I'm Leanne Woodfull, 27 years young and from the vibrant city of Dublin. I started Thunder and Threads in October 2009 as a fashion-obsessed secondary school student. I was an avid magazine reader and stumbled upon an article discussing an upcoming new phenomenon: blogging. I threw myself into what was then an after-school outlet for me to discuss my love for fashion and makeup. 

Over the course of two-three years, I gained a loyal readership and following on my social media platforms. 2012 was the year when things really kicked off however, as brands started to get in touch with me for collaborations and I was nominated for my first ever award.

Thunder and Threads has grown and grown since, alongside my several social media platforms. Winning Company Magazine's 'Best International Blogger' award in 2014 was a milestone, as it was then I took the leap to leave my retail job and jump into blogging full-time.

I've recently completed a BA degree in 'Visual Culture' at the National College of Art and Design. My focus areas included fashion history, contemporary art, feminism, social media activism and art philosophies. The education and skills I gained from my degree are invaluable and will no doubt further improve this blog as the years go on.

Additional related experience also includes a degree in Fashion Styling from the LA College of Creative Arts (2014), a Pro Artistry Makeup Diploma from Make Up For Ever (2011), work placement in Newbridge Silverware's Museum of Style Icons (2016), interning at various PR companies (Thinkhouse, Hunter Communications) and working as a sales assistant in Urban Outfitters (Dublin and central London).

Thunder and Threads features a multitude of subjects but key topics include: fashion, beauty, travel, lifestyle, feminism, mental health, opinion pieces and culture.


Fashion: ASOS, Topshop, GAP, Missguided, Boohoo, Primark, Urban Outfitters, New Look, River Island, Warehouse, H&M, American Apparel, Motel Rocks, Dolls Kill, Marks & Spencer, Miss Selfridge, Rokit Vintage, Killstar, JD Sports, Dr Martens, Public Desire, Daniel Footwear, Jeffrey Campbell, Bershka, Dr Denim, Forever 21, French Connection, Reiss, Etsy, Underground, Sunglass Hut, Alex and Ani, Vagabond, Iron Fist, Regal Rose, Paul's Boutique, Specsavers, Gypsy Warrior.

Beauty: Urban Decay, Smashbox, MAC, Benefit, Lush, The Body Shop, Clarins, Boots, YSL, Wet 'N' Wild, Make Up For Ever, Rimmel, Nuxe,  NYX, The Balm, Mixa, Nails Inc, Maybelline, Eyeko, Glossy Box, Kiehl's, The Ordinary, Essie, Blank Canvas Cosmetics, Lancome, Too Faced, Garnier, Armani, Soap & Glory, Therapie Clinic.

*Please note that from June 2017 onwards, Thunder and Threads won't feature any beauty brands that currently test on animals. This applies to all of my social media platforms too.

Miscellaneous: Airbnb, Vodafone Centre Stage, Three Ireland, Reading Festival, Interrail Europe, Tate, Innocent Smoothies, eBay, Optilase, Electric Picnic, Download Festival, Universal, Canon, Heinz, Penguin Books, Surf, Happy Plugs, Ritz, O2 UK, Body & Soul Festival, Yes Equality, Amazon Prime.