NOT SO MUMSY(adj.): Style-conscious, media-savvy mamas who juggle busy schedules, play-dates and the occasional splash of rosé.
NOT SO MUMSY is an inspirational and interactive destination for the modern mama. For those who love and embrace motherhood, but also place importance on retaining their sense of self and style. No parenting advice or judgement here- just self styled shoots, fashion finds for mama and babe, interviews with inspirational and celebrity mothers, reviews of things and places we love alongside personal posts about our motherhood journey- the good, the bad and the behind the scenes. xo
NOT SO MUMSY founder and editor Marcia Leone (pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha, thanks very much ;)) lives in Sydney with her eyewear afficianado hubby (Owner and Creative Director of Sunday Somewhere), superhero obsessed four year old, and one hell of a sunglass collection.
A lifestyle journalist turned Marketing & Events Manager, Marcia spent a decade of her pre-mama life working in newspapers, magazines and television. While pregnant she was the Marketing Manager for an iconic BBC children’s channel- ample training for that “new mummy daze” where she spent many hours- perhaps even days -staring blankly at Peppa Pig long after her tot had left the room. While on Maternity Leave Marcia decided that she was having way too much fun being a mama and travelling the globe with her little family, so she traded the 9-5 to create her own little venture NOT SO MUMSY.
Alternating between a holistic lifestyle and eating nutella from the jar while watching The Real Houswives from everywhere, Marcia is an organic loving germaphobe with a healthy dash of OCD. If she was a drink, she’d be an activated green juice with the occasional nip (or two) of vodka.
In her pre-baby life she cameoed as a hostess at a high-end NYC celebrity jaunt, spent months in Africa bottle feeding lion cubs, modelled in the UK, cycled across Cambodia in a heatwave and was an honorary member of the Panamanian Latino Surf pro tour.
Since becoming a mama, Marcia is determined to keep the adventure in her life. Fortunate enough to travel the world with her husband’s label, they relocated to NYC for 3 months last year and just returned from a moEuropean adventure and planning
Whilst transitioning to motherhood Marcia has re-worked her wardrobe to be fashionable, yet reflux appropriate and feels she has found her style somewhere between her prized mui mui heels and the playground practability of the ‘sensible flat’.
Marcia loves hearing from her readers, so please email email@example.com with any comments, suggestions or just to say hello!