I was so excited about the awesome challenge Rimmel London presented us with this month. In honor of Mother’s Day, we were supposed to pay tribute to our mom or another important female figure in our life by celebrating their style and fashion. The idea was to find a vintage photo of my mom to recreate in a modern way…then recreate it from hair, to makeup, to clothes, location and pose (if possible) and take some pictures.
I had a hard time tracking down a picture of my mom by herself, because she was a very hands on mom and was always carting around me and my little bro. The 80s, when I was born, was a time where cameras were big, bulky, and expensive, and digitals weren’t around. If you wanted to take a picture, you normally bought a disposable, which is where a majority of pictures pre-late 90s came from in our household. The photo quality was low and they were kind of a pain to use, after my brother and I were out of diapers and not as “cute” most of the pics from our life were school pictures, special occasions, or from family vacations.
When I was digging through pictures, I realized that my own personal style has intersected with mom’s many times in my life. I took my challenge one step further and put in some pictures of me growing up and looking like mom. When I was younger I had the same haircut as my mom!