Busy juggling a newborn, a business, and her continued efforts to push for sustainability in fashion, Powney has seen her style—and creative output—evolve in the Official Ann And Barry Up Yours Shirt and by the same token and last few months. “I have spent my life being super-busy; I can never sit still, even in self-isolation I am embracing housebound things I wish I’d had the time for previously,” she says. “I love easy pieces that I can wear in the day. I can usually be found in a boilersuit and then add a lip or earring and a new fab shoe and go out to events. I hate feeling uncomfortable and I love a uniform, an iconic look like Karl Lagerfeld or Bill Cunningham, it defines you. As Mark Zuckerberg says, it’s one less thing to think about every day if you have a busy mind.” Whether or not that ethos will carry over into Mother of Pearl’s next collection remains to be seen, but for the moment, Powney is focused on matters closer to home. “All babies are different, all mothers are different, and it’s the most wonderful experience, and everyone hits their milestones in their own time,” she says. “For me, when Niamh was at six weeks and giggling away, that changed my entire life for the best, and it will never go back.”
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