SABA Meridian Check Dress, European Fabric, Woven Check, Midi Length, Comes in Multi

In the first of a two-part Mother's Day series, we profile Creative Director of SABA - Elisha Hopkinson. Joining her, along with her two beautiful girls, we sit down to discuss balance, values and motherhood.

SABA Meridian Check Dress, European Fabric, Woven Check, Midi Length, Comes in Multi

My viewpoint on motherhood…

It’s a huge responsibility and it’s been another opportunity for me to grow. I learn so much from my girls each day, not only about them, but also about my relationship with my husband and myself. It is all a part of this incredible journey called, life.

My definition of balance…

Sometimes imperfect is perfect…and make sure you have a hobby that allows you to do something for yourself.

My advice to the modern working mother…

Be consistent with the weekly routine and the help you have around you. This ensures the kids know what’s going on, and that you’re not worrying while you’re at work.

Also, don’t let perception of other mothers make you doubt yourself. I’m very aware as to how many of us use Instagram, and how quick we are to believe that things are as polished as they appear to be. Shoots are usually staged (including mine) so don’t let yourself think it is always the norm!

My personal approach to style…

My mornings are always pretty hectic, and I’m most exhausted at the start of the day. I’m often up late doing emails and am constantly re-settling my girls multiple times throughout the night. I tend to keep my style simple, but usually add an element of fun with a favourite shoe, a piece of drama or a pop of colour.

The values I hope to instil…

Kindness, compassion, honesty, strength and responsibility.

My proudest career moment …

I am so proud of the beautiful people that I get to work with each day. I have 75 members on my team – predominantly women due to the nature of our industry – who are all so genuine, reliable, committed and honest.


My SABA winter edit…

There are so many pieces I love this season, and I think I’ve been lucky enough to be shot in most of my favs.