Why This Vintage Photo of My Mama = Beauty Goals
Deirdre Hogan Zahl of Candy Shop Vintage in Charleston, South Carolina shares memories of her mother.
You don’t have to be an exact copy of your mom to learn beauty and style from her. Deirdre Hogan Zahl, owner of Candy Shop Vintage in Charleston, South Carolina will choose style over comfort. Her mother on the other hand is a free spirit, pragmatist. Deirdre learned a few beauty lessons from her mom over the years and shared them with us.
Louise Colligan Circa 1970
In all areas of life, my mom is an interesting combination of a free spirit and a pragmatist. For example, my parents were both writers, and a few years after they married, they quit their jobs to go backpacking through Europe. I love that both my parents are unconventional in that way. Mom’s heyday was in the sixties and seventies, so it’s no surprise that she’s very bohemian and all about natural beauty. I, on the other hand, always pick style over comfort—especially when it comes to shoes. Mom has been known to come knocking at my door when she needs dressy heels for special occasions, and lucky for her, we wear the same size.”
—Deirdre Hogan Zahl
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
“Skin care is a priority for both of us. This mask gives my skin such an amazing glow that I can forgo base after using it.”
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Hermès Eau des Merveilles
“My mom’s signature scent reminds me of fun nights out as a family. I want my perfume to have the same happy effect on my daughter.”
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Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Serum
“Just like my mom, after removing makeup at night, I load up on moisturizing cream and antioxidant-packed serum.”
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Mac Lipglass in Clear
“We both aim for our makeup to be natural-looking, and I love this clear lip gloss because it adds a great shine to my own lip color.”
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Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
“I used to sneak into my mom’s makeup drawer and use her Maybelline mascara before I was allowed to wear it. Now, I buy that pink-and-green tube myself.”
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