♥ Mum.. Mom.. Maman.. Mama Mia ♥

For those who had not realised, Sunday May 9th is Mothers’ Day. In honour thereof, this post features the mamas and a mama-to-be, whose BusinessChic stopped me in my tracks right in time for this entry… and because I can’t speak for everyone, I hope you all take the time to thank your mum or mother-figures in your life – and heck, not even just on Sunday. Xx Cheryl


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I was running late for a Shop ‘Til You Drop event at the State Library when I spied Myra’s BusinessChic. I like how she’s matched pieces from two labels to create a suit structure that works for her- a reminder that ‘this goes with this.. goes with that’!  Props for the really great emploi of colour too – matchy matchy with the red top and shoes, then contrasting with a classic bag in a fabulous pop of colour- magnifique!

(PS: can I also say that I love her Helen Mirren-esque hair? I hope so because I think it looks faaaantastic)



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 Was fuer ein Zufall! Two BusinessChic mamas sporting red tops and schmick red shoes- what a coincidence! Lolita’s Smart Casual ensemble is a good example of how to add interest to neutrals – not only do her pants have this whole skort/pant thing that is already interesting enough – she’s added polish by way of chic and poppy-coloured cardigan and shoes… oh yes and can’t forget the bag, a  smart pattern adds extra interest! This particular cardigan has some lovely button detail on the back but didn’t want to overload you all with pics of her 🙂

Always practical, my mama always says ‘make sure you wear comfy shoes!’

Cosmetics that work for me:

For foundation, I really like La Prairie- and no it’s not because it’s expensive but I find that it looks really natural – it doesn’t seem to block pores.

Lunch: I like to take lunch from home but on the weekend,  Ganache!



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Andrea is a friend of mine who I’ve admired since I met her in our German conversation class bei der Goethe Institut.
I’m not sure that’s even grammatically correct and would be terrified to run it past A, as I am so intimidated by her NZ-clipped Deutsch- because it’s so charmingly arresting 😀

Andrea, I’m sorry you spilt half your box of maltesers when we were at the movies last weekend and hope we get to try out the malteser-ad thing with your bubba at the German Club do for the World Cup!

In terms of Andrea’s outfit, it is a prime example of working mum’s challenge of juggling corporate wear with their growing bub. Simple black dress allows growth, while work-style-outer that you can wear open maintains overall polish. FYI- I found a similar dress at Blue Illusion today for those who would like a similar look. PS: she changes her shoes in the office but I forgot to snap them 🙂

Skincare that works well for you? I am an Aesop convert, love it!
Hairdresser: Candice at Rakis. All the stylists are fantastic.
Drink/snack venue of choice at the moment: Mamasita


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