Christa D’Souza was born in 1960 in Hampstead, North London, the eldest of two, to an Indian émigré and his 17 year old British wife. She attended Brown University in the US graduating in 1982 and went on to work at WilliWearWilliSmith, the fashion label founded in 1976 in New York by the late African American designer Willi Smith.
Her first foray into journalism was in 1988, as an assistant editor at Vanity Fair. In 1991 she was appointed Editor At Large at Tatler Magazine in London and for nearly a quarter of a century was a contributing editor at British Vogue. Her column, 1661, appeared in the Style section of The Sunday Times between 2005-2007.
She continues to write for The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and many other publications both off and online. Though she is mostly known for her celebrity profiles she has written about a variety of subjects including virtual reality, synaesthesia, vaping, crying, and a whole lot of other bodily functions.
She has written one book, published in 2016, The Hot Topic, A Life Changing Approach to The Change of Life, on the subject of menopause.
Christa divides her time with her partner and their dog Nancy between West London and their cottage in Wiltshire. They have two sons.
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