Mermaid Gossip is a colourful and stylish blog for girlbosses out there who want to stand out amongst a grey world.
A Little Bit About Me
I am Emily Fisher, and welcome to Mermaid Gossip. I am a designer, blogger, girlboss, and youtuber. I have been designing since 2009, I founded Fishee Designs Photo Booth in 2010, I have been blogging since 2011, but Mermaid Gossip was launched in 2014 and I feel like I 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’m obsessed with having my nails painted in outrageous patterns in a stiletto style.
I love strong colourful design. I love pretty sparkly things. I love high street fashion. I love vintage and retro fashion. I like to mix things up. I love a bargain, yet I have expensive taste and I’m a shopaholic. I love to support awesome independent businesses. I love to learn. I love to help people and share my fonts of knowledge. I like things that are handmade. I like things that stand out. I like the simple life. I like being crazy. I like long walks in the country and I like the vibrant city. I am a strange combination of all things that shouldn’t work, but it does.
♥ “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, bespoke Photo Booth, her quirky graphic design business and most recently, Mermaid Gossip lifestyle and fashion blog. 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 Fishee Designs Photo 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 – offering packages like WordPress for Beginners 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 dog Logan around the car boot or getting her nails did at the salon.
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