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Style stop: June Cooper

  • June Cooper STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Cooper's mermaid-topped cane STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • June Cooper STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS


Friday, November 02, 2018

June Cooper’s bright blue hair ribbon caught our eye as she walked across busy Pleasant street in Amherst on a bright October afternoon.

    Occupation: “Retired from many things — or I try to be!”

Fashion education: “My mother, back in the ’40s, was a well-known milliner in Canada. She used to give me all sorts of ribbons to play with, and so I wear a bow daily — and I’m pushing 85.”

Her necklace: “A Hawaiian fishhook, one of the major sacred Hawaiian artifacts, if you will.”

Her cane: “This is my mermaid. She’s my guardian ange;, she’s traveled the world with me.”

Her color-coordinated style: “Oh, you should have seen me a couple days ago, I was an orange pumpkin, and everybody stopped me. I had an orange-and-black vest, hair bow, socks, and … even the undies!”

— Daisy von Furth for Hampshire Life