So cute! the valentino pumps, the quick bun, polka dots. I love it. I always dream of being that cute new york mom with simple but chic style.
unfortunate that white bag cuts off her leg at an unfortunate spot! i’m sure she has gorgeous legs.
Youâ€™re eyes on style and fashion are never cynical. This what I really love about you and what I think is innovative about your approach. But I see something very cynical in this girl with her Upper West Side allure accessorized with an IPhone and a baby.
I’ve often wondered if I’d ever see a photo of a mother and child on this site. I love how this photos captures this mother multitasking (smartphone, grocery shopping, taking baby for a stroll) while looking chic and comfortable.
I always wondered if people shot up front like that actually don’t care about the photographer or they are posing with their phone or acting as if the photographer wasn’t there for the sake of the picture …I hope it is the last option. The shot is great, but it would have been even better with a look at the camera or something else except the phone…I feel that the I-am-standing-looking-at-my-smartphone pose is often hiding the potential feeling a picture…
Thank you for posting a stylish mom. It takes a lot of confidence and self respect to embrace motherhood in such a visible way.
I love how ‘together,’ feminine, yet relaxed her look is. Dressing ‘put together’ always helped me feel work-ready when I worked in an ad agency. Now, as full-time mom, the same holds true.
I absolutely hate flip flops, especially in a city. The bottoms of your feet get filthy! With all the sandal options out there….please! Last summer I vowed to only wear them as house shoes or beach shoes. Otherwise, love the cardigan.
Gorgeous picture, the young and classy mom, beautiful yet simple. This photo is worth of a cover. The baby is just too cute!! Try and get in touch with this young mom and shoot her and the baby for a fashion mag cover. It”s a winner! Congrats
To all the critics, I thought I’d share a few thoughts that go through my mind every time I get dressed to got out with my baby. It begins with, “How much time do I have, will my clothing survive drool, chewed up food, milk spit up, a wriggly baby, and can I get to my ankles to buckle straps, all while holding a 21 lbs baby, my own bag and a baby bag.
Its funny, its takes the same amount of effort to put a simple dress on, a little makeup and fix your hair as its does to put on sweats. I have 3 kids, in nursing school, 2 cats and a dog and always take at least 10 minutes to look decent. Moms deserve to feel good about themselves, no excuses. Thanks for the picture!
Great shot! At last, a photo of a Mother Woman. And who has style. Please more of these. I would love to see some photos of glamorous pregnant women too! A celebration of Woman, in all her forms (young, mature, Mama … now Mama-to-Be?! …).
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it! Scott I am an avid, check twice a day reader of both yours and Garance’s blogs and I think this is the first shot I have ever seen with a mother and pram! This resonates particularly for as most days of the week this IS me! And every day I face the challenge of not losing myself completely within the role of being a mother to two young children and I try to use fashion and the way I present myself to help remain connected to the world in some way. Both of your blogs are a constant source of inspiration for this. Some days it works better than others I must admit, but on those days when I am at risk of feeling somewhat invisible as a person and confined to a pram-pushing-mum stereotype, being able to come home and see your stylish images helps me to feel like I might still be little bit in touch with the world. Wow, what a ramble, but just love this shot. And your work! Thank you!
I’m pretty sure there is nothing more classically beautiful than this. This photo must be in an advertisement or print at some point. It’s absolutely perfect. Thank you for capturing this 2012 moment of a mother and child, in fashion.
A mother and child! Yes!!!! Come to Dushanbe and you will see just how stylish the parks and boulevards are, filled with put-together mummies and babies. And the daytime and evening promenading. I love this shot because it is *my* life :)
She just looks like a ballerina to me. Her stance, her bun, her long neck. Usually I hate babies. But that one is so chubby and the hand salute is sweet. Of course given a mom that pretty its probably good genetics. She just looks so sweet and preppy. Somehow a perfect counterpart to the gorgeous woman in the zip shorts in the last picture. Because both are very preppy but in very different ways.
Those sandals are GORGEOUS!!!! Anyone thats talking them down; Follow these instructions; Take the hard wired part of your brain that says “no flip flops” and loosen it up. Look again. Any better? (Just joking. No offense intended.) Those are very pretty and delicate.
Shock, horror! Mothers check their phones too during the day. And as any mama knows the best time to check it is while your toddler is safely strapped into the buggy. She looks amazing, love the colour pop.
The more time goes by, the more feminine I’ve become. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved dresses, etc. However, with age (I’m 36…), I definitely have more confidence in my fashion choices, and more confidence to dare.
And, even more so since I had my daughter in 2009!
So, I totally relate to this photo. The woman is very chic and feminine, without overdoing it. Nice, feminine and subtle – the way I like it.
Guys, she IS the mom. She’s also my best friend and I can assure you, she’s ALWAYS this effortlessly elegant. She was born this way… and it’s obvious that Javi inherited her style. :) Great photo! Love you guys.
To make this outfit look like it’s from the fifites, about six inches would have to be added to the hem.
The woman’s outfit is perfect. She is one of those gals who looks fresh and neat on the hottest day of the year–so put together. It’s a skill!!
As a father of two, I take this as an ode to all badly-sleeping mums and dads who still find the stamina to ‘make an effort’. My only ‘bone to pick’ here would be the bow-decorated sandals/flip flops. Comfortable as they are, this dress and cardigan combo deserve more!
I love the fact that there is something very 1950′s -60′s about this look. She looks like perfection and I love the coloured cardigan that ads the umph to her outfit. Can’t help but hope I feel as put together as she looks if I have children one day…
Hello to all (Hi MARY and DAD saw your posts up there). Monica is my stepmom and this is my adorable baby brother Javier. Sorry to disappoint: not the nanny. Sandals are VALENTINO and yes: she makes being a mom look effortlessly fabulous!
Very true, although I seldom see such pretty mom and baby. And yet its a wonderful, inspiring picture, and its a striking bright sweater over a very feminine dress. Even if its not so exclusive or outrageous. Its fun to look at.