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The Tale Of Rachel Wayman

Photography: Julie Adams Hair: Paloma Rose Garcia from Oscar Oscar Salons at Paddington Makeup: Abigail Sheridan Words: Georgie Abay

Given it's her job to style the pages of glossy fashion magazines, it’'s no wonder that Rachel Wayman looks the way she does: casually elegant, she's dressed in a beautiful printed Gucci dress, while balancing a toddler on her hip. “I am still as obsessed with clothes and accessories as I was before Charlie was born and I love getting dressed for work. It’'s what I do, it'’s my career.”

Following the birth of her now two-year-old son Charlie, Wayman took six months of maternity leave, before returning to work part time. Previously the fashion director of Madison magazine, she'’s a now a freelance stylist and contributing editor to Sunday Style magazine.

While Wayman says her personal style hasn'’t changed, she has taken to wearing a lot more print over the past two years. “I remember a friend telling me that during the first few months, anything with print is great because it disguises vomit and dribble.”

Her love of fashion now also extends to kids clothing. “I wanted to dress Charlie like a baby from the Seventies. I love all the colours from that decade: mustard, khaki, navy, brown. Charlie has lots of cords and stripes and two of my friends always buy him vintage T-shirts from America. He'’s got vintage Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Johnny Cash tees.”

Since becoming a mother, Wayman says she’s really focused on slowing right down. “Life is about really simple things such as an afternoon in the park with my son. It has taught me to slow down and be happy with that.”

Rachel’s little list of loves

Waking up with my boys. We always have a bit of family time in bed each morning before our busy day begins. I treasure that time.
Watching our family with Charlie. He has brought so much joy into all our lives and it's amazing to watch the fun they get up to.
Gardening. My husband, Charlie and I have big plans for our veggie garden.
Flats. I’m so happy that the season ahead is all about a heavy flat sandal.
Massages. They are a luxury but I would have one a week if I could!
Painting with Charlie.
Breakfast catch-ups. I love seeing dear friends for a good catch-up before our day begins. It puts a smile on my face for the whole day.
Homewares shopping. I am obsessed. I am constantly on the search for the perfect rug, lamp and piece of art.
Cups of tea with my mum.
Fresh flowers.

May 2013


I always wanted to be a working mother...

When I found out I was pregnant, I’d just been promoted. I’ve worked really hard to get where I am and it’s a big part of my life. But when I had Charlie, the thought of going back to work made me really sad. I didn’t actually know how I could do it. Once I was back and I got into it, I was fine, but in the beginning, the thought of leaving him was devastating. My mum worked when I was younger. It’s a really good thing to have your own interests and still be inspired and driven.


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