Sunday, May 8, 2011


Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers out there!

Perhaps everyone in this particular blogging community owes their sense of style to their mothers.  My brothers and sisters certainly do.  If I had to sum it up, I'd say our Mom was "Elegant Bohemian."

Trying to emulate Mom's Elegant Bohemian look
sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
tunic: Max Studio by Leon Max
jeans: Cambio Jeans from Germany
wedges: Cole Haan
chair: from trip to Morocco

Mom was truly a bohemian intellectual.  She was highly educated and traveled the globe in the '70s professionally, bringing home trinkets from exotic countries often still closed to the general populace.  She also had to navigate the society world in our country.  In fact, I inherited the collection of evening gowns she designed and wore to Palace events, the equivalent of the White House, since I was the lucky size (no special favors - Mom was egalitarian.).  I am not making this up, as those of you who know me can personally attest!

Mom taught me to look at the finished line of the whole ensemble, showed how asymmetry in clothing can be balancing, and how a floppy hat can add instant chic to any outfit.

This is my inspiration and what I try to live up to!


  1. wow!my mum would have to be the exact same, elegant bohemian is a good way to decribe her. And Ive always liked the word eccentric, just a little different from the rest :)

    love your blog!

  2. Lovely ensemble. Gorgeous colours.

    Miss Bias

  3. WOW! What a great story! and you're right, much to be learned from our moms! And that is an amazing outfit!
    Great post!!!

  4. Thanks, everyone :-) I went through a Bohemian phase for years, after a minimalist phase. Now generally in a colorful phase! But I guess it always comes down to how we feel every morning. Who do we want to be today?


Dear Fellow Aesthetes, I love hearing your thoughts. I think the other readers find them valuable too! Much love xxx

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