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My Mom, the Style Icon

November 21, 2011

A few weeks ago I came across a delightful book at the library, and, inspired by Becky’s mom’s guest post, I decided to write about it.  The book is called My Mom, the Style Icon by Piper Weiss, who also writes a blog of the same name.

The book is full of photos of people’s mothers, mostly before they were mothers.  We all know our parents are real people, who lived real lives before we were ever a twinkle in their eye.  It’s one thing to know that, and it’s another to see a photograph of your mom looking so totally cool!  Most of the photographs are accompanied by a little blurb from kids and moms with stories and reactions to the photo.  The photos are a mix of candid snapshots and posed photos.  There is even an interview with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and her mother Munja Orzolek  about the influence of her mother’s chic, refined tastes on her rock n roll style.  In another interview, Chloe Sevigny talks about her mother’s wedding fashion.  All the text is written with such a loving reverence for moms, who, in addition to being amazing people and stunning beauties, happened to help you become who are.  Pretty cool.

One minor criticisms:  the organization of the book is strange and the layout is hokey.  However, the important thing is that all the glorious mom fashion shines no matter how you read it.  My favorite section is, of course, hair, with a close second being wedding dresses.

Rating:  (3 ladies in hats!)

So to close this post, I thought I would share some images of the AMAZING women of my family.  If you have a picture of your mom (or gramdma! mother-in-law!  aunt!), send them my way (marvelousallie [at] gmail [dot] com) and I will add them to this fantastic photo album!

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