My Grandma has always been a fashionable lady. She’s not your normal, orthopedic shoes kind of grandma. She’s the get-my-furs-we’re-going-out-designer-shoe-wearing kind of grandma. This fact was made even more apparent on a recent trip home where she let me go through her closet and take out pieces that I could (potentially) sell for her/keep for myself. She’s kept things from every decade. Things that she loved and invested money in… ya know, those quality pieces that you never let go of? Well, the time finally came to clean house and she parted with several things (not before telling me stories of when and where she wore them).
I kept a few things for myself and sold the rest. But, before I did, I had Joa Jean take some photos of me in them. (Thanks Joa!) I plan on sending the photos to my Grandma along with big fat check soon. It got me thinking that maybe I should hold on to a few pieces in my closet for future generations (I’m lookin’ at you Sting T-shirt).
I had a lot of fun with this stuff. Strangely, the thing that I thought was the silliest of the bunch ended up being my favorite. Plaid jumpsuit! Who knew…
(And I just need to say that if I look super awkward in these photos… it’s because I am. Modeling is hard. Default pose—just look down. I’m much happier behind the camera…)