Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mischmash Stylish Mama {October}

Leona Laviña Panutat, former Esprit buyer, stylist, writer, ShopCrazy shopping editor, blogger, art enthusiast.. wrap up this pretty package of a loving wife and a brand new mum.  
Her work station is conveniently situated beside her son's crib. This is where she writes away while  Wyatt is deep in blissful slumber.
Art by Francis Nacion hangs in the master bedroom where we spied Matryoshka dolls and hardbound reads on fashion and design.
Carlo Ongchangco, Cambridge Fluro Pink Satchel, BCBG Multi-colored Sandals.
Accessorizing is second nature to Leona who owns a vast collection of baubles from cocktail rings to statement necklaces all neatly labeled and categorized. 

Clad in her typical mash-up of preppy-boho. Pleated skirt, crew neck sweater, boho-inspired accessories with a Joyce Makitalo ring to boot.
Shots of color you'll spot all over her insanely neat and put-together place of dwelling.
His and hers. Mama brogues and baby brogues.
Elephant Wooden Menagerie by Jomike Tejido.
Wyatt's nursery is peppered with art lovingly made by his mum and his cousins.
A wooden horse spruced up with one of Leona's favorite scarves holds commanding presence. 
On the right is Wyatt's travel blanket, the hands-on mum especially made for her son before his big arrival.

Describe your personal style? Hmmm.. Preppy-boho. I like wearing clean and classic pieces and pairing them with something quirky, colorful and a bit off. I used to have a monochromatic closet but now all of a sudden I can't get enough of color!! 

What are you wearing this fall? Colored denims, slim V neck and crew neck sweaters, maxi skirts, wedge booties and my Missoni for Target loot! 

Closet staples? Denim cutoffs, straight cut jeans, stripe tees, slim cut cargos, men's button downs and my manly flats: brogues and loafers. 

What is that one piece you can't live without fashion/motherhood-wise? Crisp white button down. You can wear it to absolutely any event. Great when dressed up with a ball gown skirt or dressed down with cutoffs. Plus it's breastfeeding friendly. 

How are you influencing your son's personal style? Well, he's only 2 months old so I don't think I have that much influence on him yet but when he's a bit bigger I'd say.. wear whatever makes you happy! 

Style icons? Jenna Lyons, Tory Burch, Olivia Palermo and Taylor Tomasi-Hill.

Tip or 2 for all moms out there who want to stay stylish amidst all the hullabaloo motherhood brings? Any shopping advice? Buy basics with a twist. A white button down with with an unexpected collar, khakis with pleats, cropped dark denims. These pieces will always look good together no matter what. Just throw on some accessories, grab a leather tote and you're good to go. As for shopping, always be aware of your surroundings. You might just score a great deal in the most unlikely places. Some of my favorite pieces are from Supermarkets!

Styling may have taken a backseat but style is obviously innate for this first time momma who looks like she's having the time of her life. What, with that palpable glow you see and feel around her and adorable Wyatt. Priceless.  


Photography by Anthony Co.


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  1. You are so chic and classy :D This is how moms should be.

  2. congrats on the new baby Leona! you're so pretty pala, i finally have a face to the name. i love your house and i also love your style! all the art is wonderful, i think I spotted one of your paintings in chocolate kiss, i actually wanted to buy it but shoes got the better of me as usual:P great job Mikka! :)

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  3. Wow! So pretty and so Fasyon! :)