We’re counting down our favorite stylish mothers. Keep reading—and scrolling—to be inspired by their incredible style and pearls of wisdom.
"My mother said: 'Smile and the world smiles with you. Cry and you cry alone.'"
"I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times. That’s my choice."
"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions."
Above: Jane Birkin with her daughters Kate Barry, right, and Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1974, photographed by Leonard de Raemy/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images. Here: Lee Radziwill and her daughter, Anna Christina, 1966, by Cecil Beaton for Vogue; Eartha Kitt and her daughter, Kitt, 1962.
"As a mother, I always have something better to be doing. I love work still, but I'm less tolerant of my time being wasted."
"Acting and modeling are good, but motherhood is what it's all about."
"An instructor once told me that when there's resistance in your body, it's only because of the resistance in your mind. It's about getting inside the pose. Being the breath."
Above: Cindy Crawford and her children, Presley and Kaia, photographed by Sergiy Barchuk via InStyle. Here: Jerry Hall with her children James and Elizabeth Jagger, 1991, photographed for Vogue; Lisa Bonet and her son, via Pinterest.
"If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll return to New York."
"The truth is that no matter how old we are, as long as our mothers are alive, we want our mother. And it's a very powerful relationship if it's healthy."
Above: Grace Kelly, far right in pink, on mom duty in Monaco, via Pinterest; Kate Hudson and daughter, Kate Hudson, 1980, on the set of Private Benjamin, via IMDB.com.