Sunday, November 9, 2008

I copied a little part from "The Cheap Date Guide To Style ", in the book they try to explain what makes someone stylish, and one of the factors is a person mother..

"A powerful tool is remembering formative style influences. Children are perceptive about clothes. You found certain shapes and colors pretty , and dressing up would have been an activity , with role – playing in costumes and fun with make up and adornment." ..... " You watched and admired what your mother wore and it formed templates in your imagination, with a magical , believing grasp of what clothes might say . the memory of this in later life becomes a basis of your style." ... " Hark back to yourself as the most appreciative style observer that you were as a child, and use that same fresh eye now."

I think that the way my mother dressed and dressed me when I was a child really effected my style today.. I was browsing throw some old photos and I could really see myself wearing what my mother wore. I scanned some photos to prove my point.
this is probably my favorite picture.
and this is probably my favorite outfit. I'm talking about what my mother is wearing.
You'd think I wore this for a special reason, but no.. this is what I wore to the airport in London.
Bandage skirt my friends.
I'd love to have those boots now!
My aunt Shoshy is like a second mother to me , and growing up I spent a lot time with her, I'm sure her style effected me too. Nowadays we share clothes.
I love how she and my mom used to wear hats.
I never got to meet my grandmother from my dad side but I was told she was a very stylish woman , she never left the house without making sure that her hair and clothes look perfect. A relative told me that even when my grandma came to help in father's restaurant she wore fancy dresses and suites . I see a little bit of her in me.

"Style is what unites memory or recollection, ideology, sentiment, nostalgia , presentiment, to the way we express all that. It's not what we say but how we say it that matters." -Federica Fellini.

edit : I just noticed that if you look at my photos you can see all the curret trend - Floral dresses, Bandage skirt, Leather jacket, plaid skirt and fur coat!

51 comments:

enc said...

What a touching glimpse into your past, Saray. Thanks for posting it.

Your theory is very interesting. You were influenced by the women around you, that's plain to see. I wasn't at all! I am the polar opposite of my older sister (who was a huge influence on my character), and my mother (whose style was light years from mine).

Merily said...

Your mom looks REALLY good and so does your aunt. And how adorable little kid you were! I love the Mickey coat :D

DaisyChain said...

What a delightful post.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Hippiegirl said...

oh i love these old pictures :)

Seraphine said...

i can certainly see where you got your sense of style. your mother is beautiful, and i love how she dressed you as a child.
you're right- we form many of our ideas and perceptions as children, especially basic concepts such as color and shape.
but also, it's how you wear the clothes. both you and your mother look very confident and assured. that reflects very much in your clothing and style choices.

lee al said...

ווואו אמא שלך בציעורתה נראת כמוך, עזבי נראת כמוך גם מתלבשת כמוך

Dana (MODAna) said...

ואו מי היה מאמין שהילדה הקטנה עם חצאית הג'ינס, הגרביונים וז'קט העור כ"כ הקדימה את זמנה!!!
אהבתי מאוד

AsianCajuns said...

You are just as stylish as your mom - I love it! Great post.

emma said...

aww these pictures are beautiful!

Jimena said...

what a fantastic post. really, i loved it.

Songy said...

This is great. How fantastic that you can trace back your style roots ? :)

My mother wasn't at all my inspiration. Well it took me good 30 years to figure out my style. go figure. :)

Lavender said...

you've got some stylish genes there girl.

V said...

love the photos! My mom had similar clothes when I was growing up - it's just too bad she doesn't have them anymore!

Lis said...

omg just love your blog!! so lovely photos!!! makes me longing back to paris... I would really appreciate if you checked out my blog! :) big hugs from Lis in Sweden :)

yiqin; said...

Wow, beautiful photos! the outfits & scenery are amazing. I really like the last one! Yellow is sucha great color to wear!

Lis said...

ooo thank you darling! i am so glad you like my blog!! of course I want to exchange links with you!!! i will loink you immediately! hope you do the same ! thanks again!! we´ll hear from eachother soon! hugs!!

melmo said...

your outfits of your mother look sometimes similar to yours i think,
and I adore her style

<3

sarah said...

i love these! my favorite is your minnie mouse fur coat, but your leather jacket is a close runner up. beautiful family!

S of Modern-Guilt said...

Your mother is STUNNING, and you were such a beautiful child (and still are a beautiful girl)!
Thanks for sharing this post, tis very inspiring!

WendyB said...

Fun post! What a stylish kid!

Demi said...

thank you :)
and omg! how gorgeous are you and your mum? she dressed fabulously!! i love the red shoes you had one too! they're like mini-doc martins! such a lovely post!
xx

zuz said...

WOW
you and your mom are so stylish.. love this post

coco said...

Great pictures.
And The Cheap Date Guide To Style is such a fab book.

nv said...

Your family is very well dressed! I like how you were wearing all the trends as a young one hehe.

Casandra said...

Your photos are very nice!! ^_^ And the photo with the jacket is funny, jeje! Kisses!!

sofie said...

what a stylish kid you were - and still are! ;)

J'Adore Fashion said...

wow,your mom is so stylist and those are amazing young pictures--so cute!!!

thanks for the sweet comment & wishes!!1

xoxo

*~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

Awww what a CUTE LITTE KID you were!!!! Thanks for sharing these with us.. I love your mom and aunt's style... you were a stylish little kiddo as well!!!

please sir said...

So fun...I love the one with all the birds around her!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

youre mother, in the blue outfit, looks fantastic.

My Fashion Frenzy said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures - beautiful! Looks like you and yours had a great time!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

i love this post! your mom is super chic and so pretty! and the photos of you...so adorable! i can see where u get ur style from.

Franco said...

the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.
great style.
lovely pics.

sandrala said...

WOW your family was (is) so stylish! You were dressed absolutely adorably as a child. Love all these pictures!

Dru!!! said...

thanks for the comment on wewearthings!

Vero said...

Omg Saray! I totally can relate to what youre saying...I was looking through my moms old photos and I admired how she dressed up too!
Unfortunately, she was dressin me up like a lil boy for a min, but she got tha hang of it and dessed me up like a girl haha!


And you were so cute when you were little, i'll tell you, you were more fashionable than I was at that age. haha

ana b. said...

I love this post. You and your mum look so gorgeous. I find it interesting that the clothes your mum wore then you could very easily wear now. Fashion repeats constantly. My mum still remains one of the most stylish women I know. She imparted her love of a good dress to me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful family pics!

Ines said...

whoa!
the photos are beautiful...
yes!everything on fashion come back!there´s nothing new to invent!fashion is a circle!

sefi said...

the photos are so beautiful. it makes me want to write such post too. you are great small and grown up.

ענבר:] said...

אהבתי את הפוסט:)
ממש אהבתי את החצאית הירוקה :D

Chic said...

Hi! I absolutely loved the post.
the 6th picture was taken in lisbon. the birds are still in that square, but not the old lady selling little bags with corn to feed them.
I have a similar pic in that square when I was little=)

lopi said...

It's so great you made the effort of scaning and posting all these photos for us to see. You made me want to do the same!

agnes said...

it's such an adorable post. for sure, i see some influence from your mother in your style, which makes you a stylish gal today.

xx
agnes

No soy tu estilo said...

lovely pics!i add you to my favourite blogs!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Little you, how cute!! :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a gorgeous post!! I can see where you get your style inspiration from, everyone just looks so happy and chic! You were a little cutie my dear!!

stellawantstodie said...

you and your mum are an autentics globetrotters!!

;-)

Susanna-Cole said...

Aw this is such a beautiful post, I love your mom's style, and the way she dressed you as a kid was so cute. You were such a stylish little girl (and still are so stylish) and so adorable! :)

xoxo,
S-C

Renée Sturme said...

ah, i absolutely love this one!

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/5034/image44uz8.jpg

could be taken by a pro!

Elouise said...

I love pictures like these, it is still very inspiring and proves how many of the so called 'trends' today are just flashbacks from the past!

x

I am Dane. said...

This is amazing, I love this, my favorite post of yours so far. You were adorable as a child, soooo cute!