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LONDON — Samantha Cameron, Britain’s new first lady, has resigned her post as creative director of Smythson, and will become creative consultant at the Bond Street stationers.
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Cameron said Thursday she would reduce her working week to two days from four days as a result of her latest pregnancy and her new role as wife of Britain’s prime minister.
Cameron, who is expecting her fourth child in September, said, “This is a personal decision made when I discovered I was pregnant and one that I have been considering for some time during what has been an understandably difficult year. As a creative consultant working two days a week I will be involved in all the same areas as before, however I will not be directly responsible for them.
“I look forward to my changed role and balancing it with my new day-to-day life as well as being able to spend more time with my children,” she said.
Cameron has worked for Smythson since the mid-Nineties, and over the years has pushed hard to freshen up its once-fusty image, creating the popular Fashion Diary and collaborating with labels including Erdem and Giles Deacon.