MY MOM THE STYLE ICON….

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Ever come across an old photo of your mom–you know, a photo from before you even existed–and thought, “Damn, my mom looks good” and then “OMG I want that whole outfit”? I have a wide chocolate & black Christian Dior belt (my girl Edie has not given back) that my mother would rock in the 80’s , it’ sick and a handful of other treasures. My first style icon would be my mother, Momma Keys aka Iris, FLY BETTY.

Ever come across an old photo of your mom–you know, a photo from before you even existed–and thought, “Damn, my mom looks good” and then “OMG I want that whole outfit”? I have a wide chocolate & black Christian Dior belt (my girl Edie has not given back) that my mother would rock in the 80’s , it’ sick and a handful of other treasures. My first style icon would be my mother, Momma Keys aka Iris, FLY BETTY.

Piper Weiss did, so she started a blog called My Mom the Style Icon where she posts photos of stylish moms that date from the 1920s through the 1980s, tells the stories of the moms in the photos, and offers up hilarious commentary on their outfits. That blog is now a book, and  Coach threw a party to celebrate its release–just in time for mother’s day. (Seriously, buy it now for your mom). Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers.

Piper and her mom

True to her mom-style obsession, Weiss, who by day is an editor at Yahoo! Shine(you should read her stuff there because it’s hilarious), wore a vintage(can you dig it) Pierre Cardin dress that was her mom’s in the 70s that she gave what she calls a “a shoulder pad-ectomy” and had shortened. Mama Weiss, the inspiration for the book, was there too, looking stylish as ever.

There are exceptions to every rule, but it seems style is more often than not passed down from mothers to child.

What other stylish mother daughter pairs do you know?

VFJ,

Aisha Keys

Craze Chameleon Studio, LLC

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Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email crazechameleonstudio@gmail.com

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