I remember Mother’s Day from wa-a-ay back in the day when all of the women in the church would dress up and then set it off in hats, fur stoles, and high heels. Their looks were mesmerizing and as eye-catching as any Hollywood movie star’s. Easter was for the children, but Mother’s Day was a woman’s day to shine. I remember the famous, frothy, ice cold frappes served at the Mother’s Day Teas and the Fashion Shows put on with clothes supplied by Evans and Fashion Plate clothiers.
Most of today’s selections are from some of my favorite designers, Donna Karan, Oscar De La Renta, Stuart Weitzman, and Valentino. Evening bags are from the 2012 Louis Vuitton collection. I have to say that while the shoes are elegantly styled, the heel heights aren’t very realistic for all of us. On behalf of Boomacious women everywhere, I’m urging designers to make gorgeous shoes, just like these, in a height that we can wear all night.
Who wants to be the designer to the Boomers? I was able to cull out a few trends that will work for the Boomacious as we strive to remain relevant in a society that still doesn’t get it. Boomers have more disposable income than any generation and maybe we’d spend some of it if we could find a pair of comfortable shoes!