By I Love Limerick correspondent Sarah Coghlan.
Sharon Tucker is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, newspaper and magazine style columnist, a fashion model, mother of two boys, and all-round fascinating woman.
Sharon is a V Plus Curvy Model, and famous for her fabulous size 14-16 curves, and has been seen on RTE and TV3. She is a style columnist for The Finest newspaper in Tipperary, and Ondine Magazine in Meath. She has been named as one to watch on RSVP magazine. She is a panellist for the “Trend Tacklers” segment of Xposé.
Sharon started her modelling career over a year ago, when she was asked by Gaye Moore to model in a charity fashion show in the George Boutique hotel in Limerick, modelling outfits from the fantastic boutiques around Limerick. She got lots of offers afterwards, and is now signed up with Vicki Mooney / V Plus Models in Dublin.
Her popular Facebook style page, Sharon Tucker’s Style Secrets, with over 7000 likes, is rife with ingenious style tips and her bubbly personality. Sharon offers style inspiration, posts updates on her new fitness regime with Leanne Moore as her personal trainer, and shares what fashion pieces and skincare products she likes and uses, their prices, and where you can purchase them for yourself. You can check out Sharon’s Facebook page here.
On January 16, Sharon announced she is the first brand ambassador for GeorgiaJane Skincare. GeorgiaJane is a 100% Irish skincare range that prides itself in having all-natural ingredients in their products. The skincare brand revealed Sharon will represent GeorgiaJane, “by encouraging women to never settle and be their beautiful best in life, style and their skincare”.
Sharon started a style blog last year, Sharon Tucker’s Style Secrets, and has nearly 6000 fans. You can check out Sharon’s website here. She started the blog after receiving an overwhelming amount of e-mails from people asking for help and advice about her style and where she bought clothes she’s wearing in certain pictures. She writes about style, the latest fashion, gives tips and advice and reveals some of her beauty secrets. Women from ages 18-70 mail Sharon everyday with various queries.
In Xposé’s “Trend Tacklers”, Sharon is a panellist. Last week, she was asked, with other panellists, their honest opinion on stylist Irene O’Brien’s various looks for this season on a model.
Sharon has taken part in charity fashion shows in Limerick and in Dublin as a V Plus model, which promotes women in fashion who are a size 12-26. She is heavily involved in the charity Self Help Africa, and travelled there in 2013 to do the Great Ethiopian Run. She’s also sold some of her clothes, some of which she’s never worn, to raise funds for the Simon Community, a charity which helps homeless people.
Sharon wants to help women who are perhaps insecure about their figure, “to embrace their silhouette and be proud of their body shape, whether it is a size 6 or a 26, but also to encourage a balanced lifestyle and diet too. I enjoy eating the odd take away, but it is important to have a balance. And life is for living, you only got one chance to shine – take it and sparkle”.
Check out Sharon on her Twitter here.