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And the Winners of the 2017 Mummy Must Have Awards are…

Our team may have shortlisted the nominees, but you – our readers – decided the winners by showing your love on social media. Huge congratulations to the below: 

BEST BOUTIQUE: The Essential One

BUGGY LOVE AWARD: Ickle Bubba Aurora Travel System

MAMA STYLE AWARD: Jardine of London

KIDS’ STYLE AWARD: Blade & Rose

BEST CHANGING BAG: Born in Britain Charlton Hobo

BEST BABY PRODUCT: Etta Loves Sensory Muslins

PLAYTIME AWARD: The Superhero Handbook by Jason Ford (published by Laurence King)

BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT: Skin Elixir Frankincense and May Chang moisturiser

GAMECHANGER AWARD: Ergobaby OMNI 360

BETTER WORLD AWARD: Inkrocket

GIN FRIDAY AWARD: Rock Rose Gin

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD: aden+anais

Get a 30% discount at #MMHA17 nominees Jardine at London

To us, Jardine of London epitomises handbag elegance. Their clean lines, soft leather, and chic designs are key attributes that saw them nominated for the Mama Style category in this year’s Mummy Must Have Awards.

And to celebrate making the shortlist, Jardine are offering a 30% shopping discount to Slick Mummy readers – valid until 31st October 2017.

Shop the range of bags (including the gorgeous new Judi clutch) and leather accessories (such as the striking Suffolk leather journals).

Just use coupon code:  SLICKMUMMY30 at the checkout.

Jardine of London collaborate with Alie Street to launch their ‘Judi’ clutch bag

We’ve been fans of Jardine’s beautiful range of ladylike bags for ages so we’re delighted to hear that they’ve teamed up with celebrity fave online boutique Alie Street to launch their delicious new clutch bag, the ‘Judi’ – named after the ubiquitous Dame Judi Dench, no less – which is available in black, red or two-tone leather (pictured above).

Want a great dress to pair with the ‘Judi’? Browse the look book…

Alie Street | Evening & Occasion Lookbook

The perfect investment handbag for the modern mother?

Wyn tote in black from Born in Britain

Sometimes – in our world – there are two ways of looking at a parenting accessory: something that is built for the purpose and the most stylish it can be, or something elegant that can also fulfill the task. A great example of this (which has sparked many a debate across our team) would be the day bag.

Kate Moss and Birkin

Do you opt for one of the ‘elite’ luxury changing bags (Pacapod, Kerikit, Born in Britain, Tibi & Marl etc being some of our faves) or do what Kate Moss (obviously!) started the trend for all those years ago by just re-purposing a great handbag (in her case an oversized Birkin) to carry all your essentials – plus your kids’ too.

Pearl Lowe – in our Winter issue of the magazine – told us that she tosses all her daughter Betty’s hairbrushes and toys into her trusty black Prada and you’ll see the likes of Fearne Cotton stuffing their Aspinal of London Marylebone totes with blankies and wet wipes – along with their yoga kit.

Large Queen bag in red by Jardine of London

Mary Jardine, founder of Jardine of London, suggested: “,The small cross-body ‘Queen’ Jardine of London bag is the perfect investment piece handbag for the busy Mum who needs her ‘hands-free’ whilst juggling the children and everything else required when out and about.  Big enough for her iPad and the little things you need when you have your little darlings with you for a day out – but small and light enough to be worn cross-body.  Made from sturdy goat-skin leather – this bag is very durable whilst maintaining its chic and stylish designer look.  No fiddly closures to the lid here – just a satisfying click as the lid‘s magnetic closure shuts tightly down keeping your possessions safely stowed away.”

Kristin Cavallari with her Chanel GST

Claudia Valentin, Handbag appraiser at Prestige Pawnbrokers and star of channel 4’s Posh Pawn has this advice: “,I personally believe that every Mum should have the classy Chanel GST (Grand Shopper Tote) in Caviar finish for long lasting wear.  it’s a really practical bag in every way and yet, still an heirloom!It features a functional interior with large and safe compartments as well as maintaining a very chic style with its beautiful chain straps and of course its iconic logo.This piece is suitable for all ages as it’s a timeless design for all seasons and comes in different colours to cater for a selection of daytime outfits may it be jeans and a jumper or a maxi dress. These bags tend to retail new at around £2500 but we can source them via our online shop for around £1700 which is such a good investment. You can find one on the online shop  at a very affordable price. The other classic designer must have bag for the modern mother in my opinion is the faithful Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. These bags can hold a surprising amount of ‘mummy paraphernalia’ and can be the perfect transitional bag from daytime school run to a beach tote whilst still looking super glam taken out in the evening for dinner. These retail around £880 new and we can source them for a little as £500. Again you will probably pass a LV onto your children as they are such a timeless investment.”

PS there’s still time to drop a few Mothers’ Day hints 😉

What’s in the Queen’s handbag…?

According to www.morphsuits.co.uk (the home of royally excellent spandex and fancy dress) her Madge keeps mints and good luck charms in her bag… Their fun infographic (below) made us smile…

Lesser-Known-Facts-About-Her-Majesty-The-Queen-Infographic

Editor’s tip: The Queen’s handbags are made by Launer, but for modern regal elegance we love the collection from Jardine of London – with details inspired by a brooch given to Elizabeth II by Lady Jardine and carried on the (no less royal) arms of Kiera Knightley, Emma Watson, Rosamund Pike and Naomi Watts.