If you are looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift that is still thoughtful and chic, I suggest heading to your nearest bookstore to pick up a copy of My Mother’s Clothes by Jeannette Montgomery Barron. Within the pages of this one-of-a-kind visual memoir are still-life photographs of the author’s mother’s designer wardrobe, taken both to inspire memories throughout her battle with Alzheimer’s and also as an overall tribute to her style. It is a heartwarming, daughter-to-mother love letter that belongs on every fashionista’s bookshelf. I know that my mother has been one of my main inspirations and this book will forever be a staple on mine.
Just like a familiar song or favorite perfume, our clothes have the ability to transport us to a cherished pastime, even to the point of having a lucky scarf or dress that always seems to bring about good fortune. My Mother’s Clothes is a beautiful reminder of that phenomenon, while also being an artistic indulgence of timeless fashion. Who knows? It may even inspire you to document a pictorial story of your own wardrobe. xoRZ