February 10, 2012


My mama at dinner with her friend, circa 1969

Happy Friday, everyone! I promised you way back when that I would try and post some old photos that I discovered when I was home for the holidays last month of my beautiful, extremely fashionable, and always inspiring mama. These pictures are all circa 1960 to 1977, and gosh, wasn't my mom just gorgeous? She was a fashion school student in NYC back then and so many of these amazing outfits were designed and made by her. I know I get my love of fashion from her, and over the years, I have learned so much from her about putting outfits and looks together. She is an amazing woman, and she continues to inspire me with her impeccable style today. She always looks like she stepped out of a fashion magazine, which is particularly inspiring to me on days when all I want to do is wear jeans and a sweatshirt and ratty tennies. (My mother would faint if I went out in public like that!)

It's hard to believe that she is my age in these photos, and with my obsession with vintage, I don't know why I never thought before to peruse through her old photos for some vintage inspiration. Let's just say that I am SERIOUSLY inspired by her amazing looks, and I hope you are too! So many of these looks, the cropped pants, the bright colored coats, the fur, the high-waisted jeans, can be found in my closet right now, which just makes me realize how timeless some of these pieces are. It made me wonder what my kids will say one day when they look at old photos of me. I hope they will be inspired and awed like I am with my mother, but I'm more afraid that they will ask me why I wore so much leopard and polka dots. Sigh. 

I highly encourage all you other vintage lovers out there to peruse your parents' or grandparents' old photographs for inspiration. It's like watching Mad Men but without the scotch, cigarettes, and infidelity.

Totally looks like something out of a catalog, doesn't it? I LOVE the cropped pants and cardigan draped over the shoulders!

I never thought of rocking chocolate brown and taupe, but this look is so sophisticated and sleek. 

Am totally stealing this look from her. I can't wait to find a colorful striped tee to rock with my high-waisted jeans!

This photo was taken as my mom touched down in Miami in 1971 for her honeymoon. She made this gorgeous cape herself, and is rocking a navy-blue mini dress under it, with knee-high boots and a silk scarf in her hair. Swoon.

I've been OBSESSED with finding a chocolate brown fur muffler ever since I saw this picture!

LOVE the two-toned, tee-strap pointy heels, as well as the divine little clutch, in this photo. 

My mom still loves red today. I tend to shy away from it, but I shouldn't because it looks great with our coloring!


Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

These pictures are beautiful! Your mom has some serious style!

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Femke. said...

Wow, so cool! Love old pictures!!


Kelly - La Belle Coeur said...

I love vintage pics!

Your mama is BEYOND gorgeous, I see where you get your good looks :)

Much love,

Bre said...

Wow, not only is your mom beautiful she exudes grace, elegance and confidence.
Thanks for sharing these!

Jenn said...

Wow! Your mom is so freaking stylish! I especially love her hair-dos. No wonder you follow in her foot steps, I can see exactly where you get your stylish genes from.

cindy said...

Wow, your mom rocks! I love that photo with her in the cropped pants and cardi with short hair. So Audrey!

Also, the yellow cape. I have a navy one but I don't rock it half as well as she does! What a beauty!

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