The Man Repeller shares great style and a sense of humor with her mother Laura and grandmother Leyla.
My mother is… my #1 fan. I’m hers too.
My favorite thing to do with my mother and grandmother is… go to Nespresso. Go cafe-chic’ing! There was a cafe in Paris called Cafe Chic that I was obsessed with when I was younger, so instead of chic I say cafe-chic, and I’ve turned it into a verb….so we go “cafe-chic’ing.”
Lessons I’ve learned from my mother and grandmother… from my mother: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, wear all the harem pants you want. From my grandmother: Water is for washing, always drink champagne.
Style tips I’ve learned… from my mother: Always invest in shoes and handbags, you can improvise the rest with meager means. From my grandmother: More is more is more is more. Trust everything Hermès.
My mother’s and grandmother’s style is… is wildly graceful and elegant, we can’t believe she birthed me. My grandmother is a lot more like me, or I’m more like her. She takes risks, loves color and shoes and suede, would ombré her hair if my grandfather would let her, owns various versions of leopard print outerwear. I take a lot from my mom and I get all my cool vintage stuff from my grandma. People always ask me, “Where do you shop for vintage? And I say my grandma’s closet — it’s great and it’s free!”
Our Mother’s Day plans… every year we do the same thing: It’s a big brunch at a restaurant on 70th street called Sette Mezzo. Me, my three brothers, my parents, my grandparents, my aunt, her daughters and their significant others. It’s a good time.
More to explore in Mother’s Day Issue
- Culture Tory On: 10 Things My Mom Taught Me Fri, May 9, 2014
- Entertaining Mother’s Day: Meet the D’Souzas Fri, May 9, 2014
- Culture Mother’s Day: Rachel Blumenthal’s Motherhood Life Hacks Fri, May 9, 2014
- Entertaining Tory Entertains: Carnations Are Back Thu, May 8, 2014
- Entertaining Tory Entertains: Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Wed, May 7, 2014