The Mum Club Featuring The Bright Company
We love our PJs. We are the kinda girls that if we can we'll stay in them all day, hopping into them at any given chance. So when the British- based designer and product developer Alienor set up The Bright Company and took the internet by storm we knew we wanted to speak with her to find out more about why she loves them, and decided to base her life around creating them.
MY NAME IS … Alienor Falconer
MY BRAND IS… The Bright Company
I LIVE IN… Brighton
I FEEL MOST AT HOME… With my family, wherever we are, as long as I have my family we are
I AM A MUM AND… a creative director, a brand owner, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend.
THINGS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT… usually a child needing a wee....
WHEN I GREW UP I WANTED TO BE… a private detective! and then when I was about 13 I started making my own clothes and my trajectory towards fashion started there.
MY FIRST STEPS TAKEN TO START MY BRAND WHERE... when I had my son although I found lots of amazing fashion for him I found nightwear was really lacking, I used to buy him leggings and t-shirts to get the right fit but the designs were all so lacking.
THE HARDEST PART OF MOTHERHOOD IS… the guilt, all mothers feel it at some point, I work too much, I don't work hard enough, I work when the kids are around, I shout too much, I forget to do reading practice, I don't really like craft in the house, the list is endless!
THIS KEEPS ME SANE... work, without it I'd really struggle, I love motherhood more than anything but I feel like I need my own identity.
I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT (PHYSICAL OBJECT)...
MY BIGGEST RISK... starting TBC, financially it's been a massive leap of faith financially
MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT... my children, they are awesome!
MY BEST PIECE OF ADVICE… some of the best advice I've heard is, inspiration is everywhere, if you can't see it look again. This is a quote from my former boss, Paul Smith and it's so true.
AND LASTLY A PERSONAL ONE! I WOULD HAVE DONE THIS DIFFERENTLY IN MY LABOUR… oh gosh, in my first labour I wish I'd let the midwifes take pictures. I had both of my children at home and I had two midwives, the second one is there just on standby, and if all is going well they can take pictures if you would like them to. I asked them to with my 2nd and they are the most incredible and special pictures I have, giving birth was the most amazing thing I've ever done.