Two muses + Two divergent styles = One modern Flashionista
Almost ALL fashion lovers can list with admiration the muses who inspired their personal style. My own first influencers were my mother and Sister Bernadine (my first grade teacher).
Mother favored chic suits worn simultaneously with big brooches and multi strand necklaces. She had a fabulous hat for every bad-hair day between her weekly hair appointments. In her glamorous shoe closet were some silk striped pumps with a matching clutch, which she owned in a blue combo and a fuchsia combo. When she found shoes she liked, she bought them in every color.
She also had a little pair of sparkly silver fold-up slippers that she tucked into her bag for the times her high heels got too painful (just like the Kardashian ladies do today…)
Sister Bernadine wore the same long pleated black dress and white wimple (headgear) every day. Her severe clothing formed the perfect back drop for her two standout accessories.
She wore a BIG cross around her neck that was a statement making pendant for sure. Then there was the HUGE rosary that was attached to her belt and hung past her kness. It swung and jingled wildly when she moved. When she walked quickly, she tucked it into the bodice of her dress to keep it from hitting against her knees and getting tangled in her legs.
What the two had in common was a personal style that let you know exactly who they were the minute you saw them AND the bold accessories that defined their style.
There’s nothing wrong with small and subtle jewelry but my accessory philosophy was formed at an early age and it is decidely NOT delicate! For me it’s big bold jewelry and lots of it!
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