This is a question I get asked at every job interview, and yet I still don't know the perfect answer to it. It's like being asked "Why do you like him?", do you really know why? It's difficult to pinpoint all the reasons! Though one thing I know is that my parents were a great influence to my interest in clothes today. I still remember vividly some 18 years ago that day when I was sitting on the plush couch outside the changing room in the Max Mara store in Milan, being asked by my mom whether the lavender suit looked better on her or the green apple one. She had a daring sense of style (Moschino was one of her favorites) and still does for her age. Most mothers may have lost their fashion sense with kids coming along or with age, but I'm a firm believer that you don't need to submit to mom jeans or baggy sweaters even when you're stepping into your 50's or driving a van to take your kids to school. The coolest moms are those who juggle their impossible daily tasks wearing chic, contemporary outfits; they do not sacrifice style.
Comptoir des Contonnier highlights and celebrates all stylish moms with their signature "mother and daughter" campaigns. For several seasons the brand has been casting mother and daughter pairs as their campaign and runway models. The pair would have completely different styles, yet embody the same naturalness and modernity that defines the clothes of Comptoir des Contonnier. The mothers, age ranging from 30's to 60's, all look so effortlessly cool. The French aren't the only ones singing praises to stylish moms; Urban Outfitters held a photo contest early summer calling all style icon mothers out there. I hope one day when I become a mother I would be one of them - or at least still have fun with fashion, like my parents do, yes, both my mom and my dad. Just look at my dad's typical week of golfing outfits below and you'll get what I mean....
|A different color for every day of the week|
Flaunt your best style at all times! Embrace and celebrate the natural process of aging -- the ever-amazing Iris Apfel is the perfect example that great style could go well with gray hair.
I may not agree with my parents' taste every time, but I'm grateful for their fashion influence that has been passed onto me.
|I swear the matching leopard accents is a total coincidence...|