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Brandy Voirin is a modern day fashionista who exercises her multitasking muscle on a daily basis. Brandy's a community volunteer extraordinaire” helping in the state of Texas, Boston, New Jersey, & New York. She's an avid traveler, mom, and can be spotted at runway shows, & charity events in Dallas & New York. She hosted Fashion's Night Out for Southlake Town Square which was picked by Vogue magazine as one of the 8 top places for FNO in Texas. Having sampled fashion and beauty delights from all over the world; this savvy traveler documents her adventurous life through her inspirational blog Bites of Style, where she informs readers on shopping and food tips; along with blogging about her life in fashion.

Mother’s Day Fashionable Gift Ideas And Memories Of Mom From Miss A Writers

In the present time Mothers Day has come to be internationally recognized as the day to honor all mothers and thank them for the services they impart for the benefit of their individual child and consequently to the development of mankind. Here at Miss A, we wanted our staff to tell a special memory about their mothers while recommending  fashionable  gift ideas. We hope this feature will spark your favorite memories  from your mom as well. Happy Mother’s Day from the staff at Miss A.

Andrea Rodgers, Editor-In-Chief & Publisher 

I’m blessed to not only love my mother, but to like her and have her as a best friend. I admire her sense of adventure and fun, youthful spirit, patience, generosity, high energy, strength, intelligence, style and capacity for love. My mother was a fashion designer, and attempted to teach me to sew, but I didn’t have the patience for it. My mother is a gourmet cook and threw memorable dinner parties, and tried to teach me to cook, but again I don’t really have much patience for making soufflés and croissants. My mother is beautiful and has great personal style, and for better or worse, she succeeded at teaching me all about beauty and fashion. My mother is intelligent and sophisticated, and very well-read. Her love of reading was definitely passed down to me. Though I would love to have the time and be able to accompany her on a fabulous vacation since she adores travel and learning about other cultures, I will have to make do and buy her one of my latest reads as well as some fun makeup for her to try.

Gift Recommendations

Grace A Memoir Price $19.66

Trish McEvoy Spring 2013 Voyager Set Price $ 85

Empress of Fashion A Life of Diane Vreeland Price $22.82


( Photo Credit Amazon, Neimain Macrus & Barnes & Noble)

Brandy Voirin, Fashion & Design Editor

My mother is one of the most important people in my life. She has been a constant force of strength, encouragement, and love. She is a stylish role model who takes care of every and then herself. I learned everything about skincare from her and to this day I am extremely grateful. One of my favorite memories with my mom is when she was sick in the hospital last year. Although it was a sad time for our entire family, I got to spend quality time with her on a weekly basis. I got to give her facials once a week and really help her take care of her skin. Being the fashion editor I couldn’t decide on just one gift, but there are three things my mom can’t live with out: great skin care products with SPF, a killer fragrance, and flowers.

Gift Recommendations:

Ven Effect Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF15 Price: $145

Freesia Garden Gift Tote by Harry & David Price $49.95 with Express Shipping Included

Fiori Eau de Parfum by Vince Camuto Price $78.00 plus shipping


Ven Effect Anti-Aging Mosturizer,

Ven Effect Anti-Aging Moisturizer, Freesia Garden Gift Tote, Fiori by Vince Camuto



Lisa Beth Miller, Weddings and Entertainment Editor
My current beauty obsession was definitely passed down from her when I was very young. Nothing made me happier than looking through the makeup, hair products, skincare items, and perfumes.

I would choose the Clarisonic Mia for my Mom because she definitely taught me the importance of good skincare.
Gift Recommendation: The Clarisonic Mia in Wild Waves Price $149
Clarisonic Mia in Wild Waves ( Photo Credit: Clarisonic)

Clarisonic Mia in Wild Waves ( Photo Credit: Clarisonic)

Meera Rajagopolan Austin City Editor

My favorite memory with my mom was going to see The Lion King in 3-D when she came to Austin. It has always been a family favorite, so being able to see it with her was a wonderful experience. It made me feel like a kid again, it was like seeing it for the first time, even though we knew what was going to happen. Although, we both were expecting the stampede scene to be a little bit more exciting.

Gift Recommendation: Taylor Moseley Jewelry

Price: $35- $200 Currently the jewelry is 30% off for Mother’s Day and offers free shipping
Ever since I saw the Taylor-Moseley Jewelry during Austin Fashion Week, I am obsessed. I want to get her an engraved necklace from the line.

6 Disc Turquoise Necklace ( Photo Credit: Taylor Moseley )

6 Disc Turquoise Necklace ( Photo Credit: Taylor Moseley )


Francesca Federico-OMurchu Fashion Columnist

My mother means the world to me because she is the most selfless person I know. She has sacrificed on both a personal and professional level to make sure that my brother and I were raised to be the best people we could be. When I was four and had pneumonia, she would stay up all night telling me stories and designing beautiful paper dolls that I could play with in the morning.

DVF bag ( Photo Credit: Polyvore)

DVF bag ( Photo Credit: Polyvore)

Gift Recommendation: Diane Von Furstenburg Leather Trapez Bag

Price: $545

I would like to give my mom a handbag, because she never splurges on herself and as a visual artist, she appreciates things that are aesthetically beautiful. This Diane Von Furstenberg handbag is almost as lovely as she is. For Mother’s Day,

Leneille Moon, Atlanta Columnist
I love my mom a lot because she’s been a huge inspiration to me and assistance with my children. I’d love to get her a chevron scarf like this one on Etsy with her initials monogrammed on it. She loves scarves and chevron is in now. She could pair it with some red jewelry, her black skinny jeans and a white top.

Gift Recommendation: Lori Link Scarf

Lori Link Scarf via Etsy ( Photo Credit: Lori Link)

Lori Link Scarf via Etsy ( Photo Credit: Lori Link)

Price: $28


Mina Da Caro Entertainment & Book Columnist

My mother, Maria, and I have been living on the opposite sides of the Atlantic for years. There is not a day when I don’t miss her guidance, her touch, her beauty, her presence. One of the fondest memories of her is her sense of style and ability to revive even the dullest of dresses and the plainest coat with the creative use of few accessories. She isn’t the kind of woman who would spend her budget on a new wardrobe or jewels. She has always been too selfless and completely family-oriented. Her daughters always came first and she has never been whimsical or too concerned about her image. Every time we talk on the phone, she will ask me if I keep a pair of gloves and an extra foulard in my purse, no matter the season. As a young woman she didn’t have the means to play with fashion, but when I look at her black and white pictures I see a beautiful woman and the timeless quality of an understated elegance. My gift for her would be a Chanel classic piece.

Gift Recommendation: Vintage Rose Chanel Tote Price: $226

Chanel Vintage Tote ( Photo Credit: Bing)

Chanel Vintage Tote ( Photo Credit: Bing)


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