke Semple dress. In between searching for the most delicious places to eat you can find her taking inspiration from street style photography from all over the globe and searching Instagram for new brands and designers.
Lily is Semple’s social media savvy PR exec. Lily loves all things pastel pink and has left her home in Chester behind to pursue a career in the big city. She’s an Instagram-aholic and can be found flicking through the latest issue of Lula often whilst sipping a large glass of white wine. Lily’s a fan of minimal style and aesthetics, her dream wardrobe would be filled with all things &
Other Stories, COS and Weekday. Her ultimate style crush is Mary Kate Olsen – always and forever.
Talia has a keen interest in all aspects of media; you’ll find her writing about anything from feminist issues, alternative fashion trends and the hottest films and television programmes of our time. She’s our resident vegetarian who isn’t scared to take a bite out of trending topics and get to the bones of it all. Talia loves photography, caffeine and baking, but you’ll also find her on our Semple Magazine photoshoots filming behind the scenes. And if you’re ever in need of a funny viral video to get you through your working week, she’s your girl!
At 5ft 1 (and a half) Sophie may be small but she is certainly fierce. After finding out she was dyslexic at the age of seven she made it her life’s mission to wage a war against words and carve a career out of a craft she admired so much. Hard work, determination and a lot of journals later, Sophie graduated with a degree in journalism. Her obsession and love for the written word has seen her as Editor at Semple to now blogging her way around the world. She’s irrationally angry, partial to a LARGE glass of chardonnay and has an intolerance for most people.
Having secured a creative writing place at Surrey University, Hannah’s inquisitive personality got the better of her as she was drawn towards an award-winning post-production company in the first working days of her life. The youngest of the Semple team, you could say that a realistic insight into the media industry moulded her into the confident, down-to-earth blondie she is today. A chocoholic, who was once known to pack 38 tops for 2 weeks in Fuerteventura, Hannah can often be found soaking up the latest health & beauty tutorials, partaking in retail therapy or enjoying some good Mexican food with friends. If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that when the world beckons, Hannah will embrace it with arms wide open (and blog about it too!).
A freelance Editor and Blogger, Harriet has a slightly irrational love for detective fiction and can often be found getting caught up in the somewhat tame tales of Miss Marple or watching Midsomer Murders on a Sunday afternoon. A country girl at heart, she loves nothing more than whiling away an hour or two in a coffee shop reading a good book, feeling inspired by street style and pinning to her heart’s content on Pinterest. If she’s not out walking her beautiful Sprocker Spaniel, Hallie, then you’ll probably find her rummaging for vintage fashion finds at the local charity shop or car boot sale!