August 10, 2022

While Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver has been busy recording her podcast, “Minnie Questions,” starring in the new “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired “Rosaline” (out on Hulu this summer) and writing the just-released memoir “Managing Expectations,” her favorite role remains that of mother to son Henry, 13. “The best part of being a mom is seeing this baby grow into a kind, funny, thoughtful human and being present for every step of that evolution,” she tells Alexa. And he’s already a gift-giving pro: At 7, he gave her “a jar filled with thoughts he had about me being his mother, jokes and advice. I’m pretty sure it will be on my bedside table forever,” says Driver, 52. No Mother’s Day present could top that, but these colorful statement pieces — hand-picked by the Irish actress — might make a close second.


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“Modern, sleek and beautiful — these glasses are futuristic inspiration!”

Sunglasses, $430 at Loewe

“I hope it makes people laugh, that they enjoy being inside these stories of how life not working out is actually life working out (usually). And, ultimately, I hope the revelation that I am just another bumbling human is relatable.”

“I hope it makes people laugh, that they enjoy being inside these stories of how life not working out is actually life working out (usually). And, ultimately, I hope the revelation that I am just another bumbling human is relatable.” “Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays” by Minnie Driver, $28 at BarnesAndNoble.com
“Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays” by Minnie Driver, $28 at Barnes And Noble

“I am devoted to Prada, and this bag is an easy, faultless design that explains my devotion.”

“I am devoted to Prada, and this bag is an easy, faultless design that explains my devotion.” “Cahier” leather bag, $3,590 at Prada.com
“Cahier” leather bag, $3,590 at Prada

“This is the chicest swimsuit I’ve ever worn. I can swim and surf in it too, which is key.”

“Adina” swimsuit, $250 at SeriesTheLabel.com
“Adina” swimsuit, $250 at Series The Label

“I wore Irene Neuwirth jewels to the Oscars after-parties this year. I absolutely love her jewelry. Her settings and the incredible array of colored stones she uses are endlessly beautiful.”

“I wore Irene Neuwirth jewels to the Oscars after-parties this year. I absolutely love her jewelry. Her settings and the incredible array of colored stones she uses are endlessly beautiful.” Earrings with diamond and tourmaline, $11,400 at IreneNeuwirth.com
Earrings with diamond and tourmaline, $11,400 at Irene Neuwirth

“These shoes are just hot. I mean, sincerely smoking-hot on every leg I’ve seen them on. I am deeply in love with these shoes.”

“These shoes are just hot. I mean, sincerely smoking-hot on every leg I’ve seen them on. I am deeply in love with these shoes.” “Portofino 105” sandals, $845 at GianvitoRossi.com
“Portofino 105” sandals, $845 at Gianvito Rossi

“To me, it’s a modern-day ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ look. Clean, beautiful lines and effortlessly elegant, and in the sweetest color.”

“To me, it’s a modern-day ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ look. Clean, beautiful lines and effortlessly elegant, and in the sweetest color.” Mini dress, $3,100 at Prada.com
Mini dress, $3,100 at Prada

“Charlotte Tilbury has been a friend for many years and her makeup line is as amazing as she is. There is a shade for every skin tone and every mood a person may have.”

“Charlotte Tilbury has been a friend for many years and her makeup line is as amazing as she is. There is a shade for every skin tone and every mood a person may have.” “Smoky Eyes Are Forever” Instant Eye Palette, $75 at CharlotteTilbury.com
“Smoky Eyes Are Forever” Instant Eye Palette, $75 at Charlotte Tilbury

“I travel a lot. I go everywhere with these pure silk pillowcases and throw them on any bed or airplane I find myself on.”

“I travel a lot. I go everywhere with these pure silk pillowcases and throw them on any bed or airplane I find myself on.” Pillowcase, $89 at Slip.com
Pillowcase, $89 at Slip

“‘Oh My Love’ is such a vibey, sexy tune, with spoken truth for all the girls at the end. I have it on repeat.”

“‘Oh My Love’ is such a vibey, sexy tune, with spoken truth for all the girls at the end. I have it on repeat.” “Caprisongs” CD by FKA twigs (featuring “Oh My Love”), $15 at Store.FKATwigsOfficial.com
“Caprisongs” CD by FKA twigs (featuring “Oh My Love”), $15 at FKA Twigs Official

“Instead of perfume, I wear a blend of sandalwood, cedar and jasmine oils that I mix myself. I love the gentleness of the oils and how they blend with your skin and create something unique to you.”

“Instead of perfume, I wear a blend of sandalwood, cedar and jasmine oils that I mix myself. I love the gentleness of the oils and how they blend with your skin and create something unique to you.” Essential oils in “Australian Sandalwood” (5 ml), $35, “Atlas Cedarwood” (15 ml), $6.25, and “Jasmine Absolute” (5 ml), $96 all at MountainRoseHerbs.com
Essential oils in “Australian Sandalwood” (5 ml), $35, “Atlas Cedarwood” (15 ml), $6.25, and “Jasmine Absolute” (5 ml), $96 all at Mountain Rose Herbs