Photography: Maya Elious
This weekend was awesome.
Mom, Dad and Maya (my sister who took these fantastic photos) came into town for my grandmother’s surprise 70th birthday party. She was totally shocked. When we yelled “Surprise!” she started crying, then we all started crying. Well, at least I did.
My grandmother is one of those women who has a presence about her. She’s chill, but when she opens her mouth you listen. She loves jewelry, make up, perfume and all things feminine. She’s really a classic lady. I got to play in her jewelry box later on that evening and let’s just say, she’s got style.
I’ve always been a firm believer in wearing black on other people’s birthday so they get the shine. But black does not have to be boring. And sometimes, when you do it right, your all black look unknowingly becomes a classic.
This post is dedicated to my grandmother, Laura, who taught me that being classic is always in style.