“IF YOUR THIGHS TOUCH THEN YOU’RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING A MERMAID”
Mermaid Gossip is all about being happy in your skin. Owning those fuller figures, bigger busts and thicker thighs. Editor and stylist Emily Fisher was sick of not being able to shop quirky fresh vintage online with thick size 16 thighs. After getting many similar vibes from her youtube viewers, decided to curate a dedicated place for “plus size’ vintage. A dedicated curated place for inspired vintage shopping.
A Little Bit About Me
I am Emily Fisher. I am a creative with too many ideas. I am a designer, stylist, youtuber and girlboss. I trained as a designer early on at college and university, not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life. After dropping out of university, alongside various bits of design work here and there, I founded Fishee Designs Photo Booth in 2010. I have been blogging since 2011, Mermaid Gossip was launched in 2014, with the Vintage and Seconds Style Shop launching in 2017. I feel like I have finally found my place in life. I live in Bristol with my little family of hairy boys, Brad (he’s the human one!) Logan (our gentle giant Alaskan Malamute cross white German Shepard) Puggy (the “Pugachon” Pug cross Bichon Frise) and Nessa (the cat!).
I have twelve holes in my ears and nine tattoos (and counting). I love to dye my hair random colours, it’s been through the full rainbow spectrum over the last four years but pink is my home colour. I love quirky fashion and I love to express my own personal style. I love all things colour. I love to spend time styling and taking photos. I love expression via my fashion and am always having my nails painted bright or pastel colours.
♥ “Emily was a shining star at The Blogcademy. With her endless enthusiasm, tireless work ethic & sweet, upbeat sense of curiousity for the world around her, she was a delight to teach. Sometimes people ask me if the Blogcademy headmistresses can spot potential, & whenever they do, Emily is the first girl I think of! She is a very special unicorn, indeed.” – Gala Darling, The Blogcademy Headmistress and Radical Self Love revolutionary
♥ “You are top of the class, we’re so impressed with all the work you’ve been doing and changes you’ve made ALREADY!” – Kat Williams, Rock n Roll Bride, The Blogcademy Headmistress
♥ “You’re an amazing individual who’s doing some seriously awesome things! Keep up the good work and keep growing everyday! We know there’s big things waiting for you! We both love your blog so much, it’s so honest, fun and personal which is exactly what we look for in a blog!”Jess and Emily, Bespoke Bride
They say that you should never keep all your eggs in one basket with business, and entrepreneur Emily Fisher is pink-haired proof that running multiple, successful businesses is absolutely possible. Mermaid Gossip is one third of Emily’s three main business strands: her unique, nostalgic photobooth, her design business and most recently, Mermaid Gossip lifestyle and fashion blog and shop. After gaining her National Diploma in Graphic Design in 2004, Emily worked as Event Manager for a leading wholesale company where she achieved great success and learned valuable experience in the hard world of business. With all this knowledge in her backpack, in 2009 Emily relocated to the sunny beaches of Bournemouth, where she took over a vintage shop and set up a photo studio, just for a punt. The small matter of having no capital and little small business knowledge wasn’t going to stop Emily in her stride – whenever she found a stumbling block in her skill set, she would make it her mission to get clued up and get on with it! Emily quickly learnt that while fastidious study and careful consideration would get you so far, the best way to make a difference in business is to quit talking and get shit done. What’s the worst that can happen?
Emily’s journey shortly continued to setting up home in Bristol, with her beau, Brad, and their small menagerie of animals. Emily expanded on her skills required from running the photo studio to the Gossip Booth, offering fully themed or customisable photo booths for weddings, birthdays and bah-mitzvahs. Emily’s inimitable unique, quirky style quickly earned her the moniker ‘the coolest girl in Bristol’ and gained her graphic design clients across the globe. Quick to spot a new business opportunity when it arises, Emily launched downloadable digital products through her blog in 2013 for people to download everywhere. 2013 also saw Emily embark on setting up Bristol’s first alternative wedding fair – the Weird and Wonderful Wedding World, to the acclaim of BBC Radio Bristol and Marry Me Ink. In 2014 Emily launched the all encompassing Mermaid Gossip which is full of personal style, home style and all things hair beauty and Girlbossing! When she’s not taking over the world, you can find Emily rocking her signature unicorn onesie, walking her dogs Puggy and Logan around the car boot or getting her nails did at the salon.