We are so excited to introduce Angelica Talan of Clarendon Moms
, a former Television and Film Actress and Commercial Print Model turned Mommy turned one of DC's favorite bloggers. Hailing from Courthouse-Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, Angelica is not only a gorgeous and very talented blogger but also a devoted wife, loving mother, and writer. Oh and did we mention super sweet and friendly?
We had the opportunity to interview Angelica on her personal style, mommy fashion tips, latest trends, and her passion in life. Check out her interview below!
1. How would you describe your style?
Feminine, Colorful, Sometimes Trendy and Spirited. At home/weekend? Pretty and Polished, yet Practical for jaunts with my hubby and tots. Out in the fashion scene? I describe my event apparel as Ivanka Trump meets Eva Mendez. I love how elegant and glamourous these two women are. They are both curvaceous like me and they have a way of dressing for their curves while maintaining a very classy and feminine look.
2. What tips would you give other moms on how to stay up to date on the latest fashion?
I would suggest that Moms subscribe to blogs (like Clarendon Moms
) and other fashion/beauty blogs so that they get regular updates keeping them in the loop. There are also tons of free fashion events they can attend, especially in the DC area that would give them a glimpse into what the latest trends are and offer them a fun, glitz filled "Mom's Night Out". I try to make announcements on these events monthly on my blog--especially to inform moms on where to go to get their dose of "fashion and fun nights out".
3. What non-maternity styles would you recommend to expecting moms this spring/summer?
I am so in love with the wedge right now! It's always been a fave of mine, especially during my pregnancies when I've wanted to wear heels, but needed the comfort that only a wedge can provide. I'm also digging the python prints, tribal prints and the "it color" orange. Another must is the colored jean or jegging for Spring. Just about every designer has come out with colored jeans this season. Incorporate one item of each of those new/returning trends into your wardrobe to add a fresh twist for Spring/Summer 2012.
4. What do you love most about blogging and being a mom?
I enjoy the creative freedom I have as a blogger. I also enjoy the aspect of being able to blend all of my passions into one profession. Those passions include: parenting, fashion, photography, socializing and writing. I never knew that blogging could incorporate all of those loves and give me complete professional fulfillment. I'm so happy to have discovered blogging. The best part of being a mom is being able to give my kids all the love and attention they deserve by being able to spend as much time with them as I possibly can. Blogging allows me the flexibility to do that. One of my favorite activities with my kids (I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter named Ella and a 2 year old son named Logan) is being able to play dress up and make believe. I also really enjoy cooking all their meals for them. I love taking them places. I take pictures of them every single day. And of course, I love taking them shopping!