Stunning city-mole Venetia Thompson has been named the exclusive stylist and ambassador of bespoke tailors Cad and the Dandy.
Ms Thompson shot to fame when she revealed in The Spectator her experiences of the adrenalin (and prescription drug) fuelled world of the city trader. Her lurid tales of five hour lunches, £800 bottles of wine and visits to lap-dancing clubs did not meet with the approval of her employers and she was sacked from her £50,000-a-year job as an interdealer broker with Cantor Fitzgerald.
Foxy ex-public schoolgirl Ms Thompson, 25, who was known by her colleagues as Airbags “on account of my breasts“, joins former city bankers James Sleater and Ian Meiers who created Cad and the Dandy in 2008.
“Venetia has a style that is obvious to anyone and her eye will be invaluable in supplying bespoke tailoring to city professionals,” said James Sleater. “Moving from the city into the rag-trade is not a common career path,” he said, “but both Ian and I had separately identified a gap in the high-quality clothing market.”
With shops in the City, Canary Wharf and Savile Row, Cad and the Dandy offers high-end, bespoke machine and hand-stitched tailoring at a competitive price. The company is growing fast and will turn over £1.3m in 2010.
You can read about Venetia Thompson’s experiences working in the city in her book, Gross Misconduct: My Year of Excess in the City. Click below for more details about the book.