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Moms in Charge

The third Sunday of May is dedicated to the world’s most compassionate yet underrated superheroes. And this Mother’s Day, CoutureCandy.com puts the spotlight on five special ladies who continue to shine in their respective industries. From owning the runway to saving children in need, these moms have proven that women are truly capable of breaking barriers and conquering the world--even with a baby (or two) in tow.

1. From Supermodel to Fashion Industry Mover

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Jovani - Strapless Jersey High Slit Dress JVN41844, $378.00

Heidi Klum rose to fame when she became part of Victoria’s Secret’s first batch of VS Angels. She walked countless runways and graced various magazine covers before deciding to enter the television industry in 2004 with Project Runway. As host, judge, and executive producer of the hit reality series, the model-turned-businesswoman and mother of four has received four Emmy Award nominations and won a Peabody Award in 2008. More importantly, her show gave aspiring fashion designers the chance to showcase the fruits of their skills and talents.

Heidi is known to favor svelte yet modern pieces that accentuate her height and curves. Cop her look with this chic strapless number from Jovani and a pair of dangling earrings from Tresor.

Tresor Collection - 18K Yellow Gold Earring w/ Rainbow Moonstone Round, $795.00


2. From Tech Expert to Company CEO

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SCALA - 48708 Illusion Neckline Beaded Cocktail Dress, $258.00

Would you believe that Marissa Mayer’s original dream was to become a pediatric neurosurgeon? The current president of Yahoo realized that information technology is her calling back when she was taking pre-med classes in Stanford University. After graduating with a degree in Symbolic Systems, she joined Google in 1999 as its first female engineer. She spearheaded notable projects, which includes the iconic homepage design and Google AdWords, the company’s paid advertising system. In 2012, she was six months pregnant with her first child when she was appointed as Yahoo’s new CEO--a position she holds up to this day.

Tired of the usual blazer-and-skirt combo? Channel your inner CEO and inject some flair in the workplace by pairing this beaded dress from Scala with a Ben-Amun Swarovski bangle and a silk cardigan.

Ben-Amun - Crystal Butterfly Bracelet
Ben-Amun - Crystal Butterfly Bracelet, $620.00


3. From Hollywood Sweetheart to Human Rights Advocate

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Tarik Ediz - Off the Shoulder Mermaid Dress 50042, $438.00

Angelina Jolie first appeared on the big screen alongside her father back when she was a kid. Her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft skyrocketed her acting career, and from then on she has been one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses. Despite being swarmed with projects year-round alongside her responsibilities as a mother to six growing children, Angelina’s passion towards philanthropy was never put into backseat. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient keeps her hands full by promoting various causes such as women’s rights, world hunger, and education.

Angelina prefers to wear black in formal occasions. The pieces she wear usually have a timeless silhouette, sometimes mes with a bit of skin peeking underneath. Achieve her look with this off-shoulder Tarik Ediz dress. Lastly, keep the ensemble simple but well-coordinated with Jarin K’s quartz ring.

Jarin K Jewelry - Rose Quartz Checkerboard Ring

Jarin K Jewelry - Rose Quartz Checkerboard Ring, $525.00

4. From Academic Achiever to US First Lady

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Mac Duggal - Ball Gowns Style 62601H

Mac Duggal - Ball Gowns Style 62601H, $538.00

A lot of us can only dream of getting in an Ivy League school, except Michelle Obama. The former First Lady is an alumna of Princeton University and Harvard University, where she attained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and her Juris Doctor degree, respectively. At a young age, she was already described by relatives and peers as an overachiever--moving from one advanced placement class to another while participating in various sociocultural extracurricular activities. Upon graduating, she began her career in a Chicago corporate law firm where she met her future husband, the former President of the United States Barack Obama. She then shifted her practice to public service--which she continued to advocate during her husband’s term in the office--through several programs that tackled health and wellness, national service, and girls’ education. Truly, Michelle Obama will go down in the history not just as the first non-white First Lady of the United States, but also for being an exemplary role model not just to her daughters, but to everyone who dreams of achieving big things.

Not one to shy away from bold colors and prints, the former First Lady’s iconic ensembles set women scrambling to department stores and fashion boutiques to copy her style. Radiate confidence with this floral ball gown from Mac Duggal paired with a Logan Hollowell tennis bracelet.

logan hollowell star set diamond tennis bracelet

Logan Hollowell - Star Set Diamond Tennis Bracelet, $4,750.00

5. From Pop Star to Music Legend

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Tarik Ediz - Slim Long Sleeve V-Neck Twist Gown, $341.00

Beyonce was already making a name for herself back when she was still part of the famous pop trio, Destiny’s Child. It was after their disbandment, however, where people really took notice of her singing and dancing prowess. Known for her catchy tunes and alluring dance moves that forward female empowerment, the singer-songwriter has also displayed her acting chops in big-screen gems such as Dreamgirls (2006) and The Pink Panther (2006). Her 24 MTV Video Music Awards make her the most nominated woman in the awards show’s history; and being the total performer that she is, she did not let her baby bump stop her from slaying the Grammy Awards last February where she won various awards for latest album Lemonade.

Beyonce’s red carpet choices are always expected to capture people’s attention. Her sense of fashion leans towards dramatic pieces, which she likes to amp up with accessories dripping with crystals and gems. Dress like the legendary diva with this smoking deep v number from Tarik Ediz. Pair it with Tresor’s ruby and diamond encrusted necklace for that extra oomph.

Tresor Collection - 18K Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Necklace

Tresor Collection - 18K Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Necklace, $22,500.00

See anything your mom would like? Make this mother’s day extra special by giving her a gift from our inspired looks! More choices are available at Couture Candy. You can also check us out at FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest and Polyvore for news and updates.

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