I Get It From My Momma: Gilt Staff Style Advice

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked our stylish Gilt staffers: “What was your mom’s best style advice?” From justifying designer purchases to covering your—ahem—assets, this group of moms shared sound advice that will never go out of fashion.

Check it out below and tell us what your mom taught you via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

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Brittany Billings, Senior Director (Business Development),  San Diego, CA

Mom’s Advice: “You can justify any Chanel (or fill-in-your-favorite-luxury-brand-here) purchase by saying you’ll ‘pass it down to your daughter.’ Lucky for me, I’m her only daughter and my daughter will be born this summer!”-Brittany

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Good Things Come in Threes: Our Met Gala 2015 Best-Dressed List

There was no shortage of celebrities or major moments at last’s night 2015 Met Ball in NYC. We were anxious to see how each guest would interpret the evening’s theme, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” and believe us—we weren’t disappointed!  Here are three clear winners in our eyes.

 “Owned The Night” Award : Rihanna  

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Wearing Guo Pei (Photo Credit: InStyle.com)

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Q+A: Alexis Bittar On The Beauty Of Lucite And His Brand Of Maximalism

ALEXIS_PORTRAITBrooklyn tastemaker and jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has come a long way since selling his handmade designs on the streets of New York City’s Soho in the ’90s. Today, he’s got more than 200 employees and a seemingly endless supply of imagination, creating a new era of refinement showcased in his coveted Lucite, Elements, and Miss Havisham collections — back on Gilt today at noon ET. Read about his inspirations (antiques! punk rock!), and then shop the most lust-worthy Alexis Bittar pieces for spring.

StyleFile: When you sit down to create a new collection or collaboration, how do you begin? Are you an artist with a method to his creative madness, or is it a different experience every time?

Alexis Bittar: I look at historical references. I love antiques. I try not to look at other jewelry, but I do look at the runways and feel where I want things to go and what was missed. I try to harness that energy and embody it in jewelry.

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“Empire” Exclusive: Naomi Campbell Dishes on Playing Camilla Marks

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Forget getting dolled up for a Saturday on the town: The moment we most look forward to all week is officially Wednesday night on the couch, when FOX’s sizzling hit Empire unfolds in all its stylish, addictive glory. The season finale airs tonight at 8pm ET/PT, and to celebrate, we’re selling a killer Marc Bouwer dress worn by guest star Naomi Campbell, straight from the set—with the proceeds benefitting her charity, Fashion for Relief.

“Camilla works in the fashion industry, so her wardrobe and her look are very important,” Naomi tells us. “The looks that the stylists pull definitely help me get into character and get in touch with Camilla. She has a really fun wardrobe!” They have that in common—but that may be about it. “Camilla’s just so opposite of me,” Naomi says, “so I think we all tend to like things that are opposite of us, and things we can get to play out and say, ‘Oh, it’s just acting!'”

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