Fashion: The little orange dress – Is Orange the new Black?

Mar 29 2014
the little orange dress

The pressure to look slimmer during the summer is huge. It’s all in the perfectly sculpture body image that the media portraits everywhere. It seems we cannot, except we can actually. Over the years I have learnt that acceptance is the best thing to do to live better in my own skin. In fact after I turned the corner of the 40s I have started feeling more confident with my body image (without having slimmed down a single pound). Maturity has its advantages. And here I am wearing a little orange dress.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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London Fashion made easy – Tips to get the glam look of your favourite film actress

Feb 27 2014

London Fashion Week is over for 2014 and I ponder what is really ‘edible’ in the real world for real women of all the clothes shown by such amazing looking but often skinny models.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Dressing Up Like a Christmas Tree

Dec 16 2013

You know that episode of Friends where Monica, Rachel and Phoebe spend an afternoon hanging out wearing wedding dresses? Monica is in one yet to even be worn by its owner, the awful Emily* who is about to become Ross’ third wife.

About Emily Stott

I am a style consultant and personal shopper although at the moment I am most likely to be found counting strides (in my heels) between my home and local schools to determine where I might be able to get my son a place next year. In Battersea where I live, a toddler, pram and/or pregnant bump is THE accessory to be seen with. However there are also lovely shops and many an overstuffed wardrobe - and that's where I get my kicks. I love what I do and I love being a single mum!

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