6.22.2010

Inspired By Mama

Today's inspiration came from my Mama's style in the 70's. I pulled this photo out for my mother's day post, and one of my buddies and blog readers, Amanda, from Dishevelled Stars recommended I do my own version of it.

"I can't get over how much you and your mom look alike! And those combat boots with a white dress are rockin - you should totally do a mirrored outfit and post the pictures side by side ."

So, I took her advice, and here are the results.

I got a little cut on my knuckle just before taking these photos, and I didn't want any blood to get on my white dress, so pardon the band-aid.



I think Mom told me she used to have a phone like this when she was a teenager, so I thought it would be cute to include it in the photos.



I'm finding out that Monkey really likes indoor shoots. I think she enjoys being in front of the warm light, so she kind of took over at one point.


Since I'm a horrible daughter and forgot to do a Father's Day post (and here I am doing another post for Mom), I'm going to do an outfit in honor of Dad's style in the 70's too. I've already got the whole thing styled and ready, just gotta find the time to shoot it.

Petal Hat: Alabama Thrift Store $3
White Lace Slip: Goodwill $3
White Muslin Slip: Estate Sale $1
Nude Slip: Estate Sale $1
Boots: Modcloth $ 55
Vintage Phone: Alabama Thrift Store $15
Monkey Cat: Rescued from the streets, Priceless

49 comments:

Rosie said...

This is such a great idea! You look absolutely lovely!

vintagegirl said...

hello,
what a beautiful outfit!
i just adore your sense of style!!
lol, loved the mastercard type ending. your kitty is too cute! ((and priceless!)) (0:
hope you have a sunny day,
xoxoxoxo

Melanie's Randomness said...

what a great set of pictures!! I love your hat!!!

tess said...

what a great inspiration! you look great, angelic and edgy!

meganbarkley said...

what a neat form of inspiration! And i really like the cat/phone picture haha, she needs to make a call stat!

Nicole said...

Oh, my goodness gracious! This is gorgeous! I feel like I'm looking at an Urban Outfitters catalog-- artsy, creative, and bit eerie and unique. Love it!

Carys said...

This outfit is so cool, I love the juxtaposition (I've always wanted to use that word!!!) of the adorable white dress with the metal on your boots, and that hat is the most awesome thing I've ever seen!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Jen said...

this is way too adorable and lovely. your mother had some crazy awesome style, i guess it runs in the family! :)

Meghan said...

You both are stylish beauties! I'm liking the indoor shots a lot. Got any lighting tips to share?

DearBeatrice said...

such a cute/ cool inspiration! your mom looks so chic and stylish, now we know were you got such awesome style from!! I love the phone, I've been wanting one like that! ^.^

Shelby said...

i love what your wrote about your cat: priceless!

SoOhCliché said...

I absolutely love it ! Very inspirational

bee. said...

wow, this shoot is really inspirational (: and don't worry - i think the band aid just adds to it!

Manja said...

Oh, this is such a great post! I loved your mom's style back then and you are also really pulling it off!

Justice Pirate said...

Love these shots very much!! great job recreating them. So what did your mom say when you showed her the photos you took???

m. said...

i love your style.. and your hair ;)
you're so beautiful.
thanks for inspire me everyday,

mareike

www.kissy-prissy.blogspot.com

April said...

This is adorable. Lovely inspiration. :)

✿ren said...

These are such lovely pictures, I especially love the last three :D

Laura said...

Hi, thanks for your comment!
How funny you like to move to Holland. I think it's a great country to live, only the weather is not that good.

✿ren said...

These are such lovely pictures, I especially love the last three :D

moonshinejunkyard said...

okay, your layered slips are giving me all new fashion ideas. i have soooo many pretty vintage slips and never know quite how to pull them off, except for one peeking out the bottom of something else. now, three on top of each other, that is so beautiful and graceful! i'm totally trying this. and i love your tribute to your mom's fashion sense, and most of all i love monkey. she is looking a little bit like my daphne, who is my constant companion when i'm home doing photos or anything. cats just kill my heart. they try to be all independent but really they just love to chill with you.

B said...

These are so cool, especially since your mom had wicked style.

If I tried to channel my mother I may have to perm my hair and stuff my shoulders with extra extra shoulder pads :P

B from A plus B

Ashlee said...

such a great idea.
i love your version of your mama's style.

and the kitty!

Away with the fairy's said...

Wow i love it so much! and that photo of your mum is truly gorgeous!

http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

amanda said...

there are just so many things i love about this that i really don't know where to start. first the whole atmosphere and mood of these photos are amazing. that sofa makes me want to cry and pout because it's not mine. the white dress is awesome. really this is phenomenal!!!!

Maria Confer said...

Such an awesome idea. You and your mom are both stunning and both have amazing fashion sense!!

Love the pretty dress and floral cap.

Lulu Letty

Helga! said...

I love every detail!

jaclyn said...

cute. i also love the three shots at the bottom and how monkey is incorporated - priceless.

Audrey J. said...

I love love love your style, the pictures are insane! Very vintage-indie! I think you add more feminism to the outfit, your mom style was more rocker, in my opinion.

S and O said...

ooh how pretty!
I love everything about this photo shoot, your cute little hat, that awesome vintage telephone and that gorgeous couch! Everything looks so cool :)

xoxo
Olivia

Robin said...

your mom was rock'n them boots, I love that white dress, I'm curious to know more about your home decor too.

Amanda said...

awww yay I'm so glad you liked the idea! These layered slips are beyond pretty - my next idea is to do a side by side framed version of you and your mom to give her :)

You're also making me kick myself for getting rid of my black combat boots years ago! Boots + pretty dresses needs to be reinstated

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

This is such a great shoot. Every photo tells a story. I especially like the one of the kitty leaping from behind your back.

Mel said...

What a lovely photoshoot, Starr! Your mom looks stunning in that picture, and I love how you recreated your own version of the outfit! I've always wanted to do that with my mom's pictures from the 70s!

MarieBayArea said...

beautiful hat and white muslin slip dress. i love the nude slip too. your kitty is adorable!

Diane said...

Best post!! I really love the idea behind this; this shoot looks incredibly fun.

Midwest Mayhem said...

That hat is absolutely fabulous. Love it.

Miss Madeline said...

Great photo, great hat!

Rebecca said...

I love this. That photo of your mum is brilliant and I love your version. The last three are particularly great.

Anonymous said...

Hey Starr Baby - this is Mom! Love it and as always you look absolutely adorable!

Diya said...

this was on the front page of chictopia (congrats!!!) and I loooove the feeling to these photos. so lovely and vintage feeling.

http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

paulinabelle said...

wonderful photos! i love the prop of the phone in these, and the hat is so stunning!

Natalie said...

Yay for the Alabama thrift store! I think its the best in the country. :)
I just fell in love with your blog! I love it!
Pocket of Presh

avalonne lou summers said...

That petal hat was only 3 bucks??? You are one of the best shoppers I know, seriously... I don't think they have such affordable stuff in San Francisco... I don't know, I guess I don't know where to look... boo! I love love love this outfit, probably one of my favorite of yours, love the setting and photography!

Caitlin Shearer said...

what a great hat!
it reminds me of those old swimming caps covered in petals, which is ace.

Glenda C said...

that hats really fucking fabulous

Archives said...

i am SO jealous of that hat!!! amazing.

fashionforwriters.com said...

Starr, this is the most beautiful outfit I've seen in a long long long long time anywhere! I love that you layered three slips together and the hat is beautiful. I feel so happy coming back to blog land to see these beautiful photos!

xo Jenny

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I love these pictures and the fact that you used an old family photo as your inspiration. Such an awesome idea! :)