Johanna Payton bloggerWelcome to my humble t’internet abode.

I’m a writer, editor, content strategist and teacher with an insatiable appetite for travel, fashion and food.

I consult, write and edit for national newspapers, magazines and websites, broadcast on the radio, train fellow media professionals and lecture in fashion journalism, styling and blogging.

I’m most closely associated with the Guardian, where I spent two years in-house as a commissioning editor, but I also notched up five years as freelance features editor at hitched.co.uk, the UK’s most popular wedding website, clocked-up two years as head of fashion for Style Compare and completed a 12-month stint as resident fashion blogger at eBay.

I joined London Metropolitan University as fashion journalism lecturer in September 2011 and, in 2016, I was commissioned by Channel 4 as journalism tutor for the channel’s bi-monthly 4Talent Pop-Up events, taking place across the country. I also lead public and corporate training sessions for Guardian Masterclasses and have taught independent training sessions and offered mentoring services since 2008.

My fashion blog, Fashion Detective, has been running since January 2010 and I launched Feet on the Ground, a travel site dedicated to no-fly travel, in February 2015.

I have been a recurring guest on BBC Radio and am represented by the literary agent Andrew Lownie.

I live and work in South London with my partner, son and extensive collection of 60s dresses.

This site should tell you everything else you need to know about my career, the projects I’m working on and how you can get in touch if you’d like to commission me…ta-dah!

Johanna Payton Fashion Detective - purple vintage dress liverpool ropewalks