Sarah Macken @ohegartysarah
Tell us a bit about yourself....
I’m a writer and journalist living in Dublin. I started out in magazines - I am the former editor of Irish Tatler - and now I freelance from my house by the sea where I live with my husband and my cat Daisy.
What does style mean to you?
Knowing yourself and being yourself, in equal measures!
What piece of RIXO do you love or have your eye on and why?
I live for the Cecily Cashmere jumper in leopard print, I stalk the Lauren midi-dress on the regular and I think about the Dora embroidered cardigan an unhealthy amount of times a day!
Are there any causes or charities that you support?
The collective Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) demands freedom, justice and integrity for asylum seekers and campaigns to end Direct Provision in Ireland. Also, the DSPCA and Cats Aid Ireland - see above point regarding my furry roommate.
Favourite book or podcast?
When it comes to books it’s very hard to choose just one! But Bonjour Tristesse by Francois Sagan and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee are firm favourites. More recently, I loved The Lightness by Emily Temple, I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron and Bright Burning Things - a gripping read by buzzed about Irish author Lisa Harding.
I am never not listening to a podcast, and my guilty pleasure is a good true crime deep-dive. My Favourite Murder is my go-to, and I also really enjoyed Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment.
The nerd in me doesn’t miss an episode of Something Rhymes with Purple. I always take note of Susie Dent’s three words of the week. My new favourite word is “loquacious” which is essentially a fancy way of saying talkative!