Bertie Brandes grew up in London and studied English. She started her writing career with a column for VICE and after graduating became their UK Fashion Editor.
Self-employed for the past 5 years, she has written for the Observer, GQ, The Times among others and is a contributing editor at i-D.
Since 2011 she has run Mushpit magazine, an independent, globally distributed print magazine founded with creative partner Charlotte Roberts. Together they work as a full-time consulting and creative agency, publishing the magazine bi-annually.