Born in Jamaica, Victoria and her family moved to the UK when she was 8 years old. She acquired her nickname Vix from her maternal grandmother who always called her Vixen as she was always being admonished for being naughty as a child! Excelling in school, her family thought she would follow in their footsteps into a career in medicine but Vix followed her own path. Even as a child, she was always an advocate for those unable to speak up for themselves. Into adulthood it was a natural choice to pursue a career in political activism, becoming a spokesperson for increased racial and gender diversity within advertising, the effects this has on Britain’s youth and challenging the stereotypical views advertisers often project.
Vix has always enjoyed being intellectually challenged and it has remained a standing joke amongst her close circle of friends that she could even begin a heated and passionate debate over something as simple as tap water verses premium bottled water! When not engrossed in work you will most likely find Vix curled up with a good book, usually something about ancient civilisation and social history but also the Discworld of Terry Pratchett! What surprises most people is that she is a secret Trekkie… after all who doesn’t love strong female role models like Michael Burnham and Philippa Georgiou!
Victoria London – Cocktails at The Shard ltd 50
Stepping out of the elevator on the 52nd floor of The Shard, Vix scanned the room for her dear friend, Georgie. It had been a momentous week. After months of preparation she had finally given her presentation to the assembled world leaders at No. 10. The choice of the GŎNG cocktail bar had been an easy one. To celebrate this hard fort victory here with her closest friend and have this stunning city laid out in lights beneath her was awe-inspiring. London was not just her name and her home but the city was her inspiration and salvation. Taking a sip of the GŎNG’s iconic Black and Blue Swizzle (an unusual combination of whiskey, honey, lime, sherry and blue cheese) whilst taking in the spectacular panorama that is the London skyline from St. Paul’s to London Bridge, she mused that life really doesn’t get better than this!
Victoria London – Lunch at The Glade ltd 25
It had been several months since all four of them had been able to meet up together, so when Henriette De Vere (known simply as Harri) suggested lunch at The Glade Vix jumped at the opportunity. Although she had visited The Gallery in Sketch she had yet to sample the delights of The Glade. Entering the room was a feast for the senses and like walking into a magical forest. Under foot the textual carpet resembled a grass and moss covered forest floor whilst the walls were covered in murals depicting enchanted woodlands. Spotting Harri across the room in her usual pose, phone in hand capturing the next moment in her life to share with her legion of fans on her Instagram feed, Vix couldn’t help but smile. Although she preferred to keep her private life just that, there was something endearing and joyous about how enthusiastically Harry shared every waking moment of her own life with her avid followers. The other two were already seated, Georgie as chic as ever whilst Katherine appeared to be scoping out the place as a potential venue for the latest high profile launch party she was organising! Settling into a luxurious sofa with decadently plump cushions in jewel tones, Vix reflected on how fortunate she was to have such colourful and genuine friends in her life, it was never going to be boring!