4 posts tagged "Mother’s Day"
I’ll be having a very special Mother’s Day this weekend, as I have a new addition to my family. My daughter, Gloria, is working on a secret project at school to give me this Sunday, and baby George will be counting on my husband to surprise me. All I really want is to spend the day with them and a few friends barbecuing outside. But if I get to pick one present, it would be an engraved signature pendant with my kids’ initials. Garland’s pendant comes in three different sizes, and my favorite is the largest version in yellow gold. You probably won’t be able to get one monogrammed by Sunday, but I’m sure your mom wouldn’t mind waiting an extra day or two for a gift this special.
Garland Extra-Large Pendant, $1,900. Buy it now.
“You’re just like your mother.” Many women meet such a comparison with dread, but for those lucky enough to have ultra-stylish mums, it’s a compliment of the highest order. Who wouldn’t want to learn the art of getting dressed from an icon like Kate Moss, Jane Birkin, or Jerry Hall? Having good taste is a birthright for their respective daughters Lila Grace, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, and Georgia May Jagger, so it comes as no surprise that many of these girls have become fashion darlings in their own right. In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we rounded up twenty of our favorite mother-daughter pairs. From the quintessentially French Roitfelds to the pinup-worthy Dellal clan to the edgy power duo that is Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz, there’s plenty of multigenerational inspiration here.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. With 48 hours to go, Style.com’s writers and editors fill you in on what they’re gifting—and what they hope to get—come Sunday.
“The only thing my mom enjoys more than walking into John Derian when she visits me in New York is walking out and saying, ‘I love it, but it’s so expensive.’ My sister and I have decided to treat her to a decoupage letter tray ($165, www.johnderian.com). She’ll tell us it’s too extravagant for her, but the painted lily is right up her street. And for me? My little boy Nikolas is a shoe man. He’s tried all of mine on and he likes the high ones the best. I love this pair of Givenchy sandal booties ($740, www.barneys.com, but they’ll definitely break his piggy bank budget. I’ll settle for a pedicure from Jin Soon.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“With the weather finally warming up, I’m in need of a new pair of sunglasses. I’ve seen a lot of cool girls spotting mirrored shades and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Hopefully, my lovely husband is reading this, so Gloria will ‘surprise’ me with this Tom Ford pair ($340, www.nordstrom.com) at Sunday’s lunch! My mom will be in Brazil, so Gloria and I will Skype her in the morning. Gloria will be doing a little singing—her latest trick. And for next time she comes to visit, I’ll get her the best skin moisturizer I’ve tried in years: Clé de Peau’s Gentle Protection Emulsion ($130, www.neimanmarcus.com), recommended by our beauty editor, Celia. I’m sure Mom will love it, too.” —Marina Larroude, senior market editor Continue Reading “To Mom, Love Style.com” »
DVF’s not the only one with Mother’s Day on the brain. Here at Style.com, we’ve also noticed that the big day is coming fast. Below, two of our resident moms weigh in on what they’re hoping for (husbands, take note), plus what we’re getting our moms—which will, in a pinch, work for yours, too.
Nicole Phelps, executive editor/mom (Nikolas, 2): “I’m hoping for brunch at Pulino’s in my neighborhood. But I’d also love a handmade card from Nikolas along with lots of hugs, and a gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure.”
Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria, 282 Bowery, NYC, (212) 226-1966.
Marina Larroude, senior market editor/mom (Gloria, 10 months): “I’ve heard the facials at the La Prairie Spa in NYC are amazing. I would love to get a few hours to relax and feel rejuvenated afterwards. It would be an amazing treat!”
Deep Cleansing Detoxifying Facial, $210 for 60 minutes, at La Prairie Spa, NYC, (212) 308-9100.
Romney Leader, fashion features editor/daughter: “You might be surprised to hear that some of the best mozzarella I’ve ever tasted comes from my hometown of Dallas. I’m not just biased—the curds from Paula Lambert’s Mozzarella Company have taken top prize in some of the most esteemed cheese competitions (yes, they exist) worldwide. My mom is quite the foodie, so I’ll be giving her a day of cheesemaking for Mother’s Day—she’ll learn to craft her own mozzarella and ricotta at Lambert’s Deep Ellum factory.”
Hands-on cheesemaking class, $75 per person, at Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm Street, Dallas, www.mozzco.com.
Matthew Schneier, news editor/son: “Mom’s not an easy woman to shop for, and she took the wind out of my sails a bit by swooping in and buying herself what I was hoping to get for her—one of Dana Lorenz’s new Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew bracelets. (Thanks for reading, at least, Mom.) So I’m planning to revisit a successful gift of years past: one of Marc by Marc Jacobs’ makeup bags. Thanks to Marc’s cheeky wit, they’re a lot more fun than the usual blah options, and they’re the perfect size for toting around not just cosmetics, but also her never-seen-without sunglasses. The one I got for her a few years back is looking a little threadbare, so I’m glad to bring her up to speed with this season’s funky, tribal-ish chevron version.”
Marc by Marc Jacobs cosmetic bag, $98, available at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com.