June 20, 2010

Where I got my Style

This week an adorable young woman asked me this very question and it made me think. I am not sure there is one explanation of where style comes from. My mother didn't have extraordinary style that I know of, but she died when I was young. My maternal grandmother had a style but I am not sure I liked it. I never really thought of it before but my father had style. He wore seersucker, white bucks and all the sartorial elements of classical style with some flair. He started a hat collection in high school and continued it even though hats sort of went out with JFK.

So it is a Happy Fathers Day today to my father, who was quite an individual thinker, which is part of real style.


  1. hum says:

    My mother said he was prince of a man.

    June 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM

  2. Megan Papay says:

    My paternal grandmother, who I did not know very well. I see pictures of her now and wish someone thought it was important enough to keep some of her dresses and accessories. She wore big bold costume jewelry...would out Kate Spade to shame :)

    June 21, 2010 at 8:22 AM

  3. Unknown says:

    lovely and endearing.

    June 21, 2010 at 1:38 PM

  4. MARCY CARMACK says:

    Kathleen and Erin, thank you. Megan, how fabulous she must of been. Big and bold is best! xx

    June 22, 2010 at 12:32 AM

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