My mom and my aunt both taught me to love fashion at a young age. Their love of clothes started at an early age as well. In high school, they were called “the Vogue sisters” and my mom never lets me forget that she won “best-dressed”. While both women are still very well-dressed, it was my aunt who took and still takes the most fashion risks and that always intrigued me. I remember being in awe at the confidence she had wearing whatever the hell she wanted even if everyone else in the family poked fun at her for it being a little out there. I wondered what it was like to be so secure in your style that it didn’t matter what anyone else thought, and so, as I grew up and eventually started working in the fashion industry, I tried to keep her level of security in her personal taste in mind as I developed my own.
To this day, I am constantly reaching out to her asking for advice on a purchase, sending her links to things I think she would like, and vice versa. In other words, she’s still got it. Often times she will show up wearing something she’s seen in a Who What Wear story, or she will be carrying the latest It bag to which I scream at her in jealousy for. Since I still admire her style as much now as I did back then, I decided I should dedicate a story to her so that you all could get a peek into her personal style via her current shopping wish list.
Ahead, enjoy my 57-year-old aunt’s wishlist du jour and read her comments on why she loves (and I mean truly loves) each. I would be lying if I said she didn’t buy many of these items as we worked on this story together, so if I were you, I would buy your favorites before she takes them all.