About Tess

Hello Lovelies, welcome to my blog!

I’m Tess.

I’m 36 years old.

I live in Clapham in London.

I’m originally from Stockholm in Sweden.

I’m married to ex-rugby player turned project manager Garth from Zimbabwe.

I’m Mom to a wild child called Ace (born -17).

I’m a model with MOT Models since 2005.

…and I have a naughty little french bulldog called Olive.

I’m so glad you found your way here!

I’m passionate about sustainable fashion, skincare for us over 30, telling the truth about life as a mom, post-partum bodies and a more mindful approach on social media.

In the past I was a shopaholic, constantly getting high on the latest trend and consuming fast fashion like there was no tomorrow. Luckily I realized that there is, in fact, a tomorrow. And if I want it to be a good one, then I would have to make a change.

So I did a big Marie Kondo clear out of my wardrobe and life and only kept the absolute best of the best. To keep my shopping sustainable, I came up with the “One-item-a-month challenge“. A whole bunch of my followers is doing this challenge with me and together we motivate and inspire each other to buy less but better.

I’m also an advocate for sustainable brands, quality over quantity and pre-loved clothes. These days I don’t chase trends anymore, instead, I’m focusing on building a timeless sustainable capsule wardrobe to keep for years to come.

As a model, skincare is really important. And over the years I have become a bit of a beauty geek. I like to dig into things like what the difference is between retinol and a retinoid is if beauty really is wasted on the young?

I started the very popular campaign #MINDFLUENCING on my Instagram in January this year. To inspire and motivate both influencers and followers to be more mindful on social media. What we feed will grow, so let’s make sure we feed the good bits. It’s up to us to make sure social media is a good place.

You can find me here on the blog at least 4 days a week and in-between I will be hanging out on my other social channels;

Instagram – @TessMontgomery
Pinterest – TessMontgomery
Youtube – TessMontgomery

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If you want to send me a love letter, talk about collaborating or invite me to a fun event, feel free to write to Tess@TessM.se.

I hope you will enjoy this blog and I’m looking forward to getting to know each other a bit better.



*All opinions on this blog are my own. They are not for sale and will never be. I always tell you guys if a post is in collaboration with a brand, if a link is an affiliate link or if an item is gifted. Transparency is key and I want you to feel comfortable knowing there is no fishy business going on here. 

If a link is marked as “affiliate” it means the company will give me a very small kickback from any sales. This is basically a few pence, so not enough for me ever to sell out over. If I tell you I like something – rest assured I truly like it.