Every Boxing Day, Jo Sandilands would hit the sales. Arriving at the Harvey Nichols department store at opening time, she would spend hours patiently looking through every item on sale, immediately snaffling the ones she liked and hiding those that she was still considering for a second look. The same tenacity and stoicism that Sandilands brought to acquiring her impeccably curated wardrobe, she also demonstrated in her role as editor of Honey and Woman magazines.
There, she was known as a meticulous leader who could be demanding and at times stern. “She was very rigorous and the magazine was done very much to her specifications,” recalled David Robson, who wrote for Honey under Sandilands’ editorship before succeeding her at the helm. “She wanted things done