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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Notes on a Stylish Grandmother

 I met this wonderful woman and her grandchildren walking down 5th Avenue over the weekend. I asked if I could take her photo and she politely insisted that I include her beautiful granddaughters as well. After snapping a few shots I handed them my card and continued on my photo hunting journey. Later that afternoon I got an email from one of her granddaughters asking if I would send them a few of the photographs. I told her I would send her the photos and  asked if she would send me a few words about her wonderful  grandmother . Check out Ilana's beautiful remarks on her 86- year-old grandmother Beverly below:

Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing my Grandma Beverly knows that she matches every part of her outfit to a tee, from her shoes to her necklace.  Grandma Bev moved to a new, more spacious apartment earlier this year, and on my first visit, she took me on a tour of her new closets. When I commented on how many pairs of shoes she has, she replied, “You have to remember, I’m 86 years old.  It’s not like they’re all new.” 

Over the years, she has collected a closet full of vibrant colored shoes… and two more filled with shirts, suits, and socks to match.  Her look is timeless and her bold taste is truly a reflection of her character… a world traveler, a social butterfly, an avid theater-goer, and a self-proclaimed "city girl."  
But more importantly, she's a caring person whose lively spirit brings people together and is unforgettable to all who cross her path.  She’s a dedicated volunteer at her local senior center, an active member of her synagogue, and the loving matriarch of our family.   She is unique, bold, and bright inside and out, and I hope that at 86, I can look as fabulous as she does and be as wonderful as she is.

26 comments:

Lauren@Styleseer said...

Great story. What a wonderful, vibrant woman!

ALLAROUNDEVE said...

She has that look in her eyes, like she did something naughty :D

Best, Eva Ana Kazic
Executive director of ALLAROUNDEVE

apartamentos en venta said...

It's greats!!! :)

Karen Albert said...

Ari this is wonderful. The remarks by the granddaughter are wonderful; as is the fabulous taste of her grandmother!

xoxo
Karena
Art*by*Karena

Angele Style said...

I was so looking forward to your interview with Bel Kaufman but it did not work when I click on the photo there is no interview? What am I doing wrong????

Marla said...

What a lovely family. Their grandmother is so stylish.

Íris Björk said...

How lovely **

x iris

Kathleen Richardson said...

Looks like Grandma Beverly has passed on her good taste in clothing to the granddaughters.

Seeing her makes me wish you could also show us photos from long ago of each of the lovely ladies (and occasional men) you feature.

The Frankie said...

She's beautiful! Love her style and she is obviously adored by her family. A true mark of success!

The Frankie said...

I meant to add that her grand daughters are also very beautiful women. Great genes!

Kara said...

Am I the only one who thinks this grandma has really got it going on? I love the vibrant colors and seeing her full closet would be amazing. She looks like she dresses well enough to shop at Hot Girls Clothes. She is absolutely fantastic, thanks for sharing!

Juan Fernández said...

Tanto carisma. Que bellas esta abuelita. Gracias por compartir. Quiero transmitirte el espíritu de la navidad en este especial Christmas Decor! Déjame hacerlo. Besos y besos.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Beverly is gorgeous, and sounds like an amazing woman. She's certainly got great style. It's great that her granddaughters appreciate how fabulous she is!

Lisa B near Boston said...

To my mind, what is so striking about "Grandma Beverly" is that she is a very special lady who happens to be old, not an old lady who happens to be special. Make sense? Thanks for sharing, you made my day.

Brant said...

A brilliant woman indeed! How wonderful to be loved so much by her granddaughters. Smiles . . .

Anonymous said...

I am so amazed by her beauty and zest! Wonderful and insiring!

fashionartlover said...

Amazing style bravo very great look dear

fashionartlover said...

Amazing look dear

Dea said...

Wonderful. Fullstop.

KnitNana said...

Oh, WOW! Fabulous - I aspire to be Beverly when I'm 86! And a lovely, supportive family to boot. (where did she get those wonderful argyle socks?)

Anonymous said...

A grandma with style and spirit! And she has passed along those traits to her grandchildren. Just lovely.

Miss Iffa said...

I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! I love what your blog stands for, these stunning ladies are a true source of inspiration. When I hit my old age I hope I will be as fashionable as these stunning ladies! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

Fashioniste said...

what a style!
love her blazer and pants!

xoxo,

fashioniste

Geisslein said...

what a beautiful and heart touching post! greetings from cold germany, geisslein

MJ said...

Wonderfully written. She's beautiful.

Gunn said...

Yes, SHE has style!!

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