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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