{Timeless Style} Jane Meryl

Confidence can take years, even decades to get just right. “As a teenager I was totally insecure because my sister always looked better than me,” says FOF Jane Meryl. “I used to wait until she left for work and raid her closet.” Today, Jane has come into her own style, one that she feels good about. “I call it ‘sophistiphunk;’ hip but comfortable, a free spirit yet very down to earth. And it’s important I always look approachable.”

“It was my Sweet Sixteen, April of 1967 at a restaurant on Fordham Road in the Bronx called Hillmann’s. I remember my mom getting up on a table and singing “Let Me Entertain You,” lifting up her dress and showing her red girdle. My friends made me a stupid hat from the gift wrappings that they said I had to wear. Most of my gifts were sweaters and my mom was constantly telling me to smile.” —FOF Jane Meryl

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3 Responses to “{Timeless Style} Jane Meryl”

  1. Bubz says:

    I would be happy to do this at some point. Can’t say I am completely up to date with some of the nneucas, but maybe that is a good thing.I read your other post and noticed I hadn’t linked to you, so done. Hope you can make your ton.

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  2. Katherine from FabOverFifty says:

    Hi Cynthia! Yes, those dresses are fabulous!

    I love the look of this photo–the faded edges and the date (SEP ’67) printed along the side. Such nostalgia…

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  3. Cynthia says:

    I love the sherbet colors of the dresses – and the hair.
    I was 7 years old then, and my mom is from the Bronx. She often talked of Fordham Road.

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