Leeds to Berlin, that not very well documented or connected route- is a bit of a trade-up in our books, and exactly the route Maude Churchill took when the jobs on offer weren't enough to keep her in London after completing her Contemporary Art Theory degree at Central St Martins. Subsequently Maude became an Editor at cult spot Highsnobiety. Inspirational shit indeed. The word ‘highsnob’ has entered most Londoners’ vernaculars; a peruse around the site proves it’s reputation for being the first on the hottest sneaker launches, tracks and collaborations, is justly met. What’s makes the publication even more head-achingly impressive is that all the content is produced by some 7 people despite the site having an average of 40,000 views a day. If we could do maths we’d *insert a really impressive ratio or figure here*.
However, Maude ain’t getting too comfortable people- this lady has grand designs. Not content with the obvious dichotomy that being a feminist writer on a publication largely run by men, in an industry dominated by men fulfills, Maude’s shaking a few things up. A quick glance at Maude’s features will give you a taste of her intentions; one of our favourite pieces, is her recent series called "Women in Streetwear"- an ongoing panorama of interviews with women bossing boy-heavy industries. We hope Maude has been spending a few rainy Tuesday afternoons in Berghain as she is also planning to boost Highsnob’s reputation as a music publication to boot. We hear it’s a great place to sit down and get some work done.
Maude is also currently in the process of dusting the proverbial cobwebs off of Highsnob’s defunct sister branch- Highsnobette. Why? Maude thinks there should be a spot for girls who are equally interested in ‘the latest dope sneaker release as she is Celine's Fall/Winter 2014 collection’. Amen to that.