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HERE COMES THE SUN (DO DO DO DOO). AN LA GIRL THROUGH-AND-THROUGH, NATALIE ALCALA ALSO GOES BY THE TITLES OF EDITOR, ENTREPRENEUR, AND MAMA. APART FROM RUNNING AROUND AFTER HER NEARLY-TWO-YEAR-OLD DIEGO, NATALIE FOUNDED FASHION MAMAS, A MEMBERS-ONLY NETWORK FOR MAMAS WHO WORK IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. IS IT HAUTE IN HERE OR IS IT JUST HER?
HATCH/Describe your style in 6 words or less
NA/Minimal, sassy, pantsless
HATCH/How has your fashion sense changed since baby (or since you got pregnant)?
NA/It hasn’t! I strongly believe that there is no right and wrong way to dress when you’re a mother. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, then it’s the perfect choice.
HATCH/Mother/Child matching, yea or nay?
NA/Big YAY. I’m enjoying dressing him however I want because I know that one day he’ll want probably want to wear a Superman cape wherever we go.
HATCH/What 3 traits are you hoping your child inherits from you?
NA/Leadership, empathy, and assertiveness.
HATCH/What 3 trends are you currently loving?
NA/Timeless, clean lines and neutral palettes.
HATCH/What pre-parent fashion trend do you hope makes a comeback in your closet someday (i.e. what do you miss, if anything)?
NA/I don’t wear as many crop tops as I used to, but it’s summer, so who knows!
HATCH/What bag are you currently carrying?
NA/This straw bag that I scored at a flea market for $25.
HATCH/If you could only keep 5 things in your bag for you and baby/child, what would they be?
NA/Babyganics sunscreen, Parasol diapers/wipes, a ripe organic banana (we’re both obsessed), water, and one of his favorite books.
HATCH/Where was your last vacation and where will your next one be?
NA/Kids, please or kid-free? Our last vacation was in Palm Springs, and our next one will be San Francisco, when I launch Fashion Mamas SF! (I’m currently selecting our first FMSF members, so apply here if you want to join our squad!)
HATCH/Top 3 ‘dos’ for dressing during pregnancy.
NA/1) For evening, go for a bodycon dress as often as you can to show off that beautiful belly, 2) Collect tons of dreamy silk tunics for that mama goddess vibe, 3) Comfort is everything!