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The Allure of Motherhood

As an established lifestyle influencer, entrepreneur and new mother, Olivia Vlachou is a woman who still has her hands full during ISO!

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, we were so pleased to connect Olivia with our valued client Allure South Sea Pearls for a special collaboration.

To accompany a content shoot captured at home with her three-month old son Nicholas, Olivia shared insights into her transition to motherhood, her plans for Mother’s Day and gift ideas to spoil the significant women in your life, even from a distance.

Her curated edit of favourite South Sea pearl pieces is available to shop online at Allure South Sea Pearls. In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Allure is offering complimentary shipping and signature gift wrapping with all online orders.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE PART OF MOTHERHOOD SO FAR?

Watching Nicholas discover everything for the first time. The world, his hands… excitement for things in everyday life I would usually take for granted.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WEARING PEARLS AND HOW DO THEY COMPLEMENT YOUR EVERYDAY STYLE?

As I get older, I am drawn to building an investment closet full of beautiful, quality items that I will wear over and over again – rather than fleeting trend pieces.

Pearls never go out of style, and I love that you can wear them when you’re dressed up to the nines (I wore them on our wedding day), or team them with a t-shirt and jeans, fresh-faced at home and instantly feel special and put together.

MOTHER’S DAY WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR AS WE SOCIALLY DISTANCE. HOW WILL YOU BE CELEBRATING?

It’s a strange time as usually Mother’s Day is spent with three generations – my yiayia, my mum, my sister and I. However, we are choosing to see the silver lining. [My husband] Basil, Nicholas and I will spend the day at home in our little bubble and we will probably spend our morning the way we always do on weekends – with a sleep in, Greek coffee and breakfast in bed. Just the three of us, reflecting on how lucky we are.

WE KNOW PERSONAL RITUALS CAN OFFER A SENSE OF CALM DURING PERIODS OF UNCERTAINTY. HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING TO START YOUR DAY?

Having worked from home prior to having Nicholas, I learnt the importance of still getting dressed for the day as though you’re heading out the door. So I have continued this habit through to early motherhood too.

Personal grooming makes me feel happy, confident and comfortable. While I’m spending more time at home, I still like to do my full skincare regime, brush my hair & brows, roll on my perfume and put on my jewellery.

If what is going on in the world right now has taught me anything, it’s that every day is a special occasion. In light of that, I’m now wearing all of my favourite pieces at home.

For Olivia’s complete interview, visit the Allure South Sea Pearls journal.

Word: Interview of Olivia Vlachou by Charlotte Collins

Imagery: Olivia Vlachou