About

 

Lucy O’Connor

Blush & Bordeaux is a source of inspiration, motivation & aspiration that covers everything from fashion & beauty to living & travel. I hope to encourage women world-wide to reach their fullest potential, whether it’s mastering a tricky cats-eye liner, nailing this season’s trend or surprising your nearest & dearest with a top-notch 3 course meal!

My Story

I started Blush & Bordeaux back in 2013 as an outlet for my creative side (& especially to live out my fashion dreams!). At the time I’d been playing music with my band & was getting constantly asked where my onstage outfits were from so I thought this would be an easy way for people to find out! I honestly wasn’t quite sure what this blog would lead to but bit by bit, other facets of my life entered the B&B post schedule. I had always loved cooking so posting recipes was an easy section to add & when I surprised myself with how beautiful my photographs of our annual family holiday to Thailand turned out (thank you Sony NEX-6!), a travel category was born.

But what started as a place for me to just corral my various loves, be it cooking, high heels or red lipsticks, Blush & Bordeaux quickly turned into something else. I suddenly realised I not only wanted to post pictures, I wanted to inspire my readers. I wanted to reach out to other women in the world just like me – professional, working women – who wanted to be able to do more in their lives. Curate their closets & outfits with more imagination, re-work trends to fit real life (& real women’s figures!), cook up a storm more often with healthy & delicious recipes, boost their beauty game, find time in their day for improving health & wellness & travel more! All of these things can most definitely be done – even if you’re working full time, like I am – I’ll show you how, right here on Blush & Bordeaux!

If you’re still curious, I’ve put together a little FAQ for you all! Feel free to send me an email with any other questions you might have at any time at lucy@blushandbordeaux.com

Who Am I & Where Do I Live:

I’m Lucy & I’m living in Sydney, Australia.

What Was The Inspiration For Starting My Blog:

I wanted to share my fashion finds with people – especially since I was being asked at my band’s shows where I bought my boots! Being the only girl in the group, meant I took a lot of pride in selecting what I would wear for each performance both onstage & off. You can find my music here if you’re interested. I no longer play in a band, but I’m still recording!

How Did I Come Up With The Name ‘Blush & Bordeaux’:

That was a tricky one. I wanted a name that meant a lot of different things to me & to others. I feel the word ‘Blush’ can mean the makeup (obvs!), the colour & an emotion whilst ‘Bordeaux’ can refer to the location in France, the wine & brings to mind cooking & socialising with friends. So those two words to me encapsulate everything that this blog is about: fashion, beauty, food, travel & all things lifestyle.

What Do I Do When I’m Not Blogging:

I consider myself a super creative person. I do have a day job, working at Jaxsta, an amazing music tech start-up company that takes up so much of my time (which I’m totally happy about!). I’m a songwriter in my spare time & I’m hoping to release my first album soon, so watch this space for more information. You can find out more about my music, as well as listen to my songs here. I also love to write & have written a couple of young adult novels, you can find them here. I’m currently working on another creative project that you’ll hear about soon!

What Did I Study:

I went to JMC Academy, a private college in Sydney that specialises in music, & did a Bachelor of Music: Contemporary Music & Performance, followed by a Diploma of Entertainment Business Management.

Who Takes My Photos & What Type of Camera Do I Use:

I’m totally okay to admit that my mum usually takes my outfit photos! She has a pretty great eye for catching the light and framing the picture. All other photos are taken by me. We use a Sony NEX-6 with a 1.8 f-stop lens.

How Old Am I:

27

How Tall Am I:

5’3

Flats or Heels:

I’m 5’3. Nine times out of ten, it’s heels.

What Inspires Me:

I’m constantly getting inspired. I follow a lot of other inspiring blogs & photographs of fashion icons past and present are also a huge inspiration. My style has definitely changed over the years but I’m always on the lookout for a new great pair of heels! I also love to keep up to date with the latest trends but I’m more interested in making them work for my body & my existing wardrobe rather than just buying into them on impulse. I believe in quality over quantity &  whenever I have a specific purchase in mind, I try on almost every iteration until I find the one that’s right for me – this works especially well for heels and jeans, let me tell you!

Do I Offer Advertising & Sponsorship Packages:

Sure do! Shoot me an email at lucy@blushandbordeaux.com & I can happily send you my media kit.

 

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