Mum Must Haves! From stylish baby bag backpacks to winged eyeliner...•
Posted on October 09 2018
I’m a baby & kids fashion stylist and editor. So I style shoots for brands and magazines and write baby/mama style pages for mags. Then there’s The Little Stylist my website/blog/instagram I launched earlier this year! It’s my third baby. My other 2 are Isabella, 4 and Jesse, 2 and we all live in East London along with my husband!1. Tell us a little bit about you
I’ve worked in fashion/magazines for 17 years. I started on teen mag Sugar as a Fashion Assistant when I was 18-years-old! I worked in women's fashion (on mags and as a freelance stylist) for years but made the decision to focus on baby/kids/mama around 4 years ago. It’s a booming, fun, inspiring market and I love it!2. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m from Lancashire and I was desperate to move to London and work on a magazine for as long as I can remember.3. What inspired you to get into styling / blogging / media?
It’s a total juggle. My daughter just started school and my son goes to nursery 3 days a week (then my mum/MIL help out too - my mum travels down from Lancashire every few weeks to stay - I love it when she’s here, she makes me calm) so on those days it starts with the drops. My husband works long hours so weekday childcare is 95% down to me. Then I start my working day. I usually work from home unless I’m on a shoot or having a meeting with a client/brand/photographer - I usually try to do these first thing (I love a fancy breakfast) so then I can get on with work for the rest of the day. I have a lot of lists but I never get everything done and usually end up working in the evenings/at the weekend. A typical work day could be prepping for or styling a shoot, writing for a mag or working on my website… or, as is often the case, trying to do them all at the same time. Luckily I LOVE what I do so it’s like a hobby as well as a job.4. As a busy mum, how do you manage your day?
I love denim dungarees. Or floaty boho dresses. And I’m obsessed with everything from Doen. I wish they’d get a UK stockist so I could avoid all the shipping charges! And I just ordered some Veja trainers so I imagine I’ll live in them for most of the winter.5. What’s your go-to outfit on days when you don’t know what to wear?
I use Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, I used to do a lot of styling work for the company when I worked in womens and I love their products. And then The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid. I’m trying to take more care of my skin at the moment - I feel like now I’ve hit 35 I need to put a plan in action. I have Skinceuticals facials at Cowshed whenever I can for a good clear out. And I keep reading about Sunday Riley. Desperate to try some of the products.6. What’s your beauty regime like? Any fave / swear by products?
My family7. What 5 things can you not live without?
It’s so hard at first. I remember spending an entire day trying to empty the dishwasher but the baby would cry every time I put her down. But those days don’t last forever. And you will get through it!8. Any tips for new mammas that you’d wish you’d known before?!
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