In celebration of Mother’s Day, Althea chats with mother-daughter duo Ginny Bazis and Sasha Patil. Ginny and Sasha share memories, favorite style moments, and laugh together about their only fashion-related fight. Find out which Grammar piece Sasha wanted to “steal” from her mom and other fun stories in the following interview:
Althea:What do you admire about your mother’s or daughter's style?
Sasha:Wow, these questions are going to be good. I bet I’ll cry at some point during this. My mom has a really great eye for art because that was her background, so she likes some of these “witchy” things that are unique. I'll see something in a store and think “Oh my mom would wear that.” Her style is “witchy” and kind of "Stevie Nicks," which I really like. There's also a lot of super nice artsy qualities to her style, too.
Ginny:Wow, Sasha’s style. She’s always put together and is certain about what she likes. She’ll look at something and be like, “That's what I want.” She’s very clear about it, even for a variety of styles. She's gotten a lot more casual since quarantine.
Althea:Haven’t we all. [laughs]
Ginny:Yeah, I know, but she still pulls it together and looks put together. She’s a little bit anti-athleisure—she’s not an athleisure kind of person. She’s just always put together and sleek.
Althea:Can you think of an outfit from your past that you loved, or that you really enjoyed wearing?
Ginny:You know, I got really thin at one point and it was glorious. This was long before Sasha was ever thought of [laughs], and I remember I had this really dark green clingy top and this pair of black jeans that were perfect. I just felt so good in that outfit. I remember that it was very plain and very sleek. Sasha would have worn that kind of thing. That was a very short period of my life, but I remember feeling wonderful.
Sasha:I have to say my iconic red coat is my favorite piece. The thing I like most about it is that my mom was with me when I saw it. We walked into, I think it was Alice and Olivia, and I was like, “If I put that on, it's going to have to be mine. I know it.”
Ginny:See! She always knows.
Sasha:And I knew within two seconds. I put it on and thought “Oh boy this needs to happen.” So we got it. It's lightweight and I can only wear it one to two weeks out of the year when it's 60 to 65 degrees. I like to wear it with a t-shirt and jeans to elevate a simple outfit with this huge statement piece. I can pair it with any neutrals and it makes it look like I'm a fashion forward person that's going to Fashion Week even though I'm literally just wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers.
Althea:I like that both of your stories were about pieces that just make you feel really good. I think that's so important.
Sasha:It's the most important thing. I mean, isn't that the whole point of fashion—to put something on that makes you feel good and then you go out and live your life? A good outfit makes you feel better—you're just confident and loving everything.