ITWBN: Get To Know Me

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As part of the Into The West Blogger Network, this week I’m writing up an article all about myself. Usually I keep the focus on what is going on on the catwalk or at the latest fashion events, which is why turning the tables and writing about myself is definitely something a little different!

This week’s challenge is in aid of the ITWBN meet-up happening on April 12 in the G Hotel in Galway city. Just like every other Galway blogging event, it’ll be filled with fun, friends and interesting conversation. My best mate Babs of BabsScribbles will be coming up for the occasion (which I’m SO excited for) and we’ll all be getting dolled up to have some fashion talk and some business card swapping!

So onto me. The challenge is for me to tell you 10 things about myself. I don’t know about you but I find these things really difficult – like those Bebo quizzes we all used to fill out years ago. Finding 10 interesting facts about yourself that will cover both fashion and my personal life makes me feel ill because who knows what other people actually find interesting? So here are 10 things about me that people might/might not know and we’ll go from there! I’ve picked questions from other blogs just to help me out!

 

What Started Your Career In Fashion Blogging?

I always wanted to be a lawyer when I was younger and never even considered writing as a career. After putting down Journalism on my forms on a whim, I got into the course in University of Limerick and never looked back. However, it wasn’t until my second year that I considered fashion – after writing an article for the college newspaper as a favour, I turned out to love doing it and five months later, I was the fashion editor of the paper. Since then, that’s been the only career in my mind and the one I intend to follow!

What Is Your Favourite Colour?

I adore the colour red – I think it is one of those colours that embodies confidence and strength in a woman and every woman should own at least one item of red clothing. But I never actually wear it myself as I don’t think it suits my skin tone – leaning more towards deep blues and dark green. I do make up for it by wearing lashings of red lipstick though so I suppose I do incorporate it in there somewhere!

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If You Won The Lotto Tonight, What Would You Buy?

I don’t think I’d go too mad to be honest. I’d get practical things like driving lessons and probably a house and then save some for the future. Major shopping trip first obviously!

What Kind Of Style Do You Like?

I chop and change depending on my mood. One day I want to wear sleek monochrome and others i love throwing in splashes of colour. I don’t really have a particular style but I do like to look and feel powerful in my clothes so wearing something that suits me gives me a real pick-me-up!

Have You Ever Had An Operation?

Yes, I’ve had three! One after a bike accident when I was 7 to stitch my chin back together and two on my nose! Awful rock and roll for someone that is overly cautious!

What Inspires You?

The idea that you can do a job that you love, be financially secure from a little hard work. I’m constantly working towards my goal of being a fashion journalist, doing everything from networking with people to freelancing for different publications and I’ll continue to do it until I reach that goal. Never give up and all that!

What Is Your Make-Up Secret?

I have a couple of different products I couldn’t live without! Benefit Boi-ing concealer covers all those blemishes for days that I’m just not arsed putting on make-up. Also it cover my tattoo when necessary! My Urban Decay Naked 2 palette is also AMAZING, I use it every day whether it’s work or a night out and the black shade is perfect as an eyeliner!

How Many Places Have You Lived?

Tons! I grew up in London and moved to Tipperary, Ireland when I was 9. I moved to Limerick to go to uni, lived in Budapest for Study Abroad for six months and moved to Galway last year! I’m heading back to London in a few months and hopefully then I’ll stick to one place for a while!

What Is Your Guilty Pleasure?

Crap TV and my pyjamas! I spend so much time on the computer on my site Intrigue.ie and blogging for sites that sometimes I love to sit on the sofa and chill out with some terrible reality show! You name it, I’ve probably watched it!

What Are Your Hobbies?

I dunno if I have that many hobbies. Writing and editing takes up a lot of my time! I do love reading, hanging out with friends, going out for the day with Brian, relaxing with some music, shopping and I suppose writing!

 

Until then.

Keep Styling,

Em

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The Galway Bloggers Party

Yesterday I attended the much-awaited Galway Bloggers Party in the House Hotel in Galway city. It was a fantastic day and I went along with my best mate Babs from Babs Scribbles, who drove up from Waterford for the event! It started around one and we got there a little bit early and nabbed one of the great goodie bags each. We got some treats from John Frieda and brushes from Blank Canvas Cosmetics as well as some other nice bits!

The fashion show was made up of some different shops in the Galway area including Cotton Face Vintage, a fantastic shop which I’ve blogged about before and Rebecca Horgan, a blogger turned fashion designer whose first collection was debuted at the party. There were also stalls from Urban Decay and Benefit to make us spend way too much money and it was lovely to look around all of the stalls.

The best part of the day was, by far, meeting some brilliant Galway bloggers and getting to hand out some of my business cards! I got loads in return and am really looking forward to following all of their blogs! I also finally met some bloggers that I was already following and Sinead from CFV, which was great. Rebecca from Bec Boop Fashionista World organised a really good event and there is already talk of another one soon so I’m really looking forward to that! I really enjoyed getting all done up and being able to admire other people’s style, it’s great to see other people’s sense of style and how it differs from my own, there were some amazing outfits there! AND I won a €50 Miss Luxe voucher, brilliant! All designs at the show were designs by Cotton Face VintageSunny Juddy DesignsCaptain Torture Group Galway, Portobello Clothing, Brutal Glory and Mary White Millinery.

The fabulous House Hotel

The fabulous House Hotel

My outfit on the day

My outfit on the day

Babs from Babs Scribbles, Kayte from NUIG's Sin, Aoife from TownMouse CountryMouse & Tamsin from Simple Extravagance

Babs from Babs Scribbles, Kayte from NUIG’s Sin, Aoife from TownMouse CountryMouse & Tamsin from Simple Extravagance

Tamsin from Simple Extravagence & Kayte from Sin

Tamsin from Simple Extravagance & Kayte from Sin

Me & the bestie!

Me & the bestie!

Seana Curley from Illusion Makeup

Seana Curley from Illusion Makeup

Shannon from The Edge Of Glamour, Robin from Jewel Studded Grunge & Meghan from Meghan Mode

Shannon from The Edge Of Glamour, Robin from Jewel Studded Grunge & Meghan from Meghan Mode

Rebecca from Bec Boop Fashionista World and I

Rebecca from Bec Boop Fashionista World and I

Aisling Wallis from Pale Girl & her sister Eilis

Aisling Wallis from Pale Girl & her sister Eilish

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Keep styling, Em x