Looking For Mumma

As a child I looked up to our mum's innate sense of style.

Now that she is gone, I still look back and am ever blown away at her natural sassiness.

I loved the way that she wore a headscarf.

I tried to replicate her memory.

Mumma didn't have any magazines to look up latest looks. No internet to try to stay a la mode. It just ran through her veins and her being. It was effortless.

Photos by Pon
Silk scarf from Liberty.


  1. Hitomi Kato-moore16 March 2011 at 11:16

    OH MAMA :O it really suits you and you look a smaller headed version of Mama :) Try a white turban plllleeease too

  2. the nyanzi report16 March 2011 at 20:00

    Some people are just born with it. They don't have to try.

  3. This is a beautiful tribute to your Mumma. Xxxx

  4. I got tears in my eyes, because I know what you mean. It is a way to stay close to her, even though she is not here in person. I sometimes try to smile as much as my mum did, something that is not so typicallly me (I'm the murky daughter, LOL), but she wore her smile so effortlessly.
    ps. you look gorgeous (but you always do)

  5. You are so beautiful here! I'm always so intrigued at how fashion and style managed to circle the globe even without tools like the internet. There was a fantastic blog that looked at fashion and ethnic minorities through the early 20th century in the USA (I really need to track it down again).

  6. What a beautiful post. The scarf looks great on you. Wonderful of you to replicate your mum's memory. She sounds like she had an amazing sense of style.

  7. Thank you Penny.

  8. Yes! You hit the nail right on the head with your points.

  9. Aww Birkie. My mum was a smiler too. Not I. I am all sulks and pouts and frowns.


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