Recently, at a dinner party with my new friend, Trina (Retro Fashion Is My Passion), we were talking about our fashion inspirations.
Someone asked Trina why she loved vintage clothing, and she said it traces back to Barbie dolls. As a young girl, her mom let her play with her original Barbies. They came with a flip book of fashion styles - and Trina remembers loving the vintage details of those dresses.
I grew up in the late 60s and early 70s, and I don't particularly love that era of clothing. I remember crushed velvet, bell bottom jeans, and patchwork denim. What I do love are the clothes that my mom wore when she was dating my dad in the late 50s.
My mom is my fashion inspiration. She has always looked stylish - no matter the era. When she was young, she always struggled with being too thin (also like me). Her fashion icon was Audrey Hepburn - also my favorite - because she made the most of her tiny features and was always graceful and classy.
Here is my mom heading out to dates in the 1950s with my dad. I love the pink cocktail dress with the full skirt - and ADORE the black dress with white feathers. Doesn't she look beautiful?
My mom just got remarried, and she made a beautiful bride as well. I love you Mom!