Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pride

So we made it! We are finally at the 7th sin! Time for some pride! 

I thought I would take this time to brag a bit and show off some things I'm proud of. Last week Raych from That's Chic did a post about her mom's style which inspired me to take the theme of pride and extended it to my family. I have always been emerged in style, art and fashion, since both my parents are artists, my mom was a fashion designer with her own line (Tailfeathers for any So Cal readers who frequented Fred Segals in the early 90s) and my grandmother on my father's side was a coat model, and my great-grandmother (or maybe a great aunt...?) owned a hat shop. So here are the people who have influenced my style since day one and before I knew anything about Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfeld. 
The first picture is of my parents back in their hippy days! Look at all that hair and those bell bottoms! Lookin' groovy guys! Next is my mom and me before...some event...my mom's rocking bright, textured pieces, perhaps showing a bit of her Venezuelan roots in that full skirt (my grandparents are Greek but my mother was born in Venezuela) and me in a short black vintage dress. The third picture is my dad and me on Christmas last year, nothing says holiday cheer like big bows and cable knit sweaters. Next is my parents before a spring wedding we attended last month, my mom wearing a maxi dress and my dad looking dapper per usual. And then, last but not least, a casual pic, polos and jeans and matching orange accessories! 
Here are the founders of our fashion-y family. The black and white picture is my grandmother and grandfather on my father's side (the coat model) in Freeport, NY. On the right is my Greek grandmother (who is actually from Egypt, I know, we're from all over the place, we can't seem to stay still) and me! So many bright colors, she always wore those bold blouses and I...well...I actually can't defend my hot pink, ruffly, sequined ensemble, but I remember despite my mom's pleas I WOULD NOT take it off. 

Moving away from family for a second (although we'll get back to that), I wanted to take this prideful moment to share this project I've been working on with Suzanne Xie, founder of weardrobe.com. The site is really cool and allows people to upload their photos and create a virtual closet "tagging" the clothes they are wearing. You can then look through their closet, pick your favorite clothes and see all the different outfits they wore it with. My job was to create a celebrity wardrobe. I've been working on (and will continue to expand on) Rachel Bilson's wardrobe. There is also one Coco from Coco's Tea Party created for Cameron Diaz.
So check it out! It's really fun! 

The next thing I want to get to on my list is links! I've finally figured out how to add links to my favorite blogs on my page (I think I did it right...) So if you would like to trade links I would be more than happy to! I'm so jealous (I know, wrong sin) of all of you with your links out there on so many sites! Here's hoping to expand my blog a bit!

Okay, to wrap things up I want to show off two of my favorite pictures. 
My mommy looking like the rock star she is while we were lunching out on Balboa Island last month and a polaroid of me as a wee tot modeling a dress from my mom's Tailfeathers line. I guess I was destined to be fashion-y, I had the pout and pose down by the age of three. 

Sorry for the self-centered post. But hey! That's pride for ya!

So that does it for our seven deadly sins theme week! I have a few papers to work on for school so I'm going to take a brief break. Hopefully I'll be back to posting later this week!

Hope you enjoyed this sinful series! 

15 comments:

Sell Out said...

lovely :)

Curlycute said...

You sure made all those seven sins fun!! Pride, I'm really guilty of that one. Love your blog, don't be gone too long.

Jagifer said...

Your week of sins has been delightful, who knew sins could be so charming and so full of fashion. Your PRIDE comes through in everything you do and you should know that you give great PRIDE to those who know you.

coco said...

Sweet post! Such lovely pictures!!!!!

Siljesfashion said...

very cute post! Love the picture of you as a fashion forward todler.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

your mom has girly hippie style I think it's so cute. You have a lovely family, great post and great idea!!

miss hautttefashion said...

Nice blog!
For me I always think about my grandmas when it comes to fashion

Caroline said...

loved this!

Allure said...

What a cool fashion background you have!

jenny h. said...

cute post :)

aschlee said...

Your family sounds great!!!
Good job on the rachel bilson wardrobe too.. she's got great style.

P.S. would you want to trade links?

Miss Woo said...

Wow, your mum defo rocked those wayfarers.

Anonymous said...

You look like a baby Victoria Beckham in that photo. So cute!!

vogued out!!! said...

oh that picture of you, you are too adorable

fashion* CHALET said...

You're such a cute little girl and that skirt (and pose) are FIERCE! ♥