• Valeryi Yong and her child

    “Motherhood has got to be the hardest thing I have done in my life! [but]...your children gift you experiences that overwhelm your heart and nourish your soul like no other. ”

  • A Dialogue

    Valeryi Yong



    Fashion Stylist and creative consultant Valeryi Yong sits down with us to talk motherhood, family life and her approach to health and wellbeing.

    • —What do you love most about being a mother?

      The laughs, the hugs, the tears, the humour, the brutal honesty and the endless love.

    • — What has been the most surprising?

      The reality, Motherhood has got to be the hardest thing I have done in my life! The most surprising thing about it is , it teaches you humility, to love unconditionally and how to slowdown and prioritise. You realise your children gift you experiences that overwhelm your heart and nourish your soul like no other.

    • — Has your style changed?

      Yes definitely, I dress much more simply and I rely on good quality basics and when it comes to work situations I have a utilitarian approach these days.

    • — What are your wardrobe essentials?

      My go to pieces would have to be washed blue jeans, cotton shirts, cashmere sweaters, classic white sneakers.

    • — What is your favourite thing to do with your children?

      Swims at Bronte Beach and Yum cha.

    • — What is your favourite holiday destination?

      Japan

    • — What is your beauty routine?

      My routine is very basic - a facial wash, a good serum moisturizer I’m using Verso at the moment then always a SPF50 sunblock on top my favourite is Cetaphil Suntivity Kids, body moisturizer would have to be Leif’s Lemon Myrtle Sandalwood & Eucalyptus. The only everyday makeup I would use is Kevin Aucoin mascara.

    • — What is your approach to health and wellbeing?

      I try to do yoga 3-4 times a week to keep my mental wellbeing on track, I try to eat healthily during the weekdays mainly simple sushi, Poke’s, salads and green juices.

    • — How will you be spending Mother’s Day?

      I usually will be given a handmade card that was hidden away months ago ready for this day from my youngest son Jem and this is accompanied with a portrait painting of me. We’ll go out for lunch and then my husband will take over so I can have some Me time!

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