Thursday, March 18, 2010
Back when we had style
I love this picture of David's grandma. I haven't heard a lot about her and what I have wasn't that complementary, but what I do know was that she had style. One look at that awsome hat will tell you that. And she was a frustrated poet, a song writer and a dreamer. I have heard she wasn't much of a housekeeper, cook or cuddly mom type...(sounding too ding-dong familiar) I would have liked to meet her.
But I love the style she put into this picture. When was the last time anyone took a formal portrait? When was the last time we sat in front of a real camera and not someones cell phone. Do we really want to be remembered as a blurry image on someones blackberry?
Back in the day, women dressed up. They wore hats! Now if you wear a hat you are either trying to hide a bad haircut or think you are Brittany Spears. They didn't run out to the market wearing pj bottoms and a U of M sweatshirt. (and a pair of cheap knock off ugs for that dash of style). And they for sure never left the house with out proper undergarments...look, if you need a bra, wear a bra...no one wants to see you being hauled through Walmart by security because they think you are stealing bags of grapefruit in your shirt.
I am speaking to myself too...I am guilty of running to the store in my crappy sweat shirts and pull on stretchy-probably-slept-in pants. I will show my face without any makeup...and we wont discuss the hair issue, not today. When did we loose style? I would hate to think the feminist movement caused this...burn your bra, ok...but not ALL of them. You don't have to be a slave to fashion to have style. Hell, it doesn't even cost much is you got that certain, Goodwill-Thrift Shop eye for detail mentality. C'mon ladies, lets not all end up on the "People of Walmart" website.