To celebrate Mother’s Day, we spoke to three inspiring women about motherhood, their careers and their top styling tips, of course.
Katie Impey is a mother of two, Isabella (9) and Charlotte (3). She’s a Creative Director and Stylist.
Katie, what is the best advice your mother ever gave you?
To lead by example. She was the head of our family in every way, strong, kind and the most generous person I have ever known. If I can be half the mum she was I’m doing OK.
They say it takes a village, why is it important for you to have a community to help you raise your family?
It’s especially important for me as I lost my biggest support, my Mum, in April last year. I absolutely could not have got through this last year without help and support of others, it meant I can keep juggling all those balls, even at the most difficult time.
How does being a mother make you feel empowered?
Just the fact that you grew another human inside you is empowering in itself and will never not blow my mind! Then to give birth and raise those little humans and guide them through life as well as navigating your own, it can be tough, but the most rewarding thing you will ever do.
Tell us a bit about your career?
I started out in events before moving on to marketing & PR. I was made redundant after I had Isabella, but I ended up landing my dream job as a fashion PR. I gradually progressed to a Creative Director role and last year I took the jump to freelance as an Art Director and Stylist.
How have other women empowered you and helped you succeed in your career?
My Step Nan Liz is a huge inspiration to me, she has always worked, even while raising her children, first as a nurse, and went on to be a director at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, she is still working now in to her 70’s but has always maintained the balance of career and motherhood.
Living an on-the-go life with kids, how do you refresh everyone’s outfits with accessories?
We love a hair accessory around here! Bows, headbands, clips bring a bit of fun to any outfit. I also think accessories are a great compromise to let them think they’re styling themselves.