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Tuesday, May 7th 2013

How 4 Fashion Notables Are Spending Mother’s Day

This Sunday marks Mother’s Day in many corners of the globe, and in honor of the holiday, we chatted with a few fashionable moms about Mother’s Day memories, best gifts, and plans to pass the special day.

JOANNA & TOBY
MOM:
Joanna Goddard, Blogger at A Cup of Jo
SON: Toby, Age 3 (and a second baby on the way!)

What is your favorite Mother’s Day memory with your mom?
My mom and I once took a trip to Paris together. We had daydreamed about it for years and finally cobbled together enough frequent flier miles and rented a tiny apartment. We ate our weight in stinky cheese and walked around with our giant map. I'd love to do it again someday!

What’s your favorite memory as a mom?
There's something magical about bedtime. I love singing to my son, and he gets so cozy and snuggly. Recently, when I walk out of the bedroom, he'll whisper, "Thank you, Mama." Breaks my heart.

What was the best gift you ever received for Mother’s Day?
My husband gave me a lovely white locket, and inside I put his photo and our son's photo. I'm a sucker for anything sentimental.

What will you do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?
I'm enormously pregnant and craving all things sweet, so we'll probably get pain au chocolate from our favorite bakery and hit up the playground scene.

 

SOLANGE & JULEZ
MOM:
Solange Knowles, Shopbop Style Ambassador & Fashion Icon
SON: Julez

What is your favorite Mother’s Day memory with your mom?
I wrote a jazz song about her for Mother’s Day when I was 17. She was in tears before the hook. It was a beautiful moment between the two of us.

What’s your favorite memory as a mom?
There’s no way I can just pick one! One that really stands out is being in Paris with Julez a couple of years ago. I took three weeks off, and we just kicked it all around the city. It was a lovely experience that I wouldn't have wanted to share with anyone else.

What was the best gift you ever received for Mother’s Day?
Julez gave me a homemade card last year that warmed my heart in a way no other gift has. It listed all of the reasons he loves that I'm his mom. I may have cried harder than my mom when I gave her the song.

What will you do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?
I am performing at a festival near Baltimore the day before, so I'm thinking of exploring the city with Julez.

 

ARIANE & CHARLIE
MOM:
Ariane Goldman, Hatch & Twobirds Designer
DAUGHTER: Charlie Grey, Age 2

What is your favorite Mother’s Day memory with your mom?
Every Mother’s day, my mom and I would pick up my nana and take her to brunch at Isabella's on the Upper West Side. We'd walk through the park together and smell the blooming flowers. We still do it, but now my daughter Charlie joins us!

What’s your favorite memory as a mom?
Every day is a new memory being made. Charlie is only two and she continues to inspire me and teach me things I didn't know before. Motherhood is so awesome. It’s challenging, but the reward of seeing your child grow and develop is priceless.

What was the best gift you ever received for Mother’s Day?
Ha! I have to remind my husband that it's actually a holiday people celebrate! My mom was on it last year and took Charlie to make me a mug that she imprinted her hand on. I use it every morning.

What will you do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?
Follow the same routine and join my mom and my nana for a day of food and love!

 

REBECCA & LUCA
MOM:
Rebecca Minkoff, Designer
SON: Luca, 18 months

What is your favorite Mother’s Day memory with your mom?
I remember making Mother’s Day dinner with my mom when I was little. Cooking together has always been our thing.

What’s your favorite memory as a mom?
Seeing Luca smile and laugh. Nothing makes me happier.

What was the best gift you ever received for Mother’s Day?
Last year was my first Mother’s Day! I got a ring that I wear every day, stacked with my wedding band and engagement ring.

What will you do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year?
Spend the day walking around the city and going to the park with my husband and son.

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