The Bikini πŸ‘™ – Love It Not Loathe It

The humble bikini it can be your summer best friend I promise. No matter what your shape and size there is a two piece out there for you. Let me tell you more….

Of course there are also some wonderful one piece swimming costumes and the choice these days is huge – they certainly don’t have to feel frumpy and matronly. Yet for me the bikini holds some special magic and here’s why:

You don’t get as hot and sweaty as in a one piece

There are so many more styles to choose from

You get to show off more of your wonderful body (and yes all our bodies are wonderful)

You get to feel free

There can be less tan lines

They’re super glamorous and when you get it right, make you feel amazing

So how to get it right? Well firstly let me be quite clear. There are no rules here. This is YOUR choice. Bugger the don’t wear a bikini because I’m this size, had babies, over 30, too fat, too thin malarkey. No. If you want to wear one, wear one. And the one you wear needs to make you feel comfortable and glamorous.

For some of us, this does require a bit of work and adjustment to the mind set. If the bikini fills you with dread here are some steps to take. Try on different styles until you find one that makes you happy. Like I said there are no rules. I’m not going to say if you have massive knockers only go for underwired supportive jobs. Nope. If you want to show of those glorious assets in a triangle top then do it!

Equally if you have small boobs (like me) don’t feel you need to add padding (unless you want to of course) and don’t be scared of more revealing tops. All boobs are beautiful in all their many variations of shapes and sizes πŸ‘™πŸ˜Š

Bottom wise, high waisted are super flattering on most figures and have a fun retro feel but can make you quite hot πŸ₯΅

However my go to bikini happy place is a triangle string. I find them super comfy and versatile (easy to make strapless if you tie the neck string round the back). New Look always have a great selection at super prices πŸ™Œ

Halter necks are also very glam, and bottoms can come at a variety of waist shapes and styles. Don’t think the Brazilian or thong shapes are just for 20 something bums. Nope. They can be for you too. Have a play in the dressing room and see what works for you.

Also think about accessories. They can totally add to your glamorous beach look and give you more confidence. Try a pretty sarong, scarf, or kaftan.

Add a hat, bracelet, earrings, turban or headwrap. Just like for any other outfit you can dress bikinis up or down πŸ€—

No for the harder bit. The mindset. We have it drummed into us from such a young age that we have to be bikini perfect to wear one. Magazines, tv, insta and models all looking slim, toned and airbrushed to shit. None of this is real. Repeat now – none of this is real!!!!

Bodies cone in all shapes and sizes. And our own bodies change over time. They are meant to. We are not meant to look cryogenically frozen for all eternity. They are meant to move, wobble, dimple and be strong. They also look totally different depending on how we move, stand, and sit. Depending on what we eat, whether we have our period or not and so many other factors. This is normal.

Of course we should look after ourselves ,eat well, exercise and moisturise, but as part of our normal routine. We should not have to change the way we look to put on a bikini.

If you think this, then you need to have a social media cull. You need to have a feed that shows you real women, different shapes and sizes and different ideas. Some great instagram accounts to follow (if you don’t already) and that continue to inspire me with bikini and body love are below:

@stylemesunday

@theslumflower

@rubyrare

@thefttimes

@sulkydollstyling

@womenwithsparkle

@livethreesixty

@myageisirrelvant

@astridiwantyouinmylife

All these women are bad ass queens who rocked the shit out of there bikinis this summer. Like me they still have body hang ups sometimes. Some of us are further along our self love and body acceptance journey than others. But all of them love their bodies for what they are, and celebrate them for their uniqueness.

So I hope this post inspires you to get that bikini on and make some memories. The kids are not going to see a wobbly belly, they will see their mum having a wonderful time with them on the beach. And your mates, partner and anyone else who sees you will think, wow 😲 look at that babe rocking her own unique summer vibe πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘™

Most of my bikinis here are ages old so I’ve had a quick scout on two of my favourite high street brands (New Look and ASOS) for some inspo available below. Good luck and remember how beautiful you are πŸ˜˜πŸ‘™

Big love Jules xx

Ibiza Stories – Part 1p

 

I first went to Ibiza in 1992. I was 14 and it changed me forever. So what’s all the fuss about this tiny little Island in the Med? Well let me tell you ……

I was already a teen with a love for fashion, an eye for difference, and ears for dance music, and this trip in 1992 was the start of a lifelong love affair with the White Isle.

We stayed at the now infamous Jet apartments on Playa D’En Bossa and I remember the smell of the sea and fried squid  the feeling of the white washed beach with sand so hot it burnt my toes. This famous beach was much quieter then than it is now, and for our holiday my younger brother and I ran free, in and out of that shimmering sea and our hotel pool, grabbing a Fanta and a bag of Spanish Lays crisps when we were hungry.

Then as the sun went down some magical happened. The night was flooded with the beautiful sound of electronic beats, melodic and chilled symphonies as the sun set against the most beautiful rocky landscape. It felt like we were waking up the islands afternoon seista and as a call to get ready for the night ahead.

Then the beats got louder. The heavy housey bass drifted across our apartments from Space (now Hi Ibiza) like the pied piper of fun. I remember going for dinner and drinks in Ibiza Town with my family. The ancient cobbled streets of Dalt Vila were glittering with sequins and fairy lights. The clubbers, heading towards Pacha (the oldest club on the island)  were the most glamerous creatures I had even seen. Drag Queens with the biggest hair, longest eyelashes, highest heels and sparkliest jewels tottered along laughing, singing, and dancing down the street. I want to be part of this my teenage brain said to myself.

And I wasn’t the only one. It seems Ibiza has always been magical. People have to be drawn to this place since ancient times. From the Phoenicians, the Romans, and the Moors, right the way through to contemporary counter cultures and creatives of the 19th and 20th centuries. Ibiza, with its breath taking beauty, natural rocky landscape, white washed sandy coves and sparkling pink salt flats, has provided a perfect stop in the Mediaterrain between Europe and the East.  This continued into the mid-20th century on the famous hippy trail from Goa, where many settled to create an alternative natural lifestyle of mindfulness and fun. This laid back alternative way of living, with freedom and creativity and acceptance, still runs through the Islands veins today.

So what’s with the music? Ibiza is the capital of the dance music world but why? A combination of the artistic milieu of Avant guard artists, musicians, thinkers and exciles of the 20th century, and the 60’s hippy legacy of outside parties, drums, dancing and trance, combined with hullanciangenics, inspirational landscapes, and stunning sunsets was the perfect back drop to develop an already emerging dance music scene across Europe and North America in the 80s. 

The 70’s had already seen the first clubs Pacha and Ku (now Privilege) set up in old Fincas (Spanish country houses) and their surrounding outside spaces, and had shortly turned in to the most glamerous places to be seen at in the Mediterranian. Hosting parties and celebs from across the globe.

Then in 1987 a group of British DJ’s travelled to the Island to celebrate a birthday. Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling and Johnny Walker and Nicky Holloway were convinced by another DJ friend working on the Island to go the legendary Amnesia. They  were blown away by a combination of ecstasy euphoria and the outside ambience of this iconic night club. Like my night in in Ibiza town, they were mesmerised by hypnotic dance tracks and beautiful creatures on the dance floor. They took the whole experience back to the UK and the Baleric inspired acid house was born in what cultural historians now refer to as the second summer of love.

So this explosion of electronic music and hedonism would change the dance music scene worldwide for ever. And it had by the time of my first visit in 1992. Fast forward to the early 90s and the British Rave Culture that had developed out of Acid House s was in full swing, and for me stories of secret parties somewhere off the M25 were whispered on the wind frequently. As legendary DJ Carl Cox famously said ‘The Rave scene was all about not being inside clubs’ (* Helen Donlon, Shadows Across the Moon) Alcohol had been replaced by energy drinks and ecstasy, and the backdrop of warehouses, factories, and beautiful English countryside set an atmospheric party palace for the outside revellers.  Ibiza, alongside the UK was producing some of the most sounds, DJs and producers.

Today the super clubs rein, with superstar DJs from across the globe flying in for the season. Some say some of the magic has gone as commercial and mainstream has caught on to this special place.

I don’t think it has. Yes it’s busier, more expensive and a huge spectacle at the height of summer. But you don’t have to go far to find old fincas, nature reserve, Spanish markets and untouched natural beauty.

So it often surprises me, and pisses me off, when people express a view of Ibiza as trashy, tacky and and full of trouble. And it’s clear a lot of these people has never been. The media have painted a picture of alcohol and drug fuelled teens partying, shagging, and fighting their way around the island. Well to some extent that’s true. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t a party capital, it is. Decadence, indulgence, and pleasure come hand in hand – particular once the sun goes down.  But  so what? So what if party people want to let their hair down and be free. Ibiza has always had a history of artistic creativity, bohemian acceptance and the Avant Guard sticking two fingers up to the establishment. The British media have a massive issue with anyone who doesn’t conform, likes having fun,  and challenges the status quo. All of that and more is Ibiza. 

 For me it’s home. A place where everyone can be who they like, no judgement, no expectations, you can just be you. Ibiza calls to me every spring like she’s waking up. The almond blossoms beginning to open up, and warm breezes and melodic beats fill my ears waking me up for the summer. It marks the part of the year when I feel most alive.

So do go explore and fall in love with this special place. I’ll be writing more about my Iberian adventures this summer, with fashion, parties, food and top places to visit.

 Big love Jules x

Summertime Madness and the Insta Funk

Hello πŸ‘‹

It’s been a while. I thought I should get my arse into gear and back to the the blog. Truth is I’ve been busy. We are all busy I know, it just feels like life has been on overdrive since the new year. My new favourite name for myself in mocking terms of course is #busybitch she’s too busy to call, make plans, and as my friend Amy says, too busy to shit πŸ˜‚ so yeah I’ve been busy babes. But not too busy for a selfie 🀳 πŸ˜†

Truth is you find time to blog sometimes, and other times you don’t right. Blogging isn’t my job so sometimes it does have to take a back seat. So thanks for being patient you lovely lot.

I’ve also had somewhat of an insta and blogging funk. Questioned what it’s all about/for/blah blah blah and if I’m being brutal, also questioning my own practice, inspiration and reach. There is so much sameness, competition, bitchiness, falseness and comparison on here that at times it’s overwhelming so I took a conscious step back. Whilst I love chatting shit about clothes and listening to others do the same, the amount of people I actually want to listen to is diminishing. And what do I want to write about and share? I’m not sure? Latest trends? Styling tips? It all seems a bit wanky at the moment.

So until I get my blogging mojo back I thought I’d share some of my summer madness tips because they make me happy and I hope they make you smile too 😁 that’s why I write this. To share my thoughts, creative musings, inspiration and positivity as well as interact with other like minded women like you.

A self confessed creature of the sun, the summer is my favourite time of year, a time when I do indeed go a bit more bonkers with the styling. It’s about fun, frivolousness, glamour, creativity, and total and utter sun unashamed sun worship 😎 so here is my summer madness shit to wear and love πŸ’— happy sun seeking 🌞

1 Kimono πŸ‘˜

Not just beach cover up oh no. These beautiful garments can be just as fab dressed with jeans and heels as over a bikini. Short, long, and differing prints. This lace one was from a market in Ibiza and is a firm fave.

2 Crazy Vintage Prints

Er yes please to Pucci esque psychedelia

3 Trackie Top Innit

I cannot get enough of retro trackers. Great lightweight jacket. I like to wear mine with heels πŸ‘ 

4 Daisy Duke

I recently heard that denim cut offs should never be worn by women over 30. What utter bollocks. And here I show you why πŸ‘Š

5 Lumo Heels

I’ve gone for green but also have pink and yellow too πŸ™Œ

6 Glitter Maxi

Because it will make you feel like a million dollars. Hint – get a leg spilt for ease of movement and dancing πŸ’ƒ

7 Slip Dress

Super sexy and perfect to dress up or down. Loads of gorgeous bias cut ones on the high street at the moment (Topshop in particular) this one is 70s vintage.

8 Head Wrap

This gorgeous print and design is from London based Teiko Dorner. Half head wrap and super easy to knot. Perfect cover up for hot days

9 Wide Leg

Or culottes. Super stylish, cool and effortless. These are Zara.

10 A Line is the Best Line

Finally my favourite dress in the whole world. 70s style white work Ibiza number which I live in during the summer. Smock dresses and A line look fab with bare feet, sandals, or a pretty high wedge.

Winter: Survive or Thrive?

‘Jules, you need to find things that you like about winter’ a lovely and well meaning friend said to me a week or so ago on yet another of my rants about being cold, tired, and generally pissed off that I’m missing the sun.

‘Er Christmas?’ I said. And that was all I had. ‘I really don’t think there is anything I like about the winter.’ Where my friend is from they have proper winters. Winters that are in the double minus figures for months. Winters that make ours look, well, a bit pathetic really. My friend told me that winter can fuck with your head. Some people lose their shit in the cold and dark where he is from and shoot themselves 😳 so I think he wants me to get a winter hobby and get happy πŸ˜‚ So whilst I haven’t totally lost the plot, or considered a gun yet, I have really thought about our conversation.

I’m a creature of summer. Most happy found skipping barefoot and denim short clad outside, preferably near or on a beach.

But I live in Britain. For the moment at least, and do I really want to write off at least half of the year in my search and longing for sunnier times, and hotter temperatures? I need to take action, so I thought long and hard about how I felt about winter and how I can help myself to stop being a seasonal grump. I also consulted some well known authorities on handling winter, keeping well physically and mentally, and most importantly having some much needed fun πŸ‘Š

In doing so I’ve come up with Jules’ Winter Survive or Thrive guide to not losing your shit when it’s cold and dark. And whilst I’ll still struggle to compose a list of things I love about this season, I’m slowly changing my attitude, and my mardy winter face is a smiling that little bit more 😁

1: Get Lit

It’s all about the light girl, you need those sun rays and the lack of vitamin D this time of year has massive impact on our health and wellbeing. Moods, energy, skin, and immunity are all affected. Answer? Grab any natural sunlight you can. Get out, preferably before midday and don’t wear a factor, just soak it up. Alternatively get yourself a light therapy box (check out amazon and eBay) and a vit D supplement. Fake it till we make it to proper sunshine.

And don’t forget the evenings when a string of fairy lights, some scented candles and a touch of neon will make it super cozy innit πŸ™Œ

2: Get Fresh

Fresh air babes in all its forms. Come rain and shine you need to get out and breathe. Central heating is drying and stuffy and a blast of the elements, as well as moving your body, helps us to stop feeling tired and sluggish. Get outside at least once a day no matter what the weather πŸ‘Š

3: Head set and slow down

Whilst we can’t hibernate for the winter (if only) I’m learning to lean into it and try to slow down. I’m terrible for feeling guilty about just doing nothing, or resting. I should be doing, making, helping, fixing. Actually no babes you should be resting hon. Don’t be a dick and help everyone else before you help yourself.

4: Eat Right

Simples really. You are what you eat. Eat shit and you’ll feel like shit. A wonderful blogger mate of mine Sally Aka @womenwithsparkle has taught me to consider everything that passes my lips. That’s not to say I’ll deprive myself of treats and guilty pleasures, but I’ll understand what and why I’m eating.

Is it nutritious? Is it going to boost and help me? Or am I just eating it just because it’s gorgeous and satisfying? All valid, but it’s important to think and understand what our bodies need and want this time of year.

Eating less is not an option. We need calories for warmth and well-being. Eat more but eat well. Fill up on hearty wholesome soups, casseroles and stews. Fearne Cottons Cook Happy Cook Healthy has some great family tested recipes that satisfy even the most fussiest of eaters.

5: Get the Gear

Seriously, winter sucks even more when you’re friggin freezing right?! Invest in some great outerwear and be practical about what you need for your lifestyle. Also think about thermals (my winter best friends) which layer up perfectly underneath but are also super cozy for lounging. They don’t have to be costly. Good old M&S have some great therms.

Oh and all the faux fur and animal print babes. Style and warmth. You go this! Inspo? Prentend you’re a Viking πŸ˜‚

6: Get It On

Have sex. It keeps you warm, makes you smile, is great exercise and it’s something to do on the dark nights innit πŸ˜‚

7: Colour Me Good

Greyness. Thats what kills our mojos this time of year. Combat they grey days and dark nights with colour.

Colour had a huge effect on our moods and colour therapy is real. Give it a try!

8: Making Plans

This is time to plan. I’ve learnt for me that winter is not a natural time to be super productive, and where I can control what i do I try to slow down. Instead of pushing myself to do loads in the evening when I’m on my knees and thinking of my bed, I try making plans, lists and projects. Plotting and scoping or starting things off, rather than rushing to complete.

Remember that this includes fun stuff like outings with friends, holidays, date nights, and time on your own. I’m still learning with this, and have to remind myself it’s ok to stop and rest. Plus I’ve started planning g and saving for the summer πŸ€—

9: Nap Club

Babes you need sleep. Sleep when you can. Lie in or go to bed early. Take a nap on a day off if it’s possible. Sleep when the kids sleep. Our bodies recharge, heal and detox when we are sleeping. Charging up those batteries ready for the longer days of spring and summer to come.

We can cope with all that winter throws at us if we get enough sleep. Don’t feel guilt about saying no, turning down or nailing out. An early quiet night is what you need sometimes.

10: Layer Cake

Don’t hide away those dreamy summer numbers. No babes layer them up!

I for one get as bored as f*ck T wearing a winter uniform of jeans, big jumpers and skirts with black opaque tights. Instead I’m bringing in summer numbers but layering with turtle necks, thermals and a ton of attitude πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘Š

So there we have it. I’m still learning but trying to embrace all that is winter. Pretending you’re a Viking, sleeping more, eating more, candles, lights, and more sex. It’s growing on me a little πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

Big love Jules (MotherWithStyle)

xxx

Always Fabulous: An Interview with Yvonne Telford

I first met Yvonne in a South London pub at a Lucky Things meet up. Greeted with a huge smile and confident big brown eyes, I liked her immediately.

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Yvonne is the mastermind behind the brand Kemi Telford. Known for empowering slogan tees and super hot but practical women’s clothing, Yvonne has developed a fashion power house. But what makes her so special? Yvonne really and truly believes in herself, her brand, and her vision, and despite a few wobbles has totally stayed in her lane. It’s paid off. Kemi Telford is going from strength to strength as more women discover the style, comfort, and uniqueness of her designs.

I love Yvonne collections as she combines beautiful fabrics with practicality and comfort. Inspired by her Nigerian heritage, Yvonne encourages women to own their look and not be afraid to stand out and use their clothes to express themselves. This really resonated with me, my style, and the whole ethos behind my Mother With Style blog. After becoming a mother I totally lost my mojo. A combination of exhaustion, hormones, body changes, and media pressures made me feel shit. Yvonne has designed beautiful clothes that empower and make you feel fabulous, but are also practical and wearable for busy women.

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Yvonne kindly agreed to let me in to a few secrets about herself and her business. So here is a little interview with this total babe and mum boss.

What inspired you to start Kemi Telford?

My daughters challenged me to start Kemi Telford. I was a stay at home mother for over 7 years. All they saw me do were the housework and caring for the family. These are all great things but I did not want them to grow up thinking that is the only role a woman plays in her life.

What is the best thing about working for yourself?

Working for myself is hard work but it gives me flexibility.

What is the hardest thing about running your own business?

For me, the hardest thing about running my business is lack of balance in regards to working hours. I never seem to stop.

Where do get ideas and inspiration to inform your designs?

The actual designs are simple but the fabrics we use are bold. The inspiration behind the boldness of the fabric comes from Nigeria where people are not afraid to take up their space through the clothes they wear.

What item can you not leave the house without?

My phone and keys.

What is in the current contents of your handbag?

Phone, tissue paper, wallet, and keys.

What would you say is the hardest working item of clothing in your wardrobe and why?

I don’t have any because I only buy what I know will be worn.

Heels or flats? Can you choose?

Flats. My busy lifestyle has banished me to wearing flats only.

You’re a busy mum of two gorgeous girls, what is your go to look when you are short of time?

When I am feeling overwhelmed or short of time, I ask my daughters and husband for help. Right now, my daughters are at a stage where they are able to help me.

Any tips of what to do when you are feeling far from fabulous?

Wear beautiful clothes and listen to great music. Music in particular changes everything.

What a legend she is! Please check out her Instagram feed and website for a visual feast of wonderful designs.

http://www.kemitelford.com

@kemitelford

#kemitelford #sloganwithmeaning #womeninfashion #womeninbusiness

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Fashion with a Conscience

I love beautiful things. Who doesn’t? But recently I have been thinking a lot about some of my beautiful things, more specifically my wardrobe. Where’s it from? Do I wear it? Do I need it? How was it made? Where was it made?

Following some recent collaborations with ethically centred brands, and Inspired by a recent visit to the V&A Fashioned From Nature exhibition I’ve decided to write a post on how we can make small or big changes (depending on your means and circumstances) to support a more ethical approach to fashion. With some surprising and stylish results like these sustainable fabric high tops from Nike.

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Shall I start by explaining what I mean by ethical fashion? I don’t want to split hairs or sound condescending, but I think it’s helpful to clarify what I mean, and give some context so I can explain some of my choices. Ethical fashion is an overarching term used to describe an approach to fashion life cycles that addresses negative impact on the external world. Phew, that was a mouthful so in real terms it means looking at fashion at design, production, retail, purchasing and disposal in an ethical way. The term covers cover a wide range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, environmental & sustainably, and animal welfare.

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Real fur has many alternatives and not just the expected. This Jean Gaultier dress is made entirely from beads, I kid you not!

But for me this also goes far wider. I’m not an Instagram wanker and I don’t purport to be some big fashion blogger I’m just Jules, who likes chatting shit about clothes and sharing ideas and inspiration with other like minded women. So for me fashion with ethics also means a sense of responsibility when I post and share my outfits and ideas.

  1. It really is what I am wearing or what I would actually wear IRL
  2. Its is affordable and accessible (you won’t find much expensive clobber on here – soz)
  3. Its from a brand/person who (as far as I am aware at least) adheres to the same ethical standards as me
  4. I actually really love it

I feel particularly strongly about B . Affordability. I hate the idea of anyone feeling shit about themselves because they can’t afford the latest trend, object of lust etc. Most of us have bills to pay and kids to feed before we make our next shiny sequined purchase. That said it is possible (see many previous posts) to wear what you love on pretty much a shoe string, albeit it takes some time and effort. With a limited clothes budget I spend wisely, and proudly build my collection up with second hand clothes. When I buy new I invest in hardwearing high street separates, or support smaller clothing brands.

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Brand like Familyhood (self love tee above)!whose empowering slogans, tight business ethics, Β and sustainable fabrics win hands down on my book.

I’m also not suggesting that you stop ever buying new things, use rock crystal deodorants and live off grid – unless you want to of course! So there you have it. That’s Fashion with Ethics by Jules! So now for some handy hints and information on how I approach this minefield

  1. re-use and rarely buy new –Β  I donate & sellΒ  preloved items

Shop my own wardrobe (change seasonally & Fix and revamp)

Charity shops

Clothes swaps

Preloved & vintage sales

Ebay and Depop

Boot fairs

Borrowing off my mates (and family)

Flog my stuff second hand or donate to causes

  1. I try to think. I know that sounds bloody obvious but how many times do we rush out and buy something new without stopping to think is it ethically produced? Do I know where the fabrics are from, how it made and is the reason its super cheap? Whilst our budgets and time are crucial factors in our decision making, By pausing and considering our options and choices we might be able to make a more ethical purchase
  2. I read. If it’s not advertised as being made from sustainable materials it probably isn’t. Look for information on websites and blogs and check garment labels. Climate neutral, organic, season less, ethically sources, are phrases to watch out for that referring to more ethical textiles and production practices.

So there you go. We can make a difference. We can have an impact by where we choose to spend our money and the products we buy.

I hope you find this helpful and are inspired. Below are also some familiar at not so familiar brands to get you going.

Lots of love Jules x

  • Asos recycled Denim
  • Asos Eco Edit
  • H&M Concscious Exclusive
  • Monsoon (committed to ethical trading)
  • Ebay,Depop, Preloved Kilo & Vintage Kilo Sale
  • Kemi Telford
  • FamilyHood
  • Family Merch
  • Stratum London

 

Familyhood : A New Approach to Dressing your Brood

Not long ago I discovered a unique clothing brand with stylish threads for all the family. I’m honoured to be an ambassador for this brand and I’m eager to share with you more about this fab British label who specialise in empowering statement tops.

Familyhood is the baby of mum and designer Stacey Hazell. Like a lot of parents after the birth of her first child she found it hard to find fashionable and ethical clothing for herself and kids. She wanted clothing that was practical and exciting, and stood out from the often bland options on our high street. So she did something about it and Familyhood was born!

Inspired by everyday families, real people and music. Particularly music. Like the Beats International 90s classic Dub be Good to Me Tank Fly tee (worn below twinning with the little dude)

Stacey says ‘Familyhood gets its name from something really important to us, we are hugely inspired by everyday families and as you can tell from our designs, music.’

Music unites and connects and often transcends cultures and backgrounds which Stacey and her team find embracing.

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What I love about this brand is not just the striking and funky designs, but their ethics. All of Stacey’s designs are made from comfortable ethically sourced fair trade or organic cotton. And she also gets all the family on board. This lady is a total mum boss getting everyone involved to make it work. Avoiding traditional fashions seasons, Familyhood encourage short runs of lines, favouring building up a collection of workable pieces suitable for all year round.

I also love that their designs are free from gender and age stereotypes. Giving freedom and neutrality to family dressing.

I’m really honoured to represent a company that has a modern and sustainable approach to fashion, and one that encourages creativity and freedom with how we dress. So take a look πŸ‘€ there’s so much to choose from and all at affordable and real life pricesfamilyhood.bigcartel.com

@familyhood

Jules (MotherWithStyle)#gifted

#familyhood