Sunday, July 29, 2012



I heart I Heart Daily, the pop culture and lifestyle newsletter so effectively curated it's become a bible for both super awesome teenage girls I want to be and adult industry insiders alike.

The morning they gave my book, My Mom Style Icon, a shout out, the coolest people I know e-lerted me immediately. It was a fat day for my head. 

The next morning, I discovered why I Heart Daily is so beloved: when they heart something, they mean it. 

Co-founder and Brooklyn-ite Melissa Walker emailed two photos of her mom to share on this here site, that darn near inspired me to pitch a second book: mom twins (copyright mine date this second, r with the circle, trademark with a t, jinx, firsties! plus legal mumbojumbo)  

Meet Nancy Walker, one of two identically gorgeous twin sisters. I know census statistics say twins are more prevalent now than ever, but the best-dressed twins were hallmarks of the '70s and '80s.

The photo of Nancy with her sister Marion was taken in Rhode Island in the mid-70's "at my Uncle Vinnie's birthday," writes Melissa.

"My mom likes to say, "I never wore a bikini! I wore TWO PIECES." I don't really know the difference, but apparently it's big. I love how she says she didn't like dressing like her twin as a kid, but she also admits to buying both of these suits, for herself and Aunt Marion, at an outlet in Massachusetts. She did it herself! I love the gold clasp detail and the pattern is perfect (kind of Marimekko, no?)--not to mention the suit's great shape! Also: Matching pixie cuts that were and are so stylish."

Here's another postcard from Bikini beach, courtesy of Nancy. This shot was taken in the late '70s in at Carolina Beach in North Carolina.

"I love the slinky pose and great arm shape my mom is giving here. Plus, the plunging V and backless design of the suit is super chic. I've always loved her perfect pixie cut, and the fact that she's carrying a tiny bucket (likely mine!) just makes the whole scene perfect."
I Heart Nancy.