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.
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.
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:
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.
The luxury Florence in milk-chocolate tan is a total beauty and bang on trend with it’s 70’s style vibe.
The show-stopping black and white two-tone Luxury Miami was inspired by Miami’s street style and is perfect for yummy mummies everywhere.
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-
Jacques Vert Spot Print Fit and Flare dress with chiffon waterfall cover up.
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!