Welcome to Toby Oliver & Me. A fashion, lifestyle and just about getting by blog written by me – Megan. Mummy to said Toby Oliver.
I’m a freelance fashion and commercial stylist. I work mainly in between Manchester and London. And live in the countryside – it’s needed after five-day weeks stuck in a studio with no natural light!
I like pathetic milky decaf coffees, gin, shit wine, depressing TV dramas, travelling, interiors, good food, fashion, editorial magazines, basically anything aesthetically pleasing and finding quirky independent brands. Between myself and t’other half we run two businesses, so I like to support local business rather than the high street giants. I of course make exceptions when it comes to ZARA and & other stories. No explanation necessary.
I’ve been renovating my first home, an 1830’s cottage style terrace for the past 18 months. It is half finished. Literally. Upstairs is a totally different house to downstairs. It’s come with a love of interiors which is something I’m also keen to write about/share.
I completed my degree in fashion communication and promotion last year, after going back to university for a second-time post Toby, and although writing my dissertation nearly killed me, (true story). I actually really missing writing – hence the blog.
Toby is an only child but has the energy of six children! He is four years old although I swear blind he’s a teenager. He puts us through our paces to say the least! We also have a blue Frenchie pup called Buddy. Toby is a very strong wild child, he is hyperactive and stubborn (I’ve no idea where he gets the stubbornness from, I swear). And he point blank refuses to do anything he doesn’t want to do. (Again, rings no bells 🙄). Raising boys is not for the faint hearted and it’s not been an easy road. I’ll be sharing our stories on juggling it all, the fashion industry, running a business, parenting boys, renovating, travelling and days out.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it, please feel free to get in touch for any collaborations, opinions, feedback or just to say hello!
Toby Oliver & Me.