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Anna Wintour on her fear of spiders, James Corden and what she'd never wear

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In an interview with her own magazine, US Vogue head honcho, Anna Wintour has revealed a number of surprising things we never knew about the world's most famous fashion editor.

In the video, not only do we hear Anna reveal more about herself than ever before, we also get to see the inside of her office.

Looking not that dissimilar from the layout in The Devil Wears Prada (which was reportedly based around one woman's experience at Conde Nast), we see Anna's desk adorned with Vogue books and a Mac. At the back, by the windows, there are some beautiful black and white photos, which are stacked against the window. We're never hanging a picture ever again.

One of the first questions, Anna reveals that she woke up at 5am that day. She's then asked to write down the word she hates at the moment but that everyone in fashion is using - 'journey'.

Of course, no interview with the editor would be complete without asking her about her taste in clothes. For starters she's asked what she would never wear, to which she replies "head-to-toe black", she can't remember what item of clothing she's had the longest, and she values her necklaces the most.

As she begins to move around the rest of the offices, we catch a glimpse of Anna's day-to-day working life. She receives a call from Oscar de la Renta, and then she pops into another room to see model Karlie Kloss who is getting a silver dress fitted.

While all this is going on, we discover her favourite season is spring, her favourie musical is Kiss Me Kate, she can't sing and she thinks James Corden is hilarious. We also find out that she doesn't like spiders, she rarely carries a bag, and the first thing that she notices about someone is their smile.

When asked what her favourite book is, she answers Pride and Prejudice (you can never go wrong with Austen), she thinks Scarlett O'Hara is the most fashionable literary character ever and that she wishes she'd written War and Peace.

“I simply can’t remember” is her reply to how many emails she writes everyday, and her guilty pleasure “Watching Homeland”.

In the final questions, she says that her children "taught her to love", and that her brother, political editor of the Guardian, and her father, editor of the Evening Standard, taught her how to be a good reporter and perseverance.

Lastly, upon being asked if she can take a selfie, she says: “I’ve never taken a selfie and I don’t plan to start now.”

She means business. We can tell.

Watch the whole interview below

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