Style Dad With Care
This Father’s Day we looked to our office at Same Sky to explore some of the most memorable moments that we have shared with our fathers. Same Sky’s office is composed entirely of women, so here we portray those special moments that a father shares with his daughter.
All office members were asked:
What are some of the most valuable times you have shared with your father? And what are some of the most important lessons you have learned from your dad over the years?
My dad has always been my biggest hero. In his eyes I will always be his little girl no matter how old I get. The biggest lesson I ever learned from my dad is that you could never learn too much. The sky is the limit. My father doesn’t watch tv, he reads, and he passed that amazing habit to me. No matter what he learns, or reads, he has always worked hard to achieve his dreams and aspirations and never settled for anything less. But the best thing of all, is that he has never worked hard for himself, but for his family.
-Ramona Selvarajah, Same Sky’s Social Media Coordinator
My Dad and I are both “foodies”. The most valuable times I have had with him are discovering the best foods New England and (sometimes) even Canada have to offer. This has meant jumping in the car and finding the most delicious Chili Dogs, the best hot fudge sundaes and the greatest crispy, equal sauce to cheese ratio, slice of pizza in New England (upper crust in Boston MA)! This being said, the most important lesson I have learned from my father is: When ordering a shawarma, the pita has to be the perfect temperature, and there must be an ample amount of garlic mayo- I have learned, “it simply gives it the flavor!”
-Ariel Lash, Social Media and Creative Development Intern
My Dad has always been my biggest fan and my most tolerant playmate. Whatever the venture, the project, the idea, or the bizarre creation—without hesitation, he assured me it was a masterpiece. Growing up with the father-instilled belief you are a prodigy comes with a lofty price tag… I had evenings of seeing just how many bows + barrettes I could fit in my Dad’s hair—without fail, he would smile eagerly for the post-styling photo op. There were afternoons of blowing up marshmallows in the microwave and frosting them with Tobasco sauce + the occasional sardine—with open arms, he’d take a big bite, swallow it down, and tell me it was the best thing he’d ever eaten. Together we would turn wooden blocks [and our living room carpet] into the Bronx Zoo. Turn a couple feet of snow into an ice castle 6 feet high. Turn a pile of feathers into a Native American headdress… sticks into working bows + arrows. Together we’d turn washed up wooden boards into a full-production Broadway stage. My Dad hand-delivered me a youth full of imagination and relentless creativity. In my adult years, he has taught me to see beyond the literal, to receive people with an open mind, to give others the benefit of the doubt, to appreciate art + the making, to respect nature, to question and to, first and foremost, find peace within myself.
–Caren Carlson, Art Director
My top three… Summer trips to Montauk where my dad, sister and I would always eat chocolate croissants on the porch for breakfast; my first father-daughter fly-fishing trip where I caught my first salmon EVER (never seen my dad so proud) and most recently listening to my dad’s speech about me as a little girl on my wedding day. My dad has always told me to do the right thing no matter what; be humble, honest and grateful. He’s also taught me a thing or two about attending cocktail parties – last one to arrive, first one to leave!
-Elizabeth Long, Director of Marketing and Business Development
I’ll never forget my childhood second home –the firehouse. I would spend hours playing hide and go seek there with my pops. By the time I was 7 I could tell everybody the particular differences between an engine and a ladder fire truck, not to mention I could stop, drop, and roll like a champ. Most importantly, my dad has taught me a lifelong lesson: family first. We have got to have each other’s backs, because if we don’t, who will? Good ole’ Irish mentality.
-Erin Noonan, Copywriter
We can’t think of a better gift for dad than the Same Sky onyx cufflinks made by the women of Rwanda and Zambia. 100% of the net profits from the sales of these cufflinks will be put back into the company so that our African artisans can send their children to school, build homes for themselves, get hot food, and so on. It is the perfect gift to exemplify that special duty a daughter has to style her dad with care.Filed under TRUNK SHOWS | Comments: 0