I am SO excited to bring you another “BABE BEHIND THE BRAND” blog, where I introduce you to some of the MEGA #GirlBosses I have had the pleasure of meeting (or insta-meeting) through Champagne S’il Vous Plaît. Last month I introduced you to Sam from TSID Clothing, and today I’m THRILLED to introduce you to Stephanie from Frenchie + Boss.
Steph is an incredibly hardworking and devoted Mama of 3 beautiful boys, who is an absolute DELIGHT to chat with and the more I get to know her the more I am just blown away by her! Only launching in September this year, I have adored the carefully curated luxe basics that Stephanie chooses for her boutique, and I know every Mama needs them all in her wardrobe stat! Steph has a big, generous heart and has opened up a code especially for you… CSVP15 will take 15% off storewide (excluding sale items) so that you can spoil yourself with some much deserved luxe items from her boutique. Grab a coffee and join me in getting to know the gorgeous soul who is Steph…
F+B: Much like many mums after having children, I felt a little lost and unsure of my personal style. I no longer wore the ‘corporate’ look and heels everyday, but wouldn’t have felt at ease in my ‘gym gear’ day in and out. My body had changed dramatically after four pregnancies so I didn’t know what shapes and silhouettes suited me anymore.
Frenchie+Boss came about after experimenting; buying and regretting way too many things that didn’t suit me and realising that the quantity of clothes in my wardrobe just meant too many confusing decisions I didn’t need each morning.
I wanted to show how easy it is to create mix and match looks to take you from ‘desk to dinner’ or ‘play date to date night’ depending on your lifestyle, looking stylish and feeling great with quality basic pieces.
CSVP: Who IS Stephanie?
F+B: Mum to 3 beautiful boys, 5, 9 and 11yrs, a SAHM FIFO wife, living in organised chaos! One of 3 sisters from a single parent family we grew up pretty independent, so I hate having to ask for help. But, I have learnt to accept I can’t do everything and am truely grateful for our support network.
A generous soul, I try to give of myself what I can.
A strong woman! Somehow, from somewhere I have discovered an inner strength that came into play when our children were diagnosed with a serious heart condition.
CSVP: What sets F+B apart from other brands?
F+B: Frenchie+Boss is based on a seasonal capsule wardrobe, with each season’s range combining well to create the perfect capsule wardrobe. These pieces are practical, comfortable yet stylish and will take you from ‘desk to dinner’ or ‘play date to date night’ with minimal changes and looking effortlessly chic.
CSVP:What does your typical day look like?
CSVP: If you could only wear ONE beauty item everyday, what would it be?
F+B: I tend to take a simplistic approach to traditional beauty products – less is more (really I’m just not that confident with it). I’ll always add a swipe of lipstick and a spritz of fragrance before heading out the door.
CSVP: What is your coffee/cafe order?
F+B: A large half strength latte with 1 sugar….I know, you may think what’s the point? But having had a long break from coffee drinking from my first pregnancy till a couple of years ago, I’m working my way up.
CSVP: What is your Must have piece from F+B?
F+B: Our Hélene pants; they are silky soft and super versatile. They have a relaxed fit so are easy to wear while playing with your little ones, but pop on your favourite heels and a smart top and you’re date night ready!
The local mineral springs are beautiful and so relaxing, and it’s my priority in 2018 to take more advantage of them.
F+B: French Navy
CSVP: Cocktail, champagne or wine?
F+B: All the above (eeek). My taste is generally dictated by the seasons when it comes to my ‘drink of choice’. Crisp whites in summer, rich reds in winter, cocktails on holidays….but there is always occasion for champagne! Santé
I hope that you have enjoyed getting to know Steph, the Babe Behind the Brand: Frenchie+Boss. I know I have! Next time you’re online looking for some cute pieces go check her out! (See below for a slideshow of some of the awesome F+B Clothing pieces I own!) x