The Tale Of Claire Tregoning
For fashion designer Claire Tregoning, time management is the key to balancing motherhood with her job at Sass & Bide. Working for two mothers - Heidi Middleton and Sarah-Jane Clarke - she's lucky enough to have a flexible working arrangement. She currently works three days a week in the office, and spends the other two days working from her home in Sydney's eastern suburbs. "I often catch up at night and on the weekends, but it works for me."
Her now 10-month-old son Tuck was born back in January. I was surprised by how much I love being a mother. I was unsure when I went into this new world, but it is strangely amazing.
Tregoning's understated style hasn't changed since becoming a mother: jeans and tees are still wardrobe staples and she'll often accessorise with Miu Miu studded sneakers or for work, she'll opt for a heel. "I try to put more of an effort into dressing these days. It makes me feel less mumsy," she says.
Claire's little list of loves:
A glass of wine with my husband at 7pm.
Getting my baby up after his sleeps.