Annmarie O’Connor is a fashion editor, stylist, bestselling author and Parkinson’s advocate.
Having worked in the fashion industry for fifteen years, she is known for a considerable body of work with editorial and styling credits including the Irish Examiner, The Sunday Times Style, ELLE, Irish Tatler, The Gloss, Louis Vuitton City Guides series, London Fashion Week, The Voice of Ireland, Harvey Nichols, Kildare Village and Brown Thomas.
Annmarie is a regular radio, podcast and television contributor, event MC and corporate guest speaker. With a self-styled brand of ‘wardrobe wellness’, her mission is to take the stress out of getting dressed by helping others adopt a more mindful relationship with fashion.
Her books The Happy Closet and The Happy Medium similarly explore how considered choices can increase our sense of satisfaction both sartorially and personally; a topic which she also explores in her TEDx talk ‘Enough is Enough: Deciding to Be Satisfied’.
She has been featured by Image.ie as one of Ireland’s 100 Most Inspiring Women and in Irish Tatler Business on Ireland’s Power List: 1,000 Women of Influence (2013, 2014, 2015); she has also won several industry accolades: 2016 Cork Fashion Week Stylish Entrepreneur; 2015 Kerry Fashion Week Best Irish Fashion Stylist; and 2015 Kerry Fashion Week Irish Fashion Ambassador.
In 2021, Annmarie was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease – an incurable neurodegenerative condition affecting movement, coordination and speech. She now uses her platform to spread awareness and bring about positive social change.