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Fancy yourself a horror writer? Learn how to channel your inner Mary Shelley

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Our annual Festival of Inspiration, Stylist Live, is returning to Olympia London this November and tickets are now on sale. 

As the 31 October looms we’ve found ourselves daring to turn the pages of the scariest books on our bookshelf, enjoying the sinister kick that reading something truly terrifying gives us. 

Maybe it’s because Halloween is around the corner, or maybe the fact that this year marks the 200th anniversary since the release of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, that’s got us in the mood for spooky literature.  

This seminal novel is considered one of the most iconic horror books ever written, a genre that’s growing ever more popular with horror fiction sales steadily growing year on year. 

Noticing the increasing demand for ghoulish tales, we have invited critically-acclaimed gothic author Sarah Perry to join us on Friday 9 November at Stylist Live, our three day Festival of Inspiration that brings the pages of Stylist to life with talks and workshops, as well as a live catwalk and shopping area. 

Perry will be giving us insight into how she honed her craft, her inspiration for her latest novel, Melmoth - and what books you should be reading in 2019 to keep you up at night.

You can see Perry on the Spark Stage at 16:25 on Friday 9 November - get tickets here

Joining Perry will be over 100 other speakers, taking to our four stages across the weekend (and a new take on our inspirational workshops), in a re-imagined and exclusive closed space, Thrive Studio.

We know you love The Style List, so once again we’ll be bringing it to life with a curated marketplace of 250 amazing brands, from independent jewellery brand Olivia and Pearl to cult skincare, Ren.

VIP ticket holders can take a break in our exclusive VIP Lounge, the ultimate day out. Be pampered with a free beauty treatment, rifle through your goody bag worth over £150, enjoy a bite to eat and sip on two free drinks. We’re spoiling you, right?

All tickets also include access to our Stylist Catwalk, where our editorial fashion team will be curating the latest a/w18 trends, shoppable straight from the high street.  


General Admission - £15

Our General Admission ticket is perfect for a day of shopping, pampering, and inspiration across all our open stages. With over 20 sessions to choose from each day, over 250 pop-ups to shop from, free pampering across the show floor, plus street food and our central bar, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


 Complimentary drink upon arrival

 Access to all open stage sessions and talks

 Access to the Stylist Catwalk

Thrive Studio - £30

Upgrade your Stylist Live experience with our re-purposed Thrive Studio. This ticket gives you everything at General Admission level, and more. Thrive Studio sessions take place in a more intimate, closed-off, exclusive space allowing you to learn more, do more, and reflect more without interruption. These sessions have limited availability to ensure you have the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and feel totally engaged and relaxed.


 Complimentary drink upon arrival

 Access to all open stage sessions and talks

 Access to the Stylist Catwalk

 Entry to your choice of Thrive Studio session

VIP Lounge - £90

The ultimate day out. Relax and let yourself be pampered in our VIP Lounge area. Escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of the event as you take time to sit down, enjoy a complimentary drink, bite to eat, or beauty treatment in this bespoke space.


 Goody bag worth over £150

 All-day access to the Stylist VIP Suite

 One complimentary beauty treatment

 Complimentary food and soft drinks

 Two complimentary cocktails or non-alcoholic alternative

 Priority access to the Stylist Catwalk

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.