New season = new wardrobe! With the kids back at school and a definite chill in the air, it’s time to hunt down the key pieces you’ll need for the autumn months ahead. It’s all about finding the perfect items to suit both you and your lifestyle, but with where to start?! With stores packed with new season stuff, the search for the perfect autumn purchases could be overwhelming. But have no fear! We've asked our fashion contributor, Jo Sawkins, to give us a low-down on the latest wearable trends, including her new season must-haves, which are guaranteed to keep you ahead of the style game this autumn.
Love it or loathe it you can't escape it, Valentine's day is on its way! However, it doesn't all have to be about cheesy cards and love songs. Here at The Mother Hub we thought we'd show you our edit of the chicest love-inspired finds that you can either buy for yourself (and why not? You deserve it!) or casually leave a link to your favourites open on the iPad for your partner to find (hint hint!) After all, whether you're a fan of Valentine's or not, who doesn't love a little treat now and again?
A few weeks ago, ALEXI London jewellery sent us their 2017 look book along with some information about Jen Wood, the woman behind the brand. We loved lots of the of the pieces in the collection and were really keen to find out more about Jen’s career journey. Jen studied jewellery design many years ago but it wasn’t until 2014 that she launched the ALEXI London brand; creating pieces that were easy to wear, stylish and on-trend. Today she tells us a little bit about running her own business, the importance of research, prioritising and why you should 'head towards the radiators and step away from the drains'.
2017 has officially begun! The routine has resumed, the kids are back at school and it's back to work for the grown ups! Whether you work in a corporate office, a buzzy hot desk, from your kitchen table or are a mum on the run, the New Year can be a great excuse to revamp your wardrobe. Any excuse for a bit of shopping, eh?! So, take your pick from our capsule edit where you'll find everything you’ll need for a fuss-free, back-to-business look that requires minimum effort but has maximum impact.
Having grown up in a family of creatives, Sarah Smart's childhood love of drawing lead to a degree in illustration, and she now boasts a seriously enviable client list, which includes brands such as Hobbs, Bobbi Brown, Carven, Harvey Nichols and Vogue (to name a few!). We first connected with Sarah virtually through our #IAmAnEssexGirl campaign, but we finally met over a cuppa last week and chatted all things, career, life, stereotypes and sleep deprivation... And this woman is honestly as fabulous as her drawings!
In our Mother Hub Meets interview with Sarah, we asked her to tell us more about her story and what it takes to be a successful independent creative. Read on to find out more about the woman behind the illustrations.
With the festive season in full swing and the invites coming in thick and fast, it's all too easy for a sense of panic to set in as we face the 'what am I going to wear?' dilemma... but never fear, our fashion contributor and stylist Jo Sawkins is back at The Mother Hub with her top tips for your December party wardrobe! What with outfits for work Christmas do's, mums' nights out and the ever-important Christmas day look, there's a lot to think about (not to mention the present buying and turkey roasting)! So here at The Mother Hub, we like to take the pressure off and do the searching for you, so that your outfits work for more than one occasion and are not just a one hit wonder!
With the temperature dropping and the heavens opening as soon as it hits 3pm, our attention turns to the winter coat. This is the one purchase which, when you get it right, can transform your outfit and see you through the whole season and beyond. Think of it as an investment piece. However, depending on your style and lifestyle, we all need different coats for varying situations. So, I've taken the stress out of "the search" with my guide to the best coats online right now...all you have to do is "click" to buy.
We are extremely excited to introduce The Mother Hub's Fashion contributor, Jo Sawkins. Jo started her career at Cosmopolitan magazine, before becoming Fashion Editor at Sugar magazine. Now working freelance, Jo works with a variety of fashion clients on women's and kids' brands for editorial, commercial and advertising campaigns.
Read on for an interview with the lovely lady herself...