meet one of our beacon mamas, jenny, and her self-styled daughter, margaret. though their style is definitely their own, the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree with margaret's rocker patch and leather vest. read up on the fashions of our mother/daughter tag team below.
how much of what you two are wearing comes from beacon's?
everything except our skivvies, ha! the leather vest (w/ alice cooper patch...one of margaret’s favorite men) was a gift from my bf, but seriously everything else. even though beacon’s does not buy children’s clothing, i find a lot of items to alter or are small enough for my growing little weed.
has motherhood changed your style?
not very much actually. i've always been a get-up-and-get-out-the-door kind of lady, but running around after a small one can put additional time limitations. you become a much less self-oriented person. i've been in the resale biz for over a decade, so fashion is something i understand and appreciate, but tend to not join the trending frenzy.
margaret is clearly a fashionista. when did you first see signs of that and what was your role in it?
i haven’t picked out mooz’s clothes since the age of 2! i’ve always tried letting her develop her own sense of style by having a wide variety of options; vintage tees, tutus, sports jerseys, “from the grandma”, etc. she’s the real deal. for example, she’s a t-shirt tucker just like her dad. i can’t stand it, but I’m not going to rain on her parade.
what do you see margaret's style evolving into as she gets older?
every once in awhile, she will compliment what i am wearing...kinda like,” good one mom!” i think that she will always be aware of trends, but appreciate personal style as a way of dressing. the teenage years are going to hairy, but i’ll probably get a good laugh here and there regarding her fashion choices. i’m excited to see her further express herself. so far, so good.
photos by chelsea mark s