Mother’s Day might only come around once a year, but, as PANDORA knows, it’s truly worth celebrating a mother’s love every single day. We talk to Naomi, 21, and her mum, Stella, and rediscover all the moments that make the mother-daughter bond so unique.
Tell us a little bit about your relationship with each other.
Naomi: We’re not super close in the sense that we have to hug and talk every night…
Stella: …Or have dinner every day, because of course she has her own life. But we can deﬁnitely say anything to each other. I share all my experiences with her – not just the good ones, but the bad ones as well. And I think she knows that she can say anything to me.
How do you express your love for each other?
Stella: We’re not that affectionate all the time. Of course, it’s sweet to hear her say the words, but it’s not the most important thing to me. It’s more important to see her living her life, and doing the things she enjoys – to see her being her own person.
Naomi: I deﬁnitely feel like my mum really supports me and, in return, I wholeheartedly take all her words of advice. I really do look up to her a lot.
What is your favourite memory of each other?
Stella: When Naomi was really young, her childcare centre had a sports day, and she had to run across a ﬁeld carrying a little basket ﬁlled with eggs. She had such chubby cheeks and when she ran, her cheeks were bouncing like, “boing, boing”. It was so sweet and I couldn’t help but gush over how cute she was.
Naomi: It would have to be when she surprised me with a trip to Bangkok. I really enjoyed myself for the three days we were there. I thought it was really sweet as it was one of the rare times that she did something spontaneous.
What prompted the surprise trip?
Stella: She’s the eldest, and shortly after having her, I had another boy, so we never really had time for just the two of us. So I just thought, “Why not?” It was after her O-Levels, and I wanted to reward her and myself with a girls-only trip – without the boys nagging at us for shopping too long!
Do you often go shopping together?
Naomi: We don’t do it very often, but when we do, it’s really fun. We get to know more about each other’s style and we also share clothes all the time.
Naomi, would you say your mum has inﬂuenced your style?
Naomi: I remember her telling me that back in the day, she was really into the “gypsy” look. Thanks to that, I incorporate some bohemian elements into my wardrobe.
Stella: I guess I can see that inﬂuence, and I can really see myself in her when she wears my old clothes. It does make me feel proud as a mum.
Do you have any favourites from the PANDORA Mother’s Day collection?
Stella: We especially like the charms that say “Best Mum” and “Beloved Mother”.
Naomi: I love the dainty rings too.
How would you both wear your favourite pieces?
Naomi: I would stack the rings on almost every ﬁnger, because I love that look. They’re so minimal that I think the effect would be very reﬁned and chic.
Stella: If I wanted to start a charm bracelet, I would probably collect charms for every occasion, so each one would mean something special.
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“I deﬁnitely feel like my mum really supports me and, in return, I wholeheartedly take all her words of advice.” Naomi