Aigua Media’s Lifestyle website for women, Dollymix presents a heady brew of debate, opinion and fun features on every aspect of female life from fashion and food to personal finance and family. A highly interactive site with a smart and tech-savvy readership, Dollymix takes a laid-back view on the issues that matter most to today’s women.
Dollymix was launched in 2007 as a platform for the network’s extensive female knowledge-base, and has since become a lively online meeting-point for women who love to talk. Taking in a rich mix of viewpoints and opinions with input from popular culture, current affairs and the writers’ own worlds, Dollymix always has something to say.
Abi Silvester: Features Editor
Abi started her blogging career before the term even existed, having had a taste for online writing while studying for a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University. After graduation, she went on to work in print media, helping to launch an alternative fashion magazine as part of a team of two in 2004.
Abi then moved her focus to online titles, contributing to sites such as Hippyshopper, Bridalwave, Domestic Sluttery and Walletpop, as well as Shoewawa, Dollymix and many other Aigua titles. She has had work published in the Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Elle, and has appeared on the BBC's Panorama.
Abi also has an interest in hyperlocal journalism and community-building, and has worked for Associated's Local People network and on special projects with reviews and social networking site Qype. She has also worked on various collaborations and guest-blogging stints with partners including TK Maxx, Shudoo, Brandalley, Haagen-Dazs and American Express.
Emma Cossey - Editor
Emma has been writing for Dollymix for almost a year, and loves writing about everything from the hottest new TV shows to female icons.
She's started out in her blogging career as an intern at The Nod and for spa website Wahanda. She then went on to be the editorial assistant for Miramus, writing and editing for sites like AOL's Parentdish, the slow life blog Jorg & Olif and geek haven Dork Adore. She continues to write for Dork Adore, reviewing gadgets and discussing the latest web technology.
Emma started writing for Aigua Media in 2009, for Shoewawa, and is now editor of both The Bag Lady and Dollymix.
She has previously guest blogged for sites like Domestic Sluttery, Folksy, Groupon, Penny Golightly, Qype (as a Qype VIP) and Tempero. She has also been involved in the social media, web content and blog of Reading University Students' Union. Alongside this, she's worked on social media campaigns for Macleans, several fashion brands and a number of start ups.
Emma was one of the finalists in the Remote Workers 2010 awards.