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."

6 comments:

Sonia said...

So cute! And she looks so happy. I always admire a woman with a flower in her tresses.

Tailoverteakettle said...

What a gorgeous mama!

Elizabeths Attic said...

While you mom was sitting smiling at the wedding I was most probably either giving birth to my son or maybe waiting to give birth or perhaps had given birth as he was born in June 1978... And yes I remember polkadots I had a flowing maternity dress with dots... must be the year for dots.

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Nicole said...

That is one hell of a mustache!

The dress is lovely and the mom is gorgeous!

Moi d'abord et vous? said...

this guy? it's my father!!!
jocking!! but I knew your mother. One of the nicest person I met in 30 years...