Yanira is the style guru behind The Fashion Bump – a fantastic source of maternity fashion inspiration for pregnant women & new mamas. Living in Montreal, Yanira is a pediatric registered nurse, and started her blog as a way of helping women to stay stylish throughout pregnancy by sharing her love of all things fashion.
1) We love The Fashion Bump – what made you start the blog? Was there a big inspiration moment?
I’ve always loved the fashion industry and liked to have the latest trends since a young age. But, I never really knew how I could be in that field. I became a nurse at 21, and thought a career in fashion would be impossible at that point. But as more of my friends and colleagues were getting pregnant I started hearing them complaining about how they didn’t know how to style themselves anymore. At that moment, I realised that I could combine my skills, sharing my tips and expertise from a nursing perspective but also creating and sharing nice maternity fashion ideas for all the mums-to-be!
Get the look: Off The Shoulder Black Maternity Dress
2) How would you describe your personal style? Do you use fashion to say something about yourself?
I don’t think I have a specific defined style. I like to try different pieces and wear what I’m comfortable in and what looks good on me. Some days, I will wear something really minimal and, other days, I will be wearing something really colourful and extravagant! I use fashion mostly to represent how I feel on a specific day, so it definitely represents my mood. But, I also love to switch my style according to the city where I am at the moment.
3) What are your top tips when it comes to maternity fashion?
My biggest tip would be to invest in maternity clothes that are versatile, meaning that you can wear them casually but also that you will be able to glam them up with accessories for more elegant events. Having said that, I really love silk and chiffon maternity dresses for special occasions – they’re so soft and easy to wear, which is perfect for pregnancy, and they look really elegant.
Get the look: Silver Ballet Pumps
4) We’ve spotted several Seraphine styles featured on your blog – do you have a favourite piece from our collection?
There are so many that I like! The off-the-shoulder maternity dress and the champagne silk maternity gown are two must-have maternity dresses! If we’re talking denim, the distressed jeans are my favourite. But shoe-wise, I have to say the Seraphine ballerinas are so comfortable – such a good investment! I actually love them so much i featured them on my blog – you can read my full review here.
5) We are confiscating your makeup bag! You get to keep 3 essential beauty products – what do you choose?
This question is so hard! (Haha) I have so many favourites, but if I had to choose, I would have to say my Maybelline Instant age rewind eraser dark circle treatment concealer, my mac lipstick in the shade “kinda sexy” and my new face Intensive Hydration Gel by Drunk Elephant.
6) What is your idea of happiness?
For me, happiness involves so many things! It means to feel good with myself, being able to do what I love and sharing good memories with my family and close friends!