‘I should have been a fishmonger’ plus six other revelations from Henry Holland

This is what a first date with Henry Holland is like...

This is what a first date with Henry Holland is like...

You know his name, you know his slogan t-shirts, but you probably didn't know Henry Holland nearly became a fishmonger. Nearly.

Of course, he ignored the misguided advice from an online career generator, and swapped a burgeoning love of fish, for fashion (although I bet his batter mix would have been second to none).

Turns out, along with founding a hugely successful fashion house, Henry Holland is also a life advice savant, and after talking/first dating with him, not only want to be BFF's with him and Peggy (watch the video for more on her), but also want him on speed-dial to help guide me through this thing we call life.

Career problems? He's essentially a walking TED Talk. Money worries? He can probably broker you the best mortgage deal of your life. Family issues? He's got you.

Just don't ask him to eat a breadstick...

Henry Holland was speaking on behalf of online job boards totaljobs and Milkround in their campaign around achieving a healthier work-life balance, something that I think you'll all agree, we need to try a lot harder with (as in send this to your boss, stat...)

Holly Rains

Holly Rains is the digital editor of Marie Claire UK. She has over 10 years journalism experience, working as an editor and writer, specialising in digital media, content strategy and dog breeds. Prior to Marie Claire, she has held senior staff positions at ELLE UK, Grazia and Company magazine.

Holly is a frequent speaker, panelist and interviewer on a range of subjects including media trends, careers and entertainment. From working with Reuters to provide global red carpet coverage for events like the BAFTAs, to discussing fashion and beauty trends on network TV, she was also the host of the Marie Claire series ‘Holly’s First Dates’, where she regularly interviewed a mix of inspiring woman and A-list celebrities (including Jack Black, Dakota Fanning and Renée Zellweger)  - a series which garnered half a million views in its first two months. And was approved by The Rock.

Her love of office-based meetings means that the days of discovering the melting point of Cadbury's Flakes are long gone, but when she isn't dreaming of scheduling in meetings, she likes to think about social media, and how best to avoid it whilst still retaining the title of 'digital' editor. She also likes learning about emerging technology, Influencers and how to become a Financially Responsible Adult.

Contact Holly: holly.rains@futurenet.com