Dublin model Louise O’Reilly recently landed the Most Influential Fashion Blogger at the Irish Blogger Association Awards and is thrilled she is able to promote beauty to girls of all sizes.
Louise has modelled for some of the top labels in the world and her career has taken her to fashion capitals Milan, New York, London and Paris.
As well as being a full time model she also runs a blog called Style Me Curvy to discuss the latest trends and fashions and advise women how to showcase their natural beauty.
Louise beat off some stiff competition for the award and has spoken about her excitement: “It was the last award of the night. It was quite a big award.
“They kept it till the very end. There were some big names up for it, including Cian Twomey, Brendan Courtney, Pippa O’Connor and Suzanne Jackson. I was among an amazing list of people.
“I was absolutely floored when they called out my name, it was really lovely.”
The 27-year-old beauty is delighted she can have a positive influence on women and help them gain confidence in themselves.
She explains on her blog: “I love my job and everything that it entails so I wanted to create a platform to showcase fashion diversity, my love for curves and body image. As a result Style Me Curvy was born, which aims to promote fashion, beauty and style for every kind of curve and body type whether a girl is a size 6 or a size 26!”
Style Me Curvy has a legion of loyal followers and Louise admitted it can sometimes be difficult juggling her modelling commitments and her blog.
“I probably get about 200 emails a week, it is really lovely. It’s a combination of people struggling with finding something to wear or people struggling with their own body image issues. They are delighted that they have the blog to go to.
“That one message that shows you have had an impact on someone’s life makes everything worthwhile.
“Nothing else matters. It’s the best feeling in the world.
“I constantly have a balancing act going between modelling and blogging.
“I could easily be working 18-hour days before I am finished,” she said.
“It would not be uncommon for me to stay up till two or three in the morning answering everybody’s questions.
“But I would not have it any other way.”
Congratulations to Louise on her success and her well-deserved recognition at the Irish Blogger Association Awards. You can take a look at her blog by visiting www.stylemecurvy.net.