Melbourne based blogger and style consultant Miranda is the glamour mama behind one of Australia’s hottest fashion blogs The Style Gallivanter. She is a self confessed fashion addict with a soft spot for bold colours and big hair, and concedes that her extensive collection of international fashion magazines is slowly taking over her house. Miranda is a firm believer that style is the best form of self-expression without having to say a word, and we love her personal mantra: “Go Forth and be Fabulous!”
1) Describe your style in 3 words
Tomboy chic, glam.
2) What is your go-to outfit?
That would have to be a pair of black tights or (stylish) yoga pants with an over-sized shirt and a cropped jacket. It is a comfortable but edgy ensemble, and the girls are easily accessible if you are a breastfeeding mum. The latter of course is always the determining factor now! And accessories too – they have the power to make any outfit come alive.
3) What’s your favourite Seraphine piece and why?
I’d have to say the bodycon dresses. They make one feel very sexy in pregnancy, and are great post-partum. Not only that, but they can easily be teamed up with a great jacket or top (after baby arrives) to create the illusion of a pencil skirt. How about that for a versatile piece of clothing!
4) Any tips for Holiday Dressing?
Ponchos and capes can effortlessly be dressed up or down, depending on where you are going. Not only that, Seraphine.com has all those gorgeous coats that can be thrown over anything to dress it up in an instant, such as the Seraphine Marina Maternity Coat (which was recently spotted on the Duchess of Cambridge). These are not only great choices in pregnancy, but for breastfeeding mums too. They can hide a whole lot, in terms of all those extra pounds of loveliness we gain in pregnancy.
5) Which celebrity style do you admire and why?
I love Victoria Beckham’s personal style. She always looks so well put together. I just adore well-constructed clothes with a lot of structure because they make everything look ‘in order’. They usually have a timeless appeal about them too.
6) Do you have any top tips to share with other pregnant moms?
If you are going to do any maternity shopping, ensure that you buy items that are wearable after you have your baby. Other than that, make a decision to enjoy your pregnancy from day 1. During pregnancy, I told myself that it was going to be one of the best times of my life. And in most cases, the body always follows what the mind declares. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures too – you’ll be glad you did, in the future.
7) What has been your favourite moment during pregnancy so far?
So many favourite moments! But I’d have to say when my baby started kicking and moving around. There is nothing as magical as feeling life from deep within you. And hearing that heartbeat for the first time… man! It changed my outlook on life forever, plus it’s just awesome to walk around with 2 heartbeats in your body – made me feel like a superhero!
8) What’s the best advice your mother gave you?
“Trust the process, especially with things beyond your control”. This came in very handy when I was pregnant because as mothers-to-be, we tend to worry about a lot of things. So, whatever stage of life you may be in, try not to sweat the small stuff – because eventually, all things will work out for your good.
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