Here's How 9 Fashion Insiders Will Celebrate Mother's Day

Dora Fung
Market Director
Yahoo Style

Our mothers can be our greatest cheerleaders as well as our greatest critics — kind of like those shaping today’s fashion industry, which encourages everyone to express themselves and to be fearless. But the moment you make a misstep, out come the rolls! In honor of the similarities, Yahoo Style asked eight fashion insiders what their greatest style advice was from their mothers, and how they intend to celebrate their moms on Mother’s Day.

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<p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/rebeccaminkoff/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rebecca Minkoff," class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rebecca Minkoff,</a> Designer <em>(Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff)</em><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother?</strong><br> I learned from my mom to invest in the pieces you love and will wear every day.<br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> I have these really cute <a href="http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/hey-mama-seed-beaded-friendship-bracelet-b14990-pink?src=catalogsearch" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:“Hey Mama”" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">“Hey Mama” </a>beaded friendship bracelet from my jewelry line. They are the perfect gift to give to your mama! </p>
Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff, Designer (Photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff)
What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
I learned from my mom to invest in the pieces you love and will wear every day.
What will you give your mom this year?
I have these really cute “Hey Mama” beaded friendship bracelet from my jewelry line. They are the perfect gift to give to your mama!

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/rachael.wang/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rachael Wang" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rachael Wang</a> <a href="https://www.rachaelwang.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Fashion Stylist" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Fashion Stylist</a> </strong><em>(Photo: Courtesy of Rachael Wang)</em><strong><br></strong><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother? </strong><br> “Who cares what everybody else thinks?”<br><strong><br>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> Casablanca lilies are her favorite. I’ll have a big bouquet delivered which will make her house smell amazing for the whole week. Plus she asked me to set up a Facebook account for her business so I’ll do that too. </p>
Rachael Wang

Rachael Wang Fashion Stylist (Photo: Courtesy of Rachael Wang)

What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
“Who cares what everybody else thinks?”

What will you give your mom this year?

Casablanca lilies are her favorite. I’ll have a big bouquet delivered which will make her house smell amazing for the whole week. Plus she asked me to set up a Facebook account for her business so I’ll do that too.

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tiffanyreid/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tiffany Reid" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tiffany Reid</a>, Senior Fashion Market Editor at <a href="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cosmopolitan Magazine" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cosmopolitan Magazine</a> </strong><em>(photo: courtesy of John Hardy)</em><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother? </strong><br> Be your own person, never copy someone else’s style and always look put together from head to toe (no matter where you are going). That includes hair and makeup. (Seriously, even if I am running to the corner store she says you never know who you will run into)<br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> Earrings from <a href="https://www.johnhardy.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:John Hardy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">John Hardy </a>and a canvas of this photo of the two of us from the campaign to celebrate and act as a reminder of this moment. My mom is my biggest supporter and always is trying to figure out what it is exactly that I do, so having her on set with me this day was such an eye opening experience for her. It obviously meant so much to me. (Not to mention the final product came out BEYOND WORDS!) </p>
Tiffany Reid

Tiffany Reid, Senior Fashion Market Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine (photo: courtesy of John Hardy)
What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
Be your own person, never copy someone else’s style and always look put together from head to toe (no matter where you are going). That includes hair and makeup. (Seriously, even if I am running to the corner store she says you never know who you will run into)
What will you give your mom this year?
Earrings from John Hardy and a canvas of this photo of the two of us from the campaign to celebrate and act as a reminder of this moment. My mom is my biggest supporter and always is trying to figure out what it is exactly that I do, so having her on set with me this day was such an eye opening experience for her. It obviously meant so much to me. (Not to mention the final product came out BEYOND WORDS!)

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/hillarykerr/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hilary Kerr" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Hilary Kerr</a> Co-Founder of <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Who What Wear" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Who What Wear</a>, <a href="http://www.mydomaine.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:My Domaine," class="link rapid-noclick-resp">My Domaine,</a> <a href="http://www.byrdie.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brydie Beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Brydie Beauty</a> and Obsessee </strong><em>(Photo: Courtesy Hillary Kerr)</em><br><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother? </strong><br> My mother has never been afraid of a pop of color, and while I’m a bit more conservative than she is, color-wise, I’ve learned to appreciate and incorporate a bit of brightness into my typical black/gray/white/denim uniform.<br><br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br>Unlike me, my mother rarely invests in designer pieces, so I always look at holidays like Mother’s Day, her birthday, and Christmas as an excuse to buy her something she wouldn’t buy herself…like the Proenza Schouler curl clutch in coral and watermelon. She loves Karen Walker sunglasses too, so I’m also considering a pair of her new Babou Sunglasses! </p>
Hillary Kerr

Hilary Kerr Co-Founder of Who What Wear, My Domaine, Brydie Beauty and Obsessee (Photo: Courtesy Hillary Kerr)

What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
My mother has never been afraid of a pop of color, and while I’m a bit more conservative than she is, color-wise, I’ve learned to appreciate and incorporate a bit of brightness into my typical black/gray/white/denim uniform.

What will you give your mom this year?
Unlike me, my mother rarely invests in designer pieces, so I always look at holidays like Mother’s Day, her birthday, and Christmas as an excuse to buy her something she wouldn’t buy herself…like the Proenza Schouler curl clutch in coral and watermelon. She loves Karen Walker sunglasses too, so I’m also considering a pair of her new Babou Sunglasses!

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/carolineinnycity/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Caroline Maguire" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Caroline Maguire</a> Fashion Director at <a href="https://www.shopbop.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop </a></strong><em>(Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Maguire)</em><strong><a href="https://www.shopbop.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><br></a></strong><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother? </strong><br> My mom has always taught me to really <em>OWN MY STYLE</em>. Having great style is not about always having the high-end designer labels. It is about how you mix and match the high and the low. What matters most is how you put it together and feel confidant doing so.<br><br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> Being that my parents live in California, I wont be able to physically spend the day with her, so we plan on celebrating it early when I fly out end of April. Brunch, a sweet card and time well spent together is all that she ever wants! </p>
Caroline Maguire

Caroline Maguire Fashion Director at Shopbop (Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Maguire)

What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
My mom has always taught me to really OWN MY STYLE. Having great style is not about always having the high-end designer labels. It is about how you mix and match the high and the low. What matters most is how you put it together and feel confidant doing so.

What will you give your mom this year?
Being that my parents live in California, I wont be able to physically spend the day with her, so we plan on celebrating it early when I fly out end of April. Brunch, a sweet card and time well spent together is all that she ever wants!

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/marinalarroude/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Marina Larroude" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Marina Larroude</a> Fashion Director <a href="http://www.barneys.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Barneys" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Barneys </a> </strong><em>(Photo: Courtesy of Marina Larroude)</em><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother? </strong><br> In order to look good, at times, a women will suffer for fashion. I’m reminded of that, when it is a long day of shows and I’m wearing major high heels.<br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> A card made by my kids, Gloria and George. </p>
Marina Larroude

Marina Larroude Fashion Director Barneys (Photo: Courtesy of Marina Larroude)
What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
In order to look good, at times, a women will suffer for fashion. I’m reminded of that, when it is a long day of shows and I’m wearing major high heels.
What will you give your mom this year?
A card made by my kids, Gloria and George.

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/alisonlou/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Alison Chemla" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Alison Chemla</a>, <a href="https://www.alisonlou.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jewelry Designer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jewelry Designer</a> </strong><em>(Photo: Courtesy of Alison Lou)</em><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother?</strong><br> My mother once told me that it’s better to be underdressed than overdressed – and that has always worked for me since I’m all about comfort!<br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> I’ll be giving her the <a href="https://www.alisonlou.com/products/mama-ring" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:MAMA ring" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">MAMA ring</a>, of course! She’s got to be one of the first mothers rocking it, but shhh, don’t tell her. </p>
Alison Lou

Alison Chemla, Jewelry Designer (Photo: Courtesy of Alison Lou)
What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
My mother once told me that it’s better to be underdressed than overdressed – and that has always worked for me since I’m all about comfort!
What will you give your mom this year?
I’ll be giving her the MAMA ring, of course! She’s got to be one of the first mothers rocking it, but shhh, don’t tell her.

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/moniquelhuillier/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Monique Lhuillier" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Monique Lhuillier</a> <a href="https://www.moniquelhuillier.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Designer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Designer</a></strong> <em>(Photo: Courtesy Monique Lhuillier)</em><strong><br></strong><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother?<br></strong>You can never be too overdressed.<br><br><strong>What will you give your mom this year?</strong><br> This year, I’m planning a surprise trip for my mother to Napa. It will be so lovely to have that relaxing time to be a family, I hope it will be special and something we will always remember. </p>
Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Designer (Photo: Courtesy Monique Lhuillier)

What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
You can never be too overdressed.

What will you give your mom this year?
This year, I’m planning a surprise trip for my mother to Napa. It will be so lovely to have that relaxing time to be a family, I hope it will be special and something we will always remember.

<p><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/katespadeny/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Kate Valentine Spade" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Kate Valentine Spade</a> Designer of <a href="https://francesvalentine.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Frances Valentine" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Frances Valentine</a> </strong><em>(Photo: Courtesy Kate Spade)</em><strong><br></strong><br><strong>What is the best style advice you received from your mother?</strong><br> Develop your own personal style; don’t follow trends.<br><strong><br>What would you like to receive on Mother’s Day this year?</strong><br> I’d love to receive a massage this year, I rarely treat myself! I would also love to receive this <a href="https://francesvalentine.com/shop/parker-thatch-tennis-bag" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Parker Thatch tennis bag" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Parker Thatch tennis bag</a>. My daughter gets so many compliments when she wears hers and it is just so much better looking than the athletic brand versions. I love the natural canvas, navy edging and green printed rackets. </p>
Kate Valentine Spade

Kate Valentine Spade Designer of Frances Valentine (Photo: Courtesy Kate Spade)

What is the best style advice you received from your mother?
Develop your own personal style; don’t follow trends.

What would you like to receive on Mother’s Day this year?

I’d love to receive a massage this year, I rarely treat myself! I would also love to receive this Parker Thatch tennis bag. My daughter gets so many compliments when she wears hers and it is just so much better looking than the athletic brand versions. I love the natural canvas, navy edging and green printed rackets.

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