1990’s Knitted Beanies are BACK…

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Farmer’s Market fashion. San Rafael, California. Summer 2016.

This knitted beanie is so 1990’s! They were huge and expensive, my grandmother knitted one for me and I still have it. I am predicting that very soon, all the big fashion houses will design these skull caps again and they won’t be cheap…

When I think of my Grandmother Sylvia knitting me the skull caps, it makes me so happy. So much went into this cap, because it was made with love – and a granddaughter who had very specific design ideas and opinions. It wasn’t created in a day, it took time and effort – and I appreciated it so much more.

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Haute Modern Grunge at Drop-Off.

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Marin County. September 2015.

I’m pretty sure when you’re raised in Japan, some secret class is required to learn about style – and unlike Parisians, the Japanese are cool without making fun of us “fat, unstylish Americans”.  I admit it, I’ve tried getting “into” the Japanese mom crew at my kid’s school. What is it about Japanese culture? it’s almost like an entire country is born with a great fashion sense.

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This stylin’ mama, originally from Japan has created a modern take on grunge, with her hair in a loose bun, oversized Jackie-O shades, and ankle length motorcycle boots.

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Blue and black works so well. Try it, and don’t get caught up on old fashion rules.

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Motorcycle boots add a funkiness to anything you wear.

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Don’t Let Mom Jeans Happen to You…

MIAMI MAMMAS

“It was only until I stood on the sidelines of my cousin’s Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities. Even the dads, as horrifying as that vision can be, were also wearing high-waisted mom jeans.” 

Read more of my Piece in HuffPost below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mara-menachem/dont-let-mom-jeans-happen-to-you_b_6994722.html?utm_hp_ref=style&ir=Style

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London Drop Off. Seattle Grunge meets Irish School Boy.

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London. May 2013.

Streets of London and this is certainly great urban style.  So cool, so practical for an urban life.  The dad is a little school boy and the Mum has a bohemian/punk circa 90’s look.. I am channeling Seattle in the 1990’s. Love this!

Fashion Shot: Barbara Menachem Furman