Today, we are having a treat with an interview with a special lady, who, not busy enough with her young son, also finds the time to be a stylist, presenter and blogger.
Mama Stylista has over 10 years experience in fashion, having worked as a model, fashion
buyer and stylist. Originally from London she now resides in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and son. Mama Stylista is a Fashion Editor at Eastern Suburbs Sydney newspaper Latte Life and a regular contributor at Mums Lounge, Parenting Australia and Leaders in Heels.
It seems that there is no stopping her. Let's hear it from Mama Stylista herself.
Our readers are dying to know more about you! Please tell us about MamaStylista.
I have a background in fashion but somehow I ended up in corporate sales. After having my son my whole outlook changed, I wanted to have a creative outlet preferably back in fashion. The ‘Mama Stylista' blog was born in May 2012. I blog about all things fashion and my journey as a mum.
What was your greatest challenge and how did you meet it?
My greatest challenge has been having my son. It is without a doubt the hardest job I have ever done but also the most rewarding. He has completely turned my life upside down. I try and do the best I can for him every day. Everything I am doing in my life now is a result of having him. He makes me want to be the best person I can be.
Who has had the most influence on you in fashion?
Wow that’s a tough one. Growing up in London I developed a unique sense of style because everyone wanted to stand out and be original. Over the years my style has turned into a more classic look. I know what suits me and I stick to it. No-one has really influenced me per se but I think Kate Moss is one person that everyone looked to for inspiration at one stage.
You certainly look very stylish and elegant on your photos. Can you share your best style tip with us?
My best style tip is blazers! I am obsessed with blazers and have such a big collection. I live in them! They instantly update an outfit and can completely change your whole look.
Well, I certainly agree with you on blazers. I have a fairly good selection of blazers and jackets myself. What do you see as the next hot trend in fashion?
All white, monochrome, metallics, graphic prints, cobalt and pencil skirts are all still big trends for Spring/Summer 2013. (I’m in Australia).
There seems to be a trend for everyone this year. Who do you think is currently the most glamorous or stylish woman and why?
At the moment my most glamorous and stylish woman is a hybrid between Olivia Palermo, Nicole Richie and Duchess Kate. They always look effortlessly chic! Always! I also love Iman the original supermodel, she to me personifies elegance and sophistication.
Thank you Mama Stylista for sharing your insight in fashion and new trends with us. You certainly have your finger on the sartorial pulse.
If you wish to know more about Mama Stylista, please visit her website http://www.mamastylista.com/
This post was originally published on 17/5/13
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