Sunday, March 21, 2010

Style Icons {My Mum}

Little Red Dress

Today is my mum's birthday so I thought I would do my style icon post on her. As I mentioned when I started this series, these aren't necessarily posts about people I want to look or dress like but those who inspire me nonetheless (although, I do wish Mum had kept some of her clothes!). My mum has always encouraged and supported me - and I know she's proud of me and who I am and loves the way I dress - and been a positive force throughout my life - I often turn to her for advice, sartorial or otherwise, and even if I don't always take it, it's always appreciated.

Here are some (vintage) photos of my fabulous mum, dating from the 60s to the 70s. Some are better quality than others, depending on who did the scanning - most of the colour images are scanned straight from slides, the others are all scanned from prints of photographs.


Mum's 21st (slide)
Mum's 21st, 1970

Glowing mother (slide)

Annie Oakley ain't got nothin' on my mum


Mum on her honeymoon in 1967.

I'm not very good at expressing my feelings and delving into what I call 'mushy' territory but Happy Birthday, Mum! Thank-you for being awesome. I love you.

Andi B. Goode


  1. Awww, how sweet! She's beautiful, and I can see where you got your amazing fashion sense from! :)

  2. ohhh how beautiful! i totally agree with what miss kellie said!
    really lovely images :)

  3. Your mum is gorgeous and I can see where your beautifully individual sense of style cones from!

  4. Aww your mum looks beautiful! My mum lives in jeans and t-shirts, has never worn a speck of make up, and thinks shaving your legs is a form of self mutilation... she can't for the life of her figure out how she ended up with 3 daughters who are so into playing dress ups and being, well girls!

  5. Wow, she looks so great, and you look so alike! x

  6. Your mom is gorgeous, I love her hair and fabulous clothes in these pics! Our moms are the same age- I wish mine had saved some clothes too...
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  7. oh yay, how lovely!! i may have to do a post on my own stylish 'mum' ;)

  8. I know what you mean about wishing your mom saved more of her clothing. My mom had a bunch of 40s dresses (that were vintage in her time). I tease her all the time saying she should have known she would have a daughter who would love vintage, and kept more stuff. In reality, I'm a bigger size she was so I would have been SOL anyways, so that fact makes me feel less sad haha

  9. Your mum is beautiful and has fabulous style! I hope that you had a wonderful day together. I also wish that mine had saved her clothes too.

  10. Awwww, you're most is so immensely gorgeous, happiest birthday wishes to her!

    I'm sure you hear this all the time, two look remarkably similar! I don't look a thing like my mom and have even been asked outright if I was adopted! So it always warms my heart when I see moms and daughters who do look like one another :)

    Tons of hugs to you both! :)
    ♥ Jessica

  11. Your mum is one stylish lady! Beautiful photos x

  12. your mom is so adorable. No wonder why you are proud of her (in various ways). She seems to be remarkable.

  13. this post is all kinds of sweet. i can't believe she celebrated her honeymoon three years BEFORE her 21st birthday! i guess my mom did too... well, two years, but still. times sure have changed!

    lovely photos. thanks for sharing.


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