Summer Dresses in Autumn

We all have a special summer dress that we loathe to shove back into the corner of the wardrobe come autumn.  Summer dressing can be easy in its simplicity and even fun – because what’s better than throwing on your favourite dress and heading out into the sunshine with the kids? Here at NotSuchAModelMum, we love … Continue Reading

Secrets from the Fashion Shoot

Sometimes in life, it is the little things that count.  The night your children sleep through until 7 am; a good cup of coffee; nabbing a bargain on theoutnet.com; a glass of wine with some friends – the list goes on.  This same principle applies to make up tips… sometimes it is the the little … Continue Reading

Missoni Madness

Our love for Missoni knows no bounds, and we are renowned for trawling discount websites for that colourful Missoni piece that will transform our mum wardrobe at a reasonable price.  Still, even at this “reasonable” price, buying anything Missoni is always a special treat, so we can’t justify buying too much of it, even if … Continue Reading

It’s all about the Pleather

“Easy breezy?” “Go to outfit?” “Off duty?” All these phrases make everything sound so simple and straightforward in a world with a mind-boggling array of choices.  We like to keep things simple here at NotSuchAModelMum.  For us, ‘easy breezy’ is pleather, aka plastic leather… Sounds horrific, but hear us out.

Hats for all kinds of Cats

As the last rays of sunlight fade from the remaining days of summer, my thoughts are drawn to one item of clothing that we never seem to wear enough of.  Accessories like belts, jewellery, and bags are always a staple part of one’s summer wardrobe, but what about the humble hat?  And is there a single … Continue Reading

Home from Home Holiday Heaven.

Since moving to Barcelona, and living in what feels like a constant Summer holiday; we decided that this summer it would be fun to take a holiday into our previous lives: in Primrose Hill, London.  Some may think this strange and slightly left-field, perhaps even an odd choice to holiday in our old, normal life … Continue Reading

A Blog Post About What?!

Many people will be surprised to discover that ‘Terry Towelling’ was not just an invention by the ‘Juicy Couture’  design team – and that it was actually first manufactured in the 1800’s.  Whilst the fabric became synonymous with the all-in-one hooded tracksuits of the mid-nineties; it was initially distributed for domestic use, due to its wet-absorbing … Continue Reading