Monday, April 9, 2012
Laura Kline, and antique linen guru from Los Angeles, shared the photos that just blew your eyes out of your sockets:
"My mother, Jewel “Buck” Stewart Rochester, was never one for fads or trendy things. She taught me—and still demonstrates each day—that good taste is timeless, and good-quality items should be treasured. A great example is the wide, two-buckle, leather belt seen here on her in 1944 when she was a student at Ole Miss in Oxford, Mississippi and which I wore myself in college in the early ‘70s and still have to this day. “Updated classic” was more her style, such as a well-fitted dark suit, a crisp linen dress, smooth, sleek hair and, always, without exception, make-up and lipstick every day—all in all, a beautiful, pulled-together look for her with her slim, petite figure, dark hair and fair skin. Today, at the age of 87, she still never faces a day without being “dressed” and her “face fixed.” To her, good fashion sense and style require mostly an eye for something that not only works well during the passing whims of fad, but also endures as classic fashion itself."