‘What’s Another Year?’ with Vogue Williams
For many, 2016 is the year they’d rather forget, while for others the last 12 months have exceeded their expectations. As a nation we’ve been busy: we commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising; seen sporting success at the Euros and the Olympic Games; mourned the passing of some famous icons, and devoured the celebrity stories that enthralled us. Reflecting on another year gone by, Vogue Williams opens up about the significant moments that have shaped her life and she reveals her plans for the year ahead.
The end of the year is often a time of reflection for a lot of people, looking back on 2016, what did it teach you?
I learn things everyday whether they are big or small things. I feel it’s important to learn from everything you do. I’ve definitely learnt to be more chilled out this year. I had a bit of a tough one with my anxiety this year, but I really worked on that and I’m happy to say I’ll be going into 2017 in a much better place.
Looking back on 2016, what sort of year was it for you over all?
There were some real stand-out career moments for me in 2016, as I finished my latest documentary series Vogue Williams On The Edge for RTÉ2. It was a real eye-opening experience, which involved delving in to a variety of serious issues that Millennials are facing today. Also, I have started working with some great brands like the natural, face and body self-tanning brand, Sun Kiss. I spent a couple of days shooting for them in Ireland and there was a fantastic team on board so it was great fun. And I finished writing my book which was a goal I had set myself at the start of 2016, so it was good to see that come to life.
What do you hope the next year will bring for you?
I just want to be able to keep doing what I’m doing. I really love my job and I already have some exciting things happening next year so I think I’ll be focusing on work again for 2017.
Looking back on your life to date, would you change anything?
No, I don’t think it’s good to look back wishing you could change things. I definitely regret some decisions I’ve made but they were right at the time and I just see them as a learning curve rather than something I want to change.
Presenter, Model and DJ Vogue Williams is the new face and body of natural, long-lasting and paraben free self-tan Sun Kiss which comes in a mist and mousse formula. Sun Kiss is available in selected Irish Pharmacies as well as online from www.sunkiss.ie