‘Beauty and femininity are ageless, and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.’Marilyn Monroe

No person will inspire and shape a girl’s sense of style more than her mother. I finally talked my mam around and got her to pose for some photos. My Mam, Mary, would never consider herself as a glamorous person. But I don’t know anyone with a stronger sense of style. To me she oozes glamour, because just as Marilyn said femininity is glamour.

IMG_3169.JPG My mam wears very little make-up that’s why she has such phenomenal skin.

IMG_3166.JPGThis is my Mam’s Classic go-to for everyday.

IMG_3165.JPG Mary has a stunning collection of skirts and this one is no exception.

IMG_3170.JPG The entire look is Marks & Spencers except the cardigan is Topshop. My Mam’s wardrobe is largely four shops, M&S, Banana Republic, Coast and Monsoon.

IMG_3167.JPGMy Mam is a big fan of brooches and stars, this was a very thoughtful gift from Mairin.

IMG_3173.JPGMichael Kors bag. As I child I remember admiring my Mam’s handbags.
While my mam skipped around the kitchen baking I asked my questions…

Q. What wardrobe staple could you not live without?
It would have to be skirts.

Q. What three handbag essentials do you carry always?
Hmmm… My purse, my inhaler and a handkerchief.

Q.Who inspires your style?
I love the 1950’s style of dress and always have. I adore old movies, Doris Day had a fantastic wardrobe in movies like ‘Pillow Talk’ and ‘Move over Darling’

Q. This is funny because I know the answer, what is your go-to high street store?
Marks and Spencer.

Q. If you could only use one make-up brand forever, what brand would it be?
Chanel for Make-up and Vichy for skincare.

There you have it guys, high five for Mary, fair play Mam. Thank you so much for supporting me in every endeavor and crazy ass idea I have. You’re the best!

❤️ Siobhan