Motherhood is a big part of the Moss and Spy world, many of our team are mothers, as are so many of our customers. We often have prams parked in the offices or our client's children helping us style their mum's on the shop floor. Our Creative Director and Founder, Lia Tsimos, has a beautiful teenage daughter, Amelia. We asked Lia and Amelia a few questions about mother/daughter relationships and how these relate to fashion.
Can you both describe your style in five words or less!
Lia: Feminine, elegant with an edge.
Amelia: Casual Chic.
Who is your style icon?
Lia: Audrey Hepburn.
Amelia: Gigi Hadid.
What is your favourite thing about each other’s style?
Lia: I love that Amelia can throw on any of my archive pieces and make them look young and contemporary.
Amelia: I love the way Mum can wear something glamorous and make it look effortless.
Lia, how has having a daughter changed your approach to designing?
Lia: Having a teenage daughter means I have to stay young and relevant. I love it when I finish a collection and my 14 year old daughter says “Cool Mum, I love your new collection!"
Amelia, how has having a fashion designer mother influenced you?
Amelia: I feel confident when I’m styling and choosing my outfits. Mum has taught me to experiment.
Lia, what’s your favourite thing about having a daughter in terms of fashion and style?
Lia: I’m so lucky to have a daughter who is developing her own personal style. Ever since she was born I’ve kept my earlier designs for her and it’s great to see how she wears them to create a completely new look.
What do you steal from each other’s wardrobes?
Lia: I love Amelia’s casual pieces as I don’t really own T shirts and jumper.
Amelia: I love going through Mum's archives and using all the pieces that are back in fashion.
Do you two shop together or separately?
Lia: We always shop together and I especially love taking Amelia on overseas research trips. We have great fun exploring new brands and trends overseas.
Amelia: I love shopping with Mum because we always love the same things.
What are your favourite pieces from the current Moss and Spy collection and where would you wear them?
Lia: My favourite new item is the Lola top. Now that its getting cold I wear this with jeans and my new tweed jacket or Cashmere coat.
Amelia: I love the Lisel Cami because it is very in right now and looks good with so many things.
Get Lia's look with the Lola top:
Get Amelia's look with the Lisel Cami: