neither. I call it inheriting…and I love it!
clockwise: granny's vintage headpiece, Yves Saint Laurent snakeskin belt, elastic metal Bulgari-like bracelets, opal embellished gold chain necklace
One of the things I like the most about going back home and seeing the fam (apart from beach bummin’) is spending hours digging through mum’s closet. And I mean HOURS!
But in the end not only is it gratifying (cause I get to keep loads of cool things from my cool mum) it’s also a great moment for some serious mother-daughter bonding and reminiscing on the good ‘ole times.
Last time I was there, I got to keep some really valuable items, some pertaining to my mum, other to my grandmother, which makes it all the more special and unique. For instance, the flower/tulle hair piece in the first picture used to be hers. My mom told me she always flaunted a gorgeous hairpiece for every outfit she wore. I was thrilled to be wearing this hairpiece to one of my friend’s wedding recently.
great-grandfather's rose gold ring
This baby here used to be my great-grandfather’s. Yeah, I thought the same thing when my mum told me about it, seriously a man wore this ring?! but it seemed to be the thing in Italy back in the day- of course.
navajo suede fringe jacket
This gorgeous fringed, navajo suede jacket is from the late 80′s, when we used to go skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming during the Xmas holidays. I couldn’t resist, it was love at first sight, plus it was crumpled up in a remote corner of her closet, I just had to rescue it. I took it to some specialized cleaners, and voilà, as good as new.
I just want to add that I just love dressing up and being able to mix&match old and new, fancy and classic, luxe or vintage pieces all together. Fashion is so cyclical that it makes it so easy to do, not to mention, it’s loads of fun to create an entire outfit based on this principle! (whenever possible, that is).
You’ll be seeing plenty of this fab jacket, believe me.