photos of the girls by the amazing kelly christine
I want my girlies to be best friends...with every. fiber. of. my. being.
Based on my belief that the more you pressure a kid to do something you want them to do, the more they *don't* want to do it, I try to be somewhat low-key about this desire. But I usually fail miserably.
Usually I tell them (all passionately, with conviction) that sisters are one of the most special, most sacred relationships. I tell them that sisters should be soul mates, confidants, protectors, conspirators, and yes...best friends. I preach it.
I love my own two sisters immensely. They are amazing, inspiring women (not to mention fantastic mothers). They are also identical twins, so they posses a closeness that I can't even begin to emulate in my relationships with them individually. This might be why I'm so wholly and completely obsessed with the idea of Millie and Audrey forging that super sister bond. (Yes, I realize this is veering into therapy territory, and for that I thank you for saving me $125/hour ;-) I owe you guys.)
When I come across super-close sisters in real-life (like the lovely Molly and Sally) or on the interwebs (Heather and Megan are my gold standard for sister love), I am entranced. I ask endless questions, tucking their experiences away to use as future anecdotes for the girlies. And then I put a little wish out into the universe that my girls will end-up with some of that magic themselves one day.
So I'd love to know...do you have a sister, are you close?
Sisters as design partners -- Annette and Pheope creators of the jewelry line Anndra Neen (via Terms of Endearment)
Sisters as soul mates -- the beautiful + soulful Heather of L.A. in Bloom and her equally beautiful + soulful "sissy" Megan of Poem Sweet Poem
Sisters as style icons -- Lou Doillon and Charlotte Gainsbourg (via Vogue)