Saturday, August 16, 2008

Style Icon: The Lady who gave us the Cajun


Our lovely parents on their honeymoon in 1982.

Before our mom got herself hitched to our dad, she was a gorgeous long-haired hippie (the real deal: protests, artsy, poor but endlessly creative, etc.). Cath and I constantly harangue her for getting rid of those Frye boots (she saved up for months- and they were only $75 back then), suede vest and peasant shirts that used to hang in her closet when she was our age. Even with little money, and even less closet space, our mama looked good - and that to us is a true fashion hero.

So when I saw this shirt reminiscent of one she wore on her honeymoon (hair shorter, style a bit more classic than hippie) I snatched it off the H&M sales rack. I think my mom looks better in hers, but that's as it should be if you're a fashion icon.


Shirt, h&m; belt, vintage; shorts, old Gap jeans cut; boot, A&E on sale ages ago

LL

30 comments:

ryder said...

such a great comparison post! i love all the pictures too!!

JuliaFuentez said...

love your outfittt:*

Stephanie said...

What a nice picture of your parents. Your outfit looks terrific. :)

this wheel's on fire said...

your mom sounds fun & you look very pretty!!

Oh Lady E said...

Oooooh... your mom is gorgeous! I love the puffy-sleeved striped top and the curly hair. I would do lots of terrible things to have curly hair.

The Clothes Horse said...

Love the shirt and cut-offs. I love looking at pictures of my parents when they were younger.

lisa said...

Your parents look so cute together!

Songy said...

Your mom is gorgeous and you too! That's heaps cool to wear the same horizontal stripy shirt :)

btw.. you've been tagged for premio 2008.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a great post!! You're right, your mum looks fabulous but you look great too-I love your pairing with these shorts and boots, fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

That picture of your parents is so adorable! I love the striped shirt :D

Shen-Shen said...

Heh, that anonymous was me! My bad.

p said...

i love honeymoon shots, especially that of one's parents. i think it's especially sweet to channel that honeymoon clothing vibe in your clothing so many years later.

Margherita. said...

Nice shirt, fun combination of pieces. :)

WendyB said...

I love that photo! What a cute couple.

we wear things said...

those boots are fantastic!

-issa

enc said...

Your mom looked sweet in that leg-o-mutton top. I had one just like it. I loved it. I never looked that good, though.

kokostiletto said...

love the boots with the skirt!
your mom was so stylish hey - it's funny how fasion is cyclical!
such cute parents - no wonder you guys are so pretty! (i wish i was eurasian - i'm definetely having bi-racial kids!)

Fashion Tidbits said...

totally hot! very Ralph Lauren-ish outfit

steph said...

those boots are absolutely amazing. i love them so much :D

ambika said...

oh my lord, how adorable were your folks?! (& you, too!)

Blicious said...

love your boots. the outfit is so cute!

Jill said...

Very sweet picture. I think you both look great. I love the cutoffs you wore your with.

Key said...

awww... is so nice of you to make an outfit inspired by your mom!

You parents look adorable! It´s a very nice photo.

My mom had a great style, too.
I´m going to look her photos right now!

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments, everyone! You've made my week ;)

Liz Blair said...

I wish the picture of your parents was a bit clearer. It looks pretty dark on my computer screen.

The picture of your parents reminds me a bit of me and my ex-husband. He is the father of my 11-year old son, who is half caucasian, half Asian. Does that make him an Asian Caucasian?

Amie said...

Fabulous outfit!! And I love the picture of your parents. So lovely!

Ediot said...

PERFECTION of an outfit! and that pic of your parents is real cute

tom said...

Tom (your cousin) thinks you and Jackie both look really beautiful in these pictures.

Fashion Is Poison said...

aw i love the pic of your parents! cute outfit :]

Krista... said...

I have those boots! I love them!