FASH­ION

That’s one haute mama: Jeanne Beker on four cool out­fits for mom

North Toronto Post - - Table of Contents - JEANNE BEKER Post City’s fash­ion colum­nist is one of Canada’s most trusted au­thor­i­ties on style and fash­ion, hav­ing cov­ered the in­dus­try for more than 25 years as a jour­nal­ist, speaker and au­thor. Now watch Jeanne in her cur­rent style editor role on the S

High-fash­ion Mom

“This is for the fash­ion-for­ward mom who isn’t afraid of ex­press­ing her­self. 1 This is such a gor­geous Etro coat, just beau­ti­fully tai­lored with that patch­work kind of mix that’s all the rage now and that shock of chartreuse on the in­side. 2 And then a funky lit­tle Prada dress un­der­neath with all these lay­ered ruf­fles — very fem­i­nine. 3 This lit­tle bag is just sen­sa­tional. I love the blush colour. It’s very mod­ern, goes with a lot and is de­light­ful for spring. What mother wouldn’t like some­thing like this? 4 And fi­nally you have these funky chunky plat­forms. There’s a great ro­mance to this out­fit; it looks like you’ve re­ally got your fin­ger on the pulse of style.”

REWIND, 577 MT. PLEAS­ANT RD., ETRO COAT $375 (ORIG­I­NAL RE­TAIL PRICE $1,760), PRADA DRESS $295 (ORP $1,500), MARNI BAG $255 (ORP $1,920), JEAN MICHEL CAZABAT SHOES $215 (ORP $1,051)

The mother of all cool­ness

“This is for the mom with a bit of char­ac­ter. 1 Ev­ery­one loves a crisp white shirt; this is a great one. It has short sleeves and a lit­tle bow un­der the col­lar. It can be worn in so many ways. 2 Over it we have a beau­ti­ful soft faux suede biker-style jacket. It’s just so nice and light and has all kinds of great zip­pers on it. 3 Then we have these jeans that are slightly distressed and cut off at the bot­tom — I think of these as a kind of bell-bot­tom. They have a good amount of stretch — so they’re com­fort­able — and a great rise. We love a waist that’s a lit­tle bit higher. 4 Pair it all with this funky belt with a dou­ble buckle, this ex­otic clutch and a great floppy hat — a throw­back to the ’70s. 5 Fi­nally this beau­ti­ful wedge plat­form from Coclico will dress it up a bit.”

THURS­DAYS, 1130 YONGE ST., JACKET $260, SHIRT $135, JEANS $140, BELT $140, HAT $98, CLUTCH $120; COCLICO SHOES AT STU­DIO D, 2570 YONGE ST. $498

Rock ’n’ roll Mom

1 “And speak­ing of mo­tor­cy­cle jack­ets, here’s a great one from Mack­age — a Cana­dian brand to be proud of. This is es­pe­cially nice with the quilted leather at the shoul­der. It’s not too heavy, so it’s per­fect for the spring. Un­der­neath, we have this fun Missoni shift dress. We just love these spir­ited prints: lit­er­ally stars and stripes and polka dots. It would make mom feel young and lively and hot and hap­pen­ing! 2 We love this white purse with great hard­ware: chains, wee studs and a gor­geous ar­row clo­sure. It’s re­ally rock ’n’ roll. 3 And these printed leather shoes: whoa! I love the com­bi­na­tion of fuch­sia and red, and they’re elas­ti­cized, so fairly comfy for a stiletto. You may not want to go for too long a walk on Mother’s Day, but they’ll be great for the restau­rant!”

AN­DREWS, BAYVIEW VIL­LAGE, MACK­AGE JACKET $690, MISSONI DRESS $595, MACK­AGE BAG $390; DEI MILLE SHOES AT STU­DIO D, 2570 YONGE ST., $695

Mom with a pinch of boho flair

1 “Here we have a lovely lightweight jump­suit that’s re­ally great for a mother of any age. I re­ally love the trop­i­cal print; the colours are beau­ti­ful; and it’s just sim­ple styling. The fact that it’s Cana­dian de­sign — what a bonus. 2 This lit­tle navy blazer is very com­fort­able and easy to wear, with very slim­ming lines to it. 3 Pair it with this lit­tle bag that’s also Cana­dian. It’s just a great shape with a bit of a distressed look on the leather so it looks like the kind of thing you’ve had around for a long time. 4 And then match it all with these huarache san­dals. I like this soft sil­ver me­tal­lic — it’s not in-your-face. Just a very com­fort­able shoe to run around in on Mother’s Day.”

COAL MINER’S DAUGH­TER, 594 MARKHAM ST., DAGG & STACEY JUMP­SUIT $176, NINETY-EIGHT BLAZER $170, ELEVEN THIRTY BAG $240, CAR­TEL SHOES $88

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