Cefinn Sirens - Plum Sykes

Plum Sykes is a best selling author and journalist. She has recently published her latest book, Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery. While she isn’t flying around the world interviewing cover stories for American Vogue in her role as Contributing Editor, Plum lives between London and a beautiful valley in Gloucestershire. She is married to Toby and they have two daughters, Ursula and



Whats your best time saving tip in the morning?

Decide what you are wearing the night before and lay it out. If you don’t have to make any decisions in the morning, you’ll be faster.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Watching an old Disney movie with my girls Ursula, 11 and Tess, 7

What is your greatest fear?

Getting VERY old and not being dead

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? 


What is your favourite journey?

The few hundred yards down our drive to our farm in Gloucestershire

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 

All virtues are wonderful!

On what occasion do you lie? 

Sometimes, if someone’s clothes aren’t as flattering as they should be, I tell them they look amazing.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

That it’s getting older.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What is your greatest regret?

That I don’t speak fluent French. I have spent over twenty years working for American Vogue with many, many stories I undertook in Paris and they were wonderful experiences. They would have been even better if I could speak the language properly!