Who’s Your Pop-Culture Mom Icon?

Two VS mom influencers share their top picks for the moms (one fictional and one real) that inspire them.

Julie Sarinana

The first-wave fashion influencer and new mom is the brains behind Sincerely, Jules, an OG personal-style blog that paved the way for many others, and also the founder of Color Dept, a cool line of vegan nail lacquers.

“JLo tops my list of favorite pop-culture moms. Not only is she a multi-talented artist, but she’s also an incredible mother. Watching her navigate her career while being a dedicated mom to her twins is truly inspiring. She shows that with hard work, determination, and a loving heart, it’s possible to excel in both your professional and personal life—something I greatly admire.”

Brittany Xavier

The wildly popular style influencer, and mom of two, started Thrifts and Threads back in 2013, and now adroitly wields every form of social media to share her fashion and lifestyle wisdom with the world.

“I really admire Lorelai Gilmore from ‘Gilmore Girls’s sharp wit and the close, heartwarming connection she has with her daughter Rory. Their ability to talk about anything openly is something I think is super important in a mother-daughter relationship. It’s definitely something I aim to keep up with my own daughter.”

Fiorella is a writer, editor, creative, and brand consultant. She is a contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal, her writing has appeared in Vogue, Town & Country, Allure, and New York Magazine, among others; and she has worked with brands like Google, La Mer, and Madewell. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, daughter, and dog.