My mom, Claire, and me recording our podcast – Photo by Alexandra
My second podcast recording with my mom, Claire, brings me back to my days as an insecure college freshman. My school was the ultimate in prep; a style that was unfamiliar to me. Here I was, having grown up trusting my sense of fashion, for the first time feeling unsure and looking to those around me to define my look. My first school break, I told my mom that I needed something called a Fair Isle Sweater and my darling mother treated me to not one or two, but several, and in different colors. By the end of my freshman year these lovely sweaters were gone from my wardrobe as I began to feel more comfortable in my own skin and see my style return. But I was left with a feeling of love and gratitude for my mother that I will never forget for as long as I live.
Here is more of my conversation with Claire as we talk about Fair Isle Sweaters and growing up …
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