by Amy Wicks
photo: Steve Eichner/WWD This afternoon, I snuck away from New York Fashion Week madness to meet up with Julianne Moore, (aka, one of the most gorgeous actresses on the planet) to talk about her new book, My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me--and of course fashion.
Now, I could go on and on about how nice she is or how she's living proof that you can have amazing skin at any age (if you stay out of the sun!) but we ended up dishing about her new book, fashion and um, her dislike of selfies, during a Mamarazzi-hosted lunch at the 21 Club in Midtown Manhattan.
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In her children's book, Julianne uses her own experience of having a mom from Scotland to talk about what it's like to grow up with a parent from another culture. Here's an excerpt on her mom's style:
"You may not understand the clothes my mom wears every day. Sometimes she wears WEIRDER clothes for special holidays. My mom gave me a dress she loved. She had it when she was small. I wore it almost every day. Until I got too tall."
Julianne told me everything she knows about fashion she learned from her mom. "There isn't one thing in particular that I can point to because she taught me it all," she said.
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One item Julianne holds especially dear is a kilt from her mom, who died four years ago. When Julianne had her own daughter, she passed it on to her. "She wore it for a while but they are heavy and wool and very foreign looking!" she said. Now, Julianne is saving that kilt for the day when her daughter has her own children. Isn't that sweet?
Speaking of her daughter, she started talking about monitoring her Instagram account (she's only 11). It seems that Julianne only has one pet peeve when it comes to social media. "Enough with the selfies," she said. "No more!"
Do you have any clothing items that have been passed down in your family? Can you relate at all to Julianne's story, of growing up with a parent from another country? Discuss!
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by Amy Wicks