There's not much that gets me to sit down while on vacation and work, but getting this ace WHO IS// interview with the brains behind Sarah Baily Bags
just about did it. I've long admired this #mumboss who has come from a background of interior design to absolutely killing it with her range of handmade leather bags and accessories.
Sarah has also donated one of her beautiful handmade leather card holders to Not So Smug Now to help raise money for the awesome charity Trekstock
. If you want to get your hands on this (and a free subscription to Rockstar Birth Magazine) then head over to our auctions page
Sarah is momma to Lily.
WHAT IS // SARAH BAILY BAGS:
Sarah Baily bags is a leather handbag brand that makes bags to compliment all women young, old, mothers, doctors, teachers, daughters to add a bit of fun and sparkle to everyday outfits.
HOW DID // sarah baily bags COME TO BE?
I actually studied interior design and started working for Abigail Ahern (my fave interior designer of all time). I made, and still do make, big metallic leather star cushions for her interiors boutique in Islington and then, with the off cuts, started making small leather clutches and it evolved from there.
BEST THING // ABOUT BEING LIFE COACH PLEASE?
The best thing is being able to create every day. I am always coming up with new ideas that sometimes have nothing to do with my brand but I have to keep reminding myself to just stick to one thing - handbags!
WHO WHAT // INSPIRES YOU?
Other women inspire me! Amazing things happen when we all get together and support each other! And, of course, my five years old daughter Lily!
YOUR FASHION STYLE: I think my style depends on my mood! I love the hippy look that is going on right now but sometimes I dress all black. I used to wear loads of vintage but don't have the time to look for good vintage pieces anymore!
YOUR PARENTING STYLE: I think my parenting style is seomtimes a bit uptight though I try really hard to be relaced and cool if Lily is balancing on one leg on top on the climbing frame. I'm really conscious of not suppressing her free spirit!
BRANDS: I love the fun colourful fashion brands like Shrimps Faux Fur and Sophia Webstser Shoes.
BEAUTY PRODUCT: Estee Lauder Factor 30 Bronze Goddess Sun Cream - it smells amazing and reminds me of holiday so I wear it everyday.
HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Mallorca!
FILM: Drop Dead Fred.
WAY TO RELAX: Red wine.
THE LAST //
TEXT YOU SENT: To my sis..."Why are you inviting me out for dinner? Have you got something to tell me? Are you gay? Are you pregnant?"
THING YOU ATE: I'm eating dry crackers right now and drinking a can of Coke. Gross!
PERSON YOU CALLED: Mick wanting to know what we are doing for dinner..."I'm going out with my sister!"
THING YOU BOUGHT : Water Gun
WHAT // CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
Lily, Mick and chicken wings.
FAIL: When I accidentally ate a bit of poo that was under my thumb nail after changing a nappy.
FABULOUS: Teaching Lily to wipe her own bum.
GUILTY PLEASURE //
Squeezing spots! Gross...again!