Is it possible to be both the beauty and the brains? Yes! Lisa Opie, the founder of The Lady Code Blog is THE perfect example. At a very young age, Lisa is the founder of a beauty, health, fitness, and women empowerment blog. Not to mention, she is also a co-founder of popular swimwear company. Also, she is a host for PageantLIVE and has met and interviewed many of the women I look up too in the pageant industry.
Lisa, has transformed the fashion industry by adding her attention to detail, expertise, and knowledge to help enhance the beauty of women worldwide. Now it’s time to meet the beauty behind Lady Code.
Name and Age: Lisa Opie, 24
Occupation: I own a swimwear line, Vizcaya Swimwear and I blog/vlog on the side for Lady Code! Lady Code opened so many doors for me including becoming a host on PageantLIVE and having my own fashion column in Crowned Pageantry Magazine.
Name and type of blog: Lady Code, women’s wellness/lifestyle
How long your blog has been up and running? Is it your profession or a hobby? I started it in 2014, it started out as a hobby but its starting to become a part time job!
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex or MAC Zoom Lash
Purse: Anything with gold accents or fringe…or both
Current makeup obsessions: The Morphe 35o Palette and KoKo Lashes
Current fashion obsessions: Suede, chokers, pastels, and lace-up
The person you look up to the most and why? I can name so many but they all have a similar story: They took every challenge/adversity they had in their lives and found a ways to turn that experience into a positive, and sometimes even success! I love seeing successful people with a story about their past– how difficult times shaped who they are today. I always look to them for motivation when I need it.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? Bora Bora
The best moment in your life so far was when…. I studied abroad in Spain
What made you decide to start a blog? My best friend Stefania and I created Lady Code to serve as a women’s wellness and empowerment platform for women. We both had a history with bullying and we wanted to focus on empowering women through the blog. Stefania decided to pursue her career and her education so I sort of took over the blog.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see Vizcaya Swimwear being a multi-million dollar company and I hope to be traveling across the country sharing my personal story to motivate women. I’m also obsessed with makeup and I might explore becoming a makeup artist on the side, as if I don’t have enough on my plate already!
If you could meet one famous person who would it be and why? James Franco to ask him to marry me.
How much time do you spend blogging and your favorite part about it? I spend about 3-5 days a week blogging. I love how much it motivates me!
How would you describe your personal style? I’m definitely a chameleon: I can be Barbie one day and total hippie the next, but I think I’ll always have a retro edge to my personal style.
If someone walked up to you asking for your advice and you only had a few minutes to give them your best tip, what would it be? Do whatever makes you happy and don’t worry about what ANYONE thinks about you.
Most important content in a blog bloggers should address: Remain credible and authentic, no matter what offers you might get from sponsors.
Would you rather:
Stay at home on a Friday night or go out: Stay and home
Fake Lashes or Natural: Fake
Heels or Flats: Heels
Netflix or Online Shopping: Online shopping, or ideally online shop from my phone with Netflix on in the background!
Keeping up with Lisa!