I came across this book in an effort to find something fun and quirky to send my mom. Instead, I fell right into it, and decided to keep it for myself. There is something addictive about this book. -- NPR"A heartfelt fashion history that honors the women who raised us - and the fab photos of them make you hope chic might be genetic." --Today.com Piper Weiss's "My Mom, Style Icon" will remind you -- shocker! -- that your mother had a life before you came along. In fact, she may have even been fashionable.
--Washington Post"Charming...Chock-full of snapshots of once-young mothers in beehive hairdos, and suede vests, "My Mom Style Icon" is a celebration of vintage fashion and the youthful spirit that inspired it."
--New Yorker Books Blog
"Our analog society is increasingly becoming a distant memory. But [this book is] nudging us to celebrate a time when photographs were arguably more candid and pants were considerably higher-waisted."
--Los Angeles Times
"The result is a heartfelt fashion history that honors the women who raised us - and the fab photos of them make you hope chic might be genetic." - Today.com
"A sweet homage to maternal chic." - AARP the Magazine
"Every once in a while, a book comes along that makes you smile and laugh and sigh all at the same time. My Mom, Style Icon, by Piper Weiss - published by Chronicle - is just that book." - Alabama Chanin
"Is there a better Mother's Day gift than telling your mom you think she's a style icon? Scoop one up for your mother, or just keep it for yourself when you need a little sartorial inspiration-from the woman who always knew best, no less. " -Blackbook magazine
"It's perfect for mom because it's an ode to moms everywhere and how they have influenced fashion... It's sure to be a coffee-table favorite."" - AOL
About the Author
Piper Weiss is a humor and culture writer, as well as an editor. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.