24 April 2018
An ode to Motherhood
To celebrate Mother’s Day and the special women in our lives that nurture, support and inspire us, we spoke to model, entrepreneur and new mum of little Tex, Emmi Masten about motherhood, balancing life, work and family and her Allure South Sea Pearls Mother’s Day gift picks.
NEW MUM LOVE
It is hard for me to convey the depth of love I feel for Tex! It is the most profound, unconditional and inestimable love I could have ever imagined and has opened my eyes up to a whole new world.
I am learning everyday, constantly aware of great uncertainties and a new life of unpredictability. Motherhood is chaotic and challenging yet a true privilege.
My new role is teaching me to be present in each moment and I am finding a sense of fulfilment in different things everyday.
HOW SHE MANAGES WORK, LIFE AND MOTHERHOOD
Since having Tex, time has definitely become more limited so it has put things into perspective for me. It’s a lot easier when you do what you love. I am fortunate enough to be able to work flexibly and have a wonderful business partner (Nadia Rosa) who has offered great support during the last few months. I thrive off her creativity and enthusiasm that has helped me stay driven. Juggling home and work expectations can be difficult so you really have to love the projects you invest in to make it worthwhile.
I read a quote recently that said ‘No child wants a mother who has lost her own sense of individual purpose’ and it really resonated with me. Motherhood is an incredible role but I don’t want it to completely define who I am as a person.
THE VALUES SHE HOPES TO INSTIL IN HER SON TEX
I want to teach Tex the value of developing empathy and generosity towards others. I hope I can help influence my son to show perseverance, be broadminded and compassionate in his life. I want him to be a very kind person. This is a very strong expectation of mine. Oh and to have good manners!
HER ADVICE TO NEW MUMS
Trust your instincts and do whatever works for you. You are not expected to know it all. My mum reminded me early on that this too shall pass. I think it is very popular advice but helps keep you sane during the tough times and grateful during the momentous times.
HER PERSONAL STYLE AND FAVOURITE ALLURE PIECES
My style changes depending on how I feel that day. Some days I find I gravitate towards pieces that are clean and minimalistic. My style is more than often relaxed and I usually like to add in some statement jewellery. My favourite Allure South Sea Pearls pieces are the Diamond and French Pearl Hook Earrings as they are modern yet timeless. I tend to wear a lot of black so these earrings perfectly compliment a dark palette and are so versatile they can be worn day or night.
The Diamond Tennis Bracelet is the perfect piece for a special occasion. I love the delicacy in design with it’s symmetrical line of diamonds. It is a very special conversational piece.
HER MOTHER’S DAY GIFT LIST
The Boab Moon Earrings for the modern, contemporary woman. I love how structured and chic these earrings are.
The Stackable Pearl Ring, this is the perfect piece to be worn singularly or for layering when it is paired with a few more delicate mismatched style rings.
The Yellow Gold Diamond and Pearl Pendant there’s something very special about combining diamonds and pearls in one piece. This pendant has a refined elegance about it and suits women of all ages.
A special thank you to Emmi and Tex for their time and to AMIA for the beautiful clothing.