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I designed a dress! Such a surreal moment!

If you told me few years ago I was going to be asked to design a dress I would tell you NO WAY. When I was approached last year by maternity shop Mayarya to be one of the bloggers  to design a dress I still did not believe it. You know with big and long term projects it can be tricky and lot of things can go wrong. It was a long journey however I knew straight away what I wanted. And I am now at the end and the dress is available here. It is honestly such a surreal moment and such an important point in my blogging career. I could not be more grateful.

I knew what I wanted to design straight away. I wanted multifunctional dress you can wear during pregnancy and after and also at all stages but I did not want anything too plain or boring. I wanted a dress that will work for evening and day and you can change quickly just by different styling. That is why I am styling it in two very different ways to show it works with biker boots as well as long line blazer and heels for more formal occasions or an office job. And to explain everything even more I will share the interview I have done for Mayarya.

What/Who inspired the design collaboration with Mayarya?

A while back I came across a stunning dress worn by Miroslava Duma who is a huge fashion icon and a mother. I loved everything about the dress – the colour, the cut, the shape, the material and how versatile it was. And when I was asked to design a maternity dress I knew that dress was going to be my starting point. I wanted to create chic, versatile design that pregnant ladies will get lot of wear out of. I wanted flattering dress and cape dresses are a perfection option in pregnancy. Women gain weight and this dress covers your arms but still gives you some air on a hot day. I chose green as it is my favourite colour but it is also the colour for 2017. It will compliment lot of skin tones and will be a nice change from traditional black.

What was most important factor to you when designing this piece?

I wanted to create a day to night dress that will be suited for different occasions. Women that are pregnant sometimes do not want to spend too much money on totally new wardrobe so I wanted to create a dress that I could wear to the office with a blazer but when I take it off in the evening it will look glamorous with the right shoes or necklace. This dress is also the type of dress you can grow in to. You can wear it after you had a baby, at early or later stage of pregnancy. One thing I really missed when I was pregnant were pieces I could wear in the office but could use after work. I had so many fashion events a week and wanted to look good with the bump during the day and evening as well.

Tell us why you collaborated with Mayarya and what is special about your piece.

I worked with the brand when I was pregnant and I really liked their selection of dresses. Maternity wear can be lacking style sometimes however every time I checked new arrivals on Mayarya there was always something chic and interesting I found. And it is absolutely amazing I can add a piece to their already great selection of clothes. And it is an absolute dream to be able to design a dress. Definitely one of the goals I have always wanted to achieve in my blogging career.

How would you style this piece? Where do I start? There are endless options. When I was shooting this dress I decided to present two very different stylings to show how easy it is to wear it. I would wear it with a longline blazer to the office and pair of heels, flats, lovely brooch and chic sunglasses. I would also wear it on my holidays for dinner with nice gladiator sandals, scarf in my head and some gorgeous earrings or necklace. What I love about the colour is that you can wear it with accessories of different shades. I can see it with gold or silver, nude, black or tan. And as you can see from my styling you can even try more edgy styling like biker boots,more striking silver hard wear and denim. This is so good for hanging around some cool places in London.

What advice would you give to first-time mothers?

Listen to your heart. There are so many opinions coming to you from everybody but you should always listen to your heart and your baby.

Share your maternity and post-pregnancy must-have item.

Oversized white shirt.

Tell us about your beauty regime. How do you retain an effortless healthy glow juggling baby/kids?

I am very lucky that as a blogger I get access to lot of great products thanks to different collaborations. I feel I am more into beauty since I got pregnant as you really have to start to look after yourself when you are a mum. I would use good products in the morning and evening and also try to eat healthy as much as possible. I would love to say it is due to sleep but at the moment I do not sleep. LOL And I discovered Skin Laundry which is amazing and even after a sleepless night it sorts my skin out.

How do you maintain a healthy balance between family, friends and time with your husband?

It is not going to sound very romantic but definitely due to good planning. I live in London but my family is in Czech Republic where I was born so I have no baby sitting. I take the baby to as many fashion and blog related events and meetings as possible. I bring my friends to events as plus one so we get to see each other and always make sure I spend at least one day a week with my husband. There is lot of going on and I am busier than ever but at the same time I love it.

Kdyby mi pred par lety nekdo rekl, ze navrhnu saty, tak bych si asi klepala na celo. Ale minuly rok me obchod s materskou modou Mayarya oslovil, jestli bych pro ne nechtela navrhnout saty. Za celou dobu procesu a navrhu jsem si to moc nepripoustela, je to velky projekt u ktereho se muze spousta veci pokazit a proto jsem o tom moc nemluvila. A ted se porad musim stipat, jestli je to pravda ci se mi to zda, ale jsem ve finale a saty se daji koupit tady. 

Od sameho zacatku jsem vedela, ze chci multifunkcni saty, ktere se budou dat nosit na vecer i den a hlavne se budou dat nosit behem tehotenstvi a i po porodu. Sama jsem nesnasela utracet penize za veci, ktere si uz pak nikdy nedam. A jak vidite, tyhle saty mam na sobe i ted a vypadaji dobre. A hlavne jsem chtela ukazat, ze se daji na hodne zpusobu at uz s kotnikovyma kozackama a dzinovou bundou ci s prodlouzenym sakem do kancelare. Takoveto tehotenske modely mi opravdu chybely. 

A abych vysvetlila vsechny myslenkove pochody, ktere staly za timto navrhem, podivejte se na vyse uvedeny rozhovor, ktery jsem poskytla prave pro online stranky obchodu Mayarya. 

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Manolo Blahnik Designs Shoes for Farfetch

When there is a limited edition people go crazy including me. You may remember one of my previous post when I mentioned Farfetch has teamed up with Aquazzura to create a shoe collection. So when I was invited for an intimate dinner alongside three other bloggers to celebrate another amazing exclusive collection I was over the moon. It was the amazing Manolo Blahnik this time who designed gorgeous striking shoes exclusively for them (dreamy I know right). I never forget to mention his father’s family is from Czech (yes had to thrown it in there). And most people will have his shoes connected with SATC of course.

You also know that I am a big fan of Farfetch. It is a great concept that enables variety of shops and boutiques from all over the world to sell there their pieces online. So very often you can find items that are hard to get elsewhere. You never know from which corner of the world your dream bag will come from. I personally got my Isabel Marant wedding shoes from there and I think they came from Latin America. Isn’t that just amazing?

And as expected the exclusive Manolo’s collection sold out very quickly. There are still few pairs left so perhaps you may be lucky those are in your size. I tried on this gorgeous white pair but they were more on the big side so ended up getting different pair which I want to reveal in one of my new videos. The dinner took place in the lovely Lanesborough hotel and I had such a lovely evening with both Manolo and Farfetch team and also Lydia, Claire and Prim (you can also watch this vlog on my new channel). And it was honestly a wonderful event with lot of bubbles, lovely food and great company. And you know I am planning to build up bigger shoe collection so this was like a blessing. I so much prefer intimate events like this as you can get to know the brand better as you spend good quality time with the team.

Manolo Blahnik is one of the best selling brands on Farfetch and there is no surprise as he does create wonderful, great quality designs that make you feel trendy, sexy and classy at the same time. So thank you so much for having me.

Pokazde, kdyz nekdo vytvori limitovanou edici, lide tak trosku sili. Myslim, ze je to v nasi nature chtit neco, co neni jenom tak k dostani. Mozna si pamatuje muj predchozi post, kde jsem zminovala kolaboraci Farfetch a Aquazzura. Takze kdyz se mi v emailu objevila pozvanka na veceri s Farfetch a Manolo Blahnik, tak jsem skakala temer do stropu. Nikdy nezapomenu vsem pripomenout, ze jeho rodina z tatinkovy strany je z Ceska (musela jsem to rict). LOL A vetsina zen jeho boty ma spojene se serialem sex ve meste. 

A kolekce byla temer hned vyprodana, jeste je jich par k dostani, ale musite mit asi stesti, ze to bude vase cislo. Me PR team prinesl tyhle bile, ale byly mi velke, takze jsem si nakonec vybrala jine, ale ty vam ukazu az v nejakem mem novem videu. Na veceri se muzete podivat i v mem poslednim vlogu. Vecere se konala v krasnem Lanesborough hotel, kde nam uazsne hrali na piano a servirovali dobre jidlo. Ja osobne miluju tyto intimni vecere, kde pozvou opravdu male mnozstvi influenceru, protoze mam moznost poradne poznat znacku, popovidat si jak s ostatnima holkama, tak s PR. Krome me byly pozvany jeste Lydia, Claire a Prim. A opravdu jsem si to uzila. Ten tyden byl pro me docela narocny, mela jsem tri podobne akce po sobe. V pondeli recenzi restaurace a nejake akce pres den, ktere jsem musela odmitnout. S miminkem si musim opravdu vybirat kde pujdu. Neda se stihat vsechno.

Kazdopadne moc dekuju jak tymu Manolo tak tymu Farfetch za pozvani, protoze to  bylo zkratka jako sen.

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Treating my mum to some cake and PANDORA

Mum and I have always had a very special relationship. And I know anybody can say that about their mum however I really do feel that I have an extra special bond with my mum. She can of course be difficult at times but that is normal in relationships of all kinds.

I am a first born and looking back at old pictures for almost five years it was only myself and mum against the world. She tells me so often those were one of the best years of her life (sorry sis LOL). We all know she doesn’t mean it badly but I love to tease my sister.

When I was growing up she has always supported my choices. As a teenager I was scouted to be a model and during those years of my life she was such a huge support. When I made the choice to start blogging, my mum was by my side with nothing but encouragement. She invested so much in me and sacrificed a lot for me to pursue my fashion dreams. Our mutual love of fashion is a topic we have discussed over and over again, my mum has a great style herself.

Her fashion choices inspire me a lot. Although our styles are very different, there is one thing I definitely learnt from her. Getting older does not mean that you have to stop wearing the clothes you love. And then there is the love of shopping that we share. Whether I look back at the time when I lived in Czech or now when she comes to London to visit me, there is always shopping involved. It is like our special ritual. And this ritual is always followed by coffee and something delicious to eat. Just what girls like.

With Mother’s Day approaching I really wanted to treat my mum to something special when I last visited my homeland. As I mentioned in my previous post, I have collaborated with PANDORA jewellery to celebrate the occasion. I gifted her a beautiful jewellery set which I hope will remind her of my appreciation of her each and every time she wears it. Sticking to traditions, we also enjoyed delicious cake and flowers, just like the old days. I am so pleased I could include my beloved mum to be a part of the PANDORA DO campaign as she does represent strong, fashionable and supportive women. And although she hates being photographed, she knew how much this campaign meant to be, once again supporting me in what I do and what I love and let me to photograph her for this lovely occasion.

Thank you mum.

Vzdy jsem mela se svoji maminkou hodne silny vztah a byla mi vzdy spise kamaradkou. Je jasne, ze se obcas chytneme, to je ale normalni v kazdem vztahu. Obcas mi i rika, ze kdyz jsem byla hodne mala, asi do ctyr let to bylo jeji nejkrasnejsi obdobi v zivote (sorry segro haha). Urcite to tak nemysli, ale bavi me sestru timto trosku skadlit. 

A moje mama me take vzdy podporovala ve vecech, ktere jsem se rozhodla delat. Kdyz jsem byla mladsi byl to modeling a ted je to blogovani. A pokud to nebylo na ukor skoly, mela jsem v ni stoprocentni podporu. A navic uz i v ranne puberte me sama vedla k mode. Kdyz se me lide ptaji, kde se ta laska k mode vzala, je to urcite od moji mamy a taky babicky. Ta ma ve skrini pomalu vice dobre padnoucich kostymu nez jakakoli jina zenska, co znam. A moje maminka je na tom uplne stejne a take mame spolecnou vasen a to je nakupovani. A jestli me naucila jedne veci, je to urcite, ze zena se ma o sobe starat v kazdem veku a muze se oblekat mladistve (tim nema ale na mysli leopardi minisukne v sedesati letech, ale spise mladistve a stale vkusne). 

Jeste kdyz jsem zila doma a taky pokazde, kdyz jsme spolu at uz v Cesku nebo v Londyne, dokazeme travit treba cely den nakupovanim. A k tomu samozrejme vzdy patri i cas na kavu, jidlo ci dobry zakusek. A tak s blizicim se svatkem matek, kdyz jsem byla naposledy v Cesku jsem se rozhodla zopakovat nasi tradici a darovat ji take neco predem ke svatku matek. Vybrala jsem tuto sadu od PANDORY, koupila ji krasnou kytici a nezapomela ani na kavu a neco sladkeho. 

A jelikoz momentalne spolupracuji s PANDOROU na jejich kampani DO jsem moc rada, ze i moje mama mohla byt jejich soucasti. Je to totiz jedna z nejsilnejsich zen, ktere potkate a ty prave tato kampan oslavuje. A i kdyz se mama strasne nerada foti a nekde takto presentuje, tak to pro me i tentokrat udelala a podporila me v tom, co me bavi. 

Dekuju mami. 

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Unconditional Love with Pandora

It would be hard to count how many times I have heard the phrase ” You don’t know what love is until you have a child. Pure and unconditional love forever”. And until last August I did not know what people were talking about, however when my son Liam was born it finally clicked. I felt the type of love that is hard to describe with words.

I must admit, Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs I have ever done and I say it to all mums out there! We deserve a medal for being mums, we should be put on a pedestal and be worshiped. I know I have only been doing this “job” for few months and I still have a lot of years ahead of me but am now experiencing all the first moments with Liam.

It seems we have done so much together already – first Christmas, first snow, first flight, first fashion week and so much more. I took him to our first fashion event when he was only 12 days old and that will always be remembered. There is one special day approaching fast though and that is Mother’s day.

This year it will be myself who sees their child coming with a bunch of flowers, presents and big smile on their face. Obviously for the next few years Liam will need my husband’s help. I remember when I was little our dad would help us with buying presents for mum (or in other words paid for things we pointed fingers at). And as my husbands has learnt over the years he knows I love to pick my own presents (I know not very romantic but it saves time and no need for exchanging things afterword’s).

I also remember so clearly way before I got pregnant that I used to say to my other half ‘do not ever let me to stop being who I am when I have a child’. I was scared of the image of being a tired mum that forgot she loved fashion, heels and great lipsticks. Sometimes it can be hard but I am so happy I am managing to juggle everything. Honestly, when you think about it women do so much. That’s why I was so pleased when PANDORA approached me to be part of their #Do campaign, which is all about celebrating female empowerment. This got me thinking about all the things I still do as a mum: I still love running my blog, still wearing fabulous clothes and even when I feel very tired I try to put on at least a bit of lipstick. It makes me feel good when I am pushing the pram and have had more than a few sleepless nights. Women are strong creatures and I know we can do it all, even when at times it feels really hard.

My first Mother’s Day is really special this year, so I have chosen some special pieces from PANDORA to remember it by. There is nothing nicer than to look at gifts you received and have them connected to a special memory. I want to be able to wear these things forever and what better to choose than an iconic PANDORA Essence bangle with some gorgeous charms. I can sometimes be very classic and traditional when it comes to jewellery, so to compliment this I went with the Essence generosity and Essence love charm. I love to mix different tones of jewellery, so combined the rose bracelet together with silver which went perfectly. I am also a huge fan of cute necklaces and discovered the stunning and symbolic Family Tree necklace – a great piece to be gifted on this special day. I just know I will be able to wear all these items with anything- from my work white shirt to distressed jeans and simple t-shirt and that is what I am all about when it comes to style- timeless elegant and versatile!

Myslim, ze by pro me bylo tezke zpocitat kolikrat jsem slysela pred tim nez jsem se stala mamou tuhle vetu: ” Nevis, co je skutecna laska do te doby nez mas sve vlastni deti”. A do te doby jsem to nejak nechapala. Dnes uz tomu rozumim a zcela s tim souhlasim. Je to bezvyhradna laska, ktera se tezce da popsat slovy. 

Materstvi je ale zaroven nejtezsi prace, kterou jsem kdy delala a kazda mama si zaslouzi obrovskou medajli. A myslim, ze ani tatinci to nepochopi. Jenom mamy. I kdyz mam za sebou pouze sest mesicu, teto tezke “prace” tak mam pocit, ze toho mame za sebou tolik. Prvni Vanoce, prvni snih, prvni modni udalost a Fashion week. Liamka jsem si vzala na prvni modni akci, kdyz mu bylo dvanact dnu. A na to nikdy nezapomenu. Byla jsem pekne na nervy, hormony se mnou cloumaly, ale nakonec jsem si to uzila a mam na to krasnou vzpominku. 

Zive si tak vzpominam, ze dlouho predtim nez jsem otehotnela jsem manzelovi rikala, at mi nikdy nedovoli, aby me materstvi zmenilo. Myslim v tom slova smyslu, ze se nebudu o sebe starat a ze zmaminovatim. To byla moje nocni mura, ze bych se mela vzdat mody, krasnych botu a oblibenych rtenek. Je to narocne, ale jsem rada, ze se snazim, abych zvladla vsechno. Kazda takova vec mi totiz udela radost. Kdyz mam za sebou neprospanych noci a tlacim kocar, tak dat si na rty novou rtenku me zase povzbudi. Zkratka to jde. 

A tentokrat nas ceka nase dalsi prvni udalost a to den Matek. Tento rok a i ty dalsi jsem konecne ja ta druha, opevovana a obdarovana a Liamek ten, kdo mi s usmevem na rtu prinese darek ci kyticku. No vzpominam si na detstvi, ze obdarovaval (jinymi slovy platil) spis tatinek a ja a sestra jsme tak mozna ukazaly prstem, co si pro mamku predstavujeme, ale to nevadi. Muj muz vi, ze stejne se me musi vzdy zeptat, co presne chci. Ja radsi neco co opravdu chci, nez spatne prekvapeni. LOL A tento rok je poslu pro darek do Pandory

Mam rada, kdyz se po case na veci podivam a mam je spojene s prilezitosti a vzpominkou a to si preju prave letos ke svatku matek. A taky je krasne, kdyz je za darky i symbolika. Napriklad tento privesek rodinny strom je krasna symbolika a k teto prilezitosti jako delany. A jelikoz mam rada klasiku, tak nesmim zapomenout na ikonicky naramek a tyhle dva koralky – Essence generosity a Essence love. Skromnost mi moc nejde co? Kazdopadne se tyhle kousky budou hodit k tolika vecem, at uz treba k vice formalni bile kosily nebo kozene bunde a roztrhanym dzinum. Mam rada veci, ktere se daji dobre kombinovat a neomezuji me. 

At uz si prejete jakykoli darek, snad bude Den Matek a i ty dalsi svatky nezapomenutelne. 

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