The Most Stylish Gifts To Give This Mother's Day, According To 4 Veteran Filipino Designers!
As a little girl, my mother dressed me up in pastel tutu skirts, and I would happily oblige. She asked me to twirl and strike a pose for her film camera, taking OOTDs back when OOTDs weren't even a thing. Mom let me try on her stilettos, ignoring the fact that they were way too big for a 5-year-old's feet. She even pretended not to see me whenever I tried to sneak in her vanity dresser to play with her makeup collection. Ever the elegant woman, my mom has always been my biggest style icon—and I'm sure I'm not alone when I say this.
For many of us women, our mothers were our first fashionista role models. They influenced us to discover trends, appreciate quality pieces, and embody class and personal style. And with Mother's Day weekend drawing near, it's only fitting for us thank the most important woman in our lives the best way we know how, through a love language we can both eloquently speak—fashion.
Looking for stylish Mother's Day gift ideas for your favorite fashionista? We've made a list just for you. In an exclusive interview with Metro.Style, we asked four veteran Filipino fashion designers to give us their top picks for the holiday. For your dose of style inspiration, scroll ahead!
Luxury Bag Designer; Mother of Three
"I'm bias, but to me, the perfect Mother's Day gift would defintiely be a statement bag. You could think of an everyday bag that your mother would love to use on a daily basis—one in a modest, practical shape and size. Choose something that she may not consider buying on her own, but would love after she receives it."
Wedding Designer and Evening Wear Couturier; Mother of One
"Moms never have the time to shop for themselves, so giving them an easy, breezy Sunday dress to lounge in would be nice. The fabric of this Atelier Julianne piece was imported from Japan, and is reminiscent of handpainted Sakura flowers."
Photo: Julianne Syjuco
"Dragon lady or not, these Colombian emeralds by Paul Syjuco will make any mom feel like a crazy, rich Asian or a Queen."
Photo: Paul Syjuco
"Stylish, low-heeled shoes can empower any mom to take on a daunting day full of errands. Blahniks or Chanel shoes to buy corned beef at the grocery store? Check."
Photo: Manolo Blahnik
Metrowear Icon 2018, Wedding and Womenswear Designer; Mother of One
"Get your mother something personalized. Say a silk scarf—and maybe have it embroidered with your initials and hers. You can also get a necklace with your photos in it. It's always nice to give gifts with a personal touch."
Silk scarves from Studio Vania Romoff
Womenswear Designer; Mother of Two
Photo by Ronan Capili for Metro.Style
"[For the mom who loves to travel], this Studio Rosanna Ocampo 4-way Palermo coat is perfect! This outerwear changes shape and length with each twist and turn. It also packs flat and is reversible."
Photo: Studio Rosanna Ocampo
"The Tom Fords Neroli Portofino is heaven in a bottle! It takes you straight back to the glory of the Italian Riviera."
Photo: Tom Ford
"Our Studio Rosanna Ocampo S/S 2019 polka dresses are summer must-haves! They're fun, flirty and effortlessly chic."
Photo: Rosanna Ocampo