Today’s installment of Irish ridey Instagrammers?? If you loved Lauren and Jo’s interviews, check this one out…
Follow Nuala HERE.
Nuala Gorham is an award winning blogger, Irish Instagram superstar and is the owner of the Instagram account I covet most often. Penny and Polaroids is her website, @NualaGorham is her Instagram… just prepare to have style, hair, shoe and life envy. I warned you!!
Tell me… Instagram. Why do you love it??
Let me count the ways..! As a blogger (and an avid follower of many blogs) I love how visual Instagram is. It’s not clouded with junk articles (or conversations that have nothing to do with me) like Facebook is and it’s far more aesthetically pleasing than Twitter.
What in your life inspires you to post?
Style, my personal style occupies most of my content.
What other Instagram accounts are you inspired by?
There are so many, I love Oracle Fox, Tuula Vintage and Not Your Standard name a few. The Baby Animals is also one of my favourite pages, granted it doesn’t inspire me but it’s so good I just really wanted to mention it!
What posts of yours get the biggest reactions?
It’s definitely my street style shots where you can see the outfit in full. I really love flatlay pictures and detailed shots but they get less of a reaction than the full outfit looks. Having said that, detailed shots which contain heels always get a great reaction too.
Nuala’s four faves…
1. Monochrome Outfit
I really loved this outfit and it’s a really good representation of my personal style. I love monochrome and leather.
This was a really popular post for. I have a thing for lace up heels and love shooting new heels on plain white sheets like this.
3. Lace Bra
These style shots are synonymous with my Instagram. This was basically a few items I was loving at that moment in time.
4. Grey Outfit
This London Fashion Week outfit is my all time most popular picture, it received a huge amount of likes (especially considering I only had half the amount of followers I have now at the time).
And the rest…
What makes you happy?
Good company. Aside from that, reaching little milestones and goals I set myself for Penny and Polaroids also makes me really happy.
Who are your icons?
I’ve always really admired Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel for her pioneering work and poise, and Edie Sedgwick for her sheer boldness. I also really admire Gisele Bündchen since reading her latest feature in British Vogue. She seems to have such a strong belief in mindfulness and seems to have a really healthy life and work balance. She’s hard working and hugely successful yet seems to make time for her family and horse-riding, that’s pretty much my life goal right there!
What’s your biggest dream?
The first thing that comes to mind is the saying ‘don’t tell people your dreams, show them’, so I’m going to go with that here.
What three words mean the most to you?
Family, health and work. I know some people might disagree that work should mean the most to me but it really is a huge part of all our lives. I’m really ambitious and at the moment it means so much.
What’s the best life advice you’ve ever been given?
I’ve been told to be more assertive a couple of times in life and I’m slowly learning to be. I think it’s really important in work especially but also in life in general. If you want something, don’t be afraid to ask and go for it, take the opportunity before someone else does.
Tell me something about yourself that you really want people to know?
I’m actually quite shy. I think people assume bloggers are so confident and outgoing as it does take a lot to really put ourselves out there but it was honestly the scariest thing I’ve ever done.
What’s your ultimate beauty tip?
Keep a jar of coconut oil in the kitchen and another in the bathroom. I use it a couple of times a week mixed with a powdered exfoliator for a really deep clean and I brush my teeth with it once a week too, I find it really brightens them up. I also use it to remove stubborn eye makeup as its gentle the delicate skin around the eye.
When it comes to your personal style, how would you describe it?
I could never describe it in just one word, it really is a mixture of everything. It’s so funny because I think I have a really distinct style and while I do experiment from time to time, it doesn’t fluctuate very much. I like simple, tailored styles. My style can be a little bit androgynous, a little laid-back, and a little structured and glam at the same time.
What one thing drives you BANANAS?
People who wear leggings as trousers and they’re borderline transparent. Just no.
What music do you listen most often?
I listen to such a mix of music, this week I’ve been listening to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and I’ve been replaying Kayne, Rihanna and Paul McCartney’s ‘Four Five Seconds’, it’s quite a mixture.
I have to say, re: transparent leggings as trousers??
PREACH. You are spot on there, girl.