“My change of life plan started from guys I like not texting me back,” laughs Alice Bell. “I was bored at my job, so I started looking up if we were compatible or not, and then I discovered how to read my own birth chart, and it made so much sense.”
The 26-year-old redhead, who has a photogenic personal style straight out of the 1960s – all mod cuts and cute dresses – quit her job in January as a fashion assistant at Vogue in New York. Although she loved Vogue, she had been spending rather too much of her worktime analysing her co-workers’ charts in the fashion closet and answering questions from her Instagram followers. The day job of calling in samples didn’t have quite the same allure.
So now she’s a full-time astrologer, giving in-depth chart readings and personal consultations from her website. Among those friends who know the restless, obsessive Bell well, there’s general agreement – this girl has found her mojo. And she hasn’t quite left Conde Nast: Bell has just been commissioned to write horoscopes for British Vogue.