Corinne and Clara

05/06/2012 § 3 Comments

Pictures like this one really make me miss my Grandma.  Recently unearthed and scanned by a cousin, it is of my grandmother Corinne and her little sister, my great aunt Clara.  My mother guesses it to be sometime between 1937 to 1940.  It is such an amazing picture.  Can you imagine how happy I was when I opened this email?

I honestly don’t know where to start, but I definitely love how this picture captures these two sisters and how different they were.  My Grandma, on the left, is all priss, sass and attitude.  You can see it in how she sits, the way she has set her mouth — and then there’s the outfit.  It’s all awesome, but goddamn, those sunglasses?  I want them.  Desperately.  Right now.  On my face.  Forever.  And then there’s my Aunt Clara on the right, casually lounging, broadly smiling, with her beautiful red hair and saddle shoes perfect for kicking around town.  Don’t you just want to sit on the porch with them and read those fashion magazines at Clara’s feet?  I know I do.

If you’d fancy dressing like my glamour-puss Grandma:
Carven Anastasie flip-up (!!!) sunglasses
Stella McCartney Brenta linen jacket
Modcloth Haute Stepper heel
Lanvin turban headband
Modcloth Cookbook Collector dress

For more on my grandmother, head here.

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§ 3 Responses to Corinne and Clara

  • Geoffrey says:

    Mariah – Thanks for keeping the memory alive. Those two were quite the characters, but ladies all the time. 🙂 I miss them also.
    Cousin Geoffrey

  • Kate says:

    Love this photo! I love looking at photos of my grandmother when she was my age, so stylish 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  • Nat says:

    I love the contrast between these two, they both look like they’d be so much fun to spend time with 😀 Thank you for all the ‘nostalgia’ posts, they’re so wonderful

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