Mother’s Day was so easy when we were little. Remember the hand-print crafts that we would make in preschool and then proudly present to our moms on Mother’s Day? Now we’re all grown up and have to fend for ourselves in selecting the perfect gift for our mothers. A few of you out there may agree with my bell-curve theory that shows a direct correlation to the age of your children and how you wish to spend Mother’s Day. If you have toddlers and are with them 24-7, you probably want some time to yourself. However, if your children are grown, nothing would make you happier than spending some time with them. Time…it’s the most precious commodity that we can offer and is most cherished by our mothers.
Spending the day with mom may not be possible for a variety of reasons this Mother’s Day but for those of you who can, TSALT is inviting you to bring mom to the pH15 Collection and Pavé Diamond Jewelry trunk shows. In fact, there’s an incentive to sweeten the invitation! Come in and try on a dress for pH15 or some of the stunning jewelry from Pavé Diamond and you’ll receive a $10 coupon to use on your purchase of $50 or more! It’s a single-day deal to use as you please and all you have to do is try something on from one of the trunk shows.
If you can’t bring your mom, bring a friend or someone who is like a mother to you in honor of your mom. I know my own mother has taught me how valuable great friendships are in life and nothing makes her happier than to hear the antics of some well-spent girlfriend time!
Sometimes finding a perfect dress line for a boutique feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. I’ve been doing this for a number of years now and usually have a shopping list of who I want to see then leave a little room for some happy surprises that may or may not occur. I discovered pH15 when I attended D&A (Designers & Agents) back in September 2016. For me this was an unlikely brand to find at this show, which may be why it caught my eye. The dresses not only were made extremely well but the designs covered an area that TSALT was looking to fill. On further investigation, it became evident what was drawing me to this collection.
As I browsed the racks, there was a woman who could have been Tamara’s twin sister working the booth. (Seriously! I am not one for hyperbole and had to get a photo!) She was wearing one of the shorter designs in black and shared some interesting information regarding the designer. Ping He started her career in fashion as a window designer at a top-end bridal boutique at the age of 16. She went to fine art school in Shanghai and then moved to the UK where she completed her master’s in fashion. Upon graduating, she became part of the Alexander McQueen studio team where she worked her way around different labels and then ultimately struck out on her own with a wealth of impressive experience.
In an excerpt from Marie Claire UK, He not only sums up how important mothers are to building the people we become but shares some insights about the future of her label, her own style, and how she manages work and family life.
My mum. She always has an encouraging word for me and has unique ability to see the other side of the coin.
I like to wear a lot of black. It’s so easy and chic. I like to look effortlessly stylish and feel comfortable. That’s the basis of my pH15 collections: stylish, effortless, and comfortable.
I want to focus on my label as a new, international, luxury designer label known for innovative yet wearable designs.
Beside the fact that you’ll receive a bonus $10 to play with just for trying on a dress or a piece of diamond jewelry, a pH15 dress is the type of item that I feel women are always needing in a pinch. Weddings, graduations, speaking engagements, dinner with important people — whether they are bosses, future in-laws, or heads of state — these dresses would cover all of the above! Plus, the collection is full of silhouettes that will not go out of style and can be easily shortened to accommodate your height.
Here’s why I love them:
And the reasons I anticipate Stylebook readers will love them:
To see more styles that will be available at the trunk show and find out about our Mother’s Day Social Media Giveaway, click here.
Come take a look and try on a few styles. The pH15 Show runs May 13th through 15th during regular store hours.
Alicia was born and raised in Alexandria, and married a local boy. She is happily married and the mother of two amazing children and one adorable and terribly smart border terrier named Dixie. Alicia has always known she was a creative. She collected editions of Vogue from junior high on and has always loved clothing and design. She studied interior design at VCU and parlayed that degree into commercial interior design, the web design, and ultimately found herself managing a local boutique and serving as a stylist to many Alexandrian women. She now has a successful full-time styling business, The Tulle Box, and makes it her business to make her clients feel great about themselves and the way they look.