Nova Harley modelling collage

Blogging is utterly brilliant isn’t it?! Thanks to my style blog originally, the stunning luxury designer baby bag brand Nova Harley hired me to model their beautiful changing bags, and nearly 1 year to the day, and 3 campaigns later, I’m hugely proud to be their model and ambassador.

Working with them has seen me grace the pages of British Vogue twice below (ooh la la) as well as featuring in print press and online all over the world.

I’ve featured in their catalogues and even in stores as far as Korea, and it’s a real privilege to represent women and mothers everywhere in my work with them.

As I’ve said before, I’m a 5’6″ UK hourglass UK size 10-12 mum of 2 who never thought I’d be modelling at this time in my life. I did a little modelling in my teens but never thought I’d be modelling in my 30’s!

Thanks Nova Harley for believing in me and making a childhood dream come true!

This shoot here, took place in January and it was snowing in Leeds (we grabbed a few photographs when the sun peaked out momentarily) but we abandoned the outside location of a pretty park in Harrogate and opted to shoot in one of my parent’s restaurants, The Olive Tree in a georgian manor house instead.

The campaign this time brought together 3 of my favourite brands: Nova Harley, Cosatto and the Jacques Vert Group for the ultimate in yummy mummy chic.


Holding Nova Harley Miami bag, wearing Precis Petite Spot Belt Navy Dress with Jacques Vert Chiffon Waterfall cover up. Pushing the Cosatto Ooba Charleston travel system.

Grand and beautifully ornate inside, with high ceilinged walls and empty rooms upstairs in the daytime, the restaurant proved to be the perfect setting for the rest of the shoot.

Florence bag

Black Planet jacket and dress. Florence bag. 

My husband, Peter was commissioned to photograph me (it’s the 2nd time he’s worked for Nova Harley) and it’s always a joy working together, he puts me at complete ease and the day was relaxed and fun from start to finish.

A bit cheesy but I do also think on some level, my husband takes my best photographs. Must be the fact the photographer loves me, baby! Ha!

We’re a great team, I think!

…Wearing elegant British pieces from labels under the Jacques Vert umbrella (Jacques Vert, Planet and Precis Petite), the beautiful Nova Harley baby bags on my arm, and the stylish monochrome Cosatto Ooba Charleston travel system by my side, it really was a dream shoot for me.

Now let me ‘formally’ introduce you to the bags-

All bags retail at £139 and include:

  • Luxury Wet Pack
  • Longer Adjustable Shoulder Strap
  • Shorter Stroller straps
  • Luxury Thermo-insulated bottle tote
  • Luxury Change Mat
  • Detachable 13 picture labeled pockets and zipper storage sections: To store all essential baby items – change mat, thermo-insulated bottle tote, bottle holder, diapers, pacifiers, wipes, bibs, medicines, clothes, dirty clothes/diapers, food, mothers section and key holder pocket
  • Wipe clean Nova Harley® printed lining throughout
  • Removable interior to leave Mum with a fashion bag!

And here are the beauties:


Athens Nova Harley Baby Bag

A Greek named back, Athens, after this Greek girl’s heart. I love the blue pop of colour in this smart, super-cool baby bag.


Florence Nova Harley bag

The luxury Florence in milk-chocolate tan is a total beauty and bang on trend with it’s 70’s style vibe.


Miami baby bag

The show-stopping black and white two-tone Luxury Miami was inspired by Miami’s street style and is perfect for yummy mummies everywhere.


Nevada bag

This classic black Nevada bag with silver studs is understated rock chick for all you cool mamas. Love it!

Here are the UK stockists:

Below I’m showcasing some of my most favourite shots from the shoot. You can also see me modelling on Nova Harley’s website.

…Some of you have asked about my make up, on social media. I was offered an artist but I actually did my own make up on the day (as I did on my own wedding day too).

I opted for a smokey eye, a pink and red mix on my lips and some false eyelashes! I had my locks blow dried in soft Hollywood waves too.

I hope you like the shots-

Honest Mum modelling

 Jacques Vert Spot Print Fit and Flare dress with chiffon waterfall cover up.



Cosatto pram

monochrome bag

modellingelegant chic style

Vicki Psarias

I’d love to read your thoughts on the shoot.

Thanks for all your support, it’s down to my readers that these opportunities are coming my way and I appreciate you all so much. Thanks again!


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94 Responses

  1. Mim

    Vicki, you look amazing! What a wonderful opportunity and those bags looks awesome, I’m on the look out for my next one – needs to be big enough for 2 little ones. You are totally a yummy mummy 🙂 🙂 Mim @ #brilliantblogposts

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, so, so touched by your kind words. You will love Nova Harley, absolutely stunning bags, so well made and utterly gorgeous too with tonnes of room xx

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, I love that you don’t even need kids to enjoy these bags, my friends without kids have them as you can remove the baby focused compartments insides, gorgeous. So glad you like the shoot x

  2. Jess Paterson

    I remember when you first announced your Nova Harley signing – can’t believe it’s a year ago now! I’m so proud, I feel like your mum! (Don’t tell Papa G!). You look gorgeous, not a day older than the first shots – if anything even more gorgeous and fresh-faced! Thanks for hosting #brilliantblogposts, can’t believe how many linkers you have now, it’s brilliant! x

    • honestmum

      Oh hun, you are too kind to me, thank you, it’s been such a lovely confidence boost and a joy to work with a brand who respect and value bloggers so much. Thanks darling for your kind words and support, mwah xx

  3. Babes about Town

    Just amazing! You look gorgeous petal and I’m crushing hard on some of those bags. Brilliant photography and styling, everything on fleek (as my cousin China would say lol). Loves it. Love ya babes and congrats again xoxo

  4. Baby Isabella

    Great photos. Your husband is very talented but you made his job easy by being super photogenic:) congrats on the contract. You are a massive success story! #BrilliantBlogPosts

  5. The Breastest News

    What gorgeous photos, so colourful and I totally love that Cosatto pram! Need to lose more of this baby weight so I can get out of my frumpy clothes and into some of my nicer pieces.

  6. Ebabee

    Looking hot, hot HOT! Love that bold, bright red on you and also love the black dress with the red belt. And what an amazing bonus to have Peter as your photographer. Well done team Broadbent – fabulous stuff. I couldn’t be happier for you xxx

    • honestmum

      Oh thank you darling Nomita, really is amazing working with my right hand man (ha) and it was a dream shoot-gorgeous, gorgeous brands and such a highlight of my blogging career. Thanks for your support and friendship, means so much to me xxx

  7. Megan - truly madly kids

    I love that you and Peter get to work together – he sure does bring the best out in you.

    Those bags are beautiful and just so *you* – you make them look even more divine than they already are.

    Thanks for sharing this xx

  8. New Mumblings

    Beautiful photos and they’re all lovely bags but I particularly like the monochrome Miami. Impressed that you can work so well with your husband as well. I hate to think of the results if I worked with mine! 😉

    • honestmum

      We really get on so well, fab choice, adore the Miami, I love each one, such stylish bags and beautiful brands to collaborate with for the shoot x

  9. Doctomum

    I know they say 50 shades is mummy porn but real mummy porn is changing bags! Love all of them and you look great modelling them (very classy and not porn-like).

  10. Mirka Moore @Kahanka @Fitness4Mamas

    Oh la la! Well done hun! So proud of you! You make the modelling job look very easy, but I could never do it. You are so natural, and definitely believe that Peter as your hubby takes the best shots of you. Love you and keep on going! can’t wait to see you and come for a visit with my girls!

  11. Emma White

    Looking amazing as always – I can assure you I never looked that good pushing a pushchair, and I pushed 6 kids in them ha

  12. Catherine @Not Dressed As Lamb

    Vicki this is so brilliant – more amazing shots!! You looking stunning and Peter’s done a wonderful job with the pictures. I love your enthusiasm for what you’re doing… you’re such a great ambassador for Nova Harley, they’re so lucky to have you :))

    Catherine x

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks so much Catherine, you are a total pro your gorgeous woman, so your words mean a lot to met. I feel so lucky to have Nova Harley, they are an incredible brand to work for with the most stunning collections. It was a real joy to collaborate with 3 brands too this time, they all fitted so well together. Thanks for your lovely comment, it’s made my day xx

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks so much darling Jenni, that’s made my day! It was a dream shoot, feel so lucky to be working with these gorgeous brands xx

  13. Katie / Pouting In Heels

    You look SENSATIONAL darling. A fabulous brand ambassador for all companies. Gorgeous bags (Florence is my favourite!), gorgeous prams, gorgeous clothes and gorgeous YOU! Well done on your continuing success. Proud of you xxx

    • honestmum

      Aw thanks so much darling, so glad you like the shoot, it was so much fun to shoot and I feel really honoured to be working with such stunning brands xx

  14. Julia @ rainbeaubelle

    Great photos – I love the Florence bag, maybe because it’s the same name as my daughter too! I can see why you like having your husband take your photos, it really does help to have a connection doesn’t it. Well done on the modelling work! X

    • honestmum

      Gorgeous choice Julia and beautiful name for your daughter too. I adore Florence the city and the bag. Really does help to have that connection, LOVE working with him x

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, the whole shoot got me broody but luckily the compartments can be removed of the bags so they become fashion bags! Love them and use with or without kids x

  15. Emily G

    Beautiful shots! You look lovely and these bags are fab. I love the Florence bag. What a great opportunity for you just goes to show where blogging can take you. x

    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Emily, it really does, so grateful to blogging and your guys for reading and supporting, thank you x

  16. You Baby Me Mummy

    Firstly, I LOVE your shoes! Especially the bow ones. The pictures are fabulous and you are doing such an amazing job for these brands. Well done lovely x

  17. Juliet McGrattan

    Effortlessly stylish. You look stunning. How exciting to be doing modelling when you never thought you’d get the chance. Little mention for the shoes ( I always check the shoes!) love them all, especially the black ones with the ribbon ties x

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks so much Juliet for your lovely words, the shoes are Lotus, a few years old but so elegant. Working with the brands was such a joy, so glad you like the photos x

  18. Ali

    Thanks for showing us behind the scenes and those fabulous baby bags! I never heard of them before, they just look like really classy handbags but really practical baby bags, Your husband is a fab photographer and I guess, like you said, that’s why look so at ease in them. Sure helps that he loves you!

    • honestmum

      Thanks Ali, sure it does! The bags are just gorgeous, so well made and I take the compartments out so I can use them when I’m not with my toddler too. So glad you like the shoot!

  19. Candace

    Stunning shots Vicky and some lovely bags too. Love how roomy they are but that would cause a problem for me as if fill them and end up weighing myself down with pretty notebooks

  20. Sharmin

    Wow stunning pics hon and i love how all three brands are put together so effortlessly. Well done you with your modelling career, it’s amazing. XX

  21. Renee @ Mummy Tries

    You look gorgeous hon, like a normal real life mum. I think it’s fab that they’ve chosen you who is a regular size 10-12, and 5’6″. The modelling world is such an intimidating place, but you look very much at home. I’m absolutely loving that Peter did the shooting.

    Great brands too! I’ve seen those buggies out and about and they’re so vibrant 🙂 xx

  22. Luisa @ Looking for mama me

    Gorgeous! this would be my blogging aim one day! But alas, my readership is rather dismal in comparison! Congrats on the photo shoot!

    ps – that pram is so pretty! I want!and I adore that red coat and hat!

    • honestmum

      I am sure it is not Luisa and Nova Harley hired me from my other blog originally which is very small in comparison to Honest Mum, with a select targeted audience. I only blog there once a week. These contracts are out there for everyone. Thanks for your lovely comments x

  23. Dominique

    Looking fab! The bags are gorgeous, I am seriously gutted not to currently need one! Love the Florence bag. Great photos too xxx

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, the bags are dreamy aren’t they. I love that you don’t even need a baby to own one as you can remove the inside compartment and they are a fashion bag. Lots of my friends without kids have them and love them xx

  24. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Love the photos. Love the color pops, the red, blue etc. And I am a sucker for a great black outfit. But even more I love shoes and I loved every pair you wore. You are a natural. I don’t have kids, but I love the bags. Gorgeous.

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks so much Nikki, you really don’t need kids to enjoy the bags, so many of friends and family members without own them. They just remove the baby compartments inside and it’s just a standard, very gorgeous bag. Thanks for your lovely comment x

  25. fashion-mommy

    You look absolutely beautiful and I think everything mixes well to make a great image for each of the brands. Great inspiration as ever.


  26. Carolyn

    Beautiful photos and you look so great modelling those bags, my favourite is the black one with the studs – so stylish! I’ve linked my first post to this linky ‘what’s in my Storksak changing bag’ 🙂


  27. Amy

    Oh Vicki these are so fabulous, where do I begin, you look divine and I have such a thing for Nova Harley bags. I think I like Florence the best, so chic. I am actually pretty much sold on a Cosatto pushchair now, I love the designs they are lovely aren’t they. Lastly I love all your outfits-I’ve said before you dress exactly how i wish I could dress, but that black pointe dress with the red belt, absolutely gorgeous!

    Love this-What a triumph for you and Peter, wonderful campaign for such fab brands xxx

    • honestmum

      Thanks darling Amy, your comment means a lot. I feel so lucky to model for such gorgeous brands, the bags are just incredible (the Florence is a stunner I agree) and the OOba is so, so chic. The outfits are beautiful (very Kate Middleton I think) and JV gifted me them too so I’ve been getting a lot of use out of them since the shoot, such classic pieces xx


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