I am delighted to announce that WildChild Stories will now be bringing you exclusive interviews! We have just launched the "Wild Child Files", a quickfire question round, and a weekly feature in which we will be talking to some of the hottest names in the Irish Fashion & Media Industry. So lets kick things off with this weeks subject, the fabulous Lorna Claire Weightman, founder of mega fashion website StyleIsle.ie, and presenter of online fashion channel, StyleNation.
NAME: Lorna Claire Weightman
AGE: 29 years and 10 months. The dreaded 30 is almost upon me.
OCCUPATION: Fashion Journalist and Stylist
FAVOURITE FOOD: Toasted Cheese sandwiches. But they have to be made in a toasted sandwich maker.
FAVOURITE PERK OF MY JOB: Being invited to lovely press events where I get to see collections before they hit the shops and the odd front row ticket at London Fashion Week
FRIENDS TELL ME I'M: Motivated. Creative. Direct.
MY PROUDEST MOMENT TO DATE: Graduating from College but most recently seeing a large fashion editorial I styled and wrote in a UK magazine.
LAST DREAM I HAD: I can't remember. I have dreams, but by the morning they've gone and I can’t remember a single detail. Weird considering I am a sucker for detail.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Coffee and Penneys
CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO: Skeleton Boy by Friendly Fires. I could seriously dance to this all day.
MY BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE: Wearing tights inspired by Denis the Menace when I was 16. My Mum said to me recently she never corrected any of my teenage fashion faux-pas as I would learn eventually. Oh ok Mum, you were right.
CURRENTLY LUSTING AFTER: A Gucci flapper style dress from their Spring Summer 2012 collection. I WANT ONE!
PET PEEVE: People who don't thank the bus driver. He/she got you home safely in rotten traffic/snow/apocalypse-like rain so be nice.
BIGGEST SPLURGE: More than one Marc Jacobs handbag.
DREAM HOLIDAY: The fashion week tour, attending NYC, London, Paris and Milan with tickets to Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton …...sigh.
WHERE I'LL BE IN 5 YEARS TIME: Hopefully still doing this job, having added some more fashion credentials to my name. Here's hoping anyway.
HOW I WIND DOWN: That's something I am still trying to master, but I do love to read. I devour literature and will easily get through a book in a day if I have time. At the moment I am getting educated in John Le Carré and I am almost finished the George Smiley series. I gotta say, it was tough going.
MY MANTRA/SECRET TO SUCCESS: Self-belief. I knew I could do this and I worked and worked to achieve my goals.
IF I WAS AN ANIMAL I'D BE: A flamingo. Believe it or not, I recently took pics in a photobooth with shoe designer Charlotte Olympia with flamingos as props. I giggle thinking about it. :)
MY CELEBRITY CRUSH (DEAD OR ALIVE!) : My crush changes weekly but at the moment I have a thing for Benedict Cumberbatch. Sherlock-yumminess.
MY CURRENT DREAM: My goals are multi-faceted - to have my own fashion TV show, to edit a magazine, but ultimately to be happy in myself and stay healthy.
ADVICE TO MY 16 YEAR-OLD SELF: Relax, you will come into your own and stop comparing yourself to everyone around you. He'll tell you he likes you when the time is right.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRES ME: I've said this in other interviews but everyone from icons like Debbie Harry and Pat Benatar to those close to me, like my Mum (who I blame for the shopping addiction) inspire from a style and personal perspective. But honestly, inspiration is of the moment. You see something. It gets hold of you. You write about it.
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