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mum's the word, celebrate mother's day with our top hot mamas

They go through nine months of swollen feet, backache, strange cravings and stretch marks, followed by hours of painful labour to bring us into this world, and yet all they get in return is one day a year to receive thanks and this lousy t-shirt. Celebrate this Mother’s Day with our Top 5 Mums of the Year/World/Universe.

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Text Tish Weinstock

  • Why Mother, you look like death!

    They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky, the Addams Family. Dressed head to toe in deathly black, with skin as white as snow, Morticia Addams is the ultimate Gothic Queen. When she’s not tending to her garden of deadly nightshade, making sweaters with three arms, or cutting the heads off roses, Morticia plays matriarch to her family. "Im just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It's just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade."

    Morticia Addams

  • mar, mary, not so contrary

    Bloody Mary please, actually make mine a Virgin. If there’s one person who should really get thanks this Mother’s Day, it’s our friend Mary of Nazareth. Not only did she give birth to the Son of God, she did it immaculately. When she’s not pottering around her hortus conclusus, Mary can be found chatting to angels, riding a donkey, or getting turned away from an inn. All hail Mary, Queen of Heaven; she really is a saint.

    Jean Paul Gaultier, Spring 2007 couture

  • sweetie, darling, give mama a kiss

    "Look at Mummy, darling, do I need surgery?"
    "Yes…get your mouth sewn up."

    Ab Fab’s booze hound Eddie Monsoon and her sourpuss daughter Saffy couldn’t be more different if they tried. One dresses head to toe in Lacroix, smokes like a chimney, and has a pet dolphin called Flipper, while the other looks like she just needs a good rodgering. Pass the bolli stoli sweetie darrrrling, it’s Mother’s Day!

    Saffy and Eddie, Ab Fab

  • my mother, the queen

    From Queen of Heaven to Queen of England, corgi loving, two-piece wearing, and silver haired babe Elizabeth II is next on the list. Living a life of tea, tiaras, and two-minute speeches on Christmas Day, the mother, grandmother, and great grandmother of the future Kings of England, has become something of a national treasure. Happy Mother’s Day, Ma’am. *curtsy*

    Queen Elizabeth

  • holy mother of dragons

    Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, First of Her Name, Queen of the Dothraki people, Ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, and rightful heir to the Iron Throne. High in virtue, valour and strength, the silver haired queen walked through the burning flames of her husband’s funeral pyre (her baby already ripped from her womb by a vengeful witch) ready to join her one true love, her sun and stars. But the God’s were watching over our Khalessi, and she rose from the ashes with her three dragon children by her side. Jalan Atthirari Anni, moon of my life, Mother of Dragons.

    Daenerys Targaryen