Vogue magazine has named Irish fashion journalist Angela Scanlon as the fashion world's next big thing.

But, Angela, who snagged second place in the magazine’s countdown of talents to watch in 2013, said that the accolade took her completely by surprise. The fashion writer, blogger and RTÉ Movie Show presenter said: "It’s fantastic, a bit mental. I got a call from my agent beforehand to say it would be happening but I didn’t believe it until I saw it.”

The red haired beauty was one of three Irish names cited in the article - and she’s certainly got a busy few months ahead of her. Angela will present London Fashion Weekend in the New Year and is also in talks to host a number of TV projects. The fashion bible is even calling her the new Alexa Chung – but she’s taking it all in her stride.

“I think you take these things with a pinch of salt,” The Daily Mail reported her as saying. “But I do think that my style both on-screen and off-screen is quite different to her – but if my career trajectory goes in the same direction as Alexa’s I’ll be very happy."

No doubt her star will continue to rise.