Talking Social Media + The City with Michaela O’Shaughnessy

February 21, 2017

I’m Michaela, a fashion and lifestyle blogger living in New York City. I’m originally from Ireland and moved to the states nearly two years ago to pursue a career in social media. Moving to New York was a big decision to make, leaving behind the peaceful Irish country side for the hustle and bustle of New York City was a big change, but one that was worth it for the opportunities that this city brings everyone.

Since moving here, I’ve worked with MTV and currently work at Teen Vogue as their Social Media Producer. The position has deepened my love for all things social media and fashion, and the relationship between the two.

As a blogger who also works in the fashion industry, my personal style is constantly evolving. Some days I love clean cut neutral outfits, other days I love to wear something a little more on the fun side with a pop of color.

On the other side, I love to share my style finds and my outfits with others through my blog and on social media. Instagram in particular, is a wonderful community for fellow like-minded fashionable individuals, and there’s nothing I love more than spending some time scrolling through my feeds and seeing how different people interpret trends based on their personal style.

My love for fashion and also for my adopted city of New York is definitely reflected in my home. It’s really important to me that my home feels like a representation of my personality and somewhere where I can truly relax.

The first step in achieving that was establishing a theme and a color trend, a city-chic apartment with flashes of grey, black and white with a pop of color was definitely what I wanted for my first home.

Living in Manhattan can mean that space is sometimes limited, so it’s important to use every inch of your home in the most effective way possible. Personally, I hate clutter and feel most at ease when my living space is organized and tidy so I’m a huge fan of having individual drawers to separate everything.

I also really love when all of my furniture matches, so that there’s some continuity throughout the house, which is why all of the furniture in my bedroom is white. It makes the space feel nice and serene, while also giving the illusion that the room is bigger than it really is.

Finally, my favorite way to personalize an apartment is by creating a gallery wall. My gallery wall has prints of New York, cut outs from my favorite fashion magazines and, of course, a couple of motivational quotes to inspire me as I take on each day in this magnificent city.


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