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.