Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giveaway alert: Benefit Cosmetics + My Mom Style Icon book

Moms do beauty well. This is not a generalization, it's a fact. They practically invented make-up. Our generation just took some of the work out of it. Miss June Miller, mother of Benefit cosmetics co-founders June and Jean Ford, who was featured in my Lucky MMTSI column in (appropriately) June, inspired her beauty guru daughters. We had a cool idea to partner up and offer two copies of My Mom Style Icon along with their new chacha tint lip and cheek stain which makes beauty touch-ups a lot faster than mamma's make-up routine.

Folks in the US can enter to win the giveaway (ending 7/27/11) by commenting on this here post and answering the following question: what's your favorite makeup tip from mom? The winner will be randomly selected but I still want your mom's advice.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mickey blue dress

Kelly Cooney Cilella, of Los Angeles writes:

"The picture is of my mom (in blue) and her mother-in-law/my paternal Grandmother (in red & white). The photo was taken in Florida on a family trip around 1977. My mom Mickey has always had fabulous style. At the time of this photo, she was raising four kids all under the age of 8 or 9, yet she still managed to put together a look worthy of Style Icon status. The woman knows how to accessorize. A year or so after this photo was taken, I was born, and shortly-thereafter my mom was diagnosed with breast-cancer. Every year on my birthday, she tells me that I’m the reason she’s still alive. She made a promise to herself that she would see me turn sixteen. I am happy to say that she has been in remission for over 30 years. She has seen all 5 of her kids graduate from college, marry amazing people, and start having children of their own. She is the proud grandmother of 13. And today, as she turns 68, she is still the most stylish woman I know."

Happy Birthday Mickey! You're an inspiration!