Jacqueline Perrett is one of those effortlessly cool girls. Based in Sydney’s Bondi, the communications manager for fashion brand Bassike lives in a sun-drenched apartment with her architect partner Kelvin Ho and dog Lily. She became a mother for the first time back in November last year. ”Motherhood has taught me the ability to go with the flow and the power of three deep breaths. We tried to follow routines in the early days, but we ended up following Harriettes own natural routine, it meant less stress for all involved. Now that she’s older, we pretty much know what to expect each day.”
Working for a brand whose signature pieces include jersey basics and drawstring pants, dressing during pregnancy was easy for Perrett. She lived in bassike black leather track-pants, mens oversized white shirts, suede loafers and styled her hair in ponytails. “Post-baby I am still in the bassike leather track-pants. I wear a lot of bassike and I also love Celine, Proenza Schouler and Tome.” And as for her daughter, Perrett loves cashmere jumpers from J. Crew, bassike mini for organic cotton slouch pants and striped T-shirts and Makie Clothier for something special.
Perrett is the kind of mum who scribbles daily musings about her daughter into a Smythson notebook, who buys her organic fruit and veggies and who lists watching her partner Kelvin and Harriette together as one of her favourite things. ”We want to teach Harriette about compassion; a strong sense of self; and to listen to – and trust – her inner wisdom.”
Jacqueline’s little list of loves:
Giving Harriette a bath. She loves kicking her legs in the water.
Shopping online for Harriettes clothes.
Watching Kelvin and Harriette together - it melts my heart!
Having my nails done.
An afternoon siesta.
Going to the organic shop and picking fruit and veggies for Harriette’s meals.
Weekend walks with Kelvin, Harriette and our dog Lily.
Catching up with friends and their babies.
Putting my feet up and watching a little television at the end of the day.
Photography: Julie Adams Hair: Paloma Rose Garcia at Oscar Oscar Salons Paddington Make-up: Sarina Carruthers Words: Georgie Abay