Sunday, May 13, 2012

Some Moms Have All the Style

Celebrating Mother's Day with Style by sharing just a few glimpses of my own Mom's style. No, I am not doing photos because it's easier than writing something. I'm doing it because it's easier than writing something AND because my Mom was just so danged FABULOUS.


Glam Gal WWII era


Always in style and look at those gams!

She would be happy that I cropped out her feet, which she hated, and ok that I left the ciggie (which she smoked her whole life)

Late 50s - streets of Tokyo with my Dad.
Even as a new Mom she looked gorgeous. I'm the baby  and this is proof she liked me best. I mean look at the way she dressed my siblings!


Happy Mother's Day! Celebrate in Style!

42 comments:

  1. What amazing photos and a tribute to your Mom. Also, I'm having a $100. Give Away that might interest you.

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. Happy mother's day. Your mom is beautiful
    Cathy

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  3. Hello Helen:
    Well, style surely does run in the family considering your own very individual glamour that we, your devoted readers, are privileged to enjoy here. Your mother was most definitely a fashion maven, she would surely be proud that you continue to maintain her impeccable standards!

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    1. Well, she'd get a kick out of my style for sure. I don't think I could ever live up to her no matter how hard I try.

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  4. LOL Helen stop making fun of your siblings.:):) Your Mom is pretty. Hope you have a beautiful day. Smiles to you, Susie

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    1. Aww, c'mon, did ya SEE that shorts outfit my brother had on? Hope your day is wonderful as well.

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  5. I can see where it all comes from now - she was a knockout, for sure! I would use that family photo of my brother in a plaid suit as ammunition for years! Too cute - Happy Fashionable Mother's Day, yourself, Helen...Carpe Diem. Tanya

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    1. Thank you Tanya. That photo of my brother has been captioned and recaptioned a few times for my amusement for sure.

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  6. What a gorgeous Mum she was! Thanks for sharing her fabulous style with us! x

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    1. Thanks - she remains my inspiration in style and in life, forever.

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  7. She really was fabulous. So beautiful.

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    1. Wasn't she? And she kept up with fashion her whole life, even owned a dress shop for a time. Thanks.

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  8. Good Morning Helen Sweetie...
    Happy Fabulous Mother's Day. Oh I am laughing so hard, I almost fell out of my chair. I love the photo of you kids and your Momma. Yes, I have to agree she loved you best. Just look
    at the fabulous clothing your sis and brother have on. That plaid suit is priceless. You could use that against him for many years to come too.

    Love the photo of your sweet Momma and Dad walking in Tokyo. Her photographs are
    gorgeous. She should have been a model. So gorgeous Helen. I see now where you get all your looks and beauty.

    Thank you for sharing sweet friend. Have a beautiful day. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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    1. Thank you Sherry. My mom's beauty came from inside. It means so much to hear others say kind things about her. Yes, that suit is pretty goofy and to make matters worse, I have more of him in cowboy suits and komonos.

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  9. Happy Mother's day!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos with us.
    =D

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  10. gorgeous! what great photos! i love your brothers little plaid suit too. hahha, if i have a kid, that is probably how i will make him dress.

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    1. You MUST. I mean what is childhood without goofy clothes?

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  11. I love those vintage photos! I loved seeing you as a little girl!

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  12. Happy Mother's Day to you, too, What great old pictures. I can tell your Mom loved you!!! xo Diana

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  13. Happy Mother's Day, Helen! She had to be danged fabulous because you are so danged fabulous!!

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    1. She did teach me to speak my mind and mind my manners.

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  14. Cool pics! I love the one on the couch, she looks like she's having a fun time! Happy Mother's Day, hope you had a great one:@)

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    1. Yes, I think all the photos I have of her that even a little, um, fun, were from that night with fellow AF officer's wives.

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  15. She is from my mom's era. She is 86 and still all there, if you get my drift. Your mama was pretty!

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    1. Ahhh, thanks. So neat to hear your mom is all there and you still have her, what a precious gift.

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  16. Thanks for sharing the precious pics of your Mom. - I love old pictures on blogs!

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  17. Good grief...talk about a checkered past. I bet your brother's still trying to live down his!
    I love women of this era and how audacious they were. Your mother obviously was as well...photos don't lie.
    Deb

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    1. I know - the pic are so fab because they dressed up for occasions, and photos were often an occasion. Thanks!

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  18. Great pictures Annie...love them ALL! and...of course laughing because she loved you best.....hey, let's see some more pictures from when you were your siblings ages...THEN we'll talk about love :P

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    1. LOL - no thank you. All though, as the baby, I got some cool clothes.

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  19. Aaahhh what a wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing your photo's you mum is beautiful she had a lovely taste in clothes. I did chuckle at your last comment about being dresses the best ;-)) dee x

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    1. I love to tease my sibs. We were all loved very much. I was just the easiest one to love, of course, being me.

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  20. I know it's cruel to say so, but WHAT WAS SHE THINKING when she dressed your siblings (especially your poor, poor brother!) for that picture?!??!?!?!!! You, of course, look lovely all swaddled in lace! Your Mom was a stylin' chick for sure! Sometimes I think it's hard for us to remember they were once young and carefree, too!

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    1. I know - that outfit was a gift to our older selves, I think. It's so funny.

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  21. I love these glamorous old photos! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm later commenting, but have to say, she was fabulous! Love the photos!

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