Even if it’s grandmother, aunt, or another woman who raised us, our mother’s hold a special place in our hearts, not only did they raise us, they are role models and teachers. With so much going on in the world the past couple of years, let’s hug our mother figures extra tight and be thankful that we’ve had them for another year.
These are some of the best fashion and beauty brands for the moms and mother figures in our lives, and what better way to shower them with a gift of thanks and love.
Matrix Metal, $265 (50mL)
The Harmonists’ Yang Collection is filled with five fragrances that include the five elements: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal. Five scents for five elements done in collaboration with Guillaume Flavigny. “Golden Wood, Desired Earth, Velvet Fire, Matrix Metal, and Sacred Water are vibrant, assured perfumes,” notes founder Lola Tillyaeva of the Yang Collection. “Warm and radiant, they are designed to energize and nourish the wearer, much like the sun’s light.”
Matrix Metal has a twist to it when wafting, it’s fresh and creamy. Its top notes include metallic notes, cardamom, and nutmeg, while the heart notes include white tea, cyclamen, and vetiver, and the bottom notes include sequoia, sandalwood, and white musk. It’s smooth and bound to be a scent that mom will like.
Lemon’ Pring Long-Sleeve Shirt Dress, $375
If your mom is into florals, fruit, and color then she’s going to like anything from Paul Smith. The cut is easy, done for a straight-fit with darts on the back to create a slim silhouette. Mom can pair this with white sneakers and enjoy the summer months in this relaxed-fit dress.
Trifolio bucket bag, $1,250
Salvatore Ferragamo’s trifolio family of bags for the spring-summer 2022 season offer diverse sizes, shapes, and colors like the Trifolio bucket bag. Small but very capacious and versatile, this Trifolio with bucket shape has a very fresh yet sophisticated appeal in a very summery palette that’s perfect for the summer season. Bags in the collection bear the unmistakeable clasp hardware that is the Gancini, the enduring signature of the house. Each bag has been hand made by expert Salvatore Ferragamo artisans in Italy, ensuring a build and quality of finish that is unparalleled. A versatile bag for mom that will enhance the day-to-day experience of the modern on-the-go woman and look great doing it.
Loubiworld Miniatures collection, $300
The 7-piece Loubiworld Miniatures collection is the famed cobbler’s first fragrance collection that takes you on a journey through is imagination. Each scent from the lightest to the most intense tells the story of a memory, a fantasy, and a dream. Each bottle lacquered with red has its own fantastical cap. The unisex fragrances reveal an influence in Louboutin’s imagination.
Triomphe 01 Sunglasses in Acetate Milky Orange, $510
Bringing color to sunglasses is Celine’s Triomphe 01 Sunglasses in Acetate. It gives a little spunk to mom in milky orange. Created by the house’s creative director Hedi Slimane, there is a history to the bag that was delved into. In 1972 when Céline Vipiana’s car broke down in the heart of Paris at Place de L’etoile, in front of the Arc de Triomphe she saw the chain that surrounds the monument. “The inside of the double links represents two “C,” shares the house. Taking this as her own, Vipiana uses the C’s on bags, jewels, prints and shoes. If your mom is a creator, she will find the sunglasses extra special, hopefully identifying with Vipiana.
PeekabooISeeU Petite, $3,750
Made from soft, padded, yellow nappa leather this handbag is perfect for mom’s night out on the town. It’s embellished with the classic twist lock on both sides. It carries the allure and richness of Fendi’s larger iconic bag but in a petit size. “Petite but roomy, it is spacious enough to fit all your everyday essentials. Playful in the essence and powerful in the attitude, ISeeU Pettie has both the ideal cross-body and the stylish hand carry wearability,” notes the house. It’s possible to carry by hand or worn as a cross body, and it’s sure to make mom smile. You can find the bag in Fendi boutiques.
Rouge Allure L’Extrait, $60
The click of the case is distinctive and inimitable. It also symbolizes women’s liberation in the 1920s with its strong red color. Using images of femininity and power to create the lipstick, Chanel was inspired, and joined Chanel Research to create for the brand, the ultimate lipstick. “More than just a lipstick, it offers concentrated color, radiance, and care, creating an intense, satiny makeup look that is nothing short of daring. Its slim new case has been redesigned to fit a golden refill cartridge, without losing the iconic Rouge Allure click,” notes the house. It’s a way for mom to enhance her statement and the bold woman that she already is.
Valentino Garavani One Stud bag, $3,200
When you see a woman wearing studs, your mind goes to Valentino, so why not surprise mom with one? This handbag was shown during Valentino’s Rendez-Vous spring summer 2022 fashion show. It’s everyday elegance and a modern reinterpretation of the iconic Stud. “The details on the bag reveal great craftmanship: reverse stitching construction that conceals the seams, soft nappa leather, a solid structure, and the unmistakable petit chain that distinguishes the Valentino Garavani accessories,” notes the house. Its straightforward style will match our straightforward mothers, so why not splurge and get her something luxurious, stylish, and quintessentially Valentino.
Biki Love Strass Buckle Sandal
Who doesn’t want a pair of Roger Vivier shoes? The Biki Love Strass Buckle Sandal gets its name from the warm months that usher in bikini season. Any mom would love these shoes, they’re flat, they’re stylish, and they’re comfortable. Hand crafted in leather with a precious crystal buckle, this slingback style is one of summer’s must-have sandals.
J’Adore Eau de Parfum Infinissime, $119 (1.7oz)
A sweet-smelling fragrance for mom is Dior’s J’adore Eau de Parfum, which is sensual and has a unique twist. Floral in its essence you will find Centifolia Rose, Sambac Jasmine, and Ylang-Ylang together with a woody element: Sandalwood. To apply, put on the J’adore Beautifying Body Milk, then spray the J’adore eau de parfum infinissime on pulse points, and to enhance mom can add the J’adore Dry Body Oil.