We caught up with the lovely Laura Wills, founder of The Fashion Bug Blog, to catch up on how Motherhood is treating her, and how she is now juggling business and family life.
Read our latest 2019 interview with Laura here.
Congratulations on having your baby girl Mila! How is Motherhood treating you?
Thanks so much! It’s been incredible. It is life changing, but in the best possible way. The love you feel as a mother is just above and beyond anything else, and everything Mila does fascinates me – I could stare at her for hours! I feel like it has also grounded me as a person, and made me focus more on the things that really matter.
How did The Fashion Bug Blog come about? What got you into blogging?
I worked in fashion for various companies but I’ve never been very good at working for other people, so after a very brief stint in acting- and whilst trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with my life- I began writing my blog as a creative outlet. I realised quite quickly that I loved blogging and luckily it has been growing ever since!
What are your plans for the future? Will we be seeing more of baby Mila on the blog?
Hopefully to have more babies haha! My husband and I both want a big family so that’s definitely in the pipeline. I think my blog will always focus on fashion but as Mila is such a huge part of my life it is only natural that she will feature on my blog. I am still trying to find the right balance though of how much of her I share. My blog naturally evolved into something a little bit different when I found out I was pregnant and hopefully it will continue to grow with me.
Who are your current top 3 bloggers to follow?
Something Navy for her cute outfits, Lena Terlutter for her stunning photos and lifestyle, and Romy and The Bunnies for inspiring stories. I also love Instagrammers The Jet Set Mama, for her hilarious captions, and Innika Choo, for her fashion and lifestyle!
Where’s your favourite place to go for a date night with the hubby?
For something low-key we love Tendido Cero in South Kensington. For a more dressed-up date night I love The Arts Club in Mayfair.
Are you a good cook? What’s your favourite family recipe?
Sadly not – I’m AWFUL! I want to learn though so I can cook for Mila. My mother is the most amazing cook, and family dinners were always a big part of my childhood. Her meatballs are to die for!
What’s your staple look this season?
An off-shoulder top with some frayed jeans! And my Chanel slingbacks.
What’s the one baby product you couldn’t live without?
It’s pretty tough to narrow it down to one, there are so many great baby products these days! Aden & Anais’ swaddle cloths are amazing as they are so versatile, and a good nappy cream like Bepanthen is a must (Mila has never had nappy rash because of this!), also a musical whale toy from Marie Chantal which Mila loves – she falls asleep within 10 seconds without fail when I play it for her! If I had to pick just one I would say a good blanket – your baby will use it all the time! I have a grey cashmere one from Love In Kyo and I take it everywhere with me.
What are you three must-have fashion items for autumn/winter?
An oversized coat, some cropped jeans and a pair of Stella McCartney flatforms.
How would you sum yourself up in one sentence?
Loyal, a bit of a dreamer, and feisty at times!
Read TheFashionBugBlog.com here.