The Accessories Council Celebrates Mother’s Day

On April 12th, The Accessories Council celebrated Mother’s Day with a series of Tea Parties hosted by some of our industry’s leading Moms. Held at the stunning new Swarovski offices in Manhattan, Mom’s Alex Woo, Angela Lindvall of ARTICLE22, Bobbi Brown, Chantel Waterbury of chloe + isabel, Lonna Enriquez of lonna & lilly, Monica Rich Kosann and Suzanne Miglucci of Charles & Colvard, invited press to enjoy tea from Tea Forte and sweets while discussing their designs, upcoming work and balancing all with motherhood. The table was set with linens, china and silverware from Kate Spade New York, which added a fun and playful flair to the glamour of the Swarovski chandelier in the room.

Our guests got to enjoy a preview of the Accessories Council’s Top Picks (#ACTopPicks) for the holiday which ranged from Accessories Council members, to out-of-industry products. Participants included E. Shaw Jewels, Foley + Corinna, FRAAS, Hammitt, HEET, Isabella Tropea, Kosterina, Lauren Cecchi, Liberti, May Martin Fine, Mercado Global, OYOBox, Patricia Nash Designs, Robert Marc, Umbra, Waste Not Nut, Willful Goods, World Kitchen and many more. For a full list of participants and more information on each one, please see our AC Mother’s Day Press Presentation.

The Accessories Council then headed to Los Angeles the following week to host another Tea Party with Betsey Johnson. The party was held in the butterfly room at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood and featured an assortment of Betsey Johnson’s accessories, as well as some additional selections from the Accessories Council’s New York event. Betsey discussed her career and changed her outfit half way through the tea party, ditching a flowy dress ensemble for high-waisted bell bottoms, embellished with drawings from her grandchildren. Go Betsey!

The events served as an opportunity for the designers to speak with members of the press in an informal environment. The press left with goodie bags as well as product inspiration for Mother’s Day stories and beyond.

For more information and the full list of participants, please contact the Accessories Council at or call 212-947-1135

IMG_0426L to R: Brooke Bobb, Robin Nazzarro, Angela Lindvall, Karen Giberson, Elana Zajdman, Angela Mariani, Elizabeth Suda

IMG_0427Monica Rich Kosann

IMG_0432Lonna Enriquez

IMG_0433Alex Woo

IMG_0439Chantel Waterbury and Elizabeth Wellington

IMG_0443L to R: Lisa Lockwood, Charlie Lankston, Carolina O’Neill, Lucy Danzinger, Bobbi Brown, Jamie Wilson, Francesca Castagnoli, Donna Bulseco, Elizabeth Wellington

P1010037Suzanne Miglucci

IMG_0444A selection of our #ACTopPicks

IMG_0455The table featuring Tea Forte tea and table settings from Kate Spade New York

P1010153Betsey Johnson and Karen Giberson


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