MARNI + UNIQLO, PLEATED SLEEVELESS BLOUSE AND BALLOON-SHAPED SKIRT
Francisco Risso’s fall 2022 collection for Marni was an ode to handmade maximalism, with the Italian creative director’s bold style on full display. Marni’s old world ways meets modern design with its first collection with Uniqlo, released in late April, featuring a capsule of 29 pieces with prints the Marni team first hand-painted before translating them to fabric. The result, a selection of brightly colored, flowy options your fashion forward mom will be happy to wear to her Mother’s Day brunch.
PAT MCGRATH LABS, DIVINE SKIN ROSE 001
The legendary Pat McGrath has been the woman behind Naomi Campbell’s glowing visage since the 1990s, creating a cocktail of creams to give the supermodel her dewy, fresh-faced look for decades. Vogue dubbed McGrath the most influential makeup artist in the world, and now she’s bottled up her secret with her first ever skincare product, Divine Skin Rose 001. Your mom is beautiful just as she is, but McGrath’s latest will make her feel like the super mom that she is.
GUCCI ‘LOVE PARADE’ COLLECTION, DIONYSUS SMALL GG SHOULDER BAG
If the maternal figure in your life loves spending her Saturdays combing through the racks at vintage boutiques, Gucci’s latest, its ‘Love Parade’ collection, should be on your gift list. The beloved GG monogram is making a comeback on navy handbags, loafers and more. The cool color combo was first introduced by the label back in the 1970s. Everything old is new again.
HARPER COLLINS, MANAGING EXPECTATIONS BY MINNIE DRIVER
Moms who fall into Gen X will remember Minnie Driver from Good Will Hunting and (taking it way back) the 1995 romance Circle of Friends (with ’90s pre-Damon heartthrob Chris O’Donnell) that launched the Brit into stardom. Since then, Driver has appeared in a number of successful films and recently delved into mom territory as the matriarch on the sweet sitcom, Speechless. Her new memoir, Managing Expectations, is an intimate look at her life, including her journey as a single parent and the loss of her own mother. A lovely gift for the book-loving mothers in your life.
BLOOMINGDALES, WEDGEWOOD X SHEILA BRIDGES FINE CHINA
Fans of Bridgerton (we know, we know, the second season is missing a certain someone) will love all the #regencycore looks lighting up Instagram at the moment. Bloomingdales went so far as to create a pop-up in celebration of the Shonda Rhimes show. Take mom to New York to shop the collection in person (pop-up through May 15) or shop the full collection here. Our favorite? The Wedgewood x Sheila Bridges fine china set. Have a spot of tea (or Champagne, we won’t judge) while catching up on Seasons 1 and 2.
SPRING & MULBERRY, DATE-SWEETENED CHOCOLATE BARS
Yes, it’s cliche to gift chocolate. And, yes, we’re still recommending it. But skip your go-to Godiva this year and get her something a little more on trend. Enter Spring & Mulberry. Two moms got together with a mission to create beautiful—but healthy—treats. That started by sweetening their chocolate with dates instead of sugar and ended with unique flavor combos like Mango, Urfa Chili and Black Lime, and Medjool Dates Pecans and Himalayan Salt. She’ll want to Instagram her sweet treat before eating it.
KNC BEAUTY, LEAF EYE MASK
Mother of two Kristen Noel Crawley loved sheet masks, but when the beauty blogger went in search of natural versions of the beloved beauty staple, she couldn’t find any. So she developed her own and launched KNC Beauty. Now, skincare junkies clamor for her lip and eye masks. (Plus, she’s been a champion for plus-size beauty inclusivity, launching a collab with Champion last summer that featured the brand’s first line of XS-3XL). Her latest skincare launch? A Detoxifying Leaf Eye Mask. So cute for selfies and a spa night in with your mom who doubles as your best friend.
CAFE APPLIANCES, BOLD AMBITION KITCHEN
We love everything Iris Apfel does and now the centenarian style icon has teamed up with Cafe Appliances to design the most stylish kitchen we’ve ever seen. Whether your mom loves to cook or has her caterer on speed dial, who wouldn’t want to come home to this kitchen?
Tory Burch Foundation Embrace Ambition Summit, Free Virtual Tickets here
We hope the women in your life have taught you to never apologize for your ambition. That’s the idea behind theTory Burch Foundation’s 2022 event, “Embrace Ambition Summit.” After two years on hold thanks to the pandemic, the annual gathering returns as an in-person event June 14 with a roster of speakers that include powerhouse women like Mindy Kaling, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Billie Jean King and Burch herself. Grab tickets and head to NYC, or open up your laptop and listen in with virtual tickets.
It was an honor to witness the remembrance of my dear friend and fashion industry icon.