On this day that I love so much I always think of my own mother, who truly taught me how to love so selflessly. She is the epitome of a true Southern lady, with grace and charm. If I can be half as giving as she has I will truly have set a wonderful example for my own children. This picture has long been one of my favorites. It was taken several years ago before I was a mother, shortly after I was married. It was taken with my sisters & mother not long after she finished treatment for breast cancer & I think it shows her true beauty. There is a true happiness that glows from it that I can feel anytime I look at it.
Another Southern lady who touched my life is my grandmother. That is where my true passion for fashion was born & bred. I can remember all of the costume jewelry & silk scarves she kept in drawers. As a child I was enamored by them. It was like a treasure chest! I wish so often that my own daughters could have met her. She was an elegant lady that always dressed & always wore lipstick.
Here are a few more moms that epitomize grace, charm, & beauty.