Mara. San Rafael, California. October 2014.
Fashion Shot: Tiphani Palmer
As pretentious as it may sound, my clothing tells a story – I remember each piece and it brings back a memory. Most likely, because I get excited when I find something cool..whether it’s at a fancy store, a flea market, Goodwill or my Mama’s closet. Because everyone is trying to replicate my style (ha ha), I get asked frequently, “Mara, where do you shop?” – it could be more, “Mara, where do you shop!!!” – the answer is everywhere..I don’t usually have an intention to buy clothing or accessories, it happens when I’m just out in daily life.
What i’m wearing in this photo is an example of my “multi-faceted” approach to fashion. This sweater, knitted by my mother in the 1960′s is one of my favorite sweaters. And it happens to be “in” right now..I love that it’s fitted and has a preppy/hippie vibe – like I should be laying on the quad at Andover, watching my friends play Rugby. The bucket bag was purchased at a thrift store in Aspen for $25.00. I remember that day so well, as I spotted this amazing find and made sure no one else beat me to the “bucket” bag. The boots, although a little big, are Miss Sixty purchased at a local consignment store in Marin County, awesomely named Sax.
Fashion is fun, unique, creative and deep – every time I wear this knitted sweater, I picture my beautiful mama with her long brown hair, and gorgeous lashes in the 1960′s knitting this sweater -a sweater that one day her daughter would wear. See? Fashion bridges generations.
Fashion Notes: Skirt: Zara, Boots: Miss Sixty, Jewelry: beaded bracelet: Emporium Miami and earrings and bangles: Shandi Levy Jewelry, Sweater: My Mama, Handbag: Dooney&Bourke circa 1980′s and Aviators: Polaroid