Elaine Bethune is my grandmother. She is the most compassionate and vibrant women I know. Do you know anyone turning 85 this year and still volunteering at seniors homes? She brings baking, gives manicures and takes the residents at Oliver Lodge on walks almost every day. Elaine grew up in Saskatchewan; still living in the same home she raised her five children in and she hosts and prepares a three course family dinner every Sunday without fail. She shares stories and shows me old family pictures as well as photos of how the neighborhood used to be and my favorite part of it all - her killer Jam Jam cookies. When I brought up the idea of her doing a shoot for the blog she was apprehensive to say the least. But with a little persistence and help from my Aunt I convinced her. She found the whole concept of getting dressed up for a photo shoot to be funny and kept saying "I'm not a model!" with a laugh and a grin. Not that she isn't stylish to begin with - usually wearing colorful trousers, a blouse and a sparkling pair of earrings - but getting 'dolled up' for a blog shoot is outside her usual realm of activities. She was a great sport and that's why I love her. Let's get to know her...
1. Your ideal Boyfriend’s Closet would consist of: Preppy and Polished, Laid back and Grungy, or Athletic Hiphop?
A suit and tie, I guess!
2. I Love Lucy or All in the Family?
All in the Family. I loved when Archie Bunker would come on.
3. Favorite place in Saskatoon?
River Landing - I volunteer down there. We take the seniors for walks and the scenery is beautiful.
4. What is the best staple piece in your closet?
Casual pieces. I like jeans and tee shirts; they are easy when I'm running around all day.
5. If you’re style was a candy what would it be?
Chocolate Werthers. They are classics with a little something extra.
6. What’s your spirit animal?
Blue Jays. They are colorful and yappy. They used to come to the house in the morning and yap until I fed them peanuts.
What I'm Wearing: DIY Crop Trench (Similar Here), American Apparel Top, Forever21 Pants (Similar Here), DV Shoes, ASOS Sunglasses (Similar Here), Vintage Neckace
What She's Wearing: Vintage Jacket, Vintage Scarf, American Apparel Skirt, ASOS Sunglasses (Similar Here), Vintage Bracelet & Earrings
Styled by Chantal Bethune