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Friday, November 12, 2010

Fashionable Mama: Heidi

It's that time of the week again where I get to show of another fellow "Fasionable Mama"...goodness I love doing this!!  This weeks mama is the very humorous and stylish Heidi!


Name:

Heidi H.
# of Kids and Ages:

I have THREE Lovies: Clay, aged 6; Audrey, aged 4; River, aged 11 months
Blog Name:


A brief description of your blog:

My blogs tagline is "an overly dramatic lifestyle blog", & it really is just that. For the last couple of years it has been my space to bring the drama of being a wife, mama, & lover of all things beauty.
Did you start "fashion blogging" before or after you had kids?:

 I started fashion blogging after I had kids.


Do you feel that your style changed after you had kids? If yes, how? If no, why not?:

Well, seeing as how I had my first child two weeks after I turned 19, I'd say that YES! my style has most definitely changed. Most likely though, my style hasn't been very affected by the fact that I have kids as much as that I've just grown up.
What do you think is the biggest misconception of being a mother?:

 Because I was married so young (at 18) & then popped my first kid out before I saw the dawn of my twenties, I've dealt with A LOT of misconceptions about me as a mother. No, I didn't get married because I was knocked up-- we were high school sweethearts who just couldn't wait! That happens people! & despite my very young age, I DO care & have an active interest in being the best mother my kids can have. I've dealt with many a side eye in my day, but I've made peace with the judgement now. Perhaps the misconception then is that a woman has to be of a certain age & have lived through certain experiences in order to be a good mother.

What do you think is the biggest misconception of being a "fashion blogger"?:

I've read some serious hate blogs directed at fashion bloggers. The point of view I read over & over from those haters was that clothes are all one who blogs about it cared about. Not so! I feel like it's easy to forget that fashion is as much of an art & requires as much intelligence as any other legitimate creative outlet. I bet Michaelangelo could style an outfit like a mofo.
What is something you enjoy doing that is completely unrelated to your children and fashion blogging?:

Running. It is my sanity pill. I go running instead of going insane. Ha.


How would you describe your personal style?:

Eclectic. It is all over the place. I feel just as comfortable sporting clean, classic looks inspired by Chanel or Michael Kors as I do taking a page out of Sienna Miller, or Kate Moss' style books. I could be American sportswear one day & bohemian the next. Bring it all!

What are some of your favourite current fashion trends?:

 I have a bodily reaction every time I see knee high socks over sheer leggings with boots. Oh my god. Yes!

And your least favourite?:

I'm very disturbed by the whole galactic boot look. Sorry, leopard print platform open-toed shoes are going to be something you regret wearing one day.

What do you think is the key element to balancing “style” with function for mothers?:

Leggings! With a good opaque pair of those thrown on under a dress or oversized sweater, you're golden! One can wrestle on the floor with her kiddo one moment & then look chic the next.


Any other random thoughts or interesting things about you that you would like to share?:
 
My four year old daughter takes all of my outfit pictures with my iPhone. True story. We do things like that together & love it. It makes her a part of my interest & allows me to experience her joy (using my iPhone is a HUGE DEAL to Audrey) with her. I like that my love for fashion & motherhood blend.
 
Thank you Heidi for all your answers!! I love your sence of Humor!!
 
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6 comments:

20 York Street said...

Thank you for featuring Heidi, I agree, one hot momma with great style and thoughtful answers!

If she can sport socks peaking over OTK, she's got style in my books!

xox,

20 YORK STREET

ByeByeSoccerMom said...

she is so cute.
ha-ha! her four year old does such a great job taking pictures. Most of the time now I take my own pics but used to my five-year old daughter took them, so I can totally relate to her experience.
Thanks again Natasha for doing this fantastic feature on fashionable mamas. What a great idea!

Sacredcyn v.1.6 [Beta] said...

This is a great feature. I find these so interesting, can't wait until your next feature!

Heidi said...

Natasha! Thank you so much for featuring me! This is super flattering & I'm totally geeking over here. You're so generous to share your blog with other Mamas!

Jodi said...

Wow, great outfits!! you look totally awesome!!!

katie said...

this is great. i jsut found heidi's blog since starting the 30 for 30 challenge, and I think she's awesome. thanks for helping us get to know her better!