Ever wish you’d inherited some natural talent or trait that belongs to none other than your mother? Maybe her eyes, her green thumb, or her knack for throwing together a magnificent meal in minutes? For me, it’s my mom’s artistic flair. Take a look at some of these truly fabulous fashion sketches she made when she was studying art in the 1960s.
When I first unearthed these sketches, I knew just where my everlasting love of vintage fashion and design had come from. I adore so many of the details, like the realistic shine of a handbag, the patterns on a dress, and the bouncy bobs and elegant updos. They’ve decorated many an apartment wall of mine throughout the years, and naturally, they’re some of my most-prized possessions.
Girdles, furs, and pocketbooks — these are just a few 60s fashion basics, and according to my mom, that’s what they all wore. While looking through the rest of her sketches, she snickered when she noted the pointy bras, too. So many of the retro styles, silhouettes, and looks us ModGirls love so much were captured here, back when they were current. So cool!
What’s one of the traits or talents you wish your mother had passed on to you?