She’s a style specialist, an authority on allure, and a glitz n’ glamour guru; Lisa Fitzpatrick is, well and truly, Ireland’s First Lady of Fashion.
Aside from her hawk-eye for style, the ever-lovely Lisa boats quite the resume. This maiden with fabulously flaxen hair is an accomplished author, television & radio presenter, a savvy business woman, not to mention a smoking hot mamma of two. Well, she has more layers than a John Galliano dress!
Since beginning her fledgling career working for a wholesale clothing company, Fitzpatrick has made her name as the go-to-stylist for Ireland’s elite. As a regular fixture on the Irish and UK media scene, she styles, advises, and transforms individuals in the 32 counties and beyond.
She’s graced our screens on This Morning, Midday, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Modern Ireland, Diary of a Rising Star, and Off the Rails.
In 2010, Lisa stood front-and-centre on her own show, SOS (Save Our Shops). The TV3 production, hosted by her royal stylishness, aimed to take failing retail outlets and transform them into bustling, successful businesses. Lisa utilised her own experience in the retail industry and her aptitude for design, to help change the working lives of the outlet owners.
When she’s not being fabulous in front of the camera, Lisa loves nothing more than chilling out with some soul music; in fact, sticking on some tunes is the very first thing she does every morning.
We caught up with Lisa recently to chat about her undying love of melody, her favourite haunts around town, and her musical recommendations.
D.M: What was the first album you bought?
L.F: Micheal Jackson’s Essential. I dreamed about a boy, listening to Human Nature and I danced to Don’t stop til you get enough.
D.M: What was the first concert you attended?
L.F: U2 many years ago, it was mega. But I loved Celine Dion too, I’m a fan. I love her music, what a voice and performer. Mind you, Beyoncé, I probably love most and after midnight I think I am her when the music plays!
D.M: Favourite cheese tune?
L.F: Beverly knight – Greatest Day of my Life.It’s the song I put on when I’m not in the mood for painting my face, or going out. It gets my groove on.
D.M: Who is your favourite current artist?
L.F: I love Etta James, but I’m now loving Ed Sheeran and Sam smith.
D.M: What is your favourite music festival?
L.F: I’ve only been to Electric picnic and I loved every second.
D.M: Most memorable gig?
D.M: What is your Party piece, or house party sing-song?
L.F: Justin And Michael Love Never Felt so Good or Everyday People, love Aretha.
D.M: Favourite Irish music venue and why?
L.F: Vicar Street, but the 3 Arena is mega.
D.M: What gigs will you be attending this year?
L.F: No plans yet.I should really plan because I’m always too late for tickets.
D.M: Top 5 artists/bands/musicians?
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Bette Midler
4. Andrea Bocelli
5. Jay z
D.M: If you could recommend one band, who would it be?
L.F: I love R&B and soul music. I’m a creature of habit, I listen to what I love and know.
D.M: Who is your one-to-watch for 2015/16?
I’ll continue with my playlist, that’s pop, chart, soul, R&B big Mix. I love music, the first thing I do when I wake up is put on music.
Well, eclectic is a word that springs to mind when contemplating her varied musical palette. Andrea Bochelli and Jay Z, what a mix! Not forgetting that soul sister-from-another-mister, the incomparable Aretha Franklin.
Lisa’s sophomore literary offering, Diet SOS: Life Changing Tips for Weight Loss Success, is available from all good bookshops (as we say in the business) and you never know where you’ll see the lady herself next; maybe she’ll be styling on Ireland AM, or busting-a-move to Beyonce somewhere after midnight. Wherever it may be, she’ll be looking fab in a Guna Deas!
If you would like to contact Lisa for styling services, for an event, or just for general enquiries, you can catch her on email@example.com. You can also follow her @LisaFitzpatrick on Twitter or check out fitzpatrickstyle.com