Vicki is a professional blogger with two successful blogs, Honest Mum and Mummy’s Got Style and also works as a model, film director and ambassador for many fashion brands. She has a fabulous sense of style and is a wife to Peter and mum to boys Oliver (5) and Alexander (2). Here’s what she had to say!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bold, vibrant and glam hopefully! I’m definitely a dress girl.
Q: Have you always dressed this way?
A: Yes. I like to add skinny jeans occasionally but I feel more comfortable in a dress day and night. Even as a little girl I loved dresses but mum wasn’t a pink lover so I was in lemon, pastel blue and red. I had a really cool wardrobe as a kid!
Q: How important do you think it is to have style when you’re a mum?
A: It’s important to find your own style and not follow – find what works for you. I go for classics like an animal print or a LBD (little black dress) with some red lipstick as this look never goes out of fashion. The chef, Nigella Lawson says make up is her armor and I absolutely agree and count clothes in that too!
Q: If you have limited time, what are the essentials you do before leaving the house?
A: I always wear eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, powder and bronzer. I have been known to wear my ‘pretend I’m going to the gym’ kit for the school run like a nice Sweaty Betty yoga pants and vest combo with a chic hoody but usually I pull on a day dress as it compliments my figure. I have an hourglass figure and love a tea dress number most days.
Q: Do you think you ‘lose yourself’ when you have kids and if so, how do you stop that happening?
A: I think that saying you lose yourself is rather negative and I like to be positive, but when I had my first baby I definitely lost a lot of confidence after a traumatic birth. I had to redefine who I was as I felt my identity got skewed somewhat. With my second child, I felt empowered, it was a completely different experience as it was a tranquil birth and I had a lot of support around me as we’d moved to live to closer to my family. I did feel putting on my face even when most sleep-deprived with both helped me personally. It gave me the confidence to face the day and concealed my eyebags!
Style-wise I think I became more stylish after kids, once my boys were toddlers and I got my figure back. I bought classic, more expensive piece that were made to last. I mix designer and vintage with high street buys-I love Topshop for cute floral tea dresses and Uniqlo for cashmere jumpers and dresses in the winter.
Q: What are you wearing today? Where is it from?
A: I love Fever London for day or evening dresses (the photo was taken before dinner and cocktails recently)- here I’m wearing a little red number by Fever London with statement (mint and red blooms) necklace by Yosa, whom I’m a brand I’m an ambassador for.
I love bold jewellery, showstopping pieces that add real personality and glamour to any outfit. I find red really empowering too! My fine jewellery is my engagement ring, wedding ring and I have two eternity rings (very lucky) and a sapphire and diamond tennis bracelet my Mum gave me after the birth of my second son, Alexander. Day to day I can’t live without my monochrome Miami bag by Nova Harley, I keep my whole life in it including everything for the kids. I’m proud to be an ambassador and model for this beautiful luxe bag brand too.
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