The Style Gallery is a great new way for you to view, love, and share outfit photos. It’s meant to showcase all the expressive, creative, and inspirational personalities of our community!
You can pick up a pair of fashionable jeans just about anywhere these days, but fashionable genes are a little harder to come by. Piper Weiss realized this at a very young age and later decided to celebrate all matrons of modishness – and the heiresses of their hauteness – by creating the website My Mom, the Style Icon. She recently compiled the best of her online exhibit for Chronicle Books, and the product is an eponymous hardbound compendium of the voguest vintage photographs, sassiest sartorial stories, and most outstanding outfits.
Now, ModCloth is taking a tip from Piper Weiss by creating a Tumblr contest that allows you to give props to your mom for her poshness. Did she rock bell-bottoms like nobody’s business? Was your mom a knockout in a miniskirt and knee-high go-go boots? Well, share with us her chicness, and it may just earn you a prize that any mother would be proud of.
Here are the details:
We’ll randomly select two people to win a signed copy of My Mom, Style Icon and one person to win a signed copy of the book, plus a $100 gift card. If you’re one of the lucky prize recipients, just be sure to thank your mother!
Have fun, and good luck!
Looks like i’ll be getting a Tumblr now…my mom is haute 🙂 And I must show her off!!!
I also just got a Tumblr. Then I went and raided my albums looking for a specific photo. Found it!
This is awesome – I was just talking to my mom this weekend about how she influenced my style or how I was just born with her style….I’ll have to get tumblr now ..and find some photos!
When does the contest end??
Hi Colleen! We just updated the post with the date! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 4. Can’t wait to see your photo!
Awesome, thanks! There’s this awesome hippy picture of my mom in the 70s… Now I just need to convince her to let me use it!
So once we add the photo and tags, we’re entered?
Hi Katharine! Yep, that’s all you need to do! You can see all of the contest entries by searching for the tag ModMoms on Tumblr! It’s so fun to see all of your fashionable moms!
are grandmothers eligible too?
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, the post is definitely geared towards “Haute Mamas,” but you can certainly submit a photo of your stylish grandmother if you’d like!
Good to know! My Grandma had awesome style in the 50s!
I instantly thought of my grandmother as opposed to my mom, so I’m glad to hear that.
I just sent in a photo of my mom from 1971 when she was 21!
Just posted a photo of my mom in her early twenties wearing her fabulous rainbow wedges. <3
I have the BEST photo of my Mom in 1970, and have it up on Tumblr now, but can’t seem to figure out how to tag it properly so that it shows up in the #modmoms search. What am I doing wrong?
Hey Suzanne! Are you adding your tag in the â€œTagsâ€ box of the post page? Tumblr automatically adds the pound sign (#) to your tags, so all you have to do is type â€œmodmomsâ€ into the box, and voila!
If you are still having issues, be sure to go to edit, type your tag in the box, and hit enter, so it turns into a little green box, and then save your changes.
I so want to enter this, but my mom’s always been lame 🙁 Ah well, since part of it is random anyways, guess I should still try!
Does it count if my style icon is my mother’s mother??!
Hey, Kelsey! With Motherâ€™s Day right around the corner, the post is definitely geared towards â€œhaute mamas,â€ but you can certainly submit a photo of your stylish grandmother if youâ€™d like!
Could picture be of a Grandmother? My Nana had it going on.
Hi, Shelly! Yes, you’re more than welcome to post a photo of your grandmother.
does it count if our post doesn’t have a our name on top of the photo?
I recently moved so all my pictures are in storage. I would love to enter but good luck to everyone else 🙂
Can you enter without having a Tumblr acct.? I don’t have a phone with those capabilities. Not all of us can afford such things!
You don’t need a phone to use Tumblr, just a computer! You can sign up for a Tumblr blog for free at Tumblr.com. Let us know if you need help!
Wait, do the photos have to be vintage? My mom is still quite fashionable now. (:
I have been meaning to sign up for a tumblr account anyways, so this was good..
Here’s a pic of my mom for my style inspiration:
@Sandra Rinaldi – you don’t need a phone to have tumblr, its just a blog – you can make and access it on your computer.
I signed up for a tumblr two days, too late. poop! I added a first pic of my mom anyway 🙂
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