Sabrina xoxo

28.10.14

If you are from Cork, or in fact Ireland, you have probably heard of superstar hair stylist Sabrina Hill of Kopper Hair Studio in Glanmire. This beautiful lady is my third Boss Lady that I want to introduce to you all.

As well as being my hairdresser, Sabrina is a very close friend of mine. She could literally give away energy and still be the most energetic and vivacious person that I know. She is a pint-sized powerful force of everything that I aspire to be – kind and caring, hardworking and successful, creative and charismatic and on top of all of that – she is a mother to a handsome young man. She also manages to always look so stylish, even for her usual 12 hour work shifts. Who manages to look that good at 7am? Check out her style here on (my personal fave!) Instagram.

Hey Sabrina!

Tell everyone a little about yourself?

I’m a 33 year old workaholic. I’m passionate about my work as a hairdresser. It’s my life! I opened my salon Kopper Hair Studio 10 years ago when I was in my early twenties and built it up to a successful business through having an amazing well trained staff. I achieved this with the support of my very patient family and friends…who don’t get to see very much of me! I adore all things fashion and style and I’m very lucky that I can express myself through my work.

Best piece of life/business advice?

“Stop worrying about what other people think of you.”

It’s definitely the best piece of advice I have ever received and I really think it not only relates to life but also to my business too. If people stopped worrying about others they will become successful in their own right. It’s a pity I didn’t get this advice in my teens, I would have had less anxiety!

You start your day with/by.…

I know this sounds corny but on my way to work (I drive 30km each way), I tell myself how lucky I am, how thankful I am that I have such a happy and healthy life. I also wave at every magpie on the way! Then I have a quick coffee and meeting with my salon manager before going on the salon floor.

Before you go to bed, you….

Make a list of my “to do’s” for the next day and having a sneaky peek at ASOS and The Outnet! (This lady knows her designers!)

Favourite thing to do on your day off?

Sleep and shop.

Your favourite store?

Topshop. I’m an addict!

Who are your favourite bloggers?

Retroflame, They All Hate Us, Song of Style <- (Three of my own absolute favourites too!)

Instagram accounts?

Elle Ferguson is my absolute fashion idol (She is ammmmazzzzzzzzing guys!)

What business woman/brand inspires you?

Norah Casey is a stand out woman for me. She inspires me every time I hear her talk and she is just a lovely person.

Your biggest personal/business achievement to date?

2014 has been a major year for me and I want to take it even further next year! There have been many small highlights along the way in my career, however, winning Best Colourist and Best Salon in this year’s U Magazine Beauty Awards really made me believe that so many others actually believe in what I do.

Sabrina also did my own hair and my bridesmaid’s hair for my wedding in Portugal this year and it was just the best thing to have her with me all day making me laugh constantly.

You can shop Sabrina’s similar style here:

 

 

Have a great week guys,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Explore xoxo

26.10.14

“I’m in love with cities I have never been to and people I have never met…”

I have always loved discovering new places, meeting new people and learning new things. I have serious wanderlust and wish I could travel every single day.

I am beyond excited to be heading to New York this coming weekend for two whole weeks.

I am a New York Virgin. Yes, you read that right!

I cannot wait to finally explore the city that I have been dreaming of visiting for most of my life.

A trip as exciting as this requires some pretty special travel accessories and these are some of my favourites,

Makeup Bag | Hat | Earphones | Travel Case

Travel Case | Tote Bag | Trainers | Passport Wallet

Poncho | Flat ShoesTravel Wallet | Bag

You can do some more Lust Have browsing here:

I will be back again this week with my third Boss Lady interview. It’s a new series of interview posts that I started recently on the blog and I hope you have enjoyed my first two interviews which you can see here and here,

Hope you have a super weekend lovelies,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Inspired By xoxo

20.10.14

Behind every successful woman is herself…

You might have seen the first of my Boss Lady posts recently which featured blogger Erica Stolman of Fashionlush. If you didn’t see it, make sure to check it out here,

I just love to connect with inspiring people on a daily basis – people that make me want to be a better version of myself and that inspire me to believe that all things are possible,

Sometimes I come across these people in my day to day life and it can be in person or even online and I am instantly transfixed by their passion and their love for life. I love this article I came across recently featuring tips from some of the most successful women in the world,

Speaking of successful women, I have a very good friend called Erika Fox who a lot of you will know by the name, Retro Flamewho is such an inspiration to SO many people,

Erika and I actually met through blogging here in Ireland a few years ago and we just clicked instantly…it could have been the mutual adoration for afternoon tea and all things vintage but she is just an absolute star,

Erika is undoubtedly one of THE most hard-working people I know (Hello, she has worked with Olivia Palermo AND Whitney Port!!!) and possesses the most stylish wardrobe and the most beautiful (and oh so depressing!!!) Instagram account,

Let me introduce you to my next Boss Lady star,

Erika Fox | Retro Flame

Tell everyone a little about yourself:

I’m a Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger currently living in New York (She’s originally from Kerry in Ireland) and I’m the biggest sweet-tooth you’ll ever meet. I’m nearly always wearing a hat and/or sunglasses and I’m completely & utterly addicted to NYC

Best piece of life/blogging advice?

“The doors will be opened for those who are bold enough to knock.” – (I’m always chancing my arm!)

You start your day with/by.…

A quick look on Instagram, followed by an Americano with an extra shot!

Before you go to bed, you….

I usually finalise my blog post for the next day, choose my outfit (saves so much time in the morning) and of course, spend a good half hour on Instagram before finally going to sleep

Photos by Emily Malan

Favourite thing to do on your day off?

Sunday is my favourite day here in New York and I always spend it wandering around different neighbourhoods here in the City. This weekend, I went to the West Village. I had coffee at one of my favourite cafes, Bluestone Lane Collective, treated myself to some cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery & then walked along the pretty Highline. I LOVE weekends here in NYC!

Your favourite store?

Kate Spade. Their store on Madison Avenue here in NYC is out of this world!

Who are your favourite bloggers?

Kristina Bazan from Kayture.com and Danielle Berstein from weworewhat.com

Your biggest personal/business achievement to date?

Being hired as a fashion month assistant with Olivia Palermo. Still in a little shock about it myself!

You can shop Erika’s similar style here too:

 

 

I couldn’t be more excited about going to New York in less than two weeks to visit Erika and her equally gorgeous sister Kaelin - let the adventures begin!

Who inspires you?

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Cute Boss Lady Image from Lost Bumblebee