Interview with Liz Houghton OBE, one of the founders of Mint Velvet

Some of the best ideas are thought up around a kitchen table with a good old cup of tea, and that’s exactly how trio Liz Houghton, Jane Rawlings, and Lisa Agar Rea, created Mint Velvet.  They all had similar backgrounds in fashion, and have managed to develop Mint Velvet into a well loved British brand with a … Continue Reading

An Interview with a SuperMum

One of the biggest joys of working on NotSuchAModelMum is not only discovering brilliant brands that have been set up by mums,  but also meeting those ‘supermums’ behind the businesses.  We have always dressed our kids in Sunuva Swimwear, as we love both the cool designs and the UV protection in them, and, now, thanks … Continue Reading

Election Fun 2017

There are multi-tasking mamas, and then there are multi-tasking mamas with their names on our ballot boxes.  Louise Rountree is one of the latter.  A former lawyer and lobbyist, Louise is mum to three brilliant boys, and is now in the running to become an MP as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Chelsea and Fulham.  Not … Continue Reading

Silken Favours

One of the greatest blessings from working in the fashion industry has been the truly eclectic mix of people we have met and been lucky enough to develop great friendships with.  As mere minnows grappling with the world of castings, options, and go sees, the modelling world can very, very cold and cut-throat.  We truly believe that it … Continue Reading

The Good Web Guide Interview with NotSuchAModelMum

 Check out fashionable parenting on Instagram in the company of friends Jessica and Caroline.  Friends Jessica Arora and Caroline Barton met on the Parisian modelling circuit trudging from casting to casting fourteen years ago. They now have five children between them and have set up a fashion, lifestyle and mum blog NotSuchAModelMum. They were recently featured on @boden_clothing’s Instagram feed and site. … Continue Reading

NotSuchAModelMum Interview by Boden

It’s Valentine’s Day with a difference. We asked best pals and business partners Jessica and Caroline from @notsuchamodelmum to let us in on the secret to great style and lasting friendship in our Palentine’s Day shoot special. Who needs cards when you can have cashmere instead?

Our Amazing Cashmere Discovery

I love interiors.  It is as simple as that…And I have found as I get older, that whilst cheap fashion interiors serve a purpose – there comes a time when it pays to invest in good quality interior accessories and homeware, which not only last – but also age well over time.  With this in mind, … Continue Reading

Sally Kindberg, Children’s Book Author & Illustrator Extraordinaire!

I am sure that we all have a “Comic Strip History of Space” or the “Comic Strip Big Fat Book of Knowledge” at home that we read to the kids, or we’ve drawn with our kids in her brilliant “Draw It” series of books, published by Bloomsbury. The wonderfully funny and informative illustrations in these books … Continue Reading