12 December 2019
A blogger mom who has never shown her children and only talks about fashion by being funny arouses as much curiosity as fascination. Who is she, how is she doing? What is her life like? It’s basically the questions we asked constance, who is behind the awesome au pays de Bambi profile on instagram.
I started out as a lawyer, having children and taking care of them all day long was not really in my career plan! Pretty soon, I had a pregnancy that ended badly, I lost my first baby very late in pregnancy, and it changed my whole life. After this event, I never thought of leaving my children at home. I’m the mother of three boys today, and in fact I am unable to live far from them. They are 16, 13 and 9 years old. Taking care of them full time is a daily task that I do not necessarily find fulfilling or even stuffy, but I can’t do differently.
I’ve always loved fashion and decoration, I’ve always been like that. About three years ago, I was encouraged by my friends to create a profile on Instagram, which is a magical showcase to me. The first thing was to show my looks, and I had absolutely no expectations, and then at the time I did not need to tell you that I had no intention of doing business out of it, I just wanted to show my life as it is, that is to say the life of a luxury housewife, but still a housewife. Moreover, I had the feeling to open a diary to exchange with other women, and to leave this male universe. I have never made any calculation, I always posted the same fashion and decoration, with the same spontaneity. Then, little by little, brands started to trust me …
I love Bambi! Like the Disney character, my ankles and wrists are very thin, I have never done spikes in classical dance, it’s also the name of our vacation home. It’s a little regressive, I like it a lot, I like the idea of always having a foot in childhood.
It can be anyone! Most of the time, my photos are not pretty… It’s more and more difficult for me to see myself on a picture, it became a complicated support and at the same time, I think it is a good therapy to play down. I post the picture even if I do not like it, I often do photos in a hurry, they’re almost blurred sometimes. I really admire girls who know how to pose.
It’s very difficult to step back to tell you, I do not know. I don’t think I have an editorial line strictly speaking since my photos are directly connected to my life, my daily life as a mother, a housewife, there is no other word!
I do not have a nanny and I’ve never had one. Having three children, it’s sport! The last is in CE2, I take care of all the school pick-ups, and children eat lunch at home every day. The pace is very strong. I find that adolescence is a moment in their lives when it is even more necessary that I’m at home. I want my sons to know that I am there, that there is a frame, schedules to respect. They have their freedom but it is contained!
Absolutely not ! I do it without any pleasure (laughs). Being a housewife is the antithesis of self-fulfillment. I do not believe in the hashtag #happymamma for example. There is nothing fulfilling to be yelled at by your teenager because his football bag is not ready!
I like the fact that I miss nothing in my children’s life even though I think it’s a chore most of the time. Otherwise, I do absolutely what I want. I do everything without any calculation, I refused all the influence agencies that approached me. I want to keep my freedom. I do not post everything and anything, and that’s very important to me.
Yes, it’s true. They did not choose to appear on my Instagram profile, I want to preserve them. They will do what they want. I do not forbid anything, except sometimes I change my texts for versions a little less trash because I know that my sons and their friends follow me, I don’t want to embarrass them.
At the moment, I love my Paraboots, my Anya Hindmarch bags and my checked Roseanna coat that I’m wearing all the time.
Those three pieces from R13. I am completely a fan of this American brand. A grunge rock and refined look, hyper sharp with classic codes. A feat and the buttocks are enhanced by their jeans …
Otherwise, this dress for its romantic side but not cutesy to wear during winter with black tights and big boots (from R13 obviously) and a pre-used work jacket to break the wise side of the dress.
Maybe I will stop before Instagram stops! I would do something else, it does not worry me at all. The only regret I would probably have is to loose the exchanges I can have on a daily basis. I met amazing people thanks to Instagram. But I keep telling myself that someday I will do something else, in another way, I’m one of those people who think that life is always responsible for putting the right person in my path. I’m a believer!