✌🏻✌🏽🤞🏿 Happy International Women’s Day ✌🏻✌🏽✌🏿 _ To all the fab women in my life and in this industry. When I was mid labour, lying pethidined out my head and waiting for the next contraction, my husband said all he could think about was how awful society treats women, especially given what they have to go through if they choose to have a child...Obv this was the furthest thing from my mind at that moment 🤭 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But he is right so today I want to honour my mama friends, specifically my most expensive friends ever 😂, my NCT girls, because mums are possibly the most under appreciated women out there. Each are so different but I couldn’t have made it through the trials and tribulations of the first year of motherhood without them. They have been a sounding board when I’ve worried and have provided so much laughter. 🍾🥛 Here’s to my wonderful mama friends!
“Teammates are there for each other even after the noise of the crowd has gone.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #couplegoals ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wedding planning: @bijoubride Brides outfit: @maisonvalentino Grooms outfit: @burberry
After months longing for this, I’m back in my ‘happy’ place. Not that I don’t like the Midlands but Italy, by the sea makes my heart skip a beat. ❤️🚤 I’ve been on a strange journey this past year and a bit since we got married. We decided (shortly before our wedding) to try for a baby because we were ready, in a good place and knew ourselves as individuals quite well. It’s ironic then that motherhood blows the latter all to pieces! My body looks different (it’s still bearing some extra preggo weight and I miss that long hair!) hence my dress sense has changed, my priorities and some of my interests have shifted, my identity has changed. To all my new parent friends, I’m not Alethiea, the Scottish, Italian arty one who created huge sculptures out of stone and metal, worked in fashion and studied fine art. I’m simply Otto’s Mum. No name to many. Just, Otto’s Mum. 👩👦 Italy has always been a place of great inspiration for me. The people-watching over coffee, the peacocky fashion of the runways, the light, stone, sea and mountains, the high renaissance art (my fave) and architecture all bring me back to me. Italy is the place that strips away all the noise and presents me with all the things that speak to me, Alethiea. Italy is a place I get to indulge in all that I love, with who I love. ☀️🌊☕️⛰🏖 Where is your happy place? What inspires you? Does the sea pull on your heartstrings too? Try to introduce who you are below in the comments without using wife, mother, gf or your job title!
Drab Monday’s are for stealing kisses with your loved one whenever you can! -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @claridgeshotel Flowers: @mcqueensflowers Dress: @suzanneneville
3 days left before I am off back home to Italy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I LOVE going at this time of the year. It’s not warm by any means but it’s also not touristy and we just spend each day having slow dinners with family, chatting for hours and strolling from coffee shop to coffee shop and most importantly eating my weight in Bignè. 🏚 Always a creative project on the go though, we are visiting an old farm house we are considering buying with big square rooms, crumbling walls and impressive Tuscan gates. It’s just outside the popular Lucca so a little bit more south than our Ligurian base but it’s not been lived in since the 70’s apparently. It could be about to fall to the ground for all I know, but you best believe I have every room planned out and designed in my head already. I hope it’s a keeper! If it’s safe to do so 😂, I’ll feature it in my stories so you too can dream decorate along with me! 💋 - #loveintentionally #makeadventure #visualcoop #loveauthentic #filmpalette #littlethingstheory #adventurealways #portraitcollective #chasinglight #makemoments #momentsovermountains #elopementcollective #agameoftones #exploretocreate #letsgosomewhere #togetherweroam #firstsandlasts #ig_masterpiece #ig_exquisite #ig_shotz #global_hotshotz #suberhubs #main_vision #fuji400h #shootfilm
As Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate love I’m raising a glass to my nearest and dearest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also slightly concerned my posts lately have been about drinking alcohol... am I turning into one of those wine mums!? 🤣
Tomorrow Tomorrow ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Planning tomorrow’s meal for Valentine’s Day. I actually don’t like going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day. I hate the smell of ‘smug’ in the air in a restaurant on Valentine’s night. Do you know what I mean? It feels a bit competitive, which I hate. I’m definitely the girl who loves indulging at home with my love. Cooking up a special meal and sitting in front of a film with a box of chocolates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s on your plate on Valentine’s Day? Need inspiration! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m going to mull over it with a pancake or two! (Lemon and Sugar) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Credits: Beach weddings at: @hmglamping Styling and florals: Crimson Poppies Dev/scan: @carmencita
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