Continuing our celebration of designing moms in honor of Mother’s Day, below is an interview worth bookmarking. We’re thrilled to take advice on motherhood and entrepreneurship from Rachel Zoe, mom to Skyler Morrison “Sky,” 6, and Kaius Jagger, 4. We’ve followed Rachel and her inspiring empire for years, and read The Zoe Report as a guidebook for life. Read on for Rachel’s advice, and shop some of her favorite pieces from her collection below. If you’re searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom, we have an idea or two in our gift guide.
Q: How will you celebrate Mother’s Day this year? Do you have any traditions?
A: I love celebrating Mother’s Day because it’s such a great excuse to spend time together as a family. We usually do a family brunch, or take a day trip to Malibu and walk on the beach.
Q: How has being a mother impacted your work as a designer?
A: Since becoming a mother, my priorities have definitely shifted, and I approach work in a more healthy, efficient manner so I can have real, quality time with my children.
Q: How do you juggle the responsibilities of motherhood and your own line?
A: Being a working mom, it’s all about trying to find balance. It’s a constant struggle and I’m still learning.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to every new mother?
A: Don’t try to plan motherhood – every day is different and unpredictable.
Q: Any favorite anecdotes to share about your own mother?
A: My mother always said to pick your battles. Choose what is important to be strict on, and know what to let go.
Q: And what’s one piece of advice you’d give to every entrepreneur?
A: Trust your gut. The best decisions I have made in business have always been when I’ve followed my instincts.
What are your favorite pieces from your current collection, and how would you style them?
The Abigail tassel-hem mini dress is perfect for Spring – I love the billowy fit, and short hem.
I love the soft femininity of the Maier ruffled gown – it epitomizes effortless glamour.
I love the 60s, bohemian-inspired look of the Miranda printed silk gown. The relaxed fit and flowy silhouette make it such a staple for Spring.
The Riley gown is one of my favorites. Perfect for date night or a weekend getaway. It’s such an effortless romantic look.
Shop Rachel Zoe on Spring, and read more from Jennifer Fisher in our special series celebrating Mother’s Day with our inspiring designers.