Sunday, March 28, 2010

Style Icon: Leopard, Lipstick and Fur

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My Grandma, or Gma as I Like to call her, has always been one of my biggest style icons. She never dressed, or dresses, like a typical Grandma. She has a shoe collection that fits in two closets, full of heels ranging from new styles to vintage Candies from the 70's (I only wish my feet fit in size 5 vintage shoes!). Her fur collection would put Peta into a rage. And her collection of vintage chunky rings and bracelets would be the would be the bohemian fashionista. My Gma always wears out together outfits, and more often then not, they are outfits that stand out in a crowd. My grandma has a penchant for chunky rings, heels, fur coats and lipstick. When she gets dressed everyday she has fun putting together outfits. She doesn't merely wear clothes, she wears outfits. I have always admired her style, and the fact that she doesn't ever stop to think what others may think about her style, she wears what she likes, and that is why my Grandma is my Style Icon. I can't wait to celebrate her 81st birthday later today! See you soon Gma!

The outfits fits in these pictures are from the 40's, 50's and 60's. I love them because they are before my time and remind of a time that was very glamorous in my eyes.
My Grandma in a Czech Hospital after she broke her leg sking. I love how happy she looks, the vintage hostipal bed and the fresh flowers of course!
My Grandma and Grandpa's wedding picture. I love her bird cage veil.
My Grandma and Mom while they still lived in Prague.
Finally after years of my Grandpa and Grandma working hard to escape the communist regime, my Grandma and Mom are finally able enjoy themselves in San Francisco.
I love this retro dress. Amazing!
LOve you Gma!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
And I'll be back later with the giveaway winner, and of course a Weekend recap!
To check out my other style icons click here.

14 comments:

  1. Love the pics of your Gma (and I refer to mine as G-Ma too!)

    Can't wait for your recap, hope you had a blast!

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  2. Omg your grandma was stunning! Very jacki-o!

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  3. Wow, your grandma is gorgeous!

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  4. love love love the pix. i wish my grandma had lived in the states so i could raid her wardrobe...

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  5. She's so glamorous! Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  6. ..awww..such a sweet post ..you have very glamorous granny ..I love the 60 and 70 clothes as well , the woman look really lady like back then ..

    I have been in Prague , it's very inspirational city ..I just love it there , the arhitecture , the hills ..just so beautiful ..

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  7. WOW! These pictures are amazing! You come from a long line of stylish and fabulous ladies!! Thank you so much for sharing, your Gma rocks!! :)

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  8. Wow I love looking at these pictures! Now I see where you get your amazing style from. Thanks so much for sharing these with us!

    steph

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  9. Awe you ladies are all so sweet! THANK YOU! I can't wait to share your comments and compliments them with my Gma!!

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  10. What wonderful pictures! She does look like an icon. Thanks for sharing. I too long for that glamor of years past!!

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  11. Such great pictures! I love the way women used to put themselves together...so inspirational!

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  12. Wow, your Grandma has great style! Let her know we all said so too =) I hope she had a great birthday. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet comments. xo

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  13. What a glamourous lady!! Love all the photos, thanks for sharing - I hope she had a fantastic birthday.

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  14. Your grandma is beautiful! And what a story.

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