Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about fashion, especially since fashion month has recently ended and we’ve been bombarded with fashion fashION FASHION for the last few weeks or so all over our instagram feeds. Okay I admit I did take part in the ‘shove it down your throats’ fashion feed content during LFW but at least only for a day or two, or three.. ? My apologies once again. Only because I really do enjoy it though, I love fashion, style, clothing and everything that comes with it. Everything that is except for the fact that it’s just NOT child friendly. Ever since becoming a mum I cant help but feel like our kids just aren’t taken into consideration in the fashion industry, unless it’s a kids brand of course. Take fashion week for example, it’s a slightly mad week, pretty chaotic to say the least and pretty impossible to drag your two year old along with you. I’m talking from experience okay, some of us mums in the fashion world really have no option other than to bring the toddler along with. I learned my lesson fast when Hana decided to throw herself onto the floor amidst a bunch of ‘street style’ posers and have a full on heartbreaking tantrum. Clearly she’d had enough of the pram, the people and the ponce. Who can blame her really? I half wish there was like a kids play area at all the shows and presentations, because technically they don’t last long these shows and if both parent and child were entertained we could be out of there a whole lot quicker, job done! Having said that though I did come across a few FROW’ers this year with babies/toddlers. All seemed to be incredibly well behaved and INCREDIBLY stylish throughout.. they can’t have been real, basically.
Anyway due to the lack of parent consideration at FASHION WEEK I ended up not going to even half of what I was scheduled to, which is a shame really because modest fashion was really quite dominant this year, MAKING IT SO RELEVANT FOR ME TO ATTEND SHIT, RIGHT?????!!!!
By the end of the two days that I managed, I was pretty exhausted and rattled with mum guilt and it just got me thinking. No wonder it’s such a big deal when you find a ‘stylish mum’. How many of you ‘stylish mums’ have had someone gasp when you’ve told them you’re a mum, because ‘you don’t look like one.’ Fashion just ain’t mum friendly. And how will it ever be when we’re yet to find a ‘maternity and breastfeeding’ brand that is anywhere near up to scratch of just the regular high street even?? I know some of you will leave me links to brands that are cool, but lets be real here, theres no comparison and no one would choose to wear that shit if they weren’t pregnant or mums, so what does that tell ya? Basically I’ve had enough of trying to juggle being a mum and being into fashion because for whatever reason those two industries just ain’t mixing well right now. Perhaps I should take my frustration and vent it into designing a line of JUST FABULOUS CLOTHING, that ANY woman can wear, mum or not?!