School Run Stylish: Sophia M
My mate Sophia is one of those mums that NEVER fails to pull a total look together, any and every day. Since she’s started working at my son’s nursery too, popping my head round her class door for the ‘look of the day’ has been a drop-off highlight.
Unlike a lot of us ex-corporate mums that can struggle to find a new casual, full-time mum style (and hide behind our yoga threads. GUILTY!), she nails a really confident and stylish ‘casual’. This must be largely thanks to her professional background working for some of the coolest UK radio stations.
Click through this image slider for just a week of her day-to-day nursery shift and school run looks (taken on my iPhone at nursery ;) and the low down on Sophia’s fave brands, fave items and a little aspiration to design…
Before moving to Dubai five years ago, Sophie worked on the launch of BBC Radio One’s mighty 1xtra. There she was a Marketing and Events Exec’, who recruited DJs’, organised music events and looked after the featured acts. After that, she held a similar role at GCap (owners of UK radio brands such as CapitalFM and XFM). At GCap she worked with huge artists such as Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey and Rihanna.
Of her daily style, she says lightly, “I’ve always been quite random in my look and not a follower particularly of what might be in the shops. I'm not too bothered about what brands it is, I just have my ideas in my head about what I want to wear and may get inspiration from someone walking down the street or in a magazine.”
On whether her style has changed since having kids Teddy and Persey, she continues ““My accessories end up on my daughter then lost amongst toys in the house so I barely invest anymore and I have such little time in the morning to get ready - even though I barely slept when I was working.
“I used to live in heels, but I just can’t walk in them anymore as its too exhausting and you never know when you may need to carry a small person around for 30mins, across a sandy carpark!” I’m hearing that Sophia!