Leah has collaborated with Selfish Mother on a series of ROCKING tees – or STILL ROCKING for grown-ups – available now at The FMLY Store.
£10/£5 from each sale will go to STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, who grant wishes to seriously and terminally ill children, and entertain over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
Some collabs are just made in heaven (or in this case, in Somerset – possibly over some of the free flowing prosecco in the Bruton FMLY store…)
All the stylists we use here at Slick Mummy have been going crazy for Pearl Lowe’s Petite range – with its distinctive circus prints and sequins – and there’s always an editorial meeting here when at least two of us turn up in the same Selfish Mother sweatshirt (they are just soooo comfy!)
So we were thrilled when one of our fave PR’s told us that Pearl and Mollie Gunn were collaborating on a range of kids’ capes, sold through The FMLY store with £10 from the sale of each going to support the wonderful Tommy’s charity (which does so much more than just help those affected by miscarriage and premature births).
As these capes are just £60 (vs the £275 price tag of the Petite Pearl Lowe capes) we expect they will ‘fly’ off the shelves – so pre order now to avoid a tearful would-be superhero situation…
They come in pink, blue, green and red (and we won’t just you if you order one for yourself too…).
Editor writes: Personally, I believe Mothers’ Day should involve Mummy having a bit of ‘me-time’. Maybe a coffee (or two) in bed. The chance to read at least one of the papers in peace (OK, maybe just the supplement!)
My middle child has just started to draw and thus I look forward to a ‘proper’ picture – as opposed to the goopy handprint cards you’d have gotten in previous years, made at nursery. And goodness knows a glass of fizz wouldn’t go amiss…
But really, what I’ll cherish most this Mothering Sunday is the chance to appreciate some of the things I already have, take some deep breaths and do a bit of yoga stretching… (well, until one of my sons blows a raspberry in my face!)
First of all, I won’t be getting properly dressed. Mothers’ Day attire will be this: my supersoft ‘Mama’ print sweatshirt from The FMLY Store (which I have in navy) and dark iris lounge pants from Jockey, which are lighter than air and as close to wearing nothing as you can get without being arrested.
What else? Well, I’m going to layer up my perfume. Who cares if it is 8 in the morning, I will be smelling like I’m on a hot date. I’ve recently discovered that layering Annick Goutal’s heady rose ‘Ce Soir ou Jamais’ with Library of Fragrance’s dreamy ‘Plum Blossom’ creates the kind of super creamy floral haze you’d imagine would make Jayne Mansfield swoon. I love it – but on a normal day I am hardly going to waft of it in Waitrose.
Then I’m going to paint my toenails. Super decadent, you might gasp (as my youngest is barely crawling). Forget the more expensive brands, Rimmel’s ‘Rapid Ruby’ is divine (and sets in 60 seconds, so when you realise you also need the loo you don’t need to hobble…)
And I’m going to wear lipstick. At the breakfast table.
With chestnut hair, reds are trickier to match than you’d imagine. I adore Nars Audacious Lipstick in ‘Olivia’ (or the slightly paired down ‘Marlene’) – or Clinique’s ‘Black Honey’.
I’ve been inseparable from my Marloe London scarf blanket since I got one (fingers itching to buy another one…) They are so chic – but also so cosy. If you need to have a duvet day whilst in a board meeting, essentially, this is the way to do it. I’ve worn mine as comfortably to Charity Galas as to the kids’ riding lessons. You can’t go wrong (and if you snap up the current Lady Garden collab one, you’ll be doing right – namely helping the gynecological cancer cause.) So basically, I shall wrap mine ’round my shoulders whilst I skim the Telegraph.
After that my day will involve Netflix. I’ve gotten a handy power pack from PNY which means when my tablet runs out of juice mid episode of ‘The Client List’ I can just plug in for prolonged telly gratification.
And yes, I realise that the likelihood of any of this happening is as entirely fantastical as the homework excuses my eldest child comes up with. But if you have the chance to enjoy even a fraction of my daydream, please live vicariously for me and for mothers everywhere.
Friday 16th December 2016 sees a whole host of celebrities including James Corden, Fleur East, Myleene Klass, Jon Snow, Jack Whitehall and Conor Maynard support the return of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
This year, Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 16th December.
Silliness will be sweeping the nation as schools, homes and offices across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress for as daft as they dare for Save the Children.
This year, a whole host of celebrities are co-knitted to Christmas Jumper Day. James Corden, Jack Whitehall, Fleur East, Myleene Klass, Jess Wright, Jon Snow, Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, Claire Richards, Ashley Jensen, Conor Maynard, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Wretch 32 and Rylan Clark. have all popped on a pullover to mark their support for the campaign.
The best bit is that all this silliness has a serious purpose. By sticking on a daft sweater, signing up and donating £2 to Save the Children (£1 if you’re at school) at christmasjumperday.org, you’ll be saving children’s lives, and helping the charity do whatever it takes to make sure the world’s forgotten children get the chance to have a brighter future.
All money raised through your woolly-wearing could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, help us buy nutritious food for their entire family, or set up a safe space to give children the chance to be children again. It could also help us bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.
We love the Selfish Mother brand and everything it stands for – and these delightful sweatshirts and tees are no exception. With £15 from each sweatshirt and £5 from every kids tee going to charity each one is a worthwhile statement to make.
As of April 2016 Selfish Mother has donated over £140K to charities including Women for Women International who empower women in war-torn countries, The Refugee Council which supports refugees and asylum seekers and Kids Charity UK which help disabled children and their families. Selfish Mother donates monthly to their chosen charities.