Mama Muse Susie Tonkin, Vaucluse

Mama Muse Susie Tonkin, Vaucluse

I arrive on a beautiful Saturday morning to Susie's newly renovated home in Vaucluse.

I'm greeted by a very excited bunch of little ones, Jack 7 Gus 5 and Sophie 3 jumping and hugging me excitedly asking "when can we take the photos? where's the camera?”. I think they’re looking forward to shooting mama and their adorable dog Huckleberry. And I'm really looking forward to interviewing their very funny and beautiful mama whom I met and instantly clicked with two years ago at a fashion PR event. 

I hope you love the photos the children took and Susie’s very candid answers to what it's like being a mama to three little ones.

What do you love about being a mother?

I’m needy, so having people around who to them, you are their world is addictive. 

What do you find the hardest thing about being a mother?

The unspoken lessons - no one tells you that the first few years of postpartum, they are going to pull you so far away from who you used to be - and then these munchkins are going to put you back together as the person you’re meant to become. 

What are your go-to beauty products and any favourite brands?

I’m not really into products. I prefer to invest in treatments like IPL or a peel but I have only ever used Cetaphil sensitive face wash and rewins sorbolene with vitamin e cream ($3.95)

How do you manage to stay in shape?

I’m  never used to be into exercise. I’m still not but I do F45. I love the music and I’m the only person who walks out dry. I don’t do burpees, I don’t jump, hop, and if it hurts I stop 😂 and it’s over before you know it. 

How do you find time to rest and relax?

Huh? Rest? Relax? Non-existent at the moment but luckily my partner in crime is pretty awesome and will, after working crazy hours all week, step up and take charge on the weekends. 

Where are your favourite places to go in Sydney, restaurants, cafes, kids activities etc.?

My favourite places are adult-only venues late at night. 

What are your favourite things to do together?

Greeting the babysitter at the door on a Wednesday night so mama and dad can have a date night! 

Any travel tips with small children or a new baby?

Do what you need to do to survive! I would suggest if you can not take them! They won’t remember the holiday and you will have a much better time without them. 

Where is your favourite place to vacation with your family?

With our kids it needs to be either a beach or skiing holiday- let them burn that energy! 

Who’s your favourite fashion brands and what’s your signature style? 

I love everything I can’t afford! My style is pretty relaxed. I would like to be more put together. A great piece of jewellery will fix any outfit. 

Susie wears Love Letters JAS necklace in 18k solid pink gold with diamonds.





Mama Muse Susie Tonkin Vaucluse






Mama Muse Susie Tonkin Vaucluse


Mama Muse Susie Tonkin Vaucluse


Mama Muse Susie Tonkin Vaucluse




Film photography: Jack 7 Gus 5 and Sophie 5.  

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  • Niki

    Gorgeous shots and fab idea!

  • Natalie

    Love this 💕

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