January 24, 2015

They say the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree. And I guess that’s the case with me and my mom.

My mom is my idol. She is one of the smartest women and uber-talented. She is an incredible seamstress and if she was born in a different time, I think she would have been a top designer. She makes all of her own clothes (so you can imagine what it’s like to buy a present for her)!

She was a model when she was younger. In particular she modeled hats for Mr. John, a famous New York based milliner—who actually made the hats for Vivien Leigh in GONE WITH THE WIND.

I’ve seen a few photos of my mom modeling—but I haven’t thought about it for a long time…until this picture came to me via an acquaintance…at a funeral of all places.

Soon afterwards, I started searching the internet for other photos of my mom. Once I did, I found great shots of her wearing some of the craziest tacky hats. Seems like she always got the hats with all the CHACHKIES on top. Then I began to think…

Maybe that’s where I got my love of putting candy and cookies on top of our cupcakes and cakes. You know, like Alan and I always say: MORE IS MORE.

Funny thing is…I have never seen my mom wear a hat in real life.


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