While I’m away on vacation, our writer Eileen had a chance to attend another fabulous tweet up at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Lab. This time, the subject at hand was the celebrity stylist’s picks for Mother’s Day, which is rapidly approaching…as in this weekend…as in, get on it, procrastinators. If you need some help, here are Robert’s picks for fabulous gifts for the woman who, you know, only gave birth to you:
For the Philanthropic Mom, this gorgeous, limited-edition Avon “Crusade” tote by Finnish design house Marimekko gives back in a big way: 100% of the net profits from the sale are donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
Moms on the go (like mine) will appreciate the Clipa, an instant handbag that clips onto surfaces like tables to keep those fabulous label bags from hitting the floor. They’re super sturdy, come in dozens of finishes, and she can leave it ON the bag so she doesn’t have to dive into her purse to look for it come time for brunch with the girls.
Cool mom’s are always interested in fashion, so this gorgeous Anne Klein watch is perfect for her. It’s a trendy update on a sport watch with a round clear case, crystal accent around the face and a silicone magenta strap, which is both stylish and comfortable.
Radiant mothers (you know the ones that come with their own light source) will love Jane Iredale multi-tasking makeup that covers everything from lips to cheeks to eyes! Sunbeam is an all-in-one compact that can be used all over the face as blush, eyeshadow, or blended together as a bronzer. Add Longest Lash Mascara to thicken and lengthen her lashes and top it off with Just Kissed Lip Plumper, a fab lip product that plumps and adds just a hint of color.
We all know tha Hip moms love to get mani-pedis and honestly, the hottest colors out there are from nail divas Ginger and Liz. This new nail company is getting huge press in all the magazines (Harper’s Bazaar ring a bell?), so give your style maven some of their hot colors, like Boss Lady (classic red) and Can You Keep a Secret? (grayish taupe).
Chic moms know that accessories are the best way to show off your style so, by all means, get that woman some fabulous sunglasses from Banana Republic. They’re elegant and refined, come in a wide range of neutral tones, and come in at between $78-$118. Protect her precious peepers the right way!
Classic moms love jewelry, especially gorgeous pieces from Skagen, like this gorgeous mesh cuff made with nickel-safe stainless steel embellished with crystalized Swarovski elements and fabulous signature earrings. I would dare say that this jewelry might be your get-out-of-jail-free card from missing so many phone calls or crashing the car into the garage when you were 16.
Traditional moms (again, like mine) might enjoy gardening, in which case Robert recommends Rebecca Cole’s new fabulous book, Paradise Found. Rebecca is an amazing green thumb full of great advice. If you’re in Manhattan, stop by her store, Grow, on 30th Street between 7th and 8th. We all adore her and the book is fabulous.
Trendy, eco-chic moms will enjoy the super-cool Brelli, a parasol made of 100% recycled products. It’s made of bamboo, cotton and clear plastic so she can feel good about the environment while braving the elements.
So take this shopping list with you because time’s-a-wastin’. Mom’s expecting something fabulous and with these picks from Robert, you’ll more than deliver.