TEAM MADEWELL SHARES THEIR FAVORITE MOM-ISMS

Admit it, whether you’re making a big, life-changing decision or just thinking about going for that extra scoop of ice cream, you still sometimes hear Mom’s voice in your head. So we decided to celebrate this Mother’s Day by rounding up some of the of the best mom advice we’ve gotten and given. Words of wisdom and a bunch of “aww”-inducing photos ahead.

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HOMETOWN HEROES: TEXTILE DESIGNER HOPIE STOCKMAN

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Creativity knows no bounds for our Hometown Heroes, so we’re always inspired by what our favorite local makers and designers are up to. Most recently we visited the LA home base of Block Shop Textiles, where Hopie Stockman and her sister Lily dream up designs that artisans in India turn into beautiful block-printed textiles. Hopie filled us in on everything, like how Block Shop started as an art project before it was a business, late-night papier-mâché mask making and heated debates about cornflower blue.

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HOMETOWN HEROES: FLORIST AMBER LU

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Say hello to another one of our Hometown Heroes: LA-based artist and florist Amber Lu. As admirers of her eye-catching arrangements, we were excited to get a peek inside her studio and learn more about her process. Check out Amber’s favorite way to spark new inspiration, her most essential tools, advice for other creatives and more.

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HOMETOWN HEROES: CERAMIST RAMI KIM

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We’re back to celebrate more of our Hometown Heroes, aka local makers, designers and creatives we love all across the country. Enter: Rami Kim, an LA-based animator-turned-ceramist whose whimsical work (featuring lots of faces and cats) is right up our alley. Find out about her process and inspirations, plus the advice she has for other artists looking to turn their hobbies into full-time gigs.

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IN DEFENSE OF: THE SIMPLICITY OF A T-SHIRT DRESS

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In Defense Of: The Simplicity of a T-Shirt Dress
an essay by Nia Porter

Until recently, getting dressed during those tricky first days of spring was one of my biggest sources of morning anxiety—right up there with my slog of a New York City commute and the realization that I have, yet again, run out of fresh coffee beans. How does one dress for weather that is perhaps too warm for a cozy coat, yet too cool for a breezy tank top?

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