motherhood

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Hello everyone

I’ve been holding back on a special announcement!! You’ve guessed it. I’m soon to be a momma of 2 and my little girl is going to be a big sister. As you can imagine, my little family and I are extremely excited and looking forward to December when we can finally meet our new addition.

Lots of love, Sovanny x

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Photographs by Lynda Nguyen, Lindy Lu Photography

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LOVE IN PARIS

Hello readers

As I write this post, I reminisce about the wonderful time we had in Paris during early March. As a family, we decided to catch the train from London to Paris where we’d appreciate all the city of love has to offer for 2 whole days before heading back to London. When we arrived, we were provided taxi priority as we had a child with us and greeted at our hotel with ‘you’ve brought the sun to Paris with you’. Apparently, they never thought they’d see the sun again.

For the two days, we stayed at the artsy Streets Hotel in Marais. Marais is a lovely spot bustling with great food, lovely people and tasteful boutique shops to appreciate and empty your pockets in.  We also managed to randomly find a lovely spot for lunch, Au Bourguignon Du Marais. Famous for their beef Bourguignon which my fussy husband gave a thumbs up to, I found the place comfortable and extremely family friendly. They also made the best french fries I’d ever tasted so if you ever pop in to Paris on your next trip with the family, I’d definitely recommend this place.

Aside for that, we had such a amazing time wandering around aimlessly for miles, walking by the river and seeing a few famous monuments. Nothing my husband and I have never seen before but this time we had our girl with us to share and appreciate the experiences. Something we have to do again, except the next time, we’d stay there for much longer.

Thanks again for reading and enjoy the images.

Sovanny x

Artsy decor in the Streets Hotel, Marais

Artsy decor in the Streets Hotel, Marais

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Sun bathing in the fountain because we can

Sun bathing in the fountain because we can

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Famous Notre Dame in view

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Kisses by the Louvre

Kisses by the Louvre

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I’m wearing: Dress by Zara || Mens beanie by Asos || Boots by Asos || Coat by Asos || Sunglasses from Retrostar Vintage 

Squirt is wearing: Vest by H&M || Coat by Zara || Boots by Next || Jeans by H&M || Jumper by Target

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Retro

Hello gorgeous

When the person behind the lens is passionate about the art of photography, the end result is absolutely amazing.

For months, I have thought about the day when my dear friend Lynda (from Lindy Lu Photography ) and I would work together on a fashion shoot. It took months to make this happen, because I wanted the concept behind the photo-shoot to be both unique and personal. Once more, I wanted the photographs to depict a part of the person that I am today.

Today, I’m a mother who’s bold and confident in her own skin. One that loves to shop but is no longer an extreme consumerist. One that loves expensive clothing but is more than happy to shop at Savers. One that knows a vintage or second-hand piece can look just a flattering as any new item. One that would rather spend money on her daughter than herself. One that would invest money on a good time rather than clothes. One that wants to contribute to a more eco-friendly existance. While motherhood does not define the person that I am, the experience to date has had an immense influence on the changes in my behaviour and perspective to the world of consumerism.

With this short representation, a beautiful retro concept was created which aims to capture me in the present day. Permission was granted for us to utilise a closed down petrol station as the back drop, while a dear friend of Lynda’s gave us use of an old Ford Cortina as the prop. Modelling in clothes that were either old or second-hand, I found this experience both liberating and satisfying. Best of all, I was able to work with a friend that shared the same values as I. I am so excited to be sharing these swagging photographs with you and hope that you love this personal piece.

Thank you for reading.

Sovanny x

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Credits:: A special thanks to Lynda from Lindy Lu Photography for all her work and photographs, Tim Dinh for lending us the cars and Andy owner of Andy’s Service Station, Sunshine for the exclusive use of his site.

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