StyleMama – Cathy-Anne McClintock – Live your Passion!

This week’s StyleMama says it’s important for moms not to neglect their passions. Cathy-Anne McClintock has worked hard to build a successful music career and recently launched a cookie company, which keeps her busy and fulfilled. She says moms need to find a way to incorporate the things they love into their lives instead of giving them up once they have kids.  For Cathy-Anne having her own business has never been about making lots of money.  ”I’ve been baking since I was 8 and feel fortunate to be able to do this as a business. At the same time, working from home (when possible!) allows me to be around for my children and husband. My daughter is 12 and at a point where she is turning more and more to her friends for advice. For those rare moments when she needs my input, I want to make sure I’m there for her. ”

Cathy-Anne in her kitchen in Long Beach, CA - Photo by Stefan Studer - Makeup by Sharon Hagen

Home: Long Beach, CA (also proud Canadian)
Age: 40
Children: Daughter is 12 & Son is 8
Occupation: Mom/musician/singer/songwriter & entrepreneur
Cathy-Anne McClintock is a successful Folk Americana artist with strong Bluegrass and Country influences. Her career has spanned 20 years with numerous international awards and recognitions. Most recently, she’s added master baker to her talents with the launch of a delicious (Yes, I’ve tasted her baking and you can’t stop at one) cookie company, Lil Miss Sugar. You can learn more about Cathy-Anne’s talent in the embedded links or by visiting her on

How does she look so damn good?
Yes, I wanted to know how a woman baking cookies with butter and sugar can look like she’s been at a gym all day? Cathy-Anne says she moderates the bad stuff without depriving herself. She takes advantage of a 7-mile seawalk by her home where she roller-blades or walks her dogs. She also tries to squeeze in as many yoga sessions as possible but it’s something she’d love to dedicate more time to.  As for nutrition, she doesn’t take vitamins but religiously takes spirulina and eats a lot of fruits and vegetables and very little meat.

What’s she wearing?
Jeans: True Religion
Blouse: Anthropologie
Necklace: Love Heals
Pearl Ring: Jan Michaels
Paris Ring: Liz Palacio
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Guitar: Taylor
Strap: Jeri Designs

Her Style:
“My style is classic, bohemian, rocker-cowgirl! Some of my favorites pieces of clothing include: long flowy tops, my butter soft 3/4 sleeve black leather jacket hoodie from Bird, my True Religion jeans(I have too many) and flowery, vintage Old Gringo cowboy boots that I got from South by South West last year in Austin, TX. I really love my Love Heals necklace that I designed….but, truthfully, I am rarely out of my Lululemons and Haviana flip Flops! My go to designers are Elizabeth & James and Free People.” –Cathy-Anne McClintock

Stefan Studer

Stefan Studer is an international photographer who hails from Switzerland and splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Studer has captured supermodels and icons on camera from Gianfranco Ferre to Oliver Stone. His work has been featured in publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, W Magazine, German Vogue, Rolling Stone, NY Times, LA Times Magazine, House Beautiful, and House & Garden. Visit his work at & Studer+Baum Photography.

Makeup by Sharon Hagen. See Sharon’s work at

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One Response to StyleMama – Cathy-Anne McClintock – Live your Passion!

  1. cam says:

    I agree that moms shouldn’t give up their passions. It’s very important to keep some of yourself after becoming a mom.

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