With Mother’s Day approaching it’s the time of year when mothers are celebrated and honoured for being their extraordinary selves. A day devoted to the most special women in our lives, Parlour X speaks to captivating women in the business of fashion who give us a little insight into motherhood and how their style has adapted. Keep reading if you want to feel moved. Kate Darvill, senior fashion editor of Vogue Australia and mother of five. As mother of two sets of twins and a newborn, Kate Darvill upholds one of the most desirable roles in the industry. Knowing she wanted a big family, Kate share’s what it’s like in the blessed chaos of raising five kids, under five. “I feel like any other mother: some days are easier than others and there are also times when I feel like I’m not coping. While fashion is my job and passion, shopping for myself is not much of a priority for me nowadays as I don’t have the time. I stick to a simple wardrobe of basics that go together easily and am always looking for clothes that help me looking pulled together, but with minimal effort.” Photographed by Nicole Bentley, Vogue Australia. Olivia Bond, private jeweller and mother of two. As a working mother of two, the gemmologist, diamond grader and jewellery valuer tries to find pieces that are comfortable and easy to wear. Citing Loewe as one of her favourite brands, Olivia expresses the value of “pieces that still make me feel chic, comfortable and contemporary”. Photographed by Alice Mahran. Jess Blanch, editor in chief of RUSSH magazine and mother of two. The instrumental force behind RUSSH magazine, Jess Blanch has a distinctly refined and classic approach to personal style. On the cusp of welcoming her second child last year, Parlour X spoke with the editor during our in-boutique sit down and ‘talks’ alongside Candice Lake and Eva Galambos. On the topic of motherhood, style and balancing it all? Jess takes a low-key and relaxed approach, reflective in her personal aesthetic. See more here. Photographed by Kitty Callaghan. Phoebe Burgess, ambassador and mother-of-two. Pieces which function, have versatility and beautiful key styles that will stand the test of time are a must for this dynamic mother of two who spends her days running around after two kids. Phoebe is stylishly ready to go when “adding playful prints and pops colour offers to inject energy into my wardrobe.” See Phoebe’s style in our X-Files shoot here. Sigourney Cantelo, founder of Beauticate and mother-of-two. The beauty entrepreneur lists hardworking, multi-use styles which transition from meeting to school pickup with ease, as essential. Read more about Sigourney’s approach in our recent interview with the founder and editor of Beauticate. Photographed by Alice Mahran for Dior Parfums, with beauty by Jess Diez.
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