Mother and daughter moments, celebrity-style
1. Music to the eyes of modelling scouts everywhere, Cindy Crawford appears to have made a clone of herself in her 15-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber – as seen at a Moschino show in Los Angeles last year. Kaia, for reference, is on the left. 2. Given she’s intent on following her mum into modelling – as displayed by their appearance on Chanel’s red carpet during Paris Fashion Week last year – it’s lucky Lily-rose Depp looks just like Vanessa Paradis. She could have inherited her father’s penchant for tattoos, trilbies and tiny beards. 3. Visibly part of the same cutlery set, Reese Witherspoon showed off her lookalike daughter, Ava, at a film premiere last month.
4. Long before Gwyneth Paltrow’s life turned to Goop, she and her mother, Blythe Danner, consciously coupled on the big screen in the 2003 literary biopic Sylvia. 5. For most people, the idea of working with their mother would be a fresh hell. But for actress Mamie Gummer, whose mother is Meryl Streep, it probably isn’t such a bad career move. Here they are in 2015’s Ricki and the Flash.
6. Perhaps taking a pessimistic view of how large she might become, model Rosie Huntington-whiteley appeared to have beached herself for this pregnancy announcement on Instagram last month. 7. Also last month, Beyoncé chose this floral scene to declare she’s expecting twins in the summer. Given her first daughter’s called Blue, the technicolour backdrop may well be there as naming inspiration.
‘All that I Am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother,’ Abraham lincoln once said. You’d never hear such sweetness and humility from the current US president (though, in fairness, he
would need to exchange ‘mother’ for‘ massive inheritance ’), but lincoln’s sentiment ought to echo around households across the country this weekend. For most of us, mothering Sunday is that one chance in the year when we get to thank our mothers for all their love and hard work. For mothers, meanwhile, it’s t hat one chance in the year when they can say, in unison, ‘ Where t he bloody hell are my thanks on the other 364 days?’ For tomorrow, at least, mum’s the word – don’t dare forget it. —