Fiona Fagan talks fashion through Lockdown
Fiona talks about the importance of getting out in nature, staying positive and coming out of the Lockdown a ‘better version of herself’
Fiona Fagan started her life as a professional dancer touring with the likes of Cher and STEPS – but now is a successful fashion stylist. She has styled some of our best-known celebrities, including Glenda Gilson, Jen Zamperelli, and the late Caroline Flack to name but a few.
Blast from my Past
I’ve known Fiona for over 21 years …back to the time when we (B*Witched) had just formed and signed our record deal with Sony Music UK. She herself is a former dancer and made the move to London to pursue her career – but is very much excited to be back in Dublin.
“Dublin is such a different place to when I left and there are lots of amazing and creative stuff going on.” Fiona is currently working as a Freelance Stylist and has styled for International heavyweight brands such as ASOS, NET-A-PORTER, SELFRIDGES, and RIVER ISLAND.
However, being a successful fashion stylist is also in her repertoire. I reconnected with Fiona on this year’s Dancing with the Stars, as a stylist to the very talented and gorgeous Jen Zampereilli. She openly admits she loved every moment of it as she loved experimenting with Jens wardrobe with a lot more unknown, up-and-coming brands – and also included upcycling several outfits from previous shows & events. “Jen was a dream to style,” she says.
Fiona returns to Ireland
Having lived in London for 21 years, Fiona has returned to her native Dublin to a different city and a different pace of life! She tells us that the massive change of moving back with her parents and then realizing that she would be with them 24/7 during this lockdown – which has been challenging at times!
But, her morning meditation makes her calmer and more positive, and trying to stay in a routine at this time for her is so important. She takes herself off to a nearby park twice a day and does TRX training there (wow!).
I met Fiona on DWTS this year and she was the kind of girl that you would have wanted around you all your life – advising you on what to wear – and what to avoid! She dressed Jennifer Zamparelli for the show and I think we can all agree on how stunning Jen looked week after week! We have stayed in touch during the lockdown and I love hearing what she is getting up to and how she is hoping to treat the next chapter in her life!
Fiona is working to manifest good things for herself
Fiona tells me about reading more, cooking her favorite recipes, and playing dress up in her wardrobe (I’d love to get a look in there!), but I was really interested to hear about her afternoon routine of working with her ‘Manifestor’. It’s a routine of working with your subconscious to manifest the things you wish for in life. She explains it better than I can in the interview, but this is certainly something that I am looking to find out more about now!