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My Mom, The Style Icon: The Book

As much as you might hate to admit it, there was a time, most likely before you were born, when your mother was hip. Maybe even chic. New York’s Piper Weiss was so inspired by her own stylish mother that she set up a website devoted to the concept.


As much as you might hate to admit it, there was a time, most likely before you were born, when your mother was hip. Maybe even chic. New York’s Piper Weiss was so inspired by her own stylish mother that she set up a website devoted to the concept.

It turns out, there are so many once-fashionable mothers out there, that Piper now gets over 100 submissions a month and is compiling a book of the best photographs. My Mom, The Style Icon will be published next year and Piper is now taking submissions.

The website itself is a humorous but positive site filled with real-life-yet-retro inspiration. Piper takes special pride in providing a site that people can relate to. “The focus is of celebrating what she was like as a person and not event as a mom, but as someone who was stylish and had fun and lived a really full life,” Weiss told the LA Times.

There’s still time to volunteer your mother as a style icon. Was your mother stylish enough to cut it?

6 Comments

  1. English Rose

    January 25, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    ooh such a great idea,

    my mum was, and still is the chicest person I know – i steal her clothes ALL the time!!

    thanks so much for your wonderful comment – apologies for the ridiculously late reply!

    Stay safe and chic darling,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

  2. English Rose

    January 25, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    ooh such a great idea,

    my mum was, and still is the chicest person I know – i steal her clothes ALL the time!!

    thanks so much for your wonderful comment – apologies for the ridiculously late reply!

    Stay safe and chic darling,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

  3. ediot

    January 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    ah no i dont hate that fact. i love that fact. my mum was really chic too.. well– how can mums not be – growing up in the 60s-70s.. ahh the best time..

  4. ediot

    January 25, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    ah no i dont hate that fact. i love that fact. my mum was really chic too.. well– how can mums not be – growing up in the 60s-70s.. ahh the best time..

  5. piper weiss

    January 26, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    i love your site too! thanks for spreading the word about mmtsi! MORE MOMS, MORE FUN

  6. piper weiss

    January 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    i love your site too! thanks for spreading the word about mmtsi! MORE MOMS, MORE FUN

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