Denise is an Irish blogger & Personal Stylist based in Kildare. Having worked in fashion retail since 2012, she has a wealth of expertise in the areas of fashion, trends & shopping for both occasion wear & a capsule wardrobe.
Since its launch in 2015, her blog Holy Chic has gained notable success – nominated for numerous industry awards & led to appearances on RTÉ and Virgin Media’s ‘Xposé’. In 2020, Denise graduated from the Dublin Institute of Design in Personal Styling & Image Consultancy. She now offers a freelance styling service that aims to provide clients with a transformative experience, with a menu of services to choose from.
More information is available on the Personal Styling page, or continue reading to find out more about the lady behind Holy Chic.
First of all, thank you for taking the time to visit Holy Chic. It’s my little corner of the internet where I can express my love of fashion & beauty, & connect with likeminded people, like you, worldwide. As far back as I can remember, I had a huge passion for fashion. My mum was a dress designer & I loved dressing my Barbies in scrap pieces of material & sketching my multicoloured designs on the corners of her sketchbooks.
This stayed with me throughout my teens & as soon as I had finished my Leaving Cert. exams, I went straight on to open up my own designer dress hire boutique, Glitterati Boutique, making me one of Ireland’s youngest entrepreneur at the time, aged 17. A lot of graft went in to it & I enjoyed many successful years at the helm of it. The timing coincided with the beginning of the ‘blogger movement’ online so I noticed the importance of influencing from an early stage.
In 2013, I made the move to the high street & started working with New Look. I