How to make like an IT-GIRL : Sara Huegill tells us how
Sara Huegill may be the epitome of the perfect Modern Mother. Super-gorgeous and owner of crazy-good legs, she is wife to Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill, mama to Mila, owner of a seriously-chic wardrobe and PR Marketing Director for Sydney label, Little Joe Woman.
I asked her how she manages to always look so pulled-together on the red carpet, when in reality, she must be getting ready at arsenic hour – the horror. Sounds like mission impossible to me. But according to Mrs Huegill, it’s actually not.
ModernMothers: How long do you need to look paparazzi-ready?
Sara Huegill: These days time isn’t on my side (for myself that is!), so it is all about time management and allocating at least 30 – 40 mins to get ready. If I can have longer I take it….!
MM: Who chooses your dress, shoes and accessories?
SH: I choose everything myself. I have my favourite designers and looks, and try to re-work old favourites or loan new pieces that are demure show-stoppers. Less is more in my view, so my shoes and accessories are always simplistic. My diamond rings are almost always enough, however I always love extra bling from Cerrone to complete the look!
MM: The morning of a big, red-carpet evening event, what do you inhale for breakfast?
SH: Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! I usually have Greek yoghurt with assorted berries and passionfruit… So the morning of a big event is no different for me. As long as it is light but at the same time substantial.
MM: Is there a work-out involved and if so, are you tredding or lifting some weight?
SH: I have been lucky (to-date) with my body not requiring a lot of work exercise-wise. I am a converted morning stretcher and once I realised the importance of stretching your body and taking 2 minutes to do-so and at the same time gather your thoughts/relax and breathe – a busier day gets easier!
MM: What labels and styles do you favour?
SH: Dion Lee, Collette Dinnigan, Ellery, Josh Goot and Little Joe Woman by Gail Elliott
MM: What is your own personal favourite red-carpet moment?
SH: GQ Man of Style Event 2012. It was such a brilliant event and moment. Dion Lee stole-my-heart as always as my dress of choice!
MM: What is your worst?
SH: I hope I don’t have any!
MM: What is your red-carpet regime?
SH: I don’t really have a set regime so-to-speak. Keep calm and carry on usually does the trick….
MM: What is your best beauty secret?
SH: Water! Drink as much of it as possible. I never used to drink enough water and it is the best (and cheapest) beauty secret going around.
MM: In the rush, what is your best and fastest baby dinner on-the-run?
SH: I am ultra-prepared when it comes to meals for Mila, so I usually have a protein and vegetable mix prepared in advance, however I often reach for fresh pasta or rice and finely cut poached chicken on top if I have run out. Depending on her food-intake that day I often reach for vegemite and cheese toast and a spot of Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit also!
MM: How do you walk in high heels?
SH: I really limit my daily wearing of heels, so when I do go to events or out at night, I can wear 5-inch babies with ease!
MM: How do you avoid vegemite fingers?
SH: Baby Wipes are my best friend…and literally the last thing I do pre leaving is pop my dress on to limit any sticky finger issues!
MM: Any tips on posing for that crucial pic?
SH: I wish I had tips for that one! A natural smile always works best…
MM: Now with a baby in tow, how do you recover the following morning?
SH: Panadol and water pre-bed and a good Egg and Bacon roll the next morning. However the option of saying no to the champagne after 2-3 glasses is always the smartest option!