Jump For Joy

For the first time ever, Royal Ascot’s prohibitive dress code allowed race goers to wear jumpsuits.  For a traditional event to allow this style of clothing shows how far the humble jumpsuit has come in its fashion trajectory.  We didn’t go to Ascot this year, but that won’t stop us planning our Ascot outfit for next … Continue Reading

Missoni Mayhem

If you hadn’t already noticed, we love Missoni.  And it turns out that we are not alone in our obsession for this brand – which is jam-packed full of eclectic colours and crazy prints.  They have a unique ability to put together colour combinations and prints that, on paper, should be ghastly, but in reality are … Continue Reading

Top Investment Shoes

On photo shoots, there are always a few key pieces that rear their pretty little heads with noticeable consistency.  Whether it is make up essentials from the make up artist, or the hairdresser’s key ‘go-to products’ – we have noticed that there are key bits and bobs that are always present.  The same goes for … Continue Reading

Workout With A Bump

Whilst pregnant with my third baby Darcy, I decided to join the gym at 8 months pregnant, in a moment of pregnancy craziness.  It was mostly for the amazing spa that is located in the gym, but I did suddenly have the urge to feel fitter and generally do a bit of exercise.  This was … Continue Reading

Mama’s Going Out for Easter

Yes, yes it is still freezing, and the snow has frozen any hint of daffodils… But it’s Easter soon, which means spring has sprung and that means that summer is just around the corner!  It is never too early to look for lovely party looks that can be worn in those sultry summer evenings in … Continue Reading

Why Trousers Do the Talking at BonMarche

We both live in trousers.  Whether the humble jean, the capri pant, the boyfriend camo trousers, or a good legging – trousers are an essential part of our “mum uniform” here at NotSuchAModelMum.   The unpresuming trouser may have started in a man’s world, but they have certainly made their home in a woman’s wardrobe. We … Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

So, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and whether it’s your first one or you are a Mother’s Day veteran, there’s something for us all in this gift guide.  That would explain why we both look so happy in these pics!  So, hubbies take note and, if said hubbies don’t deliver the goods (!)…then … Continue Reading

We are Women, Right?!

We have just skidded our way home in the snow from the brilliant Facebook breakfast, celebrating both ‘International Women’s Day’ and also, the centenary of women being able to vote.  It was an incredible morning that was jam-packed full of incredibly inspirational, strong women: from Samantha Morton & Kanya King (founder of the MOBO Awards) … Continue Reading

My Maternity Must-Haves Part 1

With this pregnancy being my third one, you would think that I would be a maternity wear expert by now!  If only it was that simple.  With every pregnancy and year that passes, I have found that both my style and body shape have adjusted, and that this affects not only what I want to … Continue Reading

A Christmas Jumper for Life

Okay, so I am writing this blog post whilst sitting in A&E with my two year old asleep on my lap, and waiting for the doctor to stitch the large cut above his eye… that’s the life of a mum of three boys.  Instead of worrying about the cut (he fell off a stool and … Continue Reading