Once upon a time, many moons ago, I worked with a most divine creature at the Sydney Opera House.
Her voice was wrapped in velvet, she wore sassy attire in polka dots and leopard prints, knew how to drink a glass of champagne with her little finger crooked, and charmed all who strayed in her path. Her fabulosity and sense of fun became the stuff of legend.
Now she is in the final stages of writing a novel so that soon, anyone can, quite literally, have a piece of her.
I want you to meet the next big thing… the endlessly entertaining Sophie Louise.
Describe yourself in three words.
Writer, lover, woman.
What are you passionate about?
Current affairs, the environment, Swedish TV drama, digital art, Shanghai Dumplings, Ladurée Macaroons, platform wedges and of course, my wonderful Irishman.
Do or don’t you do the social media thing?
I indeedly do and I love it.
How did you find yourself in the land of Twitter?
Social media savvy friends stalked me until I got involved and now, I’m hooked (and stalk other people to sign up). Everyone’s on Twitter, it’s fabulous.
Do you have any other social media involvement?
What are you currently playing with in the social media sandpit?
I travel quite a bit and I use social media to share photos and ramblings of things I see that I think other people might enjoy.
How did you get where you are today?
Well today I’m in Paris working with an editor on a final draft of my first book. Before that I had 69 jobs including running my own entertainment PR company. I never had a five-year plan and still don’t … I just do what inspires me and follow my instincts.
What are you doing at the moment that excites you?
I am working on a new book and learning how to make French pastries. So far I’ve mastered coffee and chocolate éclairs, an apple pie and a gorgeously gooey chocolate fondant. Tomorrow it’s macaroons.
What is your secret to getting big things done?
If I have something BIG to do I just get up early, put the kettle on and tackle it head on, before I eat (or tweet).
Name any dream brands, companies, personalities you would love to collaborate with.
Sofia Coppola, Zaha Hadid, Stella McCartney, M.I.A, PopBitch, Pleasure State, Galleries Lafayette, Ladurée, Veuve Cliquot, Chanel … and anything Parisian (I’m a little obsessed right now).
“One day your life is going to flash before your eyes, make sure it’s worth watching.”
Here’s how to find Sophie Louise online in the lead up to her book being published: