Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

this is a new monthly feature that I'm writing

(25 Posts)
LetThemEatCake Wed 01-Oct-08 21:45:08

and some of you might enjoy it. Mummyhood, shopping etc

have a read

southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 21:46:17

ew you're not exactly pulling me in with the phrase mummyhood

LetThemEatCake Wed 01-Oct-08 21:48:00

only cos it's called yummymummydom.

singingtree Wed 01-Oct-08 21:49:17

The revolution can't come soon enough

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 01-Oct-08 21:53:18


LetThemEatCake Wed 01-Oct-08 21:55:26

sorry, I don't understand the last 2 posts.

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Wed 01-Oct-08 21:55:56


southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 22:04:28

is it serious?

LetThemEatCake Wed 01-Oct-08 22:07:21

of course not! it;s a piss take! it's supposed to mildly amusing.

Having said that, I do eavesdrop on mums at the parks and cafes sometimes who sound suspiciously like this one.

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Wed 01-Oct-08 22:09:28

As a satire of pointless consumerism, it's spot on.

southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 22:10:39

lol sorry will read properly

LetThemEatCake Wed 01-Oct-08 22:11:06


Thank you MadBad.


southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 22:11:22

you can never tell these days - 'tis a fine line

littlelapin Wed 01-Oct-08 22:12:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LetThemEatCake Wed 01-Oct-08 22:16:52

LOL Lapin!

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Wed 01-Oct-08 22:23:22

Problem is, some people may think it's a lifestyle manual!

littlelapin Wed 01-Oct-08 22:25:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

penguinaballerina Thu 02-Oct-08 14:11:46

Is it an exercise in how many upmarket brand names you can squeeze into one paragraph? Is it advertising? Or is it satire? If it was real satire, would it have such blatant advertising?

(It might actually work on some people, because they might think it's for real)

For me, I get bored of reading all these designer names that I've vaguely heard of but never seen and can't afford.

It is quite similar to the "Dulwich Mum" blogs, have you read those?

Good luck though, I'm sure it will find a loyal audience!

bundle Thu 02-Oct-08 14:13:39


MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Thu 02-Oct-08 17:28:11

Well the author says it's a satire, but even if it was intended as a heartfelt account of the life and thoughts of a high maintenance mummy, I read it as a satire of such a vacuous and empty-headed lifestyle. Even so, I can't believe that any of the brands mentioned would willingly be associated with the site if it's a spoof.

Anyway, as penguinaballerina says, Dulwich Mum has already lampooned this sort of vain Polly Filler twittering.

Ther's clearly a market for this stuff, so good luck to letthemeatcake!

LetThemEatCake Thu 02-Oct-08 20:33:23

If you look in the archives of the yummymummydom section, you;ll see that Dulwich Mum used to write it. I've only just taken it over from her.

thanks for the good wishes penguin and madbad. It's not easy finding work that fits in with looking after 2 small children so this kind of thing is 'filler' in more ways than one I guess. Fun, irreverent, frothy and paid. Works for me even if clearly problematic for some others.

As I said, thanks for your good wishes, they are appreciated.

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Thu 02-Oct-08 20:52:31

Well, I can't speak for others but it only works for me if it's a send-up. If I thought for a moment that it really was endorsing a lifestyle devoted to zombie-like shopping and flaunting one's designer labels, I'd be joining those who say that the revolution can't come soon enough!

Well done on finding a job you enjoy.

Twiglett Thu 02-Oct-08 20:54:39

sorry, are you advertising your website? Isn't that a bit off?

All I got was a big pop-up

LetThemEatCake Thu 02-Oct-08 21:01:09

no it's not my website Twiglett. I just do some writing for them and thought that some MNers might get a chuckle out of it.

If you close the pop up, you can see the 'article', if you want.

kt14 Fri 03-Oct-08 14:52:50

Think you're a great writer, ltec, but that this kind of article may naturally have a fairly narrow appeal, even as a satire, because of the price and availability of the brands mentioned.

None of those brands would be recognisable where I live, and tbh that kind of lifestyle is totally alien to all but the most privileged few. The average wage in my area is a shockingly low £20k ish so a spend of hundreds on a bag or dress would be totally unthinkable to most. I'm considered posh for wearing a bit of Boden..

Even Ocado don't deliver round here yet - imagine! grin

Good luck with it all though, fab way to earn some money, v envious!!

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: