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Oh, Mama!
May 5, 2015

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Giovanna & family by Click Click Love // Molly Guy & daughter by The Glow


When we consider whom HONOR is, we think firstly of mothers. The strong, tender women once indestructible through our eyes as children and then human, though more admirable and spirited for it as we grew older. Here at HONOR, we are ignited by the brave mothers among us: our fearless leader Giovanna Randall and Molly Guy of Stone Fox Bride who we have had the joy of collaborating with on our recent bridal line. Their ability to simultaneously foster professional lives and families with elevated style and grace is empowering to all those around them. In appreciation of Mothers’ Day, we chatted with them about their children, their work and the role that fashion plays in motherhood.

 

GIOVANNA

What is your earliest memory of your mom's style?

My mom is a painter, and her style was always cute and laid back. She wore clothes that seemed like they might be sacrificed to the paint if the moment struck her.

But, she had this amazing long pile faux fur wine colored coat, and one of my earliest memories is of her dropping me off at my first day of nursery school. I was mesmerized  by the cartoon printed linoleum, and She kissed me goodbye. I looked up and with a whirl of her giant coat and a dash of her perfume she was gone.


How has motherhood shaped your style, if at all?

Well, it hasn't changed much but I've learned to appreciate a good button-down dress for nursing.


Do you see your fashion sensibility influencing that of your children?

Yes. I get pretty fired up when Nova gets into her clothes. One morning, she insisted on us wearing our most fancy shoes while we made breakfast. She loves dresses, especially pink ones meant for twirling in.


What’s the best mom/daughter date?

I like to squeeze into her tiny bed with her at night, talk about her day, and sing duets with her.


What do you wish most for your girls?

I want them to find their most true selves, and to be able to sing their song as much as they can.


If, after a day of running a business and a family, there are moments left for yourself, what do you do?

I'm always starting projects... Lately I'm getting into designing and sewing some dresses for Nova.

 

MOLLY


What is your earliest memory of your mom's style?


My mom had amazing seventies bohemian style. She had a huge afro, tangerine tinted octagon glasses, flooded jeans. Her outfits when I was growing up consisted of long velvet dresses, saddle shoes and ponchos. She drove a bright red Nova and loved dancing to Talking Heads in the house. I used to love playing in her closet and wrapping myself up in her kimonos and long bright chunky beaded necklaces.


How has motherhood shaped your style, if at all?

 

Yes! She loves comfort and color, as do I!


Do you see your fashion sensibility influencing that of your children?

 

My three year old is really into dressing herself these days. I try not to get involved — the getups are hilarious. Just last week she wore a grey collared dress from the Gap beneath a embroidered vintage Guatmalan jumper, Doc boots covered in flowers, a fake fur coat and two buns in her hair. She looked like an eccentric Upper East Side octagenarian.


What’s the best mom/daughter date?

 

Donuts and coffee at the Wythe Hotel on Sunday morning.... we look at pictures in the Sunday Times and draw cats on napkins. Her coffee is really steamed milk with cinnamon and honey.


What do you wish most for your girls?

 

For them to be endlessly curious and always free from harm.


If, after a day of running a business and a family, there are moments left for yourself, what do you do?


Hot bath, dipping into a book, pilates class, talk to my sis on the phone.


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