FASHION:MOTHER LOVE

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Most mothers reluctantly accept that life after birth means the end of looking good. Model mums, on the other hand, just carry on where they left off: looking immaculate. These photographs of Yasmin Le Bon (with offspring Amber, Saffron and Tallulah) and Saffron Aldridge (with son Milo) depict a simple, idealised world of motherhood, where both children and parents remain forever spotless. If only life were really like that

Left: Yasmin Le Bon wears a cream sleeveless shift dress, pounds 145, and matching boxy single-breasted cream jacket with three-quarter length sleeves, pounds 155, both by Sportmax, at MaxMara, 153 New Bond Street, London W1 and 36 Beauchamp Place, London SW1; pink strappy sandals, pounds 145, at Gucci, 17-18 Sloane Street, London SW1 and 32-33 Old Bond Street, London W1

Tallulah Le Bon, nine months, wears a blue fine cotton button-front babysuit, pounds 12, from a selection at Marks & Spencer, at stores nationwide

Saffron Le Bon, four, wears a white crinkle sundress with straps, pounds 27, at French Connection Kids, 249 Regent Street, London W1 (for enquiries call 0171 580 2507); blue jelly shoes, pounds 4, and blue hairband, pounds 3.50, from a selection at Marks & Spencer

Opposite: Saffron Aldridge, left, wears a black organza dress with full skirt, pounds 520; red patent belt, pounds 50; and red patent thong shoes with silver snaffle, pounds 155; all at Gucci, 32-33 Old Bond Street, London W1 (for enquiries call 0171 499 1081)

Yasmin Le Bon, right, wears a white organza sleeveless dress with full skirt, pounds 520, and black patent strappy slingback shoes with silver snaffle, pounds 195, all at Gucci, as above

Tallulah Le Bon wears blue button-front babysuit, at Marks & Spencer, as above

Above: Yasmin Le Bon wears white stretch cotton capri pants, pounds 29.99, and purple white gingham check cotton shirt, pounds 24.99, both at Oasis, 292 Regent Street, London W1, and branches nationwide (for enquiries call 0171 323 5978); black satin mules, pounds 42.99, at Office Shoes, 10 South Molton Street, London W1; Kensington High Street, London W8, and branches across the South-east (for enquiries call 0181 838 4497)

Centre, top, from left to right: Saffron Aldridge wears cream Forties- style single-breasted jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves, pounds 375, matching bustier, pounds 150, and A-line skirt, pounds 179, all at DKNY, 27 Old Bond Street, London, W1, and Cruise, 39-45 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2; black slingbacks pounds 99.50, at Russell & Bromley, 494-496 Oxford Street, London W1, 22-23 Commercial Street, Leeds, and branches

Milo Aldridge, 18 months, wears brown fleck sleeveless tank top, pounds 58, and navy blue linen trousers, pounds 39, both at Paul Smith for Children, 44 Floral Street, London WC2; red jelly shoes, pounds 4, at Marks & Spencer, as before; tartan check travelling blanket, pounds 39.95, at Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1

Saffron Le Bon wears white crinkle sundress, pounds 27, at French Connection Kids, 249 Regent Street, London W1 (for enquiries call 0171 580 2507); blue jelly shoes, pounds 4, and blue hairband, pounds 3.50, from a selection at Marks & Spencer, as before

Yasmin Le Bon wears cream sleeveless shift dress, pounds 145, and matching boxy single-breasted cream jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves, pounds 155, both by Sportmax, at MaxMara,153 New Bond Street, London W1 and 36 Beauchamp Place, London SW1

Amber Le Bon, seven, wears white crinkle sundress, pounds 27, at French Connection Kids, as before; orange jelly shoes, pounds 10, at Paul Smith for Children, as before; hamper, pounds 170, at Harrods, as before

Above: Saffron Aldridge wears pink and cream gingham check capri pants, pounds 34.99, at Warehouse, 19-22 Argyle Street, London W1, and branches nationwide; pink cashmere V-neck tank top, pounds 144, at Ralph Lauren, 143 New Bond Street, London W1 (for enquiries call 0171 491 4967); white patent strappy slingbacks with silver snaffle, pounds 195, at Gucci, as before. White apron, Yasmin Le Bon's own

Milo Aldridge wears white T-shirt and blue and white check dungarees, pounds 12 for the set, and red jelly shoes, pounds 4, all at Marks & Spencer, as before

Left: Saffron Le Bon wears white crinkle sundress, pounds 27, at French Connection Kids, as before; blue jelly shoes, pounds 4, and blue hairband, pounds 3.50, from a selection at Marks & Spencer, as before

Amber Le Bon wears white crinkle sundress, pounds 27, at French Connection Kids, as before; orange jelly shoes, pounds 10, at Paul Smith for Children, as before

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