For my American readers, Happy Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday hands down; spending time with family, and eating good food.
So this is my 500th post! Whoohoo! I was trying to figure out what I would do for this milestone, when the idea popped into my head after getting a visit from my aunt. Here's how it went down.
When the Boston Globe feature
came out, in my excitement, I called my aunt and left her a rambling message. I thought for sure that she would call me right back, but nope. Nothing.
She came over for lunch the following Saturday. I kept waiting for her to say something but nothing. After 1.5 hours, I cracked.
"Did you see it?"
"See what?" She responded in Haitian Creole.
"The Globe feature!"
"I saw it." Please note there was very little affect in her voice at this point.
"And," I prodded.
"It was nice". Her voice did not reflect my enthusiasm.
She paused dramatically. I waited, because I knew it would come. And what would come would not be congratulations, but full-on censure. Then she said, "Why is it you go around taking pictures of perfect strangers and never take pictures of me?! I'm always well dressed."
My mouth flopped open and closed like a gully. "Well," I explained, "I'm looking for something very specific in the picture I feature on the blog."
Then she went on and on. But here's the gist of it. The family is well dressed (very true) and I'm a bad niece, sister, daughter etc... for not featuring them.
So, though the thought may have entered your mind, dear reader, this post is not cheating! This post is to share with you that my interest in fashion and style go back to my home in Haiti.
It was fun to flip through the family albums to see how hip the aunt and aunties looked in these pictures. Since we'll be visiting more aunties over the holidays, I'm hoping I can find more pictures to share with you.
In the top picture, the woman between the two guys is my momma. The other pictures are of my aunties, or taties as we call them.