#PrimarkMeets: Audrey Leighton
Audrey Leighton is the super babe behind Be Frassy – the fashion and lifestyle journal-come-blog. A big fan of Primark, Audrey’s corner of the internet documents her passions, interests, and of course her #OOTDs. We caught up with the jet setter, to chat about style, blogging, and her advice to aspiring writers.
How would you describe your personal style?
Tailored but eclectic, I like to look like a 'lady' above all else.
What influenced your #OOTD, today?
I'm obsessed with a girl on Instagram called Pepa Mack. I typically don't find my influences in other people but this girl is just incredible - her clothes inspire me daily.
Who is your ultimate style icon, and why?
Audrey Hepburn. I hate how clichéd that sounds but not only is she my namesake, I will always pull inspiration from her outfits, her essence, and the elegance she so effortlessly conveyed.
Tell us a little bit about your blog.
Be Frassy is a journal, documenting my clothes alongside stories from my life, between the two cities of Paris and Barcelona. I love to write and I love showcasing my wardrobe, so I enjoy tying the two together online.
What’s your favourite part about what you do for a living?
The creative freedom, working for myself and producing the kind of content I enjoy will always be a thrill for me.
What’s a typical day like for you?
Typically I spend the morning shooting alongside my assistant, and the afternoon is usually spent in front of my computer.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given in regards to your career?
Perseverance. It can be hard as a professional blogger because work ebbs and flows, so to push on and keep going is definitely the most valuable advice I was given. There were many times in the 8 years I've been blogging when I doubted whether I could continue doing so professionally, but I never gave up and I never will.
What advice would you give to aspiring bloggers?
Find a niche, honour your truths and tell a story.
Fashion Week flats or high fashion heels? High Fashion Heels.
SS or AW season? SS season.
NYFW, LFW, MFW, or PFW? PFW.
Bright and early (morning shows) or fashionably late (evening shows)? Morning shows!
Business breakfasts or post-show parties? Business breakfasts!
Trend watch: sidewalks or catwalks? Sidewalks.
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram
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