Kirstie Allsopp, the television presenter, has spoken of the pressure to look good on the school run - particularly when one of your fellow "yummy mummies" is claudia schiffer.
Any hopes of going make-up free or wearing comfortable clothes at the school gates disappeared when Allsopp discovered that Claudia Schiffer was among the other parents. "There is a certain person whose child goes to my child's school and I've never seen her looking anything but immaculate. She's always in the press on the walk to school. It means I have to take a pull," Allsopp said. A friend said 'The photographers are not there for you" but they're not going to say, 'We won't take your picture, Kirstie, because you rushed to school looking God-awful, harried and hot.' They still take the odd snap."