Minnie Driver on her new memoir, Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts

While Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver was busy recording her podcast, Minnie Questions, she starred in and wrote the newly released memoir in the new Romeo and Juliet-inspired Rosaline (out this summer on Hulu). Managing Expectations, her favorite role remains that of mother to son Henry, 13. “The best thing about being a mother is watching this baby grow into a kind, fun, thoughtful human being and being present at every step of that development to be,” she says to Alexa. And he’s already a gifting pro: At 7, he gave her “a jar full of thoughts he had about me being his mom, jokes and advice. I’m pretty sure it’ll be on my nightstand forever,” says Driver, 52. No Mother’s Day gift could top that, but these colorful statement pieces – handpicked by the Irish actress – could come close second.


“Modern, elegant and beautiful – these glasses are a futuristic inspiration!”

Sunglasses, $430 each Lion

“I hope it makes people laugh that they enjoy being in these stories about how the life that doesn’t work is actually the life that works (usually). And finally, I hope the revelation that I’m just another clumsy human being makes sense.”

Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays minnie driver, $28 at Barnes and Noble

“I’m loyal to Prada and this bag is a simple, flawless design that declares my dedication.”

Cahier leather bag, $3,590 prada

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

Adina swimsuit, $250 at SeriesTheLabel.com
Adina swimsuit, $250 Series The label

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

“I wore Irene Neuwirth jewelry to the Oscars after parties this year.  I absolutely love her jewelry.  Her settings and the incredible range of colored stones she uses are endlessly beautiful.” Diamond and Tourmaline Earrings, $11,400 at IreneNeuwirth.com
Diamond and tourmaline earrings, starting at $11,400 Irene Neuwirth

“These shoes are just hot. I mean frankly smoking hot on every leg I’ve seen her on. I am very much in love with these shoes.”

“These shoes are just hot.  I mean frankly smoking hot on every leg I've seen her on.  I'm so in love with these shoes.” Portofino 105 Sandals, $845 at GianvitoRossi.com
Portofino 105 sandals, $845 Gianvito Rossi

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

Mini dress, starting at $3,100 prada

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

Smoky Eyes Are Forever Instant Eye Palette $75 Charlotte Tilbury

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

Pillowcase, $89 at underpants

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

FKA Twigs “Caprisongs” CD (featuring “Oh My Love”), $15 at FKA Twigs official

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

“Instead of perfume, I wear a blend of sandalwood, cedar and jasmine oils that I blend myself.  I love the gentleness of the oils and how they melt into your skin and create something unique for you.” Essential Oils in Australian Sandalwood (5ml), $35, Atlas Cedarwood (15ml), $6.25 and
Essential oils in Australian Sandalwood (5mL), $35, Atlas Cedarwood (15mL), $6.25, and Jasmine Absolute (5mL), all $96 mountain rose herbs

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