Marine Tanguy, Founder of MTArt Agency on Pregnancy, Art & Maternity Style

Last year she made the Forbes 30 under 30 list & this year she’s getting ready to welcome her first baby!

A passionate entrepreneur & advocate for artists, Marine Tanguy founded MTArt Agency in 2015 at just 25 years old – breaking from the gallery model to promote the artists she believes in across the globe.

We caught up with Marine to talk pregnancy as a CEO, art for newborns & maternity fashion.



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Marine with her partner Will


How have you found pregnancy so far?

Really lovely. I had so much anxiety beforehand – I worried that my investors, all men, would perhaps see it as affecting the company or that our talents would worry for their career.

Aside from a couple of negative people, I have received so much love and support. I feel very grateful for my friends, family and the people who I work with.

It’s so nice to think that we are slowly getting to a place where a woman can do the job of her dreams while becoming the mother she wants to be.



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Marine giving a talk at Annabel’s for @BeBold_lc in Seraphine


Any pregnancy cravings?

Many! Blueberries and tomatoes during my first trimester while my second trimester was all about bubble tea (which can be challenging to obtain at all times of day!).

My third trimester has been more varied – it perhaps doesn’t help that my friend Manon Lagrève (of Great British Bake Off fame) bakes the most delicious cakes around me constantly.


Marine Tanguy & Manon Lagreve

Marine & her friend Manon at her baby shower


Tell us a little about MTArt – what’s your vision?

MTArt is the first talent agency promoting the top visual artists and specialising in talent management: building, growing and accelerating careers.

I have plans for expansion in 2019 and want MTArt Agency to eventually rival the major Hollywood talent agencies that look after actors and celebrities.

I strongly believe that visual artists deserve to have a much stronger influence in our lives. In short: I love my talents and want the world to see how inspiring they are!



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How are you planning to introduce your son to art? Have you already chosen pieces for his nursery?

From the moment a baby is born, their first grasp of the world around them is through their eyes.

Surrounding new-borns with artworks that play with light, texture, colours, and different materials can have a positive impact on the development of their visual senses.

I am lucky to spend my life surrounded by artists who have specially commissioned works for the baby’s bedroom. My personal favourite is a mobile of butterflies, created by Jasmine Pradissitto, made from recycled materials which look like “holograms you can touch” from different perspectives as light hits them.



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How are you planning on juggling motherhood with your business?

I am planning to ride it the fast and furious way. I am very happy and filled with meaning with my job, I would hope for the baby to see this. It’s a great example that one can do what they love.

And I hope that my son enjoys the ride, the travels, the inspiring artists and the art!


Marine Tanguy with artist Adelaide Amoah

Marine in our Ivory & Ecru Silk Maternity Dress with artist Adelaide Amoah


What’s your pregnancy style?

Seraphine of course! I love soft textures – be it silk or cotton, almost like a second skin. Perhaps I am still a little girl at heart so a dress must twirl, because it makes me smile.

Finally, I am French about it – the style must be poetic at all times. I am so proud of my bump, I want a dress that shows it off.


Marine Tanguy at her baby shower


Which is your favourite Seraphine maternity piece & why?

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited as a speaker to a panel at Annabel’s organised by the Be Bold ladies.

I wore the Deep Blue Beaded Maternity Cocktail Dress and felt wonderful. It is so complimentary to the figure and you do feel like a princess.


Marine Tanguy wears a navy blue Seraphine maternity dress


What are you most looking forward to in new motherhood?

Seeing the world through his eyes!!


Any advice for other expectant mums?

Only surround yourself by the friends who make you smile – you have too much to think of to receive negative energy.


For more from Marine, follow her on Instagram: @MarineTanguyArt

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Maternity Style Edit with Chrissie Reeves – Entertainment & Royal Director at OK!

Stylish mum of 2 and OK Magazine’s Entertainment & Royal Director, Chrissie Reeves takes us through her maternity style edit.


Watch the Video to see Chrissie Reeves’ Maternity Must-Haves

Mum to two daughters – India & Alexia, Chrissie is 8 months pregnant, expecting baby number 3 early next year.

Balancing motherhood with her busy professional schedule as well as evenings out at glamorous industry events, she needs a maternity wardrobe that works as hard as she does.


Chrissie’s Maternity Workwear Picks

Chrissie Reeves maternity workwear

“This is a typical work outfit – it’s my go-to. You absolutely can’t go wrong with tailored black trousers and a nice white shirt, pregnant or not. I am going to literally live in this outfit now for the next month.”

Cream Tailored Maternity BlouseTailored Black Maternity Trousers

Wool Camel Maternity Coat


Chrissie’s Party Season Picks

Chrissie Reeves maternity party wear

“These are my absolute go-to dresses for party season. You can go straight from the office to a Christmas party – and it helps that the Duchess of Cambridge wore them during her pregnancy!”

Seraphine Navy Blue Pleated Maternity Dress

Vanessa Turtleneck Black Maternity Dress


Chrissie’s Weekend Must-Haves

Chrissie Reeves weekend style

“This is a great weekend outfit. This jumper is my absolute favourite! What i love is the fact that you can slightly customise it, so you can wear it open and it’s perfect for nursing after you’ve had the baby or just generally for a weekend look.”

Over Bump Super-Skinny Maternity Jeans & Roll Neck Maternity & Nursing Jumper

Navy Blue Knitted Maternity & Nursing Dress

Cable Knit Maternity Shawl



Seraphine Maternity Founder Cecile Reinaud Makes the Cover in Dubai!

This week Seraphine Maternity founder Cecile Reinaud made the cover of the UAE’s top parenting magazine Mother Baby & Child! The gorgeous cover shot shows Cecile with her two sons Lorenz (12) and Florian (7), and celebrates the opening of our brand new flagship Seraphine maternity store in Dubai.



In honour of our beautiful new maternity store in Duabi’s Festival City Mall, the magazine featured a full 6 page spread including an exclusive interview with Cecile about motherhood, maternity fashion and dressing the Duchess of Cambridge. Read the full article below – click the button at the top right to view it on full screen.



Cecile said: “I am thrilled to be featured in Mother Baby & Child – surely being a cover girl is every fashionista’s secret dream! I am also delighted to be opening our new store in Dubai – this is such an exciting part of the world for fashion right now, and it’s wonderful that Seraphine Maternity will now be a part of it.”



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Work, Train, Strut: Victoria Beckham works out at work – so can you!

As a mother of four, business woman, fashion designer and international style icon, it’s fair to say that Victoria Beckham has a lot on her plate; and she, like the rest of us working mums, has to balance her time between work, family, fitness and fun. So it’s no surprise that on a recent trip to the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London, she jumped at the chance to try out their ingenious treadmill desk – and she wasn’t about to let her towering stilettos stop her!

Victoria Beckham working out at work

But for those of us who don’t happen to have access to a custom built treadmill workstation, here are our top 3 tips for improving your fitness throughout your working day:


Before work: Walk to work & take the stairs

Pregnant women walking in Seraphine maternity clothes

It may sound obvious, but starting your day with a brisk walk into work instead of battling with fellow commuters on the train or sitting for hours in traffic is a great way to sneak in a little exercise, and will provide a fabulous boost to your energy levels that can last all day! If you live far away and can’t walk all the way in, why not try getting off the bus a stop or two early, or parking your car a couple of streets away from the office.

Hint:  A pretty pair of ballet flats or loafers will be comfy enough for the walk and super stylish for your busy day at the office, and we’re offering 15% off ShoeTherapy right now!

Once you’re at the office, why not take the stairs instead of riding up in the lift – this is the perfect way to tone up your legs and bum! Of course if you work on the 72nd floor of the Shard we’re certainly not suggesting that you climb all of those stairs, but you could always climb up a couple of flights before calling the lift to take you the rest of the way.


At work: Simple stretches at your desk



If you spend your working day sitting at a desk, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s not much scope for exercise there. But that’s not necessarily the case; lots of little movements throughout the day all add up to improve your general fitness and well being. Why not try using a smaller glass for your water so that you can get up to refill it more often, or next time you need to talk to a colleague at the other end of the office, take a walk over there to see them in person instead of picking up the phone or sending an instant message.

A few simple stretches throughout the day will also work wonders, stopping you from getting stiff and keeping your body energised. Try these super stretches from that you can do at your desk, or if you’re worried about looking silly, simply practice your pregnancy pelvic floor exercises!


After work: Evening fitness classes

Pregnancy yoga and aqua aerobics


Most gyms offer career-friendly classes that you can go along to before or after work. Why not pick a class that you like the sound of, make sure it’s pregnancy safe, and commit to going once a week. This is a great way of making sure that you fit at least one solid fitness session into your schedule, and it’s a great opportunity to wear your super soft and stretch maternity leggings! At Seraphine we love our weekly office yoga session – it’s the perfect way to unwind and de-stress together at the end of a long Tuesday afternoon! If you’re wondering how’s the best way to stay active through your pregnancy, check out these great tips!


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Work It: 5 Tips for Dressing a Baby Bump at the Office

When you’re expecting, striking the style balance at work can be a tricky business. But here at Seraphine we are here to help! Work your new curves in professional style with our top 5 tips for dressing your bump at the office.


Classic black, white and grey are the staples of a smart professional wardrobe, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring! Nothing says workwear chic like a little black maternity dress; or why not make a fashion statement in a stylish patterned dress. Seraphine founder Cecile Reinaud suggests choosing one rich colour to mix with your staple black, and accessorising in the same shade.


When it comes to choosing maternity shirts and blouses for the office, we love a loose and floaty style that drapes comfortably over the bump. Try teaming our Ivory Maternity Blouse with a pair of our Slim Fit Black Maternity Trousers – the loose shirt is designed to fall beautifully over your figure, creating a stylish contrast with the fitted bottoms which slim and lengthen your legs.


You can’t beat a classic maternity wrap dress for pregnancy at the office. These versatile dresses are stylish, comfy, office appropriate, and most importantly, they allow you to adjust the fit to flatter your figure through every stage of pregnancy. Our Black Maternity Wrap Dress is so easy to accessorize – it will be an invaluable addition to your pregnancy wardrobe.


Another fantastic styling feature to look out for when building your maternity workwear wardrobe, is ruching. A classic stretch jersey dress with ruching at the sides is guaranteed to see you stylishly through every trimester. Our Printed Side Ruched Maternity Dress is the perfect style for your spring and summer work wear repertoire (and can easily be glammed up for an evening out too!)


And of course even the most stylish work wear ensemble will be worn in vain without the correct maternity lingerie to underpin the style. A few supportive maternity bras, vest tops, and a good collection of maternity tights and leggings will help to smooth and support your figure, creating a flattering base for all of your office wear outfits.



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