Deauvanné is a Mother, Stylist, Presenter and Blogger with over 10 years experience in the fashion world. She studied at London College of Fashion and has worked as a model, fashion buyer, stylist and TV presenter. Originally from London she now lives in Sydney, Australia with her two children. The ‘Mama Stylista’ blog was born in May 2012. She wanted a creative outlet to combine two of her loves, Motherhood & Fashion!

What was the biggest change you found within yourself when you became a mum?

I became more patient, selfless and responsible. It was the making of me.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

I would be in London with the kids. Even though I love Australia, London is always home. Although saying that, I have just got back from LA and I fell in love with it there. I’m a Sagittarius, born traveller. I can’t sit in one place for long.

What is the most difficult conversation you have had to have with or about your kids?

The stranger danger conversation is heartbreaking but necessary.

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If you could change one thing about the world to make it a better place for your kids, what would that be?

No more racism.

What are the words you live by?

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

When you notice negative self-talk creeping in, what do you do?

I meditate or go for a walk. I try and get out of myself. I am a big believer in positive affirmations and I listen to motivational CD’s in the car.

What is your greatest achievement (not related to your kids) since you became a mum?

I decided I wanted to pursue a career I loved. I started my blog and am now working as a stylist and presenter. I just got back from working as both in America.

If you could go back to the day before you became a mum and tell yourself one thing, what would that be?

You got this!


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