Monday, April 19, 2010
NOT YOUR FATHER: Polka Dots and Moustaches
Genevieve Diorio-Markle recognizes the glowing women in the polka dot sundress as her mom. But she hasn't the foggiest who that guy is.
"Here's my mother, Hope Diorio, circa 1978 at a wedding in Montreal. The man in the photo is some random guest whose name can't be recalled, but I give him points for his groovy moustache."
Back to the dress: "My mom's red polka dotted halter dress is pretty stylish on its own, but it's the accessories that really make this ensemble. Notice the silver bangle worn above her elbow, and the incredibly long chandelier earrings. The icing on the cake, however, is the subtle addition of a daisy in her hair; this was her trademark. Daisies have long been the flower of choice among the Diorio women, beginning with my grandmother, who was married with a bouquet of daisies in hand. True, by the end of the night, my mother's hair flowers were often ugly and wilted, but nobody can deny that she made a pretty unique fashion statement with them."