For 10 years I worked in the celebrity world as editor of a newspaper showbusiness diary.
It was high-pressure but fantastic fun - interviewing actors and TV stars, attending red carpet events and writing stories and features for The Mail on Sunday in Ireland.
But behind this roving reporter, there always lurked a deep passion for fashion which really ignited when I moved from Dublin to London - one of the style capitals of the world.
One (very) lively baby boy later, I decided to put down my notebook and retrain as a personal stylist and I couldn't be more enthusiastic about my new career.
I completed the prestigious personal styling course run by the Nicky Hambleton-Jones Style Academy which the TV presenter set up when she finished on the popular makeover show 10 Years Younger.
At the end of the course, I was delighted to be chosen from my class as the winner of NHJ's internship.
This meant working closely with their head stylist Isobel Kershaw, styling people from all walks of life, with all different body shapes.
Having come from one very demanding career, I know exactly how important it is to dress to impress. And having gone through pregnancy, I completely understand how daunting clothes and fashion can be post baby.
Personally, nothing excites me more than helping somebody find a fresh new style that makes a difference to their life - and makes them a little happier about getting dressed in the morning.
My mantra's simple: life's too short to wear bad clothes.