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Friday, April 12th 2013

She’s The Bop: Fiona Byrne

If you haven't met the journalist and nail-art addict Fiona Byrne yet, get ready: you're going to be seeing a lot of the Irish-born blonde. She's the founder of the trendy / sassy / smart lifestyle site The Byrne Notice,she's a style confidante to fellow Brits like Agyness Deyn and Alexa Chung, and she's a secret interior designer

Is it any wonder I needed to know everything about her, and blog my newfound info immediately?!

FARAN KRENTCIL: Ireland is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. So what made you move to New York? 
FIONA BYRNE: The city itself. I remember standing on the corner of 14th Street and Seventh Avenue one weekend when I was visiting and thinking, I have to live here. I was looking around me at these people thinking they have all their clothes here, they have apartments, they know what restaurants to go to. I quit my job and saved some money and got on a plane from Dublin.

FK: As a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
FB: I think I always knew I would write or be in the media. Maybe a TV host because that seemed quite glamorous to me at the time.

FK: Do you remember the first piece of clothing you ever bought for yourself? What was it? 
FB: YES, I DO! I bought these jeans that had anchors embossed on the back pockets. I guess I always loved a nautical detail. That same shopping trip. I bought a purple paisley shirt and shoes that had purple in them. I think I only liked purple because I fancied myself as a Sweet Valley Twins Unicorn Club member.

FK: You just wrote an ode on Momofuku Birthday Cake Truffles (because they are amazing). Please pick something on Shopbop.com that might also be worthy of an ode. 
FB: These Jil Sander Navy wedges are insanity. I love that the sole is rubber because it makes them so much more comfortable. I would wear the hell out of these this summer.

FK: Which fashion figure do you think Taylor Swift should date, and why? 
FB: Who’s a fashion hermit? She should date him. I have minus interest in seeing her “out walking” with another celebrity.

FK: Please describe your personal style in one sentence. This sentence must include the word "confetti." 
FB: I have very low-key, simple, casual style but will sometimes tote around a panda purse, throw on a McDonalds scarf or... carry a pocketful of confetti?

--Faran

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