mother-daughter Sundays


At Mardi, the wardrobe is ageless. Since the beginning of our adventure, mother and daughter have each styled our pieces in their own way, shared them with, and offered them to each other.

In May, we celebrate motherhood all over the world and at Mardi we do so through 4 mother-daughter portraits .
Every Sunday, an inspiring duo or trio will share with us their tips in Brussels, their fashion advice, their family recipes,...

This week, we shared a moment of complicity with Lelia, Yeleen and Robosa.
Lelia is one of the prettiest (and biggest) smiles of Mardi editions.

Her positivity and kindness are infectious.

We asked her to make us live her mother-daughter Sunday.
A warm moment with her sister Yeleen and her mother Robosa.

Their ' mother-daughter ' Sunday?

Coffee and breakfast followed by a stroll in the park.
Lelia, Yeleen and Robosa took us to BuddyBuddy (Rue des Drapiers 10, 1050 Brussels) before a walk in the Royal Park of Brussels.

How do you spend time together as mother and daughter(s)?

Y : Since I no longer live in Belgium, I see my sister and my mother less often. So I appreciate the small moments shared with them even more.

L : When we see each other, we enjoy each second. Generally our day starts with a bike ride and then we spend the afternoon outside of Brussels. Lately we often go to Antwerp. We go for a walk, we drink coffee - those from Tinsel are excellent -, in the evening we end up at a nice restaurant together - Camion for example.

R : I love spending time with my daughters and sharing moments of simplicity: having a bite to eat, walking, laughing, talking, crying, these are all precious little moments.

"She always pointed out an intelligence and a beauty in me that I couldn't see myself."

What word would you use to describe the mother-daughter bond?

Y : Friendship. When I was little, my mom was 'my best friend' and she kept telling me that we were mother and daughter and not best friends. But for me a mom is a perfect friend. She's a friend who won't judge you, a trustworthy person who will always be there for you.

L : Unconditional love. A love that is unexplainable. With my mom we laugh a lot, but we know how to alter these moments of humor with vulnerable moments of listening and tenderness.

R : In life and in death!

What piece(s) of clothing do you steal from your mom's closet?

Y : I never really borrowed or took clothes from mom. On the other hand, I'm a fan of accessories and I regularly steal bags and jewelry from her... I'm not discreet enough because she notices it too quickly.

L : At the moment, I love to steal her big soft sweaters. My mum takes really good care of her clothes, so they are always in perfect condition. I dream of stealing a vintage leather Saint-Laurent bag from her that she bought a long time ago. But it's complicated, so I asked her to pass it on to me.

"My parents never imposed their personal style on us. It's a form of freedom of expression that I would like to pass on to my children later on."

What role has your mom played in your life?

Y : She gave me self-confidence and pushed me to execute all the projects I dreamed of. No matter the madness behind my ideas, she supports me and makes sure that I reach my goals or exceed them.
She always pointed out an intelligence and beauty in me that I couldn't see myself or that others didn't point out. It's the best gift a mother can give her daughter.

L : She's a real example for me. My mom is the one who listens to me, makes me laugh, makes me question myself, supports me and loves me above all else.
With age, I learned to let myself be guided more by her, nothing like the advice of a mom!

R : Mamou is my rock, whatever happens I know she will always be there. Always encouraging, present and very lucid. With my daughters, her granddaughters, she really managed to create a unique connection while keeping her personality. I admire her enormously.

Any fashion advice that you took from your mum?

Y : We have opposite styles. My mom is very elegant and classic. Me, on the contrary, I wear rather large clothes and I follow trends more. Over time, she was able to adapt to my style, and I to hers. She passed on a bit of her elegance to me and I mix classic and street pieces in my looks.

L: My parents never imposed a fashion style on us. It's a freedom of expression that I would like to pass on to my children later on. Today the 3 of us have very different styles of our own. Letting us dress how we wanted from an early age has always allowed us to express ourselves through our style.



BUDDY BUDDY + Royal Park of Brussels
(Rue des Drapiers 10, 1050 Brussels)

Kanel + Bois de la Cambre
(Rue Vanderkindere 497, 1180 Uccle)

Honest + Forest Park / Duden Park
(Rue du Croissant 34, 1190 Forest)

OR Coffee + Cinquantenaire Park
(Pl. Jourdan 13a, 1040 Etterbeek)