Inspiration—Our Moms

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UPDATE: This post previously ran on October the 15th but because our Mom’s are always a huge inspiration to us we have brought it back.

For the second post in the Our Moms series, I asked our assistant designer for color and print and FP Julia what they loved about their moms and their fashion style. The photos are beautiful, nostalgic and inspiring. Here’s our mom’s, an inspiration part two.

Photo above from our assistant designer for print and color

What I love about my mom is that she always has a natural style and looks beautiful even without make up. She’s the girl that’s everyone’s friends with (especially the boys) and is the best secret keeper. I’m in love with this picture because with her easy plaid shirt and tight jeans she is so Donna from That 70’s show. I admire her cool yet causal beauty that’s ready for any adventure. One of my favorite things about my mom is she wears what she loves and never lets anyone tell her different.

From FP Julia

This is my favorite photograph of my mom, and I think it says a lot about who she was.  She was a free spirit for sure, who left home at a young age to explore her freedom and independence. She loved spending time outside and she used to always tell me what a tomboy she was growing up and it was very evident in her style.  She wore jeans almost every day, with the exception of some amazing vintage skirts and dresses. I love the bell bottoms she’s wearing in this photo, and her shoes, but unfortunately she got rid of most of her old clothing – she was incredibly giving and I would guess most of it went to charity because growing up we would routinely box up our old clothing that didn’t fit anymore and give it away. The one thing I do have is the hoodie she’s wearing in this photo and I’ll treasure it always.  As she got older her jeans went from bell bottoms to a more high waisted, refined style that she often wore with blouses and blazers. She was a natural beauty who never wore makeup and had a contagious smile…unfortunately she’s no longer with us but she will never stop influencing not just on my style but the person that I am.

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Tamberine -October 15, 2012, 10:21AM

The first description reminds me of my mom <3 I love looking at old pictures of her.

Chloe -October 15, 2012, 4:23PM

My moms signature style was desert boots, corduroy pants, and a band shirt. She was a total tomboy!

Sarah -October 15, 2012, 6:14PM

My mom started to have kids at a young age, but she always kept up with the times. She had huge hair, a leather studded jacket, and you can not forget ray ban sunglasses with a cigarette in her hand.

Bethie -October 15, 2012, 10:42PM

My mom modeled herself after Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux and a bit later on Kurt Cobain. She tells me stories about how she had her friend shave a portion of her head and her mom freaked out or how she used to wear the palest foundation and black lipstick. She was never a girly girl though.

Jenny Ekberg -November 20, 2012, 5:47AM

I am a mum, to 2.5 year old twins, a boy and a girl. I feed, change nappies, play, read kids books, cuddle, don’t sleep much, etc – all those things that mums do. I also work full time (I have to, but I also love my job) as a neuroscientist / university lecturer, and I have my own jewellery business. I still dress bohemian, I still listen to hip hop, I have the same friends as before. I still love fashion; I still read Vogue. I travel, mostly with the kids. It is not that hard. You really can have it all, it is possible. Having kids is the best thing that has happened to me, and I haven’t lost the person I was before. My life has just got richer.

Jenny Ekberg -November 20, 2012, 5:52AM

PS. And my own mum? Well, I was born in ’78, and my parents were kind of well behaved hippies :o). Wonderful parents. Mum looked like Kate Moss; she really did.

JennyLane -November 30, 2012, 2:08PM

Your mom was, and still is beautiful. <3

Angelina -December 1, 2012, 2:41PM

This is a beautiful post. I never really thought about how much I really do take after and look up to my mom’s style. In fact, I wear some of her 10-15 yr old pieces still today.

Sam -December 2, 2012, 6:18PM

Jenny Ekberg- you sound wonderful:)

Annusya -December 9, 2012, 8:25PM

These pictures are great! I wasn’t born yet in the ’70s and barely caught the end of the ’80s, but it’s so strange to see pictures of teenage girls from the ’70s and early ’80s and imagining that they’re moms of adults! It’s so…weird, lol ^-^

♥ Annusya ♥

Jules -March 24, 2013, 9:10PM

What a cool idea to post on. I love old pictures. So nice :)
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