Ev­ery mum knows this cheeky face

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - PRUE LEW­ING­TON

IT’S a big ask for a three-yearold to re­main fo­cused over a two-hour photo shoot.

Even when your mum and dad are as com­fort­able in front of the cam­era as Terry Bi­viano and Anthony Minichiello.

So when Azura Minichiello de­cided go­ing floppy was more fun than be­ing fo­cused in a Mother’s Day pic­ture ses­sion for our In­sider sec­tion, Dad had to take emer­gency mea­sures be­hind the cam­era: pulling mon­ster faces and a tiny choco­late bribe.

“She just doesn’t like the cam­era,” shoe de­signer Bi­viano said.

“I was the same at her age, al­ways pulling a funny face and run­ning away from the cam­era. Azura’s quite ro­bust and she must get that from her daddy.”

Minichiello knows his po­si­tion in the fam­ily dy­namic in such sit­u­a­tions. He hap­pily played scary mon­ster to help shep­herd his daugh­ter back into the frame.

“It was prob­a­bly the choco­late; I just hap­pened to find them stashed in the car and we would nor­mally never give them to her,” Bi­viano said.

Bi­viano, 42, says moth­er­hood comes with chal­lenges but cher­ishes all the colours of fam­ily life.

Minichiello, a for­mer Syd­ney Roost­ers cap­tain, loves to cook psyl­lium husk pan­cakes for break­fast, but to­day he will stick to fam­ily tra­di­tion and take his wife out for a spe­cial Mother’s Day lunch.

“Watch­ing Terry as a mother makes my heart melt,” he said.

“She is lov­ing and car­ing and teach­ing Azura great val­ues at such a young age.

“I know Azura is in good stead to be a great woman when she grows up.”.

They are Syd­ney’s de­signer mums, whose wardrobes match play­ful and pro­fes­sional pieces to their fast- paced ca­reers. And they make it look so ef­fort­less! For Mother’s Day Prue Lew­ing­ton asked Terry Bi­viano, Alice McCall and Brid­get Yorston to share their fam­ily style se­crets

Terry Bi­viano and play­ful daugh­ter Azura at the Blue Room in Bondi. Pic­tures: Sam Rut­tyn

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