When it comes to personal style, it’s easy to see that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with mother and daughter duo Mary and Tamie Ingham. Favouring wardrobe classics with an urban edge, LA-based Mara & Mine co-founder and shoe designer Tamie credits her Sydney-based mother Mary's timeless style for influencing her less-is-more approach to fashion...
“The key is to have staple, classic pieces and to just complement these with the right accessories,” says Tamie, who favours layering jewellery and mixing white and yellow gold with her uniform of denim and Mara & Mine loafers. “What makes our brand unique is that all of our products are handmade using luxury leathers to embrace comfort and style. We create classic silhouettes with bold embroidery and hardware.” It’s not hard to see why the perfectly-designed flats boast a cult following with celebrities and influencers alike. While Tamie expertly demonstrates how to mix current trends with classic jewels, like her clever Acne Studios leather jacket and Kailis pearls combo in our photos, mum Mary prefers a more refined look thanks to her own mother’s sartorial influence. “A typical look for me is smart-casual. I love a chic pair of pants or a tailored dress,” she says. Despite geographical distance keeping them apart this Mother’s Day, we have a feeling there will still be plenty of love and laughter on the cards, as Mary so aptly describes the best part of being a mother: “There are so many magical moments, but I love knowing that they know that I am always here, in the good times and the bad. The feeling of a mutual love, respect and care is second to none.” We couldn’t agree more. Photography: Michelle Holden | Hair: Raymond Robinson | Makeup: Kelly Bowman | Words: Marisa Remond | Styling: Georgie Abay | Kailis jewellery and Mara & Mine shoes worn throughout | Go to www.kailisjewellery.com.au
“ My mother has taught me to never give up and fight for what you believe in. She is an absolute saint, so kind and giving, and has taught me how to love unconditionally, be respectful and patient ”
SHOP: Tamie wears Kailis Vibrance Earrings; Kailis Twin Pearl Cuff; Acne Studios leather jacket, from Parlour X; Marysia dress; Grana Tee; Mara & Mine loafers. Mary wears Kailis Baroque Pearl Strand – not available online; Kailis Large Trumpet Earrings; Acne Studios trench coat, from Parlour X; Country Road pants; Hansen & Gretal silk shirt
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Tamie: Shy at first, open-minded and driven. Mary: Kind, strong and open-minded.
What values/life lessons have you taught each other? And Mary what did you learn from your own mother?
Tamie: My mother has taught me to never give up and fight for what you believe in. She is an absolute saint, so kind and giving, and has taught me how to love unconditionally, be respectful and patient. Mary: My children have taught me about patience and how love has no boundaries. What I learned from my mother was the gift of giving. She moved from Italy when she was only 12-years-old and went on to raise nine children. She was wise and generous, always kind and helpful to others and never expected anything in return. She always told us: don’t feel like life owes you anything back, if you make a choice to help someone, feel good about it and move on.
What are each other's best qualities?
Tamie: Mum is strong, wise and loving. Mary: Tamie has a heart of gold, she is unbelievably driven and extremely creative. I am so proud of her.
How will you be spending this Mother’s Day?
Mary: On Mother’s Day, I’ll be spending quality time with my family (Tam and my son will unfortunately be in LA ) and hopefully having some delicious food. Tamie: I know my sister will spoil mum beyond comprehension – she deserves it. I’ll be sending her a beautiful bunch of her favourite flowers – flowers just make her so, so happy.