Today’s gorgeous mummy is Jess Clark, 28. She is a full time mum, a freelance blogger and stylist. Before having her first daughter Annabella (19months), she worked as a model and had various London based fashion design roles. Apart from fashion, which is a huge passion for her, she loves spending time with her family, going on walks in the countryside, listening to music, travelling and cooking. Have a look at her yummy mummy bible, Mumzy Not.
What was the last thing that made you cry?
Watching Forrest Gump last weekend. I love that film, It get’s me every time.
You are in an incredible shape. How do you keep fit?
I try to walk wherever possible – to the shops, to meet friends or walking the dog. I also do a spin class every Saturday and have just started one mid-week.I think running around after a toddler really helps though, as I don’t think I sit down all day for more than ten minutes! I am always happiest when busy, so that suits me pretty well. I don’t like doing nothing.
What are your wardrobe staples and favourite brands?
A good pair of jeans (I love Current/Elliot) and Jersey tops (plain and striped), a chunky knit, leather skirt, my Alexander Wang jersey pants and an over-sized wool coat. I live in my navy one from Whistles that I brought last winter. I love Alexander Wang, Acne, Zimmermann and Marc Jacobs. Zara and Whistles are my favourites from the high street.
What 3 items of clothing would you advice pregnant women to buy?
A pair of hareem or jogger style pants (think Sports Luxe). Isabella Oliver do a fabulous pair and also get a Poncho style knit and a black jersey ruched dress.
What have you found the biggest challenge about being a mum?
Time management. I have so many things I want to do but never enough time. It’s hard trying to prioritise and to say no sometimes. Working for yourself means you have to work during every spare minute usually the evenings. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. I can’t imagine having to leave Annabella behind to go and work full time in an office.