Saturday, 13 August 2022

New networking group aimed at busy mums

Fashion experts speak at launch of mums group

A CELEBRITY make-up artist and beauty magazine writers were among the speakers at the launch of a new Henley women’s group.

Lizzie Hughes, who lives in the town, has started MAMA.DO as a networking group aimed particularly at mothers.

Mrs Hughes, who has two children, said: “There are lots of like-minded mums around here who are into fashion, society, beauty and politics and whether they are busy professionals or stay-at-home mums, they all share common anxieties and aspirations. My mission is to create a community where women can share, inspire and learn from each other.

“Sometimes you can lose yourself a bit when becoming a mum so MAMA.DO is all about creating some time and space for us as women, what we used to be, what we are now and what we might aspire to be in future.”

The launch event, which was held at Hotel du Vin, was attended by dozens of women including Mayor Kellie Hinton. The speakers were Lee Pycroft, a make-up artist whose clients include actresses Anne Hathaway and Laura Dern and supermodel Elle Macpherson, Red magazine beauty editor Rosie Green and Camilla Kay, formerly of InStyle and Cosmopolitan.

Councillor Hinton, who has a seven-year-old daughter, said: “This is a wonderful initiative. As a busy mum myself, I was excited by this new idea and the evening did not disappoint. I know MAMA.DO has more events coming up and I am looking forward to attending them.”

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