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Linda Morus is a music teacher who enjoys dressing to draw attention.
Linda, you have six children, you work full time and you look amazing! Have you always been interested in clothes, even from an early age?
Yes. But I'd say that I really started to take an interest in my image after the children were born. I know that that sound odd, but I didn't want to let myself go. I think clothes give me confidence. If I feel good in myself than I'm a better mother, a better wife, a better everything! It was very important to me that I felt good with the children, that I felt better in myself. I think having the children made me change myself.
What about your husband Dewi, how much of a say does he have in your style and image?
At the beginning of our relationship I remember Dewi telling me that when he saw me fod the first time that he wasn't very impressed with the clothes I had on, but told himself, "Well, she's got a pretty face, and I can do something with the clothes!" So he tried to change me then and I think that helped. He actually thought that I was quite old fashioned in the beginning!
This is quite an incredible dress. On what occasion would you wear this?
I'd wear this when I wanted to feel like me, not like Linda and not like a mother – when I could spoil myself, like on a weekend away with Dewi maybe. I like the material, it's figure hugging and it doesn't have any big slits, it's just a nice dress. I'm looking forward to wearing this again soon – any excuse to dress up really!
What do the girls have to say about the way you dress?
They make sure that they tell me if I wear something they don't like. I have a pair of check trousers that they hate. Every time I wear them they say, "Mum, please don't wear those farmer trousers, not to school, anywhere else but not to school!" But of course I don't listen to them!
As a choir conductor, how important is it for you to look and feel smart?
It's very important to me. Every year before the Eisteddfod I go shopping for new clothes in the hope that we'll get to sing on stage. I'll go to Manchester and search for a whole new outfit.
Is buying a new outfit for the Eisteddfod anything to with superstition or luck?
No, but it does give me confidence. It makes me feel good and I also believe it's good for the kids when I stand in front of them. They love seeing Mrs Morus dressed up, looking good. So I think that they get as much out of it as I do.
Do you tend to spend a lot on one article of clothing?
The amount I'll spend on clothes depends on the occasion. I bought this dress for this years Eisteddfod and wore it with high heeled gold shoes. Because they're platform shoes, they're quite comfortable and they aren't that high! I thought I was quite brave to wear these!
Do you go for labels when you shop?
Buying labels isn't really that important to me. I have this purple dress and it only cost me about £10 and I love wearing it. So having a label doesn't bother me although it does depend on the occasion.
Are you aware that people notice you because you make and effort?
I do love the attention and I love wearing figure hugging clothes when I go out – and why not?
Tell me about your makeup, because you do like your makeup don't you?
I wear too much, way too much I know, but I just love makeup! I'd never leave the house without any makeup on, even if I go swimming I have to hold my head above the water so that I don't smudge my lipstick! But that's just me and I won't change for anyone!
Do you think that there's a lot of pressure on women to look young?
Yes, especially when your work involves people looking at you every day. I stand in front of a classroom of kids and in front of choirs on stage, I don't mind it if the clothes I'm wearing make me feel good and give me confidence. I'm 45 and getting closer to the big 5 0! Maybe I'm starting to panic a little! When I was 40 it hit me like a brick and that was a terrible feeling. I'm more aware of my image and clothes now than I was in my 20s and 30s. When I'm 50 I'll be awful! I'm not looking forward to hitting 50 at all!
Do you think your style will change again?
I think it's going to have to when I turn 50! I think I'll be wearing suits and linen jackets by then so I'm making the most of my wardrobe now!
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