Sunday, February 27, 2011

SFW Street Style: Mama Q

Mama Q exemplifies the stylish woman in her '70's.
Who better to attend Sacramento Fashion Week with me than my premier style maven, my Mama Q? Seen posing here for the paparazzi (ok, it was just me, her daughter with her trusty Canon Rebel Xsi) my mamacita was stoked to be attending her first ever fashion show. We dolled up, sipped pre-show cocktails at Ella's and had a blast. 

Mama Q is a perfect example of ageless style. Turning 70 this year, Mama still loves to express herself in her way of dress. Self-taught, Mama Q sewed her first dress when she was 19 years old; it was for a dance. She used to love going to dances and would make herself a new frock to wear every week. She has had a life-long love affair with color: favoring big bright colors- the bolder,  the better for her, as shown here in her gorgeous cardinal red wool swing coat. Never afraid to try something new, my Mama is less interested in "what's in", and more into expressing "what's inside."

She loves to make her style her own, and if you look closely you'll see added zebra print trim on her pants, and blouse. Everything but her shoes come from second-hand shops. The shoes were a recent purchase she bought to use as her walking shoes for her recent trip to Turkey.  Mama Q  LOVES to travel and is pretty much game for any adventure that strikes her fancy. Maybe that's the secret to looking young- an adventuresome and cheerful spirit!

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23 comments:

feministified said...

I LOVE this!!! Ah-dorable, Mama Q!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

; )

Sara said...

Gorgeous, like her look!

Please may I? said...

She looks stunning. Glad she enjoyed it.

X x

sacramento said...

Mama Q looks like your older sister. Perphaps one day I will be able to get a good hug from her. Wish, wish, wish...
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Polka Princess said...

Your mama looks as stylish as you Bella! And she sure doesn't look like 70.......glad you guys had a great time!! :)

Veshoevius said...

Nice to meet your Mum - I love her red coat - my Mum used to sew too and I learnt a lot about clothes from her!

Vintage Vixen said...

Your mum is fabulous! Great genes, obviously! xxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love Mama Q...you are lucky to have a relationship like this with her where you can go out and have some fun! Tell her she looks rockin....

Ofelia said...

Bella, you are blessed with fabuluos fashion genes. Mama is very stylish and I agree with her phylosophy that what matters is not "what's in", and more into expressing "what's inside."
Mamacita es una inspiracion!

Ofelia said...

Bella, you are blessed with fabuluos fashion genes. Mama is very stylish and I agree with her phylosophy that what matters is not "what's in", and more into expressing "what's inside."
Mamacita es una inspiracion!

Marta said...

the most stylish Mama ever!!!! :o)

any2ndnow.com said...

LOVE Mama Q! Yay for stylish mommies in their 70's :)

The Elegant Bohemian said...

WOW! Red is her color! I love that she wears what she likes and that she adds her own touch to things....there's lessons in her style!! ~Serene

My Heart Blogged said...

Your momma looks great. I would have never guessed her age. I love the little zebra detail. I hope to learn to sew. My sewing machine, and I have a love/hate relationship. The tension is all messed up on it. :(
My Heart Blogged

Terri said...

She is 70?! Amazing! Admiring the swing coat and the shoes. Want to hear more about her trip to Turkey!

Misfits Vintage said...

GORGEOUS!!! Oh I am so jealous! How wonderful that you and your gorgeous Mama went to the show together. I LOVE her coat!

Sarah xxx

brookemeagan said...

Mama Q owns it! You two beauties are a force! The ability to effortlessly express your inner world in style clearly runs in the family. I love the way she added the zebra trim. I feel inspired!! xoxo

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Sheila said...

What an amazing inspiration your mama is! I love those shoes - what a sweet heel.

Leia said...

That's your MAMA? Wowee! Now I know where you get your creative original spark from! She's fabulous! And did you say she's turning 70?! She looks so young and stylish and awesome. Thanks for sharing your fabulous mother with us!!

Leia

Lee said...

Oh.. I like Mama Q.. she is gorgeous
Now I know where you got this fabulous confidence from...
Lee x

jill815 said...

I love that you featured your mom! How is it that your mom (and you) are so young looking? Please, it's time for a beauty secrets post!

Laura Connell said...

Vivienne Westwood says all the best street style is worn by people in their 70s. Your mom's just coming into her fashion prime!

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