It’s been an awful long time since I posted on the site and I have no proper excuses for that! I have been so hectic the last couple of months between looking for jobs, freelancing and starting my own journalism website, that I really have neglected my blog!
I moved up to Galway around four months ago and it’s been a struggle to find a job since then. For a few months, all my days consisted of looking for jobs and worrying about money but thank goodness, I’m finally able to afford living in Galway! I’ve been working as a cleaner for the last month or so and although it’s not my ideal fashion job right now, I’m able to save to move to London again so everything is finally on track! I also got word this morning that I’m going to be the resident blogger at a company called Smartsearch.ie, based here in Galway! I’ll be writing about fashion, beauty and health issues among other things and you’ll be able to tune in once we get up and running soon! I’m so excited about this opportunity and being able to put my journalism degree to good use! I graduated last week and it’s great to know I’ve achieved something from my four years at university!
I’ve been freelancing for a number of publications (as usual!) but I’m so excited to have started at Tabitha magazine’s website, lovetabii.com! I wrote my first article for the site last week, which you can see here and I’ll hopefully be doing a lot more for them! I’m supposed to be interviewing the fabulous Irish designer Colin Horgan in the coming days, which is going to be so exciting! His new collection was debuted today for the Dublin Fashion Festival this weekend and I’m looking forward to speaking to him about his designs and career – if you have any questions you’d like me to ask, please let me know!
I attended the OohLala Blog Awards back in August and it was very exciting to meet some other fashion bloggers! It was held in a fab venue called 37 Dawson Street and I brought my good mate Aoife for a night of fashion and fabulous style! Well done to the winners on the night: Nessa from Life’s Lust Haves, Nuala from Penny and Polaroids and my personal favourite and winner of TWO awards, Leanne Woodfull from Thunder and Threads! Part of my thesis work is going to be in the new fashion magazine in the coming months so I’m really excited about that and I’ll definitely put it up here for all to see!I’m heading to the Galway Bloggers Party in the House Hotel in a couple of weeks organised by Bec Boop Fashionista World so I’ll be updating with photos and details of that! My best mate Babs is coming up for it so it’ll be cocktails all round!
Onto Intrigue.ie, my new baby! I had the idea for a female journalism website a couple of months ago after noticing a real niche in the market for female journalism and decided to pounce on it! Brian and I felt we had the combined skills to create a great website and so Intrigue.ie was born! We have FANTASTIC writers who write some great content for us and I couldn’t be more delighted with how it’s going! It’s a female written article aimed at strong independent women who love to read articles on just about everything – not just celebrities and fashion! I’d love if all my Emily Fashion Fiend fans could go check it out; I promise there will be something there that you’ll love! Best of all, it’s fantastic getting to work with Brian on such a big project, he’s so talented and the website looks great!
It was my birthday the day of the OohLaLa Blog Awards so I celebrated in style but all my friends made the journey up to Galway to celebrate for the weekend! We had two brilliant nights out and I felt ill from laughing so much! Thanks to the people who came from Kerry, Cork, Limerick & Dublin, I love that you all came up to spend time with us and we have some fantastic memories!
Last of all, congrats to my mum and lovely stepdad on their wedding blessing a couple of weeks ago. They got married in May with just a couple of witnesses but had a huge party and blessing celebration at the end of August! We all had a fantastic weekend and it was lovely to see so many friends and family turning out to support and enjoy the day with the happy couple! I, for one, am delighted for you!
It’s been a hectic couple of months but if you bear with me, I’m trying to get my blogging hat back on and get some articles done for you all soon! Watch out for my Smartsearch blogs as they start to appear and I hope to speak to you all very soon! I’m sitting down now to watch Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model, who are your thoughts on the winner? I reckon the last Irish girl Sarah could be in with a real chance!
Keep styling, Em x