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With the upcoming addition to our family (our due date is Saturday, same as the Duchess of Cambridge’s no less!) there’ll be a few subtle changes to the schedule of the blog for the coming weeks while I’m adjusting to life as a mama of two.
I’ll still be posting the very coolest real Jewish weddings every week, but there’ll also be a brand new feature running where I interview all sorts of inspirational women in the wedding industry whom I greatly admire. These women successfully combine running their own business with married life and in a lot of cases, raising a young family.
The series is called Chitter Chatter and the twist is is they have to answer my questions in just 140 characters or less….
Today I’m chitter chattering to a doyenne… a ‘queen bee’ wedding bloggess, and superstar creative mama. It’s the one and only Charlotte O’Shea, founder and MD of Rock My Wedding, the phenomenally successful UK wedding blog that launched in 2009. A few years later, the ‘Rock My’ empire grew when Charlotte launched the hugely popular Rock My Style, a lifestyle blog for women covering beauty, fashion, travel, food, interiors and family.
Charlotte lives in the West Midlands with her husband James, and their one year old daughter, Mabel Rose.
What was your first job?
My first job was in retail with House Of Fraser – I was a Morgan Girl! Think lycra boob tubes and chain mail crop tops (actually don’t – tragic doesn’t even cover it.)
Tell me more about your career before launching Rock My Wedding and Rock My Style
I was an Account Manager for a small yet very successful technology and web design company, I learnt a hell of a lot about everything to do with running a business and then some.
How do you cope with running two growing businesses: Rock My Wedding and Rock My Style?
I employ a very VERY talented bunch of folks. And endeavour to be as organised as feasibly possible. Oh and biscuits – essential brain fuel.
What inspires you to keep growing and developing your businesses?
My dedicated team and our loyal stylish readers are a constant inspiration, as is my daughter Mabel. No two days are the same – the diversity of what we do generates constant creativity.