Christa D'Souza

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Christa Claire D'Souza (born 1960) is a British journalist who contributes to British Vogue, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and other publications.


D'Souza has written for publications such as The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Vanity Fair, the Evening Standard, and W, in addition to her current role as contributing editor of British Vogue.[1][2][3] D'Souza was previously Editor-at-large of Tatler. D'Souza is currently a contributing writer to Get the Gloss.

In her articles, D'Souza often probes body issues such as ageing,[1][4] weight-control, anorexia,[5] food and diet, cosmetic surgery, and her own battle with cancer.[6] D'Souza's articles have been praised for their humour and honesty[7] and are often autobiographical and controversial in their subject matter – taking Vogue "where it's never been before" by publishing a three page article entitled Poo, the Last Taboo.[8][9]

D'Souza also specialises in interviews, and often does the cover interview for British Vogue.[10][11][12] D'Souza has interviewed celebrities such as Rihanna, Adele, Cheryl Cole, Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry,[13] Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman and Kanye West, as well as designers such as Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace for various publications.[14][15]

Personal life[edit]

D'Souza is the daughter of the ex House of Lords Speaker Baroness D'Souza. She lives in West London with long-term partner Nicholas Allott and their two sons.[16]

D'Souza is a keen supporter of the school that her mother co-founded, the Marefat High School in West Kabul, Afghanistan. D'Souza visited the school with her mother in 2010,[2] and has hosted fundraising events for Marefat – most recently at The Connaught hotel with Oxford University's Aloysius Society.[17]


  1. ^ a b Christa D'Souza (5 October 2008). "Self-confessed 'ageorexic' Christa D'Souza describes her experience of breast cancer | Life and style | The Observer". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The Times | UK News, World News and Opinion". The Times. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Now I love my greens... | News". Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "How old's too old to wear a mini? New research shows that the average age women give up short skirts has soared to 40 | Mail Online". Daily Mail. UK. 2 September 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Dolly Jones (7 May 2009). "Christa D’Souza on being a "weight-control obsessive"". Vogue. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Health (22 October 2007). "'Cancer? Why has my body let me down?'". Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "W Magazine Tackles the No-Shampoo Rage". No More Dirty Looks. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Poo", a slang term for faeces.
  9. ^ "Londoner's Diary | Evening Standard". 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Gisele Vogue Cover & Photos December 2011 ( UK)". 2011-10-31. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  11. ^ Lauren Milligan (3 October 2011). "Rihanna Vogue cover – November Issue of British Vogue". Vogue. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  12. ^ Ella Alexander (5 September 2011). "Adele Vogue Cover – October issue of Vogue". Vogue. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  13. ^ Culture (31 December 2001). "And the winner is...". Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  14. ^ Christa D’Souza Photograph by David Bailey (1 August 2011). "Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace, the Odd Couple: Fashion". Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  15. ^ "Interview – stella". Archived from the original on 8 May 2003. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Christa D'Souza". Tatler. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  17. ^ Sharon Forrester (4 February 2011). "The Marefat Dinner". Vogue. UK. Retrieved 12 November 2011.