Get to know – Sapphiroula Pelecas
This week we want to highlight the Brisbane based influencer and model Sapphiroula Pelecas, also known as The Blonde Republic. With a gorgeous sense of style and a belief to always stay true to yourself, she’s a real inspiration!
Sapphiroula describes herself as sweet, fun and weird. She also claims to be a self-confessed shopaholic that plans her life around outfits. Her personal style changes depending on her moods, but usually she would describe it as girly with a bit of an edge. Fashion has been an interest of hers for as long as she can remember.
– I used to draw fashion designs from the age of 10. I still have them, haha!
Sapphiroula thinks that you can find inspiration from everywhere — from the streets of Paris to pictures on Pinterest. She has two style icons that she gets inspired by which are Kourtney Kardashian and Desi Perkins. Simply by how effortless their style is.
When it comes to style tips, Sapphiroula believes that the most important thing is to be true to who you are because your style is an expression of who you are. She also likes to mix bargains with big brands for a unique style. Her favorite accessory she says is her engagement ring and Cartier bracelet. These two pieces she never takes off. One thing she would never wear however is Crocs…
Sapphiroula was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, also known as the Sunshine State. She thinks what’s unique about the Australian style is the lack of winter.
– Australia never really gets cold, especially not Queensland. We have a summer/resort vibe all year round.
Although Australia and Sweden might have their differences when it comes to style, she thinks that the iDeal Of Sweden products fit the Australian style amazingly.
– Marble is huge right now, and anything that’s pretty and summery really fits in. I really love all the cases, but my favorite is Magnolia Stripes.
We asked Sapphiroula about her favorite places in Brisbane. The best shopping she thinks you’ll find at James Street. Nodo is her favorite brunch spot, which is a café that serves amazing breakfast, and are also famous for their Instagram friendly donuts. For dinner, Sapphiroula prefers the restaurant, Julius, where you find the best pizza in Brisbane! If you want to get some drinks she thinks that Defiant Duck is the best place to go. Here, you can find cocktails such as “It’s Candy Time,” “New Fashion Pirate” and “Duckatini”.
When it comes to Sapphiroula Instagram, she describes it as a fashion and travel destination. Her best tips on how to think when planning your Instagram posts is to stay true to yourself and your style and to share what you love. She believes that its possible for anyone to make a career out of a hobby if you truly love and are passionate about what you’re doing.
– If you work hard and are determined you can make a career out of it.
Sapphiroula also believes in the power of the universe and that what you give is what you get back tenfold.
– Therefore, always be kind to people and always stay true to yourself. I also believe if you want something bad enough you can manifest it.
iDeal Of Sweden wishes Sapphiroula good luck in the future and are also looking forward to meeting her in person at our release event in Brisbane later on this spring.