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Meet the Team

Meet The Team

Victoria Rex-Lees

Founder of The Women’s Society

Victoria has a Retail Management degree and previously worked at the BHS head office. Victoria has always had a passion for fashion and style and with her background in retail she started The Women’s Society. The collections are hand picked by Victoria for the boutique and the website, she’s always on the hunt for new and exciting designers.

Victoria’s style advice
“Assess your lifestyle when searching for key pieces for your wardrobe. Your look should not only reflect your style but also your lifestyle. Go for quality over quantity.”

Tanja Taylor stylist The Women's Society Boutique Hertford

Tanja Taylor

Stylist & Weekend Supervisor

As a young child growing up in her homeland of Finland Tanja always had a passion for helping people and fashion, and now finally she can combine both. Tanja’s favourite brand in the store is Pyrus, she loves the beautiful prints and the play with colours. “Silk is an amazing fabric, it keeps you cool when it’s hot, but also offers you warmth in a cooler weather.
I’m also obsessed with accessories; shoes, bags, scarfs and jewelry. Remember – the right accessories can transform any outfit.  She has been part of the team for a year now”. Tanja works a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tanja’s style advice
“Essentials for a great style are well fitting good quality clothes, even a few key pieces will give you an extra boost of confidence.”

Silvana Newton


Silvana joined our team back in February 2016 with previous work experience at Harvey Nichols, Versace and Harrods. Silvana’s educational background in Business & Fashion Design along with her high end retail history makes her styling knowledge second to none.

Silvana is always in Sunday, Monday & Tuesday if you would like to book a denim consultation with Silvana please give the Boutique a call.

Silvana’s style advice
“If it looks great and you feel great wear it! Age is no concern.”

Claudia Marcellis

Personal Stylist

Claudia moved to England from Holland over 15 years ago and has worked in various fashion retail positions. Including helping to establish the Laundry Industry brand when it came from the Netherlands to London.

She joined The Women’s Society Boutique in 2008 and has been a Sylist there for over 7 years meeting and dressing so many wonderful people. Claudia now offers one to one wardrobe detox and personal shopping sessions. If you would like to book a Personal styling session please contact the boutique at [email protected], for a wardrobe detox Claudia can be found at claudiamarcellis.co.uk

Claudia is always in the Boutique on Wednesday 9.30am-5pm pop in and detox your wardrobe!

Claudia’s style advice
“Smile! Of course, that is easier said than done. On a purely clothing level, my advice is to only wear what makes you feel good. If it doesn’t feel right, take it off. Also, don’t try too hard and remember that “Less is more”. Oh, and only wear shoes that you can actually walk in.”

meet the team - Sales assistant Ellie

Ellie Hackworthy

Sales Assistant & Stock Room Assistant

Ellie has lived in Hertford all her life. She joined the team earlier this year and is super organised. She adores shoes and handbags – “you can never have too many”. Her brands of choice in the store are Soaked in Luxury and Scotch and Soda Ellie’s future plans are to study fashion and business in university.

Ellie’s style advice
“If you can’t stop thinking about it buy it “

Lucy Upton

Sales Assistant & Stock Room Assistant

Lucy studies at the local secondary school Presdales and has lived in Hertford all her life. She may be the youngest member of the team but she has a real eye for style with her favourite brands being Soaked in Luxury and in particular Dutch brand Fabienne Chapot. “I always love to have a statement piece or a bold, bright colour in my outfits”.

Lucy’s style advice
“I always love to have a statement piece or a bold, bright colour in my outfits”.

Meet the team - Womens society boutique hertford

Sophie Urquhart

Sales Assistant & Social Media Assistant

Sophie has just finished school and is hoping to study in London and pursue a career in fashion promotion. She joined the team in August 2018 and her artistic eye is an asset here at the boutique.

Sophie’s style advice
“I like to keep my outfits as simple cuts and neutral tones paired with statement shoes and accessories, this can give such a chic look. A perfect example of these statement pieces are our Neuville bags and Helen Moore furs. “