My third instalment of the So She Did Diaries is with Jenny Mustill, artist and founder of Ruby Ruth Dolls based in Brighton. It’s likely you’ll have seen these dolls somewhere, be it in a local independent shop, on an instagrammer’s social feeds or even in Madame Tussaud’s (thanks to Zoella’s love of Jenny’s creations, Ruby Ruth dolls reside next to Zoella’s wax work in London). If that’s not what success looks like, show me what does! Jenny started the business officially back in 2009, although she’s been creating for years before that. She even worked with Damien Hirst for…

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I have always been proud to be from Liverpool, I was born there, raised a few miles outside and I loved it so much I stayed and went to uni there too. It always raises a reaction, being from Liverpool. I’ve introduced myself in many countries, and in circumstances foreign to my own (a debating competition against kids from Eaton for example) and everyone knows the place I call ‘HOME home’. For the football, for the music, for the brilliant night out they had there once with the chatty cabby that took them home – whether they’ve been or not,…

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PART TWO  If you missed the first instalment of my interview with Katie Kirby, you can find it here. * I introduced a very old friend to your work who has just had her second baby and her first baby has had some health problems so it’s been a rollercoaster for her. I showed her one of your posts about sleep deprivation and she laughed and then she cried and she couldn’t stop crying! I’ve seen her cry about twice in my lifetime but it was so close to the bone for her. You do strike a massive chord, clearly.…

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For the second in my series of ‘So She Did Diaries’ I had the pleasure of interviewing Katie Kirby, founder of the brilliant blog Hurrah For Gin and Sunday Times Bestselling author of a book by the same name. We spent a glorious hour together chatting about everything from juggling work and life, people not getting her humour and the cringe of self-promotion. In fact we chatted so much, I’ve split the interview into two blog posts! Katie built her blog (which is now a brand in its own right) completely from scratch when she was on maternity leave looking…

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“Buy Better Clothes. Buy less of them. Wear them more.” – from journalist Marc Bain in this great Quartz article.   I love shopping and I love clothes. I love finding a bargain, pairing things together that shouldn’t work but do, getting dressed up, having fun with clothes, feeling inspired by fashion, bargain shopping with my mum or splurging H… I. Really. Love. Fashion. I don’t love the amount I have spent on clothes (I dread to add it up, so I don’t), I don’t love how crammed full my wardrobe is, how hard it can be to choose something…

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