I know a lot of stylish women. In the industry I work in, they are the norm. But more than the fashionable "It" girls, I am in awe of moms who can balance career, family, and be stylish at the same time. Being a mom and entrepreneur myself, I know that it takes a great deal of a balancing act to run a business, household, and rushing around the metro in high heels.
One mom who always looks impeccably chic is my friend Agoo Bengzon. She is the mother of two boys (Lo, 9 years old and Dre, 3) and a loving wife to Andy. She is also now the Beauty Director of Summit Publishing Group. Congrats, mads!
I bumped into Agoo and her family at the park yesterday and I couldn't resit taking photos of her. I didn't have a camera with me so I ended up using the camera of my BlackBerry which was set in the lowest resolution. Ugh. Anyway, I did some tweaking and added grainy effects on the photo to enhance the pictures — when grainy, add more grain! Haha!
Agoo's look = Oversize white shirt + Sheer leggings + Wedge + Piled-on necklaces + Painted nails + Well-groomed hair
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Me: How do you balance family and fashion?
Agoo: Going to the park or hitting the mall with my boys means a lot of walking and bending over so when I know it's going to be a non-stop day, I tend to rely a lot on maxi dresses because they're comfy, long enough to cover my legs so that I never have to feel overly conscious about revealing too much, and still stylish enough to not make me look like a Mom who has "let go." For shoes, I'm not much of a flats person so I'll choose a platform wedge over stilettos since they're much easier to walk in (and won't sink into the grass)! :-)
Me: Where do you shop?
Agoo: Zara, Topshop, Forever 21, Adora, Rustan's, Mango, Firma, AC+632, Tint, Carbon are some of the shops I like to frequent. I like to shop online too!
Me: What are your top 5 beauty essentials?
1. La Mer The Moisturizer
2. Lancome UV Expert
3. La Mer The Eye Concentrate
4. L'Oréal Brow Stylist in Light Brown
5. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Champagne
Me: Could you share with my readers the top 3 beauty trends for 2011?
1. Gold metallics everywhere — lids, lips, lashes and nails!
2. Statement lips — whether in neon orange or deep burgundy plus lots of high glass shine.
3. For hair, it's red for color, short for cut, and a sleek ponytail for style
That's all folks!
Shoppingera, what else would you like to know from stylish moms who balance family and fashion? Write your questions on the comments box.