Mother’s Day

By Anusha S., Buffalo Exchange D.C. (Georgetown)

This year I am fortunate enough to spend Mother’s Day not only with my mom, but also with my grandma, who is visiting from Iran. It has definitely been nice having her, and being that she lives 6,500 miles away, I don’t get to see her too often. It has been about 16 years since I have been there myself, so naturally I enjoy asking about ways in which the city she lives (Tehran) has changed over time. Iran is an Islamic Republic, and being so, women are required to cover themselves in public. But that doesn’t stop them from expressing themselves through fashion. With an endless array of colors hanging from the walls in their bazaars, to the beautiful Alborz Mountains, the city of Tehran creates the perfect backdrop for any fashion photoshoot.

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The women in my family LOVE jewelry. A good portion of it (especially gold) we have bought during trips to Iran over the years or were gifts from my grandparents. To this day I still associate the jingle of bangle bracelets to my mom being nearby.

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Now, my Grandma may not understand why I paid money for jeans that already have holes in them, or how a ring that doesn’t fit below your knuckle could possibly become a trend; but her jewelry box is filled with pieces that I can say for certain–will never go out of style.

Happy Mother’s Day!