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Designers Talk Moms for Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day approaching, WWD asked designers to share their mom’s words of wisdom, greatest talents, signature dishes and more.

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Dana Lorenz, Fenton-Fallon

My mom taught me: everything I needed to know in order to be a good person — and my love of gold chains and pearls. 
My mom wishes I would: take more time off. She always says I work too hard. 
My mom loves to wear: classic pieces — white blouses and navy and black jackets and trousers. Pearls.
My mom’s signature dish: Beef Stroganoff and hors d’oeuvres. 
My mom’s greatest talent: Making me feel better.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: She always says, “Nothing, I don’t need anything” but I have a jewelry wish list from her a mile long!
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: Everything on the list.

 

 

 

Eddie Borgo

My mom taught me: how to always be a gentleman.
My mom wishes I would: call and visit more often.
My mom loves to wear: jewelry.
My mom’s signature dish: poppyseed cake.
My mom’s greatest talent: perseverance.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: A long weekend at home.
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: White peonies and jewelry.

Behnaz Sarafpour
My mom taught me: how to draw.
My mom wishes I would: wear lipstick more often.
My mom loves to wear: anything superfeminine and colorful.
My mom’s signature dish: Sweet rice with saffron.
My mom’s greatest talent: Being the life of the party.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: Always books.
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: A new fashion photography book.

Lisa Vogel, president of Raj Manufacturing
My mom taught me: to always be a good person.
My mom wishes I would: drive slower.

My mom loves to wear: Our K Brunini bracelets.
My mom’s signature dish: Dialing for dinner reservations.
My mom’s greatest talent: Business and golf.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: Nothing — she says she has everything so maybe some flowers.
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: Lomoi monogrammed golf bag.

Shoshanna Gruss

My mom taught me: to be kind to everyone, always.
My mom wishes I would: wear lipstick everyday — and always carry a comb.
My mom loves to wear: lipstick and earrings. She is always the picture of effortless perfection.
My mom’s signature dish: Stuffed artichokes.
My mom’s greatest talent: She is the kindest and most liked person I know; she is also an incredible artist.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: More time with my three monkeys, aka her grandchildren.
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: I’m shipping my kids to her! Just kidding, I’ll give her a pavé diamond Jennifer Meyer cuff.

Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C.
My grandmother wishes I would: move to New York and have more kids.
My grandmother loves to wear: anything cashmere.
My grandmother’s signature dish: Although traditional in many ways, cooking is not one of them.
My grandmother’s greatest talent: She is the strongest I woman know and incredibly smart.
What my grandmother wants from me for Mother’s Day: Drawings from the kids and a FaceTime session with the whole family.
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: A cashmere blanket, flowers and the aforementioned drawings and lots of love via FaceTime.

Rosie Assoulin
My mom taught me: that you never stop learning.
My mom wishes I would: answer my phone.
My mom loves to wear: our clothes.
My mom signature dish: Yebra — stuffed grape leaves with apricot and tamarind.
My mom’s greatest talent: Photographic abstractions.
What my mom wants from me for Mother’s Day: Probably, still for me to answer my phone.
What I will give her for Mother’s Day: A big juicy kiss and hug!

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