Vix Leyton

Vix Leyton

Vix is a financial PR and ginabler who lives and works in East London. As a result she long ago lost sight of whether riding a unicycle while wearing a monocle is par for the course on a normal day.


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Smile like you mean it

British airline Monarch is offering upgrades to its “nicest” customers. How does that make Vix Leyton feel? Let's call it not-nice.
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A hell of a heroine

Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired 20 years ago. Vix Leyton remembers growing up with a kick-ass TV peer.
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Rated or Dated: White on Blonde

Twenty years after its release, Vix Leyton asks if Texas's bestselling album has stood the test of time.
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“My official resignation from slimming by committee”

New year, new you? The selling of hope is big business – and none bigger than the business of getting smaller, says Vix Leyton.
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Rated or Dated: The Nightmare Before Christmas

In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some celluloid classics. Vix Leyton looks at Tim Burton’s little bit scary, little bit naughty, whole load of magic Halloween and Christmas mash-up.
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7 Wonders: Dirty Cash (Money Sings)

Money makes the world go round. Well, according to Cabaret. And, um, capitalism. Vix Leyton picks her favourite money spinners of the record variety.
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I Make the Best… Tequila Chilli Pie

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Kitchen improvising turned into a firm favourite in Vix Leyton’s house.
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The girl with the peacock tattoo

Vix Leyton has always hated the tops of her arms, so she did something to take control and change that. Now she’s getting them out all over the shop.
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Online versus on foot

With online shopping options getting even broader, will we soon be waving goodbye to the high street? Nah, says Vix Leyton.
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Why I (am trying to) ❤️ myself

Self love. A love that causes all sorts of inner turmoil and shit on Twitter. But why do we have such a hard time showing ourselves the sort of love we show our mates, asks Vix Leyton.