Introducing Laura Pearson-Smith
Laura is an experienced editor, journalist and blogger, specialising in fashion, beauty, luxury lifestyle and luxury travel. Her blog A Life With Frills is essentially a diary of a stylish life. Laura is also the founder and editor of luxury UK travel digital magazine Stylecation, and also blogs for the Huffington Post in their style and lifestyle categories. She's basically a content machine! To find out more about her, you can visit her official website.
How did you get started as a professional writer?
Since 6th Year in school, all through university and beyond I worked as a professional actress and in TV and film production as an assistant director and production coordinator. When I met my husband a few years after university, I gave it up- the living out of a suitcase didn't suit me any more. I had made a lot of contacts within the press however, and with my English degree, I was able to move into working as a freelance journalist and blogger.
What are your other interests?
Being self-employed, I'm a bit of a workaholic, in addition to running my sites, social media and freelance writing, I also work with brands in a consulting role. I still have a passion for TV and film, and adore actors, so I'd like to somehow fit in going back into that industry as a publicist. In my spare time, I read chick-lit novels voraciously and listen to the audiobook versions too. I've also just got into upcycling furniture - a mirror and coffee table are my first projects.