Our cover models, Tracy and Taylor Spillman and Lisa and Brianna Chun, turned the tables on the conventional mother-daughter shopping spree. Instead of Mom picking out (or relenting to) clothes for these middle schoolers, Taylor and Brianna, with the help of stylists at Lord & Taylor, dressed up their mothers. They chose clothing they thought would both flatter and reflect their moms’ personalities.
Lisa (at left), a first grade teacher at Waterloo Elementary School, said the BCBGMaxAzaria dress was “perfect for a spring outing” – exactly the effect Brianna had hoped for. The colorful design, says Brianna, a sixth grade student at Clarksville Middle School, “showed personality.”
Tracy is a Gifted and Talented Resource teacher at Lime Kiln Middle School, where her daughter is in sixth grade. Taylor chose the Calvin Klein tunic and Michael Kors slacks because she rarely sees her mother in dresses. For Taylor, the task was easy. She says: “My mom always out-dresses everybody and is very stylish.”
Kate Spade New York yellow patent leather bon shopper BAG, $258 * Silk lined, polyester DRESS by BCBGMaxAzaria, $298 * Catherine Stein gold-tone chain link NECKLACE, $26 * Kate Spade New York brass and black imitation gemstone clip-on EARRINGS, $78 * BCBGMaxAzaria gold tone and black snake-print RING, $38 * Calvin Klein Saxton black patent WEDGE, $39.99.
Green Envelope three-quarter sleeve SWEATER, $48 * Love Ady open-front ruched sleeve rayon BLAZER, $88 * Robert Rose imitation gemstone and plastic bead BRACELET, $20 * Ivanka Trump suede PUMPS, $125 * Kate Spade New York stud EARRINGS, $38.
Calvin Klein black and white tunic TOP, $69.50 * Kate Spade New York clip-on EARRINGS, $48 * Michael by Michael Kors Adalia patent leather wedge platform peep-toe PUMPS, $145 * Kate Spade New York black patent cross-body BAG, $178. *