Stories of a WildChild: Ciara O'Doherty
Fashion blogger, Diet Coke TV presenter, Pretty Polly ambassador and self-styled wild child; Kilcolgan born Ciara O’Doherty is a force to be reckoned with on the Irish fashion and media scene. Although she's not an aid blogger, I've long been a fan of Ciara and impressed by the success she has achieved through clever utilisation of social media.
On a recent rainy Galway afternoon (is there any other kind actually?) I sat down with the 23 year old trendsetter to get some advice for any aspiring broadcasters or bloggers amongst you on how to get started in the media business or how to use social media to get ahead, whatever your profession. What was meant to be a brief coffee turned into a two hour chinwag covering everything from London Fashion Week to feminism.
Ciara’s blog, Wild Child Stories is a plethora of accessible fashion and creative pieces to do with fashion and media – interviews with local DJs and artists, photo stories featuring Galway designers and models. “I started my blog in 2010, mostly as a personal outlet. Just for fun, I didn’t even know if anyone was reading it,” Ciara shrugs.