Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mischmash Stylish Mama {July}

Sarah Tirona, a former restauranteur who paints, sews, and creates jewelry. A real artist at heart who is also a nurturing mother to her 5y.o. daughter, Nikola. She also happens to be the author behind the fabulous blog, Ms. Eggplant's Chronicles.
Upon entering her flat, you can immediately sense artists dwell here. Music was blasting from interesting gold speakers and we found her typing away in her laptop at a bright and peaceful corner of her home. This is where she is most creative, she says.
Channeling the 70's in a high waist pair from Topshop, a pretty short-sleeved jacket with tassels from Funky Plum Vintage (which I absolutely fell in love with!), and clogs from CMG.
Sarah is very passionate of her vintage records and shoes. At the moment she is smitten by Jeffrey Campbell's Litas. Above is a pair of Julian Louie's for Aldo.
To be able to paint seems like the most natural thing for her. Some of her masterpieces greet you at the doorstep.
In one of her creations, an animal-print maxi. Only she can pull off pairing a loud skirt with an equally loud gold jacket (not to mention those Litas!) and not look over-the-top at all. Such is a signature Ms. Eggplant look. 
Describe your personal style.
Eclectic, I dress according to my mood and the music I'm listening to at the time, but more or less classic boho with a rock edge. I have always been greatly influenced by fashion from the 60's-70's.

What are you wearing this fall? A lot of light cover ups for manila layering, Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots.
Closet staples? Shorts, a good bra, my DIY camisoles, bell bottoms, statement shoes.

What is that one piece you can't live without fashion/motherhood-wise? Comfortable shoes, loose tops and maxi skirts great for running around in with my daughter.

How are you influencing your daughter's personal style? I make her mini versions of my clothes by request and I allow her to play around with my accessories and shoes. I believe in self expression through dressing even at a very young age. I usually give her free reign when it comes to her outfits. I just noticed that when I wear pants, she picks pants, when I wear skirts, so does she.

Style icons? Hollywood wise, I like Nicole Richie and the Olsen Twins. Lately, I've been digging Cherie Curry a lot. I also adore Edie Sedgwick, Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger. I also look at a lot of stock photos from past decades.

Tip or 2 for all mums out there who want to stay stylish amidst all the hullabaloo motherhood brings? Any shopping advice? Don't be afraid to experiment and keep an open mind. Always be on the lookout for a good bargain. Buy clothes with simple cuts that you can easily layer and recreate from day to night with the right accessories.
Sarah with her adorable Nikola.

Thank you Sarah for allowing us to take snippets of your life beyond Ms. Eggplant's Chronicles. Yours is utterly inspiring. 

I asked her to briefly describe herself and what she does..and she pretty much summed it up this way:

"I'm an artist at heart, sometimes a little eccentric that's why I decided to leave the corporate world to just do what I enjoy best which is to create stuff. I paint, sew, make and design jewelry for fun and sometimes for profit. I am happy as a stay at home mom to my beautiful 5 year old daughter and I managed to snag the best man in the world." 

How cool is that?
I am secretly hoping you didn't notice I missed last month's Mischmash Stylish Mama. I will definitely make it up with 2 features next month!

Again special thanks to Anthony Co for the patience and wonderful photography. And for Le Misch for always gamely tagging along.

(behind the scenes)


  1. wow mikka, the pictures are fabulous! thanks for the feature. anthony did a great job :)

  2. great feature on sarah :) hey let's cocktails soon! i need some air mikks! haha

  3. This post is way cool and the photos are beautiful! :D Gosh, I love art too and my style is pretty much boho rocker.

    This is a beautiful post indeed!

    Btw if you can, follow my blog and my twitter! (VivaLaBreee) I'm following you now!

    xoxo, Bree


  4. I LOVE her! I adore her style.nice feature. :D

  5. I love her style too :) You've done a great feature really! Props to you and your blog! :)

    Melai of Style and Soul

  6. I love this post and her style! I think the gold jacket ensemble is interesting. It's amazing how she can pull off that look effortlessly. :)

  7. i just noticed, parang pang pre-nup shoot yung photo sa fire exit :P hahahahaha!

  8. aww congrats to sarah for being featured! she looks sooo radiant and beautiful in these shots :)

  9. I LOVE HER SHOES!!!! The Lita pair and CMG!!! <3