Sunday Snippet: Modafix

Sorry for missing the last two weeks Sunday Snippet's but I am back to normal now. Today I am bringing you the lovely Triona from Modafix. I love popping into Triona's blog for all my fashion related news. She was even feautured in Xpose Magazine, not once but twice. Check out the latest post here. So Triona answered my questions below check them out. 

  1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is TrĂ­ona O’Donnell, from Sligo. By day, I am a Spanish teacher who blogs about fashion and lifestyle. I freelance for two magazines ‘Sligo Now’ and ‘Mayo Now’, writing about fashion. I regularly run refashion workshops, where we create our own accessories out of preloved garments and old, broken jewellery. I like to get creative and make my own jewellery too. Recently I made accessories for all the guests at Jodi Albert’s surprise baby shower, organised by Kian Egan. I also do the styling slot at Ladies’ Nights and fundraising events. I love language learning and travel and I’m always up for a new challenge. 

2.  How did you get into blogging and why?
I was always a lover of style and DIY: making jewellery and playing around with garments. When out and about I would be asked regularly where I shopped and where I got particular garments. I love putting outfits together, but it was actually a friend that suggested I start my own style blog… and so, I just went for it! 

3. What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?
I love to spend time with my family and close friends. We are blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world and I like to make the most of that. I love beach walks and running and catching up with friends over a coffee. You’ll probably find me at Strandhill beach most days, just enjoying my surroundings. If not blogging, I’m preparing for the latest project that has come my way, as a result of the blog: styling, interviews, magazine articles. My next big exciting role is judging Best Dressed Lady at Sligo Races this August.

4. Are you a full time blogger?
Blogging started as a hobby and although it is time consuming, it’s still my part-time job.
5. How do you keep coming up with content for your blog?
 I blog when I feel like sharing something that interests people. If I’m invited to an event or to review something, I’ll blog about it. Sometimes I get an overwhelming urge to write about something I feel very passionate about, so I just have to start typing. I just do my own thing, it’s the only way to ensure I’m being 100% true to myself. 

6. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?
I like checking in on Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad from time to time. She is doing amazingly well and I think Irish girl, Erika Fox of Retro Flame has a unique style. Her blog is very tasteful and she’s very good at what she does. I follow Tara O’Farrell of Tara MakeUp too. She is a genuinely fabulous person, with effortless style. 
7. Name the top blogs you read? As above.
8. What makes you read the above blogs?  
They stay true to their own style and craft. There’s nothing worse than seeing the same content and images recreated. It’s a shame when blogger’s can’t trust their own voice. 
9. Tell us something we don't know about you?  
When travelling around South America, we took a weekend trip to Montevideo in Uruguay from Buenos Aires. It just didn’t have the same appeal as Buenos Aires. We were roaming the streets in search of bikes to hire to cycle to the markets when a guy tugged at my bumbag. It was like a money belt with three pockets that I picked up in market in Brazil and he managed to tear off the pocket that contained three pretty important items: my passport, bank card and lipstick! At first, I got such a shock, I just froze. I was in total disbelief. Then, once I realised what had actually happened I dropped my rucksack and in a panic roared at my friend Daithi to pick it up while I bolted down the street to chase the guy that had robbed me. I had no choice. I had to get that passport! I kept going… chasing through a busy neighbourhood and market stalls and caught up with him. Eventually, he was faced with a high wall, panicked and dropped the pocket! Fortunately, I got everything back intact. Then the locals surrounded me and asked if I was OK and I just burst into tears!

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