My Life in Fashion with model Grace Connell

Model Grace Connell gives us the lowdown on her fashionable life.

My very first fashion memory... Looking through my fashion magazines and cutting out my favourite clippings.

I started to establish my style identity when... I played many sports when I was in school, so I wore a lot of tracksuits and hoodies. When I was about 16, I started listening to more punk and rock, so I guess the music also influenced my style too.

The day that changed my life... I have quite a lot of these days. Going to college and studying horses, it’s always what I wanted to do. Being asked to model and finding out I really like it. Walking in London Fashion Week last year. Getting to work with amazing people both here and abroad.

If I wasn't a model I'd be... A horse trainer/Instructor or, because I love animals, I would like to take on the role of an animal activist.

The thing that I like most about my appearance... My eyes, the green-blue colour they have.

I look my best...When I feel the best!

My closet...Is bursting at its seams. Oh! That reminds me I really do need (WANT) more shoes!

I own so many... Beanie Babies, yep you heard it right, and I actually have hundreds of them. They live in the attic now though.

My favourite place in the world is...Home. Don't get me wrong I do love travelling and experiencing new places but home for me is "where the heart is" and where my dogs are - all 5 of them.

The person that changed me... My second boyfriend.

How did I ever live without? My phone and my diary.

My greatest inspiration... It would definitely have to be my Nana, Eithne Penny, I love her so much. She is oh so very talented - she has an amazing beautiful soft voice and a great painter. She was always the one that sowed the eyes back on to "Woof Woof" one of my favorite teddies. She was the one that told me I could do anything…